2022 PT40 Stock-Boosters
Updated: Dec 16, 2022
In the latest edition of ‘P.I. Pulse’, Pro Insight’s Matt McKay highlights a group of prospects from the sixth-annual Prime Time Top 40 Showcase (PT40) in Portland, Oregon:
After being forced into a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID, the PT40 was back and better than ever in fall 2021, a day that was chronicled by our staff here and here. In 2022, event founder Reggie Walker found ways to raise the bar even higher, further cementing PT40 as the number-one platform for basketball prospects in the Northwest.
In case you missed it, Pro Insight’s Michael Visenberg wrote an event recap and measurements analysis, comprehensively covering November 5th’s showcase. Below, we’ll spend some time analyzing a dozen of the 2022 PT40’s biggest ‘stock-boosters,’ while touching on an additional 10 players who caught our eye earlier this month at Portland Community College. We've also included C-RAM scores for many prospects, courtesy of our stats partner Cerebro Sports (if you haven't already, create your free account today, or for 10% off a paid Cerebro subscription, use code PROINSIGHT22).
Eastside Catholic HS (WA) | 6’10” Big | 2026 | 14.9 years old
Recruitment: Seattle U (Interest)
Aklog sure didn’t play like one of the youngest players in attendance. Despite being 3-4 years younger than a majority of the competition, the Eastside Catholic freshman rose to the occasion and made his presence felt in each of his three games, seemingly getting better as the day progressed. The 6’10” big man measured the longest wingspan in attendance (7’4”) which is tough to ignore from a physical tools standpoint. He reportedly grew approximately five inches during COVID and he put his size to good use on both ends, both as a play finisher on offense and as a shot-eraser on the defensive end. Where Aklog really provides intrigue is in his ability to stretch the floor, which he flashed via his pick-and-pop, trail three and spot-up shooting. It won’t be long before his offer and interest list begins to grow substantially.
Mountainside HS (OR) | 6’4” Wing | 2025 | 17.2
Recruitment: Portland, Seattle U (Offers); Oregon, Boise State, Pepperdine, Portland State (Interest)
Rarely does Boe get mentioned as a candidate for the top prospect in Oregon’s 2025 class, though he’s slowly but surely earning his way into the conversation. Nothing particularly jumps off the page when evaluating him, but there are very few deficiencies in his game. Boe consistently brings positional size, versatility, IQ, and shooting touch and best of all — he operates with an unassuming, been-there-before demeanor and always seems to be in the right place at the right time. An efficient, low-mistake player who’s always on balance and contributes to winning, this sophomore should experience an uptick in his recruitment if he maintains his current steady upward trajectory.
Annie Wright HS (WA) | 6’4.5” Guard | 2024 | 16.4
Recruitment: Portland (Offer); Eastern Washington, Pepperdine, Cal State Bakersfield, Boise State, Portland State, Montana, Utah State, Seattle U (Interest)
C-RAM: 7.2 (Bronze Badge - #6 overall in event)
Portland Generals alum Hunter Carter stood out in this setting thanks to terrific physical tools: backcourt size and all-around athleticism to be more specific. Beyond the natural traits, he is quick to flip the switch with his motor/activity level on both ends and is making impressive strides as a self-creator. His range shooting prowess (which includes a very quick release) is coming along, which in turn makes his straight line driving ability all that more effective. There is still plenty to clean up as he’s young for his class and still developing, but the foundation is enticing for the junior combo guard. Expect quite a bit of stat sheet stuffing this season from the Annie Wright product.
Camas HS (WA) | 6’0” Guard | 2025 | 17.1
Recruitment: Seattle U, Idaho State, Idaho, Portland State, Pepperdine, Seattle Pacific (Interest)
After a ho-hum showing in his first PT40 appearance in 2021, Beckett Currie wasted no time in showing anyone in attendance that he has been putting in work over the past year. Glimpses were provided during his freshman year at Camas as well as this past spring/summer with Seattle Rotary on the EYBL circuit, but it all came together earlier this month at PCC for Currie. The sophomore PG is an elite handler who gets to his spots, creates space, finishes with creativity and touch, and is simply someone who has the ability to make defenders pay from 25 feet and in. His confidence as a shooter is palpable and as everyone walked out of the gym at the conclusion of the event, Currie left no doubt as to which backcourt prospect “won the day,” making our “Stock-Riser” superlative an easy one to assign.
North Central HS (WA) | 6’10” Forward | 2024 | 16.9
Recruitment: Pepperdine, Idaho, Eastern Washington, Youngstown (Interest)