by Clifton Dixon | October 23, 2022 | HoopFest Recruiting
Today, HoopFests Tour had the special opportunity to host our annual Middle School Academy in Ruston, Louisiana. Between the talent, competition and organization it was a great event. The amount of talent in Louisiana/Arkansas/Texas is continuing to rise, this event has gotten the attention of 90 plus prospects.
Ahmad Hudson (’27) – Ruston Jr. High
Hudson played with a high level of activity on both ends and did a great job of blocking/disrupting shots. Hudson finished extremely well at the rim and displayed good hands and footwork in the post. He displayed solid ball handling skills and passed the ball very well out of the post.
Dre’Sean Payne (’28) – J.S. Clark
Payne is a tough on-ball defender that shot the ball very well and moved well without the ball. Payne did a great job of letting the game come to his and showcased his excellent ball handles, distributing and facilitating skill-set. He made plays for others and did a great job of creating for himself.
Trevon Brookes (’28) – Youree Drive
Brookes displayed good ball handles, court vision, and did a great job of finishing at the rim. Brookes shot the ball with great consistency and defended with great toughness on the perimeter.
Braylon Dixon (’28) – Brame Jr. High
Dixon is a true floor general that possesses good court vision, awareness, and toughness. Dixon is a good ball handler and solid decision maker that is always looking to create for others. He did a great job of distributing, facilitating, and locking in on the defensive end creating a number of turnovers. Dixon is a good on ball defender with solid court vision that did a great job of reading the defense and attacking the lane.
Josh Johnson (’28) – Brame Jr. High
Johnson is a very good perimeter shooter that moves very well off the ball. Johnson did a great job of getting to his spots on the floor and did a great job of defending on and off the ball. He played with great energy and effort and shot the ball well from mid-range. Johnson was engaged on both ends and did a great job of creating for himself.
Bryston Sledge (’27) – David Thibadoux
Sledge did a great job of creating for himself off the dribble and moved very well without the ball. Sledge shot the ball well from the outside and did a good job of defending on the perimeter and fighting through screens. He did a good job of speeding the ball handler up and played with great awareness and toughness.
Torry Beaulieu (’29) – Family Christian
Beaulieu displayed excellent court vision and made excellent decisions with the ball in his hands. Beaulieu is a floor general that did a great job of finding his teammates as well as attacking the defense to get his. He is a solid perimeter defender that did a great job of causing havoc on the defensive end.
Jaden Davis (’27) – Green Acres School
Davis rebounded the ball extremely well and displayed excellent footwork down on the block. Davis cleaned up everything around the rim and did a great job of running the floor and played with a high level of activity on both ends.
Christian Clair (’28) – Thomas Jefferson School
Clair is a pass first PG that did a great job of creating space and finishing in the lane. Clair played well through contact and did a great job of making plays on both ends. Clair has good court vision and has a great feel for the game.
D’Juan Tanner (’27) – JS Clark
Tanner possesses good length and versatility and has a great feel for the game. He shot the ball well from behind the 3 point line and did a great job of getting his own shot. Tanner defended well and played well through contact.
Jabari Levingston (’28) – Ruston Jr. High
Levingston played with great pace and control and did a good job of distributing the ball and finished well at the rim. Levingston possesses a high motor on the defensive end and plays with a great level of discipline and toughness.
Jackson Chewning (’27) – French Settlement
Chewing has a great feel for the game. Chewning did an excellent job of attacking the rim, rebounding the ball, and finishing through contact. Chewning has a high motor and plays with great effort and grit.
Brashad London (’27) – Walker Jr. High
London is a very good play-maker that is a tough defender that plays hard on both ends. London did a great job of attacking the rim and possesses good court vision and awareness.
Peyton Parker (’27) – Youree Drive
Parker possesses a high basketball I.Q. and plays extremely well with or without the ball. Parker did a great job of creating his own shot off the dribble and did a great job of facilitating/distributing. Parker has great court vision and has a great feel for the game.
Zaveon Shepherd (’27) – John Curtis
Shepherd did a great job of getting into the lane at ease and shot the ball exceptionally well from the perimeter. Shepherd created numerous scoring opportunities for his teammates and played great defense.
Marcus Dobbins (’27) – Avoyelles Public
Dobbin scored the ball well off the dribble and possesses excellent ball handles and decision making skills. Dobbins did a great job of pressuring the ball handler and was very active and engaged on both ends. He is a very tough and level headed competitor that did not back down from the competition.
Joseph Metoyer (’27) – Youree Drive
Metoyer is a efficient shooter from the perimeter with good ball handles. Metoyer finished through contact, making numerous tough baskets throughout the day and is a extremely crafty ball handler and distributor.
Kendrel Hunter (’28) – Family Worship Christian
Hunter did a great job facilitating and controlling the tempo of the game. Hunter was disruptive on the defensive end and did a great job of communicating on the floor. He consistently put his teammates in position to produce by creating scoring opportunities for them with ability to see the floor and distribute the ball.
Caden Arvie (’27) – JS Clark Leadership
Arvie possesses quickness, a solid first step, and can effectively change direction. Arvie scored the ball well finishing at the rim, getting to the free-throw line, and knocking down open shots from the outside. He did a good job of distributing the ball to get his teammates involved. Arvie did a good job of defending on and off the ball and played with a high level of activity on both ends.