by Clifton Dixon | July 5, 2022 | The Tour Recruiting
The 2022 Southern HoopFest kicked off in Jackson, Mississippi July 1-3. Many 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 standouts.
Levionne Lindsey (’23) 6-2 Guard
Lindsey played with a ton of energy and did a great job of defending on the perimeter. Lindsey finished well in transition and moved very well without the ball. Solid ball handler that possesses a high level of toughness, size, and strength. He is a shifty defender that rebounds the ball well, plays well through contact, and is not afraid to attack the rim.
Will Grayson (’23) 6-2 Guard
Grayson is a excellent distributor and facilitator that shot the ball very well from the outside. Outstanding job of penetrating the defense to get to the rim. He is an excellent decision maker that did a great job of finding the open man and creating for himself and others. Grayson has an excellent feel for the game and plays with great awareness on both ends. He did not turn the ball over and did a great job of defending on and off the ball
Jaquan Brignac (’23) 6-7 Forward
Brignac displayed versatility on both ends. Finished well and around the rim and played with a high level of activity and energy. He blocked shots and rebounded the ball at a high rate. Brignac showed good hands and footwork in the post and was effective at finishing plays in the pick and roll. He is a very good rim runner/rim protector that possesses a high motor and great work ethnic.
Zac Cook (’24) 6-3 Guard
Cook is a prolific shooter from behind the 3 point line and he did a good job of moving without the ball. Handled the ball well in transition and possesses a great feel for the game. He did a good job of creating space to get open and played well off the ball. Cook is a good decision and was good at defending on the perimeter and on the wing. He plays with a high level of awareness and is a tough player that seems to never get rattled.
Chaleb Seaberry (’25) 6-1 Guard
Seaberry possesses a dynamic first step and finishes well at the rim. Disruptive on ball defender with quick hands and a high basketball I.Q. He is a solid ball handler with good court vision and he did a good job of scoring the ball and getting everyone involved. Seaberry took what the defense gave him and he did a good job of finishing through contact.
Henry Espy (’23) 6-1 Guard
Espy has excellent speed, quickness, and plays with good body control. Played well through contact, shot the ball well, and did a good job of distributing the ball. He has the ability to be his team’s primary scorer or primary playmaker. Espy is a really good defender on the perimeter that has excellent court vision. He is a very good change of direction player and dribble penetrator that did a very good job of getting to his spots.
Joseph Mitchell (’22 Post Grad) 6-5 G/F
Mitchell is a tenacious rebounder and an excellent finisher in the post. Ran the floor well, handled the ball well, and displayed a nice shooting touch from mid-range. He was able to effectively defend on the perimeter and in the paint and communicated well on the floor making sure everyone was in the right position. Mitchell is a good passer that has nice strength, good energy, and an excellent feel for the game. He did a good job of finishing and getting his shot off through contact.
Tayler Berryhill (’24) 6-0 Guard
Berryhill possesses excellent scoring and playmaking ability and did a good job of distributing the ball. Shot the ball well from behind the 3 point line, finished well at the rim, and dis a good job of getting to the free-throw line. He is an excellent facilitator, moves well without the ball, and is a shift/crafty ball handler. Berryhill saw the court extremely well did a good job of taking his man off the dribble. He is an excellent decision maker and a clutch performer that was not afraid to take big shots down the stretch.
Kam Wiles (’24) 6-4 G/F
Wilkes is a sold ball handler that was able to score the ball in a variety of different ways. Shot the ball very good from the perimeter and finished everything that he touched around the rim. He brought a high level of energy and activity on both ends of the floor and he displayed nice footwork down low on the block. Wilkes did a good job of stopping on the dime and pulling up to get his shot, attacking the rim, and distributing the ball from the post. He is a very good playmaker and excellent all-around player.
Xzavier Webber (’26) 5-9 Guard
Webber is an excellent ball handler that shoots the ball well from the perimeter and off the dribble. Finished well through contact, did a good job of getting to the free-throw line, and was disruptive on defense. He is a solid decision maker that possesses good court vision and is a good distributor.
Shawn Walker (’26) 6-0 Guard
Walker is a skilled on ball defender that possesses a smooth all-around game. He has nice quickness and athleticism and did a good job of finding his teammates. Excellent competitor that plays a mature, under control game. He is a disruptive full court defender that made it hard for the ball handler to do anything. Walker shot the ball well from outside and did a good job of penetrating the defense.
Kawaski Lambert (’24) 6-1 Guard
Lambert did a good job of attacking the defense and defending on and off the ball. Can play both guard positions and shot the ball well from the outside. He moves well without the ball, handles the ball well, and is disciplined on both ends. Lambert has great instincts, played well through contact, and did a good job of finding the open man.
Giles Boyd (’23) 6-3 Guard
Boyd is an excellent shooter from behind the 3 point line and does a good job of letting the game come to him. Defends well on the perimeter, possesses good strength, and can play both guard positions. He got to his spots on the floor with ease and did a good job of attacking the rim. Boyd is a solid ball handler, playmaker, and did a great job of getting to the free-throw line.
Brandon Edinburgh (’23) 6-2 Guard
Edinburgh penetrated the defense with ease and finished well in transition. Played with good energy and stayed in attack mode. He never shyed away from contact and did a good job of putting pressure on the ball handler. Edinburgh is an excellent passer and playmaker.
Kanare’yun Terrell (’25) 5-8 Guard
Terrell did a great job of controlling the tempo and communicating with his teammates. Disruptive defender with active hands that made a number of game changing plays on the defensive end. He did a great job of playing the passing lanes and possesses good ball handles and court vision. Terrell has a high basketball I.Q. and is a very skilled passer.
C.J. Madison (’25) 6-0 Guard
Madison is a skilled ball handler and playmaker that possesses the ability to see the entire floor. Madison did a great job of finishing at the rim and distributing the ball and making plays for his teammates. Madison did a great job of initiating contact to get to the free throw line and shooting the ball from mid-range. He is very disciplined on both ends.
Jas Smith (’25) 6-1 Guard
Smith is a very smooth and skilled shooter from the outside. Locked in on both ends and never got in a rush. He did a good job of playing the passing lanes and rebounding the ball. Smith is a very scrappy player that did a great job of doing the dirty work such as diving on the floor for the loose ball and giving extra effort on every possession.
Jaylen Haliburton (’25) 6-2 Guard
Haliburton possesses solid athleticism and did a good job of penetrating the meat of the defense to get to his spots. Excellent job of running the floor in transition and finishing through contact. He was truly at his best when going downhill. Haliburton played with good body control, shot the ball well from the outside, and was assertive on both ends. He did a good job of getting into the passing lanes and pushing the ball in transition.
Deandre Lewis (’24) 6-5 Forward
Lewis was a clean up man around the rim finishing everything that he touched. Skilled rebounder that is a versatile defender that can defend in the post and on the wing. He has solid footwork and hands on the block, moves well without the ball, and possesses a high level of athleticism. Lewis is a high energy player with the ability to step out and shoot the ball from the outside, finish in transition, and pass the ball from the double team. He runs the floor well and has excellent court vision.
Sacori Hills (’24) 6-1 Guard
Hills shot the ball extremely well from the outside and did a great job of facilitating and distributing the ball. Good ball handler with excellent court vision and did a good job of taking what the defense gave him. He did a great job of getting into the rim and playing under control. Hills did a good job of controlling the tempo and made excellent decisions with the ball in his hands. Hills is a great competitor that possesses a high level of toughness and grit.
Shance James (’27) 6-1 Forward
James is a good 2 way player possessing the ability to defend and score the ball. Scrappy and plays with a ton of energy and effort. He possesses a high motor. James is versatile on both ends, is a solid shooter from the outside, and possesses good size and strength. He is a good passer, did a good job of creating for others, and has good athleticism. James is humble and hardworking and was a force rebouding the ball and creating 2nd chance opportunities for his team.
Zahir Gutierrez (’24) 6-0 Guard
Gutierrez did a great job of attacking and finishing at the rim. Possesses good size and strength from the guard position and has a quick first step. Confident player that is a dynamic ball handler, playmaker, crafty mid-range game, is very unselfish, and knows how to create space for himself with or without the ball. He is a clutch performer that thrives in pressure situations scoring his teams final 8 points of the game, including the game winner.
DeAndre Dunn (’26) 5’9 Guard
Dunn did an excellent job scoring the ball and defending very well. He gets to the rim and can create well with penetrating with non stop attacking. Also, did a great job leading his team in scoring multiple games, game high was 22 points to open up the Southern HoopFest.