2018 Pearl River CC All-Star Game Report
M.R. White Coliseum
Pearl River CC
Tuesday April 10, 2018
This was my first time to visit PRCC campus and my it’s a nice one. I ventured around checking things out and the dorms, educational buildings and athletic facilities are top notch. PRCC also stepped outside of the box with their all-star game by inviting and adding MAIS and MHSAA players together. Thanks to the PRCC Coaching staff for having Magnolia Hoops down to cover this event.
Underclassmen Game Notes
The underclass game had the all-star game feel that seemed like more of a dunk contest at times. Defense was lacking but there wasn’t a shortage of talent.
Jaryion Wilkens 6-3 ’19 G St. Martin: The twins show so much potential and I keep looking for them to break into that next level at any time. They will be dangerous when the lights come on.
Elijah Newsome 6-1 ’19 G East Central: He looked really good in the early part of the game. The lefty got to the rack with ease.
Caleb McGill 6-5 ’20 F Petal: Not much defense played in this game but he showed that he can be a highlight reel player.
Treylan “Trey” Smith 6-4 ’20 G Petal: The Game MVP showed exactly why he is a D1 prospect in the making. He played well above the rim and displayed a nice shooting touch at times. His handles were on point and he proved that he is hard to hold one-on-one.
D’Yasmond “Dee” Booker 6-3 ’19 G/F Pascagoula: Dee had a solid showing in the all-star environment. He mostly played his game.
Keandre Booker 6-3 ’19 F Moss Point: He was very impressive in this outing. The strong bodied, football star build rebounded hard and showed a nice touch on his shot. He played solid defense and proved that he will be one to keep an eye on next season.
Pearl River CC Underclass Game MVP
Treylan “Trey” Smith
6-4 ’20 G
Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game
6-3 ’19 F
Senior Game Notes
This game had the feel of a regular season game with the defensive intensity picked up a notch. It was so good that it ended with a game winning three that was created on a drive and kick play.
Ahmad Hawthorne 6-3 F Long Beach: One of the Game MVP’s had the best play of the night by catching a body on the break. His poster wasn’t the only thing he did though. He had a nice stroke from outside and from mid range. The high athletic, strong bodied forward needs to be looked at by JUCO Coaches.
Juan Irias 5-9 PG Gulfport: I’m not sure if he plays all out when I’m around or if it’s all of the time. He played very hard on the defensive end. He got into the paint and helped set his teammates up for open looks. He scored around the basket when given the opportunity.
Dajon Whitworth 5-10 PG Harrison Central: Another possible favorite for the Game MVP. Dub displayed his speed and ball handling by getting by anyone that tried to guard him. He scored from outside and around the basket around contact.
Trez Kennedy 6-1 PG St. Martin: One of my favorite players in the state never stops hustling. One of the best plays of the day for me was when TK jumped an inbounds pass and knocked it towards out-of-bounds. He dove out-of-bounds saving the ball with a behind-the-back pass to one of his open teammates under the basket.
Sedrick White 6-5 F/C Jefferson Davis County: Nice size post that had a solid showing on both ends of the court.
Mykah Brown 6-3 PG Petal: The other Game MVP played extremely well. He scored with ease around and above the basket. He defended very well one-on-one which lead to several open dunks and lay-ups.
Jonas Burley 6-0 G Pascagoula: He has to be mentioned for the defense he played. His on-ball defense was the most annoying in the building as he was a pesky force all game.
A.J. Banks 6-0 G Pearl River Central: The fan-favorite played his normal game. He shot the ball well and scored around the basket. He played solid defense and created the open look on the game winning three.