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Event Recap: Hoophall West

In the latest edition of ‘P.I. Pulse’, we spotlight two dozen prospects who turned heads while participating in last week’s Hoophall West event in Arizona:

The Hoophall Classic is an elite basketball event series, held at various locations around the country. This year, Hoophall West took place at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, with the final session capping off the week at Footprint Center, home of the Phoenix Suns.

After consuming 20 games over a four-day span on the ground in Phoenix, Pro Insight’s Eric Rubenstein highlighted a group of unsigned senior standouts as well as eye-catchers from the 2023 through 2025 classes.

Let’s start with the seniors.

Unsigned Senior Standouts

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

Anthony Black | Duncanville (TX) | Guard

Event Stats (1 GP): 10 PTS, 4 AST, 3 REB, 3 STL on 3-12 FG, 0-2 3PT, 4-5 FT in 28 MIN

Black didn’t have his most efficient outing as a finisher or shooter, but the five-star senior showed some intriguing flashes of open floor playmaking and team defense. He has great quickness with a head of steam and terrific body control on the attack. Black also does a really nice job of blending scoring and playmaking as he is regularly able to generate high percentage looks for either himself or his teammates. It may have been an off-night for Black, but some of the tools and upside that he showed were still encouraging.

Adrame Diongue | Arizona Compass Prep (AZ) | Center

Event Stats (3 GP): 7.3 PPG, 2 RPG, 1 APG, 2.7 BPG, 1 SPG on 71% FG, 2-9 FT in 16 MPG

The numbers aren’t flashy, but Diongue is easily one of the nation’s most improved players over the last year. He has a terrific understanding of who he is as a player and he fills his role as a rim-runner, lob threat, and rim protector to perfection while playing with an infectious energy.

AZ Compass big man Adrame Diongue. Credit: @andre.waymond (IG)

Matus Hronsky | Wasatch Academy (UT) | Wing

Event Stats (2 GP): 13.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1 BPG on 59% FG, 58% 3PT (3.5 3PM/G) in 30.5 MPG

It was a highly-efficient and productive weekend for Hronsky, who plays a simple game but knows exactly who he is as a player and doesn’t stray from it. He’s a dead-eye three-point shooter who consistently sprints the floor to get his feet set. When run off the line, he flashes a soft touch on floaters and runners. Hronsky is a very fundamentally sound player who looks the part of a definite contributor at the D1 level.

Jair Knight | St. Edward (OH) | Guard

Event Stats (2 GP): 16 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 2 BPG, 1 SPG on 56% FG, 33% 3PT (1 3PM/G), 2-2 FT in 29.5 MPG

Knight is a hard-nosed, slashing shooting guard and a powerful athlete with a terrific build and high motor. He is fearless while attacking the rim as a driver and a cutter. Knight is also a capable outside shooter who showed some big-time defensive playmaking ability here in AZ. He regularly challenged shots at the rim and broke up plays in passing lanes. It was an impressive string of two-way performances for Knight, who should see his recruitment pick up, over time.

Garrison Phelps | St. Mary’s (AZ) | Wing

Event Stats (2 GP): 25 PPG, 7.5 RPG, 1.5 SPG on 45% FG, 46% 3PT (3 3PM/G), 94% FT (8.5 FTA/G) in 30 MPG

Phelps efficiently scored at multiple levels throughout the weekend as he was equal parts a threat to attack the rim with aggression or knock down spot-up threes. He thrives in the open floor where his athletic ability is on full display as he comfortably plays above the rim. He also got himself to the line at a high rate (17 FTAs over 2 games) while knocking in all but one of his attempts. Phelps is a good west coast name who should become a priority these next few months.

Jordan Pope | Prolific Prep (CA) | Guard

Event Stats (1 GP): 14 PTS, 4 AST, 1 REB, 1 STL, 1 BLK on 4-10 FG, 2-7 3PT, 4-4 FT in 32 MIN

In the absence of Dior Johnson, Pope rose to the occasion and saw the floor for the entire 32 minutes in Prolific’s victory over Legacy Early. He has really improved his outside shot over the last several months while also displaying a bit more juice off the bounce. We really like the Pope’s current trajectory as a prospect.

Darrion Williams | Bishop Gorman (NV) | Wing

Event Stats (1 GP): 20 PTS, 13 REB, 4 AST, 2 STL on 9-17 FG, 1-5 3PT, 1-2 FT in 24 MIN

The Swiss Army knife combo forward took MVP honors in Gorman’s win over St. Mary’s, flashing a well-rounded skill set. Williams is comfortable pushing the break himself off the glass and initiating offense. He’s an unselfish facilitator and efficient straight-line driver with a comfortable rhythm pull-up game. On defense, he has strong instincts as a team defender and some versatility as an on-ball defender while also showing a nose for the ball on the glass. Good overall showing for Williams, who remains unsigned.

Bishop Gorman wing Darrion Williams. Credit: Hoophall West

2023, 2024 and 2025 Prospects on the Rise

Plenty of younger prospects brought their A-Game against national competition over the course of this weekend. Here, we’ll highlight some of the underclassmen who caught our eyes and are clearly on the rise.

Class of 2023

Kylan Boswell | Arizona Compass Prep (AZ) | Guard

Event Stats (3 GP): 11.7 PPG, 4 RPG (1.7 O), 3.3 APG (10:1 A:TO) on 58% FG, 30% 3PT, 100% FT in 21.3 MPG

It was another productive weekend for Boswell, who’s tremendously disruptive as an on-ball defender and a meticulous playmaker on offense. He posted an astounding 10:1 assist-to-turnover ratio in three games at Hoophall. Boswell is extremely savvy off the dribble and never seems to get sped up. He didn’t shoot it as well as he’s capable from beyond the arc, but there’s a ton to like about Boswell’s game. The numbers don’t always tell the whole story of just how impactful he is on both sides of the ball.

Coen Carr | Legacy Early College (SC) | Forward

Event Stats (2 GP): 16 PPG, 4.5 RPG (2.5 O), 1 APG, 1.5 BPG on 59% FG, 2-4 3PT, 71% FT (7 FTA/G) in 23.5 MPG

The long and athletic lefty really stood out with his terrific motor and sense of urgency in Legacy Early’s two games. Carr is a plus-athlete who regularly gets out in transition to convert high percentage looks. He slashes to the rim with aggression and also shows some flashes of being able to stretch the floor beyond the three-point line. His defensive versatility is particularly intriguing, too, as he can guard multiple positions effectively and he regularly breaks up plays as a help defender. Carr stands out as a multiple effort player.

Marquis “Mookie” Cook | Arizona Compass Prep (AZ) | Wing

Event Stats (3 GP): 12.3 PPG, 1.7 APG, 1.3 RPG, 1 SPG on 82% FG, 63% 3PT (1.7 3PM/G), 4-5 FT in 20.3 MPG

Cook has made terrific strides as an outside shooter over the last month. He’s more confident than ever letting it fly from deep and converting shots at an efficient clip. His infectious energy and willingness to play to his strengths are also admirable as he makes a terrific impact as both a cutter and versatile defender. Loads of long-term potential, here.

Aric Demings | Duncanville (TX) | Guard

Event Stats (1 GP): 23 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL on 9-14 FG, 5-8 3PT in 27 MIN

In a game overloaded with five-stars and Power-5 recruits, Demings’ shot-making and creativity off the dribble opened plenty of eyes and his buzzer-beating 3 was just the icing on the cake. Aside from his offensive skill set, Demings also made his presence felt with his on-ball pressure and toughness. There’s a lot to like about his game and his recruitment is bound to pick up.

Duncanville guard Aric Demings. Credit: Hoophall West

Ron Holland Jr. | Duncanville (TX) | Wing

Event Stats (1 GP): 14 PTS, 8 REB (2 O), 3 AST on 6-14 FG, 1-4 3PT, 1-2 FT in 27 MIN

Holland’s quick first step and long-strides as a slasher really stood out as he was able to get to the rim at will when attacking closeouts. He’s a plus-athlete with great body control and comfort extending at the rim to finish through contact and length. Holland is loaded with potential as a versatile and switchable defensive piece, as well.

Jacob Huggins | Harvard-Westlake (CA) | Forward

Event Stats (1 GP): 16 PTS, 15 REB (7 O), 2 AST, 4 BLK on 6-9 FG, 1-1 3PT, 3-4 FT in 30 MIN

There aren’t many guys who play with more energy than Huggins as he showed an elite motor and consistently gave multiple efforts throughout H-W’s single game at Hoophall. He presents himself well as a rim-runner and cutter with great hands to reel in passes. Huggins is a complete monster on the glass on both ends who makes an admirable effort to high-point rebounds in traffic and out of his area. He also showed some flashes of passing and spot-up shooting while imposing his will as a rim protector in the paint. There’s a lot to like about Huggins’ game – a guy who thrives in his role and gives it his all every time down the floor.

Bronny James | Sierra Canyon (CA) | Guard

Event Stats (1 GP): 11 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST, 3 STL, 2 BLK on 5-12 FG, 1-6 3PT in 28 MIN

Even when he’s not scoring the ball, Bronny impacts winning with his instincts and feel for the game on both ends of the floor. He’s really coming into his own as a two-way player who can efficiently manage the game, knock down jumpers from deep, and disrupt on the defensive end. We were encouraged by his play in Phoenix and Bronny is clearly on the right trajectory as a player.

Jared McCain | Corona Centennial (CA) | Guard

Event Stats (1 GP): 19 PTS, 7 REB (2 O), 2 AST, 1 STL on 7-13 FG, 2-4 3PT, 3-3 FT in 27 MIN

What McCain may lack in elite athleticism, he more than makes up for with his skill and savvy off the dribble. He does a terrific job of changing speeds and has great body control. H has NBA range as a jump shooter with comfort hitting shots on the move, off the catch, and off the bounce. He can really stop on a dime to pull-up, as well. His impact is not limited to the offensive end as he is a strong defender, as well. Bottom line: McCain just plays a smooth and highly translatable game.

Cody Williams | Perry (AZ) | Guard

Event Stats (2 GP): 20 PPG, 7 RPG (3.5 O), 1.5 APG, 3.5 SPG, 1.5 BPG on 49% FG, 42% 3PT (2.5 3PM/G), 3-5 FT in 31.5 MPG

Williams was arguably one of the biggest stock-risers of the weekend as the long and rangy lead guard stood out with his versatile skill set and ability to play just about anywhere on the floor. The junior is equally comfortable playing with or without the ball in his hands and contributing in a variety of ways. When his shot is falling from deep, he is especially difficult to contain. He’s a defensive difference-maker who leverages his length well on both ends of the floor. He locked up and bothered several highly-rated players across several positions between Perry’s two games at the event. Williams just checks a lot of boxes and is due for a major rise in his recruitment.

Devin Williams | Corona Centennial (CA) | Big

Event Stats (1 GP): 10 PTS, 11 REB (3 O), 1 BLK, 1 STL on 5-6 FG in 24 MIN

Apparently it was a good weekend for anyone with the last name Williams…the fluid live-body big man added tons of value as a rim-runner, finisher, rebounder and help defender as the Huskies’ interior anchor. He really sticks to his strengths and plays within himself while also showing some touch from the mid-range. Our group has long been a fan and Williams remains an intriguing long-term prospect.

Corona Centennial big man Devin Williams. Credit: Hoophall West

Class of 2024

Kyle Greene, Jr. | Pace Academy (GA) | Guard

Event Stats (2 GP): 12 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 2.5 APG, 5 SPG on 56% FG, 1-3 3PT, 3-4 FT in 27 MPG

The slashing lead guard put together one of the more impressive performances of the event as he showcased quick hands and exceptional defensive instincts en route to nine (!) steals vs. Lake Oswego. Greene converts defense to offense, while blending scoring and playmaking well from the PG position. The next stage in his development will be to improve his range shooting and ball-security, but Greene has a lot of tools to work with as a long-term prospect.

John Paul Mobley, Jr. | Bishop Gorman (NV) | Guard

Event Stats (1 GP): 15 PTS, 5 AST, 1 REB, 1 STL on 5-10 FG, 3-5 3PT, 2-2 FT in 24 MIN

Mobley has a feathery touch from inside the paint to well out beyond the three-point line. He is a tight handler with good quickness and body control off the bounce to go with deep range as a jump shooter. “Juni” very much looks the part of a modern back-court piece and makes up half of an extremely talented interchangeable Gorman backcourt.

Trent Perry | Harvard-Westlake (CA) | Guard

Event Stats (1 GP): 13 PTS, 3 REB, 3 STL on 5-10 FG, 2-5 3PT, 1-2 FT in 19 MIN

Perry’s game isn’t flashy or explosive, but he’s balanced on the attack with good body control. He’s poised, very unselfish as a facilitator, shoots a good ball from beyond the arc, and is a sound on-ball defender. The best is yet to come for this impressive sophomore.

Jase Richardson | Bishop Gorman (NV) | Guard

Event Stats (1 GP): 16 PTS, 6 AST, 6 REB, 2 STL on 6-8 FG, 1-2 3PT, 3-5 FT in 25 MIN

Richardson plays with a poise and awareness beyond his years. He processes the game really well off the dribble and is a dynamic passer on the move who sees the weak side well. He’s able to maintain terrific balance in order to adjust and finish in a crowd. The next step in his development will be to improve his off-hand, but he flashed a great baseline of skill and feel in this viewing.

AJ Swinton | DeMatha Catholic (MD) | Wing

Event Stats (2 GP): 4.5 PPG, 6 RPG, 1 APG, 2 BPG, 1 SPG on 40% FG, 0-3 3PT, 1-2 FT in 26 MPG

Offensively, Swinton is primarily an opportunistic scorer at this stage who presents himself well as a cutter and spot-up threat. His greatest impact is felt on the defensive end where he is a disruptive help defender and rim-protecting presence who leverages his length (7’1” wingspan) and athleticism well to generate events. He projects as a multi-positional defender, too, who is capable of sliding his feet to contain penetration. He makes a strong effort on the glass and consistently hustles for 50-50 balls. Swinton seems to have a really strong feel for how he can contribute to winning right now as he has a unique blend of physical tools and instincts, which bodes well for his long-term potential.

Class of 2025

Koa Peat | Perry (AZ) | Forward

Event Stats (2 GP): 13.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG (3 O), 3 APG, 1 SPG on 42% FG, 0-4 3PT, 85% FT (6.5 FTA/G) in 26 MPG

Peat certainly doesn’t look the part of your average high school freshman, but what’s arguably just as impressive is the IQ he displays at such a young age. The 14-year-old really plays within himself as part of a well-coached team. He’s a powerful athlete who attacks the rim and cuts with a purpose. Any time he got a foot in the paint, he was virtually a lock to either finish or draw a foul. Peat lived at the line on Saturday night, drawing nearly double-digit foul calls on Sierra Canyon’s front line. He also shows some comfort as a facilitator, which could make him unstoppable if he continues to blossom in this department. He has lockdown defensive upside with the ability to comfortably guard basically everywhere on the floor and break up plays from the help. Peat is just a unique talent with an eye-opening mix of physical tools and feel for someone his age. It’s scary to think what he could be by the time he’s 18, much less in his prime 12 years from now.

Perry forward Koa Peat. Credit: Hoophall West

Bryson Tiller | Pace Academy (GA) | Wing

Event Stats (2 GP): 14 PPG, 3.5 RPG (1.5 O) on 63% FG, 0-3 3PT, 4-5 FT in 24 MPG

Tiller is another physically gifted freshman who impressed with his production and efficiency this weekend. He’s fluid and on-balance as a straight-line driver with some flashes of quick-twitch ability off the dribble, as well. Tiller finishes well through contact at the rim as both a slasher and a cutter while also displaying soft touch from the mid-range. After multiple up-close looks in Phoenix, it’s hard to imagine a nationwide list of high school freshmen much better than Bryson Tiller.


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