Part III: Delancy, Hawkins and Watson dominate “The Breakdown Showcase”
October 6, 2017
DJ Delancy, CJ Hawkins and Roderick Watson-Pear showed up to “The Jr. Breakdown Showcase” and got busy! 2023 DJ Delancy, Franklin Academy who is always eye catching, switched positions with ease. The Miami area native Delancy, made accurate passes playing the PG spot and scored effortlessly at the SG and SF positions. He’s growing at a good rate, already 6’0″ and long. No second guessing that he will grow to a great looking prospect. 2022 CJ Hawkins, Franklin MS has become a versatile 6’3″ PF or has they say a “stretch 4”. He used his length to make easy baskets over smaller players and extended the floor with a lefty stroke. Hawkin’s has improved on his dribbling but needs to start working in the weight room and improving shooting mechanics.
2022 Roderick Watson-Pearcey, Stewart MS has been on my radar since 6th grade. In the making of a smooth slinky SG/SF that can score and start offense from his rebounding. Watson-Pear can be dangerous if he continues to grow and put on muscle mass along with additional core strengthening.
Without missing a beat, the guard play of 2024 Willie Sheppard, 2023 Jaylen Smith and 2025 Sian Morris was exciting. These kids are some of the finest guards in the Class of 2024-2025. Willie Sheppard, Tinker MS was a name mentioned throughout the event. From his smooth attitude to his high paced composed game. Sheppard can go and his young knowledge of the game will expand has he gets older. Jaylen Smith, Ocoee MS just is a player you can not count out. He gives top effort and displays decent size for his position. He is a competitor and will not shy away from competition. We will stay on him!
Sian Morris, Watergrass MS started to catch our eye in the second set of games with is high energy play. Morris will press you 94 feet, use multiple moves to shake defenders and looks to be an impact player in the making.Can’t wait to see these talented players at the BDTN(@BDTNationusa)event coming in December!