By: Sean Halloran

2023 Trey Parker (Big Shots Elite NC 17U)

Parker was impressive once again here today, displaying to everyone his high-level athletism. The quick, fast-twitched guard can get to anywhere he wants to on the floor, with his ability to break defenders down off the dribble and convert on an array of difficult pull-up jump shots. Parker thrived when he was able to get out in transition and use his speed to play above the rim. He showed he is capable of consistently making plays at the rim, as well as showing he is capable of making plays for his open teammates once he gets to his spots.

2022 Patrick Clevenger (VA Havoc 17U)

Clevenger has put on quite a weekend, with multiple double-digit scoring performances. He impressed me with the versatility he has in his offensive game. Clevenger is effective at stretching the floor and knocking down open threes. He is comfortable making shots within his team’s system but is able to create his open shot off the bounce. An aspect of Clevenger’s game that I believe goes under the radar is his playmaking ability. He proved he is capable of making the right plays and finding open teammates for jump shots. A very impressive performance for Clevenger so far this weekend and I expect more great performances for him the rest of the weekend.

2022 Khalil Marshall (Team EAT 17U)

Marshall has been a player I have had the time to evaluate over the past few months and every time I watch him play I leave more and more impressed. The lightning quick point guard is one of the most prolific scorers from this weekend and did so by breaking his defenders down off the dribble. I am excited to continue evaluating Marshall’s progression as a point guard throughout the high school season.

2022 Jacob Dar (Garner Road – Graves 17U)

Dar has is a player that caught my immediate attention the second I sat down. The long, active wing impressed me the most this weekend from the motor he consistently carries throughout an entire game. Dar plays extremely hard and leaves his fingerprint on the entire game. With his size and length, he could already fit on a college roster and with the guard skills he displayed today, his potential is absolutely through the roof. I suspect Dar’s recruitment to increase, due to his impressive performances today.

2022 Marcus Kell (Upward Stars SOutheast 3SSB 17U)

Kell was one of the more polished big men that I have watched play from today. The 6’8, strong-bodied big man maintains a large presence inside the paint. Kell uses his strong body to his advantage well, by playing very physical and bringing force in everything he does on the court. The big man screens hard, hedges hard, and affects a ton of shots around the rim. A player whose potential over the next few years is extremely high and I am excited to see what his development looks like at that next stage!