Top Overall Performers at the 2020 Best of the South, Part II

The 2020 Best of the South is in the books and our staff has gone through a weekend full of notes to compile our Best of series from the end of the summer tournament. Today we take a look at some more of the top overall performers from the event. 

Justin Hicks

Jacksonville, FL
Class
2021
Height
6'
School Team
HoopSeen Rankings
National
NR
State
NR

A natural scorer, Hicks can create space between the defender and couples that with a quick release that led to him averaging 18.5  points per game over the weekend at The Best of the South. He is a do-it-all type guard that also averaged nearly 4 assists and 6 rebounds per game. At 6-foot-3, Hicks has the size for the next level at the guard position and the athleticism to go with. He has a chiseled frame that allows him to finish at the rim with contact and he was one of the best passers we saw on the holiday weekend. - Justin Byerly 

Shaqir O’Neal

McDonough, GA
Class
2021
Position
SF
Height
6' 7"
HoopSeen Rankings
National
NR
State
NR

We all know who Shaqir’s dad is, but Shaqir is making a name for himself and has seen his recruitment grow over the past few weeks at our HoopSeen events. The 6-foot-6 forward showed he can knock down shots from the outside, he got buckets off the dribble and around the rim while averaging 5.25 rebounds per game and scoring at a clip of 15.5 per game. He has a strong skill set and his go-to move from the event was his step-back jumper that he knocked down time after time. HoopSeen’s Tai Young had this to say about O’Neal increased progress, “The 6'6 wing has a knack for getting to his spots and can pull out a smooth pull up jumper over defenders. His feel is natural as he shows the experience of knowing which move to use at any given time. His progress has come at leaps and bounds and it will be interesting to see his development going forward.” According to HoopSeen’s Austin Smith, O’Neal is receiving interest from Alabama, Georgia Tech, Northeastern, San Diego State and LSU. - Justin Byerly

Isaiah Jones

Arlington, TN
Class
2021
Position
SF
Height
6' 7"
School Team
HoopSeen Rankings
National
NR

After a dreadful start on Saturday morning, Jones simply had enough and made this event his own. Possessing all the skills of a high major recruit he showed some of those gifts with his 26 point effort in the championship game victory in the 17 and under division. His defensive effort in the finale triggered his offensive outburst. He showed the ability to score off the dribble, hit some outside shots and played with consistent effort we have been eagerly anticipating. Staying focused on the task at hand and contributing in every nuisance of the game keeps him engaged and when this occurs he is the best player on the floor. His size and ball handling skills coupled with his scoring prowess make him a coveted prospect expecting a gigantic senior season. - Andre Whitehead

Matthew Schneider

Murfreesboro, TN
Class
2021
Position
SG
Height
6' 4"
Weight
170 lbs
School Team
HoopSeen Rankings
National
NR
College

The Missouri Western commitment was one of the more productive and consistent players for the weekend. The 6-foot-5 wing was one of the highest scorers on the weekend averaging nearly 19 points per game through his seven games with PSB-Nasheville BW. Schnieder makes it two HoopSeen events in a row that he was named to the top overall performers list. The fundamentally sound wing gets the majority of his baskets getting into the lane and scoring around the rim. Schneider again showed he can rebound at a high-rate for his position, pulling down right at 5 rebounds per game. - Justin Byerly 

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