Looking back on our season up to this point, there have been a lot of great teams and players who have come through the doors of our events. Now that we are in the first week of summer, it is time to look back on what an amazing spring we’ve had.
Who was the best overall player that I saw on our stage? That’s an easy answer.
Day’Ron Sharpe of Garner Road came to our HoopSeen Tip-Off and inflicted carnage on the opposition. His play has been high-level all season long. That’s not surprising given how he began the travel season. Sharpe and Garner Road beat Game Elite, Game Elite FL, Carolina Pressure and SE United at the Tip-Off. They went a cool 4-0 on the tip-off weekend.
Sharpe has been a trending player all year long on the adidas circuit and that thought should continue into the summer events and eventual high school season. He has an All-American nod from me already.
The future North Carolina Tar Heel is a terrific mixture of strength, fluidity, athleticism and production. Sharpe's passing is next level, too. His coach David West can appreciate the familiar style of play. Roy Williams and staff did a terrific job of locking him up early. We have him ranked No. 17 overall in the class nationally and would expect the composite rankings to soon follow suit with such a grade.
Sharpe is one of the very best players on the adidas circuit and has his Bulldogs ready for a monster July. We saw it coming back in the spring, too.
As we make our way through June, each of these topics will be taken on:
ALL-GEORGIA CUP TEAM
BEST OVERALL PLAYER: Day'Ron Sharpe, Garner Road
BEST OVERALL PLAYER ON SHOE CIRCUIT: Cade Cunningham, Texas Titans
BEST OVERALL NATIONAL RISER
BEST PLAYER FROM ALABAMA
BEST PLAYER FROM FLORIDA
BEST PLAYER FROM GEORGIA: Matthew Cleveland
BEST PLAYER FROM KENTUCKY
BEST PLAYER FROM MISSISSIPPI
BEST PLAYER FROM NORTH CAROLINA
BEST PLAYER FROM SOUTH CAROLINA
BEST PLAYER FROM TENNESSEE
GEORGIA CUP RISERS
SPRING STORY STARTER TEAM
THREE BEST GUARDS: Justin Byerly
THREE BEST WINGS
THREE BEST BIG MEN
I will mix in some more topics along the way and try to have fun with the month of June. Feel free to join the conversation on Twitter. Use the hashtag #HoopSeenSZN to let us know who you think fits the bill for these categories!