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Adidas Select Series: Class of 2021 Standouts | Pt. 1

ARDSLEY, N.Y. — The Adidas Select Series Championship is¬†emerging as a sure-fire¬†event to close¬†the winter calendar on the youth hoops circuit.¬†The first-ever championship weekend brought out¬†the entire gamut¬†of prospects the league had to offer, as¬†clubs stocked¬†their line-ups to compete for a title, and received a preview of how their roster will fare in the spring.¬†

The eighth grade division impressed with its depth and upper-tier talent. Here’s a glance at a few prospects from Class of 2021 that provided memorable performances…¬†


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Gabe
Dorsey
  • Class of 2021
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  • WG
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  • 6'3
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  • 185
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  • Westminster, MD
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Gabe Dorsey was a key contributor for Mid-Atlantic Select throughout the Adidas Select Series and elevated his play even higher during the championship event. He embraced the role as a primary scoring option for his club, while also demonstrating toughness and versatility on defense, often drawing post assignments for his undersized team. Dorsey should be expected to continue expanding his perimeter game, and based on his bloodlines, he is likely to add a few more inches to his frame in the process. 


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Brayon
Freeman
  • Class of 2021
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  • PG
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  • 6'0
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  • 160
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  • Washington, DC
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Brayon Freeman led his team, New World Basketball, to the first-ever¬†Adidas Select Series eighth grade championship. The backcourt prospect has an attacking,¬†score-first mentality, but demonstrated the vision and passing creativity that inspires onlookers to notice his potential as a lead guard. He’s an underrated finisher in the lane and flashed spurts of defensive aggressiveness¬†that put opposing guards on their heels.¬†The next steps for Freeman involve¬†maximizing¬†possessions and consistently making¬†plays for teammates.¬†


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Legend
Geeter
  • Class of 2021
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  • WF
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  • 6'6
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  • 200
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  • Southfield, MI
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Legend Geeter certainly took advantage of the Adidas Select Series Championships platform along with several of his teammates on the Motor City Bad Boys roster. The burly Michigan product is transitioning to the wing but continued to have an impact in the lane. His ability to finish and rebound at the rim are valuable attributes as he works to improve his perimeter skills. Remember this name from the Class of 2021 in the Wolverine State. 


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Ariel
Goddot
  • Class of 2021
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  • WF
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  • 6'4
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  • 190
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  • Arlington, VA
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Ariel Goddot had perhaps the best motor of any prospect in attendance at the¬†Adidas Select Series Championships. He’s an absolute warrior on the glass, and never complains about his role, despite playing out of position. Goddot fills a number of roles for a New World team loaded with individual talent, and his versatility on both ends allows him to consistently impact the game, no matter the line-up. Goddot’s¬†future is on the wing and his¬†game¬†will elevate even further as his handle and jumper allow him to operate more effectively on the perimeter.¬†


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Hardy
  • Class of 2021
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  • WG
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  • 6'3
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  • 175
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  • Henderson, NV
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Jaden Hardy made his Adidas Select Series in the league’s final weekend and didn’t waste time turning digits on the scoreboard. The brother of Amauri Hardy, an Oklahoma State signee in the 2017 class, the younger sibling has comparable¬†scoring tools and should attract similar recruiting attention. As Hardy continues to polish his¬†jumper and playmaking abilities off the bounce, expect to see his name on the national depth charts in the Class of 2021, particularly if he can tack on a few more inches to his frame.


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#AdidasSelect Session I: Class of 2021 Guard Recap

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. ‚ÄstThe transition is complete as the Class of 2021 is¬†now the focal point of youth basketball. This group has roughly eight months remaining before they hit the high school scouting/recruiting scene and the Adidas Select Series provided a taste of the competition these players will face at the next stage of their hoops journey. Here are the backcourt¬†prospects that impressed during Session I of the Adidas Select Series…


Brayon Freeman is one of the more talented guards in the DMV region from the Class of 2021 at this stage and his confidence and competitiveness are intangibles he uses to his advantage. He’s a natural scorer with evolving playmaking abilities and showed an improved handle and increased explosiveness at Session I of the Adidas Select Series. The next step for Freeman¬†is to¬†improve his court presence, taking command and dictating tempo offensively, while consistently asserting himself on the defensive end.¬†


Jalen Miller is a strong guard and¬†blossoming floor general that showed an ability to knock down shots as well as make plays in the lane during¬†Session I of the Adidas Select Series. He can lead the break in transition and manage an offense in the halfcourt but his lateral quickness and vertical explosiveness will be monitored for improvement.¬†Miller is¬†a critical piece for his team because of his versatility in the backcourt and he’s at his best when focused on facilitating and hitting¬†jumpers in rhythm.¬†


Erik Reynolds is an agile yet¬†tenacious combo guard that blended scoring and playmaking throughout Session I of the Adidas Select Series. His ability to score the basketball within the flow of his team’s offense, while also contributing on the defensive end of the floor, helped his squad to a strong opening weekend performance. The DMV native to utilizes his quick hands and feet to harass opposing ball-handlers and his overall impact is likely to increase¬†as his confidence continues to grow.


Casey Simmons was one of the most intriguing prospects from the Class of 2021 during¬†Session I of the Adidas Select Series due to his combination of size and skills. He’s a reliable ball-handler in the halfcourt, is capable of attacking of the bounce, and displayed excellent touch around the paint area. Defensively, Simmons’ length¬†is disruptive, and he¬†has the physical tools necessary to defend multiple positions. He’s surely one to keep an eye on for improvement and growth as the¬†Adidas Select Series moves forward.


God’sLove Ukpe proved to be an athletic specimen at¬†Session I of the Adidas Select Series. While his team’s success was limited, Ukpe’s effort did not waver, as the strong and explosive perimeter prospect was consistently aggressive on both¬†sides of the floor. At his best when attacking with limited dribbles from the wing, Ukpe plays¬†above the rim, and showed the ability to absorb contact and convert tough finishes in the lane. Despite playing out of position defensively, the high-flying slasher¬†showed heart in defending the post, and was among the event’s unofficial leaders in rebounds.