6’0 ’24 Parker Burke (TSB)
Although they showcased great balance throughout this contest, Burke was arguably their most vital contributor. He’s a smart, unselfish floor general with a keen playmaking sense and the ability to consistently find quality shots for himself or others. Burke was the youngest player on the roster, but it certainly wasn’t evident. His IQ, pace, and overall patience allowed him to stand out as an offensive leader.
5’11 ’23 Jevon Brown (Team Takedown)
After standing out as the focal point for majority of the weekend, Brown continued to solidify himself as the driving force for this Team Takedown squad. He’s a tough, scrappy lead guard with quickness, craftiness, and the ability to create for himself or others off the bounce. Brown is a useful shooter, but can score from all levels.
6’2 ’22 Lebron Thomas (FIBA)
Given his status as one of the top prospects in attendance, it should come as no surprise to see Thomas among the most noteworthy performers. While his foundation is predicated on passing and being a heady playmaker, Thomas showcased his ability to score the ball at a high volume from all areas on the court. He’s an excellent defender with quickness, IQ, and strong anticipation instincts. Thomas communicates, leads by example, and is a quality rebounder for his size/position.
6’5 ’22 Karon Boyd (Charlotte Hoyas)
It’s pretty easy to see Boyd’s value with this Charlotte Hoyas squad, especially given the on-court difference in his absence. He returned today and quickly proved his worth on both ends of the floor. Boyd is incredibly tough and physical but also highlights a lot of IQ, skill, and useful two-way versatility. He’s capable of initiating the offense or operating without the ball and finding success. Boyd defends multiple positions, rebounds bigger than his size would imply, and shows the ability to score from all levels with consistency.
5’10 ’22 Grady Sherrill (NC Spartans)
Though somewhat unassuming, one could make an argument that Sherrill is among the most vital pieces on this roster. While he’s a reliable shooter and playmaker, his sheer consistency and dependability is what makes him so important. Sherrill is always looking to make the right play, and does so more often than not. He’s a quality defender, especially for his size, and makes a nice impact in transition—both with or without the ball in his hands.
6’5 ’22 Darian Bailey (Team Passion)
Despite their constant balance as a team, it was easy to be impressed with Bailey’s showing throughout the weekend. He’s a strong, physical, high-motor forward prospect with the ability to utilize his body and athleticism to overwhelm opponents. Bailey is able to meet opponents at the rim, finish strong through contact, and knock down perimeter jumpers at a respectable clip. He defend hard and rebounds well.