Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.
Knoxville, TN (Future150) -- The first stop onto the recruiting scene as Future150, we chose the KnoxVegas Heat Invitational, and it was a great decision. We saw a lot of good talent in a short period of time on Friday night. Team United literally shot the lights out against the Birmingham Metro Express. There was a 30 minute delay to get the lights back on. Team United has the number 30 ranked player in the country Kennedy Meeks. The 6-foot-8 inch center showed a nice touch on his shot and has soft hand for a man his size. He runs the court well and is also light on his feet. Meeks also showed the ability to turn and face up while knocking down the mid range jump. His devastating low post game got go along with his rebounding skills -- making him unstoppable at times.
His teammate Sindarius Thornwell at 6-foot-5 inches tall, showed that he’s a quality defender that loves to get out on the break. He’s a highlight reel waiting to happen. Thornwell is a good ball handler and has great first, which allowed him to get by his defender. He has the size and athleticism to finish at the rim through contact. He currently holds offers from Tennessee, NC State, and Virginia Tech. Harold Givens chose to play for the Worldwide Renegades this summer after playing with the Southern Kings last year. He is another player that caught our eye. The 6-foot-6 inch SF didn’t really have a great game offensive, but you can tell it's there. Defensively he reeked havoc. He blocked six shots within the first five minutes of the game. Givens is very long with high major athleticism and has a ton of upside.
Next is Tommy Davis, the 6-foot-2 inch combo guard who willed his Atlanta Knicks team to a win over the Tennessee Shockers after being down 14 in the second half. He used his 225 pound frame to punish his defenders when attacking the basket. He finishes very well with contact and rebounds well from the guard position. Look for a big summer from this unknown prospect from Atlanta. Marcus Dewberry is as solid as they come. This 6-foot PG plays with poise and knocks down the three with consistency. He also values every possession and makes the right pass. Some of the schools showing interest in Dewberry are Florida International, South Carolina, and Clemson to name a few.
The class of 2016 was represented well by Aaron Augustin. He is a 5-foot-10 inch PG who showed a game far beyond his years on the CP3 All-Stars 15U team. This kid is an elite handler, has elite court vision and his mid range game is on point. Augustin even showed he can hit the three with consistency. In the first eight minutes of the first half he had seven points, six assists, and three steals -- all without changing facial expressions.
Reed Dungan is a 6-foot-1 inch PG who can shoot the three-ball, penetrate and create open shots for his teammates. Reed has an offer from Cornell and others are showing interest. Schuyler Rimmer is a 6-foot-9 PF out of Orlando who plays for the Q6 All-Stars. He is expecting coach Conzo Martin of Tennessee to check out the big man and the University of Florida is showing interest as of late. Cory Fagan is a 6-foot-3 PG who showed a solid skill set and has a great body as a big lead guard. Fagan also showed that he can shoot out to 20-feet with ease.
Look for more coverage from the KnoxVegas Tournament in Knoxville, TN coming later tonight. You can follow us on Twitter @Future150 to get all the latest up-to-the-minute details.