Posted by Jeff Borzello
HAMPTON, Va. – They don’t have top-25 talent and won’t contend for the Peach Jam title in July, but Athletes First featured several breakout players at Boo Williams.
There’s no headliner on the team, but that could change in the coming months, as multiple players on Gary Vick’s team helped their cause in Hampton last weekend.
Juwan Parker, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Booker T. Washington (Okla.), is a lights-out shooter who can really heat up from distance. He has a very good stroke and good range on his jumper.
In terms of recruiting, Parker has taken a visit to Oklahoma State, and is also receiving interest from Baylor, Clemson, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Texas A&M.
Parker wasn’t the only 2013 prospect from Athletes First to improve his stock at the EYBL.
Jordan Woodard, a 6-foot-1 guard from Edmond Memorial (Okla.), got off to a great start in the first two games of the event and continued to impress the entire weekend.
He can finish at the rim and also knock down perimeter shots. Woodard plays the passing lanes well defensively and is excellent at leading the break going the other way.
Right now, Oklahoma is the only school with heavy interest in Woodard, but expect that to change very soon.
“I did pretty good, better than I expected,” Woodard said. “I think I helped myself a lot.”