The HoopGroup hosted the Atlantic City Jamfest and Summer Jamfest during the 2019 July live period session. The two events were filled with D1, D2, and D3 coaches. Miami Triple Threat and the Miami City Ballers each took very talented groups of Miami based athletes to the tournaments. The South Florida teams garnered tons of interest from the college coaches at the event.
Miami Triple Threat
Jose-Luis Benitez(6’1/PG/2020) Schoolhouse Prep- The crafty floor general was a consistent performer all week. Benitez attracted interest from Bryant, NJIT, and Canisius with his stellar play. The 2020 guard is able to get into the lane at will and was fantastic defensively throughout the event.
Ange Dibwa (6’10/Center/2020) Triple Threat Prep- The towering post player attracted coaches to every game he played. Dibwa who holds offers from Illinois State, University of Illinois-Chicago, UT Arlington, and NJIT was a presence defensively throughout the tournament. He is college ready physically and as his game continues to improve so does his recruitment.
Ga’Khari Lacount(6’1/PG/2020) Miami Coral Park- Lacount was steady all week as he displayed his ability to score from all three levels. The 6’1 point guard drew interest from Bryant, NJIT, and Robert Morris. He was great all week at finding teammates for open shots and would carry the scoring load when called upon.
Deshaun Joseph (6’6/W/2020) Miami Krop- Joseph acquired interest from UNC Wilmington and several other programs at the events. The 6’6 wing has an advanced mid-range game and shot well from three point distance all week. The 2020 prospect has a great potential and is a player whose stock should continue to rise entering his senior season.
Justin Reid (6’6/W/2020) Miami Krop- Reid was maybe the best pure athlete at the event. The 6’6 wing had several eye popping dunks and blocks throughout the week. Reid who holds an offer from Albany State attracted interest from Saint Rose and several other programs throughout the weekend. He is a highlight reel in transition and attacked the basket well in open space.
David Perez (6’2/G/2020) Riviera Prep- The athletic guard garnered interest from Dartmouth University, Columbia University, Shenandoah University, Brandeis University, and Arcadia College during the events. Perez is great at driving to the basket and finishing through contact. The 6’2 guard has a rare blend of skill, athleticism and academics which make him an intriguing prospects for the Ivy League conference and other high academic schools.
Shawn Nelson (6’3/G/2020) Miami Killian- The 6’3 guard attracted interest from Curry College, Eastern University, and Shenandoah University during the event. Nelson is a consistent shooter with good length and sneaky athleticism. He can score in bunches and look for his stock to continue to increase as his body develops.
Mike King (6’2/G/2020) Dillard- King is great at filling different roles for a team. The 6’2 2020 prospect can defend multiple positions, handle the ball, and score when his team needs it. He drew interest from Curry College, Stevenson, and Eastern University throughout the event.
Jason Don (6’5/Forward/2020) Miami Coral Park- Don garnered interest from Colby College, Marietta College (Ohio), and Stevenson throughout the event. The 6’5 forward was great defensively against D1 prospects all week. Don’s stock will continue to rise as his perimeter game continues to develop.
Taderius Davis (6’6/W/2021) Miami High- The athletic forward displayed the ability to score from every level throughout the HoopGroup events. Davis will be one of the better prospects in South Florida in the 2021 class as he seems poised for a breakout junior campaign.
Francisco Brea (6’1/PG/2021) Schoolhouse Prep- The 2021 point guard is full of potential. He is one of the best pure ball handlers you will find. Brea seems poised for a breakout year as he steps into a bigger role for Schoolhouse Prep.
Reiner Obray (6’0/G/2022) Schoolhouse Prep- The Venezuelan native was one of the better shooters at the event. Obray can score in bunches and despite being the youngest prospect on the court was still able to display his improved ball handling and decision making throughout the week.
David Pazo (6’3/G/2021) Miami Coral Park- The high energy guard was a consistent performer all week long. Pazo was able to drive to the basket at will and was great at finding his teammates for open shots. The 6’3 guard was a standout defensively and is a prospect to keep an eye on headed into his junior season.
Miami City Ballers
Carlos Hart (6’4/G/2020)- Hart who already holds a Stetson offer might be the most talented player in Dade County. He drew serious interest Fordham, Lehigh, UNC Wilmington with his play at HoopGroup. The 6’5 guard is phenomenal in transition and when his jump shot is falling he is almost an impossible cover at the high school level.
Gabe Taylor (5’10/G/2020) Gulliver Prep- Taylor hit timely shots for his team throughout the weekend. Taylor has great strength for a guard and is constantly putting pressure on the defense with his driving ability. He gained interest from Felician University at the event. Taylor is a dual sport athlete at Gulliver.
Arturo Dean (5’9/G/2021) South Miami- Dean is one of the better pure point guards in South Florida. He has great quickness, never gets rattled, and gets into the paint with ease. The South Miami guard drew interest from Niagara, Saint Francis, and Lehigh throughout the event.
Kendrick Wilson (6’6/F/2020) Miami Norland- Wilson is probably headed for a college football career but he would be a solid prospect if he choose hoops. He drew interest from Felician University during the week. The 6’6 forward has great footwork inside and scored at will inside throughout the tournament.
Brandon Sanders (6’10/C/2020) South Miami-The 6’10 center holds offers from Florida Gulf Coast, Florida State, Florida Atlantic, and Central Florida. Sanders is a good rim protector and runs the floor well. Fordham showed interest during the event. Sanders will be asked to carry the load inside for South Miami this season and if his offensive game expands so will his recruitment.
Nick Lampert (5’10/G/2021) Ransom Everglades- Lampert had a solid week for his team. He was able to knock down shots consistently and was capable when he was given more ball handling responsibilities. Bucknell showed interest in the rising junior.
Vee Avin (6’4/G/2020) North Miami- The recent transfer to North Miami is one of Dade County’s sleepers. Avin has great size for a guard and can fill up the box score. Look for him and Hart to draw a lot of college interest throughout their senior seasons.