2015 National BUZZ Report 3. Volume 1. Introduces 100+ 2015/ 2016 basketball prospects that have caught our attention through the country. This list of prospects will update once a week for the next 3 months. Information on these prospects are availble upon request per collegiate scout or high school scout. Top propsects and breakdowns will be emailed once a month to all premierball.COM collegiate clientell. Members are advised not to copy this report. All content material is copy righted.
EAST—–Horace Spencer/ PA. 6’8 PF Spencer has separated himself as the elite big man prospect in this buzz report. He just dominates every time he touches the court. Spencer blocks shots, rebounds, hustles and can step out and hit the face up. Well deserving of his current press in a time where you have to recruit younger and younger. College recruiters should take notice and get in now. Spencer is talented enough that if they open up the draft, he might not ever grace a college floor. He could be another prep to pro phenom and in the worst case Spencer will be a dominant high school basketball player for the next 4 years. “I envision this kid as having a chance to be one of the great big men of all time in the high school ranks.”-Bobby Bates
Justin Jennifer/ MD. PG Has been a legend in Baltimore since he was 10 years old. The kid has been prime time for years. Looks to be the next great guard after Josh Selby and Aquille Carr to come out of this area.
Jerron Love/ Coney Island, NY. PG “J Love” is next in line for guards out of New York City as he has dominated the East Coast for a while now. He has owned the street ball courts in the city, dominating grown men at times. With continued work will be very good.
Trevaughn Wilkerson/ NJ. 6’5 C. Another physically developed 2015 prospect. He dunks, dominates down low and runs like a deer. He is very graceful up and down the court. Blocks shots, rebounds well keep your eyes on him as he should be a high major prospect when all is said and done.
Juwan Gooding/ MA 5’10 CG. Can score with the best of them. Gooding is a little pit bull who was born to get buckets and seems to deliver every time he touches the court. Dropped 45 in a camp championship game at Five Star.
Blair Howard/ Hartford CT. SG. Very nice guard has a tight handle, loves contact and gets in the lane very well. Plays hard and can finish with either hand.
Prospect Ronshad Allen-Shabazz/ NC G. Is a smooth guard who scores well. Will be at Princeton Day Academy for high school and will follow Chris Thomas as the next big thing to come out of P.D.A. Plays hard and doesn’t get rattled easily.
Malachi Richardson/ NJ.Is a big time guard who will own this part of the country. Can score the ball, distribute and control the game. Most of all he is a winner and on most occasions the best player on the court.
Terquin Mott/ PA. This big man has a chance to be very good. Could see him lacing them up in the the Big East one day. Rugged type of player who could end up transitioning to the wing if he doesn’t grow.
Lamar Kimble/ NJ. Looks to be the next big thing coming out of Team Final as he dominates consistently and won multiple player of the year awards in his area.
Mustapha Heron/ CT. Polished guard who pushes the ball and makes good decisions. He can score from the mid range and brings a lot to the table, keep your eyes on this kid.
Roy Kane Jr./ CT. PF. Big man blocks shots. It seems right now that his calling card is on the defensive side of the ball although he has improved his offense with continued work and could be a nice prospect.
Chris Atkinson G Affects the game all over the court. He has blinding speed and distributes the rock well. Truly puts his stamp on the game every time out. Stay posted as you will hear a lot from this kid for years. He has dominated quality guards.
Malik Ellison/ NJ. 5’9 PG. Has been around for a while now and has been ranked in the top of the country for the last couple of years. He has gotten the best in head to head match-ups with other kids on the list many times. He runs his team well, plays great in transition and should end up a high major prospect.
Lamont Peebles/ NY. Has been on the basketball scene for a while now. He is one of the top ranked kids in the country in his class. Some services have him ranked as high as 15th. It should be known that he is very tough and won’t back down from a challenge. Peebles is a kid you can go to in the trenches and won’t have to worry if he’s got your back.
Billy Clark Jr./ NY. They call him “The Kid”. He has the inner city toughness of a New York City kid that you look for. He has played in many major events and has stood out. Clark Jr. is another big time guard and it looks like the New York City guards might be coming back strong.
Drew Cone/ NC. Another dynamite scorer hails from a state that has been producing out big time prospects left and right. Has had big games of 37, 35, 50, and 29 here recently. Can be as good as he wants to be.
Jaquan Hickmond/ PA. Combo guard who is a scoring machine. He averages around 25 a game and has led his team to multiple championships in his area. Regularly puts his team on his back and wills them to wins.
Tim Delaney 6’7 C. Probably will top out at 7’0 feet but not truly advanced for his age. He is very raw but he could end up being very intriguing at the center/ block position. Once again you can’t teach size.
Darren James/ NJ. Big boy is about 6’5 to 6’6 right now. Must get stronger and a little more agile but is young so can improve in those areas. Should top out around 6’9 to 6’10 and could dominate the post on a nightly basis.
WEST—–Stephen Zimmerman/ NV. If you want collegiate look no further. Zimmerman already has UCLA, Kansas and Arizona eye-balling and smiling. At 6-foot-10, the lefty is skilled from the mid-range. Makes plays off the dribble and loves to mix it up in the paint and scrap. Has the ability to shot block from the weak side. Zimmerman has a consistent mid range game and very sharp shot blocking instincts. Doctors say, “Zimmerman’s growth plates are wide open.” We might be talking about a 7’2” productive lefty that could be the best center to ever come out of the state of Neveda. Potential pro with strength, blood, sweat and tears.
Quitin Hensin/ Las Vegas Has 6-foot-8-inch wing span. His dad is 6-foot-8. Already athletic and can play above the rim. Excellent touch with natural scoring instincts.
Sedrick Barefield/ CA. 5’10 PG. An athletic combo guard out of Temecula, CA. He shoots the ball from the bounce and can create his own shot at will. Barefield along with Lovett are considered the top guards out west. Barefield’s ball handling, jump-shot and first step is top notch. He really has a chance to be a national recruit with his ability to get to the basket and play at the rim with his athleticism. Barefield has been invited to the John Lucas camp this May.
Marcus Lovett/ CA. Another talented guard with a very creative ball handling for his age. He is an active penetrator and can weave through traffic. Explosive, great body frame, and a strong point guard skill set.
CJ Williams/ San Diego CA. Wing sleeper who just picked up a basketball a year ago but has solid basketball attributes. Williams has a chance to reach 6’7 and is already showing signs of versatility. Is in the right place for development and growth for a late bloomer.
Mason Shepard F/ CA. Very powerful and athletic once he gets his feet down. Shepard finishes above rim from one foot, either hand or vertically in traffic. Shepard definitely passes the look test and has a big-time upside with the right dedication.
Kendall Small/ Anaheim CA. Explosive guard with fast twitch quickness. Can shoot, handle and defend. Has good scoring instincts and loves to create to score.
Jeremy Hemsley G/ Rancho Cucamonga CA. Hemsley has length and his ability to get to the basket. Good foot speed and has the frame to stretch and turn into a college size combo.
Cameron Walker/ Santa Maria CA. Wing who just might own the purest jump shot in this entire class. Pure flicker, with the ability to put the ball on the floor and get to the basket. Walker is also a strong rebounder who has all the attributes to be a big time wing prospect on the next level. “Even when he misses his shot looks good.” Walker makes you shake your head and say smooth.
Stephen Thompson Jr. SG 5’10 Gardena/ CA. That’s right legendary Steve Thompson’s son has a chance to be very special. Has a natural feel on both offense and defense. Already at 5’10 and full of length and limbs. We project Thompson Jr. to reach 6’4+. Thompson really shoots the ball well with good form and consistency. Has all the attributes that add up to a potential big time prospect at his age. His feel and IQ is most intriguing.
Nnamdi Okongwu C/ Chino Hills CA. A big man who has a body that screams “I will grow”. Plays hard and rebounds and blocks the ball aggressively.
Tyler Dorsey/ CA. What sets Dorsey apart from the rest of his peers is his intangibles and skill set at 6-foot-4. Dorsey can play above the rim, handles the ball efficiently for his size and plays with a excellent motor. Dorsey will wow you with his blazing quickness and his ability to attack the basket at will. Dorsey has already accumulated national interest with his AAU and camp production over the last few years.
Jabar Brown/ Vallejo Middle School, Vallejo CA. At 6’2, Brown has raw talent, is super athletic and can block shots. Brown is super bouncy and is crafty getting to the basket.
Prentis Reed/ Golden Gate Academy/ Richmond CA. is 6’1 and is a name to follow.
Jalen Jenkins/ Mesa, AZ Good athlete at 6’3 can finish in transition and handle the ball.
Cassius Peat/ Tempe, AZ at 6’0 Can do it all, talented guard with good fundamental skills.
LJ Williams/ Chandler, AZ. He is a 5’8 crafty guard with scoring ability.
Jaylyn Juan/ Tucson, AZ At 6’3, good defender and has bounce, long and athletic.
Cole Kepler/ Chandler, AZ 5’11 Hard- nosed defender and makes big shots.
King Perry/ Colorado At 6’5 will be a wing when it is all said and done. Lefty with handles and quickness.
Conway Austin/ Colorado Highly athletic and is one of the better guards in Colorado. Beastly guard, man child, physically gifted at 5’7 and loves to penetrate at will.
Brian Carey/ Colorado Had 48 point game late last month. Shows great IQ, super heart and competitive motor. Currently 5’4 and is regarded as the best point guard in the state of Colorado. Played varsity basketball in the summer.
Jordan Willis/ Colorado Willis is 6’4. Has great motor and is non-stop. Two sports star and is very athletic.
Andro Bernard Jr/ F/ WA, 6’0, 145 lbs Bernard Jr. has a strong all around game. Can handle the rock, very aggressive, nice mid-range jump shot, and a defensive presence at all times.
Torey Causey, G, 5’7 135 lbs Causey will attend Curtis High. Very heady and is a strong guard. Penetrates with ease and can be a streaky shooter.
Dejounte Murray/ G. 5’7 110 lbs Murray is a great floor general with a consistent jump shot, ability to knock down deep threes and a very talented passer.
SOUTH—–Malik Newman/ Combo Guard, 6’4 MS. “The MISSISSIPPI BULLET PART 2″ I have been around the game for a long time and I can’t remember ever seeing a kid at this stage that can score the ball the way Malik can. At just 13 Malik is my No. 1 player in the country in his class. He could start at the high school level right now. Newman has legit NBA 3 point range on his jumper and is money from mid range. He can pull up at the drop of a dime in either direction off his left or right. The kid is banging out and killing the rim lobbing himself off of the bounce. Kid has the ball on a yo yo. Gets up a four in the morning and works out 7 days a week and is a true gym rat. I have seen a lot of ball and today can confidently state that this kid is can’t miss. He most likely will never grace the college hardwood as I think the draft will have opened back up. The kid would have the chance of being a top 5 pick coming out of high school. He is truly a once in a lifetime type talent.
Mickey Mitchell W/F 6’7 Texas The legend of Mickey is a long kid. He is amazing and plays for a great group with the Titans. The kid’s a winner and a sky walker a little old for his class. You still can’t take away from him as this kid will be a elite prospect for years to come.
Kejuan Johnson W/F 6’6 Atlanta GA He plays against players much older than him all the time. He hit the national scene a couple years ago by dropping 40 and 50 points all over the country. Legend has it that the kid has been dunking since the 5th grade.
KJ Lawson W/F 6’4 Memphis TN Bones is what I call him. He had a growth spurt that shot him up 4 to 5 inches. Now you have a kid that had natural PG skills with the size of a 2 or 3. He oozes with potential. If he keeps his head on he has a chance to be very special. Could be a top 5 prospect in his class for years to come.
Austin Grandstaff 6’3 G TX Has been ranked in the top of his class for a long time and for good reason. He is a coach’s son who plays the game the right way. Is around a lot of talented athletes in Texas and looks to be just as athletic. Strong shooter at 6’2+ with a shoe string handle that he uses to create for himself or his teammates. Clark Francis quoted, “The kid shoots the piss out the ball when he is on a roll.” Look for Grandstaff to be hotter than Texas oil in the upcoming years.
Alonzo Trier PG 5’10 TX Already a little rock star. Very athletic kid dominates and has been featured in the NY Times. Has the ball on a yo yo. I have been told that he will be playing AAU ball for Athletes First. If so they have themselves another superstar. You remember the names Henry and Griffin don’t you?
Perry Dozier PG 5’11 SC Long has been said to be the top point guard in his class. Was long believed to be the top prospect. However, as some have gotten older they have passed him but is still a great prospect. If you’re looking for a PG in this class you would be hard pressed to find a better one.
Laquan Davie SG 6’2 Ark He is coming out of Forest City. A partner of mine coaches him in the summer and he just amazes us. He has had multiple 40 and 50 point games. To date is more advanced than Adonis Thomas was at the same age.
King McClure SG TX Another nice TX guard. He is a very tough kid who plays hard. Has been said to be the best in his class at a lot of camps that have had some of his top peers participating with him. With continued work, he can be very good
Harry Giles 6’5 SF SC Oh my goodness is all you can say. He plays for a loaded team and is the best of the bunch. Hands down he is the best prospect from his state in his class. Has wing skills and great size for his age. This kid could be very special. It’s all up to him.
Andrew Fleming FL. Good size will be next guard out of FL to go big time. High IQ finds teammates and shoots straight. Has been compared to a young Rivers.
Ty Hudson GA Big time guard out of the ATL area is playing varsity ball as a 8th grader and getting plenty of burn. Made game winner against Arlington Christian and has been named male athlete of the week in his area.
Jaqualis Mat-lock KY Hailing from Hopkinsville home of Scotty Hopson of UT. Kid looks to be next in line of big time KY prospects. Scores the ball with ease. Top 10 in his class at JR All American.
Khalil Spencer TN 2nd best prospect in the state behind KJ in his class. Has a chance to be very special. Has been worked with and will be big time with added work.
Chris McNeal PG 5’8 TN Only player from TN that attended San Diego’s Jr Pheom camp. Came out of camp ranked in the top 10. Could end up being like another Chris Jones. Headed to UT. Kid has great family support as well. Works with personal trainer daily.
Jesse Pistokache 6’2 WF TX Nice size and finishes with either hand really well. Has been ranked very high in his class for years now. Another TX prospect. They keep pumping them out.
Kristian Wilkerson TN. Another in a long line of Wilkerson boys. Has a brother headed to SMU. Should be the best of the bunch as he is way ahead of where Telvin was at the same stage.
Nick Smith 5’9 PG MS/TN. big time little point guard hailing from the city of Memphis. He has great blood lines. Scores the ball with ease. Was named to the all star game at a Rivals event and was MVP of a Jr. All American Regional. More of a scorer right now but can run a team and defer as well.
Tryin Hollis 5’11 PG ARK Another big time guard that is killing it down here in the south. He is dropping in about 25 to 30 points a game. Nobody can stop the kid from getting where he wants to on the court.
Jaylen Franklin 5’8 PG ARK Another one of these Little Rock kids that is going to dominate all across the country for years to come. High IQ who distributes the ball. A true point guard who will run your team the right way. Puts in hours and hours of work. Will be successful because the drive is there.
Kevaughn Allen 6’2 SG/SF Hollywood is what they call him. This kid is unbelievable. He goes for 30 plus every time he touches the court. Dunks 3 to 4 times a game. The other night he threw one to himself off the backboard in the middle of the game. He dunks off of either foot with the left or right hand. I think of him as being JOHN WALL PART 2. Nobody knows about this kid but they soon will. He averages over 20 a game in a grown man league. Watch out world. You heard about him here first.
Eric Turner - 6’5, WG (Gainesville, FL) – Very long, decent ball skills and solid vertical athleticism and improving perimeter shooter. He can rebound and run all day and passes the ball quite well.
Kamil Williams – 6’0, CG, Grandview Prep (Boca Raton, FL) – Brings to mind Kenny Boynton in that he is a very dynamic scorer. Not a super athlete vertically but very quick, elusive, and knows how to score going to the basket. He is also a good shooter with range to the arc.
Andrew Fleming – 6’3, SG, Providence School (Jacksonville, FL) – Very high hoops IQ. He is extremely skilled with the ball and has the ability to create for himself or others. Has good range out to the arc, and great upside with good size and great length for a guard. Not a great athlete but a cerebral one who knows how to maximize the tools he has. His game brings to mind Nick Calathes.
Cedric Wright – 6’6, F/C (Ft Lauderdale, FL) – Long, athletic, average scorer with back to the basket. Great long term potential who should develop nicely over time into a top notch athletic power forward.
Matt Milon - 6’5, F, (Winter Springs, FL) -Very skilled forward with a great feel for the game. Good finisher around the rim with range out to the arc but most consistent from 15 feet and in, while he can also score off the dribble. Runs the floor well and rebounds the ball well at both ends.
NORTH—– Northern region will update next month.
2016 RADAR—–Rakym Felder/ NY/FL. Rakym is a wizard with the ball. Just recently moved to Florida and shoots the ball well from three point range. Takes it off the bounce and finishes well inside.
Khalea Turner/LA. Khalea is a man child. He is an absolute beast for his age. He blocks shots, rebounds everything in sight and could end up being one of the next best bigs.
Seventh Woods/SC. A do everything guard who is very athletic. Seventh has the name and the game to stay a top prospect for years to come.
Adrian Moore/ARK. Hails from Little Rock which is turning out to be a hot bed right now for elite hoopsters. Most athletic kid in his class. Has been dunking since the 6th grade. Has been throwing down the ball in games two handed on a regular basis. If he grows could end up being a 6’5 to 6’6 big time wing prospect.
Jamir Harris/ NJ. Kid has played great at many major team or individual events. Finished as a top prospect at the Junior Phenom Camp.
Dedric Lawson/ TN. Another in the long line of Lawson boys could end up being the best of the bunch. Puts in work and has a good head on his shoulders. Already the best in his class in the state of Tennessee.
Derryk Thornton/ CA. A dynamite little lead guard is poised beyond his years. He scores and distributes the ball well. He was one of 2 middle schoolers at the EAT Camp and really held his own. Thornton has the potential and the work ethic to be an elite guard on the next level.
Khalir Johnson/ NJ. Big man is a beast down low and uses the glass well.
Tyus Battle/ NJ. Big time scoring machine. Battle has won multiple player of the year awards in his area.
Raekwon Long/ NC. Big man is an enigma already. At a height of 6’9, he seems to have giant syndrome. Great radar kid in this futuristic class. Can’t teach this size.
Davion Thomas/ GA. Big man right now looks to be the 3rd best PF prospect at the AAU Nationals this year in his age group. Does a great job altering shots. Has a thin frame that should mature.
Edrice Adebayo/ NC. Big man who blocks shots and grabs everything off the boards. Has to improve his offensive game but will come with age. Once coordination catches up with his size he could be next big man out of the Carolinas.
Malik Crowfield/LA. Stud talent on a loaded Louisiana Primetime team. Kid has the tools at a young age to be very good with continued work.
Deron Davis 6’7 Big time center out of Colorado and is big, long and active inside. One word that describes Davis game is ‘ACTIVE’ and ‘Productive.’ Davis blocks shots, scores effectively on the blocks and grabbs rebounds by the dozens. Solid 2016 talent to eye ball and follow.
David Thornton/ CO. Freakish athlete has been dunking the ball already as a 6th grader.
Jarvae Robinson/ CO. Do it all point guard, 10 assist type player, knocks down the three, lightning fast and plays up two grades. Starting PG for the Colorado Hawks. Has been invited to John Lucas Middle School international camp in May.