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Live in AC event coverage
Friday, 09 August 2013
Anthony Durham
By Alex Schwartz

GALLOWAY, N.J. – One of the top events in the Northeast during the final July Live Period was Live In AC and Recruit Recon was in attendance for all three days of the event.

While there, we put together some evaluations of players from all across the region, with a focus on the class of 2014.

Darian Bryant is probably best suited as a small forward despite being 6-foot-4, but his size does not limit him from making plays. A class of 2014 prospect at St. John’s College HS (DC), Bryant has a good build and he plays hard. The Team Takeover Orange standout finds ways to produce and he knows how to play. Bryant has a solid looking shooting stroke and he can hit the corner 3-pointer off the catch. His game is based a bit more on driving to the rim, though. 
JoJo Cooper is a class of 2014 point guard who runs with We R 1 on the AAU circuit. A 5-foot-10 rising senior at The Tatnall School (DE), Cooper has a strong build for a lead guard and that may help him make up for his lack of height a bit. Cooper is a player who is quite competent on defense and provides effort on that end of the court. He is vocal on the floor, which is a good trait for a floor general, and he can also hit from long range off the catch.

Dayjar Dickson of Virginia Assault may not be a big name, but he showed some nice things at Live In AC. A 6-foot-6 power forward who attends Potomac (MD), Dickson has a quality build and he certainly looks the part of a player. Dickson possesses good, deceptive hops as well and is a player who can put the orange in the basket when in the paint. Additionally, the big man will step out to set screens and aid his guards at the offensive end.

Anthony Durham of the Hunting Park Warriors was originally in the class of 2013 at Abington (PA), but he is set to head to Putnam Science Academy (CT) for a post-graduate year. A 6-foot-4 shooting guard, Durham has a solid looking stroke and is quite capable of knocking down jumpers. Additionally, Durham can get to the rack off the bounce. He is a good scorer overall with a frame that can add bulk and he possesses a solid feel for the game. Durham can also handle the ball pretty well.

Chris Evans, Jr. of Norristown (PA) and Team Philly is a 6-foot-7 power forward/center in the class of 2014. Evans needs to get in a bit better shape so that he can move a bit better, but that actually does not hold him back all that much. The frontcourt prospect showed that he has the ability to connect on jump shots from midrange and he also does a solid job of getting to the free throw line.

Allante Holston is a 6-foot-6 small forward from St. John’s College HS (DC) who is a bit thin, but does have a solid overall build. A class of 2014 recruit who plays AAU ball for Team Takeover Orange, Holston has pretty nice size on the wing and is a solid athlete. He has not made huge strides in his game the past couple of years, but he is still a quality player anyway. Holston is pretty tough around the rim and also has solid body control when going up to score down low.

Lamarr Kimble is the lone class of 2015 prospect on this list and the Neumann-Goretti (PA) standout is a nice overall player. A 5-foot-11 point guard, Kimble helped Team Final Blue to the U16 title at Live In AC. Kimble has a thick build and does a good job of running the show at the offensive end. He has a smooth game and can find ways to produce with the ball in his hands. Though not an elite athlete, Kimble has the ability to connect on shots from long range.

Sem Kroon is a 6-foot-10 center in the class of 2014 who plays for RI Hawks Black. Kroon, who attends Northfield Mt. Hermon (MA), has a good frame and certainly looks the part of a player. He is pretty strong and appears to be comfortable playing with his back to the basket at the offensive end. Kroon has a nice hook shot that he can use in the paint and he will also work on defense, though he is not overly quick laterally.

Rashaan London is a class of 2014 prospect who attends Roman Catholic (PA) and runs with Team Philly. Standing 6-foot-3, London is certainly capable of playing point guard, but his game might be more suited as a combo guard at this point in time. London has a thin frame and needs to be a bit more consistently productive, but he does attack the rim pretty well and is capable of drawing fouls to head to the stripe. The next step for the Philadelphia standout may well be knocking down shots with a bit more frequency, but he is certainly a quality player.

Floyd Preito has not made huge strides in his game over the past few years, but that does not mean the class of 2014 prospect cannot play. He remains a solid player in the backcourt for Team Philly. The 5-foot-11 point guard from Constitution (PA) has a solid looking stroke and is a guy who knows how to run the show on the offensive end. Rounding out his overall game and adding pieces to his arsenal is next for Preito.

Clint Robinson of Charles H. Flowers (MD) and Virginia Assault is a player who is simply finds ways to produces and provides quality effort. A 6-foot-7 power forward in the class of 2014, Robinson has a solid build and he runs the floor well. He is fairly long and is a tough player. Robinson can rebound the basketball and can put the ball in the hole around the rim. Additionally, he is fairly skilled in the low post on the offensive end.

Matt Rodden of The Shipley School (PA) is a player who brings a big-time skill to the table and that is his ability to shoot the rock. At 6-foot-6, the class of 2014 prospect also has nice size for a shooter. Rodden, who plays for Team Philly, is adept at hitting shots off the catch from 3-point range, but he does have a tendency to hang on the wing and just wait for the ball. The rising senior did show he can connect off the one-dribble pull-up, though. Rodden also demonstrated the ability to play some defense in the low post and may be more of a combo forward at this point.

Tyrell Sturdivant is a class of 2014 prospect who is transferring from Glasgow (DE) to Chester (PA) for his senior year of high school. The 6-foot-9 power forward has a good frame that can add some muscle and he can be crafty with the ball around the rim. Sturdivant, who plays for We R 1, does run the floor a bit oddly, but he is still an effective player. The big man finishes well and also displayed that he can drive to the tin off the bounce a bit. Sturdivant is also capable of scoring through contact.

Zach Thomas of Oakdale (MD) had a very nice weekend for Mid-Atlantic Select. The 6-foot-6 small forward has a pretty solid frame and his game is an overall smooth one. Thomas, a class of 2014 recruit, is someone who simply knows how to play and possesses fairly nice size on the wing. He can get to the basket off the bounce and also draw fouls to get to the free throw line. In addition, Thomas is a good 3-point shooter who can hurt a defense from deep, though he is a bit streaky.

Austin Tilghman is player with about as strong of a frame as you will find for a guard on the high school level. A 6-foot-1 point guard from St. Andrew’s (DE) and We R 1, Tilghman is built more like a linebacker than a guard. The rising senior might be a power point guard, but he does possess a good looking shooting stroke and he demonstrated that he has the ability to connect on shots from beyond the 3-point line. 
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