Arizona Preps Fall Showcase Top Performers

by Lucas Archuleta | Posted on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

This past weekend, the 20th Annual AZ Preps Fall Showcase showcased some very good talent from prep & high school programs.  Some of the high school area teams in attendance were Mountain Pointe, Liberty, Peoria, Eduprize, Desert Vista & St Mary’s High School. Prep/juco teams included Hillcrest Prep (Post Grad & Grey Team), Lincoln Academy (GA), AZ Compass Prep, Planet Athlete, Taylor Made Prep, Chandler Gilbert JC & Just Hoops Prep.

An impressive amount of talent was showcased for the event and below is a synopsis of who really proved to separate themselves from the pack (in no specific order) . . .

Arizona Preps Fall Top Performers

Elias King, 6’7 185, Lincoln Academy (Georgia), 2019, Guard

Elias had a very impressive weekend as he helped lead his team to a 4-0 record against some tough competition. Elias is a long/athletic wing who can really score it at a high level from all three levels of the floor. His skillset, size, length, and athleticism allows him to get to the rim and finish at a high level, has a very capable pull up game and is very efficient off the catch from 3. He also creates well for teammates and also showed flashes of being a tough defender when he uses his length. Elias is an intriguing prospect with a lot of upside, he’s a high major prospect who is receiving a lot of interest from HM programs.

Jalen Graham, 6’9 210, Mountain Pointe (Phoenix, AZ), 2019, F/C. Santa Clara Commit.

Recent Santa Clara commit Jalen Graham had a very impressive weekend proving why he is one of Arizona’s top prospects. Helping his team go 2-0 for the weekend, he imposed his will in the paint dominating the glass & finishing at the rim at a high level. Has a soft touch around the rim, capable mid-range, can create off the dribble, plays with a motor eating up offensive glass and is also very effective in transition.  Along with his size and athleticism he has a college-ready body, which should help him transition smoothly at Santa Clara.  As he continues to develop his overall skillset, Jalen should have a very effective career in California as a Santa Clara Bronco.

Jalin Anderson, 6’2, Az Compass Prep (Phoenix, AZ), 2020, Guard.

Jalin had a strong showing this weekend for a very talented AZ Compass Prep team. One of the top 2020 guard prospects in Arizona is starting to make noise and generate a lot of interest at the D-I level.  Jalin is a tough, athletic, skilled guard who can really score it.  Has a really good handle that allows him to create plays off the dribble. He has the ability to score at all three levels of the floor and can do it in a variety of ways.  He has a very effective mid-range game that is complimented by an ability to finish at the rim and knock down an open three.  Jalin is a very intriguing prospect with a lot of upside, and he will only continue to get better as he gets older.

Moulaye Sissoko, 6’10 225, Lincoln Academy (Georgia), 2019, C, Dayton Commit

Moulaye is another major prospect on the Lincoln Academy roster. The senior has committed to become a Dayton Flyer, a very strong D-I program in the A-10 Conference. He is a tough, big, strong, physical post who can really dominate the game in the paint.  Along with his size, athleticism and strong body he possesses great footwork and a soft touch that allows him to score in a variety of ways around the rim.  He can dominate a game on the glass, especially with his motor on the offensive glass, and he also has the ability to protect the rim on the defensive side of the ball.  Sissoko will be a very effective player for the Dayton Flyers at the next level and will only get better.

Josh Ursey, 6’1, Liberty High School (Phoenix, AZ), 2019, Guard, Juco to D-I

Josh had a strong showing this weekend and is currently one of Arizona's top prospects in the 2019 senior class.  Josh has a ton of upside and is a natural athlete.  His elite athleticism, especially his jumping ability, is matched with a skillset that allows him to score in a variety of ways. He can finish at the rim, has a pull up game and can knock down an open three. Josh is very effective in transition and uses his natural athletic ability on the defensive end as well. Josh is an intriguing prospect that has the ability to be a big time player at the collegiate level. He is an intriguing prospect that will only get better as he matures and gets stronger.

Sadraque Nganga, 6’9, AZ Compass Prep (Phoenix, AZ), 2022 Class.

Sadraque is a very young but intriguing prospect that has a very high ceiling. Only being a freshman he has NBA-type potential. He is long, athletic, and very skilled for his age. Has the ability to create off the dribble, knock down an open three and can get to his spot efficiently to knock down a pull up jumper. Sadraque is also a good rebounder on both ends of the floor and he competes hard on both ends. He can score it in bunches, but still needs to develop other aspects of his game, which will come with age. As he matures, develops his basketball IQ and continues to get stronger, Sadraque could very well be a first round pick in the NBA draft a few years down the road.

Stephan Gabriel, 6’6, Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix, AZ) 2019, Bradley Commit

The recent Bradley-commit had an impressive weekend - showing why he is attending a very tough D-I Bradley Braves program. Stephan has a college-ready body with elite athleticism. He has the ability to attack the rim off the dribble and finishes at a high level in a variety of ways.  He also has a capable mid-range game. He has the ability to dominate the glass on both ends of the floor, utilizing his size and athleticism. As he improves his range on his jump shot he will become a very effective prospect at the collegiate level.

Rashaan Toombs, 6’2 175, Mountain Pointe High School (Phoenix, AZ) 2019, Guard, Juco to D-I

Rashaan is a solid senior guard prospect that compliments Jalen Graham very well at Mountain Pointe. He is a good athlete at the guard position who also has the ability to make plays for himself and his teammates. Has the ability to finish at the rim, knock down a floater or mid-range pull up and is a capable three point shooter as well. He is also a very scrappy defender who gives other guards problems. He showed the ability to make others better as well, and get them open looks off of his play making ability. He is a very intriguing prospect that will only get better.

Carlos Ramsey Jr, 6’5, AZ Compass Prep (Phoenix, AZ) 2019 Class, Guard

Carlos, lefty guard, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin had a very consistent weekend for his team. He is a long, athletic wing who uses his size and natural athleticism to his advantage. He is very good in transition and can get to the rim and finish at a high level. He’s a capable shooter but looks to attack more. Has the ability to pull in a lot of offensive rebounds over smaller guards and plays with a motor. Carlos is also a really good defender and uses his length, speed and athleticism to bother opposing players. He is another very intriguing prospect for the AZ Compass Prep roster.  As he continues to develop his game he will be a good prospect for any college program.

Jordan Flowers, 6’1, Eduprize Gilbert Prep (Phoenix, AZ) 2020, PG.

Jordan is a very solid junior prospect originally out of Detroit, Michigan. He is a quick, crafty, and athletic guard who can do a variety of things well on the court. Has the ability to score at all three levels, at the rim, from mid-range, and can knock down three’s. His ball handling ability and speed allows him to make plays off the dribble and create for others. Jordan has long arms and quick hands which helps him get a lot of steals and deflections on the defensive end. As he continues to get stronger physically he will be a very intriguing prospect.

Mike Rogers, 6’1, Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix, Arizona), (Post Grad), PG

Mike is a solid point guard prospect out of Hillcrest prep’s post grad team. Mike is a big, strong and physical point guard who has a college ready body. He is skilled, gets to the rim when he wants and uses his physical strength to overpower defenders to get to where he wants on the court.  Great ball handler that creates for his teammate and is a willing passer. Has the ability to hit a pull up, mid-range, or an open three. Competes hard on the defensive end. Mike is a very intriguing prospect that should be a very effective point guard at the college level.

Dalen Ridgenal, 6’7, Lincoln Academy (GA), 2019 Class, F

Dalen is another good prospect on the loaded Lincoln Academy Prep team out of Georgia. He is a long, athletic forward who can do a variety of things on the court. Has a motor that makes him tough to keep off the offensive glass. Capable finisher with both hands at the rim, and will use his athleticism to finish over defenders. Has a good skillset, decent handle, and can knock down a 10-15 footer. Has good footwork in the post. Dalen is a very strong prospect who can bring value to any college program.

Fallou Cisse, 6’7, AZ Compass Prep (Phoenix, AZ), 2019 Class.

Fallou is another good prospect on the very talented AZ Compass Prep roster. He is a long, rangey and athletic player. Plays with a high motor and is hard to keep off the offensive glass. Uses is athleticism and long reach to pull down rebounds on both ends of the court. Cisse is also a very effective finisher at the rim, where he usually dunks everything or he can finish with either hand. With his size and length Cisse is a very good defender who can guard multiple positions. As he continues to improve his skillset he will be a very effective collegiate player at any level.

Ajang Aguek, 6’6, Taylor Made Prep (Phoenix, AZ), 2019 Class, F.

Aguek is a solid prospect who can do a variety of things well on the court. He is long, rangy and a good athlete.  Has the ability to knock down a three consistently but also can create off the dribble and finish at the rim. Still needs to continue to get stronger physically, but has the ability to be a really good player as he continues to improve his overall skillset.

Walter Talley, 6’7, Planet Athlete (Phoenix, AZ), 2019 Class, G/F.

Walter is a very intriguing prospect out of New York. Has a skillset that allows him to score in multiple ways on the court. Has a good handle and can finish at the rim with both hands. Capable mid-range & three point shooter. Also uses his size in order to rebound effectively on both ends of the court. As he continue to improve his skillset and motor he will be a very effective player at the collegiate level.

John Harge, 6’8, Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix, AZ), 2019, G/F.

John is a very intriguing prospect for Hillcrest prep’s post grad team out of Denver, Colorado. He is a strong, skilled, athletic guard that can do multiple things well. Has a good handle that allows him to get to the rim off the dribble. Good finisher with both hands. Capable from mid range and three point range. Plays with a motor on the glass and uses his size and strength very well. Also is a willing passer and can create for others. He is a very intriguing prospect that as he keeps improving his shooting will be a good player at the college level.

Mikale Stephens, 6’2, Lincoln Academy (GA), 2019, PG.

Mikale is yet another intriguing prospect out of Lincoln Academy out of Georgia. Mikale is a tough, strong, heady point guard that can also score. He makes his teammates better with his passing ability and he hardly turns the ball over. He can finish at the rim, knock down a mid range or knock down a three. He is also a big time defender that can lock guys up full court. Mikale will be a really good point guard at the collegiate level and will only get better.

Isaiah Wilson, 6’1, Desert Vista High School, 2019 Class.

Isaiah is a very intriguing prospect and one of the better guards out of AZ in the 2019 class. He is a quick, athletic, crafty and skilled guard. Really good ball handler that can create off the bounce and make plays for his teammates and make them better. Has the ability to shoot it at a high level from mid range or three. Finishes at the rim good with both hands. Uses his speed and quickness well on defense to bother opposing players. Has a good feel for the game and is a high IQ player. Isaiah is a very intriguing prospect who will only continue to get better with time.

Honorable Mention

  • Seth Dawson, AZ Compass Prep, 2019, Guard
  • Xavier Dusell, AZ Compass Prep, 2020, Guard
  • Jalani Willams, Eduprize Gilbert, 2019, Guard
  • DJ Hawkins, Eduprize Gilbert, 2019, G/F
  • Makhi Turner, Eduprize Gilbert, 2020, Guard
  • Payton Dickerson, Hillcrest Prep, G/F
  • Rafael Pinzon, Lincoln Academy (GA), 2021, Guard
  • Jalen Cureth, Lincoln Academy (GA), 2022, Guard
  • Frankie Anselem, Lincoln Academy (GA) 2021, F/C
  • Leshawn Hallums Jr, Planet Athlete, 2019, Guard
  • Herman Texeira, Planet Athlete, 2019, G/F
  • Takari Fields, AZ Compass Prep, 2019, F
  • Bert Brown Jr, HillcresT Prep (Post Grad)

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