Sam Cogan

Cam Newman of Team Charlotte 2026 showcased a high IQ that allowed him to be a vital asset for his team. He displayed the ability to really create easy scoring opportunities for both himself and his teammate. He has the ability to shoot the ball well when set and also possesses the necessary ball skills to get into the lane. The part of his game that I found most intriguing was his ability to lead and put players in the correct spot. He directed his team’s offense and was the loudest guy on the floor. Defensively, he did a great job of staying in front of the opposing ball handlers and forced a good amount of turnovers with his activity level and pressure. 

Will Sherril of TGB Wildcats 14U has off the charts IQ that is unbelievably advanced for his age group. He operates very well as the lead guard and really creates effortless scoring opportunities for his team. He possesses the scoring ability on all three levels that makes him a threat to the defense. He displayed his ability to shoot it from three while also showcasing his ability to get into the paint numerous times. He has the potential to develop into a really good floor general. I look forward to tracking his development over the next few years.

Bryce Baker of TEam BOND 2025 possesses all the physical tools and the frame to fill out and develop into a high level wing. He has a nice blend of size, length, and IQ that allows him to be extremely versatile, playing lead guard along with off-ball on the wing. He utilized his length and strength well as he got into the lane on numerous occasions setting up his teammates. He also displayed a nice touch from three when set; he has nice shooting mechanics and a high release. Although he did not score a ton of points, his presence on the floor changed the game in an abundance of ways. This is another guy who will be one to keep tabs on as he continues to fill out his frame and develop.

6’3 Sam Cogan 2022 of Team HoopKlip has the overwhelming ability to attack the rim and draw contact. He utilizes his combination of quickness and athleticism to blow by defenders and finish relentlessly at the rim. His ability to draw contact and get to the free-throw line is very impressive; every time I look up he is getting fouled. He has shown improvement at finding teammates in drive and kick situations. He has improved his overall vision which allowed him to be almost unguardable.He plays hard and with a certain toughness that makes it hard not to like his game. He competes on both ends of the floor and doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty; does all the little things that translate to wins As he continues to develop, Scholarship Level programs should begin recruiting him. He will be a great contributor at the next level!

6’2 Evan Montanari 2022 of Team HoopKlip just plays hard which I believe is a skill within itself. He seems to never take a play off and really competes on both sides of the ball. He showcased the ability to be crafty with the ball and get to the basket, finishing consistently. He also displayed the ability to shoot the ball well as he knocked down a couple for his team. He really controlled the pace of his teammates and was a vital factor for them offensively as he was on his team’s leading scorers. Just seeing the way he plays, I can tell he has a great work ethic and I am eager to see how much he has developed in a few months.