2025 Jackson Powers (PSB Cassada): Powers has had a strong performance all weekend long, as the 6’4 big man has carved out space, moved well without the ball, and really been aggressive on the boards on both sides. Powers shows nice touch and hands for his size, as he softly gets the ball on the rim and finishes regularly.
2024 Bobby Hardison (Carolina Riptide); Hardison may have been one of the best young shooters we saw all event long and nothing was slowing him down from scoring from the perimeter. Hardison does a tremendous job getting his feet set and showing his confidence from outside. He simply could not miss and did so for much of the tournament.
2025 Jackson Fannon (Hoopklip): Fannon earned Day 1 accolades but when you back it up with a 32-point showing, you deserve to get your name mentioned again. Fannon has been simply unstoppable and the versatile forward operates on so many levels. But what really impressed us was his ability to get to the line, eventually going 19-for-19 from the free-throw line.
2024 Braulin Thomas (Celtics South): Thomas had an excellent weekend. Every time you looked up, he was making plays and bringing a ton of energy to the court. He displayed a high level of understanding on how to create for himself but was also unselfish in getting others in on the action. That doesn’t mention his bounce he brings which surprised a few as well.