As always, the Best of the South was a stage for the next wave of talent to showcase their skill set. Here is round one of our top performers from the 15 and under division of the Best of the South.
Luguentz Dort, SG, Brookwood Elite, 2018: The first question that comes to mind when watching Dort play: He’s just a rising sophomore? The 2018 Quebec guard has a rare combination of size, strength, speed, and skill that will make for a very special prospect. He did everything he could to put his stamp on games at Best of the South: he scored it from multiple levels, rebounded, handled the ball, and defended with tenacity. He will have a lot of high major coaches very interested in him and rightfully so. - CW
Danny Butt, SG, Louisville Magic, 2018: The other half of Louisville Magic’s impressive backcourt, Butt also showcased a very good skill set at Best of the South. A big guard, Butt showed that he can run a very solid point as well as play off the ball. Where he really stood out was passing the basketball. One of the best passers in the field, he knows how to look off defenders to find his teammates for scoring opportunities. He also has the ability to drain the deep ball. This could be a name to remember. - CW
Darius Days, PF, Thunder Struck, 2018: Pound for pound, there wasn’t a more impressive producing big man in the 15U division than that of Days. The burly 6-foot-5 forward was a monster on the glass and good for 21.6 points a game. That lead the 15U division for the event. Once the ball hit his mits, he didn’t let the leather go. Days is strong as they come and played like a seasoned big man. He did everything in the paint. If he continues to grow, we could be looking at one of the best post players in Florida. — JY
Steven Fitzgerald, PG/SG, Louisville Magic, 2018: Part of a very talented Louisville Magic backcourt, Fitzgerald emerged as one of the better 2018 prospects at Best of the South. He possesses a very good skill set that allows him to handle and shoot the basketball very well. With that skill set comes some very sneaky athleticism and leaping ability. Fitzgerald is very smooth with the ball in his hands and has the looks of a very promising prospect. - CW
Khavon Moore, SF, Atlanta Xpress, 2018: Moore’s game screams versatility. There are times when you see the long 6-foot-9 wing on the block and there are other times when he plays the point forward and is a primary ball handler. A big time matchup problem, he affects the game on both ends of the floor. My favorite part of his game might be the way he can distribute the ball. He has good basketball instincts and a savvy for the game. As he continues to develop, he will be a very special player to watch. - CW
Evaluators: Carter Wilson (CW), Justin Young (JY)