The Atlanta Jam Notebook from @JustinByerly
SUWANEE, GA - Day two of The Atlanta Jam is in the books and was an action-packed Saturday at Suwanee Sports Academy. We take a look at some guys that played their way to the Top-Performers list, a breakdown of a North Carolina HoopSeen Association team and more.
Everybody Wanna Be Like Mike
Mikie Henderson from Carolina Pressure Basketball put on one of the best performances of the weekend against D. Favors Celtics in the last game of the night. The 5-foot-8 junior guard dropped 36 points including making six three-point shots. The lightning quick guard out of Alexandria (VA) St. Moretti was super in his final game of the day. He delivered the ball on countless occasions for easy lay-ups and baskets around the rim and when he wanted, he got into the lane and made baskets. Henderson was able to break double-teams and full-court pressure by himself, he defends and he has a superb handle with the ball. It was fun to see a guy below 6-feet score almost 40 points. Through two games on Saturday, Henderson scored 60 points.
Unsigned Senior Show
BANG UP unsigned senior Dana Woodley was the most athletic prospect I saw today at The Atlanta Jam. The 6-foot-5 wing out of John Marshall (VA) High School destroyed the rims any chance he had. His head is almost at the rim when he attacks the basket and is cleared for take-off. He scored 26 points for BANG UP in a 20-point win over Team TMP Teal this afternoon. Our Editor-in-Chief, Justin Young wrote about Woodley back in late January,
“The long-armed guard was actively engaged in every contest he competed in here at The St. James NIBC Invitational with the Blue Magic/John Marshall (VA) team. In the Sunday morning game against St. Frances, Woodley was an efficient 7-11 from the floor en route to 19 points and 7 rebounds. This was the second straight game where he provided a major spark of production for his team. Woodley, per Verbal Commits, has an active Division II recruitment. His play, however, could justify a deeper exploration from other schools. The 6-foot-5 forward just gets the job done.”
Woodley should attract some more college programs after his performance this weekend at our Atlanta Jam.
PSB-Charlotte Has Some Pieces
The PSB program has been one of the top independently run organizations in North Carolina for quite some time. The Charlotte version of Pro Skills Basketball is a member of our HoopSeen Association and this was our first time seeing this today. We left impressed.
Shane Fernald, Lake Norman Christian - The big man who plays for one of the most talked about high school teams in the country, was strong and steady today at The Atlanta Jam. Fernald uses his strength and his footwork to secure position in the paint and when he receives the ball goes up and either scores or gets fouled. I really was a fan of Fernald and his intensity throughout the game. In a double-overtime game against Core 4, PSB-Charlotte Head Coach Dan Larkin drew up a play to get Fernald a look in the post and it ended with a basket and the win.
JaQuava Propst-Allison, Providence Day - The junior guard is tough and he fights through contact and finishes. He is a capable shooter from outside along with being a good passer. Propst-Allison is smart, makes good reads with mis-matches and a solid inlet passer. In PSB-Charlotte’s loss to Griffin Elite, he scored 13 points on a variety of different shots and showed he can knock down the long shots. I like his ability to break down defenders and make plays happen in the paint.