SUWANEE, Ga. — The Elite Basketball Academy All-Southeast Showcase Session II showcased over 200 of the country’s top prospects. Anytime that college coaches are in the building, the energy and stakes at a TeamPSB event are turned up to the max. Here’s a look at three players whose games rose to the occasion.
Jasmine Carter (Hoschton, Ga.) — St. Pius X — 2014
A change in schools this fall hasn’t done anything to detract from Carter’s on-floor performance. At an open gym two weeks ago, LSU, Maryland and Purdue all stopped by to check on the 5-foot-8 shooting guard. Carter played so well that all three made it a point to get back down for the showcase to watch her again. A definite top-100 caliber prospect, she didn’t disappoint with her play on the defensive ielts essay marking service end of the floor. Carter is more than good enough athletically with lateral quickness to serve as a primary on-ball option.
At the next level, we view Carter as a player who can make open shots as well as create opportunities for her teammates using her ability to attack the lane off of the bounce. She’s got a compact but strong frame which allows her to take bumps as she showed this weekend, scoring multiple times with a defender hanging from her off-arm. That skill along with her willingness to shoot the mid-range jumper in traffic makes Carter one of the country’s top scoring guards in the junior class.
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Sierra Butler (Norcross, Ga.) — Norcross — 2014
Post players are a rare commodity these days and colleges up and down the East Coast were watching Butler’s inside play during the showcase. She’s not the first Butler to have college options. Her older sister, Patrice, is a freshman at Furman. Like her sister, uk based essay writers Sierra has grown her game steadily over the first two years of her high school career and her ability was on full display this weekend. Blessed with a solid build and good feet, Butler gets up and down the floor consistently, making it tough for opposing post players to keep up with her in the transition game. On the defensive end, she’s more than willing to mix it up on the interior as well as rebound the basketball.
Brianna Farris (Chattanooga, Tenn.) — Girls Prep — 2013
Farris’ play sparked the intrigue of several new programs while schools that had already been recruiting her, like Long Island, were watching her every move. The 5-9 combo guard is in as good a shape now, out-of-season, as our staff could remember. Her improved conditioning level showed as even on her third day in a row of gameplay, she still showed both the schools and our staff that she can attack the lane off of bounce. Long Island’s dedication to language editing service Farris paid off with a verbal commitment this week after she visited the Brooklyn, N.Y., campus.
Over 100 college coaches from all levels – NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and JUCO’s – were on hand for the All-Southeast Showcase Session II. We want to thank them, the players and everyone else who was on hand for our fall weekend, making it as good as any event in the country.
Brandon Clay is the publisher of the JumpOffPlus.com and the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc. The service is picked up by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the EBA All-American, Fab Five and Super 64 Camps. In addition, he serves as a national recruiting analyst for ESPNHoopgurlz and a contributor to SLAM Magazine. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as an evaluator, event operator and trainer. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com or follow him on Twitter @BrandonClayPSB