SEBA All-Star Shootout: Most Versatile
MARIETTA, GA – SEBA, Billy LoPresti and crew were back at Pope for another of their superb Showcases last weekend, this one the All-Star Shootout featuring a large turnout of sophomores to seniors.
Enough standouts for 3 parts, we look first at guys who showed off the kind of versatility and position-flexibility that college coaches love:
By: Keith Agran
Damoni Harrison, 6-5, SG, Archer, 2022
Here we go yet again for Harrison as recognition of his vast skillset is becoming a very regular thing, such a matchup problem for most guards in attendance with his size and ability to go power or finesse in a heartbeat, gets to the rim like a forward but handles an offense like a true PG and that’s likely where he’ll be at the next level, and in all the hype that is his greatest value at 6-5 as he can be so many things and guard so many spots he remains one of the true steals in the ATL-Metro.
Cayden Charles, 6-3, SG, Allatoona, 2022
It’s well documented in scouting circles how his profile has skyrocketed off of a tremendous summer with SEBA FCI Warriors, you see him in spurts do things that only an athlete of his caliber is even capable of both in the open floor or as a jack of all trades around the basket, with great length he has quickly added top defending to his resume as he has shown an ability to guard beyond just the backcourt with a crafty IQ on that end and terrific hops, the deep shooting has come miles from this time last year and that too has vaulted him deservedly onto mid-major D1 radars.
RJ Simmons, 6-4, SG/SF, Whitefield Academy, 2022
Plays bigger than 6-4 with a really advanced understanding of position to go with relentless effort, looks more like a 6-7 guy out there when he crashes and does his work offensively inside, may not be the athlete the above two are for example but that isn’t a hindrance with the mentioned work rate and his overall acumen as a ballplayer, sweet touch all the way out to the arc means he can be a 2 at the next level but in the right lineup can play forward for you and fill up the stat sheet outside of scoring.
Kaymen Brown, 6-4, SG/SF, Jonesboro, 2022 (pictured above)
Always drawn to Brown either with D-Favors Celtics or at Showcases for both his college-ready body and intriguingly moldable skillset, physically and athletically he’s a next-level prospect as he can high fly or muscle his way into traffic for conversions, defensively he’s a stud who with all those tangibles can guard PG’s up to small forwards, he doesn’t look wholly comfortable from beyond the arc just yet but has the tools to hone that and a staff willing to put in the work with him there could have something really good when he gets to his college junior year.
Sebastion Tidor, 6-4, PG/SG, East Paulding, 2022
Wisely has been showing off his handle in a hybrid-PG role both in fall league as well as at Showcases, it’s my belief his path to the next level will be as a big, scoring PG, he is among the ATL-Metro’s best bunches scorer as he can go on runs from all levels and really change a game with his motor and supreme athleticism, the ballhandling is good and he can turn that into an even bigger weapon if he so desires to focus there and make a future as a PG.
Cris Carroll, 6-5, SG/SF, Osborne, 2022
Each time I see Carroll I’m further intrigued by what he can be, certainly physical enough to both play and guard down low he has also shown a nice touch from multiple ranges and plenty of control using the bounce to be a face-up threat, another excellent athlete he too has Kaymen Brown-type moldability at 6-5 or even a little bigger, has the look of another player who once he gets to a next-level program will yearly make strides toward becoming a very productive part of a rotation.
Keith Agran has lived in Georgia since 2011 and joined OTR as a National Evaluator in 2021. He previously scouted for Prep Hoops dating back to 2019 and has both a championship-coaching background on the HS-level and daily newspaper writing experience, both from New Jersey. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.
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