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2013 Birmingham Main Event: Friday Night Recap
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (11:06 AM CT, Wed April 10, 2013)
2015 SF Jaylin Stewart had a good showing for Showtime Hoops
2015 SF Jaylin Stewart had a good showing for Showtime Hoops
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

Future150 GM / Senior National Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball.

Birmingham, AL (Future150) -- The 2013 Birmingham Main Event Kicked off its action on Friday night. The event had over 100 teams come to Birmingham who were thirsty for a championship.

On the first night of action, there were several prospects who had their presence felt on the big stage.

Here are the prospects who impressed the Future150 staff the most on the first night of action...

Jaylin StewartShowtime Hoops, 2015 SF:

The 6'6" do-it-all prospect played a variety of positiions for Showtime Hoops over the weekend. Not only is he a versatile player, but he is a high-energy kid who is extremely athletic,especially in the open floor, where he rises for dunks with ease. Up to this point, the wing has fallen under the radar at Crisp County High School in Georgia. He has recently moved to Florida, where he will be suiting up at Tallahassee's Godby High School next season. 

Joel & Joseph Aggison, LA Rockets, 2018 SG's:

The Addison brothers were one of the most impressive duos of the weekend and it only makes it right that these two guys are twins. As a whole, the LA Rockets squad got after it on defense and caused problems from the tip; Joel and Joseph set the tone for the team, as they continually pressured the opposing teams and forced turnovers with their ferocious defense. They were extremely quick with their hands and feet, leading to easy buckets on the offensive end. Both showed they could shoot from the outside, too. If you want exciting play, these two guys right here keep it going.

Marcanvis Hymon, Team Thad, 2014 SF:

Future150's #50 ranked player in America didn't disappoint on Friday night. The 6'6" forward rebounded the ball extremely well, especially on the offensive end. He was also hitting the mid-range jumper from 8-10 feet. He also was blocking shots at a high rate. He plays extremely physical basketball, which makes him such an appealing high major prospect.

Brandon CrosbyAlabama Elite, 2017 CG:

Brandon was a solidifying force for Alabama Elite all weekend long. The 5'8" floor general is a smooth operator on the floor who has very good instincts. He is just as comfortable playing in the halfcourt setting as he is in the open floor. He is also capable of playing off the ball on the wing. 

Delmont Walton, Atlanta Select, 2014 PF:

Production defined Walton this weekend. While he wasn’t necessarily the best player on his team, he may have been the most valuable. Walton picked up the pace for his squad and completed most of the dirty work (rebounding, blocking shots, trash buckets, etc.). He blocked and affected shot after shot over the weekend. He nearly notched a triple-double at one point with points, rebounds, and blocks. What made this even more impressive was him doing this at 6-foot-6.

Darique HamptonCharleston Playmakers, 2017 PG:

The 5'8" point guard plays the game with a ton of confidence, and it shows. He is fearless when attacking the rim, and is capable of finishing in traffic with contact. He has good burst and is also a very solid on-ball defender. His best days are well ahead of him. Look for him to suit up for powerful Goose Creek High School (Sc) next year.

Tamas Bruce, Arkansas Warriors, 2015 SF:

Bruce was one of the most intriguing prospects in attendance for the Future150 Main Event. At 6-foot-7 and 185-pounds, he definitely has a body to go to the next level, and his game doesn’t disappoint either. The sophomore spent the majority of the weekend dunking and playing above the rim, as well as affecting the opposition on defense. He is extremely versatile with the ability to play on the inside and outside, but he was most effective scoring in the low post. He utilized his length and size to get easy baskets.

Jamal JohnsonBirmingham Storm Elite, 2017 SG:

The 6'3" shooting guard was absolutely firing on all cylinders Friday night. At one point in the Storm Elite's blowout victory, he knocked down three straight 3-pointers, then attacked the basket and converted an and-one at the rim. He is extremely unselfish with the basketball, has good handles, and can play either guard position. He is currently ranked as our #19 prospect in 2017, but his ranking will likely rise when we do our next update. Super smooth wing.

Scott Barber, Team Vigilance, 2015 CG:

Barber was another nice surprise to show out this weekend, especially after he dropped an impressive 28 points to open the weekend. To say it frankly, this kid just understands how to score the basketball. He is wired to put the ball in the basket, and what he doesn’t possess in athleticism, he makes up for with his high basketball IQ. He directed himself and his team through traffic extremely well and used this to get to the goal at a constant rate.

Brandon WrightBirmingham Ice, 2016 SG:

The 6'1", 165-pound wing impressed the Future150 staff with his length and slashing ability on Friday night. He was active on the defensive end of the floor, disrupting passing lanes with his long arms. He finished at the rim through contact and he also runs well in transition. He also didn't make many mistakes with the ball in his hands on offense.

Trebor JacksonMemphis Falcons Red, 2014 CG:

Trebor was lighting it up from deep on Friday night. The 6'2", 180-pound guard is a powerful combo guard who loves to attack the rim. He has an extremely fundamental shot, and he shoots the ball with ease. He is also a good on-ball defender, and he likes to score the basketball in transition.

Trent ForrestAlabama Challenge, 2016 SG:

Trent has an extremely bright future in the game of basketball, and that is evident as soon as you lay eyes on him. He is a 6'4", 180-pound wing with a phenomenal build at such a young age. Playing on a loaded Alabama Challenge 16U team, it would have been easy for him to get lost in the shuffle, but he didn't. He scored at the rim, played solid defense, and cleaned up on the boards when necessary. Very good looking prospect going forward.

Dre Falconer, Alabama Steel, 2019 SG:

Falconer was one of the many players that benefited from Stramaglia’s play, but he also made plays for himself, too. He used his handles and quickness to get inside the lane and finish. He was also very effective in transition, as he scored time after time again before the defense could find him.

Cortlin DavisAlabama Select, 2014 SG:

The 6'3" shooting guard is a smooth player. He plays the game with a laid-back demeanor, which helps and hurts him at the same time. While he doesn't get rattled easily because of his on-court personality, he also doesn't take over when he should. He is a long and athletic wing who gets to the rim with ease and is crafty when finishing in the air. He also handles the ball well and is a decent rebounder from the wing position.


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