Joe Jackson (PG, Memphis, TN)
- The 5' 9", 165 pound point guard out of Whitehaven High was spectacular
at the Elite camp.
To put it in simple terms, he was the most skilled basketball player that attended the combine, regardless of classification.
Joe has a very strong chance to play in the NBA, barring injury. He is that caliber of a player, just a freak of nature.
He can do it all, score from anywhere on the court, make the no look pass, jump out of the building, and is just so explosive on both ends of the court.
Out of all of the players we watched, Joe is the only we could not find a weakness.
And folks, the kid is just a rising sophomore!
It is just a matter of time, maybe a calendar year, where you will see everybody in the country extend an offer. We do know that Ole Miss already has.
DeVille Smith (PG, Jackson, MS)
- The 5' 9", 160 pound Jackson Callaway product will be playing under former
Ole Miss assistant, Wayne Brent, next season.
Smith is already being touted by some as one of the top 2 rising 9th graders in the state of Mississippi. His teammate, LaQuinton Ross (6' 8"/Wing), is widely regarded as the top rising freshman.
Smith is extremely quick and is a big time playmaker. In fact, Smith might have been in the quickest player we saw at the Elite combine, regardless of classification.
DeVille also has a great knack of knowing where the open man is on the court at all times.
Body strength will need to be added, but he is just your classic looking point guard.
It simply is too early to know who his main pursuers are going to be, but you can count on there being countless schools trying to get into the game.
There were two other rising freshmen out of Memphis that really caught the eye of the Ole Miss staff.
We will follow up on them as we learn more about them.