Player: Kayden Paz
Twitter: @kayden_pez
Height: 5″10 ,135
Class of 2027
School: Marion Harding High School

Paz is a three-level scorer with slick handles and crafty moves. With a high IQ Kayden probes the defense in finding seams and gaps and explodes into action to get his shots off. He also will deliver a sweet dime in a flash. In the AAU session, Kayden averaged 11 assists for the All-Ohio Red. Kayden’s goal is to average 10 points and 5 assists per game. Kayden has improved on a log area since last summer it’s the vertical elevation, getting more bounce is what he is most proud of. Hours of work in the gym paying off drives Kayden strives to elevate his game and get better every day. What separates Kayden is his patience and ball control micro-management of the game and his defensive swagger being fluid and extremely active. His work ethic with passion are among the best while putting on that work. Keep a close eye on this young star.

Player: Jacari Goode
Twitter: @JCG3
Height: 5’7
Class of 2028
School: Horace Mann Middle School

Goode is a walking triple-double. This young star is shifty with a silky-smooth skill set. Jacari can put on a shooting clinic in a flash. But Jacari is versatile and grabs boards like the Windex man. This stud checks every box and is the total package on both ends. Jacari has a high IQ and is extremely athletic. Last season Jacari averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and 3 steals per game. In the AAU session, Jacari averaged 20 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, and 3 steals. That consistency and high-level production. His favorite AAU memory was going 4-0 in Session 1 of the Under Armour tournament, and Jarari ‘s biggest improvement since last season was learning how to change the pace of the game. This upcoming season goals are to win the middle school championship and go straight into varsity as a freshman. What sets Jacari apart is the work taught to him by his dad that continues to motivate and push him to pursue greatness every day. Jacari has pure dog in him and plays hungry every time out.

Player: Ian Strader
Twitter: @StraderIan
Height: 6’4, 160
School: Buckhannon- Upshur High School, WV

Strader is yet another dynamic athlete that can be a game-changer in a major way. A beautiful three-point sniper and explosive off the bounce with fierce finishes. Crafty midrange as well. Gritty and tough glue guy willing to do whatever he needs to help his team win. Mixing it up on the boards. Dropping nice dimes and a solid defender. Last season, Ian averaged 12.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1 steal, and 0.5 blocks. His favorite AAU highlight was a putback dunk and his favorite AAU game was when he scored 22 points. Ian’s goal for the upcoming season is to be an all-state player while leading his team to a state championship tournament. What coaches need to know is that Ian will sacrifice his body by taking a charge or diving the floor for loose balls and he can flat-out compete with anyone. Ian brings a high IQ and above the rim and the defense to change games along with his scoring.

Player: Drew Snyder
Twitter: @drewsnyder04
Height: 6’3, 185
Class of 2025
School: Dalton High School, GA

Snyder is known as a glue guy with high IQ but Drew is a very efficient scoring option. He can bring the rain from deep or effectively attack off the bounce and crafty finishes. A beautiful flip shot from that midrange area. Drew is a physical athlete who loves to use his body on both ends of the court to get his shots and defend. Drew is a solid defender as that is his calling card, and can drop a nice dime. Not flashy but finds a way to impact every game. Last season Drew averaged 7.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and .9 blocks. Drew’s biggest improvement since last season is being more comfortable with the ball in his hands. Drew’s goal is to help his team compete for a regional title.

Player: Nate Rubin
Twitter: @NathanRubin24
Height: 6’2, 175
Class of 2024
School: Lexington Christian Academy, MA

Rubin is a triple-threat scoring option that is efficient and gritty. A crafty athletic gem that finds a way to score. But Nate doesn’t force bad shots, he is a very efficient shooter. Extremely shifty and hard to lock up. Nate can drop a sweet dime. Nate is a solid defensive player scrappy and fierce. In the AAU session, Nate averaged 20 points a game against some great talent. His biggest improvement was his three-point shooting and elevating his defense to guard 1-5 effectively. Tirelessly pushing to master both these elements of his game now puts him on another level apart from the pack. Nate’s favorite highlight of the summer wasn’t an individual game but competing with his teammates while playing for coaches who really cared about their development. Nate’s goal for the upcoming season is to buy into the system with his team and win a championship together in March.