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Future150 Atlanta Main Event: 15U Top Performers
by Eric Hampford, Future150 (10:49 AM CT, Sat April 12, 2014)
Team Thad won the 15U Championship at the Atlanta Main Event
Team Thad won the 15U Championship at the Atlanta Main Event
Eric Hampford
Eric Hampford:

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

Atlanta, GA (Future150) -- Action in the 15U Future150 Atlanta Main Event Championship was highly competitive, coming down to a last minute victory for Team Thad, who defeated the Ware Prep Raiders by a score of 72-68. The catalyst for Thad all weekend was 2017 PG Blake Williams, who continues to show why he is one of the most acclaimed point guards in the class nationally. He has fantastic court vision and plays with excellent pace. He also knows how to get into the lane at will. 

Khalil Cuffee, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, led the Raiders with 23 points in the championship game. The muscular and explosive wing was one of the most talented prospects in the event, and his ability as a high volume scorer is what our staff likes most about his game.

Here are some other standouts from the weekend...

Tyler Harris, 2018 PG, Team Thad: The 5-foot-9 point guard is one of the most slippery prospects you will find. He is extremely shifty with the ball in his hands and can get to the basket against any defender. He is also able to create for himself off-the-dribble and can play on the wing as well, where he is a dangerous perimeter scorer. He registered scoring outputs of 20, 17 & 17 points in front of staff.

Devon McCoy, 2017 SF, Charleston Playmakers: The 6-foot-4 power forward prospect has value that won't be found in the box score. He was the most tenacious defender in the 15U division this past weekend, and has really embraced his role as a "garbage man" for his team, where he is thriving. 

Keshon Davis, 2017 SG, Atlanta Pistons: The Eagle's Landing (GA) 5-foot-11 shooting guard is a gritty scorer who loves to get out in transition. While his perimeter shooting needs some work, he is very good when attacking the basket. In a key Saturday game, he scored 14 points to lead his Pistons squad.

Sidney Robinson, 2017 PG, Charleston Playmakers: One of the most improved prospects we've seen over the past year is the 5-foot-9 point guard, who is a terror in the transition game. He is a tenacious defender on the ball and loves to penetrate to the hoop. His scoring ability was on display throughout the weekend, with big games of 18 and 16 points, among other high scoring outputs.

LaTravian Glover, 2017 SF/PF, Florida Flash: One of the pleasant surprises of the weekend was the 6-foot-7 forward. He is a muscular rebounder with an excellent frame. He has a high motor on the floor and can step out and knock down the 15 foot jump shot as well. Right now, he has the look of a HM forward who could be set to explode this AAU season.

Colin Sexton, 2017 PG, Atlanta Celtics: The Hillgrove (GA) point guard has grown into one of the better lead guard prospects in the state of Georgia. His game has grown since last May, and so has his body, sprouting four inches since we've seen him last, to 5-foot-11. The shifty guard has excellent court vision and can also score the basketball as well. His most impressive game of the tournament was when he scored 27 points against eventual champion Team Thad.

Terrell Turner, 2017 SG, Florida Flash: The smoothest young scorer in the event was the 6-foot-4 McArthur (FL) wing. He has excellent skills from the perimeter, knowing how to knock down shots as well as create for himself off-the-dribble. He also can penetrate and finish around the rim with ease. Efforts of 24 & 16 points were registered at the Atlanta Main Event. As it stands, he looks like a burgeoning high major guard.

Carlos Carriere, 2017 SF, Georgia United: Another smooth wing man was Carriere. The lefty played calm and composed constantly, and he made the correct plays. He needs to add some size and weight, but the 6-foot-3 forward used his fundamentals and smarts to out-do his opponents. He was automatic from mid-range off the dribble.

Shaquor Lewis, 2017 PG, Warner Robbins Express: Lewis is a speedy point guard who got to the rim at will and was able to create for his teammates due to his ability to draw defenses to him when he penetrated.

Greg Couson, 2017 PF, Atlanta Celtics: A recent addition to a talented Celtics squad was this big man. The 6-foot-5 big man made an impact on both ends of the floor. He used his physicality and strength to be a force around the rim. He also patroled the lane on defense and blocked shots.

Demiere Brown, 2017 SF, Ware Prep Warriors: Brown was one of the toughest matchups for teams over the weekend. The 6-foot-4 combo forward worked inside and out. He was best around the rim with his soft touch, but his game also extended to the perimeter with some mid-range shots. Expect him to gain more traction on the recruiting front as the AAU season progresses.

Tyler Thornton, 2017 PF, Atlanta Select Silver: The word 'punish' can be thrown around loosely, but Thornton did an outstanding job of punishing players in the post with his footwork and strength. The 6-foot-7 forward showed great hands and feet, as well as a soft touch around the rim. He still needs to score with his off-hand and become more consistent with a mid-range shot, but Thornton looks to be a promising player.

 

 

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T.L. Frazier / Guest

Out of the entire tourney no one in 2016 class was worth mentioning, or you haven’t got to them yet?

Posted: on 11:41 AM CDT, Sat April 12, 2014

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