I have long been impressed with the Laney (Southern Kings AAU) trio of Jayshawn Brooks, Jalen Taylor, and Jervon Walker. I saw them consistently play hard and play well as they tore through Laney's June Summer League schedule, including an undefeated run through the Augusta Metros Summer Series. And they were at it again Tuesday at the old Columbia Middle during the first session of the ABR Live Summer Send-off.
As expected, Laney coach Buck Harris' guys play the game the right way. Brooks is a lights out shooter with very good athleticism. And he is rapidly improving his ability to create off the dribble. Taylor is long and athletic. And he can bury the mid range jumper consistently. Walker plays harder than most, sacrificing his body for loose ball and rebounds, running the court, and finishing in the paint.
Brooks is probably a future shooting guard in a division 1 program. But at the high school and AAU level, these three make up a formidable front line.
Stay tuned to this site for updates about the Southern Kings 17u an the rest of the areas AAU teams who are competing during July's evaluation period. And watch for the July 14-15 ABR Summer Send-off Session 2" schedule!