Montell McRae has been one of the more intriguing players in Cleveland for a while now and though his frame still needs to fill out, he showed why at the Ohio’s Finest Showcase. Held at Garfield Heights this past Thursday, McRae used his length and athleticism to take over both ends of the floor. His dominance in the paint on the offensive end was seen above with these three big dunks.
We will have plenty more on Montell as the season goes on at CityLeagueHoops.
Jordan Clarkson really caught the eye of NBA scouts when he dominated the CP3 Elite Guard Camp, but the grind hasn’t stopped there. Drafted in the second round by the Lakers in June’s NBA Draft, Clarkson flourished in summer league. He posted averages of 16 points and 5 rebounds per game while playing both guard slots. The Missouri product also shot 42 percent from the NBA three point line, enabling him to land a guaranteed contract for this upcoming season.
Watch some of the moves that he has worked on in the off-season with respected trainer KP of Reps on Reps. Be sure to check out his website for free workouts and videos of other NBA players training.
Edrice Adebayo has always had one of the most imposing physical makeups of anyone in the class of 2016 and it showed at the Nike Global Challenge. From a baseline out of bounds play, one of “Bam”‘s East teammates lofted the ball towards the rim, only to have the 6-foot-9 junior crush it down for a legit dunk.
We will have plenty more of Bam throughout the high school season on CityLeagueHoops.
Ludaday weekend has been drawing people to ATL from all genres of life for quite some time now. Whether it be celebrities, basketball players, or musicians, it seems as if everyone from the ATL makes the journey back home for some of the weekend’s festivities, culminating with the basketball game at Georgia State. One of which was the league’s best center, Dwight Howard.
Scoring 33 points in the game, D12 wound up being the game’s leading scorer via a flurry of powerful dunks, oops in transition, and even a three pointer. While it was definitely a laissez-faire game, the sold out crowd at Georgia State was definitely hyped to see superman come out and put on a show.
Balsa Koprivica has yet to enter high school, but is already establishing himself as a well known name within the basketball community. Already standing 6-foot-10, he has the size of an NBA big man, but is only in the 8th grade. He shows exceptional coordination for a young player of his stature and is improving athletically, as seen by these three impressive dunks that he threw down at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase.
Be on the lookout for many more videos of this skilled Serbian in the future.
Kicking off the fall event season is one that gives everyone a peek at the future. In conjecture with the CP3 Rising Stars Camp, the DunkDog All-American Game brings some of the nation’s finest freshman to Winston-Salem for an outstanding weekend of hoops that even draws CP3 himself to the gym.
Lead guards Damon Harge and Elijah Hardy did the bulk of the duty handling the ball throughout the game. 6-foot-5 wing Robert Woodard was the game’s top scorer, showing off an inside out game that will make him one of the very best in Mississippi’s stacked class of 2018. Naz Reid and Canadian Simi Shittu stand 6-foot-7 already, but created mismatches all over the court with their ability to handle the ball in the open floor, yet also established themselves as shot-blocking presences in the paint. Emmitt Williams and DeShang “DJ” Weaver showed off their crazy athleticism, dunking virtually everything they touched around the rack.
All in all, it was an outstanding preview of what the future has to hold and is a must see event for anyone who hopes to get a jump start on the freshman class.
Edward Morrow has always been known for having one of the best motors in high school basketball. From the time that he started getting significant minutes as a sophomore at Simeon alongside Jabari Parker, he established himself as a beast on the glass and high level finisher in the paint. Now a senior, he is ready to carry the load at Simeon.
Playing for USA South at the Nike Global Challenge, Morrow was the type of glue guy that every team needs in a loaded tournament of this nature. He rebounded the ball outside of his area, played great positional defense, and showed off his great hands around the rack. The 6-foot-7 power forward also displayed a developing game facing the rack, namely with his explosive first step on straight line drives to the basket. While you aren’t going to see Ed playing point forward any time soon, the strides that he made in his offensive game was obvious to onlookers.
With official visits already set for Nebraska and Iowa, Morrow also owns offers from Arkansas, Cal, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Minnesota, and West Virginia. No decision appears to be imminent, but expect many more schools to attempt to jump in the picture if this relentless forward decides to hold off until the late signing period.
Dwight Howard made a surprise appearance during LudaDay Weekend, and he did not disappoint the sold out crowd at Georgia State. There were plenty of highlights from the Rockets superstar throughout the game, including this dunk in which he literally waited for his defender to catch up, only to then dunk on him.
Stay tuned for the full Dwight Howard mix from the LudaDay game in the near future.
Jaylen Brown has had a monster summer. Playing in as many events as any big time prospect in the country, the Atlanta native showed his stuff to the world. In fact, he even crossed shoe company lines by playing in the Nike Global Challenge, where he threw down this nasty dunk after attacking the baseline. Moves like this are what put him atop of Scout.com’s latest class of 2015 rankings.
Be sure to check back for more of Jaylen in the near future.
Trinidad James is known for his rap career, but showed that he can hoop, too. The Atlanta native came out to play in the LudaDay Weekend charity game and showed his stuff alongside Rockets star Dwight Howard. James scored 9 straight points, connecting on 3 three pointers and got the crowd hyped in the process. While he’s not quite at the level of The Game or Cam’ron as far as his basketball talents are concerned, he still surprised just about everyone at Georgia State with the range he had on his jumper.