2022 Brady Moore (Louisville Prospects): Moore took advantage of the stage that was set, going for an impressive 20-point performance vs. the Royals. The 6’5 prospect brings a strong frame and plays physical in getting downhill, putting the ball on the deck and finishing well with toughness. Just really like how strong he plays on the court.
2022 Xavier McKelvy (Charlotte Royals): This young man continues to see his stock rise every time he steps on the court. No matter who he faces, he brings it and competes and I love his consistency on the floor. He brings the flash, the grit, and the toughness that you love; you have to really like how he can confidently step out and knock down perimeter shots but also get to the rim.
2023 Xavier-Tubbs Matthews (Team United): Playing a big part in the come from behind victory for Team United, Tubbs Matthews really stepped up when he was needed. Going for 20 points, the young guard hit timely big shots and scoring from all three levels. He is a smart player that can really turn it on and isn’t afraid to step up when his team needs him to; has done it several times in the past.
2024 Jarin Stevenson (Team United): Having watched him a few times through live-stream, it was great to finally get to check this young 6’9 big man out in person and I was impressed with what he showed. Looking bigger in person, Stevenson’s skillset and mobility is something you don’t always see at his age. He has a natural feel all over the floor, can rebound and push the break, put the ball on the deck, and shows the flashes of sound post moves. This is going to be a young man you will hear about a lot for his class.
2024 Rakease Passmore (NLPB): Going up against another big-time team, Passmore really competed at a high level and made several strong and impressive plays on the court. Passmore is so difficult to keep from getting to the bucket, whether it is in transition or in the halfcourt as he uses his athleticism extremely well to go along with a 6’6 frame; he takes advantage of the situation. Really elevated his play here on Day 1 with 26 big points for his team.
2023 Tichyque Musaka (Sheed Wallace Select): When you watch Musaka on the court, there is a lot to like and there is still room to develop for this young man. But this 6’10 prospect is such an agile and mobile big man that is active down low and on the boards, can be that rim-protector college coaches want, and even impressed with his comfort level stepping out to the three. Again, there is still room to grow, which should only excite college coaches more.
2023 Chase Dawson (Team United): Though Wesley Tubbs led the charge, I was impressed with Dawson and how he stepped up in big moments. With the game-tying bucket and eventually the game-winning basket, Dawson used his quickness and speed to get by defenders, playing an up-tempo type of style, and really being a scrappy defender also. He put up some impressive numbers during the high school season but is showing how he can lead a team on the court.