by Clifton Dixon | May 22, 2022 | The Tour Recruiting
The 2022 Exposure HoopFest kicked off in New Orleans, Louisiana May 20-22. 100 plus teams displayed a lot of talent and was excited to get back in the gym. HoopFest did not disappoint, we had some exciting games the entire event. Many players played well and created a name on our stage, but a few stood out: here’s our day 2 standouts.
Gavin Lucas (’25) 6-3 Guard (LA)
Gavin Lucas is a fundamentally sound guard that is tough and physical. Lucas shot the ball well coming off the screen, especially from the perimeter. Lucas did a great job of pulling up and shooting from mid-range and finished well through contact. He scored the ball well in the open floor and displayed solid decision making, playmaking, and passing ability. Plays the game with great poise and control.
Emmanuel “Manny” Young (’27) 5-8 Guard (LA)
Many Young is a player that was very efficient scoring the ball off the dribble and showcased very good offensive instincts. Young did a great job of getting into the passing lanes on defense and has a excellent nose for the ball. He is a clutch player that wants the ball down the stretch and has the ability to look defenders off to get into the lane. Young posses good body control, leadership skills and plays with good positioning and control.
Trey Alexander (’24) 6-2 Guard (MS)
Trey Alexander is a dynamic guard that possesses good speed and a excellent first step. Alexander did a great job of pushing the ball in transition and finished strong at the rim. Alexander played well through contact and did a good job of getting to the free-throw line. He is a very unselfish player that moves well without the ball and is a very good spot-up shooter. Alexander plays with strong defensive instincts and anticipation and has a very high basketball I.Q.
Eddie Mcintyre (’25) 5-5 Guard (LA)
Eddie Mcintyre shot the ball very well from outside and displayed good speed and ball handles in the open court. Mcintyre did a good job of distributing, facilitating, and controlling the tempo of the game. Mcintyre is a solid ball handler and passer that finished well through contact and did a excellent job of defending on/off the ball.
Joshua Whitehurst (’23) 6-1 Guard (FL)
Joshua Whitehurst is a high energy player that did a great job of creating contact and finishing at the rim. Whitehurst is a aggressive player that did a great job of absorbing contact/physicality and did a wonderful job of getting defenders off balance. He played with good body control and was able to get to his sports on the floor. Whitehurst is a player that is very good at changing directions and moving without the ball.
Latavian Crockett (’23) 6-0 Guard (LA)
Letavian Crockett is a excellent shooter from the perimeter that can score the ball and create well off the dribble. Crockett is a good ball handler with good athleticism, playmaking ability and is a good perimeter defender. Crockett is a player that is assertive on both ends of the floor, possesses good defensive and offensive awareness, and is very disciplined.
Kialen Phillips (23) 6-6 Forward (LA)
Kialen Phillips possesses excellent size and length and has a dynamic blend of strength and athleticism. Phillips moves well without the ball and is a very good all-around player that can do a little bit of everything. He is very versatile on both ends. Phillips has the ability to create shots for himself and has good ball handles and court vision. He has excellent body control, excellent footwork, good strength, and finishes well through contact. Philips is very unselfish and not afraid of doing the dirty work.
Jeremiah Lucas (’25) 6-3 G (LA)
Jermiah Lucas has a great feel for the game and is a instinctive player that reacts quickly and naturally on both ends. Lucas has good body control and good quickness that allows him to be a disruptive perimeter defender. Lucas has great versatility on both ends and possesses good lateral quickness, strength, and a explosive first step that allows him to get around the defender. He has a high motor and is a good ball handler that knows how to run the offense and control the tempo of the game.
Dayshawn Mcgee (’24) 6-3 Guard (MS)
Dayshawn Mcgee finished well a the rim and shot the ball very well from mid-range. Mcgee did a great job of getting to his spots on the floor with ease and did a great job of moving without the ball. He did a good job of defending both guard positions and displayed good speed and body control in the open court. Mcgee is a versatile scorer in transition and half-court and is a excellent defender that can guard multiple positions. He is a lock-down defender with good strength and length.
Christian Doyle (’25) 6-3 Guard (LA)
Christian Doyle is a good perimeter defender that is a aggressive, explosive guard with good length and speed. Doyle is a exceptional ball handler that is good in the open floor and did a great job of handling the ball in transition. Doyle is a excellent perimeter defender that did a great job of putting pressure on the defender and is very attentive on and off the ball. He displayed solid athleticism and shot the ball very well from the outside.
Isiah Stevens (’25) 6-1 Guard (LA)
Isiah Stevens is a good ball handler with great court vision and plays the game with great control. Stevens does not gamble on either end and is a smart player that shot the ball well from behind the 3 point line. He did a great job of attacking the defense. Stevens possesses great athleticism and strength, which allowed him to finish strong at the rim and through contact. He did a good job of fighting through screens and possesses good instincts allowed him to react well on both ends.
Nate White (’24) 6-4 Forward (MS)
Nate White is a steady and smooth player that displayed great low-post scoring ability. White possesses good hands and footwork down low on the block and is capable of stepping out to shoot the ball from the outside. White is a player that has great energy, good coordination, and runs the floor hard. He displayed nice touch around the rim and finished well through contact. White is not afraid of physicality.
Chesney Sadler (’25) 6-0 Guard (LA)
Chesney Sadler possesses good court vison and passing skills. Sadler plays a great level of anticipation and did a good job of playing the passing lanes. He has good strength and did a great job of playing the passing lanes. Sadler is a shifty defender that did a great job harassing other guards on and off the ball. Sadler did a great job of creating for himself, playing through contact and not making mistakes.
Seth Mays (’23) 6-4 Guard (LA)
Seth Mays possesses good athleticism and excellent playmaking skills. Mays is a versatile player that can play and defend multiple positions on both ends. He is a good ball handler that knows how to get to the rim and finish. Mays has a very good first step and good body control which allows him to create space. Mays is a excellent pull-up jump shooter and did a job of scoring the ball isolation and pick and roll situations. He has a great feel for the game.
Raquan Roussell 6-2 Guard (LA)
Raquan Roussell is a tough and physical perimeter defender that did a great job of taking care of the ball. Roussell did a good job of getting to the free-throw line and displayed good shooting and scoring ability from the perimeter. Roussell is capable of playing both guard positions and does a good job of running off screens and getting into the gaps. Roussell is a excellent ball handler and distributor that possesses excellent basketball instincts, sees the floor well, and has excellent body control.
Zach Piatt (’23) 6-1 Guard (TX)
Zach Piatt is a player that is willing to do all the little things to help his team. Piatt is a team first player that can play on or off the ball and is a dynamic 3-point shooter. Piatt is a good ball handler that moves well without the ball. He is good at running off of screens and does a good job of creating separation. Piatt is a very efficient free-throw shooter that can finish through contact at the rim and has nice court vision.