As we continue to list off the Prep Hoops All-State Teams the more we split hairs. Though these guys round out the top 10 of the state they all could have very well made the first team. With an abundance…
As we continue to list off the Prep Hoops All-State Teams the more we split hairs. Though these guys round out the top 10 of the state they all could have very well made the first team. With an abundance of talent and skill here is the Prep Hoops All-State 2nd Team.
6’0 PG Pelham 2022
Jones was one of the more dynamic guards throughout the season I observed. His blazing speed, acceleration, quickness made him unguardable whenever he got ahead of steam. His ability to put pressure on the rim and break down defenses off the dribble created a lot of looks for himself and others, making him a pure playmaker on offense. His elite handle allows him to get anywhere he wants and get solid looks for himself or his teammates. As a ball-dominant guard, he mitigated bad decisions and kept the ball safe. In addition to his elite vision, this made Jones one of the best point guards in the state. With his dominance in the interior, Jones was also an excellent shooter who could get off the ball and cause problems. He can shoot off the catch, find space off screens, pin downs, and other off-ball actions, and be effective as a floor spacer.
— (Coach John) 🅿️ (@HawksEliteAAU) February 10, 2022
6’6 SG/PG Jacksonville 2023
Broom is an elite guard with supreme size and versatility. He showed he could carry an offense and be a No.1 option as an elite scorer in the state. Broom’s game is efficient, smooth, and varies to whatever his team needs. He can move off-ball and shoot it a high clip as both a stationary and movement shooter. This is rare, considering he’s a primary ball-handler, and most players don’t understand the value of motion without the rock. However, when he’s on the ball, he can break down defenders with a shifty and crafty handle that catches defenders off guard. He has deep a bag filled with counters such as stepbacks, side steps, and step-throughs. Broom also can finish with both hands and play above the rim as a slasher. In transition uses his long stride to eat up space and put pressure on the rim and defenders. In addition to that, he can finish with floaters, euro steps, and hop gathers.
— john broom (@johnbroom3) January 29, 2022
6’4 SG/SF Hueytown 2022
Stephenson is an athletic off guard who is an elite scorer. His physical frame, athleticism, and tenacity were too much for most prospects at this level. His dominance as a slasher compliments his ability to stretch the floor off the dribble. Stephenson has elite vertical explosiveness and will happily put someone on a poster in transition or the half-court. However, he can consistently create off the dribble and knock down shots from the perimeter if the paint is crowded. Although he’s an elite athlete and scorer, Stephenson’s competitive drive is what sets him apart from most players in the state. He’s relentless in his effort to carry the team, make game-changing plays, and try to make his presence felt whenever he laces them up.
Jordan Frazier 6’6 PF/SF James Clemons 2022
Frazier is one of the best defenders in the state. He consistently took on the challenge of guarding the opponents’ best player throughout the season. From shifty point guards to post technician bigs, Frazier’s length, hand speed, and lateral quickness allow him to be a lockdown defender at any position. Alongside his solid fundamentals, he can also generate steals and blocks with impeccable timing and awareness of his opponent. Offensively Frazier is an elite slasher who can finish over the top with length or use touch to get his floater off. He’s constantly looking to attack, putting pressure on the rim and the defense to collapse and open up the game for his shooters. He’s a willing passer who knows when to give it up. Frazier also rebounds at a high level for his position. He uses his quick second jump to crash the offensive boards and generate second-chance buckets for his team.
6’9 C/PF Spain Park 2022
Turner was one of the better bigs throughout the state. His size, skill, and effort are top-tier and propelled him to an offer at North Georgia, where he will be attending in the Fall. Turner’s game has nuance and pop. He can take bigger guys off the dribbles with quick, concise moves and knows how to set up defenders for his counters later in the game. He does a good job of running the floor and getting hustle baskets. When in the dunker spot, he makes himself a large target and is always ready to receive a dump-off pass. Turner has excellent hands and can fight through contact when finishing at the rim. Turner has also been shown to knock down an occasional three, which opened up the whole court for spacing. Defensively he excels as a rim protector and discourages around the rim with verticality and consistency.
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— Colin Turner (@colin_turner_10) December 21, 2020