Exposure Hoops Fest 15u Recap 2015
Exposure Hoop Fest has made its mark on the grassroots scene over the past few years. From May 15th-17th, teams from several southern states competed for the #ExposureHoopFest Championship. We really enjoy coming to this event yearly, as it’s a great opportunity for us to see all of the quality Louisiana grassroots teams.
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Exposure Hoops Fest 16u Recap 2015
Exposure Hoop Fest has made its mark on the grassroots scene over the past few years. May 15th-17th teams from several southern states competed for the #ExposureHoopFest Championship. We really enjoy coming to this event yearly, as it is a great opportunity for us to see all of the quality Louisiana grassroots teams.
Read More - http://mylineageofchampions.com/exposure-hoops-fest-16u-recap-2015
Exposure Hoops Fest Recap 2015
(New Orleans, LA) Exposure Hoop Fest has made its mark on the grassroots scene over the past few years. March 15th-17th teams from several southern states competed for the #ExposureHoopFest Championship. We really enjoy coming to this event yearly, as it’s a great opportunity for us to see all of the quality Louisiana grassroots teams.
Adidas, Nike, and Under Armor all had teams present this weekend, and some of the top Non-Sponsored teams of the south competed as well. I’m not sure if there was another event anywhere in the country that had the amount of quality teams 15u – 17u as Exposure Hoop Fest.
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Schedules, College Coach registration - http://basketball.exposureevents.com/43276/e/schedule
Spring Blooms in Virginia Beach
The 2015 spring evaluation period kicked off across the country and possibly no region featured the type of talent that “circuited” the 7- Cites of Virginia. The LOC Hoops report was there and here’s some of our thoughts relating to the talent-laden Battle of the Best – Virginia Beach:
Florida Versatile Bigs Shine Brightest
Collin Smith (2016 PF/C 6’10” – The Bolles (FL) School; Team Jax Elite, HC Will Jones) and Bamaba Ndiaye (2016 SF/PF 6’10” – The Rock (FL) School; Showtime Balllers 2016/ HC Diana Neal). Both of these 6’10 juniors showed impressive versatility during their play at the Battle of the Best – VA Beach, although it came from two different positions, despite their similarity in size and stature. Smith, a long and broad shoulder post, was most effective around the basket. He showed the ability to execute the high-low post game with teammate Jonathan Dewane (2016 PF 6’8” – The Bolles School). Also, worth noting was Smith’s ability to run the floor, willingly at times. The upside seems to come in his ability to shoot from the perimeter, which at this stage is further along than most dominant low-post players. Ndiaya, while also possessing the height of a low-post prospect, brings a much different skill-set with his frame. Extremely mobile and an outstanding rim-runner, Ndiaya affects the transition game unlike most big prospects. He also has good lateral quickness and when combined with his length makes him a possible elite level perimeter defender. He plays hard on both ends and with a high motor. We expect many inquires this summer for this Baller.
Deas Poised For Breakout Summer
While many of NYC’s most notorious guards have been in the sub-6’4” range, Isiah Deas (2016 CG 6’6”- Thomas Jefferson Campus (NY) HS; Born Ready Elite/HC Hasani Stewart) may be ushering in the New-Age Era of NYC playmaking guards. Deas brings tremendous size to the guard position and a willingness to share the “Rock”. Those two things combined will make him a target among most Division 1 programs, but his ability to consistently make outside jump shots will secure his position among those who compete for championships.
Tarheel State Duo Best At the Beach
During a weekend in which team coaches are looking to establish a team identity and players are looking to establish their own identity, the two can often find themselves in two totally different directions. This was not the case for the Charlotte Nets – Anthony Morrow Elite team based out of Charlotte, NC. A lot has to due with the fact that several members of the Nets are high school teammates. The most important are Jaylen McManus (2016 SF 6’6” – North Meckenberg (NC) HS; Charlotte Nets – Anthony Morrow Elite/ Kerry Stargent and Davion Mintz (2016 PG 6’4” - North Meckenberg HS; Charlotte Nets – Anthony Morrow Elite/ Kerry Stargent. McManus is a long and bounce-fill forward with stylist body control and quickness for his size. Mintz has outstanding size and is a supreme play-maker. The two are also sharing in their attention from college coaches as both list Charleston, Marshall, UNC-Greensboro, Georgia Southern, UNC-Wilmington, Radford and Wofford as programs vying for the services of both. Mintz also noted that additional interest is being shown from East Carolina.
Daquan Lilly (2015 SF 6’6” – Knightdale (NC) HS; UBA (Blue)/ HC Deius Evans) caught the attention of several Division I programs in attendance at the Battle of the Beach – VA Beach. Lilly is a physically gifted wing who attacks the basket and is an outstanding on-ball defender. We don’t expect Lilly to remain unsigned following his showing in Virginia.
Look What We Found……….
Whether it be a young John Wall, a young Demarcus Cousins or a younger Seventh Woods, Lineage of Champions tournaments have become the staple for identifying young talent. This tournament produced Blake Hinson (2019 SG 6’6” – Team Hinson-Showtime Ballers 2018). It maybe premature to mention the young Hinson in the same array of words with the current and potential future NBA stars, but the 6’6” Hinson is just too good not to applaud. If he needs a road map to Division I wishes and beyond, he need only look to big brother Evan. The elder Hinson, while himself a standout basketball player, has already made an oral pledge to the University of Miami (Fla.) as a wide receiver. Blake’s future may include competitive play on the gridiron and hardwood. Only time will tell.
News and Notes: Jalen Cameron (2017 6’4” CG – West Florence (SC) HS shows all the makings of a future High – Major guard. He shows great poise and has a high ceiling from the guard spot. Two-Sport standout Terrell Toliver (2016 6’3”SG – Heritage (VA) HS was one of the more explosive athletes at the Battle of the Best – VA Beach. Toliver will have plenty offers in football and basketball. The Richmond-based Squires Club program has lots of talent from the freshman class to the junior class headlined by Marvin Cannon (2016 6’5” Wing – Highland Springs (VA) HS and Charles Williams (2016 6’4” SG – Millwood (VA).
WILLIAMS EXCITED ABOUT HIS RETURN … AND SO SHOULD YOU!
Glen Mayo (@G_Mayo850)
College scouts and coaches have become familiar with Herman Williams (@HoopinIs_aHabit) over the past two years. The 2016 combo guard used his athleticism and high motor to land him-self on several local and national rankings boards. Currently, Williams is rated the 21st best prospect in the latest LOC Hoops (Regional) Report rankings for the class of 2016.
For an athlete coming from a rural town in the Panhandle of Florida, like Marianna, you face the challenge of being under recruited. Herman is very knowledgeable of this and has taken advantage of opportunities along his way like Exposure Showcases and camps. Joining a very strong Under Armor AAU program - Team Breakdown, has also help exponentially.
Williams got off to a quick start his junior year averaging 27 points per game, 7 rebounds per game, and 3 assist per game. After only five games into the season, Herman suffered a season ending Meniscus tear in his left knee. When we asked Herman the toughest part about hearing the news he stated, “Not being able to help my team win, and my recruitment was just starting to take off.” Williams told us he is taking this injury one day at a time and is EXCITED about his return.
With the start of AAU play being the most likely date for his return, several different programs have been in full force recruiting mode. However, Herman made it clear that he had all intentions in playing with his Family at Team Breakdown. We asked him what his plans were for the spring/summer he responded, “Get bigger, stronger, faster, and kill everything.”
Currently Herman holds offers from the following:
• Mississippi State
• Murray State
• Louisiana Lafayette
Herman was recognized as a Top 20 All Star at our Fall Panhandle Exposure Showcase in Marianna, Florida. Check out some highlights of Williams:
Battle of the Best Atlanta Schedule
Tournament Rules can be found under documents on the schedule page
Battle of the Best Virginia Beach Schedule
Tournament Rules can be found under documents on the schedule page
IceBreaker Day 2 Recap
Lineage of Champions hosted its annual Icebreaker Invitational in Augusta, GA this weekend. Some of the top AAU teams from all over the Southeast chose to start their travel season off here at the IceBreaker. This event features several of the Top 100 players in the country, and also some less known prospects hungry for exposure.
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