#Super6Showcase – Players create a name for themselves – July 29, 2015
Several players make a name for themselves at the Super 6 Showcase during the second evaluation period. Photo Cred: Kemi Griffin
Atlanta, Georgia – With over 200 plus Division I coaches in attendance the Super 6 Showcase was definitely a place where a player could have created some buzz for himself. Below is a list of players who’s games spoke for themselves over the weekend.
Trevion Lamar 6’5 SG 2017 Atlanta Celtics 16U
Lamar is an aggressive stocky guard that during his first game took a while to warm up. When he did he was able to knock down shots off the catch. Lamar had sort of a surprising stroke from three that lead to him canning four in his Saturday morning game leading up to a 22 point effort, followed by an 18 point performance later on in the day. His strength at the guard spot is something to like, it helped him rebound and defensively he showed off his leaping ability as he went up the ladder to block a few shots.
Darius Perry 6’1 PG 2017 Game Elite 16U
Perry is amongst the top four point guards in the state of Georgia and over the weekend he lead his Game Elite squad to the 16U Championship. To get to the title game he showed his clutch gene by breaking off a developing play as he zoomed pass his defender down the lane for a left hand finish that won the game in sudden death. Perry possesses a true floor general skill set, with the instincts to be able to go get his own. A terrific passer especially on the move, he willingly advanced the ball up the floor with the long pass that resulted in quick scores for teammates.
Antwaan Jones 6’5 SG 2018 Each 1 Teach 1 Elite 16U
We first laid eyes on Jones at last month’s Fab frosh Camp where he was an all-star. This go round Jones played against older competition and handled it more than well. A natural scorer, Jones isn’t lacking in the confidence department while playing at a cool pace while netting 22 points in a Saturday morning win. Not overly athletic, but skilled as he proved that he could also slide over to the point position and get some things done when facing ball pressure.
Denzel Mahoney 6’4 SG 2016 Q6 All Stars
I really like the toughness Mahoney approaches the game with. Don’t let the goggles fool you, the Hagerty High rising senior is no push over. Mahoney was as consistent as they come to become one of the events best performers. He posted double figures in each of his three games (15pt, 17pt, 16pt). Mahoney hit timely shots, guarded multiple players, was physical, and he took smaller guards down on the block and punished them.
Kevin Morris 6’8 PF 2016 SE Elite
The Dothan, Alabama native has been getting a lot of attention over these last few open recruiting periods and has been followed by UNC Charlotte, South Alabama, Leigh, Murray State, and Tulsa. Morris is a hard worker in the post. I watched him continuously fight for position and follow the ball while sealing his man time and time again. He rebounded well in his area which lead him to a couple double figure rebounding games and watch your head on the offensive glass because Morris is looking to drive one home as he times misses coming off the rim.
Montrell Dixson 6’7 SF 2016 Hoop Dreams (KY)
Dixson found himself playing out of position often, but it’s easy to see how the lefty can be affective throughout the course of a game. Long, wiry, athletic, versatile are words that can be used to describe Dixson’s game. I said he was playing out of position, but he can actually play three positions on the floor. He’s a player that is still developing an identity on the floor, but comes equipped with natural talent. Dixson showed flashes during his time at Super 6, needs to get more polished offensively, but has all the makings to be a good defender at the next level.
Christian Keeling 6’3 SG/Madison Williams 6’3 SG/Precious Ayah 6’7 PF 2016 Team Power
All three of these players were out to prove a point over the weekend. They capitalized on their opportunity to play in front of a baseline full of coaches time after time while spearheading Team Power to wins over two well known programs when as they defeated Southern Stampede and Heat Check. Williams and Keeling have very similar games, but yet they had no problem coexisting in the same back court. Both can play on or off the ball, offensively the get things done in the midrange area, and they both play with a ton of energy. Williams looks to be the better long ball shooter, and Keeling the better ball handler.
Ayah has attracted some mid major schools from his time this summer with the Atlanta Celtics. On Sunday afternoon versus Heat Check he was arguably the best player on the floor. Ayah’s best skill is his motor that didn’t seem to turn down a notch all weekend. In a Saturday morning game he established himself on the glass as he hauled in 15 rebounds in a win. The next day he continued his fierce rebounding efforts, but added 7 blocked shots to the mix. Not really an offensive threats, Ayah give his team some buckets by sprinting the floor and finishing dump off passes. Ayah actually has more offensive skills than he portrays, but his role doesn’t usually call for that. Nonetheless, teams need players that are willing to do the dirty work and Ayah does it well.
Kerry Willis is the Director of Scouting for Courtcred.com and is a contributor to On the Radar Hoops. You can reach him via email at Kwillis@courtcred.com.
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