Pure Sweat John A Logan Showcase Top 2023 & 2024 Performers
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Prep Hoops Illinois was in the house Sunday for the Pure Sweat John A Logan Showcase. This event featured many up and coming prospects from southern Illinois and a lot of new names emerged! Take a look here at Pure…
Prep Hoops Illinois was in the house Sunday for the Pure Sweat John A Logan Showcase. This event featured many up and coming prospects from southern Illinois and a lot of new names emerged! Take a look here at Pure Sweat John A Logan Showcase Top 2023 & 2024 Performers!
Class of 2023
Hawkins continued to see his stock go up all summer with his improved playmaking, added strength, and consistent shot making. The last was on full display as he unleashed a big time shooting display draining pull ups one after another from 15-18 feet both in the half court and transition. He rises with great ease and so much confidence. Couple quick passes as well for this prospect who is gaining traction at the D2 level.
Lustenberger came into the games a bit cold after missing the warm up as the usually reliable top 100 senior struggled shooting it. The second game on he got it going with his feathery touch from deep knocking in an array of threes and mid-range shots. Such an effortless shooting stroke with a short and compact release.
Laith Hoxworth (Johnston City)
What an impression this 6’7” wiry power forward made at the showcase. He came up and shook my hand before the day started then went over and rose up for a massive dunk. That was a sign of things to come! This lefty four man threw down jams with authority all day becoming the breakout 2023 prospect at the camp. He was very bouncy on the offensive glass for second chance points grabbing rebounds for dunks. Great rim runner and maneuvered his body for finishes. There definitely needs to be some refining on his all-around game, but a lot of tools to work with here!
Briles is a 6’9” post that showed off quite a bit of versatility at the camp. He drained several threes, finished in the pick/roll, ran the floor, and got on the offensive glass. More of a face up game than we had previously seen. Good athlete that has some projectability.
Roderic Gatewood (Meridian)
Gatewood stands at only 5’9”, but man can this kid get buckets! He was stellar knocking in threes and creating getting in the mid-range for pull up jumpers. Volume scoring point guard that should find a home at the small college level.
Scott is a plus athlete that made plays in transition and knocked in several mid-range jumpers on the move where he was moving laterally. Worth looking at for small colleges.
Garrett Harrell (Marissa Coulterville)
Harrell is a big bodied 6’6” 240 pound small forward that can play some bully ball, but was most effective using his jumper knocking in threes and mid-range jumpers. Productive kid that might not be the most projectable, but gets the job done!
Harriss is a prospect that is ranked inside the top 200 in the current PHI rankings. He fits the prototype of what colleges are looking for in new age four men. The 6’5” long and lanky forward can shoot it with confidence out to three, get on the glass for a tip in, and runs the floor with fluidity.
Class of 2024
Mattix Sandifer (Gallatin County)
Sandifer sets at 6’3” and the two guard was assertive throughout the showcase. He took it at the defense on a variety of straight line takes for scores. Rebounded well and finished in transition.
Blake Herren (Dongola)
There are not many high schools I haven’t heard of around the state much less southern Illinois. This 6’9” 230 pound five man attends one I was unaware of. He has legit size and decent mobility as he got up the floor for a couple rim runs, hook shots, and had a quick move on the baseline for a jam. Bit raw, but some tools to work with.
Shubert shined during the drill portion of the day more so than the games. We loved the mentality he brought to it taking them seriously to improve his game. Quick and pure shooting stroke and precise movements in everything that he did.