Magnolia Hoops Scouting Service
Gerald Snider Meridian Camp Report
March 18, 2017
Top Ten 2017
Gulfport HS (Gulfport, MS)
Daniels has good size to play the point on the JUCO level. He showed that he could score on all three levels. He took smart shots and shot them well from deep. He possess a good pull-up jumper and uses his size to get to the basket and finish around the rim. He also showed he can penetrate and find the open man. Daniels played very efficiently, limiting his mistakes while making a mark on the day. He averaged 13.3 points and 3.6 assist to go with his 1.5 steals per game during the 2016-17 season. Daniels is a solid pick up for the JUCO level.
Russell Christian Academy HS (Meridian, MS)
The most athletic player at the camp. Hall has huge upside. He didn’t have the best camp offensively but showed signs of great things. His hustle on the defensive end caused havoc down low. He swatted several shots and controlled the boards. He has the ability to handle the ball and get to the basket with a face-up game. Jerimiah would fit nicely on JUCO rosters that need a defensive presence and could end up being an all around gem. Hall averaged 11.5 points, 14.7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4.7 steals per game during the 2016-17 season.
Xavier “Zay” Heidelberg
Russell Christian Academy HS (Meridian, MS)
Zay was one of the fastest players at the camp. The lightning fast point guard used his explosiveness to get to the basket with ease. He displayed how he averaged 29.2 points during the 2016-17 season with his scoring ability around the basket. Zay managed to score that clip at 58% shooting. Heidelberg showed great handles and good on-ball defense. Despite his small frame and size, he rebounded extremely well from the guard spot. He also recorded 6.1 rebounds, 4.3 assist and 3.7 steals per game during the 2016-17 season. Heidelberg can use his explosiveness to help any JUCO from the guard spot.
Baldwyn HS (Baldwyn, MS)
Hurd had the onlookers oohing and aahing with his flashy dribbling and his highlight reel passes. Hurd knocked down big shot after big shot from beyond the arc and from mid range. His step back jumpers were falling and he created several scoring options around the basket. C.J. put his teammates in great scoring positions with his precise passing. JUCO’s needing a true pass-first point need to give him a look. He averaged 14.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.2 assist and 1.4 steals during the 2016-17 season.
Terry HS (Terry, MS)
Taylor showed he has the ability to step out and shoot the long ball as well as scoring around the basket. He finished strong around the rim. Ken Tarri also had no problem finding the open man. Taylor was all over the place on the defensive end with his hustle.
Enterprise HS (Wesson, MS)
JUCO Coaches looking for a guy that can fill it up, here’s your man. Pendleton is a scoring machine. He scores with ease in the lane and around the basket. Dwayne knocked down several three’s to show he has range. He averaged 22.5 points per game during the 2016-17 season to go with 6.2 rebounds per game from the guard spot. He is a perfect fit for a team needing a strong body guard that can get buckets off the bench.
Southeast Lauderdale HS (Toomsuba, MS)
Clayton is a pass-first point guard that could get in the lane and dish to the open man. He stepped out toward the end of the camp and knocked down some three’s to show a little range. He is very shifty defensively and guards very well horizontally.
Ocean Springs HS (Ocean Springs, MS)
Brack was a silent weapon that quietly rose to the top of the camp. He played smart basketball on the offensive end and moves very well without the ball. Brack used his outside shot to set up his scoring around the basket. He has a killer head fake from outside that he uses to set up his mid range jumper. Brack played good team defense. He was one of the most solid players at the camp from beginning to end. He is a very well coached player. Jordan averaged 10.4 points per game and 4.6 rebounds during the 2016-17 season. Brack would be a great addition on the JUCO level.
Dan Locke IV
West Tallahatchie HS (Tutwiler, MS)
One of the biggest unknown players at the camp. However, his skill set and body frame put him as the highest potential college ready player. He is a long, lanky 6-5 wing. His strength would be his outside shot. He has very long range and could provide a scoring punch for any JUCO around. Locke has a good mid range game. Locke can finish around the rim off the dribble. He was slowed a little at the camp by a sprained ankle suffered in the state tournament. He could be a low major or mid major player after a few years in the JUCO system.
West Jones HS (Laurel, MS)
Jones displayed an all around game on both sides of the ball. Offensively, he mixed his mid range scoring and his passing ability to keep the defenders at bay. Defensively, he played tough man on man defense. He played the passing lanes very well and snagged balls from all directions. He played strong around the rim contesting shots when they went his way. Jones averaged 14.7 points per game to go with his 2.5 steals during the 2016-17 season.
Rounding Out The 2017’s
McComb HS (McComb, MS)
Martin was knock down from long range nailing the three ball day day at camp. He scored easily off of hustle points and created scoring opportunities for his teammates. Who takes charges at Showcase Camps? Kendrell Martin. His biggest asset is his effort. He attacked the boards and was a nuisance on defense. Martin scored 10.4 points per game during the 2016-17 season and averaged 1.7 steals.
Noxubee County HS (Brooksville, MS)
The strong body guard was a great facilitator. He could have easily lead the campers in assist. He has the knack for making the right passes and finding the right man. Boswell also stepped out and showed a little range by knocking down a few three’s.
Noxubee County HS (Macon, MS)
Graham was as pesky as they come on defense. He managed to get several steals and played good man to man defense. Offensively, he fits the role of a passer only scoring when he needs to. He likes to get his team involved.
Natchez HS (Natchez, MS)
Hill used his length to cause problems on the defensive end. His long reach allowed him to get in and swipe some balls away from the opposition. He swatted several shots when they contested him. Hill has a nice 15 ft face up game and can knock the jumpers down with ease. He showed good hands by scoring around the basket.
Smithville HS (Smithville, MS)
I watched Smithville play a couple times this year and Cox must’ve been injured because I would have remember him. Cox did not just blow you away in any certain fashion of the game, however he did a little bit of everything. Defensively, he played the passing lanes, stepped up and double teamed to create steals and was just plain hard nosed and gritty. On the offensive side, he shot the long ball well which opened up some good mid range jumpers for him. He used a reverse that was hard to stop around the basket. He crashed the boards and made smart passes to find the open man.
John F Kennedy HS (Shelby, MS)
Starks is a very quick passing guard. His strength is getting into the lane and dishing to the open man or kicking out to the shooter. He knocked down a couple open looks when needed to from outside. Starks plays good hustle defense and he uses his defense to create offense for his team.
Center Hill HS (Olive Branch, MS)
Henry started the day out setting up his teammates as a pass first guard. He transitioned into a knock down long range shooter. Henry gobbled up several loose balls and come away with some timely steals. He averaged 11.5 points per game, 4.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 steals during the 2016-17 season.
Bay Springs HS (Bay Springs, MS)
Johnson uses his athletic ability to get into the lane and finish around the basket. He is a long and stocky guard that is a ball hawk on defense. He also challenged opponents at the basket when they drove the lane. He averaged 12.5 points per game during the 2016-17 season.
Heidelberg HS (Heidelberg, MS)
Parker is a defensive weapon. He roamed the court and provided double teams while keeping his guy in check. He came away with several steals and several blocked shots. Parker provided the defensive spark his team needed.
Southeast Lauderdale (Meridian, MS)
The strong forward finished around the rim after contact all day. He plays tough on both ends of the court. He is a banger on defense down low. He is mobile and he stepped out and was scoring from 17 feet.
Northwest Rankin HS (Flowood, MS)
Morris did his damage with hustle. He turned loose balls into layups. Morris was diving out of bounds and on the ground going for the ball. He turned his hustle into points for his team. Correll averaged 5.9 points per game to go with his 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals during the 2016-17 season.
Quitman HS (Shabuta, MS)
Fairley was full of hustle. He dove on the floor multiple times going for loose balls. His energy and hustle produced several fast break opportunities. Amaras scored around the basket when he got the chance. He defender well by getting a hand full of steals.
West Monroe HS (West Monroe, LA)
Powell is a guy that does a little bit of everything. He scored on all three levels. He nailed several long range shots and easily hit 15 foot jumpers. His game in the paint was very good. He backed smaller guys down and worked the low post and he faced up and used his speed when the taller guys were holding him. He used a variety of defensive tools by contesting shots, stealing balls in the passing lanes as ripping them from his man. He also used his strong body to lean on the smaller guards he was holding. Powell could be a valuable asset to JUCO’s looking for a strong body two guard.
Mendenhall HS (Mendenhall, MS)
Fultz crashed the boards and created second chance opportunities that he collected on. He scored easy in transition. Fultz came away with several blocked shots on the defensive side of the court.
Dothan HS (Dothan, AL)
Kirkland was a rebounding monster. He snagged offensive board after board and muscled his way to second chance points. When he pulled down defensive boards he would quickly hit the outlet to get the break started. Later in the day, he stepped and and showed a little bit of range by nailing a couple three balls. Kirkland also did the unspeakable by taking a charge at a camp.
Potts Camp HS (Holly Springs, MS)
Powers is a smooth lefty with a sweet stroke from the outside. The shifty guard also uses a nice pump fake to get to the basket or to get off a good mid range jumper. He scored on all three levels. His scoring wasn’t his biggest asset thought. It was his hustle and extra effort that got my attention. He was diving on the floor for loose balls on numerous occasions. He also was seen multiple times diving out of bounds saving balls. Micah averaged 9.6 points per game and 3.5 assists during the 2016-17 season.
Columbus HS (Columbus, MS)
Frazier is a load to deal with down low. His wide frame allowed him to post up and display his back to the basket moves. Jaboris has some range to his face up game. He knocked down several 15 footers from the baseline and the elbow. He set good fundamental, timely screens for his team. The big man capped the day off with a nice drive followed by a spin move and reverse lay up.
Plaquemine HS (Gonzales, LA)
The speedy guard scored by getting into the lane and finishing around the rim. He knocked down several baseline jumpers when he got the chance. Keandre was a ball hawk on defense snagging passes out of the air. His on ball defense was a headache for the opposing team.
West Tallahatchie HS (Webb, MS)
Tyler is a true old school point guard. He runs the break and always finds the open man. He picks defenses apart in the half court set with his precise passes. The smart guard can handle pressure calmly and provide solid results. He did show a bit of a scoring burst by getting in the lane and finishing at the rim. Berryhill uses his coaches son mentality on the defensive end by playing smart, fundamental team defense.
Nettleton HS (Nettleton, MS)
Jernigan is a master at creating and one’s. He does a great job of finding the contact and finishing thru the foul. He is speedy on defense and plays the passing lanes very well. He showed some range by connecting on a few open looks outside.
Center Hill HS (Olive Branch, MS)
Henry played well beyond his years with all the upperclassmen. He showed that he can score in the lane and from mid range. He crashed the offensive boards and created second chance opportunities. Kevin is one for the D3 and D2 schools to keep an eye on as he progresses each year. He averaged 3.9 points per game and 3.0 rebounds during the 2016-17 season.
Ray Brooks HS (Beulah, MS)
Cedrick was undoubtedly the steals leader for the day. He used a lightning quick speed burst to get the ball away from opposing players. He finished well in the lane and mixed his offensive game up with a mixture of passes to the open man.
William “Will” Thompson
Shannon HS (Tupelo, MS)
The big lefty showed some nifty moves down low. His field goal percentage was outstanding on the day. Will moved well without the ball and put himself into some good scoring positions. He stepped out and nailed a three just to show he had a little range. His strong, solid body helped him keep people at bay in the low post.