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Adidas Gauntlet - Atlanta

04/29/2017, 10:45pm EDT
By Horace Neysmith

Hagans, Quickly matchup headline late games

Saturday night had one of the best match-ups of the day with Game Elite (2019) vs Team BBC. As the other games ended the crowd grew to catch two of the top point guards in their individual class. 2018 Immanuel Quickly (Team BBC) and 2019 Ashton Hagans.

Neither player disappointed with Hagans, 22 pts, 11 assist and seven rebounds, coming out on top with the win. At 6-4 Hagans is a physical, attacking guard who makes the players around him better. There isn't a better pg in his class at finding his teammates, even when it looks like nothing is there. On trips to the basket he's tough to defend when going going down hill due to his strength and finishing ability. Hagans leads Gauntlet in steals and assists.

Quickly is just that, quick and speedy. His change of pace and direction allows him to beat defenders and his ability to hit the three ball keeps defenders on their heels. His jumper has become more consistent making him to tough to defend. 

2018 6-2 SG Rashod Bateman (Atlanta Celtics) went 6-9 from the line with none bigger than his last second 40-foot buzzer beater. Bateman got the ball with a little less than four seconds, dribble over half court and stroked the three for the win over OBC. Bateman has a quick release, smooth stroke and good elevation on his jumper.

2018 6-7 WF Nassir Little (1 Family) Little has been very consistent this spring. His ability to score on all levels gives opposing teams fits and makes him a matchup problem. He hits the block on smaller players and moves out to the perimeter when guarded by bigger defenders. He can stroke the long ball and has an accomplished turn-around baseline jumper. His length and strength allow him to finish in the paint.

2019 6-1 PG Grant Sherfield (Marcus Smart) He was very good in the early game, stroking the three or working the ball screen to get in the lane for his floater. He handles the ball well and finds shooters on kick-outs. Solid defender.

2020 6-10 F Isaiah Todd (Team Loaded VA) Todd does what a lot of bigs can't or don't do...face up on the catch. His ability to face and shoot the 10-15 footer will aid in his development as he gets stronger and is able to drive it off the shot fake. He did a good job of helping off and coming up with key blocks in a win this afternoon.

2018 6-10 PF Jordan Brown (Team Arsenal) Not much you can do when Brown gets it in the paint. He does a good job of sealing on the block and can score off the turnaround or jump-hook. He has good hands and makes an easy target for his guards. Finished with a double-double in both games today, including a 31 and 16 rebound performance against Iowa Barnstormers..

2018 6-2 PG Dwayne Cohill (OBC) He did his part in putting OBC in position to win until their buzzer beater loss to the Celtics. He shot the ball well from behind the line, was tough to keep out the lane and defends. 

2019 6-4 PG Sherif Kenney (New World) When Kenney is on his game New World is a tough out. He has excellent vision, plays with his pace and has the shiftiness and handle to beat his defender. He does a good job rebounding and kicking up floor to start break. 19/12/4 in early game.

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