The Southern Exposure Showcase hosted some of the best Independently sponsored travel basketball teams from across the south in North Augusta, SC during this NCAA “Live-Period. Join us as we sort through our notes and reflect on some of the standout players of the weekend.
2023/Guard Antoine Grant of Team Ford – Big Shots 17U is as tough as nails and he was very productive on the offensive and defensive end. He did a good job of getting down-hill in the halfcourt as he has good handles and stays in ATTACK mode. He showed the ability to make shots form behind the arc with consistency as well. This young prospect plays bigger than his size on defensive side and with rebounding.
One of the most intriguing prospect this weekend at the Southern Exposure was Class of 2024 Ellis Graham of Team USC Premier 16U. Ellis is a 6’9 rangy prospect with the ability to control the paint with his shot-blocking ability. He has great touch around the basket and showed good face-up skills with the ability to step out and knock down 3’s. Ellis definitely has great upside and will be a highly touted D1 prospect. Easily a Mid-Major level of prospect.
2024/Wing Israel Macklin of Team USC Premier 16U was lights out from behind the arc this weekend at the Southern Exposure. He is skilled and showed the ability to knock down shots, as well as, take defenders off the bounce. With his athleticism, Macklin, was able to excel when out running in transition. This young prospect is a must see for D2-Low major D1 schools.
Unsigned senior (5’10/PG) Russell Moorer of Florida Dream 17U put on a show at the Southern Exposure. This shifty PG did a great job of playing with pace, while staying in attack mode. He averaged 18 points per game, with plenty of assist to go along with it as well. He has a really good handle and appeared to get to the rim at will – plus he showed the ability to really stroke it from behind the arc. Any Juco, D2, or NAIA coaches looking to complete their roster need to be all over this young prospect.
2024/Guard Amari Collins of Juice All Stars 16U was red hot all weekend at the Southern Exposure. He averaged better than 15 points per game and scored in a variety of ways. He plays with a great motor and really rebounds the basketball. He is a good shooter off the catch, and was great in transition. One for college coaches to keep a close eye on in the coming years.