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2021 Best of the Best Elite Florida Showcase

2021 Best of the Best Elite Florida Showcase

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by September 15, 2021 BAH Basketball

Apopka, FL – The Best of the Best Elite Florida Showcase this past Sunday given by Marcus McGee which displayed as roughly 100 plus players. BAH was there to evaluate prospects individually.

Standouts:

2023 6’7” F Zyier Beverly , West Oaks Academy – Length and wingspan gives him an edge on both ends. Has abilities to score over top of defenders & challenged shots defensively. The combination of both size and athleticism translates to play at the next level college basketball, as well as scoring skills. Beverly can be projected as one of the top 2023 prospects in the state. Beverly is a player you should watch!

2025 6’4” G Alexander Lloyd, Westminster Academy (FL) – I mentioned back in 2019 about him & he keeps adding to his game! Bounce, attacks the rim & smooth. I was really excited to evaluate him again, Lloyd is a 6’4 rising prospect who did no disappoint. Lloyd was relentles attacking the rim throughout the day, as he showed dunking on another player in a 5 on 5 game.

2024 6’9” F Ibrahima Traore, West Oaks Academy – He really embodies the term “work horse”. He does so much in the post interior; finishing at the rim, blocking/altering shots & providing a strong presence on the weak side. The young active bruising Power Forward brings physicality and a motor to the floor. What Traore does best is to be aggressive around the rim as a rebounder and finisher. Lets work on some go-to moves and mid-range face-up shots. 

2024 6’2” G Isaiah Brown, Orlando Christian Prep – Had a solid day. He’s an offensive threat with room to grow. Plays above the rim & looks to score. Brown’s scoring alone with his size and mobility should attract more D1 college interest by the end of the summer, OCP will be a must see this season. Plus, what Brown does best is use his dribble to create offense. He’s very talented!

2023 6’5” G Karmello Branch, Tampa Catholic Can bring a electrifying component to a team. Looks good in transition, can shoot the 3 ball & finishes over the rim. Colleges are going to be getting a gifted prospect, as the 6’5″ Guard who is skilled and mature beyond his years on the basketball court. Branch is mobile and mature to handle the ball and make shots.

2023 6’1” Nazir Griffin is a gifted player on both ends of the floor. The down hill runner had no problems pushing transition, getting to places on the court or putting pressure on opposing opponents. Griffin’s sturdy compact size makes him a matchup problem especilly when he’s on the attack off the dribble, and his athleticism to finish around the rim gives him highlight potential as well. When Griffin has the ball you know he’s going to push the tempo!

2024 6’7” Malik Abdullahi, Christopher Columbus (FL) – Didn’t shoot much from the outside, but his agility at the 3 spot gave him some advantages over defenders to make explosive plays at the basket. With his size, mobility and skill-set Abdullah is able to play around the basket or on the wing as a skilled forward.

2024 6’1” Jordan Lanier, Calvary Christian – An intriguing athlete that could make him valuable at his position. Lanier can really create his mid-range shot and makes good use of hesitation moves and ball-fakes to get his shot off. 

2025 6’6” Dwayne Wimberly Jr., Dillard HS – Has the capability to get to the rim & show athletic finishes at the basket. Wimberly’s is fully capable of handling the ball to attack from the wing, making shots from a variety of spots or finishing in transition, He’s length and size on the wing makes him intriguing as a D1 prospect. Look for Wimberly to continue to create a buzz for himself.

2023 6’5” Koree Cotton, Southridge HS – Can play 1-3 positions, very efficient & looks to make the right play for others. Looks to be unaffected by pressure and steps up to make plays. But the continued emphasis on developing his shooting game especially form beyond the arc will only inflate his recruitment.  Not surprised he’s picked up a few D1 offers.

2023 5’9” Evon Neal Falconer, Brooks DeBartolo – He’s quick and defends. Falconer’s motor made it easy to beat defenders down the court and get easy layups. Defensively he can be a magician, he’s able to cause problems. Having that speed is great but isn’t enough, so he plays to his strength by standing out on the defensive end, getting steals which will allow him to use his athletics to score around the rim.

Notables:

2025 6’0” Christopher Maxon, Fort Pierce Central

2024 6’4” Kyler Lamb, Williston HS

2024 G Gavin Dunn, West Oaks Academy

2024 6’5” Jesse Nimmo, Haines City

2023 6’2” Carl Devon Parish, Miami Norland

2022 6’7” Akeem Dauphin, Elite Academy

2023 5’9” Matthew Mairena, Miami Southridge

2023 6’5” Amani Drayton, McArthur HS

2023 6’1” Anthony Dozier Jr., Southridge HS

Spotlight Player of the Day:

2022 5’11” Nicholas Mate, Florida Christian – The highlight of the day came when mate hit 10 3 pointers in a 5 on 5 game. This was unexpected and never done at this event, impressive!

Fr/Soph Top 20 Game Selection:

Alex Lloyd, Isaiah Brown, Jesse Nimmo, Christian Maxon, Chris Maxon, Gavin Dunn, Dwayne Wimberly, Ibrahima Traore, Lorenzo, Kyler Lamb

Josh Stallings, William Gray, Jordan Lanier, Sean Standifer, Eduardo Rodriguez, Jason Masson, Jahlon Bain, Connor Mohr, Malik Abdullahi, Justin Snell, Romari Robinson

Jr/Sr Top Top 20 Game Selection:

Carl Devon Parrish, Daniel Smith, Koree Cotton, Akeem Dauphin, Jacob Holcombe, Nazir Griffin, Parker Lanosa, Justin Guthrie, Elton Paige, Karmello Branch

Makhi Brown, Even Neil Falconer, Krishen Atwal, Nicholas Mate, KeAndre Kindell, Roland Majors, Zyier Beverly, Matthew Mairena, Amani Drayton, Nicholaus Gooden Brooks, Anthony Dozier Jr.

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