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Birmingham Main Event: 17U Bronze Standouts
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (11:10 AM CT, Tue May 27, 2014)
The 2015 Birmingham Bandits took home the Bronze title.
The 2015 Birmingham Bandits took home the Bronze title.
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

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

Birmingham, AL (Future150) -- The Birmingham Bandits took home the 17U Gold Bracket Championship on Sunday afternoon, taking down the Faith Lions by a score of 69-41. The high scoring group was fun to watch all weekend long, and had several prospects who highlighted our recap of the event in their division.

Here are some standouts from the weekend...

Lawson Schaffer, 2015 CG, Birmingham Bandits: One of the key pieces for the Bandits during their run to the 17U Bronze Championship was the 6-footer. A highly skilled player, Lawson is a flashy guard who has fantastic vision on the floor. He always makes the right plays. Simply put, the kid is a winner.

Jordan London, 2016 PG, Faith Lions: A smooth guard at 6-foot-2, the Woodlawn (LA) prospect has great feel on the floor. He can create for himself and showed off a mid-range game. When he isn't scoring the ball, he showed that he can create for others as well.

D'Angelo Parker, 2015 SF, Alabama Lightning: One of the better athletes in Birmingham was the 6-foot-2 wing prospect. He has excellent bounce off the floor and used it to be a force on the boards. He also finished well around and above the rim throughout the weekend.

Cedric Woods, 2015 PG, Alabama Hornets: The Lee (AL) combo guard is wired to score the basketball. He is a fearless penetrator and effortless shooter who can get hot at any time on the floor. He also understands when teammates should get the basketball  and plays with good pace.

Bobby Anderson, 2015 PF, Birmingham Bandits: An impressive athlete at 6-foot-6, the Montevallo (AL) product is an excellent put-back finisher around the rim, using his explosive second-jumps. He rebounds well on both ends and runs the floor extremely well.

Byron Dean, 2015 PG, Tennessee Edge: A strong bodied point guard at 5-foot-11, Dean got to the rim at will all weekend. He was able to get to the line whenever he wanted, where he racked up points throughout the tournament. He also showed that he is an aggressive defender when playing on the ball.

Justus Martin, 2015 PG, Birmingham Blitz: The Shelby County (AL) standout is a sound lead guard on offense who has excellent speed and an explosive first step. He can get to the basket at will, and when he does, he usually finishes around the rim. He has good size for the position and loves to play uptempo basketball.

Deshawn Giles, 2015 SG, Birmingham Bandits: Possibly the most impressive prospect we saw in Birmingham was the 6-foot-4 Oak Mountain (AL) guard. He possesses all the tools to become a division one player. He is smooth on the wing, is extremely explosive, and can knock down jumpers out to the three-point line. Another impressive aspect of his game is his ability to play within himself and make smart passes.

Denzell Daley, 2015 SG, Birmingham Metro Express: The 6-foot-1 shooting guard is extremely fun to watch, especially when he is playing downhill. He knows how to get to the basket, where he is a dangerous scorer. He also is a standout in transition, where he can rack up points in a hurry.

Jordan Walker2016 PF, Birmingham Blitz: Walker is a high energy forward that helped his team stay in a tight battle on Friday night. He attacked the basket from the high post, and did a good job of blocking shots and rebounding. He has a slender frame, but runs the floor very well for a player his size. He is one to keep an eye on moving forward. 


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