SALTSBURG, Pa. -- Baseline Recruiting held their first fall showcase at The Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA. The event was well ran, with a skill session followed by competitive games, and the roster was absolutely loaded with kids from the area.
As follows are some of the top performers from the event:
Daivon Stephens – 2018 F – Penn Hills (PA)
Daivon is as tough as they come. His combination of the ability to finish in the paint or step outside and drive/shoot on slower players makes him a mismatch nightmare. He produces against all competitors, and is one of the most underrated players in the area.
Chance Moore – 2018 G/F – Beckley Prep (WV)
Probably the best prospect in the gym, Chance has really refined his scoring ability in recent months. He can play inside or out, where his jumper has much improved. He is a mismatch for most players who guarded him and was named 2018 MVP of the event. Butler’s head coach will be in to see him this week.
Seth Fallon – 2019 PG – Parkersburg South (WV)
A high IQ guard who has been getting consistently better over the last year, Seth was showing his full offensive arsenal. He makes the game easier for those around him, and can shoot with deep range on his jumper. Seth will lead his Parkersburg South team as a AAA title contender this season. He holds an offer from West Virginia Wesleyan.
Jamier Flecher – 2019 PF – First Love Christian Academy (PA)
An absolute beast in the paint, there wasn’t a player who could stop Jamier from getting to his spots in the paint. He’s got soft touch and a great motor, with the ability to carve out space in the paint. Not many players get the job done like him. He holds offers from Morehead State and Kent State, among others.
JJ Eubank – 2019 G – First Love Christian Academy (PA)
A smooth scoring guard, few players could stop JJ one-on-one. He has a pretty jumpshot and scores using his athleticism in transition. After spending his first 2 years at Penn Hills, he should be able to take his game to a new level with FLCA and their national schedule. JJ was named 2019 MVP of the event.
John Dawson – 2018 PG – Beckley Prep (WV)
It was surprising that one of the winningest players in West Virginia history did not have much college interest upon graduation. John decided to take a post grad year with the new Beckley Prep program and it is already paying off. Dawson has found offensive consistency and was cooking during the later half of the showcase (and even hit the clutch bucket in a competitive all-star game.) He is a leader, a winner, and a good scorer to boot.
Jordan Shannon – 2018 G/F – Beckley Prep (WV)
We had never seen Jordan heading into the event but he threw down a monster dunk right when the event started and put himself onto our radar. The North Carolina native is a tough forward with a good motor, who uses his athleticism to get to the rim and finish strong. He has interest from a variety of schools.
Kaden Metheny – 2020 PG – University (WV)
You wouldn’t expect Kaden to be the one lighting up your team upon first glance, but this kid can absolutely go. He’s got a great feel for the game, sees the floor, and has a high basketball IQ. His range extends out beyond the 3 point line and his game is relentless. Last week, Drexel became the first school to offer this young PG.
Brent Price – 2018 G – Wheeling Central (WV)
A strong bodied guard, Brent was productive throughout the day. He is long with broad shoulders and as a result, is hard to stop from getting to the rim. Defensively, he hounds the ballhandler and uses his length to create turnovers. His ability to finish around the rim and make plays for others should earn him his first offer soon.
Will Jeffress – 2021 G – Erie McDowell (PA)
It’s not often you see a rising freshman with the physical tools and scoring package like Will has. He uses his length to finish going to the rim, has a nice jumper, and scoring comes easy to him. He has the looks of a big time college prospect and one that many, many coaches will come to see in the years to come. He recently took an unofficial visit to West Virginia.
Jalen Bridges – 2019 Wing – Fairmont Senior (WV)
Coming off a strong summer during which he earned his first 2 offers from Samford and Marshall, Jalen has been working hard on his game. He is still a lights out shooter but has begun to add to his overall offensive game, using his length and athleticism to slash to the rim.
Zyon Dobbs – 2019 PG – Fairmont Senior (WV)
Showing off an improved 3 point shot, Zyon looked really good throughout the day. In ball screen situations, if the defender went under the screen he let it fly; if the defender came out to challenge, he used his athleticism to get to the rim or make a play for his teammates. He is one of the best prospects in West Virginia.
John Ross Mazza – 2020 G – Bridgeport (WV)
John Ross showed up and showed out. This young player from West Virginia is an absolute sniper at this point in time and moves well off the ball. If you leave too much space, he will let it fly and it is probably going in. As he continues to expand his offensive game, he will be a player to watch.
Seth Younkin – 2018 PF – Connellsville (PA) – Fairmont State commit
One of the only players in the gym already committed to a school, Seth showed up and did what he does best: compete. He is an athletic forward with a great motor, finishes around the rim, and moves well. Fairmont got a good one.
Others who stood out: Orlando Potter, Trey Washenitz, Isaiah Wilson, DJ Gordon, Anuery Parra, Cole Plants, Mike Muambe, Owen Gainer, Johnny Crise, Kadin McClurg