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This past weekend in Scottsdale, AZ, some of the best high school talent from across the country were all competing in a jam-packed weekend of basketball.  Rosters included the future stars of college basketball and even some future NBA talent.  Teams from all across the country attended the event.

These teams included Bella Vista Prep (AZ), Bishop Gorman High School (NV), Chaparral High School (AZ), Chicago Simeon High School (IL), Clarke High School (NV), Corona Del Sol High School (AZ), Coronado High School (NV), Denton Guyer High School (TX), Eleanor Roosevelt High School (MD), Gonzaga Prep (WA), Hillcrest Prep (AZ), Liberty High School (NV), Millenium High School (AZ), Modesto Christian High (CA), Paradise Honors High School (AZ), Perry High School (AZ), Pinnacle High School (AZ), Phoenix St Mary’s, Rancho Christian (CA), Rancho Solano Prep (AZ), Rolling Hill’s Prep (AZ), San JoaQuin Memorial (CA), Shadow Mountain (AZ) and Spire Institute (OH).

Below I will discuss the players who really made an impact for their teams this weekend and stood out with their performances . . .

<strong>Evan Mobley, 6’11, 2020, Rancho Christian (CA)</strong>

Evan who is the #1 rated player in the 2020 class proved why he will be a future lottery pick. Evan played at a high level all weekend and helped Rancho Christian go 2-0 on the weekend. Evan is a long, athletic, and skilled “unicorn”. With his size and versatility he is well on his way to being possibly the #1 NBA draft pick in a couple years, and the scary part is he has so much more room to grow.  Mobley matches his size and athleticism with a skill set that allows him to knock down open jump shots from three or mid range, get to the rim off the bounce and finish in a variety of ways as well as impact the game in other areas. Mobley runs the floor at a high level and is very dangerous in transition. He plays with a motor on both ends and can fill up a stat sheet with his ability to rebound, block shots and he can create shots for his teammates with his passing ability. Evan matches a versatile skill set with a great basketball IQ. His confidence, feel for the game and calm demeanor screams future pro but look for Evan to only improve his game as he matures over the years.

<strong>Melo Ball, 6’6, 2019, Spire Institute (OH)</strong>

Melo who we all know is the most covered high school athlete in the world and stirs up a media frenzy wherever they play had a very impressive one game showing against Bella Vista Prep.  Melo could also be at the NBA ranks very soon. Melo has a very similar game to his brother but shoots the ball at a much higher level. Melo has a high basketball IQ, reads defenses and makes plays for his teammates at a high level, and can also score with a very versatile and crafty skill set. Melo can shoot it very efficiently from three and also has a very good in between game with pull ups, floaters and finish with both hands around the rim. Where Melo really impressed me in their solo game was his activity on the glass and on the defensive end as he had multiple deflections and steals in the passing lane. He showed that he can live up to his hype as he dominated from the beginning to end of the game and his team Spire Institute might have very well stole the show with the most exciting performance of the weekend. It isn’t sure if Melo will be able to attend college next season but be prepared to see him at the NBA level if he stays the course as he should.

<strong>Jalen Green, 6’6, 2020, San Joaquin Memorial High School (CA)</strong>

Jalen who is the #3 rated player in the 2020 class and the #1 SG is another pro in the making. Jalen showed in one game this weekend against Pinnacle why he is one of the best players in the country regardless of class. Jalen is a long, athletic, skilled and crafty guard that has a ton of upside. Jalen matches his explosive athleticism with the ability to score from all three levels. He can create shots off the bounce, has an efficient pull up, smooth looking shot from three that is consistent and he is also very shifty/crafty when getting to the rim. Jalen is dangerous in the open floor in transition. He has the ability to make plays for his teammates to get open looks and also plays with very good pace that makes him hard to guard for primary defenders or even helpside defenders since he has good court vision. Jalen is another guy who could be a lottery pick in a couple years.  Jalen is current being recruited by<strong> Kentucky</strong>, <strong>Kansas, Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Villanova, Creighton, Florida State, UCLA</strong> and <strong>Cincinnati</strong> to name a few.

<strong>Nico Mannion, 6’3, 2019, Pinnacle High School (AZ) - University of Arizona signee</strong>

Nico Mannion who is originally from Scottsdale, Arizona had an impressive weekend at <em>Hoop Hall,</em> in which he had two big games against San Joaquin and Rancho Christian where he scored 30 plus both games. Nico proved he deserves to be considered the top point guard for the 2019 class and currently #12 rated overall player in the 2019 class. Nico did everything for his team all weekend from knocking down open threes, consistently knocking down pull up jumpers/floaters, finishing at the rim in a variety of ways and sprayed the ball around to his teammates for wide open looks. Nico matches athleticism with a great skill set and IQ that makes him a tough guard for any opponent. He has the ability to make others better while also being able to fill it up in bunches. He can be dangerous in the open floor with his play making ability. Nico plays with great pace and changes speeds at a high level. He also showed he can move and score off the ball coming off action, cuts and a variety of other ways. Nico is another guy who has a pro feel in his game and will more than likely be a future first round draft pick very soon. With his overall basketball sense matched with athleticism Nico will be a huge asset for University of Arizona next season and the #1 rated 2019 recruiting class for college basketball.

<strong>Devion Harmon, 6’2, 2019, Denton Guyer High (TX)  - University of Oklahoma signee</strong>

Devion Harmon who has already committed to <strong>Oklahoma</strong> had a very impressive weekend helping his team go 2-0 beating two tough teams in Bishop Gorman and Hillcrest Prep.  Devion showed why he is another one of the country’s best point guards in the 2019 class. Devion is a quick, athletic, shifty, and skilled PG that can also make his teammates better. He has a smooth lefty stroke that allows him to knock down threes at a high level, has an efficient in between pull up/float game and he can slice through the lane finishing at the rim in a variety of crafty ways. He also possesses a very good IQ and basketball sense that makes him productive on both ends of the floor. All weekend whenever his team needed a big basket or play to be made, Devion fulfilled that role. He is very effective in transition and showed he is a gamer in crunch time. Devion is another player in this field that could have a very successful career as a pro and he will be a big time player at Oklahoma next season.

<strong>Isaiah Mobley, 6’9, 2019, Rancho Christian (CA) - USC signee</strong>

Isaiah who is the older brother of <strong>Evan Mobley</strong> had a very strong showing this past weekend for his team and was nothing but consistent in two games.  The #15 ranked recruit in the 2019 class has already committed to <strong>USC,</strong> and don’t be surprised if his brother Evan joins him soon.  Isaiah is yet another guy who has a pro future if he continues to improve. Isaiah is a big, strong, athletic and skilled player who has a great feel for the game. He can score from all three levels, finishes around the rim using his physicality, athleticism and touch, has a good handle, has good court vision and has a smooth stroke from deep. He seems like he continues to mature physically overtime and he has become more aggressive as he has matured as well. He plays with a motor on the glass and gets after it defensively. Isaiah plays with good pace and never gets in a hurry which could help him translate to the pro level very effectively but first look for Isaiah to have a very successful career at USC as they have a loaded class committed for next season.

<strong>Anton Watson, 6’7, 2019, Gonzaga Prep (WA)</strong>

Anton Watson who has already committed to<strong> Gonzaga</strong> for next season had a very impressive showing this weekend.  Anton is Mr. Versatility and is what most big men are being molded to become as the future of basketball keeps evolving.  Anton can do it all from score anywhere on the floor, handle the ball, create plays for teammates with his passing ability, dominate the glass, finish in transition and competes hard on the defensive end. He is a high IQ big man that perfectly fits the mold of Gonzaga big men that have been very successful as of recently.  Watson also matches a very well rounded game with high level athleticism and strength that makes him a matchup problem and it also allows him to guard multiple positions. Look for Anton to be an impact player at Gonzaga who could also see himself have a long career as a pro.

<strong>Kyree Walker, 6’5, 2020, Hillcrest Prep (AZ)</strong>

Kyree who is currently the #13 ranked player in the 2020 class had a monster performance in one game against a loaded Denton Guyer roster.  Kyree poured in 30 plus points in a very balanced overall game. He was scoring in transition, getting to the rim when he wanted, knocked down pull up jumpers and proved he can also shoot the three at a high level. Kyree is a high energy/electric player that can really fill it up on the offensive end. His aggressive mentality matched with his size, athleticism and skill makes him a tough matchup for opposing defenses. Kyree ran his motor on the offensive glass pulling in rebounds for extra possessions. He also showed he has grown by making plays for his teammates and getting them wide open looks. Kyree is currently a huge prospect for a lot of big time college programs across the country and is another guy in this field who could be a future pro.

<strong>Jaelen House, 6’1, 2019, Shadow Mountain (AZ) - Arizona State signee</strong>

Jaelen who is one of the best point guards in the country and has already committed to Arizona State had a very strong showing in two games this past weekend helping his team go 2-0.  Jaelen is a quick, athletic, crafty and tough point guard who really gets after it. Jaelen is a heady point guard who can score at all three levels as well as possesses the ability to draw extra defenders so that he can dish off to his teammates for open looks. Jaelen is also a very tenacious on ball defender and bothers opposing players with his energy, quick hands and ability to get steals with his full court pressure. Jaelen seems to get his team going with his competitive nature. He plays with very good pace and is very crafty with the variety of shots he uses in order to score. Jaelen will be a very big piece for Arizona State and as he matures physically will be a big time player for years to come in the collegiate and pro ranks.

<strong>Rocket Watts, 6’2, 2019, Spire Institute (OH) - Michigan State signee</strong>

Rocket is a four-star recruit who has committed to <strong>Michigan State</strong> to play for <strong>Tom Izzo</strong>. Watts had a very impressive game against Bella Vista Prep this past weekend. He is a strong, athletic and heady guard that gets it done on both ends. Watts shoots threes efficiently, is very dangerous creating off the dribble for his own shot or he utilizes his big time passing ability to set up teammates for open looks. Watts can finish in a variety of ways at the rim and also has a good pull up game. Watts is also very tough to play against as he locks up and pressures opponents the whole game. He matches a versatile skill set and competitive nature with a high IQ that seems to be a perfect fit for Tom Izzo at Michigan State. He also plays with good pace and is never in a hurry with the ball in his hands as he makes good reads and is patient on or off the ball. Watts has proved all year he is one of the top guards in the country. Look for him to be a big factor at Michigan State and could be yet another future pro.

<strong>Jalen Wilson, 6’8, 2019, Denton Guyer (TX) - University of Michigan signee</strong>

Jalen is a four-star recruit who has already committed to play for <strong>Michigan</strong> next season. Jalen is a big, athletic and skilled player that can do multiple things on the floor. Jalen plays with great pace and patience and seems to move very well off the ball to get open shots. Jalen matches his IQ with an ability to shoot threes, knock down pull up jumpers, hit runners in the lane and finish at the rim with a crafty finish or dunk. Jalen has a good handle that allows him to create plays off the bounce for himself or teammates. With his size and athleticism he is a tough player to matchup with. Jalen has a serious motor on the offensive glass as he is always pulling in rebounds for put-backs or extra possessions. Jalen is a craft and smart player that will fit in perfect at Michigan. Look for Jalen to have a big impact at Michigan and to also move into the pro ranks eventually.

<strong>Jalen Hill, 6’7, 2019, Clarke High School (NV) - University of Oklahoma signee </strong>

Jalen Hill is a four-star recruit who will be joining <strong>De’Vion Harmon</strong> at <strong>Oklahoma</strong> next season. Jalen had a very strong showing in their only game against paradise honors in which they won. Jalen is a long athletic player who has a lot of versatility. He can shoot it from anywhere on the floor off the catch or the bounce, uses his athleticism and touch to finish at the rim. He has good pace and changes speeds which makes him hard to guard. His versatility and size makes him a matchup problem for defenses. Defensively Jalen competes and can guard multiple positions. Jalen also is very good in transition and is a very good decision maker with the ball in his hands. He is long, athletic and has a college ready body. Jalen will be a very impactful player at Oklahoma and could very well be a pro down the road.

<strong>Jaden Hardy, 6’4, 2021, Coronado High School (NV)</strong>

Jaden is the #4 rated recruit in the 2021 class and is rated #1 at the SG position. Jaden has a very impressive showing with a 30 plus point performance in their one game against Rancho Solano Prep in a win. Jaden is young but plays beyond his years. He is a an athletic, crafty, and high IQ player that has multiple skill sets. He shoots it efficiently off the catch or off the bounce, plays with great pace, is dangerous in transition, and can finish at the rim in a variety of ways. His ability to make reads, play at different speeds allows him to use his passing ability to create shots for his teammates. Jaden is also strong and good at using his body to create angles and driving lanes. Jaden competes on both ends and can fill up the stat sheet in every category. Jaden is currently being recruited by Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Florida State, Georgetown, LSU, Oklahoma, Memphis, USC and Washington to name a few. Jaden is still very young but as he continues to improve over the years he can be another future pro out of this star studded field.

<strong>Zaon Collins, 6’1, 2021, Bishop Gorman High School (NV)</strong>

Zaon is a very intriguing sophomore prospect who had a very good weekend of basketball. Collins is currently ranked #46 on 247 sports and the #4 point guard prospect. Collins is a true pg who can also score the basketball. He is a smart point guard that makes others better with his ability to run the offense and make plays in transition or in the half court. He quickness and athleticism matched with a high IQ and ability to read defenses makes him tough to contain. He has a good handle with both hands and can finish around the rim with crafty finishes, floaters and mid range pull up jumpers. He is capable from three but Collins is his best in transition where he can either attack the basket or make smart plays with the basketball. He plays with great pace and has a feel for the game that is ahead of his years. Zaon is currently being recruited by <strong>UNLV, Washington, TCU, Western Kentucky</strong> and <strong>Southern Miss</strong> to name a few. He’s a very exciting prospect that will only get better over time.

 

Kejuan Clements, 6’2, 2019, Chicago Simeon (IL)

 

Kejuan who plays for the historic Chicago Simeon which produced players like Derrick Rose and Jabari Parker had an impressive weekend for his team. They played two very tough games against Rancho Christian and Shadow Mountain and even though they lost both they were very competitive in both. Clements is a strong, athletic, physical, tough and skilled point guard. He got to the rim at will all weekend where he finished with tough finishes or he was able to kick out to teammates for open looks. Clements is very scary in transition where his blazing speed and shifty game is best put to use. He is also very good creating shots off the bounce and also is very good out of the pick and roll making plays and making reads. Kejuan is also a high level defender who can pick up full court and give opposing players headaches. He is currently a three star prospect who is being recruited by Milwaukee, Chicago State, Western Illinois and UIC. He is an intriguing prospect that will be very effective at the collegiate level.

<strong>Frankie Collins, 6’2, 2021, Clarke High School (NV)</strong>

Frankie is yet another big time point guard prospect out of the Las Vegas area from the 2021 class. Frankie had a very impressive game in their only game of the weekend where he controlled the tempo all game. He can score at all three levels at a very efficient rate. Frankie has a mid range game that allows him to get to his spots and knock down shots efficiently. He is very dangerous in transition either getting to the rim to finish or making plays for his teammates. His speed and athleticism is matched with a great feel for the game and high IQ. Frankie plays with great pace and is very shifty with the ball in his hands. He can shoot the three efficiently as well and overall competes hard on both ends of the floor. Frankie is being recruited currently by <strong>TCU, Oklahoma, UTEP, UNLV</strong> to name a few. Look for Frankie to improve a lot over the years and won’t be surprised if you see his stock rise a lot in the next couple years.

<strong>Addison Patterson, 6’7, 2020, Bella Vista Prep (AZ)</strong>

Addison who is the #23 ranked player on <strong>247sports</strong> in the 2020 class and #6 ranked player at his position had a solid performance in their only game against Spire Institute in which they lost. Patterson Is a long, athletic and versatile wing/ forward that can do a lot of different things on the court. He has a good handle that allows him to attack the rim and finish with high flying dunks or crafty finishes. He’s a capable shooter from mid range and from three. He has a good motor on the glass that is matched with a knack for the ball in general. Patterson is very effective in transition and can make plays in the open floor using his athleticism and skill set. Patterson is currently being recruited by<strong> Illinois, Florida, Arizona State, Syracuse</strong> and <strong>Oklahoma</strong> to name a few. He’s a very intriguing prospect that will only get better.

<strong>Jakobe Coles, 6’9, 2020, Denton Guyer HS (TX)</strong>

Jakobe had a very impressive weekend helping his team go 2-0 on the weekend. Coles is currently a three star prospect who could see his stock rise recently. Coles is a big, strong, athletic and versatile forward. He is very good making plays off the bounce whether it’s getting to the rim where he can finish in a variety of ways or if it’s to make a play for a teammate using his court vision and passing ability. He can also shoots threes and knock down mid range jumpers if the defense gives it to him. He has a high IQ and moves well off the ball which allows him to get open looks off cutting/spacing. Coles also plays with a motor where he’s tough to keep off the offensive glass with his size and strength and he also pulls in a lot of rebounds on the defensive end. Jakobes versatility makes him a very tough matchup for opposing defenses in general. He is currently being recruited by <strong>Colorado, Purdue, TCU, SMU</strong> and <strong>Tulsa</strong> to name a few. Look for Coles stock to rise with his recent play and he’s another player on the loaded Denton Guyer roster who could have a long basketball career.

<strong>Carl Lewis, 6’11, 2019, Hillcrest Prep (AZ)</strong>

Carl who is the #62 ranked player on ESPN for the 2019 class played in his first game with Hillcrest Prep after transferring this past weekend. Lewis is a physical specimen as he is big, strong and also very athletic. He’s built like an NFL Defensive End that is matched with mobility and jumping ability. Lewis showed he can be a dominant presence in the paint. He is a monster on the boards, finishes around the rim at a high level and also plays with a motor on both ends. Lewis has good touch around the rim and has good footwork on the low block. He uses his strength to overpower defenders so he can get to his spots. Lewis is also a capable shooter from 10-15 feet. He competes extremely hard on both ends and is a solid rim protector. Carl is currently being recruited by <strong>USC, St Johns, Oregon State, Texas Tech</strong> and<strong> Long Beach State</strong> to name a few.

<strong>Myron Gardner, 6’6, 2019, Spire Institute (OH)</strong>

Myron had a very impressive game against Bella Vista Prep as he lead his team in scoring and showed off his upside all game long. Myron is an athletic, tough, aggressive and high motored player that has size and skill to match his mentality. He can shoot it from three or mid range, can create off the dribble and finishes around the rim at a high level and he also had one of the meanest tip dunks off a miss I’ve ever seen. He’s a high energy guy who impacts the game on both ends of the floor. He has a motor on the offensive glass. Myron is also really good in transition as he can either finish dump off passes from his guards or he can go create a shot himself. He is a current three star recruit who is being pursued by <strong>Minnesota, Xavier, Cincinnati, Georgetown</strong> and <strong>Buffalo</strong> to name a few. Look for Myron’s stock to continue to rise as the year goes on.

<strong>Daron Holmes, 6’9, 2021, Millennium High School (AZ)</strong>

Daron is a very intriguing young prospect who has a ton of potential. Daron is currently ranked #41 on 247sports for the 2021 class and could see that stock rise down the road. He’s long, athletic and very skilled for his size. Daron has the ability to put the ball on the floor to get to the rim and finish in a variety of ways with his length and athletic ability. He can also shoot the ball efficiently from three or mid range. He’s a good rebounder and he can pull in rebounds and start a fast break on his own. With that said he’s very effective in transition. His game is still evolving and as he continues to sharpen up his skill set and grows into his body Daron will be a big time prospect out of the 2021 class. It’s just hard to find someone with his length and versatility in general. Daron is currently being pursued by <strong>Arizona State, Cal, New Mexico, Grand Canyon</strong> and <strong>Ole Miss</strong> to name a few. He will only improve as he matures and gets stronger physically.

<strong>Liam Lloyd, 6’5, 2020, Gonzaga Prep (WA)</strong>

Liam is a very intriguing prospect out of the loaded 2020 class. He is a long and very skilled wing who can do multiple things on the court. Liam who stood out as one of the best pure shooters all weekend has a smooth stroke and will knock it down if you give him just a little bit of space. He matches his ability to shoot with a good handle and ability to make plays off the dribble where he finishes in a variety of crafty ways. He’s a high IQ player who is very effective off action and moving without the ball to get open looks. He also has sneaky athleticism which makes him tough to guard with his size, versatility and ability to shoot the ball. His feel for the game is high level and should see his stock rise as the year goes on. He is currently being recruited by <strong>Gonzaga, Pepperdine, UC Santa Barbara</strong> and<strong> Eastern Washington</strong> to name a few.

<strong>Richard “pop pop” Isaacs, 6’1, 2022, Coronado High School</strong>

Isaacs is a very intriguing prospect out of the 2022 freshman class. He is one of the best point guard prospects in the country for his class. Isaacs is a skilled, crafty, high IQ, and tough point guard that has a ton of versatility. He can shoot the three, has an efficient pull up game and he can finish at the rim with a variety of runners, floaters and finishes with both hands. He plays with great pace and changes speeds very well. His overall feel for the game and passing ability allows him to make others better. He’s very shifty and also very effective in transition. He competes hard on both ends and has a tough hard nosed mentality on both ends of the floor. Isaacs is being recruited by <strong>Oklahoma, Cal, UNLV, Rutgers</strong> and <strong>Stetson</strong> to name a few. Look for Isaacs to be one of the top point guards in the country down the road as he is already impressive but will only continue to get better as he matures.

<strong>Isaiah Cottrell, 6’10, 2020, Bishop Gorman HS (NV)</strong>

Cottrell is a very intriguing prospect out of the loaded 2020 class. He is a four star prospect who is ranked #57 in the country on 247sports. Cottrell is a long, athletic and very versatile player. He matches his size and athleticism with a well rounded skill set. He can get to the rim off the dribble when he wants as he plays very aggressive attacking the rim. He’s a capable shooter from 10-15 feet. He runs his motor on the offensive and defensive glass. Cottrell is very effective in transition and he finishes around the basket at a high level. He gets to his spots so that his guards can find him for open looks or finishes at the rim. Cottrell has a ton of upside and will only get better within the next couple years. He is currently being pursued by <strong>West Virginia, Washington, Arizona, Arizona State</strong> and <strong>Cal</strong> to name a few.

<strong>Cameron Brown, 6’6, 2019, Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) - William & Mary signee</strong>

Cameron is a very intriguing prospect out of Maryland. He has already signed with mid major D1 William & Mary. Brown had a very impressive performance in their only game of the weekend in which he lead his team in scoring with 33 pts. He is a big, strong and very athletic wing is very versatile. He can score from all three levels efficiently. He has a great feel for the game and makes others betters with his passing ability and ability to create off the dribble. He is really good in transition. Cameron plays with really good pace and never gets in a rush. He also gets after it defensively as he can pressure opposing players while also playing good help-side defense. Cameron will make a huge impact at <strong>William & Mary</strong> next season.

<strong>Jovan Blacksher, 6’1, 2019, Shadow Mountain (AZ) - Grand Canyon University signee</strong>

Jovan is yet another very good prospect from shadow mountains and product of Mike Bibby. Jovan has committed to <strong>Grand Canyon University</strong> for next season. Jovan is a quick, tough, high IQ, skilled and crafty guard. With his running mate house, Jovan gives opposing defenses problems with his ability to shoot it from deep, makes plays off the dribble for himself and for his teammates, and he matches that with a great feel for the game. Defensively he is similar to house as well as he can pressure opposing players full court and he creates a lot of deflections and steals. Jovan can get to the rim whenever he wants and does a great job dishing to teammates when helpside kegs on him. He also has a very good in between game as he can knock down mid range jumpers and finish a with a variety of floaters. Look for Javon to have a huge impact at Grand Canyon next season.

<strong>Trent Brown, 6’1, Pinnacle High School (AZ)</strong>

Trent who is the running mate of Nico Mannion had an impressive weekend in two games helping his team go 1-1 on the weekend. Trent is a skilled guard who can get it done in multiple ways. Trent shoots the ball from deep at a high level and he moves well off action and gets to spots where he can get open looks. Trent is very effective off the bounce as he uses pace and shiftiness to get by defenders so he can finish at the rim in a variety of creative ways. He’s a high IQ player who makes others better as well with his passing ability and ability to cut off the ball. Trent competes hard on both ends and uses his quickness well on both ends of the floor. He is being recruited by <strong>Northern Colorado, NAU</strong> and <strong>Houston Baptist</strong> to name a few.

<strong>Will McClendon, 6’4, 2021, Bishop Gorman HS (NV)</strong>

Will is a very intriguing prospect out of the 2021 class. He is a very versatile that just has a knack for scoring the basketball. He can score from all three levels which is matched with a good feel for the game, good size for his position, is strong and is sneaky athletic. He has a great touch around the rim and can finish in a variety of ways. He doesn’t shy away from contact and uses his body well to draw fouls. He is a player that could see his stock rise moving forward as he will only continue to improve. He is currently being recruited by <strong>Washington, UNLV</strong> and <strong>Pepperdine</strong> to name a few.

<strong>Dalen Terry, 6’6, 2020, Hillcrest Prep (AZ)</strong>

Dalen is a very intriguing prospect out of the again loaded 2020 class. Dalen is four star prospect who is currently ranked #37 on 247sports. He is a long, lanky, athletic and skilled point guard. Dalen can score from all areas of the floor and uses his tight handle to get to his spots on the floor. He has a nice mid range game and also finishes at the rim at a high level. He’s very dangerous in transtion and makes good decisions with the ball in his hands. He has a nice smooth stroke and can knock down catch and shoot threes at a high level. Terry is currently being recruited by <strong>Arizona State, Cal, USC, Marquette</strong> and <strong>Utah</strong> to name a few. Look for Dalen to improve a ton over the next couple years as he matures and gets stronger physically.

<strong>Isaiah Jackson, 6’9, 2020, Spire Institute (OH)</strong>

Isaiah who is the #17 rated player in the 2020 class on <strong>247sports</strong> did not disappoint this past weekend. He very well may have been the best pure athlete out of any player in the event and he proved so with some high flying dunks in their game against Bella Vista Prep. Jackson is a high energy player who plays with a serious motor on both ends of the floor. He finishes at the rim at a high level as he uses his ridiculous jumping ability to finishes over defenders. He’s very dangerous in transition using his athleticism and length. On the defensive end he can guard multiple positions and he can protect the rim as well blocking shots. Currently he is being recruited by <strong>Louisville, Michigan State, Michigan, Arkansas</strong> and <strong>Arizona</strong> to name a few. Look for Jackson to only improve in the next couple years as he gets more skilled.

<strong>Josh Hawkins, 6’3, 2019, Paradise Honors (AZ)</strong>

Josh is a very intriguing prospect out of the 2019 class. He had a very strong showing against against Clarke HS as he lead his team in scoring. Josh is an athletic, strong and skilled guard who can do multiple things. He finished around the rim at a high level as he can create off the bounce. He is a capable shooter from three. Hawkins is also very good in transition and in the open floor where he can use his athleticism and ability to finish around the rim. He also proved he has a mid range game knocking down some pull up jumpers in their only game. Josh has been an under the radar recruit so look for some schools to go after him here very soon.

<strong>Jordan Montgomery, 6’1, 2020, Rancho Christian (CA)</strong>

Jordan who plays point guard for a loaded Rancho Christian roster is a very intriguing prospect. He’s a high IQ point guard that makes others around him better. I would call him a true point guard but he can also shoot the three and can create off the dribble to finish at the rim or pull up for mid range jumpers. He’s a floor general that gets his guys involved. He never gets in a rush and plays with great pace. He shot the deep ball at a high level all weekend which helps open the floor for the Mobley brothers. He matches that versatility with good athleticism and strength physically. Jordan is currently being recruited by<strong> Cal, UCLA</strong> and<strong> San Diego State</strong> to name a few schools.

Two guys I didn’t get to watch live this past weekend but are also big time prospects at the event were <strong>Aaron Murphy</strong> from Modesto Christian out of California (UC Davis Committ) and <strong>Julian Strawther</strong> from Liberty High School out of Las Vegas Nevada.  Julian is the #33 ranked player in the 2020 class and is being recruited by <strong>Florida, Florida State, Gonzaga, Marquette</strong> and <strong>Washington</strong> to name a few.

Other prospects who deserve to be mentioned from <em>Hoop Hall West Classic</em>:

Terry Armstrong, 6’7, Bella Vista Prep, 2019, Arizona Committ

Eman Servotic, 6’4, Bella Vista Prep, 2020

Rick Issanza, 7’1, Bella Vista Prep, 2019

Max Allen, 6’8, Bishop Gorman, 2022

Alec Bryan, 6’6, Chaparall HS, 2019

Antonio Reeves, 6’4, Chicago Simeon, 2019

Antown Jackson, 6’7, Clarke HS, 2019

Anthony Irvin, 6’3, Corona Del Sol, 2020

Eric Blackwell, 6’2, Corona Del Sol, 2020

Tyrelle Hunt, 6’5, Coronado HS, 2020

Tyler Mcghie, 6’4, Denton Guyer, 2020

Dischon Thomas, 6’9, Hillcrest Prep, 2019

Oscar Lopez, 6’4, Hillcrest Prep, 2019

Justus Jackson, 5’10, Millennium HS, 2022

Dathan Satchell, Modesto Christian, 2019

Jerry Illiya, 6’6, Paradise Honors HS, 2020

Blessing Nwotite, 6’0, Paradise Honors, 2022

Dylan Anderson, 6’10, Perry Hs, 2022

Carter Van Hammond, 6’10, Perry HS, 2021

Marcus Libman, 6’0, Pinnacle HS, 2020

Jaden Byers, 6’1, Rancho Christian, 2021

Luke Turner, 6’5, Rancho Christian, 2021

Kimani Holt, 6’3, Rancho Solano Prep, 2020

Brett Hardt Jr, 6’0, Rancho Solano Prep, 2021

JT Tan, 6’8, Rolling Hills Prep, 2020

Shemar Morrow, 6’4, Shadow Mountain, 2020

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