There were a number of talented young players at the 2020 Bama Jam. Who stood out to Justin Young in from the 2022 and 2023 age groups. This quartet really caught JY’s eye.
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Davis was an eye-catcher with his talent-rich PSB Elite Nashville 16U team because of his ability to stretch the floor with his shooting touch. He was a dead-eye sniper from three and caused problems for the field because of his size. There weren’t many teams at the 16 and under level that could step out and guard him on the wing as a three-point threat. The 6-foot-7 Davis seems like he’s on the cusp of a jump in talent and confidence on the court. Keep a close watch on him over the next 12 months. He’s got the tools of a forward that translates well in today’s game for players with size.
When I first saw Johnson in action, I immediately thought of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Lou Dort. Johnson is powerfully built and knows how to use his strength to his advantage. The Team Caroll Premiere 15U guard is going to drive the ball right into the defenders chest and put his man on his heels. When he has the position advantage, Johnson then unleashed his offensive weaponry. Like Dort, a player that I loved at this same age level when he starred at our Best of the South, Johnson was one of the toughest players to guard in the 15U division. There is so much to like with him.
Shannon was one of the best overall players in the 16U division and yet somehow continues to be in the sleeper category in the state of Georgia. The athletic and active 6-foot-4 wing always brings it on the HoopSeen stage and we saw a lot of the same intriguing stuff that we saw from him on our Preview camp stages. Shannon is a dynamic rim attacker with good size and bounce. The Game Elite Blue 16U wing made his living at the free throw line at the Bama Jam and was one of the premier slashers in attendance. Perhaps he’ll be slowly removing himself from the sleeper category to the legit prospect category now.
We saw Woodard at the start of the summer at our HoopSeen Summer Academy camp and he showed us the shooting touch that we admired at the Bama Jam. His length allowed him to see over the top over the defenses that flew at him. When he was open, he buried the buckets from deep. Woodard and his Tri-City teammates battled hard throughout the event and didn’t back down in the spotlight.