Three #LPLDC Takeaways from Dan McDonald



We capped off a highly successful 2020 Travel Series at LakePoint this weekend with the LakePoint Labor Day Classic. Dan McDonald gives his three big takeaways from the season finale.


Jalon Moore’s breakout performance

The one prospect I received the most questions about this weekend was Jalon Moore (Pictured) from the Nike Elite Stars (AL). He had his best game of the weekend in his first game where he knocked down a trio of three-pointers to go along with some rim-rattling dunks. It’s that shot-making ability and athleticism at 6-foot-6 that has college coaches intrigued. Mississippi State was the first high-major offer earlier this summer and Georgia Tech came in right after the Labor Day Classic. Other high-majors have shown interest since the weekend as well. Don’t be surprised if more comes in as film from the event circulates to college coaches.


Which high-major will be first to offer Mannie Harris?

Mannie Harris and his AC Georgia team came to all four of our LakePoint Hoops events this summer and I thought he came to each event a little bit better than the last one. He checks some really important boxes for me in a high-major point guard. He has the size at 6-foot-3 and the athleticism. He’s a scorer at all three levels and will also put his teammates in position to score. He has the potential to be a really good defender and has some competitive fire to him. His aggressiveness can get him in trouble at times with turnovers, but overall, I really like his game. Right now, his scholarship offer list includes schools such as American, Charleston Southern, Florida Gulf Coast, Jacksonville, Kent State, Mount St. Mary’s, North Alabama, Northeastern, Stetson, Toledo, UMKC, USC-Upstate and Winthrop, but I’m waiting for the first high-major program to join that list.


Most under-recruited prospect in the 2021 class

I watched Devin McGlockton closely all weekend with Sniper Elite after seeing him briefly last weekend at the Battle For Georgia. I’m still trying to figure out how every mid-major program in the Southeast that needs a big man hasn’t offered him. At 6-foot-8, he’s always dominated in the paint with his strong hands and soft finishing on the offensive end combined with his length and athleticism making him an elite shot blocker. He’s great on the boards on both ends as well. The added value now is his ability to step out and hit three-pointers. I believe he hit at least one in every game. He doubles as a star football player at South Forsyth, but his basketball coaches insist he wants to play on the hardwood in college. Charleston Southern and USC-Upstate are his only offers right now, but expect that list to grow.