By: Sean Halloran
6’6 2024 Rakease Passmore (NLPB 828 15u)
Passmore was voted as one of the top players during this weekend’s event and I couldn’t agree more! This young man is a stud. Versatile forward with great size and length. Uber athlete and plays above the rim consistently. An area of Passmore’s game that has shown much improvement in his perimeter shooting. He really displayed a great shooting performance this past weekend and is someone whose potential is through the ceiling!
6’4 2024 Abubaki Yarmah (Virginia Warriors Elite 15u)
Yarmah was the most productive player on this loaded Virginia Warriors Elite roster once again. He continued to show his ability to score the ball in a variety of ways, finishing at the rim in transition, shooting the three and did an excellent job getting to the free-throw line. He dominated on the glass this weekend, which is an area where Yarmah consistently proves that he is effective in. A Quick, lengthy forward, who can do a little bit of everything on both ends. Yarmah is a player to keep your eyes on this summer for a great Virginia Warriors squad.
6’6 2024 Elijah Kelly (Virginia Warriors Elite 15u)
Kelly is another stud on the talented Virginia Warriors Elite squad. The lengthy forward continued to show that he is very capable of making plays off the bounce. He has a good handle at his height and is able to finish through contact around the rim. Showed to have a good feel for the game, and an impressive ability to get to his spots and knock shots down. Kelly is a player that will make college coaches very happy one day.
6’6 2022 Mikhail Pocknett (WBC Elite: Aria Paris 17u)
Pocknett was a guard that impressed me with his play this weekend. A good-sized, strong guard who has a great ability to make his teammates better. Gets downhill very quickly and keeps his eyes up to find his open teammates. Pocknett was very effective finishing around the rim this weekend but showed he is capable of hitting the outside shot. I am excited to continue to watch Pocknett’s development throughout the rest of the summer sessions!
6’3 2023 Mekhi Harris (NC Ignite 16u)
Harris is a speedy, downhill guard who got out in transition this weekend and made some highlight dunks! He is an explosive guard who showed his ability to finish through contact around the rim. Quick and effective playing off of the bounce, he also displayed his playmaking ability. Harris continued to find his teammates for open three’s this weekend while getting out in transition and making the correct play. He is a guard who I was very impressed with and will love to continue watching his development over the next few years.
6’6 ’22 Austin Ball (West Virginia Generals 17u)
Ball has obvious intrigue as a next-level prospect. He’s very skilled, has the ability to play on the perimeter, and causes matchup problems for various types of opponents. Ball was dominant on the glass this weekend and was effective in making plays with the ball in his hands. A young man who had an impressive showing this weekend and whose recruitment should see a rise through the summer session.
6’5 ’22 Michael Zanoni (Greensboro Day)
Zanoni is going to make a college coach very happy one day! A high-level shooter with great size and strength at his position. He showcased an expanded leadership role for his team this weekend. Setting the tone and mixing it up offensively while also providing energy on the defensive end. He was able to get clean looks off the bounce and catch and showed he is capable of knocking them down. Had a very impressive showing this weekend and I am excited to watch him more throughout the summer session.
6’1 2023 Aden Holloway (Game Changers 17u)
Holloway has a game beyond his years of age. An extremely shifty, High IQ guard who is extremely comfortable with creating separation off the dribble. He’s the image of a ball-handler that seems to operate almost solely off of his natural comfort for the game. Good shooter off of the bounce and is very crafty inside of the paint. Has the ability to finish around the basket and can find his teammates for open shots. Holloway’s ceiling is through the roof and is someone whose recruitment will increase extremely.
6’2 2022 Mike Best (NLPB 204 -2022)
Best showed out this past weekend! A young man who naturally plays with passion and aggression on both ends. Provides a locked-in, motivated defender and a will to win basketball games. A quick, strong PG who can affect the game in multiple ways. He was impressive offensively as well and proved that with a 24 point performance, including four threes. Best can shoot it from deep and seemed comfortable making plays off the bounce. A player for coaches to keep their eyes on this summer!
6’0 2024 Landen Clark (Virginia Warriors Elite 15u)
Clark was one of the better knockdown shooters that I saw this weekend. Smooth stroke from beyond the arc, Moves well without the ball, and only requires a small window of space to get off clean looks. Clark averaged 3.5 three-pointers a game this weekend and filled up the stat sheet in most of his games. He is a shooter who can catch fire quickly and I am going to enjoy watching him the rest of the summer session.