(Pictured Above: Devin Blair)
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Over the weekend, our staff saw dozens of players who showed plenty of skills and talent. We’ve selected the top performers in the NBA division and we take a look at our AlamoCityHoopsfest All Tournament team.
PF Everett Ray 6’7″ 2017 (Nike D1Premier210/Trinity Christian Academy HS)
A tall, athletic power forward who showed great mobility, with the strength to bang and score down low. Consistently showed accuracy in nailing set jump shots and multiple three pointers. He went blow for blow with the taller Bassey and more than held his own as his strong frame allows him to be physical.
SF Charles Bassey 6’10” 2019 (Texas Future210/St Anthony’s Catholic HS)
Is now well known across the nation and showed why on both days. For being so young, has great knowledge of when to push the pace, attack, or slow down and use what has turned into a deadly jump shot. On multiple occasions the super athletic big would cross over, or go behind the back, stop on a dime and show great accuracy in his jumper with plenty of range from 3-point land. Also impacted games on defense, guarding the rim and sticking his man on the perimeter.
PG Devin Blair 5’10” 2016 (Texas Future210/Judson HS)
Served as the teams catalyst and leader. Is a true point guard who showed the ability to facilitate and orchestrate an offense, and had no issue in switching gears if needing buckets. His jumper from mid-range to three point land was on and it helped him put in 21 points in the championship game. He served as the main reason as to why in his absence on Saturday, Texas Future210 started pool play 0-2, but was able to rebound and find itself in one of our NBA Championships on Sunday.
PG Jordan Burns 5’11” 2017 (SA Elite Athletes/Kent School)
The former Marshall HS star showed why he’s a division one player. His jump shot was lethal all weekend, not only relying on the three, but constantly knocking down the mid range. Used his quick handles and great ball handling to attack in the half-court or push the pace in transition. Helped lead SAE to a 3-o mark in open pool play, and a deep run to the semifinals.
SG/SF Stanley Umude 6’6″ 2017 (Next Level Raiders/Warren HS)
Is pretty much back to 100% and is proving he belongs in the top echelon of prospects for GreaterSA’s ’17 class. Played well as the go to guy for the Raiders who went 3-0 in open pool play, earning the overall #1 seed in their NBA bracket. His shot had no range limitation and consistently was falling from deep. His smooth stroke compliments his ability to attack off the dribble and he uses his length well in getting and finishing at the hole.
PF RayShawn Dotson 6’5″ 2017 (Texas Tigers Gold/Judson HS)
In a balanced attack for the Champion Tigers, Dotson was their leading scorer. Not only getting buckets, but using his strong frame to also clean the glass. The senior to be continues his solid play on the AAU circuit and shows that down low and in close, his physical play is tough to stop, and he uses his body well to carve out space and be extremely effective around the hoop.
PG Davion Buster 5’11” 2018 (ATX Lockdown/Austin Lanier)
The diminutive sized point guard is anything but, when it comes to his play on the court. He lit the nets up with performances of 30 points, 28 points, 24 points, and more in getting the Lockdown to a semifinal match-up with TJ Ford Blue, in what arguably was the game of the tournament in a double OT loss. There were plenty of stretches where it did not matter who guarded Buster, he either drove right by the opponent or used his automatic shot from outside and well beyond the arc.