Stackhouse Elite didn't feature its best player when it traveled to the Best of the South event in suburban Atlanta — that's Brandon Ingram, who was busy tearing it up in Chicago — but that opened up opportunities for the team's other players to step into the limelight.
Ahmad Caver has impressed with Stackhouse Elite even when playing alongside Ingram on the Adidas Uprising circuit. He's a blazingly fast guard with a quick first step, one-footed leaping burst and a tough, confident style.
Caver's jump shot tends to come and go, but at all times he applies pressure to defenses with his speed and desire to race ahead of the pack in transition. He isn't a pure floor general as a playmaker, however, and that's why this month looms critically important for him.
If he can convince the college coaches at courtside that he can run the show at least capably, he's likely to rack up offers. As it is, he holds three already with others showing interest.
"I just got three new offers, from Troy, Gardner-Webb and UNC-W," Caver said. "Old Dominion and Florida Gulf Coast have also offered."
Caver knows that his quickness stands as a primary virtue.
"Teams like that I can play both guard positions and make the right play, and get up and down the court," he said.
He has begun to draw in additional interest as well.
Caver said that he'll take stock of his interest at the end of summer and narrow his list by the end of August.
"I'm just looking for a coaching staff I can trust," he said. "I want the whole college experience."