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HCBC Takes Home 14U Future150 Nationals Title
by Jason Pratt, Future150 (7:18 PM CT, Sat August 4, 2018)
HCBC takes home 14U Title at Future150 Nationals
HCBC takes home 14U Title at Future150 Nationals
Jason Pratt
Jason Pratt:

Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Hoover, AL (Future150) -- The last Live Period of July was this past weekend and Future150 hosted its Nationals.  This was the last touranment of the year on the Future150 schedule. The field was loaded with tons of young talent from 8 different states.

The 14U Championship featured two teams one from the state of Alabama in HCBC and the other from Arkansas in Team Hype.  The game was well played by both teams but the fundamental style and excution of HCBC pulled away to win the championship 54-35.

Lets take a look at the stand out players from this past weekned in the 14U division and who made the All Tournament Team.

Tourney MVP: Brian Grant- C 2022 (HCBC)

All Tournament Team:

JJ Williams- PG 2022 (Team Loaded)
Eli Patterson- PG 2022 (Team Hype)
Dequavis Mattison- G 2022 (Carolina Hawks)
Quentin Hayes- G 2022 (Alabama Celtics)

Brian Grant- C 2022 (HCBC) Grant is 6-foot-8 inches and 230 lbs. He is a skilled lefty big with a broad build and good versatility for his size. Footwork, rebounding on both ends and controling the paint area are all things he does really well. Not one opponent matched up to him size wise. His ability to affect the game on both ends helped his team take home the championship.  For a player his size, he has one of the best motors I have seen.  He averaged a double double for the weekend.

Jay Orr- G 2022 (Team Bama 2022) Orr had a nice overall weekend scoring the rock.  He does a ton of damage in the half court and can score on all three levels.  He shoots the ball off the bounce and has the court vision to create opportunties for his teammates. He is quick with the ball and knows how to get to his spots. High knowledge of pace and leverage.  Solid overall performance on the weekend.

Quentin Hayes- G 2022 (Alabama Celtics) Hayes is a super quick and explosive player at the lead guard.  He has a great first step and uses his ball handling skills to get by his defenders with ease.  He can score on mutiple levels and is a great on ball defender which stretches 94 feet if need be.  He averaged 15 points for the tournament but had a game high 22 points in bracket play. 

JJ Williams- PG 2022 (Team Loaded) Williams is a scoring lead guard who can do it all.  Not only can he score the rock from all three levels but he makes it look easy while doing it.  He leads by examples and creates easy baskets for this teammates when he gets in the lane.  He averaged 11 points and 5 assists on the weekend.  Look for big things from this competitor as his skills continue to develop.

Antorio Hubbard- SG 2022 (Southern Heat) Hubbard is a high energy player who does a lot of damage in the paint. He was all over the defensive floor for his team averaging 10 rebounds per game on the weekend. He is physical around the basket with a good frame to build skills upon. His overall effort is what stands out when you watch him play and it affects his teammates positively as well.

Eli Patterson- PG 2022 (Team Hype) Patterson might of been the best lead guard we saw all weekend long.  He has nice handles, is smooth and loves attacking his defenders on his way to the rim.  At 6-foot-1 inches tall, he has good size and is one of the better finishers at the rim we saw.  If you leave him open he can make the 3-point shot.  Overall his team goes as he goes and he led them to the championship game.

Dequavis Mattison- G 2022 (Carolina Hawks) Mattison was a scoring machine all weekend long. He had a game high 22 points to help his team move on to the Championship Sunday. He was active and in attack mode from the tip. He has great length which helps on the defensive end of the floor. Quick hands, long arms and good instincts helped him be a lock down defender when guarding the ball.

Sam Stogner- 2022 F (MBA Hoops) Stogner always seems to be in the right spot to catch and finish. He has good length and dexterity around the basket when finishing. Rebounding on both ends, making plays in the paint and guarding multiple positions on the floor are things that stand out when you watch him play. He finished his tourney averaging 8 points and 5 rebounds.

Keith Thomas- PG 2022 (Louisiana Fire) Thomas has good quickness and good ball skills which opens up the floor.  He creates for his teammates off the bounce and showed the ability score as well.  Leadership, being vocal and running the show is what makes him a coaches dream running his team. Solid overall performance on the weekend.

Jarius Jordan- G 2022 (Starkville Swish) Jordan played with a high motor all weekend long and was the energy behind his team. Quick and instinctive, he was making plays all over the floor for his team. Rebounding on both ends, getting steals and finishing around the rim are things he did well. He finished with 12 pts and 3 stls in a big pool play win.

Jermahri Hill - G 2022 (Team Birmingham) Hill is extremely good at getting to the basket. He has a good first step and plays extremely confident in one on one situations. His size and athleticism allows him to guard and play multiple positions. Scoring at the rim, rebounding and making plays for his teammates are all things that stand out when he is on the floor.

Kameron Barnes- SG 2022 (Team Calvin 2022) Barnes had a nice weekend scoring the rock.  Scoring on the fastbreak is where he did most of his damage.  His quickness, motor and willingness to play great defense is what stood out this weekend.  As his skill development continues to grow, look for his game to take next step. He average 12 points and 3 steals per game.


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