2024 Showcase Champions
GAME RECAP/TEAM STANDOUTS
# 5 Jahkiaus Jones I Freebandz Elite I Thomson Middle School
Off the bat you can sense a different kind of physicality with him. He started off the game with a zip pass to the corner for an open 3 after finessing his way through the defense then picks up an and1 on the next possession. He also showed off the floater a bit and seems to be a player that can score at all levels. He had 8 points in the first quarter alone and was beating AOT by himself. Jones also showed some aggression on defense and a good understanding on how to time his steal. Again his demeanor alone showed that he was a bit more aggressive than his peers and had a good feel for the game. Jones is a really good passer as well. There’s a lot of power behind them, but he can get his passes off with the smallest angles.
Another player who had a nice performance showing his ability to score on multiple levels and show a good IQ for the game. Between the first two quarters his name was called a lot as he was making plays on both sides of the ball. He knew how to move without the ball but he also knew how to create his own shot. A good one two punch between him and Jones really got Freebandz going early and they never let up.
#15 Marcellus Brigham I Freebandz Elite I Murphy Middle School, GA
Brigham might need to be watched with close eyes as he shows a player with very high upside. He too hustled hard on both ends of the court and seemed to be a play ahead. He was always alert and was able to put players in scoring position any time he made a pass. Brigham can attack and score at will or he can knock down the jumper if needed. This team was very talented but a player like Brigham is easily the glue piece and a focal point of this group with his ability to create for himself and others.