Adidas Crossroads of the South Camp
Ridgeland High School
September 30, 2017
Every fall Marc Rowe brings in some of the most talented players in the South for his Adidas Crossroads of the South Camp. He didn’t disappoint this year either as he provided some high end talent and competition for the scouts and media to take a look at.
Tyreonte Davis 6-3 2018 G/F Crystal Springs HS (MS): The leading scorer on last years Crystal Springs team has the knack for being in the right place at the right time. He moves well without the ball and seems to have a knack for scoring. He plays at the same controlled speed on every play. A good option for JUCO Coaches to take a look at.
Jaylen Lester 6-1 2018 G Canton HS (MS): Lester continued his high level of play from the Magnolia Hoops Showcase. He seems to be comfortable scoring at a high level when needed. He’s a good shooter from outside. He will be a solid JUCO consideration this season.
Orlando Houston 6-3 2018 G Laurel HS (MS): He plays with a bundle of energy on the court. He is explosive on the offensive and defensive ends. He uses his explosiveness to get in the lane and create or in the passing lanes swiping passes. He should be looked at by JUCO Coaches this season.
Bryson Mills 6-4 2018 G Mendenhall HS (MS): I was glad to see Bryson back from his leg injury. He played at a safe and steady pace. He showed that he can still score from around and above the rim. He can still shoot from the outside. My biggest question and concern was how he recovered on the defensive end and he eased my distress. He was the best on-ball defender in the state before the injury and it seems he might have lost a half-step but still head and shoulders above the competition. He will be a steal on the JUCO level this year and could develop into a mid-major.
Garrison Wade 6-6 2018 G/F St. Andrews HS (MS): What can you say about GWade? He should be a lock for the “Dandy Dozen” team. He has transformed into a beast. He has gained confidence in his game and was comically chirping with fellow players, and he backed up most of his projections too. He makes smart plays and don’t force the ball into bad decisions. He rebounds hard and played smart defense. He scored easily down low and has the ability to shoot from mid and long range. I see him as being a low mid-major talent with even more upside considering he’s a year younger than his 2018 classmates.
Miles Miller 6-3 PG Meridian HS (MS): Miles did whatever he wanted at the camp. He scored easily whenever he wanted to. He can get in the lane and score around the basket so smooth. However, that’s not really his game. He pushed the ball and set his teammates up for the right plays. He played smart and solid defense. Miles is high academic and is easily a low-major that is getting overlooked.
Roderick Smith 6-8 2018 F/C Crystal Springs HS (MS): Big Baby played at a high level. He scored around the basket and scored from mid-range. He played hard defense and rebounded at a very high level. He is a high target for JUCO Coaches to look at.
Michael Barber 6-8 2018 G/F Jackson Academy HS (MS): Mike had a good day at the camp. He scored and made smart decisions with the ball. He rebounded and defended at a high level. He can clear the defensive boards and get the ball down the court in a hurry. A year of high level post grad would do him wonders.
Joe Cooper 6-1 2019 PG Olive Branch HS (MS): One of the BEST passing guards in the state. He came down to Ridgeland and just did his thing. He was wowing onlookers all day with his advanced passing skills and vision but that’s just what he does. He plays his game and is the perfect teammate. He makes scoring easy for people that can’t score good. He can also score but he only does when it’s needed. He can play on any level for a team that uses an old-school passing guard.
Tyree Cochran 5-9 2019 G Brandon HS (MS): He played with full effort and hustle. He is one of the guys that I would look up and say, “There goes #64 again.”
Anthony Ratliff Jr. 6-3 2019 G/F Jim Hill HS (MS): He really impressed me on the day. He’s a super athlete that can really play above the rim. He really gets up and down the court and plays with a high motor.
Lorenzo “Tre” Fort 6-2 2019 G Madison Ridgeland Academy HS (MS): Tre really showed out. He scored at a very high level and did it whenever he wanted to. He has stepped his game up and is improving. He can score on all 3 levels. He has picked his defensive game up too. He was very competitive on the defensive end.
Xyshan Jenkins 6-5 2019 G/F Clinton HS (MS): He has good handles and a good feel for the game for his size. He showed that he could play multiple positions on the court. He can guard multiple positions as well. He rebounds hard on the defensive end. He is really athletic and can play.
Austin Crowley 6-5 2019 G West Point HS (MS): Austin was only able to get a couple games in due to an unofficial visit to Alabama. A couple games was all he needed to prove his ability. He keeps improving and should’ve earned his spot on the “Dandy Dozen” team. His recent climb in the rankings is finally catching up with his ability. Hopefully Austin keeps working to climb even higher in the ranks. He will be a sure high-major.
Treylan “Trey” Smith 6-4 2020 G Petal HS (MS): Trey is separating as the man in 2020 for MS. He can score on all 3 levels. He can play above the rim and he even had the play of the day with a monster poster slam. Trey rebounds and plays competitive defense. He uses his length to contest shots and jump passes. He made his case for the “Dandy Dozen” list. Trey will get into the national rankings like Crowley as long as he keeps working and improving. He will be another high major with the right progression.
Jeff Blackmon 5-9 2020 G Ridgeland HS (MS): Another one of the high end 2020’s in the state. He didn’t have the best day due to trying to overcome an injury. He is one to keep an eye on this season.
Calvin Banks 6-0 2020 G Kosciusko HS (MS): He had a good day at the camp. He is a very energetic player that plays all over the court on the defensive end. He makes the best of his offensive opportunities and should continue to grow into a great player.
TJ Montgomery 5-10 2020 PG Jackson Academy HS (MS): Hmm. 5-10? Ok. I think TJ might be a little smaller than the listed 5-10 but he plays like he is 6-1. He plays with the confidence to guard and hold down the bigger guys. He uses his speed to get under their skin. On the offensive end, he is one of the better younger true points in the state. He really likes getting his teammates involved and sets them up perfectly. Sometimes he looks to pass a little too much and forgets to score when he needs to. He has a great shot and can score around the basket with his mobility.
Joseph Dupree 6-5 2021 F/C Murrah HS (MS): His biggest asset is his eyes and the way he sees the court. He has the ability to find the open man better than most big men. He is nimble on his feet and has good mobility. He can score off the dribble with a face-up game or with his back to the basket.
Caleb Rawls 6-4 2021 G/F East Marion HS (MS): A very good surprise at the camp. He has mobility and size. He can shoot it from behind the arc or he can score down low. He will be a great addition for the East Marion team this year as a freshman.
Josh Lee 6-2 2021 G Velma Jackson HS (MS): He will be a huge piece for Velma Jackson this year. He looks and plays very similar to a guard that just graduated Velma Jackson and will be wearing maroon this season. Josh is one of the top players in the state for his class and it will be a loaded one.
Brannon Singletary 6-2 2021 G Northwest Rankin HS (MS): He plays with a high motor and is a very good defender. He played very competitive. He can score around the basket. He is another one of the high end players in his class.
Omarion Luss 6-0 2021 G Clinton HS (MS): He plays hard nosed and smart. He is one of the better guards in his class and is so fundamental. He is another one to keep an eye on and should be able to contribute to Clinton this season.
LeDarion Perkins 6-4 2022 G Northwest Rankin (MS): He is long and lanky with some skill. He is poised to be one of the top guys in his class. He has the ability to play inside or outside on the offensive end. He has size and speed to defend multiple positions.