#OTRHoopsReport – CoachHemi.com Showcase Feature Performers – April 2, 2014
Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee is proving to be the crossroads of basketball talent in the southeast. The camp roster at the CoachHemi.com Showcase showed to be a balance of players from several surrounding states. In this recap we look at three unsigned seniors who improved their chances of playing at the next level with their play this weekend.
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Cedric MGinnis (Birmingham, Ala.), Wenonah HS – 2014
Coming off another state championship run, the 5-foot-10 guard came and dominated the showcase much as you would expect from experienced champion. The lightning quick guard took control of game play with his ability to slash through opponents and hit jumpers from all over the court. His ability to play both on both sides of the basketball makes him a prospect that should be able to contribute instantly at the next level. His high octane motor on the floor made him the headliner of the camp.
Trevor Banks (Lafayette, Miss.), Lafayette HS – 2014
Banks is the type of player that will attract the attention from a number of college coaches this spring. Standing at 6-6 tall and the ability to play inside and outside of the paint, he possesses the versatility that will make him an attractive prospect at the next level. On Saturday afternoon he showed his abilities to score around the basket while posting with his back to the basket. However, it became evident that he has equivalent face-up skill to match. Look for Banks to be an equally versatile defender at the arc while providing a presence on the glass.
Simon Shafack (Sugar Hill, Ga.), Lanier HS – 2014
What immediately makes Shafack a quality prospect at the next level is his athleticism on both ends of the floor. Standing at 6-4, he is player that has the ability to guard every perimeter spot on the defensive end. His wingspan and foot speed make him an imposing figure for opposing offensive players. On the offensive end, the Georgia native has the ability to slash to lane and finish in traffic. Shafack has shown flashes of being able to knock down the long-range jumper while also proving to be a consistent facilitator with the ball in his hands. If his past progression is an indicator of future success, he will have a very successful college career.
Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. He is also the owner of Coach Hemingway Basketball. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on twitter @JLHemingwayPSB
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