The third annual CBG Fall Series continued with Session 1 on Sunday at U-Turn, with 12 teams from all over VA and the DMV in attendance and a talent pool of prospects that was second to none. There were plenty…
The third annual CBG Fall Series continued with Session 1 on Sunday at U-Turn, with 12 teams from all over VA and the DMV in attendance and a talent pool of prospects that was second to none. There were plenty of big time matchups, college coaches in attendance and a great atmosphere for preseason basketball.
We take a look at part one of some of the top juniors that were in attendance for session two.
If you want to watch the entire event, you can see it here.
Timayahs Bracey Timayahs Bracey 6'0" | SG Hargrave | 2023 VA | 5’10” CG | Hargrave
Bracey continues to impress with his improvement in his all-around skillset and now that he’s reclassified to the 2024 class it will give coaches even more time to see how much he has improved over time. The 5’10” combo has always been a knock down shooter and still has that trait to him with deep range and a quick release, he has learned how to play with more pace and be a more reliable ball handler and he brings an air of confidence to his game as well.
Julian Rivera Julian Rivera 6'1" | PG Highland | 2024 State VA | 6’1” PG | Highland School
Rivera was fantastic yet again for Highland after a good showing in session 1, and the 6’1” point guard is simply a delight to watch play the game as he does everything the right way and rarely makes mistakes. He is fantastic at controlling tempo and getting his team into their sets, he plays with pace and gets in the lane where he has good footwork to finish and good vision to make plays for others and he picks his spots and scores it efficiently from all over the court.
Jahleel Jackson Jahleel Jackson 6'1" | PG Hayfield | 2024 State VA | 6’1” PG | CBG North
Jackson was hampered by some injuries over the summer and the beginning of fall but he put on a show at Session 2 and showed that he will be a big time addition for the defending state champs in Hayfield this year. The 6’1” lead guard is cut and strong with the ball and when he gets up in ball handlers defensively where he excels and makes them uncomfortable, he has a quick first step with the ball in his hands and changes directions well and he really shot the ball well when he moved off and had catch-and-shoot opportunities.
Kevin Thompson | 5’7” PG | Mr. C’s Fastbreak
Thompson was almost always the smallest guy on the floor, but the Smithfield lead guard showed a lot of moxxy and game and brought it against high level competition in both of their matchups. The 5’7” guard exudes toughness as he will go toe-to-toe with any 6’0” plus guard on either end of the floor, he showed good change of pace and got downhill where he was super crafty finishing around the rim and he made winning plays for his team consistently on both ends forte floor.
Malik Johnson Malik Johnson 6'4" | PG Phoebus | 2024 State VA | 6’2” PG | TeamMe
Johnson has emerged in the Fall Series as a point guard to watch over the next few years as he continues to develop, as he has a lot of raw talent and is very intriguing as a collegiate prospect. The 6’2” lead guard is super dynamic and shifty off the bounce as he has a tight handle and he changes speeds and directions well, he has a very good feel for the game and makes great reads and decisions with the ball in his hands and he lives in the paint and forces the defense to collapse and help.
Dominique Bailey Dominique Bailey 6'1" | SG John Marshall | 2024 State VA | 6’2” WG | Blue Magic
Bailey is the type of player that you love to have on your team and absolutely hate to go up against as he does all the dirty work and frustrates opponents to no end on the defensive end, and now he’s starting to round out his game offensively too. He’s an absolute pest defensively who loves the challenge of guarding the other team’s best player and will be in their face the entire game, he anticipates very well when he’s on the ball and takes charges on the ball or coming help side and he’s become a constant catch-and-shoot guy and is adding to his ability to put it on the deck too.
Jovan Butler | 6’3” WG | Carmel School
Butler was a breakout performer at session 2 for Carmel School, as the 6’3” wing showed he has a lot of game and a lot of upside moving forward as one to watch in the next few years. He’s great with the ball in his hands as he plays with great pace and changes directions well, he can separate from defenders and knock down shots from multiple levels and he can make plays for others as well when he touches the paint.