Top Performers in the 27th Annual Bob Gibbons Fall Evaluation Clinic
By Bob Gibbons
The 27th Annual Bob Gibbons Fall Evaluation Clinic at Carolina Courts in Indian Trail, NC, featured 156 participants from 9 states. Top Seniors (Class of 2013): Former Utah resident, 6-4 G/F Koel Cutler, now at Myrtle Beach, SC, Socastee; 6-9 C Marshall Macheldt and 6-8 PF Trey Weston, both from Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Day; 6-7 PF Kevin Penata, Martinsville, VA, Carlisle School; 6-2 PG Scott Meredith, Pilot Mountain, NC, East Surry; 6-1 2G Kenny Poston and 6-1 2G D.J. Cunningham, both from Cherryville, NC, H.S.; 6-5 W/PF Zach Wilmoth, Dobson, NC, Surry Central; 6-3 2G Michael Pomeroy, Black Mountain, NC, Charles D. Owen; 6-4 G/F Taveon Hale and 6-1 2/1G Raekwon McCall, both from Florence, SC, Wilson H.S.; 6-4 G/F James Tillman, Kings Montain, NC, H.S.; 5-10 PG Brendan McNeal, Locust Grove, GA, Luella; 6-1 1/2G Ryan Raines, Black Mountain, NC, Charles D. Owen; 6-3 G/F Mon’Darius Black, Shelby, NC; 6-1 2G Chad Sanders, Kings Mountain, NC, H.S.; 6-0 PG Gabriel Logan, Morganton, NC, Freedom; 6-0 PG Austin Nelson, McDonough, GA, Union Grove; 6-5 WF Tarik Jones and 6-2 2G Tamaric Jones, both from Timmonsville, SC, H.S.; 6-2 2G Matthew Tankersley, McDonough, GA, Eagles Landing; 6-0 PG Wes Smith, Norwood, NC, South Stanly; and 6-8 C Charles Benfield, Lenoir, NC, Hibriten.
Top Juniors (Class of 2015) our deepest, strongest class led by 6-4 2G Jeffrey Gandy, Florence, SC, Wilson, the No. 1 prospect in this clinic; top post prospect, 6-9 C/F Hunter Seacat, Mooresville, NC, Lake Norman; skilled 6-6 WF David Reynolds, Raleigh, NC, Ravenscroft; powerful 6-5 PF Peter Agba and 5-11 PG Darius Moore, both fromGreensboro, NC, Greensboro Day; 6-5 WF Mekhi Dula, Lenoir, NC, West Caldwell; 6-3 2G Matthew Morgan, Concord, NC, Cox Mill; 6-10 C Carson Mounce, Mount Airy, NC, H.S.; sharpshooter 6-4 2G Stephen Santa Ana, Charlotte, NC, Ardrey Kell; 6-6 PF Kendall Ivory, Orlando, FL, Freedom; 6-6 WF Jamel McAllister, Wake Forest, NC, H.S.; 6-8 C Jesse Deloach, Alpharetta, GA, Mt. Pisgah Christian; 5-9 PG Justin Gibson, Auburn, AL, H.S.; 6-5 WF Conner Boothe, Concord, NC, Jay M. Robinson; 5-11 PG Jordan Barber, Matthews, NC, Weddington; 6-2 WG Kel Berry, Lenoir, NC, Hibriten; 6-7 WF Samuel Arnold, Durham, NC, Bull City Prep; 6-3 G/F Cameron Caldwell and 5-11 PG Kenneth Hairston, both from Davidson, NC; Davidson Day; 6-7 W/PF Latravis Dawkins, Forest City, NC, East Rutherford; 6-5 WF Cory Hanes, Winston-Salem, NC, Forsyth Country Day; 5-11 PG DeShawn Patterson, Red Springs, NC, Flora MacDonald Academy; 5-11 PG Robert “Trey” Bliss and 6-5 WF Justin Wigington, both from Newton, NC, Fred T. Foard; 5-11 PG Paul Sprick and Marquelle McIntyre, both from Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Day; 5-11 PG Jordan Greene, Hudson, NC, South Caldwell; 6-4 G/F Stephen Gavin, Savannah, GA, Savannah Country Day; 6-1 1/2G Tysheem McCaskie, Carrboro, NC, Pace Academy; 6-1 1/2G Blake Scherrman, Davidson, NC, Davidson Day; 6-4 G/F Mark Hood and 6-5 WF Ashton Smith, both from Lenoir, NC, West Caldwell; 6-2 2G Alex Kelly, Connelly Springs, NC, East Burke; 6-4 2G Winston Giles, Hillsville, VA, Carroll County; 6-0 2/1G Anthony Gomes, Kissimmee, FL, Poinciana; and 6-6 PF Will Trevitt, Macon, GA, Tatnall Square Academy.
Top Sophomores (Class of 2016), led by superb athlete 6-6 225 P/WF Yesid Perea, Martinsville, VA, Carlisle School. Other standouts: 6-5 P/WF D. J. Alexander, Salisbury, NC, Salisbury; 6-2 2G Noah Harper, Columbia, SC, Spring Valley; 6-0 PG Nicholas Worthy, Huntersville, NC, Lake Norman Charter; 6-2 2G Tommy Sokolosky, Winston-Salem, NC, Mount Tabor; 6-6 C/F Jordan Wigington, Newton, NC, Fred T. Foard; 6-4 WF Jonathan Bolick and 5-11 2G Evan Johnson, both from Lenoir, NC, Hibriten; 5-11 2G Cedric Rembert, Sumter, SC, H.S.; 5-11 PG Jaylen Gore and 5-11 2G Ronald Bristol, both from Greensboro, NC, Northwest Guilford; 6-1 1/2G David Burch, Florence, SC, Wilson; 5-9 1/2G Marquis Green, Darlington, SC, H.S.; 5-9 PG Frankie Johnson and 5-8 PG Tyriq Smith, both from Darlington, SC, Mayo; 5-10 PG Chandler Murray, Charlotte, NC, Phillip O’ Berry; 6-0 PG Jordan McKenzie, Concord, NC, Jay M. Robinson; and 6-3 G/F Larry McLeod, Sanford, NC, Southern Lee.
Top Freshmen (Class of 2017): the two at the top of the list are versatile, do-everything, 6-5+ G/F Duncan LeXander, Cornelius, NC, William A. Hough, and laser-quick 6-1 PG Lavar Batts, Concord,
NC, Jay M. Robinson. Other talented freshmen: 6-6 C/F Joshua Helton, Kings Mountain, NC, H.S.;
6-5 P/WF Jaylen Quick, Florence, SC, South Florence; 5-10 PG Jordan Perkins, Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Day; 5-7 PG Jonathan Henryhand and 6-2 G/F Rodney Gunn, both from Columbia, SC, Irmo; 6-3 2/1G Jalen Cameron, Florence, SC, West Florence; 5-9 1/2G Evans Baird, Savannah, GA, Savannah Country Day; 6-0 PG Darriel Brown, Lewisville, NC, Forsyth Country Day; 5-8 PG Cammeron Harmon, London, KY, North Laurel; 6-1 PG Carlos Nuttry, Hopkins, SC, Lower Richland; 5-4 PG Brady Berger, Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Catholic; 5-5 PG Sharif Brown, Charlotte, NC, Phillip O’Berry; 6-2 G/F Addison Eichensehr, Monroe, NC, Piedmont; 6-2 G/F Anderson Keller, Lenoir, NC, Hibriten; 5-8 PG Holden Greene, Forest City, NC, East Rutherford; 6-0 PG Austin Gilyard, Lexington, NC, North Davidson; and 5-11 2G Jack McArdle, Charlotte, NC, Charlotte Catholic.
Top 8th Graders (Class of 2018): toping the list is the most promising prospect in this clinic, regardless of class, 6-4 G/F Will Dillard, who will play up and be a significant player on Coach Freddie Johnson’s “loaded” Greensboro Day School (NC) varsity team. Other promising 8th Graders: 5-8 PG Kody Shubert, Denver, NC, Lincoln Charter; sharpshooting 5-11 1/2G Trey Wertz, Charlotte, NC, United Faith Christian; 6-0 1/2G Dax Hollifield, Shelby, NC, Shelby Middle; 5-7 PG Blan Hodges, Hickory, NC, Hickory Chistian; and 5-9 PG Malcolm Wade, Waxhaw, NC, Cuthbertson Middle.
The 2013 BOB GIBBONS FALL EVALUATION CLINIC IS SET FOR September 28-29, in the excellent facilities at Carolina Courts in Indian Trail, NC. If your goal and dream is to earn a college basketball scholarship, this evaluation event is a “must opportunity” for you to upgrade your basketball skills and abilities, and to get national exposure. This is our 27rd year of conducting evaluation clinics that have benefited thousands of young men.
Bob Gibbons has long been the nation’s most respected, and the Number One-rated high school basketball talent evaluator. He serves on the selection committee for the McDonald's All-American Game; is a top advisor for several national all-star games; and does player ratings for numerous publications, including his own highly acclaimed All Star Scouting Service for colleges.
Mr. Gibbons and his highly-qualified staff will conduct an intensive two-day evaluation clinic designed to provide you with the optimum opportunity to play your game, and to have your personal evaluation sent to over 300 college coaches and scouts. Our objective is to assist each participant in increasing his fundamental skills level in this current era of “bad basketball.” We will instruct you on how the game should be played, and enhance your chances of earning the best possible collegiate basketball scholarship before the Fall Signing Period in November.
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26th Annual Bob Gibbons Spring Evaluation Clinic Standout
The 26th Annual Bob Gibbons Spring Evaluation Clinic was held May 18-19 in the excellent facilities at Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta, SC. Attending this stellar teaching/evaluation event were some very promising young prospects” in classes 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. As always the theme of our clinic is “Back to the Basics,” and our goals are to stress that players must work constantly to develop and improve their fundamental skills, play “hard-nosed team basketball” at both ends of the court, and set their goals to “become the best they can be.” Player evaluations from this clinic are sent to over 300 colleges.
The event is organized and directed by long-time Evaluator/Scout Bob Gibbons, expertly assisted by Head Clinician Andy Muse, the outstanding head coach at Winston-Salem, NC, Mount Tabor HS. Also, working as a drills instructor and Player Evaluator was Wesley Hsu, now living in Winston-Salem, NC, and a current member of the Chinese National Team. Point Guard Station Drills were directed by Larry Sipe, Kings Mountain, NC, H.S. Wings Station drills director was Darryl Robinson, Wake Forest, NC, Wake-Forest Rolesville High School. And Post Station drills director was Gary Bowne, Hickory, NC, Hickory Christian Academy.
The clinic format included motivational talks by Bob Gibbons, Andy Muse, and our clinicians;
skills development drills at each position; 3-on-3 competetion; and two games
daily for each team. The event was greatly enhanced by the experience of the eight
highly qualified team coaches, all of whom have worked for us in past clinics.
The three most impressive performers in the 2013 Spring Clinic were Class of 2015 (junior) prospect, versatile, multi-talented young player, 6-7 P/WF Courtney Alexander II, Mableton, GA, Whitefield Academy, the son of former NBA player Courtney Alexander; Class of 2015 (junior) prospect, high scoring, athletic 6-3+ 2G Jeffrey Gandy, Florence, SC, Wilson H.S.; and Class of 2014 (rising senior) prospect, ultimate competitor, sharpshooter, and defensive stopper, 6-3 G/F Elijah Weems, Marietta, GA, Walton H.S.
The top performers at each position were:
1. Courtney Alexander 2015 P/WF 6-7 190 Mableton, GA, Whitefield Academy
2. Precious Ayah 2016 C/F 6-7+ 225 Decatur, GA, Greenforest Christian
3. Marshall Macheledt 2014 C/F 6-8 210 Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Day
4. Joshua Culver 2015 PF/C 6-7+ 200 Lilburn, GA, Berkmar
5. Tre Dawkins 2015 P/WF 6-5 190 Gaffney, SC, Gaffney
1. Jeffrey Gandy 2015 2G 6-3+ 180 Florence, SC, Wilson
2. Elijah Weems 2014 G/F 6-3 190 Marietta, GA, Walton
3. Abdul Dial 2015 WF 6-4 205 West Palm Beach, FL, Palm Beach Central
4. John Ogwuche 2016 2G 6-3 175 Decatur, GA, Greenforest Christian
5. Justin Ravenel 2015 2G 6-3 180 Decatur, GA, Greenforest Christian
6. Kareem Brewton 2015 2G 6-2 185 Snellville, GA, Shiloh
7. Laquincy Rideau 2015 2G 6-2 190 West Palm Beach, FL, Palm Beach Lakes
8. Chandler Harrison 2015 G/F 6-3 180 North Augusta, SC, North Augusta
9. Malik McCormick 2015 G/F 6-2 190 Mooresville, NC, Lake Norman Charter
10. Wes Fazia 2016 WF 6-5 175 Salisbury, NC, Salisbury
1. Andre.Blanton 2015 1/2G 6-1 175 Locust Grove, GA, Luella
2. Garius Kemp 2015 PG 6-1 165 Newnan, GA, North Gate
3. Matthew McMorris 2014 PG 6-1 170 Buford, GA, Buford
4. Jalen Burnett 2015 1/2G 6-1 180 Graham, NC, Southern Alamance
5. Tivareon Pinnix 2015 PG 6-1 170 Pittsboro, NC, Northwood
6. Damian Foreman 2014 PG 5-11 175 Fort Mill, SC, Indian Land
TOP 2017 (RISING FRESHMEN PROSPECTS)
1. Duncan LeXander 2017 WF 6-5 170 Mooresville, NC, Pine Lake Prep
2. Luia Leon 2017 1/2G 6-4 165 Decatur, GA, Greenforest Christian
3. Holden Greene 2017 PG 5-8 125 Forest City, NC, East Rutherford`
4. Adam Ellis 2017 PG 6-0 180 Decatur, GA, Greenforest Christian
5. Justin Forrest 2017 2G 5-10 160 Decatur, GA, Greenforest Christian
OTHER 2013 CLINIC PLAYERS OF NOTE
JuWuan Wright 2015 WF 6-4+ 175 Fayetteville, NC, Jack Britt
Alexander Powell 2014 2G 6-3 180 Greenville, SC, St. Joseph’s Catholic
Joshua Holliday 2015 2G 6-2 165 Austell, GA, South Cobb
John Eck 2014 2G 6-5 175 Hilton Head, SC, Hilton Head Prep
Darius Norris 2015 2G 6-1 160 Locust Grove, GA, Luella
Jermaine Blackmon 2015 P/WF 6-4 195 Davidson, NC, Davidson Day
Trey Williams 2015 C/F 6-5 240 Kennesaw, GA, North Cobb
Tyson Sellers 2015 PG 5-11 155 Black Mountain, NC, Owen
Charles Brown 2014 P/WF 6-4+ 200 Locust Grove, GA, Luella
Quante Henry 2015 PG 5-11 175 Marion, NC, McDowell
Dwight Lancaster 2014 2G 6-0 160 Wake Forest, NC, Wake Forest-Rolesville
Matthew Tankersley 2014 2G 6-1 170 McDonough, GA, Eagles Landing
Eric McIver 2014 PF 6-5 235 Conyers, GA, Heritage
Connor Barnard 2014 WF 6-5 185 Spartanburg, SC, Broome
Justin Jones 2014 G/F 6-3 175 Spartanburg, SC, Broome
Nick Roberts 2016 2G 6-0 150 Durham, NC, Durham Academy
Christian Davis 2015 PG 5-10 155 North Augusta, SC, North Augusta
Alexander Ash 2014 W/PF 6-5 210 Raleigh, NC, Grace Christian
Maurice Love 2015 G/F 6-2 165 Conyers, GA, Rockdale
Jalen Glover 2014 2/1G 6-3 180 Covington, GA, Newton
Jarrod Rogers 2014 PG 5-11 155 Trinity, NC, Trinity
Nygel Vaughn 2016 1/2G 5-10 175 Columbia, SC, Heathwood Hall
Ryan Grigston 2014 2G 6-2 180 Monroe, NC, Central Academy
B. J. Grevey 2015 2G 6-2 175 Charleston, SC, Bishop England
Justin Holliday 2016 2G 5-11 155 Austell, GA, South Cobb
Marco Bennett 2015 G/F 6-4 180 Decatur, GA, Greenforest Christian
Carter Powell 2016 G/F 6-4 165 Greenville, SC, St. Joseph’s Catholic
Marlin Cook 2015 PG 5-8 160 Conyers, GA, Salem
Kyle Mertins 2015 2G 6-0 170 Harrisburg, NC, Hickory Grove
Logan Gant 2016 PG 5-9 135 Taylorsville, NC, Alexander Central
Fernando Velandia 2014 G/F 6-3 180 Decatur, GA, Greenforest Christian
Donovan Culver 2014 2G 5-10 150 Fayetteville, GA, Fayette County
Maliq Green 2016 2G 5-10 140 Manning, SC, Lawrence Mannin Acad.
Dalton Thomas 2015 WF 6-4 180 Pittsboro, NC, Northwood
Evan Hill 2015 1/2G 6-0 185 Mableton, GA, Whitefield Academy
Jerrin Joseph 2016 PG 5-6 130 Mount Holly, NC, Mountain Island Charter
Noah Lineberry 2015 P/WF 6-3 210 Suwanee, GA, North Gwinnett
Blan Hodges 2018 PG 5-5 100 Hiddenite, NC, East Alexander Middle