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HoopSeen/Be The Beast Always Live Showcase Top Underclassmen, Part I

10, Aug 2020

HoopSeen/Be The Beast Always Live Showcase Top Underclassmen, Part I

As is the case most HoopSeen events, our underclassmen group of teams and players was impressive. Let's look back on the guys who stood out from the class of 2022 at the HoopSeen/Be The Beast Always Live Showcase. 

Malique Ewin

Lilburn, GA

Class
2022
|
Position
C
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Height
6' 8"
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School Team
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
4
State Pos. Rank
1

Malique Ewin of Team Huncho was one of my favorite underclassmen to watch this weekend. The class of 2022 big man imposed his will in every single game I watched him play in. Standing at 6-foot-9, this kid already looks like a physical specimen. With his size, it is impressive how versatile he is. I watched him lead fast breaks, dish out flashy dimes, knock down jumpers, and finish at the rim with a soft touch. I did not see anybody that could stop him from doing whatever he wanted to do once he got the ball on the block. Ewin probably had a total of 20 dunks this weekend, at least. He currently holds offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Xavier, and Virginia Tech. I feel like this kid is somehow still under the radar. With the summer he has had, look for his recruitment to pick up even more in the coming months. - Brianna Patton

Deante Green

Swannanoa, NC

Class
2022
|
Position
PF
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Height
6' 8"
|
National
94
National Pos. Rank
19
State
3
State Pos. Rank
2

This weekend, Green was a guy that just got it done every game. He averaged right at 12 points per game and 4 rebounds per game. He showed that he can score on the inside against players with more bulk or can step outside and on a few occasions knocked down some shots from beyond the three-point line. Green is our #1 prospect in the North Carolina class of 2022 rankings and he showed why this weekend. He holds high-major offers around the country and has a Zoom meeting with Georgia and Texas this week. - Justin Byerly 

Jazian Gortman

Columbia , SC

Class
2022
|
Position
CG
|
Height
6'
|
School Team
National
75
National Pos. Rank
9
State
NR
State Pos. Rank
NR

South Carolina’s next up already has offers from in-state schools Clemson and South Carolina. He wants the ball in his hands and one of the quickest first-steps we have seen in a while, Gortman is hard to guard in the half-court set or in the open floor. What also stands out is his rebounding ability for his position. He grabbed a total of 10 rebounds in his two games on Sunday. - 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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