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HoopSeen/Be The Beast Always Live Showcase Top Overall Performers, Part II

11, Aug 2020

HoopSeen/Be The Beast Always Live Showcase Top Overall Performers, Part II

The HoopSeen/Be The Beast Always Live Showcase was the best event in the nation over the weekend with college coaches from every level watching it from coast-to-coast online. We've polled our staff on their top overall performers from the weekend. We continue our look at the class of 2021 picks. 

RELATED: Part I | Top Story Starters | Top Underclassmen

Mannie Harris

Camilla, GA

Class
2021
|
Position
SG
|
Height
6' 2"
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National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
13
State Pos. Rank
5

Harris is too good of a player to not be talking about him more. That’s a fact. The AC Georgia guard has All-League potential for a mid-level school. Harris, who plays at Mitchell County (GA) HS, is a multi-faceted player and one of the true breakout guys of the strangest travel season in my career. Harris very good. We saw him put together a resume over the course of four games that justifies such praise he’s getting here. He's a good to great scorer. He’s a good shooter. He’s a dialed in defender. He has a nose for winning plays and when we drill it all down, he just makes decisions that puts his team in a position to win a tough ball game. So, let’s talk more about him. In our final summer rankings for the year, you’ll see how we feel about him here at HoopSeen. - Justin Young 

Jalen Breazeale

Greenville, SC

Class
2021
|
Position
PG
|
Height
5' 10"
|
School Team
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
10
State Pos. Rank
1

The Upward Stars organization always has some of the best guards from the Southeast on their roster. Head Coach Curt Wheeler does a great job of developing his guys and 2021 guard Jalen Breazeale is the next one for the program. In the two games that Upward played on Saturday during our HoopSeen/BetheBeast Always Live Showcase, he scored 24 points against AC Georgia and 18 points against Team Curry in a win, respectively. He is wried to score and has a knack for coming off screens to get his shot off and is quick enough to blow by defenders. A product of multiple state championship program Dorman High School (SC), Breazeale is a winner and those are the type guys that succeed at the next level. As of right now, Breazeale has an offer from Presbyterian and has been in contact with Iona, Northeastern and Western Carolina. He has taken virtual visits to Northeastern and Iona and is has a zoom meeting scheduled with Northeastern soon, - Justin Byerly

George Pridgett, Jr.

Roswell, GA

Class
2021
|
Position
PG
|
Height
5' 11"
|
School Team
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
37
State Pos. Rank
7

I wrote about him after watching him in action on the first day of the event. Here’s what we have to value more - consistency. And Pridgett is just that. He has been good every game I’ve seen from him this travel season. The class of 2021 guard was a top 20 scorer, a top 5 assist man and top 15 in steals. Pridgett is quick and fearless and getting better and better. There is a value to his game that should translate well to a college program, much like what we’ve seen from other good Georgia guards who have picked the right level. Pridgett could be next in line with regards to that kind of conversation. - Justin Young 

Daveon Thomas

Bishopville, SC

Class
2021
|
Position
SG
| |
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
12
State Pos. Rank
6

The 6-foot guard was one of the new names to add to your college prospect list for South Carolina. Thomas has the ability to create plays with the ball in his hands and was one of the better on-ball defenders that we saw on the weekend. In the two games Upward Stars played, Thomas averaged 15 points per game  and also totaled 5 steals and 4 assists in Upward’s two games. Thomas has offers from USC-Upstate and Presbyterian. - Justin Byerly


Justin Young
Editor-in-Chief

Justin Young has been the editor-in-chief of HoopSeen.com since 2013. He manages the day-to-day operations on the site and in conjunction with our national and regional events. He was the national basketball editor for Rivals.com and a contributing editor at Yahoo! Sports. Young has been earned numerous awards for his work in sports journalism, including the Georgia Press Association Columnist of the Year. His Justin Young Basketball recruiting service has been in existence since 2002 and worked with over 300 schools from all levels. He is the director of HoopSeen Elite Preview camps and our national Preview camp series. 

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