Big County Preps and Bay Area Hoops PICK & POP BOYS BASKETBALL Recap

On Sunday, approximately 60 Student-Athletes ranging from 9th-12th grades gathered at the University of Tampa in the  Martinez Sports Center to participate in the Big County Preps and Bay Area Hoops Pick and Pop Training Showcase.

Craig Hall Jr.
Craig Hall Jr.
Jarvaris Rambo
Jarvaris Rambo


For the first time ever,  BCP and BAH were able to put together a showcase that concentrated on Basketball IQ.   The showcase kicked off with IQ skill drills, multiple Pick and Roll and Pick and Pop drills, Agility and timed drills.  Following the showcase BCP and BAH were able to give the parents a crash course in recruiting and the preparation of students for college sports.   After that, 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 games were played.

Johnny Lampkin and Derek Webster
Johnny Lampkin and Derek Webster
Tavaris Johnson and Demetrie Weeks both os Spoto HS share a laugh
Tavaris Johnson and Demetrie Weeks both of Spoto HS share a laugh
Big County Preps and Bay Area Hoops have been very consistent in their presentation of Showcases and instruction which has been attractive to those serious players.  Our intention is to bring back the basketball presence in the Tampa Bay area.  Here’s what we saw:

Bright House Sports Network  Coverage of Pick and Pop

Super 7 College Prospects:

Craig Hall Jr.2017  6’5” Craig Hall Jr., Steinbrenner HS– Loads of TALENT!  A stand-out with his long wing span.  Showed he can be aggressive in the post by dominating down low throughout the day.  A physical PF/C that can finish around the basket well.  Despite his size, he is athletic for big men.  As he grows in the next 3 years so will his talent.  A MUCH WATCH ATHLETE!

Anthony Allen2016  6’2” Anthony Allen, Haines City HS– Very athletic SG and shows lots of pose offensively.  High flyer,  finishes in the lane and can create of the dribble.  Like to see more of the pull-up jump shot.  However, Allen may have been the most talked about amongst coaches on hand.

Isaiah Channer2015  6’0”  Isaiah Channer, Strawberry Crest HS–  He showed he can be a reliable point guard, not turning the ball over and making the extra pass.  Channer processes the ability to score from the outside along with creative ball handling skills to get pass defenders.

Jack Tisdale2014  6’0”  Jack Tisdale,  Haines City HS– Tisdale was active all day.  A true competitor.  Tisdale got the basket regularly with his speed and allusive dribbling skills.

Derek Webster2017  6’4”  Derek Webster, Seffner Christian–  Did it on both ends Sunday.  He’s was solid!  A hard cover for SG/SF in the post and driving the basket because of his strength.   Good court awareness.  Once his jump shot develops more, he will become a dominant player in the area.

Austin Griffin2014  6’4”  Austin Griffin, Strawberry Crest HS– Austin came to play!  He was another athlete that coaches talked about.   He showed his strength in the post and displayed a quick second jump at the basket as well.  Griffin’s a shooter, he can hit the long ball and the pull up jumper.

Akeem Martinez2014  6’4”  Akeem Martinez, Haines City HS– Martinez played above the rim, he is a great athlete and attacks the rim well.  A under-sized PF that caused problems for defenses all day.


Eye Catching Underclassmen:


Javaris Rambo  6’5”  Brandon HS

Tavaris Johnson  6’1”  Spoto HS

Juwan Green  5’7”  Spoto HS

Jacashes Mielec  5’8”  Lake Gibson  HS



Akeem Aquil  5’8”  Brooks-DeBartolo

Donald Andrews  5’10”  Lake Gibson HS

Andy Anneville  5’10”  Tampa Catholic HS



Reid Walker  6’2”  Seffner Christian

Darius Lue  5’11”  Seffner Christian


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