ATLANTA, GA - The 2021 Best of the South is in the books and our staff has gone through nearly a week full of notes to compile our Best of series from the event. With over 500 teams this time around, The 2021 Best of the South was the biggest live period event for boy's basketball ever.
We take a look at Part II of the top overall performers from the event.
Jefferson McLamb, E.A. Preps, 2022 - This was our second time seeing McLamb and he left off right where he was during the NCISAA Live Period. He has the size at 6-foot-5 and the body to score when he wants. He has a powerful dribble and a strong handle. McLamb uses a lot of spin moves with a crossover to get the defender off-balance and takes it to the rim, hard. He is above-average athletically and does a great job of rebounding and has a quick second-jump. I like the recruitment ceiling for McLamb, he looks to be a guy that is tracking to play at the mid-major level right now. Over the course of the weekend McLamb went for 17 points, 32 points, 29 points twice. During the final day of the event, McLamb poured in 21 points during the first contest and in the second, he had 14 points and 11 rebounds before going to the sidelines with an ankle injury. - Justin Byerly
Colby McAllister, Team Speights AL, 2022 - Colby McAllister has definitely been in a zone at this year’s Best of the South. This 6-foot-3 guard came through with one purpose only, to show all these coaches that he’s ready for the next level. McAllister has given nonstop energy playing with Team Speights AL, he’s definitely been their go-to guy for a quick basket. That is the best quality about McAllister, he’s going to grind from the tip-off to the buzzer. This kid gave every team the business from the three point line. In one of his best games he knocked down six 3s and finished with 29 points and a win over Wisconsin Rap. Keep a sharp eye on this one, he came to Best of the South to make sure no one would forget his name. - D’Courtland Christian
Keivon Hunt, MEBO Team Hood, 2022 - One of our favorite guards to watch, Hunt stands right at 6-foot but can impact the game in so many ways. He is a quick point guard that can create off the dribble, get into the paint and can score the ball. Hunt will always provide some scoring, but what college coaches are liking about him for the next level is his ability to run a team and lead a program. He is a vocal lead guard that provides energy and the ability to dish the ball. His latest offer comes from Will Jones and North Carolina A&T, to go along with Alabama State and Jacksonville State. - HoopSeen Staff
Terrance Ramirez, 3D Empire, 2022 - The left-handed point guard out of Grapevine, Texas came to play this past weekend at our Best of the South. In the big games, Ramirez showed he belonged. In a win over Florida Pro on Saturday morning, Ramirez had 14 points in front of numerous college coaches. He has the tools to translate over to the next level with his ball-handle and his ability to score from all spots around the floor. What was more impressive to our HoopSeen staff was his defensive effort throughout the weekend. He guarded as well as anyone during the event. He holds offers from Arkansas-Little Rock, Cal State Fullerton and Pepperdine. - HoopSeen Staff
DeMarcus Powe, SR1 All Stars(MS), 2022 - On three separate occasions, DeMarcus Powe has proved why he should be a part of the elite players coming out of Mississippi. Powe has a nice swagger to his game and makes smart plays with the ball. His midrange game is top-notch; Powe really likes that fadeaway jumper. He is very swift when attacking the lane; he makes it impossible for any defender to stop him on the move with his quick handles. Powe dropped 29 points in one of his best performances, leading the SR1 All-Stars to a 69-64 victory - D’Courtland Christian