Future150 East & West Analyst. Covering East & West high school basketball.
Augusta, GA (Future150) -- The 2012 Peach State Summer Showcase kicked off its annual event Wednesday night with several talented players standing out. Here is who impressed the Future150 staff the most on the opening evening.
Detrick Mostella- SG (2013-Southeast Elite)
The 6'3" combo guard is a natural born scorer. Whatever way you want buckets, this jumping-jack can do it for you. He showed off his deep range and impressive slashing ability in the opening round of games, while even providing a backdoor alley-oop dunk to excite the crowd.
This summer has been a "coming out party" for the dynamic guard, and you can expect it to continue throughout the rest of the week.
Jordan Capps- PF (2013-Game Elite)
The 6'7" power forward intriuged the Future150 staff with his array of skills. Depending on what division one school he chooses to attend, he may or may not transition to the small forward spot. He is a phenomenal shot-blocker whose offensive skills are rapidly developing.
Schuyler Rimmer- PF (2013-Q6 All-Stars)
The 6'9", 230-pound big man plays with a relentless motor while displaying his diverse skill set in the painted area. He also plays with a very high basketball IQ at all times. He received big news today when Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan offered him a full-ride to Gainesville, which prompted him to play inspired basketball in front of the staff tonight, leading his Q6 All-Stars to a victory.
Riley Norris- SF (2013 Southeast Elite)
The 6'7" small forward played an excellent all-around game in Southeast Elite's opening night slaughtering of the Memphis Magic. Showing great touch on his jump shot, superb dribbling skills, and an ability to get tough rebounds in traffic, it's no wonder schools such as UAB, Auburn, Stanford, Florida and Vanderbilt are hot on the forward's trail.
Josh Newkirk- PG (2013-D-One Sports)
The floor general from Word of God Academy (NC) didn't play his best game on Wednesday night, but it is easy to see why he is such a coveted prospect on the east coast. He has a college-ready body and has an ability to get into the paint whenever he has the ball in his hands.
J.J. Frazier- PG (2013-South Georgia Kings)
The future Georgia Bulldog continues to impress Future150 this summer with his play. Despite standing only 5'9", his elite speed on the court keeps defenders from staying in front of him. He also uses a beautiful floater as part of his deadly shooting arsenal, and he is capable of getting hot from deep at any time.
Jonathan Milligan- PG (2013-D-One Sports)
The quickest first-step of any prospect we saw at Peach State thus far, the Arizona native is making his name known at the event. He keeps defenders on skates and loves attacking the basket with his speed. He also possesses a nice mid-range game. Will be teaming with Josh Newkirk at Word of God Academy (NC) this season. Very dynamic backcourt.
Dwayne Bacon- SG (2015-Showtime Ballers)
One of the premiere rising sophomores in the entire country, he didn't do anything to dispel us from believing the national consensus. He is a legitimate 6'6" and can play point guard, shooting guard, or even small forward. He displayed excellent long distance shooting and the ability to run a team in the half-court setting. We are very excited to watch more of the youngster throughout the week.
John Carlos Reyes- PF (2014-Game Elite)
The 6'9" power forward is an emerging prospect on the national scene. He has good hands and works hard for position in the paint every time down the floor. He got the crowd into the game with back-to-back dunks early in the second half of Game Elite's loss to D-One Sports.