Report on 2021 So-Cal Spring Preview
The So Cal Spring Preview was held Saturday and Sunday April 10-11 at Get It Done Sports Arena in Corona. All the teams were evaluated and here is a report on the event on the prospects that caught our attention. Scouts in attendance included Steve Wachs (LA Court Report), Frank Burlison (Burlison on Basketball), Ronnie Flores (Cal-Hi Sports), Gerry Freitas (Hoop Review), Greg Rosenberg (Prep Hoops), Britt Wright (Prep Hoops), Matt Kovach (independent scout), Aaron Burgin (Full time Hoops).
Top Prospects: (*indicates highest consideration for this category)
6’4 G/W Mathias Aiassa of TMG Prep Academy (CA) 2021 (TMG Prep Academy 17)
Good player who can create his own shot playing the perimeter, has good body control on the drive, and a shot from behind the 3pt line. D2 prospect.
6’3 G/W Tariq Ali of Folsom HS (CA) 2022 (FEBA 17U)
A long armed slender player with some athleticism. He stays wide in transition and most effective in space. He has decent handles to put pressure on the defense in the open court. He has several ways to get his shot off when he gets into the paint. D3/NAIA
6’2 CG Elijah Anderson of Inglewood HS (CA) 2022 (WCE LA 17u Streich)
-Has solid speed and quickness with the ball and burst in the half-court and transition, getting into the paint and looking to finish through contact. He’s fairly right-hand dominant, which limits his impact in the half-court as he rarely attacks with his left. Has energy and effort on the defensive side of the ball. He has a long, wiry frame and looks like he still has some growing to do. He did a good job running the team in half court sets and leading the transition break. He likes a fast pace to create shots for himself, and to find teammates. D2/D3
6’3 PF Michael Anderson of Del Webb Middle School (NV) 2025 (Las Vegas Shooters 16)
-A physical forward is strong inside to score it with strong hands and footwork. He is very crafty and is a top rebounder as he boxes out using his weight and leverage. He is a capable three-point shooter but is clearly best in the paint.
6’4 W Keshav Anand of Westview HS (OR) 2022 (International Elite 17u-Dom)
High-IQ swingman is a very good mid-post player, breaking down zones with his passing and soft touch around the basket.
*6’9” Cameron Andre-Covington of Columbia Christian (OR) 2021 (International Elite 17u-Brown)
-There aren’t too many prospects in the gym who look like Andre-Convington. The long, lanky wing prospect looks like a high-major D1 wing, and his shooting form is impeccable. But in order to achieve that level as a prospect, he has to do more than just be a spot-up shooter and develop some consistency. Is reclassifying to 2022, so he’ll have a year to continue to develop those facets of his game. He has good length to change shots on the perimeter and block a few inside. He stays wide in transition looking to spot up for a corner or wing 3. D1 prospect.
5’9 G Antonio Arenas of Archbishop Riordan HS (CA) 2023 (SFBC)
Arenas is a competitor, who finds ways to contribute. He plays hard and will be aggressive guarding the ball. He can spot up for 3’s that he can hit. He plays with a lot of confidence. D3/NAIA
6’8 Koa Bacci of Lake Oswego HS (OR) 2022 (International Elite 17u-Dom)
Big, lanky forward does an excellent job finishing around the basket and competing for rebounds.
*6’8 SF Ring Malith Banggol of AOSS Prep (CA) 2022 (Team DTermined 17 Select)
A long point forward type with athleticism. He has great size and moves swiftly up the court with the ball in his hands. He can take it off the glass and push it then facilitate. He has good court vision and has the ability to defend in space and inside. He can hit the pull-up from mid to the three. He’s a little thin and needs to develop physically for the next level but he is a probable high major prospect.
6’7 PF/SF Vince Barringer of St Francis HS (CA) 2022 (Sneakersteal)
-A hard-working combo forward who rebounds the ball in bunches. He boxes out and crashes the glass. He has a pretty stroke from the three-point line and makes the right play. You will see him consistently make the extra pass. His shooting from the perimeter and defense inside were on point.
*6’2 CG Broyce Batchan Jr of De Anza HS (CA) 2022 (Arsenal 17 Elite)
-A true combo guard with good athleticism. He can score it from the three-point line plus cross you over and get into the lane and facilitate. Once he gets into the lane, he can take a bump and score through contact. Solid rebounder as well. Division I prospect with mid-major potential.
5’10 PG Joaquin Battle of Folsom HS (CA) 2023 (FEBA 17U)
Battle is a pass first point guard with good vision and passing skills. He shows good patience running half court sets and knows when to push and pass it up in transition. He can get to the paint for his own shot, and he’s a knock down 3pt shooter if left open. D2
6’7 PF Samuel Bazunga of St. Joseph’s HS (CA) 2021 (BTI)
If you’re in the market for a strong rebounder Bazunga will fit the mold. He’s a physical and muscular player that will defend and work for rebounds on both ends. He has a decent shot from the elbow in and he does a nice job on the face-up drive. His skills do need some polish but he does “bring it” from start to finish. Low plus range as a prospect.
6’5 G/W Jacob Beltran of Elite Prep Academy (CA) 2021 (Elite Prep Team 1)
The lefty goes hard when he’s on the court. Not super athletic but makes up for it with hustle and desire. He’ll push in transition, attack hard from the wings, and knock down 3’s in the corner. D2/D3/NAIA
6’7 PF Jaxton Bobik of Queen Creek HS (AZ) 2021 (Zone 6 17 Blue)
-A long versatile face-up forward can handle it, shoot it from the three and block shots. He moves fluidly in space and up the court. He rebounds well in area and is a team player. He will take a two-year Mormon mission after high school.
6’3 G Kannon Boloz of Shadow Mountain HS (AZ) 2023 (Zone 6 16u)
-Boloz had a solid first game of the showcase, showcasing a solid perimeter game and a few crafty floaters in the lane. The lefty unfortunately suffered a serious injury in the showcase. We wish him a speedy recovery.
6’4 W Desmond Botts of Pete Knight HS (CA) 2024 (So Cal Disciples 17U)
-Playing as an undersized big, Botts – the youngest prospect in the game – made a big impact by rebounding well inside and outside of his area and using his length to alter and block shots. He finished a number of plays around the rim. One to watch!
5’11 G Dillon Botts of Jurupa Hills HS (CA) 2022 (So Cal Disciples 17U)
There might not have been a quicker player with the ball in his hands than Botts, who left defenders in his dust on the way to the basket, where he finished consistently through contact and with his nice floater game. He does an excellent job drawing defenders and is an unselfish passer, using his dribble penetration to set up his teammates for high-percentage looks. One of the surprises of the event. He can score in different ways. He has a consistent mid-range jumper he can hit in transition or in half court sets. He has good change of direction moves and will get into the paint and finish through contact. He’s also an underrated passer.
6’4 W Brian Brown Jr. of Scale Leadership Academy (CA) 2024 (Cali Elite 2022 Patt)
-Brown is a big-bodied point forward who plays with a ton of confidence. He’s got nimble feet, can score from the perimeter, off the dribble and in the post. He’s also a very impressive passer and created scoring opportunities for teammates by exploiting mismatches.
6’1 CG Keiren ‘KP’ Brown of St. Mary’s HS (AZ) 2021 (Arizona Supreme 17)
-A physical combo guard who can shoot it beyond the three-point line with range and is a smart passer. He likes the pull-up off the dribble from the elbow and can post up smaller guards using his strength. He takes contact well using his strong frame and is very competitive on defense.
*6’0 PG Mark Brown of Mountain Pointe HS (AZ) 2023 (AZ Select 16U UAA)
A muscular point guard with good strength and nice burst and handles to run an offense. He’s good at penetrating and kicking out to open shooters. He pushes it hard in transition, can play through contact on the drive, and he has a good pull up jump shot. He can harass other guards with his strength and ability to cover. D1 prospect with mid major potential.
6’6 W/F Trey Brown of Phhoenix Prep (AZ) 2023 (AZ Select 16U UAA)
He does a good job playing on the wings and being aggressive out there, he has several moves he can use to get into the paint, for buckets including the Euro step. If he continues to develop his perimeter game his stock will rise.
*6’4 W/G Rodney Brown Jr of Rancho Christian HS (CA)2023 (Dream Vision 16)
-A long and fairly athletic guard/wing who can play anywhere on the perimeter. He handles it and can shoot it consistently (3 range) with space and time. He has the floater game, the catch three and makes plays for his teammates. He’s is thin and must develop some bulk/strength to prepare for the next level Mid major prospect.
6’5 F Peter Burke of Tualatin HS (OR) 2022 (International Elite 17u-Brown)
He works well without the ball, making hard cuts to the basket, and coming off screens in attack mode for drives or pull up jumpers. D2 prospect.
*6’2 G Mister Burnside of Paraclete HS (CA) 2024 (Team DTermined 16u Select)
-Quick twitch guard who has a nice burst in the open court and can score at the rim with the best of them. Athletic guard, long arms, a solid body, and he has good quickness on both sides of the ball. In his first game, he knocked down several jump shots both off the catch and off the dribble. His set shot has a low release, but he gets it off quickly enough to avoid getting blocked. He shoots his pull-up, however, with a high release and rarely misses. He has a good dribble drive pull up jump shot, 3pt range and can get to the rim often. One of the best guard prospects on hand. Low plus at this point.
*6’4 G Brayden Burries of Winner’s Circle MS (CA) 2025 (Team DTermined 16u Select)
-I had to look down at my packet several times when I read that the kid was in the 8th grade. Wow! The well-built wing has broad shoulders, long arms and finishes drives through contact against length. He has very advanced ball skills, unselfishly initiates the break with crisp outlet passes and can operate out of the mid post and break down a zone defense with his vision. And he also is an explosive athlete, capable of finishing above the rim through contact.
*6’6 W Miles Byrd of Lincoln HS (CA) 2022 (Port City 17 Black)
-One of the more gifted wings in attendance. He is a next level passer with great size and skill. He plays a cerebral game making his teammates better. He can catch a lob-dunk then take it off the glass and come down and pull-up from three with range. He has a high feel for the game. He has great length and is very competitive on defense blocking shots and rebounding. Mid major plus.
6’4 SG/SF Gilbert Camacho of Valencia HS (CA) 2020 (WCE 18 Unsigned Marx)
-A tough guard/wing with the ability to makes plays and score it. He likes slashing to the basket with his stronger frame and absorbs contact. He can drive and kick to open shooters and is sneaky athletic. His IQ is super high and he can make open threes. Highly competitive.
6’4 SG Dominic Capriotti of Phhoenix Prep (AZ) 2022 (AZ Select 17UAA-Capriotti)
Capriotti has proved time and again that he is a big-time shooter (with long range). This event was no different. He can really scorch the nets. He is a Northern Colorado commit who also understands how to play the game and plays with a lot of confidence.
6’4 W Tyler Cardello of Desert Mountain HS (AZ) 2022 (Zone 6 17U Black)
-Rebounding translates to the next level and Cardello does an excellent job establishing box-out position and snatching rebounds in traffic.
6’7 SF Harrison Carrington of Sacred Heart Prep (CA) 2021 (Sneakersteal)
-A bigger shooting wing with skills. He can handle the ball fairly well and get to the basket. He moves without the ball and knows when to cut to the basket. His best skill is the catch three but can take it of the bounce and score.
6’5 CG Derrien Carter-Hollenger of Foothills Christian HS (CA) 2021 (WCE SD 17 National.
A big ball handler who’s confident with the ball and seems to believe he can get to the basket at will. The lefty does get into the paint a lot. He can control the pace in a half court. He has a good pull up jumper and passes well on the kick out. His perimeter shot needs some work. Low major prospect.
6’9 C Jeremiah ‘Bear’ Cherry of St. Mary’s HS (AZ) 2022 (Arizona Supreme 17)
-A strong five-man blocked shots in his area at a high level and rebounded the ball in traffic with two hands. He ran the floor for rim run dunks and has a polished no-jump hook shot with his dominant right hand. He’s a capable rebounder in his area.
*6’3 G Patrick Chew of Brophy Prep (AZ) 2022 (AZ Select 17 UAA-Capriotti)
Utility-type combo guard who excels with his on-ball defense. Has excellent lateral quickness and active hands, slides his feet and plays with a tenacity on that end. A lockdown defender. He’s long, athletic, and can defend multiple positions Offensively, he is a solid slasher and is a streaky shooter from midrange and out to the college three. He’ll handle the contact, and convert on the drive to the basket, with strong finishes including dunks. He’s also a good rebounder. Mid major prospect.
*7’0 C Majok Chuolmajok of AOSS Prep (CA) 2024 (Team DTermined 16U Select)
He’s an impressive looking young prospect with a high ceiling/nice upside. He’s fairly athletic and a capable scorer on the block with a hard-to-guard jump hook. He can rebound the ball and block shots. He impacts the game quiet well for such a young player. Mis plus/high minus prospect at this stage.
5’10 PG Jason Cibull of Alameda HS (CA) 2021 (Arsenal Seniors)
-One of the best “true PG” prospects on hand, as he is excellent at creating for his teammates. Has slick handles to control the pace of a game. He is quick enough to get into the paint and makes high-level reads to shooters on the corners and the wing. When he needs to score, he can hit shots from the perimeter and score floaters in the paint. He can run an offense quiet efficiently. He is ULTRA competitive. Committed to Holy Names.
*7’0 C Momo Cisse of Hillcrest HS (AZ) 2022 (AZ Select 17 UAA-Capriotti)
Long, square shoulder big who’ll add a few pounds later on. athletic, rim-runner who is a major defensive presence in the paint and a force on the boards. Has excellent timing and patience as a shot blocker and keeps the ball in play for his teammates. Offensively, he passes well out of the post and finishes around the rim with authority. He moves pretty well on the court, he’s active on both ends disrupting, taking up space, and defending in the paint. He has a good set of moves he’ll use to score including a turn-around jumper, a jump hook, and has shown he’ll shoot the 3 at the top. One of the better “bigs” on hand. High major potential.
6’5 SF Eric Clark of Elite Prep Academy (CA) 2021 (Elite Prep Team 2)
-A good sized wing has a thicker frame and can play bully ball plus hit the three. He handles the ball well and plays an unselfish game. He can defend bigger forwards and out on the perimeter. He can flush it down on the break.
6’9 C Quinn Collins Santa Monica College (CA) 2020 (WCE 18 Unsigned Marx)
-A classic face-up 5-man with a nice stroke. He can pick and pop plus handles it decently in the open court. He can rebound and block shots inside and will score through contact.
6’5 CG Simon Creele of Elsinore HS 2022 (Team DTermined 17 Black)
-A younger looking long combo guard. He plays the right way with extra passes, cutting to the basket and moving without the ball to open spots. He can shoot it from the perimeter and has a high feel for the game to make plays for his teammates. His floater is consistent and has good size.
*6’8 PF N’Famar Dabo of Prolific Prep (CA) 2023 (Dream Vision 16)
-An explosive four-man runs the floor well. He can rip through and then dunk it with his elbows above the rim. His second jump is impressive to grab offensive rebounds. He rebounds the ball at its highest point and he pursues every board and blocks shots at a good clip. High major possibilities.
*5’9 PG Dom Daniels of TMG Prep (CA) 2021 (Team DTermined 17 Select)
A tough lead guard with speed and quickness who pushes the break. He gets into the lane with his power and uses the floater or will drive and kick it. The lefty can make off balanced shots and hit the catch three. He is a ball hawk on defense with quick hands, strong upper body and will take charges. The undersized guard makes good passes to teammates consistently. Division I prospect- just a question of what level.
6’2 G Mike Davis of Murietta Valley HS (CA) 2022 (Gamepoint 17u Supreme)
Davis is an athletic type guard who brings a willingness to defend consistently. He has good foot speed and movement to defend multiple positions on court. He takes it strong to the basket and will fill the lanes, and finish. D1, D2
6’4 G Autrey Dawkins-Tafiq of Balboa School (CA) 2022 (WCE SD 17u National)
-Strong, physical combo guard who can play both on and off the ball. He gets into the paint and plays on balance, scoring through contact or with a pretty skilled package of floaters. He is a physical defensive presence on the ball who keeps his man in front and creates turnovers with his active hands.
*6’1 CG Vincent Delano of Bella Vista Prep HS (AZ) 2023 (AZ Select 16U UAA)
A combo guard who’s very effective playing on or off the ball. Using his talents to knock down mid-range jumpers and 3’s on a consistent basis. He’s a good passer, solid rebounder and is out-standing pulling up in transition. He brings a certain amount of intensity that fuels him on the defensive end. This kid is legit! Has high major potential.
6’6 PF/SF Moses Demalek of Paradise Valley HS (AZ) 2021 (Zone 6 17 Red)
-A versatile combo forward who can make plays for his teammates. He is a very good passer and has good length to defend. He can play inside on defense plus out on the perimeter. He handles it well and scores through contact in the post. He can get to the basket on the drive and finish with contact. Low major prospect.
6’8 F Michael Dienes of Rancho Solano Prep (AZ) 2022 (WCE LA 17u Streich)
-Long, thinly built forward has solid post footwork and has a nice right-handed jump hook as his go-to move in the paint. Likes to handle the ball outside but doesn’t attack the basket with a lot of purpose from the perimeter but he can beat his man off the dribble from the baseline on both sides. He uses a good jab step to freeze the defender. He has a reliable jumper at the elbow and will knock down a 3. He has good length to defend and rebound in the post.He needs to get a stronger base to become a more effective rebounder and post presence defensively. But the tools are there.
6’5 F James Di Miceli of Murrieta Mesa HS (CA) 2023 (Gamepoint 16 Supreme)
-A strong forward with a smart game. He is tough to get downhill and cuts smartly to the basket. He can shoot it from the perimeter and uses his sturdy frame to score inside. He passes the ball well and plays and defends both forward spots making him versatile.
6’0 CG Drew Dorw of Half Moon Bay HS (CA) 2023 (Coastside)
-A cerebral combo guard can score it and facilitate. The lefty has a pretty stroke off the catch from the arc and uses runners and floaters well. He can drive and kick it to a teammate for a dime. Like his teammates, he has a high IQ, understands how to move without the ball and knocks down perimeter shots with solid range (fearless gun-slinger). He plays with a purpose.
6’8 C Foune Doucoure of St. Mary’s HS (AZ) 2022 (Arizona Supreme 17)
He’s a strong and long five man with a promising upside. He has a mini jump hook and a drop step on the block. And he is a good rebounder who does pursue the ball. Division I prospect.
6’3 G/W Malachi Douyon of Pacific Collegiate HS (CA) 2022 (Arsenal 17U National)
-Douyon leaves his mark on the game with his motor, as he has a knack to find the ball, whether it’s a 50/50 ball or an offensive or defensive board. Because of this, he does a lot of his scoring from close range, cutting to the basket and making himself available for passes from the team’s guards. But he showed consistency shooting the corner three and attacking closeouts for straight line drives to the basket. He plays well in a fast pace game running the lanes wide and taking advantage of open space to get his shot. He’s on the thin side and needs to develop more bulk/strength. He’s a definite sleeper.
6’3 SG Mykola Ediger of Half Moon Bay HS (CA) 2021 (Coastside)
-Lefty guard with very solid passing vision. He came out the gate with 3 high level passes and then scored from three and off the bounce. Plays extremely hard and gives max effort on defense.
6’0 G Jacob Flores of Mica Mountain HS (AZ) 2023 (AZ Select Tucson Black 16U)
-A strong guard who picks up full court and is a solid on-ball defender. He is always around the ball, whether it is on the offensive glass or shooting passing lanes for steals, he always seemed to be able to find the ball for his team.
5’8 PG David Franks of Casteel HS (AZ) 2023 (Zone 6 Platinum)
-A quick pure point guard is a little undersized but skilled and tough. He handles the ball well versus pressure and makes good reads. He can hit the pull-up plus the three with a quick release.
6’7 C Samuel Galindo of Homeschool (CA) 2024 (Gamepoint 16 Supreme)
-A long freshman moves well in space. He covers a lot of ground inside and will moves his feet on the perimeter. He handles the ball decently for his size and age. He will hit shots occasionally from the perimeter.
6’10 F/C Batoose Gado of St. Joseph’s HS (CA) 2022 (BTI)
A long and athletic prospect who’ll run the court from end to end until he tires. He doesn’t produce a lot of baskets on the offensive end yet because he is raw, but he’ll give shot blockers protection, defend other bigs, and hit the boards on both ends. He does have some upside. D1/D2 prospect.
6’2 G John Gaines of Glenview Prep (AZ) 2021 (WCE LA 17 National)
An athletic guard who can score in all kinds of ways that includes getting to the basket. He’ll take it right at the bigs and finish through contact. Give him any kind of opening he’ll dunk on you. Making the outside will add some balance to his game and raise his stock. Solid D2 prospect.
5’10 PG Te’Shawn Gamble of Oakland HS (CA) 2023 (Arsenal National 16U)
An up-and-coming point guard in Nor Cal. He’s tough, good handles and goes right at the bigs in the paint. He shows good patience running an offense. He has good hands, and foot speed to harass ball handlers, and generate turnovers. D1, D2
6’0 CG Kaden Garber of Horizon Honors (AZ) 2024 (Zone 6 Platinum)
-A combo guard with good strength and skill. He is a good passer and shooter. He makes good reads with the ball and he can shoot it easily from the three-point line off the dribble and score it through contact.
6’3 G Yahir Garcia of Tucson HS (AZ) 2021 (AZ Select Tucson Black 17u)
-Long, crafty combo guard plays with nice pace and can shoot off the catch from three and hit several midrange pull-ups. He uses his length well on defense to play in the passing lanes and score in transition. Very unselfish passer and playmaker. He’d be a solid NAIA late signee.
*6’6 PF Anthony Garza of PHH Prep (AZ) 2021 (Team Build Up 17)
An elite competitor who finds ways to affect the game. He gets after it on both ends of the court often defending bigger players. He works well 15ft and in with good work around the basket, and a good jumper. Very mobile and does a great job rolling to the hoop in the pick and roll and finishing around the basket over length, with excellent hands. Defensively his length affects the game as he is able to alter shots around the basket. He’ll rebound consistently and fill the lanes. A sure-fire Division I prospect headed to Ventura Junior College.
*6’2 PG Nait George of Dream City Christian (AZ) 2022 (Zone 6 16U)
He’s an impressive looking one man who gets a lot of things done. He has solid ball handling skills and attacks consistently in transition. He shoots it well with 3 range. He showed that he is a bona-fide D1 prospect.
6’6 F Kalen Goland of Elite Prep Academy (CA) 2021 (Elite Prep Team 1)
A good leaper with some bounce. He’ll work hard defending bigger players in the post, and he’ll go after rebounds on both ends. He’s got long arms will change some shots inside. D2 prospect.
6’3 SG Pawlos Habtom of Valley Christian HS (CA) 2021 (Arsenal Seniors)
Athletic lefty is a good shooter and crafty scorer off the bounce. Nice mid-range pull-up as well. Plays with a lot of energy.
6’2 SF Gavin Hamil of Vacaville HS (CA) 2023 (Team Rampage 16 Elite)
-A stronger wing who plays with a big motor to rebound the ball despite being undersized. He can defend from inside and out and plays a team game. He has a floater game and can make an open catch and shoot three.
5’10 PG Miciah Hankinson of Temecula Valley HS (CA) 2022 (Gamepoint 17u Supreme)
-Cat-quick point guard gets into the lane easily and is a solid decision maker once he gets past the first level of the defense, made several great decisions in drive-and-kick situations. Solid shooter with range out to the college three and he has a reliable jump shot at mid-range. His attacks going towards the baskets keeps the big guessing and off balance. Very good rebounding guard for his size. Has the tools needed to sufficiently operate at the next level.
*6’8 PF Tyler Harris of Newark Memorial HS (CA) 2023 (Dream Vision 16)
-A plus athlete who plays with a high motor. He rebounds out of area and will defend in space and can blocks shots in his area. He has good body control in the air on the break. He is a capable perimeter shooter and a solid driver who also shows a clever pull up jump hook. Mid major plus.
5’10 PG Chris Herrea of Elite Prep Academy (CA) 2021 (Elite Prep Team 2)
-A cerebral lefty pure point guard with good skill. He is a consistent catch shooter with range and changes speeds to get into the lane and use the floater. His IQ is high and he is deceptively fast in the open court.
6’2 G Jake Herbert of Desert Mountain HS (AZ) 2022 (Zone 6 17u Black)
Righty combo guard is a downhill driver who gets buckets in traffic and can score with both hands.
6’7 PF Travis Hightower of Justin-Siena HS (CA) 2023 (Team Rampage 16 Elite)
-A long power forward moves well from end to end. He is best on defense with playing the passing lanes, collecting steals and rebounding. He is athletic in the open court and take long strides to the hole. He can make a catch three and shows upside.
6’2 PG Lee Hubbard III of Archbishop Riordan HS (CA) 2021 (SFBC)
-A long, well-built lead guard prospect who thrives on the defensive end, where he can lock up opposing guards and fights over screens to disrupt offensive sets. Offensively, he is a very good playmaker out of the pick-and-roll, where he uses changes of speed to get into the paint and finish around the basket or find open shooters or rolling bigs. He can hit shots from midrange but is inconsistent from three. He’s a good facilitator, with good vision and passing. He will re-class to 2022.
*6’8 C Kiree Huie of Liberty HS (NV) 2022 (Las Vegas Shooters 17)
-A big-bodied post player with nice physicality. The lefty has wider shoulders and strength. He can score it around the rim with a nice touch and a legit post-up game. He has a decent shooting stroke from the free throw line. His best skill is his ability to rebound the ball and block shots using his length and athleticism. He can explode up to corral second chance points off the glass. Division I prospect at some level who can be a mid major when it is all said and done.
6’4 SF Shane Hunter of Elite Prep Academy (CA) 2021 (Elite Prep Team 1)
-A strong wing forward who loves getting downhill. He is a natural slasher and can absorb contact and score through it. He is a physical defender from inside and out.
6’8 F/C Hussein Hijazi of TMG Prep Academy (CA) 2021 (TMG Prep Academy-17)
A wide body post player who works well inside, he has decent footwork and can stick the jumper inside the key. He uses his body to set solid screens that’ll free up guards, and cutters. D2, D3 NAIA
6’6 PF Uyi-Osa Irowa of Sandra Day O’Connor HS (AZ) 2021 (Zone 6 17 Blue)
-A four-man who is a warrior on the glass with good strength and length. He has a big motor to corral the ball out of his area and a chiseled frame to bang inside with bigger post players. He can score it in the paint with some success.
6’4 SG Josh Jackson of Sunset HS (OR) 2022 (International Elite 17u-Dom)
Elite spot-up shooter gets good balance and lift on his jump shot and if he’s open it’s almost automatic. He doesn’t need a ton of space to get his shot off either. When he plays to this strength, he has a lot of value. He’s not a great ball handler but makes up for it by being an unselfish passer and doesn’t try to overhandle.
*6’8 PF Joshua Jefferson of Liberty HS (NV) 2022 (Dream Vision 17)
-A bigger body four-man with strong hands and sturdy base. He has good skill level for size. He handles it well and can shoot it to the three-point line. He rebounds well in his area and can dunk it in traffic with authority. Probable high major.
6’2 PG Dennis Johnson of Elite Prep Academy (CA) 2021 (Elite Prep Team 1)
Confident in his abilities, Johnson can control a game with the ball in his hands. A solid body guard with strong handles and a reliable mid-range jumper can score with the best of them. He has a good first step and plenty of moves to score over bigs when he takes it into the paint. He shows good patience when it comes to running an offense…Division I potential.
6’5 SF Dontrell Johnson of Desert Valley Prep (NV) 2022 (Las Vegas Shooters 17)
-An athletic and tough wing. He can take and make difficult shots in traffic. He has a nice-looking shot from mid to the three plus he is a good passer. He attacks the basket with force and defends multiple positions with his strength and length. He came through with a solid performance in this event.
6’7 W/F Jayden Johnson of TMG Prep Academy (CA) 2021 (TMP Prep Academy 17)
An athletic player with long arms who excels out in the open court. He’s got a lot of tools that makes him hard to guard when he has the ball in his hands. Johnson can score from the baseline, the top of the key or take you inside and dunk on you. He has a good outside shot too. Worth low major consideration.
6’6 W/F Jamison Kay of Gila Ridge HS (AZ) 2021 (WCE SD 17 National)
A long rangy wing (a little on the thin side) player who has deep 3 capabilities and is not hesitant to show he can make them from way out. He also uses his length to play denial defense on the perimeter making it difficult to get the ball to whoever he’s guarding. He can space the floor if he’s hitting from deep.
*6’9 PF/SF Koat Keat of Crean Luthern HS (CA) 2022 (Dream Vision 17)
-A versatile forward is slowly coming back from injury and is still a tough cover. He handles the ball well for his size and is a great passer. He uses the pick and roll and makes the play. He can make the catch and shoot three plus has multiple post moves to utilize. He is also very active on the glass. High major prospect.
6’5 G Rory Kenneally of St. Ignatius HS (CA) 2022 (Westlake Dons)
-Nice sized shooter on the wing who is also a solid slasher going to his right. He runs the floor consistently.
5’11 CG Sean Kennedy of Half Moon Bay HS (CA) 2021 (Coastside)
-A skilled combo guard with high IQ. He consistently makes good reads and can thread the needle into a teammate’s hands. He can shoot it from deep and from the elbow. A bona-fide competitor. He is hearing from D3 schools.
6’7” F Joey Kennedy of University HS (CA) 2023 (Westlake Dons)
-Lefty forward has a bigger body and soft hands and can score in the mid-post and low block. He exhibits great patience in the post, letting the play develop and reading double teams to make pin-point passers to shooters. He also got into some nice high-low action with teammate John Squire, showing off his passing and finishing ability out of that set. He needs to improve his lateral quickness and overall athleticism to match his skill set. Potential D1 prospect.
6’3 CG Isaiah Kerr of St Francis HS (CA) 2022 (Sneakersteal)
-A good sized combo guard has quickness with a deep stroke. He has real range on his shot and he can drive and kick into teammates shooting pockets. He has a runner with some floaters to use and can make tough shots. Division I prospect.
5’8 PG Kamari King of Vista Verde (CA) 2024 (Cali Elite Anthony 16)
-A fast one-man with a tight handle and real speed. He has the much-needed floater game and can shoot it off the catch or pull from mid to the three-point line. He has good length and quickness for defense.
6’3 SG Zyshonne Lang of Cheyenne HS (NV) 2021 (Las Vegas Shooters 17)
-A bigger two-guard with a sweet shooting stroke. The lefty is athletic and can slash to the basket but is best shooting it with a quick release and smooth stroke from the three-point line.
6’7 W/F Javion Langston of San Gabriel Academy (CA) 2021 (WCE LA 17 National)
He has a long wingspan and seems comfortable playing on the perimeter. He moves okay, his long reach allows him to alter and change shots on the perimeter. He can shoot the 3 but need to make the ones he takes. A little on the thin side.
6’0 PG Makai Lewis of Riverside Poly HS (CA) 2023 (Team DTermined 16U Select)
-An athletic one-man with nice burst who pushes the envelope on the break. He’s a confident ball handler who makes a lot of plays in transition and has a nice floater for himself at the end of the break. He’s a solid driver/penetrator who gets by defenders consistently. And he knows how to run a team. Division I prospect at some level.
*6’0 PG Dasean Lecque of Hillcrest Prep (AZ) 2022 (Arizona Supreme 17)
-An accomplished scorer from all three levels. He is strong and quick to get to tiny spaces on the court. He has a nice pull-up off the dribble from mid to the three-point line and a very clever floater in the lane. He can take a bump and finish through contact in the lane. Likely high major prospect but needs to be more consistent.
*6’8 SF Maxwell Lewis of Hillcrest Prep (AZ) 2021 (Dream Vision 17)
Arguably the most talented prospect at the event, Lewis has a unique combination of skills and athleticism. He’s strong, has long arms and can score every which way but loose. He proved that he is a big-time shooter (with long range). He finishes well on the break and makes plays for himself and others consistently. He is an impossible match-up and he is an elite prospect who will play hoops for many years to come…
5’8 PG Donez Lindsey of Langston Hughes Middle School (CA) 2025 (Port City 17 White)
-A fast one-man with some serious jets in the open court. A good on-ball defender using his speed and lateral quickness. He has an advanced IQ for his age and uses the pick and roll and makes the correct read.
6’4 SG Angel Llamas of Scale Leadership Academy (CA) 2022 (Cali Elite 2022 Patt)
-Streaky but capable perimeter shooter who shoots it with deep range of the wings. He can handle it a bit but struggles against pressure and with his off hand.
6’2 CG Erik Lynch of Lithium Springs HS (ATL) 2022 (Team DTermined 17 Black)
-A scoring combo guard with skill. He loves attacking the basket with his dominant left hand. He can use a burst to get into the lane and score, get fouled or make a play for a teammate. He works well off the pick and roll and usually makes the correct read.
5’10 SF Tyrese Lynch of Valley View HS (CA) 2024 (Cali Elite Anthony 16)
-A physical wing loves getting downhill and scoring through contact. He plays a cerebral game and makes good decisions with the ball for assists. He uses his strength and girth to rebound inside and score.
6’4 SG Calvin Mader-Clark of Hillsdale HS (CA) 2022 (Sneakersteal)
-A classic three-point specialist. His moves without the ball and relocates to open spots on the floor. He is all off the catch and gets a clean look with a fast trigger.
*6’7 G/W/F Arman Madi of Brophy College Prep (AZ) 2023 (AZ Select 16U UAA)
Madi has a good upside to his game. He’s a versatile prospect who impacts the game. He handles the ball a lot on the perimeter, making good decisions with his passing. He can get into the paint for jumpers. He’s a little thin right now but he has a nice mid post face up game to add to his set and he can knock down the 3. And he is effective making plays in transition. Probable mid major prospect.
*6’4 G/W Mekhi Mason of AZ Compass Prep (AZ) 2022 (AZ Select 17 UAA-Capriotti)
He’s long, athletic, and can defend multiple positions, and contributes on the offensive side with a reliable shot from mid-range and some 3’s. Makes plays in transition, has a real nice half court pull-up game, drives/penetrates effectively. Mid major potential.
*6’7 W Kot Malou of AOSS Prep (CA) 2023 (Team DTermined 16u Select)
-Malou is a deadly spot-up shooter with his feet set. He has a quick release and his mechanics are picturesque. He is a straight-line driver who can get into the paint and finish above the rim. In transition, he unselfishly advances the ball with outlets and fills lanes and is always shot ready. An area he can work on is his shooting is off the dribble, where he needs to get better balance and square to the basket. Good rebounder who can block shots. Mid plus prospect.
6’9 C Aleng Bol Mayen of AOSS Prep (CA) 2022 (Team DTermined 17 Select)
-A long defender inside with good size and strength. He rebounds and blocks shots at a high rate in and out of his area. He runs the floor well and will rim run. He can dribble operate on the block and has an ok jump hook. Low major prospect.
6’1 Anders Mazick of Saguaro HS (AZ) 2023 (Zone 6 16u)
-Mazick’s team was badly outgunned in a game vs Team DTermined’s top 16u group, but Mazick’s instincts, feel, handle and creativity were easy to identify. Mazick is a consummate floor general and a great vocal leader. He didn’t take a ton of shots during the game, but hit the ones he did, showing deep range on his jump shot. The big difference between him and the guards from DTermined was physical maturity. I think he’s got a few inches left and once his frame fills out, he has a chance to be a D1 sleeper.
*6’0 PG Jacob McBath of Desert Valley Prep (NV) 2022 (Las Vegas Shooters 17)
-A tough point guard can score it getting downhill and score it. He can shoot the three off the dribble and make nifty passes in traffic. He has a stronger upper body to score through contact and his handle is tight. He is a pest on the ball defensively. He plays with confidence and can hit the big shot. He’s a Division I prospect.
6’5 SF Ben McKnight Half Moon Bay HS (CA) 2021 (Coastside)
-A shifty good-sized wing likes getting into the lane and scoring inside. He can make a catch three and rebound in area. He plays with a good IQ for the game.
6’3 CG Mike McNair of Linfield HS (CA) 2023 (Gamepoint 16 Supreme)
-One of the more natural scorers of his age group in attendance. His skill jumps off at you with a pure stroke from the three and loves the runners and floaters. He has good size to score it inside and will score before the defense gets to him with a pull-up off the dribble.
6’3 G Nathan Medina of Valley Christian HS (CA) 2022 (WCE LA 17u Streich)
-Medina started slow but caught fire in his first showcase game against Team Arsenal, knocking down 5 second half threes in an offensive onslaught. The slick ball-handling guard used his handle to create several nice pull-up jumpers in the lane as well. The ball can stick sometimes a bit longer than my liking, but when he commits to moving the ball to teammates, he shows solid court vision and decision making. Medina is a solid college prospect with really good grades. It’s likely high academic D2s and lower D1s will monitor him moving forward.
*6’7 PF Jovan Milicevic of Dream City Christian (AZ) 2024 (Zone 6 Platinum)
-A talented four-man who can shoot, pass and dribble. He is a consistent 3pt shooter, he can rebound the ball and take it coast to coast. He can step back on his defender and make plays for teammates.
*6’10 C Dok Muordar of Balboa Prep (CA) 2023 (Dream Vision 17)
-One of the top shot blockers in attendance. The long lefty covers a lot of ground and closes out swiftly to shooters. He explodes up to dunk the ball and has a quick second jump to rebound. He has ball fakes and a drop step move to score it inside and he can beat the defender on the one-bounce face-up drive. Has high-level potential.
6’3 PG Riles Neff of St. Bonaventure HS (CA) 2021 (Team Build Up 17u)
-Smooth playmaking guard who is a very clever passer in the pick-and-roll and drive and kick. He can shoot it from all three levels and has a solid pull-up game. Seems to always make big plays when his team needs them. He handles the ball against pressure and gets the team into half court sets. He has good court vision find open players with good solid passes. He has a quality mid-range jumper and keeps them honest by knocking down 3’s when off the ball. Graduated in 2020 but took a gap year, he’s a very good unsigned prospect.
6’0 G Tony Njia of San Marcos HS (CA) 2021 (Team Build Up 17u)
-It continues to amaze me how many guys like Njia are out there that in a normal year would be signed, but because of the pandemic are still available this late in the recruiting process. He is a very capable lead guard who scores seemingly at will from all three levels and plays with a confidence that is infectious. Defensively, he’s one of the better on-ball defenders on hand, forcing turnovers and bad shots and capable of guarding players much bigger than him.
6’0 PG Nathan Noromha of Mitty HS (CA) 2024 (Arsenal 15/16 Select)
-A quick on-ball defender with a yo-yo handle. He has some jets in the open court and consistently drives and kicks it out to his teammates. His motor is always on display on both ends of the floor and uses his burst to get downhill.
6’2 G Noah Ogoli of Tualatin HS (OR) 2022 (International Elite 17u Brown)
Ogoli is a consumate playmaking combo guard who gets two feet in the paint and makes plays out of the pick and roll and drive and kick. He also rebounds the ball well for a guard which allows him to initiate the fast break for his team.
He is probably more suited for the pt. guard position at the next level. He’s effective off the ball right now with his strong body and ability to attack from different angles. He can withstand the contact and has a nice mid-range jumper. His handles are good, and he stays in front of other ball handlers on defense.
6’4 F Rostand Olama of Woodside Priory HS (CA) 2023 (Arsenal National)
Strong and physical player still developing skill set on the perimeter. He’s a good rebounder and is aggressive defending multiple positions. He’ll fill the lanes in transition and finish strong around the rim including dunks. He must improve his perimeter shot to prepare for the next level. D3/NAIA
6’6 James Otieno of AOSS Prep (CA) 2023 (Team DTermined 16u Select)
-Freak athlete would be the best way to describe Otieno, who makes explosive plays on both offense and defense. Offensively, he finishes lobs well above the rim and in transition. Defensively, he sprints the floor to get in position for weakside blocks, pinning shots above the backboard square. His athleticism allows him to soar to rebounds that other players on the floor just can’t get to. His skill level still has a ways to go, but his motor and athleticism are elite.
*6’9 C Abraham Oyeadier of Balboa Prep (CA) 2024 (Dream Vision 16u)
This kid is a very promising young prospect who has star written all over him. He’s a bit stiff and raw at his point but gets a lot done for such a youngster. He can dribble operate on the block and he is a capable rebounder and shot blocker. High major prospect.
6’4 G/W Jason Parent of Prescott HS (AZ) 2022 (Arizona Supreme 17)
-A highly skilled guard/wing who can play multiple positions. He handles the ball and uses the pick and roll to his advantage and shoots it well. He is best off the catch from the three-point line and can pull-up off the bounce from mid-range. He makes a lot of things happen for his team.
*6’7 SF Kevin Patton Jr of AZ Compass Prep (AZ) 2023 (Dream Vision 16)
-A long point forward has a versatile game. He has next level passing skills and can score it many ways. He has the three plus can use the floater with either hand. He can flush it down on the break and euro his way to the basket. He rebounds out of his area and handles it well.
6’7 PF Anthony Peoples of Corona Centennial HS (CA) 2022 (WCE LA 17 National)
He’s fairly athletic and has big feet and is likely still growing/physically developing. He handles it ok and can get to the basket on the face-up drive. He also has a solid jump hook on the block. He is a capable rebounder as well. Low plus prospect.
*6’5 SG Garrison Phelps of St. Mary’s HS (AZ) 2022 (Arizona Supreme 17)
-He’s a star in the transition game- played about as well as you can on the break. He looks like a track star on a football field with a good build. He can make the pull-up off the dribble from mid to the three-point line. He likes the deep two and can get downhill using his body/athleticism. His defense IQ is high and is versatile to guard multiple positions. He is a Division I prospect- just a question of what level he ends up at.
*6’4 G/W/SF Nate Pickens of AZ Compass Prep (AZ) 2022 (AZ Select 17 UAA-Capriotti)
Pickens has long arms, strength and will defend at a good level. He has good handles to drive into the lane, handle the contact and convert. He plays with good balance and finishes well at the rim. Pickens has nice size and length as a point guard and does a solid job operating in the pick-and-roll, making the correct reads and scoring when he has open looks. He has a very good midrange pull up and shoots it with deep range off the catch. He can finish plays through contact in transition.
He lives in the passing lanes on defense. Definite D1 prospect.
6’5 SF Babacar Pouye of Cate HS (CA) 2023 (Team Build Up 17)
He seems to have the task of defending the other team’s best wing player on the court. He’s a willing defender with good long arms, and foot speed to stay close, and harass. He’ll rebound and run the court regularly. D2
6’4” F Jason Roberts of Summit HS (CA) 2023 (So Cal Disciples 17U)
-Roberts was one of several undersized “point forward” types on hand this weekend. He exploited his foot speed advantage against bigger defenders to create scoring and passing opportunities in the paint. He was a big force on the boards in his team’s win over International Elite.
5’9 G Isaiah Robinson of Scale Leadership Academy (CA) 2024 (Cali Elite 2022 Patt)
-The first thing I wrote in my notes was “gets buckets.” He started out hot, hitting two threes and scoring on some nice drives down the lane, including a really tough one through contact for an and 1. Robinson then showed off his court vision, dropping a nifty pass to a backdoor cutter. He’s one to keep track of.
*6’3 SG Damian Ruiz of Murrieta Valley HS (CA) 2022 (Gamepoint 17u Supreme)
-ELITE shooter with deep range on his jump shot. Much better at catch and shoot than shooting off the dribble. He’s confident and expects to make everything he puts up, a shooter thought process. He moves well to get himself open, he uses screens, and will even backdoor you if you over play. Improving ball handler, but still needs to improve against pressure. Ruiz has to continue to improve scoring from close range (doesn’t finish well through contact). D1 potential.
*6’6 G/W Jamil Saffieddine of West LA CC Juco (CA) 2021-HS (WCE LA 17 National)
A big guard who handles the ball up top often and can see over smaller guards. He has good vision and makes the long, and cross court pass to shooters in the corners. He had some success taking his man off the dribble and using his size for jumpers in the key. D1 prospect.
6’1 G Cameron Saldona of Santa Cruz HS (CA) 2022 (Arsenal 17u National)
-Crafty scoring guard is a knockdown shooter from deep and a clever ball handler who gets into the lane by changing speeds and pace and finishing with some really nice floaters and pull-ups.
6’3 SG John Paul (JP) Sandford Scale Leadership HS (CA) 2024 (Cali Elite Anthony 16)
-A long guard who can really shoot it. He has deep range on his stroke and a quick trigger. He can rattle off three straight and then give a shot fake and lay it in. He is a long defender collecting steals and blocking shots inside.
6’2 G Jakob Sanchez of Temescal Canyon HS (CA) 2022 (Gamepoint 17u Supreme)
-Crafty scoring guard keeps defenders off balance with change of pace, gets into the paint effectively and finishes with floaters and runners. Moves well without the ball. Not a great athlete but gives max effort.
6’4 SG Devan Sapp of Balboa Prep (CA) 2021 (Dream Vision 17)
-An athletic two-guard has a strong frame and can score through contact. He plays way above the rim on the break and can score it with either hand. He was a consistent catch shooter from the three. He also does a nice job finishing in transition. He has D1 potential.
*7’0 C Mor Seck of Archbishop Riordan HS (CA) 2022 (SFBC)
Long and athletic rim-running big who impacts the game with his shot blocking and rebounding. He’s a highly regarded rim protector and defender. He’s not the best finisher around the rim, but battles for offensive boards and put-backs after his first miss. He also showed he can step out and shoot corner threes a little, though that isn’t his specialty. Still a bit on the raw side but he is coming along at a good pace. He’s got good square shouldered and has beefed up his body a bit. His offense is a little behind, but he has added a jump hook, and turnaround jumper. He’s always looking for the lob. He recently de-committed from USF and will sign with another D1 school in the late period after re-classifying into the 2021 class. He does have an impressive upside.
*6’4 CG Oziyah Sellers of So Cal Academy (CA) 2022 (Arsenal 17 Elite)
-A bigger combo guard with next level athleticism. He has good length and high skill level. He can pull-up off the dribble from mid to the three in a big-time manner. He makes good reads with the ball and is disruptive defensively. Mid plus prospect.
*6’7 G Zion Sensley of Archbishop Riordan HS (CA) 2024 (SFBC)
Sensley had a stretch in the game against a very good Build Up 17u team where he looked like the best player on the floor. He started it by catching a transition lob well above the rim, knocked down a pull-up jumper, finished another monster dunk, and then drove to the basket and dropped a gorgeous no-look pass for a bucket. He’s got areas to improve (time and score, takes bad shots at times), but in terms of athleticism, length, basketball ability and upside, there wasn’t a better prospect in the gym than Sensley. He has a high ceiling. He has a set of skills that can separate him from others in the 2024 Class. At 6’8 he’s got good handles, solid passing skills, can shoot the 3, and get into the paint to shoot over most bigs. He has the ability to play basketball for many years beyond college.
6’3” W Toate Sika of Rincon HS (AZ) 2021 (AZ Select Tucson Black 17u)
-Not too many 6’3” players with his ability to protect the rim in the paint. HIs athleticism and length allow him to block shots at a prolific rate, and he is an active rebounder who pursues boards out of his area. But he’s also a very good perimeter defender, whose length and lateral quickness allow him to switch onto guards. Offensively needs polish, as he scores mostly in transition and offensive put-backs.
6’7 CF Pejan Slater of Santa Clarita Christian HS (CA) 2022 (International Elite 17u Brown)
-Big, versatile combo forward who can handle the ball on the perimeter, score from midrange and create for teammates with his passing. The lefty is a mismatch for slower forwards and smaller wings. He has the potential to be an imposing force rebounding the ball but has a tendency to float on the perimeter. D1 prospect.
6’7 F/C John Squire of St. Ignatius HS (CA) 2023 (Westlake Dons)
Squire is a rising prospect in the Nor Cal area. He’s probably going to grow out, and up some more. The lefty has good fundamentals and works well around the basket finishing with either hand. He has good hands, screens and passes okay, and uses a jump hook and turn-around jumper in the key. He has soft hands and nice footwork on the low block. He scores effectively over the left shoulder (nice jump hook). He gets low and wide in the paint and catches almost every post entry. Defensively, he does a solid job competing on the boards and playing position defense, despite his lack of vertical athleticism. He has the long arms and body to change some shots on defense. Definitely one to follow in 2023.
5’11 CG Tyler Stegmeier of Desert Mountain (AZ) 2024 (Zone 6 Platinum)
-One of the better shooters of his class I viewed. He has range beyond the stripe and a quick trigger. He plays a smart floor game and has a high IQ.
6’8” Dexter Stratton of Mater Dei Catholic HS (CA) 2021 (WCE SD 17u National)
-Cal State East Bay signee is a long, lanky four man who can attack closeouts to set up midrange shots, which he hits consistently. He is an effective playmaker off the dribble, who makes the right read in drive-and-kick scenarios. His shooting release is unorthodox, but he can hit the college three off the catch. Needs to play with more physicality in the paint on defense.
6’3 CG Jared Sucher of Sherwood HS (OR) 2023 (International Elite 16)
-A bigger combo guard with a high feel for the game. He handles it well and sees the court well to make plays. He can get hot quickly from the stripe and understands how to change speeds to get past his defender.
6’4” W Maurice Tablada of Chaparral HS (CA) 2022 (WCE SD 17u National)
-One of the best motors on hand during the earlier games. Tablada is an aggressive perimeter defender and I was impressed with his ability to close out on the shooters and move his feet to cut off their drives. He dove for loose balls and made all of the 50/50 plays to keep his team in the game. On offense, he is a solid slasher who can finish through contact and knock down tough midrange shots.
6’7 PF Seydou Tamboura of St. Mary’s HS (AZ) 2023 (Arizona Supreme 17)
He’s a promising face-up four man who can contribute in different ways. He does a nice job on the one-bounce drive from the mid-range area and he’s a good passer. He is a solid rebounder and he can block a shot. Legit D1 prospect with mid major potential.
6’10 C Jordan Taylor of Irvine Valley College (CA) 2020 (WCE SD 17 National)
The big fundamental player has experience, he uses his body, and skill set to be effective inside the paint area. He’s a deliberate worker when he has the ball. His footwork is good, he has a jump hook, a nice drop step and he can hit the short jumper, baseline and in the key. He eats up space on defense and will rebound. High D2 prospect worth low major consideration.
6’1 PG Jaden Tengan of Kennedy HS (CA) 2022 (Arsenal 17u National)
-Tengan dazzled in the game vs WCE Streich, torching the nets from deep (hitting three consecutive triples at one point) and getting into the paint seemingly at will and finishing some dazzling baskets through and around contact. He is guilty at times of over penetrating (had several turnovers as a result) but his feel and skill on the ball were evident the entire game. Defensively, he’s got quick hands and plays solid position defense.
6’10 PF/C Logan Theiby of Wilsonville HS (OR) 2022 (International Elite 17u-Brown)
A big body prospect who moves around pretty good for a player of his size. Not a lot of speed or high-flying dunks, but good screens to free up shooters and cutters, good passing from the post area to open players, and a solid body to have to deal with on both ends of the court. He’ll rebound and defend in the post.
6’1 G Canyon Torres of Salpointe Catholic HS (AZ) 2023 (AZ Select Tucson 16U)
-Tough, physical combo guard plays hard and makes some pretty tough finishes through contact. He’s a solid ball handler who has solid burst in the open court, which he uses to attack the basket. Hit a few shots from midrange and deep but not a great perimeter shooter.
*6’4 PG Milos Uzan of Prolific Prep (CA) 2022 (Dream Vision 17)
-One of the top facilitators in attendance. He’s effective on the break making plays for himself and others. He advance passes, can make a pocket pass and plays smartly off the pick and roll. He shot the ball with range beyond the 3-point line this weekend and collected many steals on defense using his long arms and quick hands. Needs to be more vocal as a one-man but he is a sure-fire high major prospect.
*6’7 PF Robert Vaihola of Riordan HS (CA) 2021 (Arsenal 17 Elite)
-A big bodied undersized four-man with huge hands. He is a top rebounder using his massive hands, strength and length. He is very skilled and can score it with his back to the basket using multiple moves. He’s an excellent passer from the high and low post and one of the tougher players to match up with. He has a physical presence in the paint, has excellent footwork and can finish effectively over length. He is a bruiser on the boards and on the perimeter, both defensively and offensively. He’s built like a tight end/ defensive end, and it’s easy why some people have mistaken him for a football prospect. But make no mistake, he’s a very good basketball prospect that would make a great low-mid D1 spring signee. Without Covid he would already be signed by a D1 school…
5’11 PG Manuel Vierra of Bella Vista Prep (AZ) 2021 (Zone 6 17 Blue)
-A pure point guard who is tough and scrappy. He is undersized but fights with his thickness inside and gets downhill. He can drive and kick it to shooters plus hit the three with range.
6’0 PG Jordan Voorhees of Pusch Ridge HS (AZ) 2023 (AZ Select Tucson 2023)
-A quick pure point guard is fast and shifty. He makes next level reads consistently off the pick and roll game. He uses his speed in the open court and get passed his defender. He can make the three with range and is a pest on the ball defensively.
*6’4 CG/W Lamar Washington of Jefferson (OR) HS 2022 (Dream Vision 17)
-A physical combo guard/wing (no true position) is one of the stronger players on the West Coast. He is a three-level scorer with a catch-three, polished floater, and can bully his way to the basket with body and handle. His on-ball defense is tough with quick hands and strength. He is a high-level prospect but is also a football player/prospect who needs to make a choice relatively soon on his preferred sport.
*6’5 W/SF Roosevelt “Tru” Washington of Mountain Pointe HS (AZ) 2023 (AZ Select 16U UAA)
Washington has a body that says next level. He is really effective finishing in transition. In the half court he can get to the rim and finish through contact starting from different places on the court. He shoots it well with long range and he’s a high-flyer looking for lobs and tip slams. High major prospect with a bright future.
6’4 PF Will Way of Pusch Ridge HS (AZ) 2023 (AZ Select Tucson 2023)
-A strong four-man has a nice build with a sturdy frame. He grabs rebounds in and out of his area in traffic with two hands. He runs the pick and roll game well and will finish through contact. Really physical undersized post presence who works hard to carve out position in the paint and takes the game to his defender’s chest. He works hard to secure offensive rebounds, battling with DTermined’s bigs which had significant height and athleticism advantages. He plays very hard and doesn’t back down, a great attribute for an undersized big. He is also a stud football player.
*6’6 PF Kodey Weary of Weston Ranch HS (CA) 2023 (Arsenal 17 Elite/16U National)
Weary is one of Nor Cal’s top prospects in the 2023 Class. He’s still tuning his skill set. He has square shoulders, and a long wingspan to be a disrupter in the paint and passing lanes. He has some shot blocking tendencies and will haul in rebounds. He’ll finish above and around the rim but needs to build muscle up to handle the banging that goes on inside. He has an improving shot at 12ft in. He works best from elbow and in and has a nice touch off the catch. He uses his length and athleticism to rebound and block shots. He just needs to learn to play hard all the time.
6’6 W/SF Jaylen Wells of Folsom HS (CA) 2021 (FEBA 17U)
Wells is long and has beefed up his body a bit to handle the play on the inside where he spends time on his high school team. He’s a very active, long wing type who impacts the game with his activity and motor. He is an excellent rebounder on both ends, and he is a smooth slasher who finishes through contact. Another unselfish passer, Wells doesn’t ever seem to get sped up and always finds cutters in the half court and transition. His shot is streaky, but his mechanics aren’t broken and defenses have to honor his shot, which opens up driving lanes when he attacks close outs. He is committed to Sonoma State.
*6’4 G/W Payden White of Riverside Poly HS (CA) 2022 (Team DTermined 17 Select)
-A good sized guard/wing with skill and athleticism. He can catch the alley-oop on the break plus cross over his defender and rise up and score off of a pull-up. He has a nice three-point stroke and uses his quick hands to bother his opponents on defense. Probable mid-major prospect.
6’5 PF Jamari Widemon of Berkeley HS (CA) 2024 (Arsenal 15/16 Select)
-A high motored four-man may be the top hustle player of the weekend. He collects steals, rebounds, gets deflections, wins every 50/50 ball and runs the court.
*6’0 PG King Wilhite of Archbishop Riordan HS (CA) 2023 (SFBC)
One of Nor Cal’s top ranked prospect in the 2023 class. Wilhite is a quality point guard, with all the necessary tools to succeed at the next level. He’s a combo guard right now which allows him some freedom to attack from various angles. D1 prospect at some level.
6’5 SF Micah Wilkerson of Mountain Ridge HS (AZ) 2022 (Zone 6 17 Red)
-A long wing with plus-level athleticism who can elevate and finish at the rim. He can play above the rim consistently and make the catch and shoot three. He also is a sneaky good passer. He is a good defender in space and inside.
6’3 G Owen Wooliever of Half Moon Bay HS (CA) 2022 (Coastside)
-Plays off the ball for his high school team, Wooliever scored around the basket over length and scored and made plays in the high post for the undersized group. But Wooliever is a solid guard in his own right and his vision and ability to move without the ball helps his team win games.
Names to Note: (*indicates highest consideration)
6’3 F Tavares Brody of Tempe HS (AZ) 2021 (Zone 6 17 Blue)
6’5 SF Quentin Brooks of Cicero Prep (AZ) 2022 (Zone 6 17U Red)
*6’5 SF King Calhoun of Georgia Prep (GA) 2021 (Sneakersteal)
*6’3 SG Grey Davidson of Class of 2020 (CA) (WCE LA 17 National)
5’8 PG Elijah DeAltonega of Sabino HS (AZ) 2022 (AZ Select Tucson 17u Black)
6’2 G/W Julien Derosiaux of TMG Prep (CA) 2022 (TMG Prep Academy-17)
6’2 G/F Jarin Edwards of Bishop O’Dowd HS (CA) 2021 (Arsenal Seniors)
6’2 SG Drake Grawer of Notre Dame Prep (AZ) 2022 (Zone 6 17U Black)
6’3 PF Antoine Green of Tucson HS (AZ) 2023 (AZ Select Tucson 2023)
5’9 PG Julian Grijalva of Cienega HS (AZ) 2023 (AZ Select Tucson 16U)
6’0 PG Ethan Hitchings of Amphitheater HS (AZ) 2021 (AZ Select Tucson 17u Black)
6’6 W Mason Hudnall of NELA Prep HS (CA) 2022 (WCE LA Streich)
6’4 SG Josh Jackson of Sunset HS (OR) 2022 (International Elite 17u-Dom)
5’9 PG Kolby Kimbrough of Gardena HS (CA) 2020 (WCE 18 Marx)
6’6 SF Owen Larbalestier of Palisades HS (CA) 2022 (BTI)
*5’11 CG Noah Layne of Scale Leadership HS (CA) 2024 (Cali Elite 2022 (Patt 17)
*6’1 SG Kaden Luna of Tucson HS (AZ) 2021 (AZ Select Tucson 17u Black)
*6’8 C Malik Madison of Sacramento HS (CA) 2021 (Arsenal 17U Elite)
*6’3 G/W Luis Marin of St. Joseph’s HS (CA) 2023 (BTI)
6’5 PF Uros Milicevic of Dream City Christian (AZ) 2024 (Zone 6 Platinum)
5’8 PG Bishar Mohamed of Rincon HS (AZ) 2021 (AZ Select Tucson 17U)
6’2 G Robert Morgan of Moreau Catholic HS (CA) 2023 (Arsenal National 16U)
5’9 PG Amir Ndayisaba of AOSS Prep (CA) 2022 (Team DTermined 17U Black)
*6’4 W Jaye Ohonme of Kamiak HS (WA) 2021 (International Elite 17u-Dom)
5’9 PG Angel Ortiz of St. Joseph’s HS (CA) 2021 (BTI)
6’1 G Henry Palmer of Bishop O’Dowd HS (CA) 2021 (Arsenal Seniors)
*6’1 CG Vincent Parise of Desert Mountain HS (AZ) 2023 (Zone 6 16U)
6’6 F Joey Petronic of San Ramon Valley HS (CA) 2021 (Arsenal Seniors)
6’0 CG Sean Quanico of St. Ignatius HS (CA) 2022 (Westlake Dons)
6’3 SG GianCarlo Rivera of St. Ignatius HS (CA) 2022 (Westlake Dons)
5’9 CG Isaiah Robinson of Scale Leadership HS (CA) 2021 Cali Elite 2022 (Pratt 17)
6’7 F Skyler Schmidt of Scappoose HS (OR) 2023 ( International 17u-Dom)
*6’4 W/F Brycen Shackelford of Folsom HS (CA) 2022 (FEBA 17U)
*5’10 PG Tijan Siani of Mariner HS (WA) 2022 (International Elite 17u-Brown)
6’2 G Anthony Smith Jr. of Scale Academy (CA)2023 (Team DTermined 16U Select)
5’9 PG Max Tengan of Kennedy HS (CA) 2023 (Arsenal National 16U)
6’5 PF/SF Keller Thompson of Desert Mountain HS (AZ)2023 (Zone 6 16U)
*6’5 W Brandon Trilli of Desert Vista HS (AZ) 2023 (AZ Select 16U UAA)
6’5 G/W Derrick Webb of Elite Prep Academy HS (CA) 2021 (Elite Prep Team 1)
*6’5 W/F Christian Wilson of Riverside Poly HS (CA) 2023 (Team DTermined 16U Select)
6’4 W Dylan Woodward of TMG Prep Academy (CA) 2021 (TMG Prep Academy-17)
6’0 SG Phoenix Wortham of Green Valley HS (NV) 2022 (Las Vegas Shooters 17)
*6’3 CG Maurice Wright of Santa Clarita Christian HS (CA) 2023 (Team DTermined 16U Select)
6’3 G/W David Young of Folsom HS (CA) 2023 (FEBA 17U)