The 2021 Holiday Hoopsgiving Showcase this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia was one of the best it has ever been over the last few years. The annual famous showcase displayed some of the best programs and prospects across the country. College coaches from Georgia, Clemson, DePaul, Memphis, Purdue, and plenty others were courtside for game. Famous rap artist like Kanye West and Quavo also pulled up and spectacled for a bit. Here you can find the standouts from this weekend who all played in the main gym throughout the weekend.
2022 F Jaxon Kohler (SoCal Academy)
Tom Izzo is receiving an elite and skilled 6-foot-9 forward next season on campus at Michigan State. Jaxon Kohler is one of the most skilled bigs in the class of 2022 and has proved it consistently so far this season. He averaged 22.0 PPG shooting 56% from the field and 7.5 RPG in the two games in Atlanta. Kohler displayed his scoring versatility. Scoring from the post, mid-range, and from the perimeter. He was also able to rebound at a high level and be a paint presence on the defensive end.
2022 F Dillion Mitchell (Montverde Academy)
NBA scouts have really admired Dillon Mitchell since the spring, and now playing at powerhouse Montverde Academy in Florida, he is able to play his actual position and showcase his talent. He did just that in his two days in Atlanta. Mitchell is a 6-foot-7 athletic freak at the forward position. He displayed his outstanding athletic ability, defensive off-ball instincts, and explosiveness. He will obviously have to continue to be more consistent hitting jump shots, but he is a special talent for sure with upside and it was proven this weekend in Atlanta.
2024 G Trentyn Flowers (Huntington Prep)
Let us get used to and familiar with the name Trentyn Flowers, 6-foot-7 guard out of Huntington Prep (WV). Flowers put the nation on notice this past weekend at the Holiday Hoopsgiving in Atlanta. The young sophomore averaged 20.5 PPG shooting 43% from the field while shooting 54% from three in his two games. A solid shooter from the perimeter, an elite competitor, can also create his own shot, and has a unique passing ability at his size. Flowers showed he was able to make great reads and find his open teammates. A 2024 prospect that will receive much more attention over the next few months.
2023 PG London Johnson (Norcross)
London Johnson was a name that blew up throughout the spring and summer, earning offers from schools like Virginia, Louisville, USC, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Arizona State, and plenty more. He continued his terrific play on the court this past weekend and did it in a smooth fashion. The 6-foot-3 floor general put up 27 points shooting 66% from the field, hitting 6 of 9 from three, 4 steals, 8 assists, and only 1 turnover. Johnson displayed his active defense, improving three point shot, and floor awareness all in one game in front of a packed house. A quality high IQ point guard in that 2023 class.
2022 PG Amaree Abram (SoCal Academy)
The recent de-commit from Texas A&M, Amaree Abram, has been on fire to begin the 2021-2022 high school season running the show for top-5 nationally ranked Southern California Academy (CA). The 6-foot-3 point guard played very well in his two games out on the East Coast. He put up 16 points shooting 43% from the field, 6 assists, 7 boards in his first game. He was on the way to a double-double in his second game before fouling out in the third finishing with 6 points, 10 assists, and only 2 turnovers. Abram is a crafty quick point guard with quick hands on defense. He holds a good balance of scoring when needed and facilitating the rock to find his open teammates.
2023 PG Rob Dillingham (Donda Academy)
Running with his new squad this season, Kanye West’s Donda Academy (CA), Robert Dillingham has evolved over the years since his freshmen season at Combine Academy (NC). The shifty 6-foot-2 point guard displayed his ability to score the ball at will and at different levels. Although he did not really shoot the ball well percentage wise, Dillingham made tough shots, created his own offense most of the time, showed his combination of dribble moves, and toughness finishing at the rim through traffic. It is without a doubt Dillingham is a prolific scorer at the point guard position, but he can still get others involve and has an elite passing ability.
2022 F Malique Ewin (Berkmar)
The Ole Miss commit displayed his talents in Berkmar’s only game this past weekend at the Holiday Hoopsgiving in Atlanta. The 6-foot-9 forward is one of the top versatile prospects for his size in his class. The future Rebel displayed his outside the paint shooting, rim running, and rim protection all in one. Kermit Davis is getting a real skilled four-man coming onto to campus. Ewin is able to do a bunch on both ends of the floor and finished with just around 18 points in his game at the Holiday Hoopsgiving.
2022 SG Roddy Gayle (Wasatch Academy)
6-foot-4 senior guard Roddy Gayle had a few eye-catching moments in his two games down in Atlanta this past weekend with Wasatch Academy (UT). The future Ohio State Buckeye has always been a scoring guard and proved so at the Holiday Hoopsgiving. Gayle showed his perimeter shot making abilities, athleticism, active defense, and explosiveness at the rim. He might not be an immediate contributor next season at Ohio State, but Chris Holtmann will certainly use him down the line his college career as it goes along.