ALL METRO SPORTS
EliteHoopsShowcase - Birmingham Recap
August 15, 2011By Horace Neysmith of All Metro Sports
BIRMINGHAM, AL - Georgia has established itself as one of the top states in the country for basketball prospects but will they be challenged by neighboring Alabama in the class of 2013? At the third annual Birmingham EliteHoopsShowcase the class of 2013 stood strong with the likes of Detrick Mostella, Trevon Landry, Seab Webster and D'Ontaye Curtis.
The answer to this question may be answered at the EliteHoopsShowcase National Camp in Atlanta October 1st and 2nd.
Here is the recap of the top players at the camp:
6-foot-0 2013 PG Trevon Landry (Bob Jones - Huntsville,AL) - Powerfully built general with an explosive first step, allowing him to get into the lane for tough finishes or the assist. Very good defender. Has offer from Vanderbilt with interest from Texas A&M, Alabama and Oregon among others.
6-foot-0 2012 CB Mario Stramaglia (Mountain Brook - AL) - One of the top shooters in the state, showed that tag all weekend. Has really improved his ballhandling, giving him an added dimension of scoring off the dribble. Strong defender, rebounds his position. Committed to East Tenn. State
6-foot-0 2012 PG Jaquez Motley (Faith Baptist - Hinesville, GA) - Quick lead guard with a solid pull-up game. Atacks the basket well for floater finishes. Tough on the ball defender. Has an offer from Western Kentucky with Wofford and College of Charleston interest.
6-foot-7 2013 F D'Ontaye Curtis (Hoover - AL) - Hybrid forward with good stroke. Can beat you off the dribble or from the block. Blessed with good hands and passing ability. Will be a high major prospect. Has high inerest from UAB, Bucknell, Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma State and Virginia.
6-foot-3 2012 PG Cameron Neysmith (Massanutten Military - Woodstock, VA) - Lefty guard with very good court vision and feel. Likes to attack the basket for drops, kicks or contact finishes. Improving jumper, good hands defensively. Receiving interest from High Point, Colorado State, North Florida and Texas-Arlington.
6-foot-3 2013 WG Detrick Mostella (Austin - Decatur, AL) - The most athletic player at the camp, Mostella is more than that. He consistently hit shots from deep and mid-range, created scoring opportunites off the bounce and improved defensively. Has Miami offer with high interest from Auburn, Murray State and Alabama.
5-foot-10 2013 PG Fred Knight (Scambia - Atmore, AL) - The second most athletic player at the camp. Fearless attacking the basket. High energy defender. Good in transition.
6-foot-0 2012 SG Fletcher Forte (Pensacola - FL) - Long range lefty shooter. Knows how to use screens to get hs shot. Has good feel for the game. Low to Mid's need to take a look.
6-foot-1 2013 PG Sean Brennan (Roswell - GA) - Tough, heady point who makes good use of the change of pace dribble. Can score the ball when needed by getting to the basket or from deep. Headed to Bucknell for unofficial visit this fall.
6-foot-4 2013 WF Malik Broughton (Veterans - Kathleen, GA) - Tough defender and shot blocker. Long arms allow him to defend bigger players. Runs the floor well. Solid from 15-feet.
6-foot-6 2014 F Greg King (Marin Luther King - Lithonia, GA) - Athletic defensive forward. Very good on the glass on both ends of floor. Developing offensive game, loves to attack the rim off the catch. Has interest from George Mason and College of Charleston
6-foot-6 2013 WF Seab Webster (Madison County - Gurley, AL) - Very good IQ. Good use of shot fakes to create driving angles. Good rebounder, passes well from the high post or block. Not bothered by contact. Has Mercer offers with interest from Virginia, Tenn Tech, Alabama, Vanderbilt and others.
6-foot-0 2012 PG Matthias Sigurdarson (Mountain Brook - AL) - The recent move-in from Iceland can run a team. Knows how to get into the lane to find the open man. Handles ball well. Has William & Mary, Mercer, East Tenn State, Tenn Tech, Coastal Carolina and Samford inerest.
6-foot-6 2014 C Brandon Murphy (Carver Senior - Montgomery, AL) - Big bodied power player with good hands. Tough to handle on the block, good finisher.
5-foot-9 2013 PG JJ Frazier (Faith Baptist - Hinesville, GA) - The fastest player from end to end with the ball. Can hurt you in multiple ways in transition..pull-up three, stop and pop or basket finish. Good passer.
6-foot-0 2012 PG Jibril Hayes (Dallas County - Plantersville, AL ) - Good body, uses creative handle to get into the lane for finishes or open teammate.
6-foot-6 2013 PF Shamar Johnson (Pine Forest - Pensacola, FL) - Another wide-body, undersized big with good hands and feet. Knows how to get position on the block.
6-foot-6 2015 WG Danjell Purefoy ( Bibb County - Centerville, FL ) - Young wing has elite level potential. Has good vision, ballhandling and lentgh, allowing him to play multiple positions. One of the top players in 2015, has a chance to be elite level prospect.
6-foot-5 2013 F Marcelle Jackson (Minor - Birmingham, AL) - Athletic defender. Challenged shots above the rim all weekend. Improving offensive game, has lots of upside. Has heard from Tennessee Tech.
6-foot-2 2014 PG Paul Jackson (Martin Luther King - Lithonia, GA) - Slippery point who is wired to score. Has solid frame, vision and toughness. Going to be a good prospect.
6-foot-5 2012 WF Jeremy Postell (Westlake - Atlanta, GA) - Lefty has range on jumper with bounce. Size and length allows him to play either wing position.
6-foot-3 2013 WG Aaron Scott (Liberty County - Hinesville, GA) - Athletic guard shot it well all weekend. Scores attacking the basket and on the offensive glass. Has a chance to be a high major prospect. Jacksonville has offered, UGA, College of Charleston, Miami and Tulane showing interest.
Top 40 All-Stars:
6-foot-2 2013 W Jeremy Berman
6-foot-4 2013 F Demarcus Glover
5-foot-11 2013 PG Khalil Carter
6-foot-1 2014 PG Harold Cardwell
6-foot-0 2014 Combo Anthony Hudson
6-foot-2 2014 SG Mitchell Baldwin
6-foot-6 2015 F Gerron Scissum
6-foot-1 2014 PG Will Brewster
6-foot-5 2014 WF Shawn O'Connell
5-foot-11 2014 SG Johnny Komara
6-foot-0 2014 PG Steve Rogers
6-foot-0 2013 Combo Patrick Edmonds
6-foot-3 2013 SG D'Angelo Hardy
6-foot-2 2012 SG Nathan Sheffield
6-foot-3 2015 PG Trey Sanders
6-foot-5 2012 W Gerard Makuntae
5-foot-7 2015 PG Dominique McNealy
6-foot-1 2013 SG Jalen Green
6-foot-6 2014 F Sean Eaton
6-foot3 2013 SG Kirk Hill
5-foot-9 2014 SG Chase Garvin
6-foot-9 2012 C Jordan Wyton
Contibutions by: Jack Brewster