CP3NMSC North (DMV): Eighth Grade Names To Know (Pt. 5)
Prince George’s County, MD — The DMV is known as one of the most talented hotbeds in youth basketball and this past weekend Athletic Republic was the place to be as some of the top middle school prospects from the…
Prince George’s County, MD — The DMV is known as one of the most talented hotbeds in youth basketball and this past weekend Athletic Republic was the place to be as some of the top middle school prospects from the Mid-Atlantic were in attendance at the 2023 CP3NMSC North Qualifier. We have already released part one, two, three and four of our coverage from the camp and part five is below…
Jahmez Reaves showed that he is a standout athlete on the court while he was at the 2023 CP3NMSC North Qualifier. His athleticism isn’t just about raw physical prowess; it’s a dynamic quality that enables him to move with finesse, change directions in the blink of an eye, and outmaneuver opponents. This athleticism becomes the canvas on which his playmaking artistry unfolds. Reaves is not just a player; he’s the team’s elevator. When he takes control of the ball, everyone on the court becomes a potential beneficiary of his playmaking prowess. Teammates find themselves in advantageous positions, and the overall cohesion of the team reaches new heights.
Xavier Skipworth continued to show that he is a prospect to know after his play at the 2023 CP3NSC North Qualifier. At the core of Skipworth’s offensive arsenal is his silky smooth pull-up jumper. Whether he’s navigating through defenders or creating separation off the dribble, the release of the ball from his hands is a thing of beauty. This lethal weapon not only adds points to the scoreboard but injects a touch of finesse into every play. Physically, Skipworth is a canvas of untapped potential. His body, a testament to both genetics and hard work, carries the promise of development and growth. This inherent upside not only makes him a force on the court today but sparks excitement about the player he is destined to become.
Damari Smith showed that he is a name to monitor after his performance at the 2023 CP3NMSC North Qualifier. As a lead guard, Smith’s versatility is a key asset. His skill set goes beyond traditional scoring; he excels in playmaking, creating opportunities for his teammates. Adept at reading defenses and exploiting gaps, Smith’s passes are as impactful as his points. The transition from one level of play to another often separates the good from the great. Smith, however, possesses a game that seems tailor-made for advancement. His understanding of the nuances of basketball suggests that the challenges of higher levels will be met with a seamless translation of skills.
Kareem Smith-Bey impacted the game from start to finish at the 2023 CP3NMSC North Qualifier. Smith-Bey’s standout feature is his imposing size, a rare asset that immediately catches the eye. Blessed with a physique that’s beyond his years, he has translated this physical advantage into dominance in the low post. His presence in the low post demands attention, drawing defenses and creating opportunities for his team. In an era where versatility is celebrated, Smith-Bey brings back the significance of dominant post play.
Dylan Sauritch showed his ability to score the ball at a high level during the 2023 CP3NMSC North Qualifier. Sauritch’s scoring threat isn’t limited to specific scenarios; rather, it permeates every aspect of the game. Whether in transition, isolation plays, or executing set plays, he has an innate ability to find the basket, making him a player that demands constant attention. As a dominant force on the court, he not only racks up points but also commands attention and respect whenever the ball is in his hands.
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