Peach State: Day One Recap

AIKEN, S.C. -- The Peach State Showcase opened up the first July evaluation period with a handful of showcase games at USC Aiken. While there were a handful of impact performances, 6-foot-11 Doral Moore is the guy that stood out the most.

Javis Howard, PF, Upward Stars – During the second game at Peach State, Howard, a 6-foot-7, active power forward, made his mark. He stood out early with his ability to get on the glass and rebound. As the game wore on he started showing what he can do on the offensive end. Howard hit three mid-range jump shots, tossed in a pair of jump hooks and had a handful of stick backs.

Marcus Stroman, PG, Keenan/Carolina Wolves – South Carolina's future lead guard opted to play at the Peach State Showcase with two teams and they both happened to play on the main court at USC Aiken within a five hour span. The 6-foot-1 guard faired well, especially in the first game. Stroman pushed the pace, looked for his shot and was able to finish off plays at the rim. Stroman, a pretty good athlete, has good vision, speed and passing ability.

Antonio Woods, SF, Team Charlotte – When Team Charlotte needed a bucket on Wednesday they usually turned to Woods, a 6-foot-4 slashing wing prospect. While he did work in one three-pointer, Woods' primary strength appears to be his ability to get to and finish at the rim. He's a very good athlete and strong finisher. He also flashed a floater in the paint.

Eric Lockett, SF, Aim High – High mid-level schools should be all over this 6-foot-6 wing prospect out of Marietta (Ga.) Whitefield Academy. He has good size for the wing spot, but he's also a pretty good athlete that can make shots from mid-range and in. Lockett was aggressive with his scoring opportunities and has good touch on his floaters and finishes at the rim.

Jawun Evans, PG, SC Raptors Elite – There aren't many that keep up with Evans on a basketball court. His end-to-end speed is as good as you'll see at the high school level. Obviously Evans wants to play fast and he looks to push the pace when he has a chance. Now he can get a tad out of control at times, but he's a talent that touches the paint when he wants and has developed a nice mid-range floater.

Tevin Mack, SF, Carolina Wolves – A big wing out of Columbia (S.C.) Dreher, Mack has a lot of raw ability. Playing up in the 17's division, he was aggressive and showed he could score. Mack is a pretty good athlete that finishes well in the paint. He's also a capable shooter off the catch with range to 21-feet. At 6-foot-6 he has good size for the wing spot and rebounds well for his position.

Doral Moore, C, Atlanta Xpress – Heading into the first live period of July, not much was known about Moore, a near 7-footer. After one game, it's safe to say that Moore's stock is on the rise. Moore confidently protects the rim. He knows how to use his length, has a good set of hands and is a very good athlete. His drop step dunk was the most impressive move of the day and it had the college coaches in a frenzy. He said he doesn't have a high major scholarship offer, but that will soon change.

Danjel Purifoy, SF, Atlanta Xpress – When Purifoy, a 6-foot-6 wing out of Alabama, hit the court he played with effort and energy. He was aggressive when he got the ball and looked to make plays going towards the rim. Purifoy is a very good athlete, finishes well in transition and has the potential to defend the wing well down the road. He didn't connect on any jumpers Wednesday night, but he's a talent to keep an eye on in the 2015 class.

*For a freshman, M.J. Walker, of Atlanta Xpress, is physically gifted. He stands 6-foot-4, has a chiseled frame and is an impressive all around athlete. He looked to attack the rim when he had opportunities and finished well once he got there. To go with strong drives, Walker also hit a pair of three-pointers off the catch.

*Doral Moore said he's been hearing from Ohio State, Kansas, Indiana, Texas and others. He said he doesn't currently have any high major scholarship offers.

*Eric Locket said he has scholarship offers from Middle Tennessee, Penn, George Mason, Georgia Southern, Jacksonville and Appalachian State. Georgia Tech, Tennessee and Iowa are also showing interest.

*P.J. Dozier drew a crowd of Louisville, Ohio State, Clemson, North Carolina State, Florida State, South Carolina and others.

*Although the gym was filled with coaches, among the schools that saw Moore's breakout showing were Auburn, South Carolina, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Clemson, Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Arizona and Kansas.

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