Scout.com Profile: Playaz Basketball Club

Jimmy Salmon has enough talent in his organization to run out a pair of teams – and both are capable of beating just about anyone. Wayne Ellington headlines the gold squad while Luis Guzman is the marquee name on the black team.

TEAM OVERVIEW – When you've got Wayne Ellington and Gerald Henderson, it's a good start. Then you add guys like Earl Clark, Qu'rran Calhoun, Kraidon Woods – and that's just on the Playaz Gold team. The Playaz Black will be led by Luis Guzman, Nick Vier and Kimani Barrett.

CONTACT – Jimmy Salmon

LOCATION – New Jersey

TEAM ROSTER

  • Earl Clark, 6-7, G (2006)
  • Wayne Ellington, 6-4, G (2006)
  • Gerald Henderson, 6-5, SG (2006)
  • Wellington Smith, 6-7, WF (prep)
  • Qu'rran Calhoun, 6-7, WF (prep)
  • Corey Stokes, 6-5, SG (2007)
  • Kraidon Woods, 6-9, PF (2006)
  • Ralph Fernandez, 5-9, PG (2006)
  • Josh Hewlett, 6-6, F (2006)

    TOP SENIOR – Wayne Ellington – Plenty of talent here to choose from, but we'll give the nod to the No. 7 player in the Class of 2006.

    BEST UNDERCLASSMAN – Corey Stokes – No. 27 in the Class of 2007.

    SCHEDULED EVENTS – Spring Fling; Jam Fest; Real Deal on the Hill; DC Hoop Fest; IS8; Southern Invitational; Rose City Showcase; Playaz Ball; Super 64; Best of Summer

    SECOND TEAM

  • Luis Guzman, 6-1, G (2006)
  • Nick Vier, 6-1, PG (2006)
  • Kimani Barrett, 6-6, WF (2006)
  • Terrell Williams, 6-7, WF (2006)
  • Jerrell Williams, 6-7, F (2006)
  • Hashim Bailey, 6-10, C (prep)
  • Rashad Bishop, 6-4, SG (2006)
  • Horace McGluster, 6-7, PF (2006)
  • Ramar Pannell, 6-7, PF/C (2006)

    TOP SENIOR – Luis Guzman – Underrated guard can score.

    BEST UNDERCLASSMAN – None

    SCHEDULED EVENTS – Spring Fling; Jam Fest; Charlie Weber (both); NJ state tournament; adidas Memorial Day (Md.); Rumble in the Bronx; DC Pro-Am; Reebok Summer East; Playaz Ball; Super 64; Best of Summer

    NOTE: Rosters are subject to change and were reported by team's head coaches


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