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Event Recap: Hoophall West

Credit: The Basketball Hall of Fame

In the latest edition of ‘P.I. Pulse’, Pro Insight’s Tyler Glazier and Conrad Chow highlight some standouts from each class, top unsigned seniors, and honorable mentions from Hoophall West in Scottsdale, Arizona:

16 highly competitive boys high school games, including local duels, NIBC showcase games, and state vs. state matchups, took place December 8th-10th at Chaparral High School (AZ) in Scottsdale, Arizona at Hoophall West. Over the course of the three-day event, the Pro Insight staff had the chance to evaluate over 70 D-I commits and prospects with some of the more high profile clashes airing on ESPN networks. Pro Insight has constructed a list of 10 standouts we liked from the 2023-25 classes, unsigned seniors who warrant more attention, and a bounty of honorable mentions who had noteworthy showings.

Similar to last year's event recap released exactly 365 days ago, we'll kick things off with a spotlight on the top unsigned seniors in attendance.

*Analytical References: Cerebro’s Glossary

Unsigned Senior Standouts

In this section, we’ve highlighted a group of unsigned seniors who showed well over the course of the event.

Keenan Bey

6’5” Wing | Bishop Gorman HS (NV)

C-RAM: 10.6 (Gold Badge - #11 overall in event)

On a team filled with high-profile prospects like Bishop Gorman, it can oftentimes be easy to overlook players that are willing to do the little things such as Keenan Bey. Without much flash to his game, Bey has remained a steady presence and continues to improve within his role for this Bishop Gorman team. With that said, it was good to see Bey show out and lead his team with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals against Corona Centennial (CA). Bey put together a balanced scoring attack, shooting 66.6% from deep on three attempts, getting to the line, and converting 7-10 overall field goal attempts in addition to competing on defense and crashing the glass. It’s still surprising Bey has yet to receive a single D1 offer as he could help a number of teams with his effort, size and versatility alone, but he remains focused and optimistic his work will pay off with a full ride scholarship next season.

Bishop Gorman senior wing Keenan Bey. Credit: The Basketball Hall of Fame

Amdy Ndiaye

6’10” Forward | Long Island Lutheran (NY)

C-RAM: 7.3 (Bronze Badge)

Having recently moved to the states after spending three years with Nanterre 92’s junior team in France, Ndiaye was a relatively unknown prospect prior to this weekend. However, at 6’10” with fluid athleticism and a high motor, Ndiaye surely made a positive impression in front of multiple college coaches, evaluators and on national television in one of his first major NIBC events. Ndiaye has also done an excellent job fitting right in with the coaching staff and teammates at LuHi as he’s willing to do what’s asked of him both on and off the court. He currently holds interest from the likes of Pitt, Rider, Iona, UCF, etc. but it’s safe to say that his list will continue to grow as he gains more exposure throughout the season. Keep an eye on Ndiaye not just as a legitimate D1 prospect, but as someone with draft potential down the road.

Kevin Patton

6’6” Wing | Rancho Christian HS (CA)

C-RAM: 31.2 (Gold Badge - #1 overall in event)

While Rancho Christian only played one game over the weekend, Kevin Patton made a statement by putting up 16 points, 9 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 4 steals on 8-12 shooting in a dominant victory over Chaparral, earning him Gold Badge honors as the top C-RAM score in the event. At 6’6”+ with bounce around the basket, fluid body mechanics and budding perimeter skills, Patton is loaded with upside and well equipped to play at the next level. Offensively, Patton thrives as an above the rim finisher in transition, lob target on back door cuts and by cleaning up the glass as an offensive rebounder. Defensively, Patton has the foot speed and size to cover multiple positions and shines when functioning as a weak-side rim protector. Taking his time with the process, Patton’s recruitment remains open as he will be strategic about his next move.

Rancho Christian senior wing Kevin Patton. Credit: The Basketball Hall of Fame

Montraivis White

5’11” Guard | Gray Collegiate Academy (SC)

C-RAM: 8.3 (Bronze Badge)

Despite standing at sub-6’0”, Montraivis White is a talented scorer who does not back down from any opponent. Registering 28 points in a win against St. Mary’s (AZ) in the nightcap of Day 1, the senior guard came back the next morning with 21 vs. Milton (GA) in the opener of Day 2. White has a smooth shooting stroke, and shot 46% from three on 13 attempts over the course of the weekend. He also has a tight handle and a knack for pushing the tempo for his team, creating early offense scoring chances. Currently holding an offer from Presbyterian College, White should generate further D1 attention as the season progresses.

2023, 2024 and 2025 Prospects on the Rise

Plenty of prospects drew our attention while showing out against national competition over the course of the weekend. Here, we’ll highlight the 10 we found to be most intriguing, by class, listed alphabetically.

Class of 2023

Jamie Kaiser

6’6” Wing | IMG Academy (FL) *Maryland commit

C-RAM: 7.3 (Bronze Badge)

One of the most productive prospects in attendance, Jamie Kaiser helped IMG to a 2-0 road trip with averages of 13.5 points and 9.0 rebounds over the weekend. The senior wing has a sturdy build with a strong base. As a secondary creator, he showed phenomenal off-ball movement and utilized his strength to score in the paint as well as grab boards. While he is not an especially shifty athlete, Kaiser possesses craftiness as a finisher and can score from deep as a spot-up and movement shooter coming off screen actions and finding gaps. The senior should make a multi-year impact at Maryland next season and beyond.

Cody Williams

6’8” Guard | Perry HS (AZ) *Colorado commit

C-RAM: 10.7 (Gold Badge - #10 overall in event)

In a tournament full of top prospects in each of their respective classes, Cody Williams further established why he’s considered a five-star prospect by national pundits. At 6’8”, Williams passes the eye test from a physical and athletic standpoint as he’s an extremely nimble athlete with excellent reaction instincts, open court speed, rare quickness and notable explosiveness. While he’s always possessed a versatile skill-set, Williams seems to have taken another leap this year in terms of his confidence, assertiveness and poise. He showcased the total package as a floor stretcher, slasher, efficient decision maker, finisher and smart defender in two dominant wins over Cardinal Hayes (NY) and San Ysidro (CA). Williams headlines a strong 2023 recruiting class for Colorado which also includes Assane Diop and Courtney Anderson.

Colorado commit Cody Williams. Credit: The Basketball Hall of Fame

Class of 2024

VJ Edgecombe

6’4” Guard | Long Island Lutheran (NY)

C-RAM: 8.6 (Silver Badge)

Entering Hoophall West as one of the leading scorers in the NIBC, VJ Edgecombe continued his hot start with a productive two-game average state line of 16.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game in the desert. Fairly new on the national scene, Edgecombe was sure to make the most of his opportunities and greatly impacted the game on both ends due to his relentless motor. As a scorer, Edgecombe did most of his damage inside the arc by converting tough looks at the rim and getting to the foul line where he was 10-11 on total free throw attempts. Edgecombe constantly helped set the tone for LuHi and showed his value as a secondary creator, facilitator and overall disruptor as LuHi went 1-1 on the weekend. Look for his name to start jumping up the rankings if he sustains this pace.

LuHi junior guard VJ Edgecombe. Credit: The Basketball Hall of Fame

Eric Freeny

6’4” Guard | Corona Centennial HS (CA)

C-RAM: 6.7

Eric Freeny was an integral part of a formidable starting lineup that had all members register double figures, fending off Nevada powerhouse Bishop Gorman. The junior guard has a nice size and build, and finished with a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds. Although he did not shoot an efficient percentage from the field, his 10 offensive rebounds generated a ton of scoring opportunities for the team. A multi-level scoring threat, Freeny thrives as a slasher and downhill driver, leveraging his strength and size to finish at the rim, reminiscent of former Centennial guard Donovan Dent. Programs all over the WCC and Mountain West are in pursuit of Freeny and visits are in the works.

Ian Jackson

6’5” Guard | Cardinal Hayes HS (NY)

C-RAM: 8.1 (Bronze Badge)

Although Cardinal Hayes finished 0-2 on the weekend, Ian Jackson came to play and absolutely lit it up, scoring 23 points per game on 47% (8-17) from deep. At 6’5” with a combination of power and quickness, Jackson possesses ideal tools at the guard spot to thrive at the next level. Jackson excels as the number-one option for Cardinal Hayes as he’s comfortable scoring from all over the court and initiates the majority of their offense. And with his alpha-like approach, Jackson has the unique ability to make his presence felt anytime he steps on the court. Still keeping his options open between college and pro, Jackson is rightfully one of the most coveted recruits in his class as he projects to be an instant impact contributor at the high major level.

Five-star Cardinal Hayes guard Ian Jackson. Credit: The Basketball Hall of Fame

Khani Rooths

6’7” Forward | IMG Academy (FL)

C-RAM: 5.7

On a team loaded with pro prospects at IMG, Khani Rooths may have the highest long-term upside of them all. A lanky 6’7” forward with physical tools and elite athleticism, the DMV product had multiple defensive highlights throughout the weekend, often coming to the rescue as a weak side help defender. With a special leaping ability combined with long arms, Rooths soars for blocks, and registered eight in total over two games. While the box score may not be truly indicative of Rooths’ impact, he is an excellent slasher and epitomizes the two-way potential of a hybrid forward that makes NBA teams salivate. With his positional size and length, the junior can forward and switch up and down lineups, defensively. Continuing to develop as a perimeter shooter will be a swing skill moving forward, increasing the versatility of his overall offensive repertoire.

Bryson Tucker

6’7” Wing | IMG Academy (FL)

C-RAM: 7.6 (Bronze Badge)

A steady player who epitomizes a calm demeanor and mature approach to the game, Bryson Tucker has natural scoring instincts, evidenced by his 24-point performance against LuHi and 16-point showing vs. AZ Compass Prep a day later. The five-star prospect has an advanced scoring package and mix of one-on-one dribble moves. Never rattled by missed shots, his footwork on pull-up jumpers is textbook as he routinely gets to his spots with ease and maintains consistency in his shooting process. Further, Tucker’s perimeter shot looks promising, and he knocked down 6 of 9 three-pointers at Hoophall. The 6’7” junior parlayed a productive weekend with a USC offer after the event and will have a plethora of post-high school options to choose from. Look for him to potentially be a one-and-done NBA prospect down the line.

Five-star IMG wing Bryson Tucker. Credit: The Basketball Hall of Fame

Class of 2025

Josh Dixon

6’0” Guard | Milton HS (GA)

C-RAM: 8.8 (Silver Badge)

Few players boosted their national stock more than Milton guard Josh Dixon over the weekend at Hoophall West as he was the center of attention during both of Milton’s victories. Listed at 6’0” and 155 pounds, Dixon punches well above his weight and constantly makes his impact felt on both ends of the floor as a dynamic scorer and pesky defender. A quick-twitch and shifty athlete, Dixon was nearly impossible to contain as a creator in this setting and routinely broke down defenses to generate looks for himself and others on his way to a productive weekend average of 20.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Currently unranked, expect Dixon to continue rising up the boards and picking up more college interest as he goes about his business in Georgia.

Milton sophomore sensation Josh Dixon. Credit: The Basketball Hall of Fame

Nikolas Khamenia

6’7” Forward | Harvard-Westlake School (CA)

C-RAM: 8.7 (Silver Badge)

One of the younger players in the event with a late-2006 birthday, Nikolas Khamenia is someone we’ve excitedly tracked closely this past year. In H-W’s lone game, the all-around prospect put up 10 points (4-6 FG), nine rebounds, and two assists in 20 minutes of play. He showcased a Swiss Army knife style of play, being able to grab-and-go from the backcourt, spot-up from distance, slash to the basket, and make plays for others. Further, Khamenia has an incredible feel for the game and strong BBIQ, while showing a high level of effort and tenacity on both ends of the floor and vocal leadership whether he’s on the bench or on the court. The sophomore already holds Power Five offers from the likes of Nebraska and Stanford and is positioned to have more programs enter the picture sooner rather than later.

Koa Peat

6’8” Forward | Perry HS (AZ)

C-RAM: 11.0 (Gold Badge - #9 overall in event)

There’s not too much to say regarding Koa Peat other than he was an absolute monster on both ends of the ball throughout the weekend. After a dominant 21-point, 14-rebound, 4-assist, 5-block performance against Cardinal Hayes where he made Ian Jackson work on one end while controlling the paint on the other, Peat followed that up 24 hours later with a 16-point, 15-rebound, 6-assist stat line against San Ysidro. Mind-blowingly still just a sophomore, Peat is already a borderline unstoppable high school prospect as he can punish smaller defenders inside, take slower defenders off the dribble, is improving as a stretch option and can finish through contact with his strong frame. Defensively, Peat embraces competition and seeks out the other team's best player regardless of position, making each possession a grind for his man to score. Overall, in a talented 2025 class, Peat further solidified why he’s considered one of the very best.

Five-star Perry forward Koa Peat. Credit: The Basketball Hall of Fame

Honorable Mentions

The following prospects had some noteworthy moments, as well. Find out what specifically caught our eye with each via the "Bottom Line."

Class of 2023

6’6” Guard | Rancho Christian HS (CA) *California commit

C-RAM: 9.4 (Silver Badge)

Bottom Line: Big guard with a versatile skill set that includes passing chops, shooting, and slashing

6’7” Wing | Arizona Compass Prep (AZ) *Oregon commit

C-RAM: 7.8 (Bronze Badge)

Bottom Line: Dynamic wing who is starting to come into his own as a creator and consistent scorer to pair with his switchability on defense

6’7” Wing | Harvard-Westlake HS (CA) *Notre Dame commit

C-RAM: 7.1 (Bronze Badge)

Bottom Line: Wing with positional size; range and a quick release on his jumper and a tough competitive streak on defense

6’4” Guard | Notre Dame HS (CA) *Duke commit

C-RAM: 8.1 (Bronze Badge)

Bottom Line: Strong two-way guard who can dictate pace, finish at the rim and is developing as a multi-level shooter

6’9” Big | IMG Academy (FL) *Boston College commit

C-RAM: 6.6

Bottom Line: Lunch pail big who excels within his role as a finisher, rebounder, defender, and screen setter

6’8” Forward | Duncanville HS (TX) *Texas commit

C-RAM: 9.7 (Silver Badge)

Bottom Line: Hybrid forward and a versatile defender with a high motor who makes winning plays on both ends

6'4" Guard | Duncanville HS (TX) *Arizona commit

C-RAM: 7.9 (Bronze Badge)

Bottom Line: Power guard who makes his presence felt on both ends of the floor

6'6" Wing | Simeon Career Academy (IL) *Toledo commit

C-RAM: 9.6 (Silver Badge)

Bottom Line: Brings size on the wing with his functional frame and impacts winning with his team-first mentality

6’4” Guard | Coronado HS (NV) *UCLA commit

C-RAM: 6.9

Bottom Line: Tough guard who brings energy and self creation — can put up points in a hurry

6’6” Wing | Brophy Prep (AZ) *Northern Arizona commit

C-RAM: 8.0 (Bronze Badge)

Bottom Line: Swiss Army knife forward who projects to have a productive career at NAU and beyond

Northern Arizona commit Arman Madi. Credit: The Basketball Hall of Fame

6’6” Forward | Corona Centennial HS (CA) *LMU commit

C-RAM: 9.7 (Silver Badge)

Bottom Line: Scrappy, smart, poised undersized forward who does the dirty work and lives on the boards

6’3” Guard | Corona Centennial HS (CA) *Duke commit

C-RAM: 8.1 (Bronze Badge)

Bottom Line: Productive guard who has a multifaceted impact and fundamentally sound game every time he’s on the court

6’7” Forward | Wasatch Academy (UT) *South Carolina commit

C-RAM: 8.0 (Bronze Badge)

Bottom Line: Low block operator with a steady mid-range jumper

Jayden Reid

5’11” Guard | Long Island Lutheran (NY)

C-RAM: 7.6 (Bronze Badge)

Bottom Line: Fluid lead guard with shifty handles, passing prowess, and perimeter shooting

6’6” Wing | Notre Dame HS (CA) *Gonzaga commit

C-RAM: 11.7 (Gold Badge - #5 overall in event)

Bottom Line: Flamethrower scoring machine who can get hot in a hurry from all spots on the floor as well as operate as a secondary handler/playmaker

6’7” Forward | San Ysidro HS (CA) *Memphis commit

C-RAM: 9.3 (Silver Badge)

Bottom Line: Versatile, fluid hybrid forward who can act as a secondary creator, slasher and finisher

6’2” Guard | San Ysidro HS (CA) *Memphis commit

C-RAM: 8.6 (Silver Badge)

Bottom Line: Sturdy guard who continues to show flashes of his all-around offensive game

Class of 2024

Amier Ali | 6’8” Forward | IMG Academy (FL)

C-RAM: 8.3 (Bronze Badge)

Bottom Line: Intriguing lengthy forward displaying passing ability and perimeter shooting

6’6” Forward | AZ Compass Prep (AZ)

C-RAM: 7.2 (Bronze Badge)

Bottom Line: Well-built forward loaded with physical tools, insane measurables, athleticism, and two-way upside

6’7” Forward | AZ Compass Prep (AZ)

C-RAM: 9.1 (Silver Badge)

Bottom Line: Ferocious power forward who finishes strong above the rim, rebounds and plays with intensity

6’4” Guard | Bishop Gorman HS (NV)

C-RAM: 9.0 (Silver Badge)

Bottom Line: Fundamentally sound connector with a knack for scoring and making plays in transition

6’9” Big | Long Island Lutheran (NY)

C-RAM: 7.2 (Bronze Badge)

Bottom Line: Burly frontcourt player who rebounds and finishes strong in the paint

LuHi junior big man Godswill Erheriene. Credit: The Basketball Hall of Fame

6’5” Guard | Harvard-Westlake School (CA) *Harvard commit

C-RAM: 11.0 (Gold Badge - #8 overall in event)

Bottom Line: All-around guard with underrated athleticism and BBIQ

6’3” Guard | Wasatch Academy (UT)

C-RAM: 6.8

Bottom Line: Smooth guard with excellent positional size, instincts and shot mechanics

6’4” Guard | Harvard-Westlake School (CA)

C-RAM: 9.4 (Silver Badge)

Bottom Line: Knockdown shooter who continues to round out his overall game as a creator, finisher and facilitator

Styles Phipps

6’1” Guard | St. Mary’s (AZ)

C-RAM: 8.7 (Silver Badge)

Bottom Line: High-usage, fearless lead guard who runs the show for his team

5’11” Guard | Perry HS (AZ)

C-RAM: 13.1 (Gold Badge - #3 overall in event)

Bottom Line: Long range sniper who made 9 of 12 three pointers in two games, here

Class of 2025

6’3” Guard | Duncanville HS (TX)

C-RAM: 11.1 (Gold Badge - #7 overall in event)

Bottom Line: Two-way guard with a smooth and quick release on his catch-and-shoot jumper

6’8” Forward | Bishop Gorman HS (NV)

C-RAM: 4.1

Bottom Line: Supremely athletic forward with a budding offensive skillset and game-changing defensive upside

Class of 2026

6’6” Guard | Millennium HS (AZ)

C-RAM: 2.1

Bottom Line: Hampered with foul trouble in this particular event, but exudes elite two-way playmaking potential with a pro-level frame

Millennium freshman guard Cam Holmes. Credit: The Basketball Hall of Fame

6’5” Forward | Bishop Gorman HS (NV)

C-RAM: 4.9

Bottom Line: High-upside forward who is still scratching the surface with a mix of physical tools and bounce


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