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DC Metro Showcase Grab Bag
Ron Bailey, Publisher
Information was flowing at the DC Metro Showcase.
June 30, 2010 - Previously the championship rounds of DC Metro Showcase action were covered briefly by i95Ballerz.com. In an attempt to provide even more information, updates on certain participating players are presented here.
Though Garner was not dialed in to what schools are recruiting him, saying “I let my father handle that”, his 6’6”, 210 pound rim-rocking rising junior forward teammate Savon Goodman, was; his list includes “Villanova, West Virginia, Georgetown, Xavier, Temple, Rutgers, St. Joes, LaSalle, Miami of Florida, Texas” and others.
Savon Goodman is a human highlight reel.
This high flying student athlete thinks highly of the “Big 12 and
ACC”, viewing them as ‘free flowing offensive leagues”.
He also tabbed the BIG EAST “the best”, and would love to
Using his wits to compensate for desired strength development – a self-appraised need – is something Jefferson was forced to do greatly in the recent NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp. Comprised of top high school aged players nationally, Amile proved he more than belonged.
“It was good competition, I learned a lot” said Jefferson of the NBAPA Top 100. “They were able to teach me about basketball and life”.
Though his team bowed out to eventual runner up Crusader Nation in the Showcase’s quarterfinals, Jefferson left many people quite impressed. He is also a top student at Friends Central (Pa).
Of Team Philly, coached by Cedric Jones, Garner said “It’s like my family”, sentiment shared by Goodman. This writer forgot to ask Jefferson, who was visibly upset with officiating in his team’s playoff loss.
Step Up: B’More Elite (17u) won the Showcase despite
being down starters Nick Faust and Ronald Williams; Faust, a rising senior
guard missed championship day to attend the Kevin Durant Camp, flying
out after playing Saturday. Williams, a rising senior point guard visited
George Mason on Saturday (for CAA fans, he’s also visited VCU recently).
Offers: Faust recently received an offer from Maryland, as did Elite teammate, rising senior forward Greg Lewis. The Terps hosted both after they participated in the NBAPA Top 100, an event Lewis enjoyed as he had “more flexibility, they allowed me to play my natural position of power forward instead of center”. He is 6’8”, weighs around 220 pounds and believes Maryland’s flex offense a good fit.
Tevin Hanner, here boxing out Goodman while
Jefferson shoots a free throw, is tough around the cup.
Faust not long ago visited Marquette, and reportedly received
a schollie offer from that school. The same source indicated “UMass,
UNLV, Delaware, Penn State and Virginia” have also offered.
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