Prep Hoops Bash Top Performers

by Tye Jacobs | Posted on Sunday, April 7th, 2019

The Prep Hoops Bash took place last weekend and included some of the state's top overall prospects in action.  Arizona Preps' scout Tye Jacobs was in attendance throughout the weekend for this year's event.  Here are the top overall performers that Jacobs observed from the weekend event (In no particular order)  . . .

Osasere Ighodaro, PF, Powerhouse Hoops, 6-9, 2020

Oso dominates the game with his activity and length. He is blessed to have the mobility of a guard.  The best attribute "Oso" displayed over the weekend was his passing ability.  Oso has to be one of the best passing big men on the high school level.  Coming off multiple high major offers, Oso continues to show why he is one of the hottest recruits in the country.

Za-Ontay Boothman, PG, Powerhouse Hoops, 6-2, 2020

“Tay” is a strong lead guard who is good at picking his spots. Tay continues to show a nice mid-range game and has decision making in the pick and roll.  In transition, Tay always made the right play by either finding the open man or creating his own shot.  Tay also brought it on the defensive end - constantly pressuring the ball and making it difficult on opposing guards.

Alem Huseinovic, SG, Powerhouse Hoops, 6-3, 2020

Coming off a big Division-I one offer from Nevada, Alem continues to show new wrinkles to his game. Today it was the ability to create offense for others.  As the secondary ball handler on the starting unit, he used his playmaking ability to find others in the pick and roll, while shooting a nice clip from the field.  Because of how much a scoring threat he is, it constantly puts pressure on the defense to cover him.  He is another hot prospect to watch over the summer.  I have a feeling his offer list will continue to grow.

Dre Henry, PF, Powerhouse Hoops, 6-8, 2020

Dre is a rebounding big with very soft hands. Dre has good footwork on the block and gobbles up rebounds on both sides of the ball.  Dre is a utility man who does all the small things well - sets great screens, rolls hard to the rim, box’s out well and contests every shot possible. Dre plays with a high motor and gives his all on each possession.

Jake Tawhiao, PG, Game Point Basketball, 6-3, 2020

Jake showed impressive athleticism and size from the guard spot. He created for others and constantly got to the lane. Jake plays with a good pace and seems to always find himself around the ball.

Matthew Rivera, SG, Game Point Basketball, 6-4, 2020

Matthew showed real promise on the offensive end. He showed a quick handle to get defenders off balance and knocked down pull-up shots. He can score from all three levels with his smooth style of play. Matthew is very tough to stay in front of.

Isiah Broady, PG/SG, Team Inspire, 6-6, 2021

Isiah is a guard with great height and length. He is very creative with the ball in his hands and uses that creativity to keep defenders guessing. He showed a great looking right-to-left crossover that, because of his length, is hard to decipher.  In transition, he is a huge threat because of his combined attributes and skill level. At just 16 years old, I think he has huge potential.

Solomon Little, PG/SG, Coastal Elite Slayers, 6-2, 2021

Solomon is a very physical guard who can defend multiple positions. He creates havoc on the defensive end and rebounds at a high rate for his position.  Offensively, Solomon loves being in the lane and puts tons of pressure on opposing guards with his physical drives. His best ability was creating contact and getting to the foul line.

Carson Kelly, PG, Team Inspire, 5-10, 2021

Carson matches jitterbug quickness with a nice jump-shot and good decision making in the pick and roll. He displayed his play-making ability multiple times with nifty bounce passes for easy finishes for his bigs.

Owen Koonce, SF, Colorado Titans, 6-5, 2020

Owen is a strong wing player with the ability to guard multiple positions. He is good on the drive and does a great job crashing the offensive glass. He plays each possession with maximum effort and seems to always come up with loose balls. Owen showed a good-looking spot up jump shot and could transition to a solid player on the next level. He was able to lead his squad to a championship over a talented Powerhouse Hoops squad.

Andrew King, SG, Powerhouse Hoops, 6-2, 2022

Andrew has solid size for the guard position as just a freshman. He shows great touch from the perimeter and plays with good pace for a young guard. He also is good at getting to the rim where he can finish with either hand.

Creed Williamson, PF, Powerhouse Hoops, 6-6, 2022

Creed has shown great improvement with his footwork heading into the summer. He uses his big frame to create post position and rarely squanders the opportunity when he receives the ball. He will be a player to watch as his body and game matures.

Elijah Saunders, SF, Powerhouse Hoops, 6-5, 2022

Elijah’s size and skill level at his young age is rare to see. He can score from all three levels and does a good job of creating his own shot. He is at his best when attacking the basket as few post players his age have the quickness to keep up with his first step. Coming off his first Division-I offer from South Dakota State, it’s going to be fun to see where his recruitment goes.

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