Senior Showcase: Team 1
Our Senior Showcase was a terrific stage for the 40 or so colleges that came out for the day to see good talent. Here's a look at the players on Team 1.
Jerod Bush, McEachern High School, 5-10, G
A quick, shifty guard, Bush made an impression with his ability to get up and down the floor in a blink of an eye. His speed in the transition game was very good. He made good decisions in the pick and roll actions. Really liked his desire and understanding of how to guard the ball.
Alex Bean, Tri-Cities, 6-7, PF
What a good effort from Bean in this camp setting. He played in the paint with good purpose and understanding of the position. His effort was high throughout the day. A long and athletic post, Bean was very quick to the offensive board. He showed that he’s a good scorer in the pick and roll and does a good job of recognizing what to do after the screen. He showed he could roll to the post, pop out for a jumper. All and all, Bean was one of the top overall big men in the entire camp.
Orry Clements-Owens, Hillgrove, 5-10, PG
A hustle guy to the core, Clements-Owens will always give his team every ounce of energy that he has. His understanding and feel for the game is valuable. Never too flashy, Clements-Owens makes the right plays at the right times. His first step is one of his best weapons.
Devin Evans, Duluth, 6-8, F
FROM OUR TOP PERFORMER STORY: We said coming into the camp that the 6-foot-7 forward from Gwinnett County would be one of the most intriguing players in the camp and judging by the conversations from the college coaches, that was certainly the case amongst the evaluators. Evans is one of the more intriguing players in the Southeast. The athletic forward has a frame ready for college. He’s at his best in the transition game. Adept at passing, Evans was a tough guard because of his ability to move the ball all over the court. He’s more prone to face up and score than he was to post up and go to work in the post. Sometimes gets too caught up in trying to be a wing when his best basketball is played inside. I don’t think he always plays to his strengths. Overall, Evans was one of the most versatile players in the camp.
Darius Garcia, Shiloh, 6-1, G
A strong and quick guard, Garcia plays with good speed from end to end. He is a slasher and a good finisher at the rim. Garcia created well for others and knew how to kick out to the wing after he drove hard into the paint. He was one of the most energetic players in the field and that carried over to his teammates. Garcia made his teammates better in the camp setting.
Brian “BJ” Knight, Peachtree Ridge, 6-5, SG/SF
FROM OUR TOP PERFORMER STORY: Knight was one of the best passers in the camp. He was always looking ahead and say plays before they came to fruition. His overall feel was one of his best strengths on Sunday. The 6-foot-5 wing is a good three-point shooter with a man’s body and a great feel for the game. He showed that he could score inside and out throughout the camp. Outside of the game, he was very aware and locked in to coaching and instruction. We loved his attention to detail. Knight was one of the most coachable players in the camp. Love his character.
Justin Perry, Kell High, 6-4, G
Quick release shooter, Perry can be a go-to perimeter player at the next level. He’s a confident scorer who can get microwave hot on offense. Perry has good size for a scorer and could really become a problem as a paint scorer, too.
Elijah Snelling, Mays, 6-1, CG
A quick guard with decent ball-handling skills, Snelling did a nice job of picking his spots to make an impact. He’s a good shooter from deep off the bounce.
Jefferson Stepp, South Forsyth, 6-4, SG SF
Always ready to shoot, Stepp found his spots in the offense to be open and ready for the perimeter shot. He’s square in his release and ready to fire when called upon.