The 2019 I-64 Sports All-Star Weekend featuring talented prospects from Hampton Roads and beyond. Here is our look at the event’s top performers:
Journey Al-Amin, c/o 2019
Al-Amin is a prospect that is still looking for a home late in his senior season. The rangy forward is an inside-outside threat on the offensive. Playing for a Booker T team that received minimum amount of media coverage has probably kept Al-Amin under the radar far too long.
Jamal Brown, c/o 2025
There has yet to be a middle school prospect more impressive than Brown during our years of scouting. This kid has potential oozing through his pores. Brown is far from your typical big. He can easily grab a rebound and race downcourt for a transition basket. The best thing about Brown may be an immeasurable stat, his motor.
Caleb Dawkins, c/o 2019
One word: Scorer. Blessed with a tremendous shooting stroke, Dawkins is one of the top available seniors in Hampton Roads. The Grassfield High School senior poured in 34 points in the High School Boys Showcase Game. Dawkins would be a nice addition for a school in search of a pure scorer to add to their 2019 recruiting class.
Rashauna Grant, c/o 2019
Grant, came into the event with a reputation as a tremendous rebounder. She did little to change that on Sunday. Facing Miami signee Brianna Jackson, Grant still managed a game-high 20 points. Right now, her recruitment is wide open despite a dominant senior season.
Brianna Jackson, c/o 2019
Jackson, was last year’s Class 5 state player of the year. We knew Jackson had the makings of a dominant post player prior to Sunday. She also stepped out behind the arc for a pair of three-pointers. A skill her father noted Jackson had been working to add to her arsenal prior to the All-Star Classic.
Zyaire Johnson, c/o 2019
Johnson, lit up the senior boys showcase with an event-high seven three pointers. The Snow Hill, Md product finished third among all scorers with 32 points. Johnson is a guard that could be a nice addition for a school looking for a deep threat.
As’ad Pompey, c/o 2023
Along with Brown, Pompey was the most impressive middle school prospect during All-Star Weekend. Pompey has good size for the lead guard position, and uses height advantage to perfection. The Durham, NC transplant was masterful in pick and roll situations, finishing with a team-high 16 points in the Futures Classic.
Josh Powell, c/o 2024
Powell is an ultra-quick lead guard. Can create opportunities for others or himself. Doesn’t force anything on the offensive end. Powell is a prospect that has remained off the radar up until this point. That will definitely change over the next few summers. Count on it!
Clarence Rupert, c/o 2020
The current Virginia High School League Class 5 state player of the year hardly disappointed in his return to the All-Star Classic after earning MVP honors last season. Rupert finished with an event-high 42 points in the High School Boys Showcase Game. The junior is a matchup nightmare for opposing defenders. Perfect combo forward for today’s high school game.
Carmelo Swinson, c/o 2025
While Brown, Swinson’s AAU teammate, receives a large amount of attention (as he rightfully should), Swinson is a bonafide bucket anytime he steps on the court. Every team needs a scorer like this kid. Swinson can shoot it with range or create off the dribble, using his bigger frame to finish through smaller defenders. One of the top scorers in his class, nationally.
Diamond Wiggins, c/o 2023
Wiggins led all scorers with 19 points in the Rising Stars Girls Game. The class of 2023 prospect is a bull on both ends of the court. Wiggins, is the type of player coaches love to have in their program. Expect immediate contributions from Wiggins on the high school level.
Makiyah Williams, c/o 2023
Williams is another class of 2023 prospect that will make waves on the high school level almost immediately. This is a player that can play either guard position, but would probably be more at ease as a shooting guard. Williams finished with 18 points, second among all scorers in the Rising Stars Girls contest.