Jamari Wheeler is "Moving" His Way to Success
Very few knew who Class of 2017 PG Jamari Wheeler was before the start of this AAU season. As we are getting the July live period rolling there is starting to become more of a BUZZ surrounding Wheeler. We have spoken to several college coaches lately that have all been asking about this young Point Guard.
Wheeler recently made the decision to transfer about 45 minutes up the road from Suwannee High School to well known, basketball power, The Rock School (FL). When asked about his decision to transfer Wheeler said, " I felt like I would benefit from playing against better competition, and I was confident The Rock would prepare me to make an impact at the next level." With the skill set he has and his aggressive nature you can expect Wheeler to make an impact at The Rock right away.
Jamari currently holds a 3.2GPA and is planning to major in Business in college. He stated that the schools business program would factor into his college decision. Jamari told us some of his goals for the upcoming season was to improve the 16 he made on the ACT to a 20(+), continue to become better on and off the court, make everyone around him better, and be apart of a team that makes it to the National High School Tournament.
To this point he holds two offers , which come from Bowling Green and Tennessee Chattanooga. He has received interest from UF, UCF, Troy, UNC Asheville, Stephen F. Austin, Ohio, Louisiana Tech, Nebraska, Wyoming and a few others.
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ALABAMA’S SOUTHEAST ELITE – A PATH OF EXCELLENCE
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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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).