BrandonClayScouting.com: #PSBSummerInvite Recap – July 31, 2017

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – The PeachStateBasketball.com Summer Invitational featured 90 of the nation’s premier teams playing in front of 250 plus college coaches inside Lake Point Indoor Complex to start the second half of the July evaluation period. Here’s a look at my thoughts from the event:

By: @BrandonClayPSB


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Day One was an amazing stage for prospects with multiple college coaches watching the action on seemingly every court. This year’s event was arguably the deepest field talent wise that we’ve had. The schedule in all divisions featured high level uncommitted prospects for schools to watch.

Team Elite #PSBFamily is the nation’s premier EYBL program right now coming off of back to back Nike Nationals championship runs. Chad Hubbard found a way to dial his team up one more time to win the #PSBSummerInvite title over All-Ohio Black EYBL #PSBFamily to close out the event.

JBS came all the way from California to take full advantage of the stage that the #PSBSummerInvite provides. Sean Chambers has built one of the state’s premier programs. Led by Class of 2018 prospects Sirena Tuitele of Chico, Calif., and Shayley Harris of El Dorado Hills, Calif., (UCLA commit) JBS was ready for this primetime matchup. On the other side, Ty Cox’ Carolina All-Stars #PSBFamily program has long been a staple of this event. Elite Basketball Academy campers Amoria Neal-Tysor of Sanford, N.C., and Izzy Strigel of Durham, N.C., helped formed a formidable backcourt. Over 20 schools sat on this game and for good reason. The court was full of next level prospects.

I mentioned Doug Bush’s Alabama Southern Starz in the Day One Recap. His Sophomore team is one of the best in the country. The same can be said for Jay Bee Bethea and Jay Etter’s All-Ohio Lavender EYBL #PSBFamily roster as well. Keep an eye out for Class of 2020 guard Alexia Smith of Columbus, Ohio.

Nautilus Express has been with our #PSBFamily since the inception of the concept seven years ago. Justin Wimmer is one of the country’s best teachers and has a long track record of placing kids in school. On the other side, LOD is a proud member of the #PSBFamily. LaToya Brown has built a program that thrives on finding college homes for players while building them as both players and people along the way.

Florida Future has long been known for producing elite level young talent. This year’s roster was no different. We’ve got our eyes on Samara Spencer, O’Mariah Gordon, Chaniya Clark and Janay Outten amongst others on this loaded roster.

Earl Rooks’ Lady ProSkills are in their first year both on the EYBL circuit and as a #PSBFamily member. Rooks has done a first class job of building a program that has both elite talent and roster depth. Class of 2020 prospects Sarah Andrews of Irving, Texas and Hannah Gusters of DeSoto, Texas are the real deal. Add to that Class of 2019 wing Jordyn Oliver of Prosper, Texas (Baylor commit) and the future remains bright even after a talented 2018 class departs this fall.

The Carolina Flames EYBL program is no stranger to the gauntlet of the #PSBSummerInvite. Arne Morris and Jonas Richard’s teams have become a yearly staple in the event. The 2017 version featured an elite junior and sophomore roster. Class of 2018 guard Shaniya Jones (Virginia Tech commit) of High Point, N.C., led the way with her ability to put the ball in the basket.

Brandon Clay is the owner of the JumpOffPlus.com International Report, Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. The JumpOffPlus.com is picked up by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. In addition to serving as ProspectsNation.com WNBA Director of Scouting, Clay serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. He is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. Clay serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the National Coordinator of Voting for the Boys / Girls All-American Teams. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com