2023 Cooper Marcum (Team HOPE): Marcum was a name that we heard popping up quite a bit throughout the week at the Coach Rick's TOC, as the two-sport athlete really was able to put his game on the court on display.' The physical guard made so many plays, being strong with the ball in his hands, making plays in transition, getting to the basket and finishing strong, but also getting everyone involved.
2023 Joseph Lezeau (Florida Suns): Coming up from Florida, Lezeau was a new name that captured our eyes and could be a player college programs look to target. As a 6'6 prospect, Lezeau is one that can be used in an array of ways, as he has the skillset f a guard that can operate from the perimeter but also understands how to be effective around the basket. With his build and strength, he can fill up the stat sheet and was the most consistent player for hist team.
2023 Sam Martin (Strong Center): Martin was a known player coming into the event and the big man really showed how much of an anchor he can be down in the paint.' He does a terrific job in manning the paint as a defender, walling up and protecting the basket but also being an active rebounder on both ends.' Martin does a great job in blocking shots without fouling, while also being a strong finisher at the rim. He was a hot target for many coaches this past week.
2023 TJ Kolbe (STARS Basketball North): Kolbe came in as a player to watch, as we knew about his ability to score the ball.' He showed just that and more, as he provided a balanced attack, was well-polished in his ability to score the ball both on and off the ball, and showcased his ability to shoot the ball at a high level.' Time after time, he poured it on offensively while playing with a great feel and poise on the court.