Team Winston brought the 17U gold back to the Tre-4 after a big win over the Greensboro Warriors, in what had the feel and intensity of a rivalry game.
Greensboro, North Carolina- Both squads were well coached and disciplined on the floor, each squad also featured multiple unsigned seniors that range form Division I – Division III prospects.
Coaches looking to make a late splash during the off-season should really take a look here, majority of these guys come from winning programs and know how to play the right way.
Team Winston was one of the most talented and deepest teams on display all weekend. They have size, speed, and versatility. Team Winston is a gritty bunch they really get after their opponents.
6’7 2019 Zach Austin – Austin currently holds an offer from Appalachian St, I truly expect this list to expand with a big travel ball season.
Austin showed off the perimeter skills, he showed an ability to rebound the rock and go coast to coast in transition. Austin is a skilled wing who can also play down low and match up with big’s when needed defensively he’s versatile , Austin plays with passion he finishes explosive and strong. Austin runs the floor well he’s agile and typically beat his man down the floor, Austin can also step out and knockdown the three ball.
5’11 2020 Stephon Minor is a vocal leader for this group and a bull dog end to end. Minor had a coming out party this weekend, Minor shot the rock well and was persistent attacking the lane.
The physical play doesn’t bother him, Minor is coming full throttle no matter the opponent on the other side, Minor is an extension of a coach on the floor. Minor controls the tempo for his side while barking out orders on both ends, he’s a high I.Q. guard who won’t take gambles, Minor makes the simple play. Defensively he will make the opposition work for every inch, Minor will embed himself into his match ups chest.
6’7 2020 Jakob Moore- Moore is improving with every rep, just over the last year he’s made tremendous strides. Moore has the old school back to the basket game in his bag, he can score over the shoulder with both hands.
Moore has big soft hands and he squeezes the rock, Moore also showed precise touch around the cup. Moore has chiseled up and is moving around the floor better than ever, Moore can open the lane as well with his abilities from mid range. Moore is an animal on the glass, he will compete for every board and follow all his shot attempts. Defensively Moore anchors the paint and he’s a natural shot blocker with excellent timing, Moore can also step out and guard the perimeter.
6’3 2020 Tobias Johnson- Johnson absolutely brings the noise on both ends every time he laces up. Johnson is a bully on the court he plays with that no nonsense mean streak, he’s riding for his guys and his side only.
In a generation where a lot of prospects are interacting and social on the floor, Johnson isn’t with it the kid is locked in when that rock tips. Johnson has continued to develop his offensive arsenal, he’s polished the jump shot and is creating for himself off the dribble. Last year Johnson was more of an undersized forward still able to hold his own down low, but this weekend he played more on the perimeter. Johnson has also improved the handle dramatically he looked comfortable attacking other wings off the dribble, Johnson also has a frame built to absorb contact and the explosiveness to rise up and finish emphatically.