The July live period started at a high note at the Adidas Gauntlet Finale in Spartanburg, SC as they have brought in a great load of talent and as a result, it has attracted numerous amounts of college coaches. Here are prospects that stood out on the first day.
Zion Williamson (Class of 2018 | SC Supreme)
With standing room only type of atmospheres, the five-star stud dominated inside as he used his timing and strong body to score around the rim. Although the local South Carolina product could work on his conditioning more, he scored with ease and got others involved. Recruiting wise, South Carolina, Clemson, and all blue bloods schools are involved.
Josh Nickelberry (Class of 2019 | Game Elite 2019)
As Louisville is the latest program to offer, Nickelberry showed his ability to knock down shots consistently at a high level. Each time the four-star wing attacked the basket; he used his body to draw fouls and to finish through contact. Defensively, he used his lateral quickness and his awareness to force stops and cause turnovers. When it comes to his recruitment, he has offers from UNC, Maryland, NC State, and many others.
Matt Bradley (Class of 2018 | Team Eleate)
The California commit has continued to impress with his overall performances. With great IQ, Bradley continued to pick his spots and knock down shot after shot while setting up his teammates for multiple opportunities. At times, when his shot wasn’t going down, he used his driving ability and his body to constantly draw fouls.
Caleb Catto (Class of 2018 | Team Knight)
One of the more impressive performances this weekend, Catto displayed his ability to consistently knock down the long ball. He also showed that he was able to put the ball on the floor to create for himself as well. The 6-foot-5 wing has offers from FGCU, Arkansas State, North Florida and others.
Reggie Perry (Class of 2018 | Arkansas Hawks)
At 6-foot-9, Perry showed that he was capable to put the ball on the floor as he pushed the break at times. Although the former Arkansas commit has the ability to stretch the floor, he needs to be more aggressive when it comes to rebounding on both ends consistently. In terms of recruiting, he stated Florida State and Kansas as some of the newer schools in the mix.
Dontarius James – Class of 2018 (SC Supreme)
Onyeka Okongwu – Class of 2019 (Compton Magic)
Nassir Little – Class of 2018 (1 Family)
Christian Brown – Class of 2019 (Game Elite 2019)
Immanuel Quickley – Class of 2018 (Team BBC)