July 29, 2017
By: Julius Kim
LIVE in AC, hosted by Dennis Gregory, is officially complete as 123 teams came to Atlantic City, NJ to compete in the final July evaluation period. Here are prospects that gave it their all out on the court:
Jack Clark – Class of 2018 (Philly Pride)
As the 6-foot-6 wing was consistent with his shooting throughout the weekend with his fluid mechanics, the three-point specialist was most effective in catch and shoot situations. He also rebounded well using his size and length. Clark has offers from Penn State, St. Joseph’s, George Mason, Rhode Island, UMass, La Salle, and others.
Thornton Scott – Class of 2018 (Crown Basketball)
Scott proved to be the best shooter in the entire event. During the Semi-Final game, he connected on seven three’s as some were from almost NBA range. Aside from his shooting ability, Scott has a good feel for the game, which leads to his unselfishness on the floor. He stated that he plans to do a post-grad year at Gould Academy in Maine.
Andre Toure – Class of 2018 (SBA Elite)
Toure was one of the most intriguing prospects at the event. The 6-foot-8 forward was aggressive inside as he depended on his length to rebound and score. As Toure is still developing, he needs to add more upper body strength to finish through contact. The St. Benedict’s product claimed offers from Manhattan, Stony Brook, and Santa Clara.
Justin Anderson – Class of 2018 (Team Yellow Jackets)
The 6-foot-3 lefty was deadly from the three-point line throughout the weekend. At times when Anderson drove to the basket, he did a solid job of finishing through the defenders. The Archbishop Carroll prospect stated offers from St. Joe’s, La Salle, Colgate, Hartford, and Hofstra.
Ryan Young – Class of 2018 (JS Warriors)
With Mike Brey in attendance, the 6-foot-10 big man had a solid weekend as he rebounded the ball on both ends extremely well. As Young is known for scoring a majority of his points down low, he’s now attempting to expand his game by taking a few three-pointers.
Andrew Petcash – Class of 2018 (PK Flash)
An extraordinary three-pointer shooter, Petcash was outstanding in catch and shooting situations and coming off of screens. Knocking down shot after shot, he will need become stronger and expand his game overall. New Hampton School (NH) will do a great job of developing Petcash as they have produced multiple athletes such as Tyler Lydon (Syracuse), Kimani Lawrence (Arizona State), Anthony Gaines (Northwestern), among many others.
Eric Fleming – Class of 2019 (NJ Playaz)
Explosive, athletic, and very mobile, Fleming showed his bounce on multiple plays and offensive awareness. As Fleming as a nose for the ball, he needs to work on getting stronger, being more discipline and patient inside.
Seth Lundy – Class of 2019 (Philly Pride)
DJ Mitchell – Class of 2019 (New World)
Andrew Funk – Class of 2018 (JS Warriors)
Donta Scott – Class of 2019 (Philly Pride)
Kyle Cardaci – Class of 2018 (Jersey Force)
Naheem McLeod – Class of 2019 (PYO)
Jared Kimbrough – Class of 2018 (Jersey Force)
Justin Steers – Class of 2018 (Philly Pride)
Ray Bethea – Class of 2018 (Jersey Force)