Grassroots basketball is slowly finding its way back. It’s been very difficult for high school prospects during this pandemic. Being from the West Coast, it is extremely important to stay connected to the landscape of high school basketball. The more I travel; I am starting to see how much talent goes unnoticed throughout this country.
Live stream broadcasts are doing a great service for a lot of potential prospects. If you are a player you should take full advantage of the live streams. Coaches from around the country are locked in on many of these live streams game.
I had an opportunity to catch a glimpse of a rising prospect out of Georgia. 2022 6’8” 205 pound wing Joyful Hawkins of Game Elite U16 team. It was important for me to do my homework on this young man. Mr Hawkins has a lot of upside; but I needed to see more game film. One thing for sure he’s extremely athletic.
After watching game film, At 6-foot-8, Mr Hawkins was a walking double-double for his high school last season. Joyful is a shot blocker that has the ability to initiate the fast break off block shots. Joyful is wiry and plays above the rim. I like his Energy; Joyful has a high motor & runs the floor strong.
Joyful Showed flashes of his ability to step outside and knock down the mid-range shot. This is definitely an area that he should continue to work on. It will make him even more of a threat on the offensive end. Overall I can see why Auburn university, is heavily recruiting this young man. His potential is extremely high.
At this current moment 24/7 sports has Joyful Nationally ranked as the 75th player in his class. He is also being recruited by Auburn, Georgia, Texas Tech, and Xavier. Definitely a player to keep your eyes on.