5 Part Series Starting July 1st

Youth Influence Legends Below!!


JR. Hoops Elite Nationals Aug 7th-9th.

Youth Influence Part 1.

“One Of The Good Guys”



Coach Pat. Far Left.


Sometimes we just do not understand how important positive men are in our children’s lives, I mean people who do for your child because they want to see them succeed in life, not because there is a hidden agenda. Well Coach Pat is one of that I respect to the utmost, because he had been taking kids from Cabrini Green & Northside Area and giving them a chance too play basketball and see others parts of the city & state, teaching  life lessons for over a decade. Yes he always had a nice group and they won there share of Championships for sure, but that wasn’t his sole purpose.  There are many kids who can say ” Coach Pat Taught Me That!!” He was the coach who packed 8 kids (with no money) in his car and took them to play games, eat, mentor and became the father too those  kids who didnt have fathers. Not only did he take care of them on the court, he would look after his players as they entered schools. I’ve personally witness several conversations he’s had with his players about life. When I talked too him  it was always about the kids, he would spend his last dollar to keep those kids off the streets he wanted to make a difference and not see those kids less fortunate to fall victim to the streets. While Coach Pat  has coached many kids who have gone on to play College Basketball, that was not his total mission, he wanted his kids to learn how to deal with life, overcome different adversities and be productive citizens as adults. Well we at Jrhoopselite would like to acknowledge one of  Near North Finest!! for contributing to our youth and seeing the difference he made in so many lives, the game definitely misses ya “One Of The Good Guys!!”  Coach Pat. Again Thanks For All Your Work With Our Youth.

Ricky Moore

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July 1, 2020

All Inclusive Illinois, Indiana & Southern Wisconsin Top 150 Class of 2026

This is the initial list for 2026, there are many kids who will emerge on the list as time goe

All Inclusive Illinois, Indiana & Southern Wisconsin Top 150 Class of 2026

This is the initial list for 2026, there are many kids who will emerge on the list as time goes by, there are many kids this young who have not been seen and we do not include kid unless we have seen the kid play. We will be out at School games , Club games and tournaments throughout the Fall and Winter, The list is designed for Promotion Of kids and should be used as Motivation and inspiration, Since this is the initial list it will be done in groups and the individual numbers will be put up after a little more observing in our next Update. There also are times where I mistakenly do not put a kid on the list, feel free to contact me. Again, this is for Motivation “I’ve Coached Numerous Division 1 Kids, who were not in anyone’s rankings in middle school or this early stage,  you are preparing yourself for down the line. Stay focused continue to work and get better.



Thanks & God Bless

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

Lamont Hamilton


Metrell Habin

Victor Guaramato

All Inclusive Top 150 2026

  1. Noah Mister/ Lamont Williams
  2. Metrell Habin
  3. Jamson Coulter
  4. Rajuan Roberts
  5. Nas Rankin
  6. Marquis Clark
  7. Malik Sims
  8. Victor Guaramato
  9. Howard Williams
  10. Ashton Flowers
  11. Larry Harris
  12. Kassidy Nelson
  13. Anthony Liggens
  14. Terrence Hayes
  15. Lincoln Williams
  16. Rykan Woo
  17. Rashaun Porter
  18. Josiah Nance
  19. Keis Johnson
  20. Cedrick Terrell
  21. Champ Parker
  22. Amir Danforth
  23. Jah-Mir Brown
  24. Jordan Walker
  25. Amare Pryor
  26. Christian Giles
  27. Tyjuan Hunter
  28. Jamarion Raines
  29. Torrence Tate Jr.
  30. Tony Horton
  31. Justin Hamlin Jr.
  32. Chase Bradford
  33. Ahmad Lee/ Alijah Little
  34. Kashawn Smith
  35. Reginald ” Trey” Hinton
  36. Carter Newsome
  37. Rico Delassandro
  38. Alphonso Fincher
  39. Jaylen Griffin
  40. Aidan Horton
  41. Bobby Cooper
  42. Travis Marks
  43. Lil Mike
  44. Anthony Liggens
  45. Marcus Jennings
  46. Charles Barnes
  47. Kyjuan McCutheon
  48. Julius Calvillo
  49. Avian Thomas
  50. Demetrius Cooper
  51. Amari Smith- Holley
  52. Troy Adams
  53. Nicholas Stewart
  54. Ronald Mosley
  55. Travon Gourdine
  56. Kenneth Hoover
  57. James Sorrell
  58. DJ
  59. Karson Thomas
  60. Braylon Walker
  61. Justin Oliver
  62. Catrell Moses
  63. Rocco Pagliocca
  64. Jamarion Raines
  65. Allen Fillmore
  66. Jacob Thompson
  67. Torrence Drowning
  68. Torrence Hardin
  69. Bam Whitehead
  70. Letrell Kelly
  71. Cavonis McConnell
  72. Valentino Pertruda
  73. Kijonna Mayfield
  74. James Mason
  75. Letrell Kelly
  76. Will Occomy
  77. Jashaen Bonds
  78. Ricky Shelton
  79. Bradley Morton
  80. King Buford
  81. Prim May
  82. Julian Parker
  83. Nathan Knight
  84. Tristian Walter
  85. Torrence Drowning
  86. Jaiden Henry
  87. Myair Thompson
  88. Jolani Walker
  89. Mark Bell
  90. Carter Hart
  91. Johnathan McGowan
  92. Teddy Fogel
  93. Charles Thompson
  94. Charles Vaughn
  95. Christopher Perry
  96. Keith Parker
  97. Cameron Smith
  98. Pat Irvin
  99. Zyair Harris
  100. Bradley Morton
  101. Jamir Ratcliff
  102. Chauncey Carson
  103. Derrick Piney
  104. Tony Hixon
  105. Curtis Lee
  106. Glenn Brown
  107. Ricky Brunson
  108. Albert Brown
  109. Carl Norton
  110. Kshun Smith
  111. Ethan Jackson
  112. Joseph Blanton
  113. Christian Terry
  114. Carlos Lamond
  115. Mike Pulley
  116. Montis Hilman
  117. Brandon Clarke
  118. Alonzo Piece
  119. Prince Downing
  120. Drayton Clark
  121. Benjamin Jones
  122. Franciso Molinari
  123. Brady Norris
  124. Nickolas Norris
  125. Anthony Jones
  126. Carlos King
  127. Xavier Trouton
  128. Jorge Douglas
  129. Demetruis Strong
  130. Willie Bonds
  131. Morton Smith
  132. Terrence Sanders
  133. Mark Hadin
  134. Anthony Davis
  135. Vince Griffith
  136. Javier Villagomez
  137. Kenneth Goodson
  138. Larry Washington
  139. Malcolm Smith
  140. Andre Parker
  141. Demretruis Bolton
  142. Tyquan Perason
  143. Marcus Thomas
  144. De’ Andre Walker Jr.
  145. James Hughes
  146. Tristian Cummings
  147. La’ Troy Hinton
  148. Brian Velez Jr.
  149. Johnny Martonez
  150. Ricky Wilson
  151. Johhny Mason

All Inclusive Illinois, N.W. Indiana & Southern Wisconsin Top 200 Class 2025

This is the  2025 class list and this is the beginning stages. There are many kids who deserve to be on this list but I haven’t seen them thus far, there are also several prospects who could be a little higher on the list or a little lower but this is an early stage for the class. Jrhoopselite will be in constant contact this fall & Winter. The list is designed for promotion of our youth and designed to motivate kids, there are a lot of kids at this level that I have not seen yet and I will not include on the list until I have actually seen them play. I will be out at various tournaments and school games through out the  winter. Again I want kids to understand that you are preparing yourself for down the line, continue to work and get better,  Again if your name is not on the list it maybe an oversight or I have not have seen you play in person. Feel free to give me a call or text sometimes I omit a kids name while in the process of moving them up or down on list by mistake. Again I will say, use for motivation and keep working. Kids get better at different stages. If you are playing somewhere and want me to come check you out feel free to text or DM me. I’m out 5 of 7 days looking at kids all over. Again I do not put a kid on the list until I have seen them.
Thanks & God Bless Ricky Moore 773 383-0972                
Jeremiah Fears
Yaris Irby
Noah Gorman
Bryce Heard
Tim Winkler
Antonio Munoz
Melvin Bell
  1. Damian Porter Jr.
  2. Yaris Irby
  3. DaMarjay Richardson/ Jeremiah Fears
  4. Bryce Heard
  5. Tim Winkler
  6. Antonio Munoz
  7. Christian Cummings
  8. Melvin Bell
  9. Antwan Mosley
  10. Levell Jones
  11. Elijah Lovesmore
  12. Noah Gorman
  13. Elijah Embry
  14. Martin Ryhne
  15. Cameron Thomas
  16. Aleksander Ryan Alston
  17. James Stampley
  18. Dominique Murphy
  19. Keshaun Vival
  20. Emmanuel Mosley
  21. EJ Breland
  22. Khalil Jones
  23. Tai Colenman
  24. Chris Thomas
  25. Amari Edwards
  26. Emmanuel Hines
  27. Melvin Embry
  28. Isaiah Pickens
  29. Nate Marshall Jr.
  30. Kendall Richmond
  31. Marcus McQueen Jr.
  32. Ramsey Mormon
  33. Mikai Harris
  34. Damreay Davis
  35. Kristian Flowers
  36. Delon Davis
  37. Lorenzo Shields
  38. Armon Augustus
  39. Damarion Denson
  40. Zach/ John Mikrut
  41. Jamarion Bardwell
  42. Isaias Duarte
  43. Al Brooks
  44. Marquan Barksdale
  45. Tristian Saunders
  46. Levarus Grayer
  47. Barack Young
  48. Terrion Benson
  49. Danyil Taylor
  50. Zerrick Johnson
  51. Arnestis Hadjistamalou
  52. Caleb Burgins
  53. Donovan Starr
  54. Darien Green
  55. Yamera Wallace
  56. Synceare Simons
  57. Naveah Hawkins
  58. Jaydon Watts
  59. Marlo Moore
  60. Davion Teague
  61. Brady Selhorst
  62. Knowledge Carter
  63. Jacob Rice
  64. Anton Mosley
  65. Cal Mckay
  66. Anthony Kosi
  67. Deontae Bell
  68. Jackson Hupp
  69. Fernando Rodriguez
  70. Lashaun Stowers
  71. Chase Turner
  72. Daniel Jervier
  73. Ryan Jackson
  74. Nate Cannon
  75. Joshua Pettigrew
  76. Malichi Nelson
  77. Zion Gordon
  78. Cameron Pitts
  79. Jermaine Jones
  80. Rashad Wilson Jr.
  81. Kendall Webb
  82. Travis Murray
  83. Aidan Robinson
  84. Larry Brown
  85. Isaiah Robinson
  86. Milli’on Riley
  87. Kelvion Brown
  88. Jamal Carson
  89. Terry Ricks
  90. Jaylin White
  91. Torrie Harper Jr.
  92. Kendall Cutler
  93. Marcus Haliburton
  94. Erick Hughes
  95. Kendall Wilson
  96. Aj Demirov
  97. Myles Buchanan
  98. D’Monte Meeks
  99. Jory Crocker
  100. Marcus Jackson II
  101. Michael Zaleski
  102. Cornell Peterson
  103. Marco Gonzalez
  104. Willie Stephens
  105. Ian Milletic
  106. Emmanuel HInes
  107. Damarion Denson
  108. Mason Walsh
  109. Brian Sercy Jr.
  110. David Riverton
  111. Kelly Williams
  112. Keshaun Smith
  113. Joel Tunnat
  114. Miles Johnson
  115. Drayton Williams
  116. Kijohnna Brown
  117. James Watson
  118. Scooter Jenkins
  119. Paul Howard
  120. Emaan Thomas
  121. Carlton Brownfield
  122. Shawn mason
  123. Mark Murrell
  124. Booby Watson
  125. Alex Marshall
  126. Morris Alexander
  127. Phillip Mark
  128. George Collins
  129. Tynell Walker
  130. Austin Lathrop
  131. Willie Felton
  132. Cameron Brown
  133. Shawn Wilson
  134. Charles Howe
  135. Kenton Brown
  136. Deontae Hill
  137. Dennis Small
  138. Pierre Pointer
  139. Ricky Peters
  140. Lamont Hinton
  141. Marcus Bell
  142. Thomas Swartz
  143. Phil Johnson
  144. Travail Hollins
  145. Parker Towns
  146. Terrell Mosley
  147. Alphonso Homes
  148. Keshaun Williams
  149. Michael Page
  150. Collin Miller
  151. Julius Penny
  152. Da Marcus Jordan
  153. Erick Millison
  154. Khalil Person
  155. Deng Awour
  156. Michael Thompson’
  157. Lazar Nozinic
  158. Phillip Hall
  159. Cooper Kavanaugh
  160. Marcus Bell
  161. Julius Smith
  162. Antwon Thomas
  163. Justin Goins
  164. Mitchell Rucker
  165. Laurence Smith
  166. Michale Jagileski
  167. Isaac Curtis
  168. James Balston
  169. Colter Walters
  170. Craig Lentz
  171. Heberto Ramirez
  172. Bobby Morton
  173. Collin Miller
  174. Xavier Marshall
  175. Tony Shields
  176. Kenneth Sullivan
  177. David Walton
  178. Jesus Torres
  179. Jason Polowski
  180. Ricky Young
  181. Marcus Bond
  182. Franky Tillman
  183. Charles Thornton
  184. Chris Johnson
  185. William Bell
  186. Juan Ramirez
  187. Micheal Spellman
  188. Justin Robinson Jr.
  189. Clarence Houston
  190. Thomas Small
  191. James Carpenter
  192. Ken Walters
  193. Joshua Smith
  194. Kiki Carter
  195. Lonnel Dorsey
  196. Elijah Venegas
  197. Carter Forrest
  198. Zaire Keys
  199. Quentin Walker
  200. Justin Peoples
  201. Nick Folkes


All Inclusive Illinois & NW Indiana, Class Of 2024 Top 250

All Inclusive Illinois & NW Indiana, Class Of 2024 Top 250

2024 Class Rankings There are many kids who deserve to be on this list but I haven’t seen them lately or haven’t seen them thus far, there are also several prospects who could be a little higher on the list or a little lower but this is an early stage for the class. Jrhoopselite will be in constant contact this fall and Winter. The list is designed for promotion of our youth and designed to motivate kids, there are a lot of kids at this level that I have not seen yet and I will not include on the list until I have actually seen them play. I will be out at various tournaments and School Games through Fall and Winter. Again I want kids to understand that you are preparing yourself for down the line, continue to work and get better,  Again if your name is not on the list it maybe an oversight or I have not have seen you in person. Feel Free to contact me.


Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

New Names Will Be Added March 3rd

James Brown
Carlos Harris Jr.
Matthew King
Christopher Riddle
Antione Glasper
  1. James Brown
  2. Carlos Harris Jr.
  3. Matthew King
  4. Christopher Riddle
  5. Antione Glasper
  6. Sean Brown/ Dekwon Brown
  7. Elijah Simon
  8. Luke Williams
  9. Morez Johnson
  10. Germaine Benson
  11. Kevin Iverson
  12. Mike Jones
  13. Isaiah Green
  14. Jevari Jackson
  15. Christian Brockett
  16. Davione Doty
  17. Willie Williams Jr.
  18. Tim Handy
  19. Keyshawn Harvey
  20. Tyshun Moore
  21. Damon Davis
  22. Adrian Martinez- Jones
  23. Dayvion Johnson
  24. Emmanuel Fooley
  25. Gianni Cobb
  26. Joseph White
  27.  Carson Brownfield
  28. Nazir Duncan
  29. Shaheeb Solebo
  30. David Thomas
  31. Brendale Steward
  32. Peter(PJ) Chambers
  33. Joshua Pickett
  34. Jalen Falcon
  35. Fontain Thomas
  36. Emerson Davis
  37. Jacob Blakely
  38. Devon West
  39. Bryant Hendricks
  40. Max Johnson
  41. Jaden Smith
  42. Davarus Spann
  43. Jett Jones
  44. Drake Washington
  45. Malachi Johnson
  46. Jaden Smith
  47. Brayden Burgher
  48. Jason Jakstys
  49. Josh Aniceto
  50. Reggie Ray Jr
  51.  Mason Minor
  52. James Ty
  53. Darrion Pippen
  54. Lamonta Cross
  55. Philip Erickson
  56. Lee Marks Jr.
  57. Mike Robinson Jr,
  58. Tre Dowdell
  59. Jehvion Starwood
  60. Antwan Smith
  61. Sam Gray
  62. Lebron Williams
  63. Nehemiah Folkes
  64. Jarvis McNeal
  65. Antwon Jones
  66. Terrence Roebuck
  67. Marvin Stephens
  68. Jashon Liggett
  69. Samuel Townsend
  70. Quavion Hoover
  71. Deonte Miller
  72. Jalen Flemming
  73. Dorien Beatty
  74. Stefan Cicic
  75. Jacqsen Bentley
  76. Payton Kayman
  77. Damion Bolden
  78. Eric Werner
  79. Jeffery Fleming
  80. Anthony Williams
  81. Mekhi Austin
  82. Quentin McCoy/ TJ Lee
  83. Javon Tolliver
  84. Tyler Threat
  85. Landon Rivers
  86. Jacqsen Bentley
  87. Carmelo Taylor
  88. Jaden Harrell
  89. K’Shaun White
  90. DeWayne Haliburton
  91. Antione Thomas Jr.
  92. Jerimaya Sims
  93. Jalin Jackson
  94. Parker Sulaver
  95. Fred Garner
  96. Markeise Williams
  97. Tristian Ford
  98. Askia Bulley
  99. Keondre Pitts
  100. Bryce Yates
  101. Doody Samuels
  102. Michael Washington
  103. Tashean Gates
  104. Ethan Samuels
  105. Graham Lathan
  106. Jordan Brooks
  107. Mario Parker
  108. Davion Wright
  109. Justin Brown
  110. Caleb Greer
  111. Dewayne Brooks
  112. Denyell Rush
  113. Maurice Carswell
  114. Kellen Marks Jr.
  115. Javier Malacara
  116. Jayquan Brown
  117. Avian Abrams
  118. Garrett Smith
  119. James Carr
  120. Lemer Burnett
  121. Elijah Harris
  122. Darshaun Thomas
  123. Khalil Washington
  124. Jordan Hall
  125. Demari Jordan
  126. Chandler McCary
  127. Nick Purnell
  128. David Cundiff
  129. Greg Williams
  130. Angel Cintron
  131. Jackson Labkon
  132. Usef Olijah
  133. James Graham
  134. Kristopher Hills
  135. Tyler Terry
  136. Kaden Coppage
  137. Chris Terry
  138. Odell Grimes
  139. Ulises Cardenas
  140. Sincere Cooley
  141. Trevor Curington
  142. Jaydon Wright
  143. Dupree Cooper
  144. Justin Holmes
  145. Bennett Schwanke
  146. Levi Goad
  147. Julius Johnson
  148. Keyonte Thompson
  149. Phillip Young
  150. Justin White
  151. Douglass Strong
  152. Richard Robinson
  153. Victor Green
  154. Johnnie Dumont
  155. Larenz Walters
  156. Derrick Smith Jr.
  157. Herberto Fuentes
  158. Jeremiah Johnson
  159. Enoch Gibson
  160. Collin Cawley
  161. Jesus Rodriquez
  162. Talik Walls
  163. Cameron McCullough
  164. Charlie Robin
  165. Frank Johnosn
  166. Gulliermo Alontes
  167. Harold Mooney Jr.
  168. Marcus Roberts
  169. Quincy Hudson
  170. Prentice Johnson
  171. Alex Gutarra
  172. Jake Hornok
  173. Thomas Copperwood
  174.  James Flores
  175. Michael  Caccitolo
  176. Malcolm Hall
  177. Malachi Davis
  178. Deashawn Murray
  179. Devin Fields
  180. Alex Rudolph
  181. Greg Trenton
  182. Phil Sobowloski
  183. Trevor Currington
  184. Greg Lilly
  185. Kenneth Walters
  186. Joshua Pierce
  187. Brad Fowler
  188. Cole Jungwirth
  189. Marcus Grant
  190. Peter Lawson
  191. Greg Williams
  192. Roland Fouche
  193. Julius Gage
  194. Richard Watson
  195. Brian Glenn
  196. Carlton Hill
  197. Alex Guetierrez
  198. Quentin Drowning
  199. Keshawn Davidson
  200. Yusef Downing
  201. Joshua Evans
  202. Chasson Carter-Webb
  203. Julius Dempster
  204. Michael Frost
  205. Tyler Bobzin
  206. Julius Thompson
  207. Kyle Withers
  208. Brian Thomas
  209. Greg Simmos
  210. Klay Hawkins
  211. Marquis Haynes
  212. Reid Turner
  213. Alonzo Crothers
  214. Jason Jordan
  215. Julian Fernandez
  216. Yusef Muhhammad
  217. Tristian Bolden
  218. Tyrese Miles
  219. Brandon Clemmons
  220. Juan Sotelo
  221. Tony Houston
  222. Quentin Moore
  223. Julis Kall
  224. Prentice Jackson
  225. Alonzo Melton
  226. Julius Brandon
  227. Heriberto Morrales
  228. Nicholas White
  229. Markus Bell
  230. James Stewart
  231. lonnie Smith
  232. Kayton Walls
  233. Ulise Parker
  234. Manny Peralta
  235. William Hughes
  236. Derrick Walton
  237. Preese Mayfield
  238. Alex Carson
  239. Gino Finnuchi
  240. Walter Newton
  241. Paul Synder
  242. James Johnson Jr
  243. Carlton Hinton
  244. Xavier Newsome
  245. Vito Ballanas
  246. Thomas Small
  247. Johnathan Robinson
  248. Bryce Rogers
  249. Tim Johnson Jr.

Promising Prospect # 36

” The Kid Is Special “


Antione Glasper 2024

The average eye can’t see it, the normal basketball fan might miss it, but the people who know basketball will understand right away ” ” The Kid Is Special!!!” There is a player walking around right now who is unassuming, quiet and sometimes bashful. But the kid game is The Truth Introducing  !!Antione Glasper  remember the name the kid  has all the tools, he can shoot it from deep, finish in traffic, mid range game is off the charts, has a burst with the ball in his hands  like no other in the his class, vision top tier and has the combination of instinctiveness and  elusiveness that makes you say ” Damn, That Boy  Don’t Know What He Just Did”. All while moving effortless like it’s just a day at the office, I’m telling you ” The Kid Is Special” . What makes young fella that much more special is he has no selfish bone in his body and he has never been a me first kid, he is equally as happy if his teammates are doing well, even tho his talent maybe superior he never tries too overshadow anyone. I’ve witness Antione  score 30 in a game in spectacular fashion, I witness young fella make moves where he makes his defender fall and then knock the shot down making the packed gym crowd go crazy, I watched young fella in standing room only game hit the game winner as time expires and everyone storms the court,  I watched the kid make players 2 grade levels above look like 5th graders, Yep!! ” The Kid Is Special”. Guess what, not in one instance has he gloated, cheered, talked trash, or even made a kid feel inferior, hell I didn’t even see him smile he just walked off the court like ” Business as Usual.  Here is a kid we say barring injury will be playing D 1 basketball in a few years, young fella is currently rated in our Top 5 Prospects Class Of 2024 and will be in the building  the Top Prospect Showcase Feb 22nd. We would like to acknowledge Antione Glasper as  Promising Prospect #36 ” The Kid Is Special” 

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972


Feb. Stock Risers


Malachi Deming

Malachi Deming 2024- Talk about hard worker deluxe, high energy, give everything ya got, battle in the trenches, scrap on the boards and score in the paint. Look no further and put on your hard hat when talking about Malachi. A fierce competitor on both ends ho stock is rising and rising fast. Look for Malachi to make a jump in updated class rankings later this month, also look for young fella at “The Top Prospect Showcase Feb. 22nd as he is eager to prove he can play with anyone.

Tereik Hurd 2027

Tereik Hurd -2027 Young Fella showed the ability too score in bunches racking up points quickly,he shot the floater off the dribble, showed he can shoot it deep, punished the smaller guards in the paint and has the length to be a problem on the defensive end.   In a class that seems to be stacking up nicely Tereik is a guard who can compete with anyone. Playing on a team who may possess the best 3 guard tandem in the state 2027 ATC( (All Through Christ) Young fella is a problem for opposing defenses. Young Fella is a kid who is looking to show he belongs among the elite. Tereik will be at ” The Top Prospect Showcase Feb. 22nd where many of the elite from the Midwest will be in attendance.


Eric Werner

Eric Werner 2024- Here is a kid who is tough as nails, plays with a lot of energy and excels in transition and a kid who finishes through and absorbs contact at the rim with the best of them. Eric is fiesty & shows the competitive spirit that all coaches love. He is the kid as a coach you say ” I want him on my team” A kid whom I’ve seen grow by leaps and bounds and if his jump-shot continues to progress as it has people are in trouble. Eric’s Stock is on the Rise!!! Look for young fella at the Top Prospect Showcase Feb 22nd. Here is a kid who when coaches get a look I predict will be asking me, ” Who Is That Kid?” We would like to acknowledge Eric as a Feb. Stock Riser


Dewayne Haliburton

Dewayne Halibuton 2024- Here is a long active wing forward who shows the ability to do multiple things, having led his middle school in virtually every category Dewayne is looking to take his game to another level as his ability to break his man off the dribble was showed this past weekend in a highly competitive regional final 4 game. Look for Dewayne to make his appearance in our updated class rankings being released later this month as young fella’s stock is steadily rising.



Destiny Jackson -2025- Wait, Wait, Wait!!! Prospect Alert!!!! Split the defenders, stop on a dime at the elbow, pull up jump-shot money!!!!, Wrap around dribble on  defender cross-court one handed bounce pass in traffic for an assist Dime!!, Jab step, over the top swing one dribble to the right Swish!!. Right Corner Pump Fake, Slide to the Right 3pt Jumpshot Money!!!! Dang!!!!! There are certain kids where you say, Yep they can play, they will be good, then there are certain kids that make you say Uwww!!! She Has Game!!! Yep Destiny Jackson is definitely one of those kids that make me ” SHE HAS GAME!!, here is a kid that has the tools I don’t see in high school kids. Young Lady has range well beyond the 3, she has a yo-yo with the dribble and the poise and understanding  that you rarely see in a player her age. When you see a 7th grader know when to get her own shots, when to get her teammates involved and always plays in the flow of the game that speaks volumes. What Destiny also does that you rarely see in a player her age is she never lets the defense speed her up, she never let them dictate what she wanted to do. Under defensive pressure, tight game, trash talking and physical play, the defender did not bother her at all, she was poised and never rushed into anything or never got rattled. Yep The West-Side Of Chicago Has A Special One Brewing!! I rarely make a statement about kids this early. I did it in the case of Timia Ware( WY Current Girls Player) when she was young look at article in Promising Prospects Section an I’m going to go on record with Destiny, This kid here is a Division 1 Prospect barring injury. We look forward too seeing Destiny compete in our in Inaugural Ricky Moore Top Prospect Showcase For Girls In Feb. Where Many Talented Girls From Midwest Will Be In Attendance and we would like to acknowledge Destiny as our Promising Prospect # 35 ” She Has Game!!!

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Danielle Brooks 2026

Danielle Brooks 2026- ” Yes Indeed, Yes Indeed!!! Star Alert” Young Lady here has “That Special” in her, here is a kid who can do just about any move imaginable with the ball, she has it on a string, can shoot it off the catch or the dribble and she breaks her defenders down at will keeping them off balance with handles girls 3 or 4 years her superior cant do. When you say advanced for her age that’s a big understatement. I have yet to see a kid at this early stage in their career be able to go left, right, shoot with consistency going both ways, handle in traffic and hold her own against the elite middle school area players in 5th grade. The sky is the limit for young Danielle  Chicago get ready for a treat the next few years. We look forward too watching Danielle this up and coming season and we look forward too seeing Danielle compete in the Top Prospect Showcase In Feb. Where we will have many of the elite in the Midwest in the building.

Zariah Green 2025

Zariah Green 2025- Make no mistake about it here is a kid who is extremely talented, Zariah plays the game with an understanding that goes well beyond her age, when you see her on the court you scream ” No Way She 2025 Class!!” Yep young lady out there playing up two years in age and is one of the best on the court despite being young. It amazes me watching her court vision as she sees plays two steps before most and is a thread the needle passer, good perimeter shooter, has good size for the position, knows how to use her body when creating in the paint and finishes well in traffic. The skill set and size is already there. This is easy, Zariah is a no brainer D-1 prospect and definitely one of the best in her class in Midwest. Hell if she were a sophomore in high school right now she would be a prospect, 6 years of growth before college, ” WoW” That’s Scary”  Milwaukee has talent and we expect Zariah in the building in Feb. Top Prospect Showcase. 

Liliana Magana

Liliana Magana 2023- Introducing one of the best shooters in the state regardless of class,Liliana is smart basketball player who makes the game fun to watch, she advanced the ball, moves without the ball and is all about the team but the special skill she has is why I call her “Lady Curry” its my new nickname for Lilly as known to most, when I say she has a knock down 3 pt shot, yes indeed it’s Lethal. I’ve watched young lady play at least 20 games and it’s incredible how accurate she is, yep she shoots it like NBA player Steph Curry. I know one thing the next 4 years a coach will be definitely happy because Lilly can play and will no doubt in our minds make an impact.

Barack Young

Barack Young 2025- Here we go, we see a kid who is problem on the court for opposing coaches as young fella is a combo wing who is to big for the average wing and too fast for the bigger slower forwards. Young Fella displayed an ability to finish at the rim easy, and handle the ball in tight spaces which others his size struggled with, combine that with a nose for the ball and ability too rebound against elite athletes and now we have a kid who made us go watch the film extra close and thus Barack is definitely a kid who will make his way into the class rankings  on Sept 1. and a kid we definitely have to catch again and look forward too monitoring over the next few years. This Kid can play.

Kassidy Nelson

Kassidy Nelson 2026- Here is a kid who showed he is a player, young fella shot it from deep, handled the ball effectively against the older kids pressure handing out assist with both hands equally effective, he used the floater against the bigger and older players in the lane after leaving defends behind. Kassidy fit in as if he were a class older like it was nothing. here is another player who checks all the boxes, athletic frame, length, body type and potential. Sept 1st the initial class rankings for 2026 come out and I tell ya one thing, you wont have to look to far before seeing this kids name, there definitely aren’t many who have the ceiling of Kass. This is one of those players I say Uwwwwweeee if I had him. A combo guard who can impact the game in sooooo many ways, here is kid who people will be talking about for years to come.

Bryce Heard

Bryce Heard 2025- Yes indeed here is a kid who fits the build as prospect, the long wiry wing ( who plays the post because of size at this level most of the time) showed his activity and relentless motor the past two weeks playing in both showcases his age and the level above and showed his versatility with nice ball handling. shot blocking and ability to manuever around the smaller defenders under control. Make no mistake about it, young fella will be climbing his way up the rankings Sept 1st.

Zerrick Johnson

Zerrick Johnson 2025- Young Fella has a motor, while everyone was is concentrating solely on scoring young fella is full court up in ya picking his man up, Zerrick showed the ability to finish with either hand, guard multiple positions and handle going both directions. Zerrick made it look easy putting the smaller guards in the bucket and out quicking the bigger forwards. Here is a kid who is c, getting better and better and I mean fast. look for young fella to make his debut on the class rankings list Sept 1st and we think in two years he will have done passed up many of his classmates they way this kid is progressing.

Antione Glasper

Antione Glasper 2024- The electrifying pg showed a  glimpse of his talent setting up his teammates and spoon feeding the big in team play, then in the one on one he made it look too easy beating several other of our Top 20 players, here is a kid who has things you can’t teach he is so reactionary. He is the player you don’t want to wake up with your talking, they were talking in the one on one and he quickly made a few people look bad. another kid whose stock continues to rise.

Deontae Miller

Deontae Miller 2024 Young Fella showed his speed with the ball and his elusiveness as he was able to break his defenders down off the dribble. Deontae started off slow letting things come to him as this was his first showcase type setting, but as he got comfortable he showed he plays both sides of the floor, here is a kid we figure will be better for the experience and the more he plays against talented players the more his game will rise. Look For Deontae to make his debut in the class ranking when they are released Sept 1.

Tim Winkler

Tim Winkler 2025 – There aren’t many bigs in the class that want to play against bigger and be challenged, young fella wants that, he went up against 2 top 5 players in the 2024 class and wasn’t a bit bothered. Young Fella has been working on his face up game off the dribble and it showed. I tell ya here is another kid who fits that build as “Prospect” One of those kids you hold the van for until he gets there. I can see it a few years from now people at the next level will be all over this kid. Tim Solidified if not enhanced his Top 10 Status in the class wait for the update Sept 1

2025 Collin Miller

Collin Miller 2025- Young Fella came out the gate a little slow and picked things up as the day went on, has the ability to knock it down from deep as evidenced by winning the 3 pt competition with over 80 participants in which young fella final round he was extra outstanding nailing he last 5 of 6 to win. We look forward to watching Collin more and think young fella will be better from the experience.  Young Fella Stock is on the rise.

Marcus McQueen

Marcus McQueen 2025- How you want it, Long range bomb, hesitation dribble and finish in traffic or a subtle pull-up jump-shot, young fella can give it too ya. He fools you with deception, he has a change of speed and change of direction with the ball that’s advanced for his age. Marcus showed he is a combo wing that people will be surely be talking about soon. just remember ya heard it here first ” Shawty Got Game!!” Look for Marcus to make his debut in the class updated rankings being released Sept. 1

Elijah Lovesmore

Elijah Lovesmore 2025- The combo guard continues to raise his game and show improvement as he displayed pinpoint passing leading his team by making the players around him better, it was refreshing to see young fella show the understanding of the game as he picked his spots, here is a kid who can play with anyone in the class, when you walk in the gym with him at the pg you aren’t worried or care who is the opposing pg, you feel you have the advantage. If Elijah continues to improve the long range shot the sky is the limit, here is another kid we have see tremendous growth the past couple of years by leaps and bounds and a kid whose stock is high.

Noah Gorman

Noah Gorman 2025- This kid here just knows how to play, he never forces a bad shot, he moves the ball to the open man, he moves without the ball, he’s about winning, he is crafty off the dribble, one of the best shooters in middle school regardless of class, his basketball IQ is high and he plays with a winning spirit, definitely one of my favorite players to watch in Middle School and one of 4 or 5 kids that make me say, ” Man I wish I Had Him!!!” No Doubt About it Noah Gorman Stock Is High!!!!! This kid has a knack for timely big time plays.

Samuel Townsend

Samuel Townsend 2024- Young Fella is tough, with his superb athleticism he is a kid who can do a variety of things on the floor, he plays bigger than his size list, he has excellent foot speed that allows him to get in the air before others can even get off their feet and he finishes in traffic with ease. Here is a kid who we had not known about and a kid who will make his appearance on our updated class ranking list and a kid who we will be monitoring closely.


Carson Brownfield

Carson Brownfield 2024- Young Fella is a wing who attacks the basket with force, having a physical build young Carson does a lot of damage in the paint, which at this time he has too do for most teams. If and when young fella starts knocking that jump-shot down on a regular he will be a handful for the opposing defenses, as I’ve yet to see anyone in his class keep him from finishing in or getting in the paint, the lefty is crafty.

DeMarrea Davis

2022 DaMarrea Davis- Young Fella is a load, he attacks the basket relentlessly, rebounds over bigger defenders, plays in traffic and has a motor, Here is a kid a coach says “I Want Him On My Team!!” this is a player that people refer too as ” A DOG!!!” on the court.We see DaMarrea as a powerful wing, who is a mis-match for most as he is to big for smaller wing/guards and way way too fast for smaller stretch wings. As Young Fella improves his perimeter shooting he will have coaches heads spinning. Look For DaMarrea to make a big Splash In Our Final 2022 Class Rankings Being Released  8/27. Young Fella is a Monster!!!

Dajuan Bates

2022- Dajuan Bates- Yes Indeed!! Here is a combo guard who ” Has Game!!!” There aren’t many in the class that have the offensive arsenal of young fella,  Dajuan is crafty with dribble (and able to get virtually anywhere on the court he wants) shoots the long range shot well off the bounce or the catch and has the confidence with the ball like ” You Can’t Guard Me!!” we have been lookin for young fella for awhile and no doubt in our mind this is a ” Prospect Who Will Be Making Noise!!!” Dajuan has a smooth game,  his frame and long wiry arms are something that intrigues us even more it could be very interesting for people in a few years, I can see people saying ” Where He Come From!!”  Look for Young Fella to land his name on our Final 2022 list rather high on 8/27


Dominique Murphy

Dominique Murphy- 2025 – Here we go another prospect who we see growing right in front of our eyes, Yep a kid who plays the post early, but has the skill set and talent to become a wing in the future. Dominique or DJ as most call him has been an imposing player in the post for the past year or so, giving kids fits with his footwork, and imposing size to smaller teams, but what amazes us is young fella isn’t just a big kid for his age dominating smaller teams, young fella has a skill set, where he can put it on the floor, face up attack the basket along with taking the undersized players in the post. Look For ” DJ” To rise In our updated rankings being released later this month!!!

Jamin Brown

Jamin Brown 2022- Yep!! This is a kid who is fearless on the court and plays with high intensity and a high motor. as I know him is a combo guard who can score in bunches as I’ve witness young fella go on scoring outburst where he hits 3-4 long range bombs in row and puts points on the board in a hurry young fella is streaky “When He Hot, He Hot!!!”, he has always been able to take a hit and finish as he has been a superior athlete but his skills are catching up to that athleticism. This is a kid who loves to compete, “The Bigger The Game The Bigger He Plays”. With his physical build and fast twitch muscles Jamin has the capability of being one of the elite defenders in the class. Look For Young Fella to Make a Jump In the final 2022 Class rankings being released 8/27

Khalil Ross

2023 Khalil Ross- Yes Sirrrrrrrrrr!!! ” Prospect Alert!!!!. Here is a kid who is hitting his stride, a kid who is getting better and better, a kid who has what a lot of kids in his class don’t and checks all the boxes, Khalil whom I’m finna give my nickname Special K is a 6/4 wing with sooo much versatility. Young Fella can rebound in traffic, push the break, score at the rim and has a knock down 3 that he shoots with range-out to 25ft like he shooting a free-throw. I witnessed young fella knock 3 in row down with a defender hanging all over him. Uwwww. I ve seen this before a kid who is constantly working wasn’t given anything young and now is hungry, improved and on a mission. No Doubt about it Young Fella will make his Debut Top 10 in the 2023 Class Rankings being released next week. I’ll say one thing if you’re looking for a prospect here you go!! Young Fella Has the Right Body Type, Length, Frame that speaks down the line good.

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972



A Look Back!!!

Promising Prospect # 34

” He Has What They Don’t!!!”

Jalen Griffith

I said it two years ago to several of my ” Breakfast Club Members” when he was in 6th grade, ” shorty the truth!!! and if he was in 8th grade he would be one of the Top pgs right now, I don’t care he two grades younger”. Yep I saw a young kid who played with a poise and understanding of the game that just doesn’t come around often. Jalen Griffith is the best pure pg I’ve seen in Middle School in last 5 years. Yes there have been guards who played the point but they were more combo guards to me. Young Fella plays the game where he makes everyone around him better, he has the ball on a string, he has the best vision in the class, he can break any defender down off the dribble, he makes plays where all his teammates have to do is hit a layup because he has collapsed the defense and he has those crafty Kyrie Irving finishes, Yep ” Pg Supreme!!” I’ve witnessed young fella put the team on his back scoring in bunches like 20 in one half and I’ve witness young fella put the team on his back by leading and creating easy baskets for his teammates the ladder of which makes him different and special. Yep ” He Has What They Don’t!” Here is a kid that faces the pressure, never shies away, he is built for the moment and more times that not comes out on top. Yes some are go- getters when they are the favorites and stacked and some go getters because they want it and want the challenges of playing on that big stage. For my money, game on the line give me this kid here. ” He Has What They Don’t!!” I’ll Put My Stamp On, Barring Injury Mark It Down D 1!!” The only thing I see is a debate on, is what D1 level and the only question I have with that is the final height because he has pg skills that mirror  some High D 1 guards right now, Jalen was born to play the position, young fella has the talent too walk in ” ANY HIGH SCHOOL and be on the floor. Young Fella has that ” Special” in him, he has that confidence with the ball in his hands and he is able to see the play before it happens. In watching young fella over the past few years, the think that I’m impressed with is that despite all the attention he gets he still plays for his teammates and it’s all about the team, Yes young fella is truly emerging as a leader. Rated as a Top 3 prospect in the class and moving up by Jr Hoops Elite, we expect to see big things in high school from young fella and we are proud to  acknowledge Jalen Griffith as our Promising Prospect # 33 ” He Has What They Don’t” Look For Jalen The Top Prospect Showcase Feb 23rd where many of the best players in the Midwest will be in attendance.

Ricky Moore


Promising Prospect # 28

” He Can Do It All “

Amari Bailey

If you haven’t seen this young player play you are definitely missing a treat, I suggest you call around, get a schedule and make it your business to go see a “once in a few year player” yep the name is Amari Bailey and he one of the players that I’ve seen at a young age and I give that label ” He Has That Special In Him” a kid who plays the game with the poise of a senior in High School, not a 7th grader. I’ve watched young fella countless times put his team on his back and carry them to victory or lead his team to a close game against an opponent they had no business being in the game. At this level they don’t come around this good that often. I stated last year when young fella was in 6th grade I thought he was one of the Top 10 kids in middle school and had as much potential as anyone and people thought I was crazy. Well young fella is a as poised as they come with the ball in his hands, he always seems to make the correct play, he can set up his teammates, he can get to the paint and finish in traffic and he is knocking the 3 down with incredible accuracy from NBA range. Give me this 6ft 2 point guard to run my team and I have a chance against anybody, I saw Shaun Livingston at the same age and what I thought about him then is the same thing I think about Amari-” Future Big Time College Prospect!!!! “Amari  is special nothing seems to faze him, I’ve seen players try to ruff him, I’ve seen teams put 2 or 3 defenders on him, I’ve seen him in hostile environments where parents and players were going crazy and he never lets a situation take him out of character, Young fella is so so good but you would never know it by how he carries himself on and off the court. I was at a game where everyone in the building were on their feet, Amari and his team were down close to double figures with about 4 minutes to go, young fella took over the game hitting a 3 pointer, knocking down 2 midrange jumpshots, then finishing with a lay-up and a free throw. Then on one of the final possessions his teammate appears to take a bad shot when Amari was open, he missed bad and the opposing team called time-out, with everyone in the gym yelling at the kid “why didn’t you pass the ball”, Amari walks up to his teammate as they were walking to the bench and shook his hand and patted him on his back saying something to the effect don’t worry about it, you could see in his teammates face the way he felt after Amari talked with him, it was just another moment where he displayed to me his leadership and showed he wasn’t above everyone else. Now don’t get being calm as lack of competitiveness spirit because thats in no way the case because young fella is the ultimate competitor as  he excepts the challenge of carrying his team and putting them in position to win and never backs down. Young Fella currently rates as JrhoopsElite# 1 rated prospect in the class of 2022 and as we see it now one of the Top 5 prospects regardless of class.  Shooting, Rebounding, Passing, Leading and Competing ” He Can Do It All “I haven’t seen many doing at this level the way he does it and we would like to acknowledge young fella as our Promising Prospect # 28.”Keep up the Good Work !!!”

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Promising Prospect # 26

                                                                                            ” It Don’t Matter”

Timia Ware

Here is one of the hottest prospect in Middle School right now!!! Introducing Timia Ware from Legacy Charter Yes Indeed!!!! That’s Teresa baby girl. When you look at a prospect who has been tearing it up on the court look no further. Timia has not only been tearing it up, she has been doing this while playing with the boys. Coming from the Westside of Chicago, there are not a lot of options for girls to play competitive basketball as much as she likes, so that forced her to play with the boys and when I tell ya she is a player, that would be an understatement. Playing in probably the most competitive fall league in the state right now (Best of The Midwest), with at least 30 of top 100 boys(Jrhoopselite rankings) in the league, this young lady is turning heads left and right. With games of 17, 15, 14 and 12 pts she does things with the ball that most can’t believe, forget she a girl, “game recognize game” “crossover, step- back- bucket” “split the double team, wrap around the back, underhanded bounce pass- Gotcha!!! Crowds goes crazy. Triple threat, jab step, quick dribble to the left pull-up gotcha!! TIME OUT!!! says the coach. “Who got her?” Next play down, cross over- stop on the dime 25foot pointer— basket!!!! Uuuuuuwwweeeee!!. Coach calls another time out and says “ she a girl, what’s yall problem, yall can’t stop her?” Let me tell ya something coach.” It don’t matter!!!” Tamia is a player; forget the fact that she is a girl, if you don’t recognize and recognize quick, you are in trouble. Barring injury or just plain I don’t want to play anymore, you can mark this one in the book Division 1 easy. This young lady has all the tools and is more technically sound and fundamentally sound than 90 percent of the players in Middle School regardless of gender. Gym after Gym, game after game, people are definitely taking notice. Referees, High School Coaches and Parents are all wondering and asking the same questions, “What’s her name? Where is she going to school?” All I know is that this young lady, has a lot of that “special” in her game and if you haven’t seen her you’re missing a treat. So before you start seeing it in the newspapers, on all the blogs and websites. Go catch a game of Legacy Charter  this season with the up and coming first class coach, “ Coach Troy” he also worth the price of admissions. Jrhoopselite  looks forward to seeing Tamia at the Girls Top Prospect Showcase for girls coming this Winter after the holiday and school season. We would also like to acknowledge Timia Ware as our Promising Prospect “ One thing I know, there is a baller out west who is one of the elite players in the state, Yes she happens to be a girl, but you know what ” It Don’t Matter”.


Ricky Moore 773 383-0972