6’2 ’22 LeBron Thomas (FIBA)
No player was more impressive than Thomas, especially given how calmly he controlled the action on both ends of the floor. He’s a proven playmaker and defender, but it was his ability to knock down three-pointers with excellent consistency that made such a strong impression. Thomas continues to solidify that he’s an elite prospect and should be recruited as such.
6’6 ’22 Elijah Gray (Team Synergy)
There’s so much to like about the mismatch forward, especially considering he’s just truly beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term upside. Gray moves extremely well and possesses a terrific amount of skill for his size. He knocked down three-pointers and showed his ability to operate within various different roles. Gray is someone that coaches should follow closely going forward.
6’2 ’21 LJ Johnson (Team Synergy)
The long, athletic off-guard prospect continues to be a major contributor for Team Synergy. Johnson scores the ball quite effectively from all levels and is capable of getting downhill off the dribble and finishing at the rim. He’s a useful defender and rebounder that does a nice job of asserting himself on both ends of the floor.
5’11 ’21 Jaylen Smith (Charlotte Aces)
In many ways, Smith was the most impressive performer for either team throughout this contest. He stood out as a leader, particularly on offense, and was able to control the action quite well on that end of the floor. Smith scored with efficiency and displayed the ability to create for others when attacking the basket.
6’2 ’22 Manny Elliott (Greensboro Warriors)
Despite being short-handed, this Greensboro Warriors team looked phenomenal behind the incredibly consistent offensive play from Elliott. He’s able to reliably create and knock down clean looks from all three levels. Elliott has a quality feel for the game and highlighted above-the-rim athleticism today.
6’8 ’20 Alex Holt (Team Phoenix)
It’s crazy to think that Holt doesn’t already hold at least a handful of scholarship offers, given his unbelievable polish on the block. He moves very well for his size and understands how to properly utilize his body to secure rebounds on both ends of the floor. Holt has such impeccable footwork, a strong feel around the basket, and continues to improve as a rim-protector.
5’10 ’20 Rayvon Graham (Team Loaded CVA)
The Team Loaded CVA squad has multiple next-level prospects, but Graham might be the most enticing of the group. He’s a quick-twitch lead guard that arguably showcased the best pull-up jumper of anyone in attendance. Graham sees the floor well and is capable of making plays for others quite regularly.