Power 24 Notebook III – Aug
Terrance Ford was a standout at the Power 24.
POWDER SPRINGS, Georgia– The Power 24 Showcase wrapped up the back end of the July viewing period. Shoe circuit teams squared off against top independent teams in front of head coaches from Power 5 Conferences. This premier live period event afforded hundreds of athletes the best opportunity to pick up offers. Here are a few players that increased their stock over the weekend.
By: Jonathan Hemingway
Jamichael Davis – AOT Rebels – 2023
Davis was a bright spot for the Rebels on Saturday afternoon. He scored 12 points in a match-up against 1 Family. He can accelerate and create separation with the ball in his hands. The junior’s quick pull-up jumper is a weapon that will serve him well this year at Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe.
Terrance Ford – Nike Team Florida – 2022
There is no substitution for a steady ball handler at the helm for a team. That is what Ford brings to the table for NTF. His sure hand ensures that his teammates get an opportunity for a shot every time down the court. Ford also proved he can get a bucket in a pinch. His accurate pull-up jumper helped him ink 11 points in a match-up versus New World on Saturday afternoon. Yet his biggest value might come on the other end of the court. Ford’s ability to hound the opposing ball handler should not be overlooked.
Juvon Gamory – Smyrna Stars – 2022
Gamory plays with urgency. Never taking a play off, the 5-foot-10 point guard looks to make it happen on every possession. He is the type of player who can change the momentum of the game with a steal and a quick bucket in transition. In a win versus 1 Family 15U Hardin, he poured in 22 points by knocking down 3-pointers and flying into the lane for finishes. Look for Gamory to make noise this season at Wheeler High School.
Khalil Green – Team Dickerson – 2024
Green has been a popular name amongst college coaches this month. With offers most recently from Coastal Carolina and Georgia, Green is a player capable of leading the way for his team. On Sunday morning he notched 24 points in a game versus North Point. His ability to play through contact in traffic is notable for a lead guard his size.
Jahmari Johnson – PHS Academy – 2023
Although the event was littered with 2021 prospects still looking for a next level home, there were a few underclassmen that broke through the static to make a splash of their own. The 6-3 guard is a well-built athlete who has a nose for scoring the ball. What makes Johnson special is the fact that he can be effective at either back court position. He has the vision to set up teammates while also have the footwork and touch to get buckets late in the shot clock.
Trey Lane – 1 Family – 2022
To the untrained eye, Lane is just another role player on a talented team. Upon closer review the 6-2 point guard has a wealth of talent and plenty of tools in his bag. He understands his role and will work to get his teammates open in the half court offense with ball movement and solid screens. Yet his shooting range and ability to put the ball on the deck make him a threat to score if the defense is caught flat footed. An easy comparison for Lane would be TJ McConnell who played his college ball at Duquesne. Could Lane reach that trajectory? It is much too early to say, but it appears that Lane has the basketball fiber that will not be easily discarded.
Asa Newell – 1 Family – 2024
Newell is a prospect that should be on the national radar after this event. He is a 6-9 lefty forward with range. He started the game versus the Smyrna Stars with three straight 3-pointers. He finished the game with 16 points on four long range jumpers. While Newell can stretch the defense with his shooting, he proved to be a mobile athlete who can find the open spot on the court inside and out. This appears to be only the beginning of Newell’s journey with plenty of chapters left to be told.
Jonathan Hemingway has been a National Evaluator for On the Radar Hoops since 2013. He has been involved in the basketball community since 1995 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him at JLHemingway@gmail.comand follow him on twitter @JL_Hemingway.