Ron Bailey, Publisher
DC Premier and Cecil Kirk had many
talented players perform.
April 12, 2016 - Last weekend at New 24
fitness center in District Heights, MD, DC Premier again partnered with
Big Shots to host a pre-Division I evaluation period tune up tournament.
Following are selected guys from DCP and Baltimore’s Cecil Kirk.
Drew Green – 6’1”, 150 pound Class
of 2019 guard, Lake Clifton (MD), Cecil Kirk (15u) – Athletic and
aggressive, Green likes to push to the cup in transition, where he can
put it down. Also pressures defenses in half court settings.
Looks to have the makings of a very good defensive player, if he wants
it. Must become a better outside shooter.
Folks will know who Fred Corwell after
Fred Corwell – 5’11”, 145 pound Class
of 2019 guard, Crossland (MD), DC Premier (15u) – Corwell can simply
get buckets; he drives (a righty who loves to go left), shoots and finishes.
Fred is offensively talented.
Must become more of a point guard, as diming is not his primary focus.
Also has to be a better leader, including controlling his body language.
Daniel Kiely is one of the best unsigned
senior PG's available in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Daniel Kiely – 6’2”, 185 pound Class of 2016
point guard, Oakland Mills (MD), Cecil Kirk (17u) – A pass first
point guard, Kiely has a great feel for the game and an ability to deliver
the rock all over the court.
Is a floor leader, though he could become more vocal. Kiely also needs
to play with constant motor; at times can float.
Morgan State has offered him, while Sam Houston State and Boise State
have shown interest.
Elijah Clarance is certainly Division I material.
Elijah Clarance – 6’3”, 180 pound Class of
2017 guard, St. Maria Goretti (MD), DC Premier (17u) – A left handed
athletic slasher, Clarance pounds the rim. Plays with speed and heart.
Clarance understands becoming more of a point guard would be beneficial
– he doesn’t have to be a full time lead guard, but being
able to play it in college boasts his recruitment and effectiveness. Part
of that is learning to change speeds. To his credit he’s also displaying
the fruits of increased outside shooting work.
A native of Malmo, Sweden, Clarance has been offered by the likes of Towson
and LaSalle, while St. Joe’s is showing interest.
Rasheed Brown could become one of B'More's
Rasheed Brown – 6’1”, 165 pound Class of 2018
guard, Lake Clifton (MD), Cecil Kirk (16u) – Brown is a smooth left
handed guard who makes plays all over the floor. Is always calm and collected.
Must get stronger and further develop his right hand, as now he’s
Jon Preston has shown he belongs in big
time travel team action.
Jon Preston – 6’2”, 170 pound Class
of 2018 guard, Clinton Christian (MD), DC Premier (16u) – Tough
and athletic, Preston competes, giving DCP a perimeter player who gets
after it. Is a solid ball handler.
Needs to become a better jump shooter going forward.