2015 Fall Preview Team 3 Evaluations
We had a full day of hoops at the 2015 Fall Preview and will spend the next two weeks unloading player evaluations from the camp. We’ll go team by team and unload our notes from our staff. Today we dive deep into Team 3.
Amari Beacham, PG, Miller Grove, 2017: Energizer bunny type of player. His motor was never in idle and wanted to run every chance he could. His footwork was good and he shined on the defensive end of the floor.
Demierre Black, SG, Hillgrove, 2017: Looking for a breakout guy in Cobb County this season? This 6-foot-2 guard could be your guy. A good natural scorer, Black showed why he could make a significant jump in production this season at the camp. Black is a scorer and can do it from different levels on the floor. He’s at his best en route to the iron and plays with a good pace. Keep an eye on him this season. Hillgrove is no stranger to winning and producing guards that can fill it up.
Tyshaun Crawford, C, Griffin (GA), 2017: There was some whispers coming into Saturday about the big man out of Griffin High and Crawford lived up to the positive vibes as he battled down low, ran the floor, and cleaned his area on the glass. There still is a distance to go with Crawford has he must touch up on his body and become more explosive within traffic in the paint. However, the hands on the big man are like Velcro; he snatches and possesses everything that he touches and has soft touch on hooks over his right shoulder in the paint. There have been no offers dished out to him, yet the potential for a load of quality programs to get involved with the big man in the coming years is promising as more become accustomed with the junior center out of the Peach State.
Al Durham, SG, Berkmar, 2017: Major standout this weekend in Suwanee. Great size and versatility in the backcourt who can play all three spots on the perimeter where he shoots it well with his feet set, can playmaker for others, and also defend. A definite high-major guy all the way with more upside added onto him because of his consistent mindset and quality jumper. Read more about him HERE.
Kenton Eskridge, PG, Tucker, 2017 (pictured above): He has an experienced and mature game for a guy with two more years to play at the varsity level. Eskridge is built like a senior, too. He’s a bullish floor general that defenders struggle with at this level because of his natural strength and physical stature. Eskridge will be a trusted on-court player for the always-tough Tucker squad this year. A prerequisite for that role this: toughness, fearlessness and court savvy. He checks all three boxes and showed that off at the camp on Saturday.
Darrell Evans, PG, Griffin, 2018: The 6-foot-2 guard showed flashes of why his high school coach is high on his potential this season. A nice two-way guard, Evans is fast, athletic and gritty as all get out. Offensively, he’s still quite raw and developing his jumper will open things up for him, we actually think he has potential to become a high-level defender because of his speed and footwork.
Joshua Faulkner, SG, Berkmar, 2016: Really good first step on the attack to the basket who doesn’t shy away from contact at the basket. Tough and aggressive is the name of the game where he also displays the ability to play some lead guard whenever needed. Has gotten much stronger since last Fall Preview camp and he’s playing with more confidence.
Beyuan Hendricks, PG, Baylor (TN), 2019: Incredibly fast and skilled, the long 6-foot-1 guard made several plays that forced our staff to look through the roster book to find out who he is. Hendricks is a play-maker and a nice shot-maker. When he starts to bulk up, he’ll be able to attack the rim with more production.
Shawn Ohuabunwa, PF, GAC, 2019: The 6-foot-4 forward gave a nice first impression at the camp. Longer than his size, Ohuabunwa was a presence on the defensive end as a shot-blocker and alterer. He’s a solid post presence on the offensive end and got a lot of work done with the pivot and up and under moves. Naturally strong, it will be interesting to watch his game evolve with a high school weight program. We liked how he passed and ran the floor. If he grows into his length, we could be looking at a fine player within the GAC system as a four man.
Evaluations come from a collection our staff of 12 coaches, four HoopSeen.com writers and two on-staff college coaches.