Knoxvegas Heat: Day Two

Jaylen Brown

KNOXVILLE, Tenn - Day two of the Knoxvegas Heat event featured the emergence of some very talented youngsters such as Jaylen Brown.

Solomon Poole, PG, Atlanta Celtics – A freak athlete, Poole showed off his bounce by throwing down an absolutely impressive dunk on a leaping defender. Still there is more to it than that, and Poole showed growth. He is passing the ball more than ever, and has a better feel for how to play the position. His first instinct is still to score and staying in front of him is a problem for defenders, but now he is adding more parts to his game as is evident by his play on Saturday.

Hudson Price, PF/SF, Atlanta Celtics – Known as a dead eye shooter, Price showed more to his game than just that. He is a crafty passer and someone who knows how to play in a halfcourt setting. Now he isn't a great athlete, but he makes up for it with basketball IQ. Still in catch and shoot he is impressive and he knocked in some key shots for the Celtics.

RaShawn Powell, PG/SG, Florida Assault – Better known as "Pookie", Powell had his moments both good and bad. His ability to create his own shot as well as his ability to get into the lane and set others up is impressive, however he needs to make better decisions with the basketball. A good athlete, Powell can seemingly get a good look whenever he wants, now he just needs to value the ball more.

Jordan Capps, SF/PF, Worldwide Renegades – A long athlete who finishes well above the rim, Capps was on the business end of several ally-oop passes. He runs the floor well and plays very hard. Now he does need to get stronger, but Capps rebounds well and gives maximum effort on the glass. Offensively he needs to show more outside of 10 feet, but as a run and jump athlete he is top of the line.

Kennedy Meeks, C, Team United – It was a strong game for Meeks who scored down low almost at will when his guards got him the ball. Meeks has great hands and a tremendous feel for how to make moves. He doesn't rebound out of his area very well, but anything he can get his hands on he corrals. Also Meeks showed off his improved range by knocking in some threes from deep.

Sindarius Thornwell, SG, Team United – Once again Thornwell showed off his much improved athleticism by going up and getting some rebounds and finishing them off on the offensive end with authority. Thornwell also did a good job of taking care of the ball and making the right pass at the right time.

Jaylen Robertson, PG, Team United – A solid point guard, Robertson has some potential to be very good as he matures. He is already fairly strong and has a major burst with the ball in his hands. Now he does need to learn how to change speeds and slow down when the game dictates, but there are tools to work with here.

Jaylen Brown, SG/SF, Worldwide Renegades – Playing up an age group Brown put on a show. At nearly 6-foot-5 he has very long arms and a scary skill package. He shoots it very well from three and then also can get to the rim using either hand. Add in that he plays harder than everyone else on the court and he is athletic, and the sky is the limit for Brown who is definitely one of the better players in his class.

Terrence Phillips, PG, Worldwide Renegades – A definite big time athlete, Phillips is like a jet with the ball and is very strong which allows him to finish through contact. Now he gets too flashy with passes and doesn't always make the easy play, but the talent is there. Also he hit several threes when his feet were set.

Tookie Brown, PG, Atlanta Celtics – A small floor general, Brown just makes things happen. He is fast, fairly strong, and can finish well despite his small stature. Also while he will turn it over a little too much, he is a willing passer and would rather get an assist than a bucket. His growth will determine his level, but already Brown shows signs of being a smart player with a good ability to run a team.

Eric Cobb, PF, Atlanta Celtics – He is a raw interior player, but none the less someone with potential. Nearly 6-foot-7 with long arms and broad shoulders, Cobb has the potential to be a beast on the interior by the end of his high school career. He plays hard and will rebound, now the offensive skillset has to be developed.

Dwayne Bacon, SG, Florida Assault – Just oozing with potential here, Bacon is a long armed athlete who already has a strong frame and is only going to get better. He made a few shots from deep, but overall his ability to go to the rim and finish was impressive. His is playing up an age level and still really stood out.

' Dwayne Bacon has offers from Florida State and Georgia Southern

RaShawn Powell has offers from Murray State and Virginia Tech. Also interest is coming from Cincinnati, Maryland, Memphis, and Miami.

Jaylen Robertson has an offer from Appalachian State and interest from Xavier, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, UNC-Greensboro, George Mason, Wake Forest, and Villanova.

Kennedy Meeks mentioned North Carolina, Georgetown, Louisville, Miami, and South Carolina.

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