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2019 All-HoopSeen Team: Independent Teams

8, Aug 2019

2019 All-HoopSeen Team: Independent Teams

With the travel season in the books, we wanted to roll out superlatives for the year. Our HoopSeen team voted for our MVP, top underclassmen and 1st team All-HoopSeen for independent teams and shoe-sponsored teams. All of the selections must have played on our HoopSeen stage at some point of the year. 

Today we unveil our All-HoopSeen team for independent programs. 

Isaiah Adams

Jacksonville, FL

Class
2020
|
Position
SF
|
Height
6' 6"
|
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
13
State Pos. Rank
3

Production. That is what Isaiah Adams brought to the floor every time he suited up for Team Parsons. He can hurt the opposition in so many ways and Adams did that on the HoopSeen stage from March until July. Another strong attribute for our HoopSeen staff in his game was his ability to stretch the floor. The southpaw consistently made shots from the outside. Adams’ recruitment really picked up after The Best of the South, landing offers from Murray State, UCF, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Nevada, Drake and Mercer. - Justin Byerly 

 

Javon Benson

Columbia, SC

Class
2020
|
Position
PF
|
Height
6' 8"
|
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
3
State Pos. Rank
2

One of the most skilled forwards to play on our stage this season, Bensons play kept the attention of programs throughout our Atlanta Jam. Every game brought a new move as we all looked to peel back what seemed to be a multi-layered prospect. Mid-major programs have prioritized Benson for some time, and now that South Carolina has offered in the past week, more high majors are sure to peek into the Carolina forward. -Tai Young

Kario Oquendo

Orlando, FL

Class
2020
|
Position
SG
|
Height
6' 4"
|
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
14
State Pos. Rank
4

From a sheer entertainment standpoint, no one shined more at our HoopSeen events more than the powerfully built guard from Florida. Oquendo was a top performer on every stage he played on our HoopSeen circuit. Oquendo was one of the toughest players to guard in the Southeast and he’s always good for catching a body in the open floor or in traffic. Oquendo proved himself as one of the finest prospects in the class of 2020 on the HoopSeen circuit. - Justin Young 

 

Keishon Porter

Pinetops, NC

Class
2020
|
Position
SG
|
Height
6' 5"
|
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
12
State Pos. Rank
4

If I am a college coach, I want a guy like Keishon Porter on my roster. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard can play multiple positions on the floor and can defend. He is sneaky athletic and proved his biggest question mark coming into July was a non-factor. Porter showed throughout The Best of the South that he can consistently knock down shots  out to and beyond the three-point line. His athleticism is there. His ability to attack off the dribble is there. His toughness is there. Now coaches can see that his shot is there. - Justin Byerly 

Kelton Talford

Great Falls, SC

Class
2020
|
Position
PF
|
Height
6' 6"
|
National
NR
National Pos. Rank
NR
State
5
State Pos. Rank
3

Talford was an easy selection for our staff as we watched every detail of his story unfold over this travel ball season. From our HoopSeen Tip-off to the Best of the South, Talford carried his unit as programs from across the southeast lined the sidelines to watch his development. While the forwards can often be overshadowed in this guard dominant game, Talford created his own path and made sure that people took notice. Winthrop, South Carolina State, Western Carolina, USC Upstate, Maryland Eastern Shore and Presbyterian are some of the programs that offered along the way - Tai Young


Justin Young
Editor-in-Chief

Justin Young has been the editor-in-chief of HoopSeen.com since 2013. He manages the day-to-day operations on the site and in conjunction with our national and regional events. He was the national basketball editor for Rivals.com and a contributing editor at Yahoo! Sports. Young has been earned numerous awards for his work in sports journalism, including the Georgia Press Association Columnist of the Year. His Justin Young Basketball recruiting service has been in existence since 2002 and worked with over 300 schools from all levels. He is the director of HoopSeen Elite Preview camps and our national Preview camp series. 

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