For the sixth year, the dedicated folks at Get A.M.P.ed Inc (Get Athletes Mentoring Program) settled down in DC to showcase some of the most talented Unsigned players from the high school and college level's. The action took place at the University of the District of Columbia with the girl participants suiting up and playing in the morning session, and the boys scheduled to play in the afternoon session in front of a number of Division II, Division III and Juco coaches. The games were intense with players looking to prove that they deserve a scholarship, however in these type of events, a number of players usually rise to the occasion. Check out who stood out among the fellas who participated along with highlights of the action below.
Marcus Adleison - (Point Guard/2019) -
Poised point guard who stay's within himself. Looks to run the team first but can score when needed, displayed a deadly mid range jumper. Prototypical point guard.
Patrick Johnson-Agwu - (Guard-Forward/ 6'4/ Prince Georges Community College) -
The NJCAA second team selection proved why he earned that honor. Johnson-Agwu used his well known athleticism to make an impact in various ways. He finished well, defended, rebounded and made plays for others consistently. He plays a lot bigger than his listed 6'4 height which makes him as versatile a guard-forward combo there was at the event. With improvement in his jumper, he could be an unstoppable force wherever he decides to land next season.
Jerell Barnes - (Point Guard/ 5'10/ Stonewall Jackson HS) -
A blur on the court, Barnes was one of the youngest participants on hand, however he ended up being one of the most impactful. He used his speed and quickness to routinely get in the paint and finish while getting guys shot's in the flow in the game, along with being a pest on defense, often times picking up the opposing point guard full court. A good player to keep an eye on.
*Timothy McNeal - (Guard/ 6'3/ Chesapeake College) -
McNeal came out at the start knocking down shots, and being a vocal leader which helped his team dominate the first game. He can score in bunches from all three level's, is a solid rebounder and is an able defender when he is locked in. His consistency all event along is what separated him from the pack.
*Trevelin Queen - (Guard-Forward/ 6'5/ Prince Georges Community College) -
After sitting out last season at PG, Queen came in with a point to prove.....consider his point proven! Queen was one of the more talented players on hand due to his blend of size, skill and athleticism. He can shoot it with range, can break down defenders off the dribble and either finish or set up scoring opportunities for teammates. He came out on a mission to open eye's and he no doubt did that.
Damien Chong Qui - (Point Guard/ 5'7/ McDonogh HS) -
A point guard in the Isaiah Thomas mold in regards to a him being able to score at will despite his small stature. In one stretch he knocked down three straight 3-pointers in back to back to back possessions. Once he learns how to blend creating for others with his scoring ability, he can become a problem on the college level.
Lavonte Sanders - (Guard/ 6'3/ Prince Georges Community College) -
Outside Johnson-Agwu, Sander's was the best athlete in the gym. He routinely grabbed rebounds and went coast to coast, scoring with ease. He's as explosive as they come. He also is a solid passer, good ball handler and a lock down defender. A talented two way player.
Jerome West - (Guard/ 6'3/ ASA College) -
Talented scoring guard, who can fill it up often and quick. Not the most athletic, but he's crafty, strong and knows how to create space to get his shot off like a seasoned vet.