Monday, March 28, 2011

Hidden Gems Showcase Recap

All-Showcase Team
After a very long day of basketball, I popped over to Luscious Jones' Spring Showcase to see if I could catch a little of the action.  Although the showcase was just finishing up, I did get the low down on some if the top players at the event.  According to Jones, 80 kids attended the event and were able to showcase their talent to about 12-15 small college coaches.  Some of the programs in the gym included, Ohio Dominican, South Carolina Aiken, Urbana, Wheeling Jesuit, Ohio Wesleyan and Ashland.  Although Jones was a little disappointed with the number of coaches who made the trip (he had about 30 the last event), he was still happy that the event created an opportunity for the kids to get some quality exposure.

Also of note, as evidence that Jones' showcases are know as great exposure opportunities, he had 6 kids from Dublin, Ireland who participated in the event, hoping to catch the eye of college coaches. According to Jones, the top player at the event was Northland's Devon Scott, who was able to shake off a disappointing loss in the state tournament on Saturday night and still perform at his peak.  For his efforts, Scott was selected as the showcase MVP. In addition to Scott, the following players were selected to the All-Showcase team:

All-Showcase Team

Nick Archer
Carter Smith
AJ Ireland
Eric Roby
Jamel Morris
Chris Byrd
Kam Harris
James Young
Ion Lynch
Neal Lynch

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