17U #BOTS Top Performers: Super Six
The 2017 Best of the South was loaded with anchored by big time games from big time teams with big time talent. We have a long list of top performers from this year’s event. Today we start with the Super Six from the action. Meet the most trending players from the field.
Vernon Carey, Nike Team Florida, 2019 - Carey did a great job of showing why he is so highly regarded in the 2019 class and has a chance to be an impact player at the next level and beyond. Gifted with a versatile offensive arsenal, the rising junior can score with his back to the basket or facing up from the mid-range. Carey will also be valuable on the defensive end with his ability to switch while guarding the pick-and-roll. He drew a handful of five-second violations, something very impressive from a big man approaching 7-feet tall. - Garrett Tucker
Khavon Moore, Nike Team Florida, 2018: Simply put - this was the best I’ve seen the Macon, Georgia player play in the years I’ve seen from him. Moore did just about everything for Nike Team Florida and took great pride in his match-up against Zion Williamson. Moore is one of the best passers in the class and he had weapons to spread the rock to. He averaged nearly 20 points a game, was a force on the glass, a terrific passer and defender from start to finish. Two coaches watched him the most - UGA’s Mark Fox and Mercer’s Bob Hoffman. - Justin Young
Nelson Phillips, Warner Robins All-Stars, 2018: You could make an argument that the Warner Robins native finished the season as the Most Outstanding Player at all of our combined events on the season. The 6-foot-5 aggressive wing may have saved the best for last. He averaged 22.3 points a game at the Best of the South and was one of the best wing defenders in the entire event. Georgia State and Troy watched every game he played. So did coaches from Iowa State and Texas A&M. - Justin Young
Emmitt Williams, E1T1, 2018 (pictured above): Outside of Zion Williamson, there wasn't a more explosive, more physically intimidating player and rim destroyer than Emmitt Williams at the Best of the South. He played up to his reputation as one of the premiere entertainers in the country. Williams is one of the most competitive players in the class and true workhorses. He's a marathon player and rarely takes a play off. His work in the paint should be counted amongst the best we've seen in the South since we've been running events seven years ago. Williams didn't disappoint throughout the week. - Justin Young
KJ Williams, Da House, 2018 - there wasn’t a more trending big man at the event then KJ Williams. The athletic 6-foot-8 4 man showed off an intriguing game throughout the week, headlined by some big double-double performances. Williams displayed the ability to shoot the ball from three, as well as put the ball on the floor and be a versatile mismatch for other big men. While it's still early, he has already become a high priority post prospect for several mid major programs. - Garrett Tucker
Zion Williamson, SC Supreme, 2018: What else can you say that hasn’t already been said about the most unique player in prep basketball? He’s freaky good. He’s freaky athletic. He’s freaky strong. He’s freaky quick. We know all of this already. So that’s why we wanted to pair him against some of the best in the game. His 37-point, 7-rebound performance against Emmitt Williams in front of the standing room-only crowd was one of the best single game performances of any player this entire season. Williamson knows that he’s the main attraction every time he steps onto the floor and he does a tremendous job of trying to deliver each time out. - Justin Young