The Each One Teach One Nike Exposure camp was a true basketball event. The gym was sweaty, sneakers were squeaking along with scouts and media jumping from court to court looking for talent and this event did not disappoint. For players in the FL, GA, SC, and AL regions – You need to attend this event next year!
The morning started with a brief but very effective message from Nike Each One Teach One – This was not an event to get you better, there weren’t drills, the plan was to play ball and you will either get exposed or gain exposure. Several new and old players quickly made a statement. Here is the run down in no particular order, more to come in Part II, III, and IV.
Class of 2019 6’6” G Jalen White showed loads of athleticism and tons of aggressiveness. He runs the floor well and is very bullish going to the basket. Very understandable why UCF, James Madison, UNC Asheville, Marshall, and Hampton have all shown interest. We look forward to watching him blow up this season at Lakewood high school.
Class of 2019 6’7” Wing CJ Walker was one of our favorite players to watch. Quick for his size, shifty, with a good handle that should improve this year. His outside shot was a bit streaky, but the mechanics are there for him to improve. What sets CJ apart from his peers is his size at the wing along with his ability to finish strong when given the lane. We were also impressed with his help side defense. His ability to come from the opposite wing and contest or block shots made the difference for his team defensively. Currently, he has interest from Iowa State and UCF, but much more to come as he has huge upside and is capable of being a 5 star when it’s all said and done!
Class of 2020 6’6” SF Lenzy Hancock Jr displayed very nice footwork down low, but also the ability to step out and hit the open jump shot. He has the versatility and movement to shift to the wing, but will need to work on his quickness and aggressiveness off the dribble to play outside. Hancock is one of the better rebounders in his class, so we hope he doesn’t get stuck in the post which wouldn’t allow him to reach his full potential. LJ currently has interest from Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida.
Class of 2019 6’8” F Luke Anderson had a very solid showcase. This kid knows what to do, point-blank. He displayed a shot from deep, battled down low, rebounded with aggression, and played within his team. Luke will turn out to be a very good player and should be on everyone’s list as one to watch. Currently Luke has received interest from Florida International University.
Class of 2018 6’6” Dorian James is a highlight reel waiting to happen. Solid wing where you can tell he will only improve his guard skills. His athleticism is up there with the best, very bouncy. The type of wing that would fit as a great slasher and awesome defender.
Class of 2018 PG 6’0” Renoldo Segu was a player that you just can’t take your eyes off. He displayed supreme leadership and enthusiasm that was contagious to his team. Shifty PG with a great change of pace to his game that seems natural. He was able to control the flow of the game to his liking and was an extension of the coach type of player in terms of leadership. His handle is right up there with some of the best. I can’t help but throw this out there – The swag and spin move in his ball handle remind me of a controlled Rafer Alson. We will be watching a lot of “Young Skip” this year. Renoldo’s shot is accurate, but mechanics will need to improve to get it up quicker off the dribble. Overall he was one of our favorite players at the event. Ronoldo has interest from UNF, FGCU, Murray State, Jacksonville University, FIU, VCU, UCF, and many more to come.