The third annual Southeast Summer Showcase wrapped on June 2, and with more attendees than ever it takes time to go through everyone’s notes, scour the film, and really assess everyone.
In case you missed it, you can read Part 1 of the reports here.
Here are the second set of notes available from the day of action:
Carlee Clemons (G, 6’1, 2014) Millbrook HS (NC) – What’s left to be said? Carlee’s monster dunk over two 6’8″ players went viral.One of if not the most explosive players at the showcase who had multiple highlght real dunks throughout the day. Loves to attack the rim hard with the dunk on you attitude. Only negative I can say for him is at his position he doesn’t have the shot that he needs to be a total offensive threat to beat you from outside. A good defender who understands he is a slasher and can fly will stay off of him and allow him to shoot from outside.
Ricky Council II (SG/SF, 6’5″, 2014) Northern Durham HS (NC) – Can beat you off the dribble and can beat you from outside. He’s a very good inside out guy. A leaper who is very shifty meaning good at changing directions in an instant, and very versatile. Explosive – almost threw down a dunk from the free throw line and looked like he could have gotten it with another shot.
Zaqwuan Matthews (G/F, 6’4, 2015) Myers Park HS (NC) Last year the athleticism and potential of Matthews was evident, and over the past year he’s become a star wing, able to play above the rim, dynamic and plays with purpose. Likes to run in transition and sees the floor extremely well from the off guard or small forward spot, has great length and really is a player for Division I colleges to be getting involved with.
Daryl Myers (PG, 5’9″, 2015) Fredricksburg Christian (VA) Myers is a wizard with the ball in his hands and is always looking to break ankles with masterful dribbles and a quick step. His added height now makes him a serious prospect who is a highlight reel on the floor, but not just with his ballhandling but in his ability to find teammates on the break. Definitely a player that colleges should be actively engaged in.
Michal Seals (PG, 5’8″, 2016) High Point Central HS (NC) Quick hands and has good body control slashing to the basket; Can finish with contact and likes to push the break right to the rim.
Austin Hatfield (G, 6’1″, 2014) Mt. Tabor HS (NC) Hatfield has continued to improve as a point guard and is a true combo guard, with the ability play the floor general or off of the ball; When playing the point, Hatfield runs the offense, looks for teammates or opportunities to slash to the hoop. Off of the ball, he moves well to make himself an open target and is a knockdown three point shooter who will scorch teams who leave him open.
Coye Simmons (PF/C, 6’7″, 2014) Winston-Salem Prep (NC) A legitimate post presence with bulk to bang in the paint and has good rebounding timing; great at cleaning up the glass, runs the floor well and has great hands; gets above the rim in transition and can finish on the alley oop, Simmons abused the rims several times during the day.
Jalen Gaddy (SG, 6’4″, 2015) Neuse Chistian Academy (NC) Athletic and fast, Gaddy is a player who can be hard to stop when slashing to the bucket. Good length and size for the collegiate 2-guard spot, continues to improve and make an impact on the floor. Good upside to Gaddy’s game.
Charis Fitzgerald (G, 6’2″, 2013) West Gadsden HS (FL) Last year’s MVP returned and showed more of his distributor personality, setting the table for teammates, including several lobs for dunks to some of the event’s high flyers. Fitgerald has great size for a guard and plays eyes-up, can beat his man with the pass or the dribble and his ability to finish at the rim makes him a hard matchup for smaller guards.
Sean Spry (G, 5’11″, 2014) South Rowan HS (NC) Tough, active guard with a high motor who seems to be involved in every play, either with the ball or without. Moves really well without the ball and takes defense seriously.
Austin Collins (G, 6’3″, 2014) Winston-Salem Prep (NC) Collins has a great build and is becoming more and more of a PG, pushing the ball or creating his own shot. Has the athleticism to play either on or off of the ball and is one to watch.
Coming next – Part 3.