Tuesday, September 29, 2009

True Hoops Elite Showcase notes

I spent Saturday at the True Hoops Elite Showcase at Norcross High School and had a chance to watch a number of talented young guys in action. Here is who caught my eye:

Devonte Pollard (pictured) was the best long-term prospect at the camp. The 6-foot-7 lefty from Kemper County High School (Miss.) is a very bouncy big man that plays with good energy and bounce around the cup. Pollard has the look of a top 65 level player (or maybe better) in the 2012 class. He’s a great athlete and tries to rip the rims off when he in the area. Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama and Georgia State have all been in to see him so far this fall, he said.

Keon Brown, a 2011 power forward from Evangel Christian in Chester, Va., was an interesting prospect at the True Hoops camp. The 6-foot-7 forward scored with ease in the paint. He’s a nice mid-level sleeper to watch in the junior class. American, Hartford and St. Francis have offered, Brown says. Boston College, Wake Forest, Western Kentucky, Virginia Commonwealth and DePaul are interested, too, he says.

Zachary Reynolds, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Mt. Zion (N.C.), was one of the top post players in the camp. The class of 2011 prospect was a tough customer in the low-post because of his toughness, shot-blocking abilities and his non-stop energy. His energy was an intimidating factor.

Class of 2013 prospect Dennis Miles, a well put together 6-foot-5 wing, the top freshman at the event. He’s a strong kid that can hit shots from the wing but also cause problems because of his athleticism from the wing. He has a future at a high-major school in time.


After shining last week at the Elite 75 camp.75 camp, Hendrix Emu, Joemar Black, Tyler Brunson and Delron Summey were back at it at the True Hoops Elite Showcase.

Emu displayed his great passing touch. Black showed off his athleticism. Summey used his versatility. Mix the trio with Reynolds, one of the top big men at the camp, and Mt. Zion should enjoy a successful year on the hardwood.

For a deeper look into the top performers from Georgia at the event, be sure to check out D1Spects.com.

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