Dapper Dandy’s

Part 2 of our look at Dapper Dandy’s who stood out at ‘The 8’ Tourney hosted by BigFootHoops July 26-28, 2017.


Jacobi Gordon  -6’7 Forward
Houston Hoops
Class of 2018
Cal Commit

Athletic forward who does the little things for his club  -hits the boards, plays defense, and shows a willingness to share the basketball. Active around the rim who will accept the challenge on the defensive end of the ball.  Will need to polish his offensive game to become a serious threat offensively, but has enough weapons in his arsenal to make an immediate impact as a freshman for Cal.  With a never ending motor and willingness to be a team player, look for this young man to receive quality minutes for the Golden Bears.

Mikeal-JonesMikeal Jones  -6’8 Forward
Team Final
Class of 2020
Keep your eyes out on the young athletic thoroughbred.  Nice offensive game at this stage of his development with that killer instinct you look for in major D1 players.  Plays very well on the defensive end of the ball – active on the defensive boards and blocks shots as a rim protector.  Shows the ability to finish well around the rim with bounce and makes minimal mistakes on the court.  Will need to continue to stay in the lab to become a deep threat but has the shot mechanics to get it done. Villanova has offered this stud after a strong summer outing.

James-AkinjoJames Akinjo  -6’0 Guard
Oakland Soldiers
Class of 2018

The #14 player in the State of CA for the class of 2018 (ESPN) didn’t disappoint. Living up to the hype on the biggest stages of AAU hoops this summer.  The kid is a cold assassin you fell me.  Has the craftiness and grit to get to the bucket and finish among the bigs, drops dimes while limiting turnovers, and pulls the bow and arrow from deep –  with accuracy and consistency.  Standing only six feet, this young man has the heart of a seven footer, time and time again putting his club on his back, making clutch shots and solid decision making down the stretch.  Didn’t get to see any action from Nike’s EYBL this year but rest assured this young man hand a big hand in Oakland’s 2017 Peach Jam title.   Sit when your on the defensive end of the court family or…hands down, man down.


Taeshon Cherry -6’10 Forward
Oakland Soldiers
Class of 2018
USC Commit

Major level athlete with the skill sets to make an impact at the next level.  USC commit who won’t be in college for too long.  Runs the floor with the best of them, looking to bang and be physical as a PF should.  Finishes with his nice frame, good feet, and elite level offense skills around the rim.  Very good feel for the game.  High basketball IQ allows him to make up for mistakes and capitalize on his opponents miscues.  The #4 player in the State of CA for the Class of 2018(ESPN) will be a major impact his senior season and an McDonald’s All American selection come seasons end.  Look for him to be on the radar of every NBA teams’ one and done scout list.


Rechon ‘Leaky’ Black – 6’7 Guard
Team CP3
Class of 2018
North Carolina Commit

Big guard, big skills, big pay day for the University of North Carolina, as this young man brings his A game to the Tar Heels.  All around solid player with intangibles you would expect from a North Carolina recruit.  High basketball IQ, solid play on both ends of the floor, and has that proven ability to get it done on the big stage.  We like this smooth operator and the impact he will make on the collegiate level.  Court ‘savy-ness’ and willingness to be a team player, will catapult Leaky to immediate star status.  Dean Smith is getting another quality player to continue the UNC tradition.

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