Alabama Fall Preview: Team 2 Evals
The 2018 Alabama Fall Preview is officially in the books and we begin our team-by-team evaluations from our loaded day of action on Sunday at Pelham High School.
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Zyon Smith, 2019 CG, Park Crossing (AL): Smith had a big day and left his mark on the action. The senior was named as one of out story starters from the event.
Nick Bonifay, 2020 PG, St. John Paul II Catholic (AL): One of the toughest decisions I had to make was leaving Nick Bonifay off of my top performer's list. He was a tough out as often times his play was stellar. Bonifay especially shined as a decision maker in the open court. His team benefitted from his pace as he found a comfortable speed for his offense to play in. Bonifay displayed a great feel for the point guard decision while he sprinkled in a few jumpers. - Tai Young
A.J. McGinnis, 2019 SG, James Clemens (AL): McGinnis had an impressive day of action and was named as one of the top performers from the action. Here's what our staff had to say about him.
Ja’Juan Hayes, 2019 SG, Enterprise (AL): If I comprised a team full of guys that I could pen in for production on a nightly basis then Alabama Celtics guard Ja’Juan Hayes would make the cut. Although he owned the corner 3 and finished around the rim, Hayes accounts for more than just points on the board. A quick glance at our rosters made me fact-check his height because he rebounded at a higher rate than a lot of similar sized guards. - Tai Young
Kam Woods, 2020 CG, Pinson Valley (AL): Woods was one of the top performers from the Alabama Fall Preview. Read what our staff had to say about him here.
Frederick Thomas, 2020 PG, Northview (AL): Thomas was very efficient throughout the day with both his shot and ball handling. Often times at camp a ball handler can over dribble or cause wreckless plays but this wasn’t this case with Thomas. The ball popped out of his hands as a few go ahead passes lead to easy points in transition. For whatever Thomas lacked in points he made up with making consistent reads and very few turnovers. - Tai Young
Kendan Maddox, 2021 PF, Pelham (AL): Maddox burst onto the scene with his motor and rebounding. He was named to our story starters segment of the event.
Brandon Glasco, 2021 CG, Pike Road (AL): Team 2 benefitted greatly from Glasco’s efforts on the glass and defensive end. Facing a very tough matchup, Glasco made extra attempts to hold his ground and turn ball handlers defensively. His toughness carried over to the offensive end as well as a few timely screens and rebounds paid dividends. - Tai Young
Corey Bell, 2020 CG, Handley (AL): The combo guard tag was fitting for Handley guard Corey Bell as he had his moments in many facets of the game. More times than not, his decision making yielded positive results for himself and others. There weren’t very many moments where he complicated things, using simplistic moves to create separation from his defenders. Overall, Bell’s play helped peak our staff's interest. - Tai Young
Gray McLaney, 2021 CG, Houston Academy (AL): When Team 2 needed a shot, on more than one occasion Mclaney filled the void. A few tough shots from deep made defenses adjust and scramble to get a hand up. His shot selection was superb as he made the most of his opportunities from behind the arc. One of our coaches eluded to this being our best shooting camp and Mclaney was one of the reasons why. - Tai Young