Prep Hoops Top250 2023 Standouts
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The 2023 class made a statement last Sunday. This group has three and D prospects, floor generals, and a big man with potential. Let’s get into some 2023 standouts. Camerin James Camerin James 6'6" Leesburg high | 2023 FL James…
The 2023 class made a statement last Sunday. This group has three and D prospects, floor generals, and a big man with potential. Let’s get into some 2023 standouts.
James physically fits the part of a Division 1 wing. He has a height: 6’6, a solid athletic frame, and a smooth burst of athleticism. The 2023 prospect dominates when the game is moving. He scores best as a slasher and in transition. James is a willing shooter, though it isn’t his best weapon. He comfortably guards both wing positions.
Owens took a minute to find his groove, but points and playmaking came in abundance when he did. He’s a good athlete that can push the tempo and get to the rim. Even though he is not the biggest player, he is a solid finisher around the hoop. He’s showcased his enticing isolation scoring package.
The off-guard out of Interlachen gives energy and defense. He effectively defends both guard spots, bothering bigger and smaller guards while staying in their faces. Perry also knocks shots from the wing.
Stillman used the showcase to show off his full skillset. There were flashes of grab-and-go potential. He’s a decent ball handler for someone his size but will lose his handle in a crowd. As a 6’10 big, he did what you wanted him to do around the rim: dunk with authority, finish against bodies, albeit smaller, and rebound. Stillman could be in for a big year as the only true big a 2A reigning state champion Orlando Christian Prep.
Bess is one of the most efficient and unselfish scorers in the state. He plays on a Columbus team with a lot of mouths to feed, and it showed in Daytona. He was low maintenance, but a quick cross would come before a bucket when the ball was swung his way. Bess is a shifty ball handler that doesn’t need more than dribbles to move his defender. He wins the microwave scorer award.
Brown is arguably the best pure point guard out of the 160+ kids in the gym. No one controlled their team like they had an offense like Brown. He has great court vision, knows how to set his teammates up, lets the play develop, and knocks down the mid-range pull up. Defensively he knows how to get in a ball handler’s pocket. There are not a lot of holes in the senior’s game.
Constain is an interesting guard prospect. He passes well, knocks down open shots, has a strong frame, and has bounce in the open court. He’s an unselfish player, which didn’t bode well for the setting. When the ball was in his hands, he made plays and wasn’t afraid to show his skill set.
Castro is an athletic 6’4 wing prospect. All Sunday afternoon, he showed he can score in transition and get stops. He’s an intriguing defensive prospect with an upside.