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June 16th, 2015 22:46


Southeast Elite Alabama has been around for several years and has consistently helped place kids at the next level. They make it their main goal to each season to help kids get to the next level. After a productive Spring, eight of their ten players currently hold Division I offers, and the other two are receiving interest from several schools.

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June 7th, 2015 01:49

Sunshine State Team Rising...Fast!

Southeast Elite Florida has really taken advantage of the first half of the 2015 travel season. They made some high major additions to the team this year and it is clearly paying off. They are off to as hot of a start as any 16u team in the country. SE Elite FL has put together a team that has four players receiving HIGH MAJOR offers/interest, as well as several other players who hold low to mid Division 1 offers.

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June 1st, 2015 01:35

Each 1 Teach 1 Making HIGH MAJOR Noise

Each year, Coach Steve Reece and the E1T1 program have a very talented team on the floor. From winning Peach Jam two years ago, to finishing runner up last summer, they always seem to be in the mix at the highest level. We have had the opportunity to see E1T1’s 16u team on a few different occasions this summer and walked away impressed each time.

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May 28th, 2015 23:54

NIKE Memorial Day Standouts

Over the past years, Nike Memorial Day Classic has built the reputation of being the premier event during the Memorial Day weekend. The event was loaded this weekend with over 200 talented teams from across the country. The 17u division was loaded with future college players, and the 16u division featured some of top EYBL teams. Let’s take a look at a few standouts from this event.

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May 23rd, 2015 01:49

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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May 21st, 2015 09:46

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.

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May 20th, 2015 08:41

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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April 22nd, 2015 00:47

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April 18th, 2015 00:30

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.

Unsigned TYPE
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).


April 13th, 2015 16:43


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:
• Tennessee
• Mississippi State
• Memphis
• Troy
• 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:






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