2023 Parker Hodgson (Dream Big Elite): Hodgson continues to be the go-to leader for Dream Big Elite, a team that has some intriguing talent to watch. Hodgson though was able to show that he can knock down shots but did a terrific job in putting the pressure on the defense and getting to the line as well in his team’s win today. Smooth operating prospect that knows how to score.
2025 Bryce Baker (Team BOND): Baker is quickly becoming one of my favorite freshmen to watch. We wrote about him not long ago and more need to jump on the train with this young man. Baker is wired to score and plays with such a physical feel. The strong prospect oozes confidence with his jumper and isn’t afraid of the bright lights. He is coming off a big season as a freshman and carrying it into the summer.
2025 Nick Hailey (Team Curry): It seems to be all coming together for Hailey. His body and his game are catching up to one another and it is becoming even more evident that college coaches will be coming his way. His blend of size, athleticism, feel, and play-making ability is strong and it is easy to see that he has put in the work. He is going to be another big prospect in the class of 2025.
2023 Cole Callaway (Riptide 2023): Callaway stepped up BIG but that is what a leader does. The 6’4 2023 prospect scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half, as he helped lead his team back and secure the win. Callaway continues to elevate his game, displaying his ability to put it on the deck more and create, as well as showcase his smooth confident jumper. He continues to play at a high level and has such a great IQ and feel for the game.
2022 Reid Carrier (Team Swish): In a tight game, Carrier really stepped up all throughout the game and hit big shot after big shot with a ton of confidence. He can play off the ball, get to his spots, and is always in a catch-and-shoot stance, and he doesn’t need much time to let it fly. Knocking down multiple threes, he has a fluid, confident shot from three and it was on display all game long.
2022 Dwight Canady Jr. (NLPB): Canady plays with a nice balance but the combo guard continues to fill it up consistently. He sees the floor well, attacks the gaps when able, makes plays for his teammates but also can get to the basket and finish through contact. But don’t forget his ability to pull-up with his mid-range game or three, as Canady can score from multiple levels. Really shows that he can play multiple positions on the floor, especially with what his team needs him to do.
2024 Cooper Jackson (Team BOND): The skilled forward really attracted some eyes towards his game. First off, he gave others a little taste of his bounce in his game, something that surprised a few. But he also showcased great footwork and feel down in the post, really keeping his defenders guessing and also running the floor extremely well for a big man.
2025 Breitling Freeman (Team Curry): I’m going to be very interested in seeing the growth in Freeman’s game. The first thing though that stands out to me with his game is how he gets after it defensively. At 6’2, he really can defend and create havoc with his size and length at the guard position and he plays hard. But also really like his feel with the ball in his hands offensively. Still has room to grow in his overall feel but shows great flashes in his game.
2024 Jai’Son Williams (Team Trezz-Cozart): There is something about watching a young man that just plays hard and looks like one that is out here to prove something. Williams is that guy for me, as he plays with such tenacity on both ends. He leaves it all out there on the court, gets downhill with tremendous athleticism, and is a playmaker in the open floor.