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The Showdown Day 2: SC Raptors Win Another Title
by Brian Flinn, Future150 (4:55 PM CT, Mon July 14, 2014)
2015 Norwalk (CT) PF Steve Enoch had a big day Sunday.
2015 Norwalk (CT) PF Steve Enoch had a big day Sunday.
Brian Flinn
Brian Flinn:

Future150 National Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Philadelphia, PA (Future150) -- Sunday was jam-packed with action, as the SC Raptors continued thier winning ways as they took home the 17U Championship at Elevate Hoops "The Showdown", and one player put on one of the more dominant scorer performances we've seen this year. Here are a few of the players who stood out: 

Dwayne Bacon, 2015 SF, Showtime Ballers: Bacon had the best showing of anyone all weekend, scoring 43 points en route to an 80-75 win over GamePoint. He scored on all three levels, showcasing his ability to get to the rim and draw fouls, as well as hit three pointers. At this point he has to be considered one of the elite scorers in this class, as well as one of the best all-around players.

Justin Simon, 2015 CG, GamePoint: Simon was relentless in getting to the rim, tallying 22 points along the way. He is a big and physical guard who can really put the ball on the floor and either create shots for himself or others. The future Arizona Wildcat helped keep his team competitive all weekend and looks to be a very promising prospect for Sean Miller and company.

P.J. Dozier, 2015 CG, Upward Stars: When talking about combo-guards in this class, Dozier may be the best. At 6-foot-6, he has exceptional size and uses his length incredibly well. He can put the ball on the floor and get to the rim, or create opportunities for those around him. He is also a talented scorer who can put up points in a hurry. Any concerns that he wouldn’t be the same player he used to be coming off a leg injury have been erased.

Skal Labissiere, 2015 PF, M33M: Few big men are as talented and skilled as Labissiere is, as he has a beautiful mid-range jumper and has become a great shot-blocker as well. While he isn’t overly quick, he has the ability to put the ball on the floor and take his man off the dribble. Once he becomes stronger, he will be a nightmare to guard.

Jawun Evans, 2015 PG, SC Raptors: Illinois had been tracking him through the Breakout Classic and into the weekend, and it’s easy to see why they are so hard on his trail. He is possibly the fastest point guard in this class and rarely turns the ball over or makes poor decisions. Evans is a difference maker on both ends of the floor and will be highly sought after for the remainder of this summer and into his senior year.

Derrick Jones, 2015 SF, We-R-1: Jones has always been a freak-athlete, but the rest of his game has started to come around as well. The 6-foot-6 wing has been finishing through contact all week and has shown a much-improved shooting stroke as well. Combine that with his ball-handling and truly extraordinary leaping ability and it is clear that Jones will be due for a boost in the rankings come August.

Christian Romine, 2015 PF, Illinois Stars: The 6-foot-10 prospect has a chance to be an effective low major post prospect with additional work on his offensive game. He already possesses a pretty right-handed hook shot and proved to be a consistent finisher around the rim. With long limbs and good athleticism, he has the tools to become a very good defender and shot-blocker in time as well.

Ian Gardener, 2015 SG, High Rise Team Up: A big time sleeper prospect we found in Philadelphia is the 6-foot-4 shooting guard. An unselfish player by nature, his skills and high IQ make him an intriguing kid. He has the size and speed to get to the rim at will and has the frame to become a very good on-ball defender at the next level as well. Look for him to pick up several low major offers by the end of the July evaluation period.

Jordan Dallas, 2015 PF/C, GamePoint: Another excellent long-term prospect is the 6-foot-10 post. The long lefty is highly skilled and when he gets touches in the low block, he is very hard to stop. In his game on Sunday morning against the Showtime Ballers, they simply could not stop Dallas, who finished the game with 22 points in a loss. Once he adds strength to his frame, he will become an even bigger problem for defenders.

Steve Enoch, 2015 PF, High Rise Team Up: It’s been a fantastic week for the Norwalk (CT) 6-foot-10 power forward, who continues to see his stock rise on a national level. Sunday morning was more of the same for the skilled big man, who scored the basketball on all three levels while also displaying good passing skills and unselfishness on the offensive end. In a loss, he finished with an easy 26 points.

Jordan Bruner, 2016 SF, Upward Stars: The 6-foot-7 Spring Valley (SC) product came into the event as the #83 prospect nationally according to our rankings, and he is trending up after his performance on Sunday. His perimeter skills have vastly improved since last year and he is becoming a much more assertive player on both ends of the floor.

Dezmon Murphy, 2015 PF, SABC: West Coast programs are beginning to take notice of the 6-foot-7 athletic power forward, who had a nice weekend for SABC. Right now, he is most effective as a high motor, rebounding post who is a good finisher in transition and causes foul problems for defensive big men. With additional offensive work, as well as more touches on the offensive end in the half-court, he could start to see more schools recruit him as we enter the second week of the July evaluation period.


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