Hoover, Ala. — Adidas Summer Championships came and went in a matter of days but throughout the course of the weekend many players earned All-Tournament team considerations. I cut the list down to the best starting five I could put together based on their performances at the tournament.
Guard: 2020 Caleb Murphy, Atlanta Celtics - There wasn’t a player who raised their stock as much as Murphy, the Celtics went on to capture the 17U Adidas Summer Championship led by their guard play but it was Murphy who was one of the most efficient scorers in the whole tournament. Tallying multiple 20+ point games in bracket play pulled the Celtics out of game tough games down the stretch and the speed of their game was enough to take out Garner Road in the championship. Murphy can score from all over the court and tends to be best when the game is being played at a high tempo, look for Murphy to pick up many more offers before the summer is over.
Guard: 2020 Dalen Terry, Compton Magic - At 6’7” Terry can be viewed as a combo guard who cemented himself as a premier lockdown defender this weekend. He has a long wingspan with a strong base and is one of the most laterally quick defenders in his class who proved so by taking on smaller, faster guards throughout the weekend. Terry has great vision and makes smart passes especially when driving in traffic. With high 3-and-D potential, Terry will need to become more consistent shooting the ball and picking his spots on the floor.
Forward: 2021 Jabari Smith, Atlanta Celtics - Named Adidas Summer Championships Most Outstanding Player by our site, the 5-star recruit is as good as advertised being a detrimental scorer on all three levels. At 6’8” it is hard to find players who can do what Smith does on the offensive end so effortlessly, he has a high release point allowing him to shoot over almost any defender. If Smith can continue to develop his passing ability, he could crack the top five of his stiff 2021 class.
Forward: 2020 Henry Coleman, Team Loaded VA - The hyper-athletic forward turned a lot of heads this weekend leading his team into the Summer Championship semi finals. Coleman was an offensive catalyst for Team Loaded VA scoring 20+ points multiple times over the weekend. He has a great filled out frame that is deadly with his type of athleticism and it gave opponents problems all weekend even in Team Loaded’s loss. If Coleman can extend his range and shoot more consistently he can quickly rise in rankings.
Center: 2020 Day’ron Sharpe, Garner Road Basketball Club - Sharpe is a 6’10” big man who cleaned the glass all weekend and was a double-double machine for Garner Road. With his future head coach Roy Williams sitting court side, Sharpe displayed an array of post moves and finished with both hands around the rim. He is a great rim runner and has one of the highest motors on the Adidas Circuit. On the defensive end he was very physical with his opponents and came up with huge blocks after wearing down his matchup.