2019 Magnolia Hoops Southern Spring Invitational Report

2019 Southern Spring Invitational Report

This report will cover the 2019 Southern Spring Invitation. Ty Quarles with Team Carroll does an outstanding job with this tournament. It is a “can’t miss” event for me every year with top level teams and talent under one roof. In fact, 20 courts under one roof. There is plenty of food at and around the facility so no reason to drive anywhere. Ty does a really good job of reaching out to media and scouting services to get them in the building to cover the event. Check out Southern Spring Invitational for all teams, scores and bracket results.


Southern Spring Invitational

May 3-5, 2019

BJCC

Birmingham, AL

17U

MEBO (EYBL) 4-1 (Meridian, MS) 74

Warriors Elite 0-3 (LaGrange, GA) 31

Notes: MEBO came to play early and jumped out to a big lead. Daeshun Ruffin (5-11 ’21 G Callaway) continues to impress with scoring ability and defensive presence. He has really started bulking up and has the look of a next level guard.

MEBO

’20’s

Keondre “Dre” Montgomery 6-7 G/F Forest Hill 16 pts 2 3’s

Cameron Brown 6-4 G Hattiesburg 17 pts 4 3 3’s

’21’s

Daeshun Ruffin 5-11 G Callaway 19 pts 2 3’s

Warriors Elite

Demetrius Coleman 12 pts 2 3’s


MEBO (EYBL) 4-1 (Meridian, MS) 76

Team Thad Elite (Under Armour) 3-2 (Memphis, TN) 64

Notes: A key note from this game would be that this is a secondary team for Team Thad. The main roster was in New York/New Jersey playing in an Under Armour session.

MEBO

’20’s

Keondre “Dre” Montgomery 6-7 G/F Forest Hill 17 pts 5 3’s

Cuwandric Samuel 6-3 G Callaway 11 pts

’21’s

Daeshun Ruffin 5-11 G Callaway 19 pts 8-8 ft

Thad

’20’s

Braxton Morris 6-2 G Center Hill 17 pts 3 3’s


Alabama Fusion (EYBL)-Shannon 5-0 (Birmingham, AL) 72 Gold Champs

M.A.T.T.S Mustangs 3-2 (Lexington, KY) 48

Fusion

’20’s

Tommy Murr 6-2 G Lindsay Lane Christian (AL) 17 ppg 4-4 ft 3 3’s

Jadan Coleman 6-4 G Bob Jones (AL) 11 pts 3 3’s

M.A.T.T.S

’20’s

Terrin Hamilton 6-6 F Scott County (KY) 12 pts 4-5 ft

Marcellus Vail Collins (KY) 10 pts 2 3’s


Hoop City Adidas Silver 2-1 (Memphis, TN) 69

Starkville Swish 1-2 (Starkville, MS) 52

Notes: Eric Green (5-11 ’21 G Starkville) looked really impressive for the Swish. He looked really comfortable scoring the ball.

Hoop City

Ari Larry 11 pts

Josh Lintson 15 pts 2 3’s

’20’s

Jon Turner 6-8 C South Gibson (TN) 14 pts

Conner Kelso South Gibson (TN) 11 pts

Swish

’21’s

Eric Green 5-11 G Starkville 23 pts 5 3’s


Team Carroll Premier (Adidas Gold) 2-1 (Birmingham, AL) 58

S*O*S Saving Our Sons Warriors 3-2 (Birmingham, AL) 49 Bronze Champs

Notes: Jayden Stone (6-3 ’20 G Sunrise Christian Academy KS) continues to dominate. I was really impressed with Jalen Myers (’20 G Bob Jones AL). He has good size and length. He really extends the defense with his shot and his ability to put the ball on the floor.

Team Carroll

’20’s

Jalen Myers G Bob Jones (AL) 13 pts

Jayden Stone 6-3 G Sunrise Christian Academy (KS) 16 pts 2 3’s


Team Elite Heat 1-2 (Gulfport, MS) 55

Soldiers Elite 0-3 (Huntsville, AL) 33

Elite Heat

’21’s

Dylan Brumfield 6-1 G Oak Grove 14 pts 9-9 ft


Hawks Elite 2-2 (Tuscaloosa, AL) 54

Jaguars Elite 0-3 (Laurel, MS) 29

Notes:

Hawks

’20’s

Zane Nelson 6-1 Oak Mountain (AL) 14 pts 5-6 ft

Mitchell Shettles 6-0 G New Albany 11 pts 3 3’s

Jaguars

’19’s

Markevion Harrell 6-0 PG Presbyterian Christian 12 pts


Mobile Hornets AllStars 2-1 (Semmes, AL) 63

Nike Elite Stars-Mullins 0-3 (Winfield, AL) 49

Elite Stars

’20’s

Keshon Bynum 5-10 G Houston 18 pts 2 3’s

Hornets

Tim Williams 19 pts 3-3 ft

Aaron Powe 15 pts

Valbree Hewald 10 pts


Nike Elite Stars-Skyler 3-1 (Winfield, AL) 74

Jaguars Elite 0-3 (Laurel, MS) 45

Notes: Josh Mitchell (6-8 ’20 F/C Tupelo) was a big problem for the Jaguars with his shot blocking and rebounding.

Elite Stars

’20’s

Titus Griffin 6-1 SG Covenant Christian (AL) 17 pts 4 3’s

Josh Mitchell 6-8 F/C Tupelo 11 pts

Isaiah Thompson 6-4 F Amory 12 pts

Jaguars

’19’s

Markevion Harrell 6-0 PG Presbyterian Christian 11 pts


16U

MEBO (EYBL) 4-1 (Meridian, MS) 80

Hawks Elite 1-2 (Tuscaloosa, AL) 53

Notes: Jay Barnes (’21 G Oak Grove) looked really, really good in the win. That was the best I’ve seen him play and he really impressed me. Big Joseph Dupree (6-6 ’21 F Murrah) is just as smooth as ever with the ball. It was also the best I’ve seen Jayme Mitchell (6-2 ’21 SG Forest Hill) play too. The potential really shined for him at the event. Jamarvious Phillips (6-2 ’21 F Starkville) continued to rebound at such a high rate. Every ball that comes of the glass is his when he’s on the court. Bo Barber (5-7 ’21 PG Homewood AL) was really impressive. He was about the only player that could get anything going against MEBO.

MEBO

’21’s

Jay Barnes G Oak Grove 20 pts 4 3’s

Joseph Dupree 6-6 F Murrah 10 pts

Jayme Mitchell 6-2 SG Forest Hill 14 pts 2 3’s

Jamarvious Phillips 6-2 F Starkville 11 pts

Hawks

’21’s

Bo Barber 5-7 PG Homewood (AL) 16 pts 2 3’s 8-8 ft


MEBO (EYBL) 4-1 (Meridian, MS) 74

Nike Elite Stars 2021-Blake 4-2 (Winfield, AL) 64 Bronze Champs

Notes: I had this one marked as a must see game. There was a few things I hoped happened. First was hoping that Joseph Dupree (6-6 ’21 F Murrah) and Bryson Hall (6-8 ’21 F Tuscaloosa County AL) matched up against each other. It happened and it was fun for me to watch the few times it did. Bryson is one of my favorite players in Alabama. Bryson and Joseph are the same players. They are so close with their skill sets. The next was to see how Devin Carter (6-0 ’21 PG Florence) responded against the high powered MEBO guards. He did just fine and he more than held his own. He runs a team so well that when he has to sit you really see a big difference. Jay Barnes (’21 G Oak Grove) and Jayme Mitchell (6-2 ’21 SG Forest Hill) continued their impressive play in the game of spurts.

MEBO

’21’s

Jay Barnes G Oak Grove 20 pts 3 3’s

Vashon Sims 6-3 G East Marion 11 pts

Joseph Dupree 6-6 F Murrah 11 pts

Jayme Mitchell 6-2 SG Forest Hill 15 pts 2 3’s 3-3 ft

Elite Stars

’21’s

JD Harrell 5-10 PG Jasper (AL) 11 pts

Will Nail 6-6 F Center Point (AL) 11 pts 3-3 ft

Bryson Hall 6-8 F Tuscaloosa County (AL) 14 pts 5-5 ft

Devin Carter 6-0 PG Florence 13 pts


Pro One 1-2 (Madison, AL) 80

Warriors Elite 0-3 (LaGrange, GA) 62

Pro One

Luke Fayette 11 pts

Colby Carter 11 pts

’21’s

Brody Peebles 6-2 G Hartselle (AL) 21 ppg 4 3’s

Justin Moore 6-3 SF Oxford (AL) 12 pts


Nike Elite Stars-Mastin 1-2 (Winfield, AL) 85

Steel City Gators 2-3 (Birmingham, AL) 64

Elite Stars

’21’s

Knute Wood 6-2 PG Brooks (AL) 18 pts 2 3’s

Keondra Hampton 5-10 PG Tupelo 15 pts 3 3’s

Jackson Conden 6-5 C Brooks (AL) 10 pts

Steel City

’21’s

Richard Braxton 6-1 SG Woodlawn (AL) 14 pts 4-5 ft


Joe Johnson Hawks (Adidas Gold) 3-1 (Little Rock, AR) 80

Warriors Elite 0-3 (LaGrange, GA) 23

Notes: It’s been a couple years since I had the opportunity to watch Cam Hunter (6-2 ’21 G Bryant AR) and he is developing into a major college prospect. He plays just as smooth and he has really grown and is developing a college body.

Hawks

’21’s

Jalen Ricks 6-6 G/F Sylvan Hills (AR) 10 pts

DJ Smith 5-7 PG North Little Rock (AR) 17 pts

Cam Hunter 6-2 G Bryant (AR) 11 pts 2 3’s

Alonzo Releford 6-1 SG Fayetteville (AR) 10 pts

Tamaury Releford 6-8 F/C Fayetteville (AR) 10 pts

Warriors

Demetrius Coleman 5-10 G Callaway (GA) 11 pts


15U

Alabama Fusion (EYBL) 5-0 (Birmingham, AL) 70 Gold Champs

Nike Elite Stars 2022-Jarvis 3-2 (Winfield, AL) 53

Elite Stars

’22’s

Martavis Russell 6-3 G/F Sipsey Valley (AL) 10 pts

Jonathan Murray 6-6 SF Huffman (AL) 13 pts


MEBO (EYBL) 1-2 (Meridian, MS) 68

Hawks Elite 3-2 (Madison, AL) 29

MEBO

’22’s

Jederion Lewis 10 pts

Semarion Grant 5-10 G Provine 11 pts 3 3’s

Cameron Brent PG Jackson Prep 16 pts 4 3’s


Team YRN 3-2 (Lawrenceville, GA) 69

Nike Elite Stars 2022-Jarvis 3-2 (Winfield, AL) 57

Elite Stars

’22’s

Martavis Russell 6-3 G/F Sipsey Valley (AL) 15 pts


Team Thad 2022 1-2 (Memphis, TN) 58

MEBO (EYBL) 1-2 (Meridian, MS) 56

MEBO

’22’s

Semarion Grant 5-10 G Provine 20 pts 3 3’s


Joe Johnson Hawks (Adidas Gold) 5-1 (Little Rock, AR) 62

Pro One 1-2 (Madison, AL) 34

Notes: Wow what a prospect Alabama has in Will Shaver (6-9 ’22 F/C Oak Mountain AL). He has the size, height, mobility and skill to be a future high major stud. He’s one I’ll be keeping an eye on because he will be a fun one to watch.

Hawks

Colton Berry 14 pts

’22’s

Quion Williams 6-3 G Jonesboro (AR) 20 pts

Pro One

’22’s

Will Shaver 6-9 F/C Oak Mountain (AL) 19 pts 3 3’s


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

The best players in their respective classes during this time period based on stats.

2019: Markevion Harrell

6-0 PG Presbyterian Christian/Jaguars Elite 17U

2020: Keshon Bynum

5-10 G Houston/Nike Elite Stars-Mullins 17U

2021: Eric Green

5-11 G Starkville/Starkville Swish 17U

2022: Semarion Grant

5-10 G Provine/MEBO (EYBL) 15U


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

The top five players during this time period based on stats.

Eric Green

5-11 ’21 G Starkville/Starkville Swish 17U

Brody Peebles

6-2 ’21 G Hartselle (AL)/Pro One

Jay Barnes

’21 G Oak Grove/MEBO (EYBL) 16U

Semarion Grant

5-10 ’22 G Provine/MEBO (EYBL) 15U

Quion Williams

6-3 ’22 G Jonesboro (AR)/Joe Johnson Hawks (Adidas Gold) 15U


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