6’2 ’21 Thomas McIntosh (Team Jumpstart)
The big man displayed an exceptionally high IQ to pair with his unique skillset. He’s somewhat undersized for the position, but McIntosh has incredible feel and instincts in the paint. He finished everything in the paint and made everyone around him noticeably better.
5’11 ’21 Xavier Woods (Team Jumpstart)
Though somewhat undersized, the point guard was a massive contributor in their second win of the day. They came from behind in this one, thanks in large part to Woods and the nice change of pace he provided. He got by defenders well and entered the paint whenever he desired throughout the second half.
6’5 ’21 Treyvon Byrd (North Carolina ICE)
The prospect from this game with the most upside was certainly Byrd, a long, 6-foot-5 forward with an intriguing offensive skillset. He has an amazing amount of tools to work with, but he’ll need to expand his overall mind for the game. Byrd is very athletic and plays
6’2 ’19 Travion McCray (Team Loaded)
One could certainly argue that Travion McCray was Team Loaded’s most valuable player in their final contest of the day. He’s somewhat between guard positions but has the ability to thrive at both, given his quality defense, passing, and three-level scoring.
6’1 ’19 Dontrell Shuler (Team Loaded)
Shuler was exceptional from start to finish in this contest, defending at an incredibly high level and making life constantly difficult for opponents. No prospect throughout the Summer Grind was better on the defensive end of the floor than Shuler.
6’3 ’20 Chase Forte (Word of God)
The Word of God team was missing a few pieces today, but that only led to Chase Forte stepping up and leading the team. He is a quality athlete for his position and showcases true guard skills on offense. Defensively, Forte knows how to utilize his length to force turnovers.
6’3 ’22 Julius Reese (Team CP3)
No player affected the game in more ways than Reese, given his consistency on both sides of the ball. Offensively, he hit numerous three-pointers in this contest and secure multiple second-chance opportunities. On the other end, he took huge pride in his defensive abilities, and made life difficult for opponents.
6’3 ’22 Freddie Dillone (Team CP3)
The most mature scorer on display was Freddie Dillone, a wing prospect with incredible efficiency from all three levels. He has such a tough scoring mentality and plays with such a calm demeanor. Few prospects can match his overall IQ and innate scoring sense; he’ll certainly be one to keep an eye on.
5’9 ’21 Clay Hodges (Carolina Riptide)
The 15U championship was extremely entertaining and Clay Hodges was a huge part of that. Offensively, he set the floor for everyone and was the main playmaker on this team; Hodges led all scorers while digging deep on defense. It would be difficult to want anything more from Hodges in this performance. That being said, this team plays so unselfishly and deserve some recognition for their play.