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Event Recap: Sports Academy National Cup - Grand Finale

Updated: Apr 16

In the latest edition of ‘P.I. Pulse’, Pro Insight’s Michael Visenberg highlights prospects who stood out at Sports Academy National Cup after spending the March 23-24 weekend in Thousand Oaks, California for the Grand Finale:

The second-annual Sports Academy National Cup came to a close with the 2024 Grand Finale, an event boasting a collection of many of the top teams that showed well across the first three Sessions. The first Session took place at Tarkanian Basketball Center in Las Vegas, NV January 6-7, Session 2 at Impact Athletic Center in Albany, NY January 27-28, and Session 3 at Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, CA February 3-4.

The 2024 version once again featured teams from the West, East, and South, with the goal of having the best be decided by the end of the weekend. Saturday included pool play, which decided where teams would ultimately be ranked in Sunday's playoff rounds. The Grand Finale featured 12 2028 teams, 14 2029 teams, and seven 2030 teams.

The 2028 semifinals saw Team Durant (MD) top Sports Academy Swish (CA) 54-42, while there was a thrilling OT victory in the other game which resulted in an Oakland Soldiers Blue (CA) 74-72 win. This led to a final where Team Durant held off a last-minute comeback from Oakland Soldiers Blue to claim the 2028 Sports Academy National Cup title by a score of 61-58. 

In the 2029 division, there was a repeat of the Session 1 final in the semifinal, as CM Elite (NV) once again topped Desert Freeze (NV), 71-57, to claim a spot in the final. Session 3 champs SQUAD (CA) held off a run from Session 2 champs NY Lightning (NY) to win 64-59, with a chance at repeating as Sports Academy National Cup 2029 champions. Ultimately, they held off CM Elite, and SQUAD became the first repeat winners at the National Cup. 

2030 had a competitive division, which saw Paul George Elite (CA) and 360 Basketball in the final after defeating Sporty Elite (CA) and The U (CA) respectively in the quarterfinal. 360 Basketball ultimately beat Paul George Elite by a score of 72-67 to win the 2030 title. 

This recap focuses on mainly the 2028 tournament, along with some of the 2029 action that we were able to consume. Looking over the alumni from last year's event, the talent in attendance is truly impressive, evidenced by the five Sports Academy National Cup alumni who were invited to the April USA Basketball Junior National Team Final Four Minicamp: Malachi Booker, Derek “Beau” Daniels, Ryan Hampton, Babatunde Oladotun, and Darius Wabbington

There were plenty more 2027s who had major impact freshman years at the their respective high schools, plus a vast number of 2028 and 2029 returning SANC participants who have made major strides over the past year. Here is a breakdown of some top teams and more names to remember in coming years.

Team Durant

Team Durant finished third by default during Session 2 in Albany, losing to TPG Family (Canada) in the semifinals of the East Coast Session. With plenty of growth as a team and a huge focus on defense, they finished the Grand Finale as undefeated champions. They won their first game by double digits, had a close game against a talented 2028 SQUAD (CA) team, before getting another double-digit victory over Sports Academy Swish (CA). In the final, they got out to a strong start and they ended up holding off an Oakland Soldiers Blue (CA) run. The weekend also included Kelvin “Pop” Anderson and Braxton Bogard in a two-on-two run with basketball influencers and former Harlem Globetrotter players, Chris Staples and Evin Bartlett. As per usual Team Durant featured a roster full of talent — here are four names that will be must-tracks in the DMV, moving forward.

Kelvin “Pop” Anderson, Jr.

Beyond possessing a rare combination of offensive skills and strength at this level, the thing that really stands out about Anderson is how much he can contribute beyond scoring. He constantly makes plays, be it his nose for the ball as a rebounder, court vision, or his communication and awareness on defense. His pull-up game is lethal, he can really manipulate the defense as a ball handler, and he is a creative finisher. His attitude in general just exudes leadership and maturity. Upon being told he was named Grand Finale MVP, he made sure to state the importance of what his team did as a whole. Anderson has so many qualities college teams look for in a guard, so it’s no surprise that he already holds offers. Make sure to look out for him in Virginia next year, as he has the makings of a national-level prospect and was truly on his game here.

Braxton Bogard

A member of Team Durant’s 2027 team last year, Bogard has made noticeable strides in terms of his conditioning and skillset. He is now finishing comfortably above the rim, many games with a couple thunderous two-hand dunks. His rim protection ability was a huge key for Durant as well, as he displayed good timing and maintained verticality, really using his size (6’8”) to his advantage. His finishing is still a work in progress, though he was able to convert key buckets inside and was a force on the offensive glass. The Grand Finale was a major step forward for Bogard, whose size, athleticism, and burgeoning skillset provide reason for intrigue.

Jamesen Conley

With a strong base, Conley consistently establishes good positioning near the hoop and has the requisite soft touch as a finisher. He has a nice floater game, chips in on the glass on both ends and gets to the free throw line at a healthy rate. Conley also keeps his eyes up the floor, making timely transition passes, and can kick it out when he gets the ball in the high post. He’s also difficult to move on defense as well, where he holds position and challenges shots with discipline and verticality. He’s a really difficult matchup given his size, strength and ability on the perimeter.

Billy Stanfield III

In Albany, Stanfield intrigued with his size, movement and ability to stretch the floor. At the Grand Finale, he really took a star turn, with a massive game against SQUAD in the quarterfinals, where he scored from all three levels and showed his defensive versatility. One of the younger players on this team, Stanfield shows chops as a slasher and straight-line driver, able to absorb contact and get to the line. He has range out to deep, plus makes mid-range jumpers at a solid clip. He’a able to affect and block shots, too, and should be one to watch out for at Loyola Blakefield High School in Maryland.

Oakland Soldiers Blue

Missing Session 1 MVP Justin Kimbrough, they had a new addition in 2023 West Session 2 Matt Barnes Defensive Specialist winner Kingston Montague, who played a big part in them making the 2028 final. Down double-digits with only a few minutes left in the semifinals against TPG Family, they went on a scoring spree, culminating with a last-second three-pointer by Shalen Sheppard that led to a two-minute OT. Montague got to the free throw stripe 22 (!) times in the semifinal, appropriately making free throws in OT to seal the 74-72 win. Much like in the semifinal, they made a run near the end of the game, before falling to Durant. A deep team with plenty of skill and positional size, they have a squad full of prospects worthy of tracking.

Noah Kirsch Lopez

A timely cutter with good size and an outside stroke, Kirsch Lopez provided a steady hand and utility during the Oakland Soldiers Blue run. He makes the extra pass, is a big threat off the catch and is a slasher, as well. He makes live dribble passes, possesses a functional handle, and gives a lot of effort on defense. He was a crucial component to them making the championship game and getting as close as they did to Team Durant in the final.

Kingston Montague

For the longest time, Montague has been a relentless competitor, giving his all on both ends of the court. Having just joined the Soldiers from Team Bagley (AZ), Montague is a force when it comes to getting to the basket and spearheading offense. He is a tough on-ball defender, who also has a keen eye off-ball while playing the passing lanes. He was knocking down short jumpers and also showing that he could make contested pull-ups. His ability to attack closeouts with the gravity his shooting brings makes him quite dangerous. Montague was one of the best players in attendance and showed what a huge addition he is to the Soldiers fold. He projects as an immediate impact player as a freshman in the fall.

Shalen Sheppard

Our first time seeing Sheppard was the 2023 Sports Academy National Cup, where he impressed with his size, touch, passing chops and defensive acumen. He has managed to grow in height and skill, and now at 6’6” he is a legitimate long range threat who can guard either big spot while making quick decisions. His clutch 3 against TPG Family was one of the biggest shots of the tournament, and his all-around skills make him an intriguing long term prospect.

Kenneth “Tre” Simmons

Size is a huge part of this team's success, and Simmons has that along with an ability to run the break and work well as a secondary playmaker. Not afraid to mix it up in the paint, Simmons is also a long-range threat, with a good feel for finding teammates in space. He gets to the line quite often by driving through contact, plus draws charges and plays scrappy defense. He’s a really nice connective piece with his dribble-pass-shoot skillset and is physically strong enough to where the high school learning curve won’t be as steep.

2028 Standouts

Charlie Adams | SQUAD (CA)

One of the most balanced and complete scorers in this tournament, Adams has the ability to put it on the floor while also thriving as a jump shooter. Dangerous both on and off the ball, plus an effective stop-and-start athlete, Adams generates plenty of scoring opportunities in the paint and at the line. He provides some great defensive moments as well, showing good hands and timing on that end. Both of his parents were professional tennis players and one can tell how much work he has put into his game. Projects as a plug-and-play in high school and will be a name to remember for the college level, as well.

Cameron Anderson | AVAC Hawk Hoops (CA)

AVAC Hawk Hoops is yet another great team from the 2028 Division, and what Anderson does at his size with his functional handle and passing vision is a big reason why. He grabs rebounds and can push the break, while also being able to outlet pass and make nice feeds while driving. He also shows good timing as a cutter, where he can finish with touch or draw contact to get to the line. He flashes lots of nice footwork and a particular effective spin move while attacking the basket. The weekend may not have gone Hawk Hoops’ way, though they still have a number of notable players, highlighted by Anderson.

Hank Baskett IV | Sports Academy Swish (CA)

After splitting games on day one with a tough draw, Sports Academy Swish had the lone upset in the Sunday quarterfinals, beating Prodigy 53-37. The team was led by Baskett, who plays beyond his 6’2” listed height with his combination of vertical pop and balance as an athlete. He consistently earns good position and can simply rise up to finish over almost any opponent. He shows instincts as a roller and even brings some equity as a movement shooter. Defensively, he brings toughness, agility, the ability to sit down and get low, along with the strength to help him bump opponents off their line. Basket has so much to work with as a basketball player and we walked away very impressed with his long term upside.

Karter Butler | Paul George Elite Red (CA)

Missing five key players in Kardell Guttierez, Reese Morris, Kainoa Patton, Dillon Ritchie, and Evan Willis, Paul George Elite Red did indeed lose both of their first two games in Saturday’s pool play. Even with that being the case, they still were right on the cusp of winning, losing by only 1 point to BCAT and by 3 to Prodigy. A huge reason they managed to keep it so close was the Session 3 MVP, Butler, who provides a relentless motor, constantly attacking the basket and finishing with creativity. He also has a great eye for setting up teammates, along with terrific hands on defense.

Noah D’Acre | TPG Family (Canada)

Usually one of the taller players on the floor, D’Acre can score near the hoop and has a sweet stroke on his jumper. He can even hit shots off movement from deep and thrives in the mid-range, as well. He reads the floor, crashes the glass on both ends and works hard on defense. D’Acre is an efficient player, a tough competitor and already stands 6’4”. His foundation of perimeter skills should really help him get immediate playing time next season as he makes the transition to high school.

Darius Dixson | SQUAD (CA)

It’s clear to see that Darius Dixson hates to lose and he definitely plays his heart out to make positive things happen for SQUAD. He brings quickness, a strong handle, and he does a great job of breaking down the defense to find teammates. Another big aspect of his game is driving amidst traffic, finishing through contact, and getting to the line. His lefty jumper poses a threat as well, even from deep. Defensively, he gives it his all, moves his feet well and generates events on a regular basis.

Jordan Fisher | TPG Family (Canada)

Unable to make Session 2 due to injury, Fisher was a major presence for TPG, establishing himself well close to the basket, while bringing explosive leaping and power as a finisher. He has made strides since our last eval of him at the President’s Day tournament, tightening up his handle and showing a much improved stroke from the foul line. One particularly great sign is how often he was able to get “easy baskets,” beating other bigs off the bounce and running the floor hard. He still puts in major work on the glass and is not easy to get around or over on defense. It was great to see his growth and his continued development will surely be monitored close by college programs over the coming years.

Trace Lopez | Paul George Elite Red (CA)

As stated with Butler, Lopez was on a team greatly lacking its typical depth. He still managed to show off his finishing around the basket, his touch from the mid-range and his value as a rim protector. He’s getting more comfortable putting the ball on the floor and trying to create on his own, as well. There simply aren’t many big men with his blend of size, athleticism and promising range shooting touch. He will be announcing his high school choice soon and we foresee a busy recruitment down the line for Lopez.

Jordan Rivera | BCAT (FL)

Florida is a state that produces a wealth of basketball talent and BCAT has been a staple of toughness since the inception of Sports Academy National Cup. Rivera impressed in Session 1 in Las Vegas and was really on his game at the Grand Finale. He has great top-end speed, regularly blowing by defenders for good looks at the rim or creating space for pull-up jumpers. He’s also a skilled playmaker and has nice change-of-speed as a handler. He does all the things you want a smaller guard to do on defense: guarding well on-ball, using his lateral quickness to mirror, making the offense earn every dribble and shot, etc.

Mason Salazar | Prodigy (CA)

The tournament may not have ended the way Prodigy wanted it to, though their fundamentals and team play did not go unnoticed through their three sessions of the Sports Academy National Cup. We were quite impressed with Salazar and the energy he brings to the game on both sides. He attacks the basket relentlessly with soft finishing touch, plus shows equity from both mid-range and from 3 as a shooter. We really like how zoned in he was in leading Prodigy to a 2-0 start in pool play, where he showed a lot of versatility as a guard, looking comfortable operating on the ball and doing things beyond scoring.

Kenyon St. Louis | TPG Family (Canada)

There’s just something smooth and effortless about the way St. Louis gets his buckets. No player in the SANC has a more complete floater game. He is a good pull-up shooter, he can work without the ball and can also shoot with accuracy off movement. St. Louis brings court vision as a passer and can get to his spots with his handle. He brings size and awareness as a defender and is full of qualities anyone would want in a guard prospect. All in all, one of the most fun players to watch at the Grand Finale.

Matt Barnes Defensive Spotlight

This award goes to the best defensive player in the session. The recipient must exhibit a high-level of defensive capability, affecting the game in multiple ways on the defensive end.

Shalahn Beckford | TPG Family (Canada)

Playing far beyond his height with top notch lift and lateral quickness, Beckford is a defensive playmaker and a big time factor in TPG’s success. On a consistent basis, he will make huge blocks or cut-off drivers, showing his instincts and timing on the defensive end. He is also a primary offensive initiator for the team, with a solid handle and an ability to get to the hoop. Beckford also brings pizzazz as a driver, with a combination of tough, hanging finishes. Not surprisingly, he also gets great elevation as a jump shooter, where he can get to his pull-up and really rise up. Fun and effective player.


Not only did SQUAD go undefeated in the Grand Finale (if you count the main core running as West Coast Elite in Session 3), the 2029 team has a whopping 22-0 record in the two years of the Sports Academy National Cup’s existence. This is a highly driven, competitive group where players really know their role and excel in it. It would be great to see them play together more in the future, as they are really fun to watch and they play such a winning brand of basketball. The victories were much more narrow this year, with each Sunday game being by less than double digits. Nevertheless, SQUAD kept the streak alive and had typical standout performances from their core four players.

Freddie Forbes | SQUAD (CA)

When SQUAD needs a big shot, Forbes is the player they go to and for very good reason. He has great balance and mechanics, plus is comfortable both as a pull-up and spot-up shooter. Not only that, he has NBA range and shoots it effortlessly, showing the amount of time he puts into his shot. We happened to speak with his mother, who said that he had a hoop on the door in his room and used to shoot from his crib — so it’s safe to say Forbes was basically a natural-born shooter. Beyond his standout skill, he’s a competent playmaker, has good touch around the hoop, and plays aggressive defense. The confidence he has right now, along with his high-level touch, points to an exciting development curve.

Quali Giran | SQUAD (CA)

Every time we watch Giran he seems to unveil a new positive trait — this time, his on-ball ability, where he really showed off his prowess as a handler. When driving to the basket, he is good at changing his speeds and uses his footwork to curate effective angles. He has a great passing eye, evidenced by his nice kick-aheads and live-dribble reads. His shot is also a weapon, rounding out a really a deep offensive package. Defensively, he is adept at reading and shrinking the floor, plus his hands and timing make him impactful.

Phillip Reed, Jr. | SQUAD (CA)

He may have been dealing with an injury, but Reed still has another gear that not many others have when he gets a full head of steam in transition. He gets to the hoop so consistently and reads the floor at an advanced level, one of the best setup guys in the gym. What he showed even more of at the Grand Finale was his confidence as a shooter, both off the bounce and off the catch. A dangerous cutter as well due to his speed and finishing ability, Reed really fills up the stat sheet, and that includes creating defensive events, with many of those leading to offense.

Jacobi Thompson II | SQUAD (CA)

Thompson once again played both 2028 and 2029 — with the same result — long stretches of straight dominance thanks to his size, quickness, and relentless attacking of the basket. Beyond being an almost automatic two in transition ( with the occasional above the rim finish), he is so good at facing up and getting to his spots off the bounce, and seems to live at the foul line. He’s simply too quick for big men and takes advantage when he has a smaller player on him, resulting in Thompson being one of the biggest matchup nightmares at this level. Some other positives from him: his ability to kick it out to shooters and how he has developed more confidence in his jumper. He’s also really good at maintaining verticality on defense. When taking a holistic look, there aren’t many holes in Thompson’s game. Big time prospect.

2029 Standouts

Carter Abrahams | NY Lightning (NY)

One of the youngest players in the 2029 division, Abrahams affects the game on so many levels, filling the box score in every game. His physical tools help him get rebounds and finish in traffic. His ability to run the break and his willingness as a passer also stand out. While attacking the hoop is his go-to, he also shows a lot of potential as a shooter, making tough pull-up jumpers and showing some ability to know down shots off movement. Throw in his defensive aggression and agility and you have a really promising prospect who you can already count on to produce on a nightly basis at this level.

Dallas Baldwin | NY Lightning (NY)

Intensity is a constant with Baldwin, as he likes to attack on both sides of the floor. He can get into the teeth of the defense, finishing in the paint and through contact. His handle is a big weapon for him, as he does a great job of protecting the ball and getting to his spots, all while breaking down the defense and creating passing lanes. He uses his hesitation dribble to create looks for himself, as well, and is an outside shooting threat. His hands and strength as a defender also lead to plenty of turnovers. It was a really productive weekend for Baldwin as he showed his all-around game with toughness to boot.

Benjamin Brown | Desert Freeze (NV)

Good things happen with the ball in Brown’s hands, whether he is setting up the offense or calling his own number. The guard is fairly polished for his age in terms of his offensive skillset and court mapping, plus is a constant threat to let it fly from deep. Desert Freeze had a big nightcap win on Saturday over NY Lightning, with Brown scoring on a key drive over a big and finishing the game off at the line. He has size, dribble-pass-shoot equity, big time confidence, and high-level awareness on both ends.

Brennen Cuello | CM Elite (NV)

Leading the way on a talented CM Elite team, Cuello brings quickness and shiftiness that gets him into the paint. He’s an effective distributor and a creative finisher who’s unafraid of contact. He also knocked down some big shots in the finals against SQUAD, with a flurry of spot-up and pull-up makes from distance. Cuello displays confidence, toughness and leadership for his team and is a balanced player who helped CM Elite to a 4-1 record on the weekend and an overall 8-1 record through their two sessions.

Joe McKinney | CM Elite (NV)

McKinney brings size and strength, with soft hands and footwork that help him get to the basket and the free throw stripe. He is a strong rebounder, really difficult to move off his spot, and offers rim deterrence as a defender. He was able to finish through contact in Thousand Oaks — even against the most talented bigs in the 2029 class. Another big factor in CM Elite’s success after having first popped up on our radar while playing up in 2028 at MADE Hoops.

Prince Outler | Paul George Elite Red 2029 (CA)

It was a 2-2 weekend for Paul George Elite Red 2029s, with their only losses coming by single-digits to both finalists. Outler once again showed that he was one of the best rebounders in the division, with great leaping from a standstill, hands and timing. He also can put the ball on the floor, throw dart passes and his touch from the perimeter makes him such a tough cover. Outlet is also adept at finishing around the basket and is a diligent defender. He only recently turned 13 years old, boasting plenty of tools and skills to work with, moving forward.

Amaizen Straughters | NY Lightning (NY)

It was our first time seeing Straughters and he impressed with his athleticism and nose for the ball. He can absorb contact, hang for finishes, put it on the floor, and make solid passes. He is an instinctive offensive rebounder, generating plenty of points off o-boards, plus displays good timing as a cutter. Straughters also flashed perimeter shooting, with a nice lefty jumper out to three-point land. He brings a valuable blend of good hands, conditioning, and athleticism, and fits in with the defensive toughness that Lightning is known for.

Other Notable Performers

Zach Arnold | 2028 | Prodigy (CA)

💡➡️ Handle, passing, driving, movement shooting, and defensive event creation

RJ Ball | 2028 | AVAC Hawk Hoops (CA)

💡➡️ Pull-up game, creative finishing, footwork, and ability to crowd shooters as a defender

Kaleb Bratton | 2029 | CM Elite (NV)

💡➡️ Handle, playmaking, pull-up ability, and scrappiness on D 

Damir Buckingham | 2028 | AVAC Hawk Hoops (CA)

💡➡️ Quickness, handle, floater game, passing, spot-up shooting, and pesky defense

Abraham Camara | 2028 | 1st Pick (CA)

💡➡️ Size, finishing in traffic, lefty stroke from deep, and defensive hands

Andre Carter | 2028 | Paul George Elite (CA)

💡➡️ Rebounding, interior scoring, cutting, screen-setting, and guarding up on defense

Caiyon Corbin | 2029 | Desert Freeze (NV)

💡➡️ Lefty stroke, floater game and toughness taking contact

Marvin Crump | 2029 | Desert Freeze (NV)

💡➡️ Floater game, spot-up shooting, ability to get to the foul line, and scrappy on-ball defense

Bryce Dennis | 2028 | TPG Family (Canada)

💡➡️ Outside shooting touch, slashing ability, court vision, and defensive effort

Devaughn Dorrough | 2028 | Oakland Soldiers Blue (CA)

💡➡️ Interior presence, hands, lift on finishes, rebounding, and rim protection

Brian Fernandez | 2028 | BCAT (FL)

💡➡️ Range shooting versatility, dribble drive game and defensive toughness

Ethan Frank | 2028 | Paul George Elite Red (CA)

💡➡️ Size, movement, mid-range game, range shooting, and defensive effort

Alexis Fuentes | 2028 | BCAT (FL)

💡➡️ Size, rebounding, straight-line driving, spot-up shooting, and defensive toughness

Freddy Garay | 2029 | Desert Freeze

💡➡️ Size, range shooting, slashing ability, and defensive versatility

Zayden Garcia | 2028 | BCAT (FL)

💡➡️ Lefty outside stroke, court vision, slashing ability, and defensive hands

Caleb Gbedehan | 2028 | BCAT (FL)

💡➡️ Size, strength, off-ball movement, confidence from deep, and rim protection

Myles Hooks | 2029 | CM Elite (NV)

💡➡️ Finishing, rebounding, perimeter flashes, and defensive intensity

Bryce McCray | 2029 | NY Lightning (NY)

💡➡️ Handle, court vision, floater touch, shooting versatility, and aggression on defense

Bryshon McGee | 2028 | Sports Academy Swish (CA)

💡➡️ Physical tools, movement, lefty stroke, and defensive timing

Mychal McQueen | 2029 | SQUAD (CA)

💡➡️Finishing, movement in transition, court vision, rebounding, and on-ball D

Donnell Meekins, Jr. | 2029 | 360 Basketball (CA)

💡➡️ Size, handle, rebounding, finishing, range shooting, and verticality on D

Cameron Murray, Jr. | 2028 | Prodigy (CA)

💡➡️ Shooting touch, off-ball movement, decision-making, ability to absorb contact, and defensive versatility

Cayla Murray | 2030 | Prodigy (CA)

💡➡️ Handle, quick ball movement, confidence as a range shooter, toughness, and positioning on defense

Shammah Kwizera | 2029 | Paul George Elite Red 2029 (CA)

💡➡️ Dribble combinations, scoring through contact, footwork, balance as a shooter, and agility as a defender

Shane Kwizera | 2029 | Paul George Elite Red 2029 (CA)

💡➡️ Shooting versatility, footwork, finishing, and quickness on defense

Jephte Limbila | 2029 | NY Lightning (NY)

💡➡️ Size, rebounding, above-the-rim finishing, rim-running, and rim protection

Jonathan Plax | 2028 | Sports Academy Swish (CA)

💡➡️ Handle, finishing, range shooting, and effort on D

Jackson Poindexter | 2029 | AVAC Hawk Hoops (CA)

💡➡️ Scoring through contact, lefty touch from deep, handle, court vision, and toughness on the glass

Ezra Rich | 2028 | Team Durant (MD)

💡➡️ Versatility on/off ball, handle, quick decision-making, range shooting, and scrappiness on D

Zachary Sams | 2028 | SQUAD (CA)

💡➡️ Finishing, rebounding, ball movement, mid-range game, and outside touch

Damari Sawall | 2029 | Desert Freeze (NV)

💡➡️ Lefty shooting stroke, handle, finishing creativity, decision-making, and defensive event generation

Aiden Shaw | 2028 | Prodigy (CA)

💡➡️ Ground coverage, footwork as a driver, pull-up game, scoring through contact, and defensive versatility

Demir Solomon | 2029 | AVAC Hawk Hoops (CA)

💡➡️ Finishing creativity, shooting, handle, transition passing, and scrappy defense 

Izaac Strandlien | 2028 | Oakland Soldiers Blue (CA)

💡➡️ Spot-up shooting, off-ball movement, quick decision-making, and defensive intensity

Makai Thomas | 2029 | SQUAD (CA)

💡➡️ Size, rebounding, establishing post position, screening, and interior defense

Trey Washington | 2029 | CM Elite (NV)

💡➡️ Toughness, rebounding, finishing, and timing as a rim protector

Caleb Williams | 2028 | Team Durant (MD)

💡➡️ Handle, passing, getting into the paint, and intensity as an on-ball defender

Tommy Williams | 2028 | Sports Academy Swish (CA)

💡➡️ Handle, footwork, passing vision, range shooting, and scrappy defense

Jakob Wolker | 2028 | TPG Family (Canada)

💡➡️ Floater game, ability to establish position around the basket, spot-up shooting, and strength on D

Tim Wurmlinger | 2028 | AVAC Hawk Hoops (CA)

💡➡️ Shooting versatility, rebounding, touch as a finisher, rim-running, and paint presence on D


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