2nd Annual Bay Area Spring Showcase
On May 14-15, the 2nd Annual Bay Area Spring Showcase hosted by Student Athlete Camps and Mid Major Hoops Report took place at Merritt College in Oakland, California. Mid Major Hoops Report had an opportunity to observe and evaluate over 200 players. The list below does not project college potential or take into account prior accomplishments. These notes are based on performances during the event only.
Sid Rao Saints Basketball 15U: He is a good spot up shooter from the 3 point area. Must improve on shooting off the dribble.
Isaiah Saams-Hoy Saints Basketball 15U: He is an athletic slasher who finishes with rim attacks.
Justin Traina The University JV: This lefty is a knockdown spot up shooter.
Dominic Simpkins Each One Teach One: He has mid range game. Also, he demonstrated the ability to hit the 3 ball spotting up and off the dribble. He needs to improve on shot selection and not pre-determining his moves.
Melvin Lipsey III Oscar Grant Ballers: He has good vision and passing ability. Also, his good first step allows him to get to the rim at will and finish with consistency.
Brandon Beckman NBBA 16: Quick hands that leads to steals; good on ball defender; vision and passing ability; surprisingly athletic; fronts ball in transition; passes were on a dime; struggled with his shot on Saturday, but was more consistent on Sunday; nice rim attacks and finishes.
Miles Squiers NBBA 15: Mid range game; high motor; moves well without the ball; finishes at the rim consistently; reminded me of a young Tony Parker.
Rustin McManis Saints Basketball 15U: He is a good spot up shooter from the 3 point area.
David Billington Coastside JV: Savvy ball handler; nice vision and passing ability; consistent 3 ball shooter
Jason Rodriguez Team Dynasty: He is a very good spot up 3 ball shooter.
Will Charvin Splash City: He has a nice pull up jump shot and attacks the rim at will.
Emmanuel Adeoye NBBA 15: Long; athletic; raw; African kid; He got better throughout the day that I saw him play.
Landis Spivey The University: pull up jumpers; mid range game; 3 ball spot up shooter as well
Marquis Pierce-Fairly Oscar Grant Ballers: High motor; very aggressive offensively and defensively; can hit the 3 ball
Matt Redmond NBBA 16: He is a shooter with range.
Tyler Hillman Bay Area Warriors: Fundamentally sound; attacks the rim; very good footwork; attacks well in crowds
Arjun Gujral Bay Area Warriors: Knockdown spot up shooter from the 3 point area
BJ Standley Oakland Soldiers: Passing; vision; rim attacks; 3 ball
Zavier Lucero Oakland Soldiers: Slasher/finisher; rim attacks; dunker; mid range game
Anthony Haskett Oakland Soldiers: Lefty who can shoot it with the best of them
BJ Shaw Oakland Soldiers: Struggled on Saturday, but came out on day 2 and showed 3 ball, mid range, and rim attacks.
Riley Grigsby West Valley: Muscular skilled power forward with handles, mid range game, and 3 ball game
Sandor Rodriguez West Valley: Savvy PG; handles; vision; passing
Joseph Vaughn West Valley: Athletic wing; nice push off pull up jumper
Michael Moore The University: Big body; raw; decent footwork; athletic monster dunks
Joe Diaz NBBA 17: Tough as nails PG
Joey Potts NBBA 17: Long; lanky; thin-built; oozing with potential
Ethan Menzies Coastside Varsity: Long; lanky; shooter