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Jr Hoops Elite Would like To Congratulate USA Invitees Who Are Former Standouts Who Were Noticed Here At An Early Age. Below Is what we said before anyone ever had them on the big stage.

 

 Patrick Baldwin Jr. The Current Number 1 Player In The Nation(ESPN)

Promising Prospect # 29

“Next Level”

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When I see a player like this he makes me shake my head and say “WOW!!!” I’ve been around many players, high level college and N.B.A. whom I’ve seen when they were in Middle School  and it’s hard to remember one being as polished at this stage as young Patrick Baldwin Jr. Here is a 6ft 5 plus wing that has incredible talent. He does so many things that college players are doing now. I’ve witnessed young fella play in the mid-post like a pro, reverse pivot step back off the glass bucket!!! MJ STYLE, curl the screen, catch and shoot from 24ft. swish!!! looking like Klay Thompson. bringing the ball up the court on smaller defender he gets to his spot and raises over the player like “he’s a chair in a drill !!! Shaun Livingston, All I can think is this kid is so far ahead of everybody in his class with his skill set and understanding of the game he’s Next Level!!! When you look at Patrick it’s easy for me  to imagine him putting up impressive stats in College at a high level in a few years. He is the one kid who has the size that equates to the position(sg/sf) he projects in College right now. While young fella has all the tools and skills, there are some who will mistake his skill set and poise and say he needs to get that “so called dog in him” too them I say “you are confused the kids usually being called the dog are more often than not the ones whose skill set is just that high motor, high energy, grit and grime”. It’s crazy how that is so misinterpreted. I tell people all the time ” you want the kid with the skill and game !!!” all that, he is a dog and plays hard-nose wears off quickly after middle school. Young Fella is “The Truth!!!” He has a sweet stroke and if there are 2 better shooters in his class I haven’t seen them, I’ve watched games where he knocked down 3 of 4 or 4 of 5 like they were free-throws and with his size and high release, it’s like the defenders were helpless. The thing that also impresses me about young fella is he is such a quality kid, he never comes off as the ” I’m a superstar kid” He is all about his teammates and he is always looking for ways to improve, spending countless hours in the gym. Add to that he is an honor roll student and does community service and you have one well rounded young man. Hey High School coach be ready to move somebody over, you have a 4 year starting wing coming in the door day 1 no need to play around he will be ready. Patrick Baldwin Jr. is JrhoopsElite #1 rated prospect in 2021 class, and we would like to acknowledge him as our Promising Prospect “Next Level”  The Top Prospect Showcase is Feb 25th and we look forward to watching many of the top players in the Midwest.

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

 

Khalil Whitney – Another Kid who when we mentioned early in middle school people laughed and said he hasn’t played anywhere, Yep Well just as we suspected the young kid from the 60624, has evolved just like we thought A top 5 player in The Country( ESPN)and still has that same humble and hungry attitude. Congrats To one of the originals Jr Hoops Elite Prospects. We Love Ya Kid and Congratulations.

WHAT AN UPSIDE!!!

                                       Promising Prospect # 12

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Khalil Whitney

Sometimes you see a kid and say “boy oh boy If I had him”. Well there is one kid walking around the Chicago’s Westside and he keeps me making that statement. His name is Khalil Whitney he is the 6/4 wing whom just recently graduated from Gregory Elementary. I have known Khalil and seen him play for more than 3 years. I have witnessed his progression through hard work and effort. Young fella is also one of the highest character kids you will find at his age and takes nothing for granted. I’ve witnessed Khalil dominate games going coast to coast and dunking over his opponents showing things on the floor that make your jaw drop, I’ve witnessed him struggle in games trying to show his versatility, but what surprises me the most is that he is the same kid no matter how he played. He shows a maturity that is well beyond his years and he is very humble. Here is a kid who is progressively getting better by leaps and bounds, he is also a gym rat and wants to learn. His size and athleticism already equate to someone high major colleges will be all over in the next few years. Not many kids combine the size, strength, athletic ability, will to get better and the genetic pool that Khalil possesses. When someone says a kid has Upside this is what they are talking about. Imagine him in a few years with a few more inches” “That’s Scary”, if that happens watch-out. Young fella has steadily been climbing the rankings ever since they were released last winter. Khalil Whitney is currently Jrhoopselite # 4 prospect of 2019 and he has the Upside and Potential to be the best when it’s all said and done. We look forward to seeing Khalil at the faboulus freshmen showcase Aug. 15th and monitoring him through-out high school career as we are formulating player profiles this coming spring for college coaches. Khalil Whitney “boy oh boy” WHAT AN UPSIDE!!!!!! You are Promising Prospect # 12.

Thanks,

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

1/24/16

Adam Miller ESPN Top 20 player In The Nation, Was first Noticed Here And Proclaimed Best Player In The State Here As a 7th entering 8th grader from a small town in Central Illinois. People said we were crazy. Well it doesn’t seem that way now. Congrats on The USA Camp Invite. One Of Jr Hoops Elites Personal Favorites As We Knew He Had That Something In him.

Promising Prospect # 21

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ADAM MILLER

“A STAR IS RISING”

There is a young player who is making quite a statement with his game over the past year and many need to get used to hearing how promising of a prospect young fella is. Adam Miller is showing that he clearly has established himself an elite prospect and seems to constantly be getting better and better A STAR IS RISING!!!!. This silky smooth guard has that “IT FACTOR” about him. He is the kid who takes the challenge of wanting to get better each and every time he steps on the court. A few months ago Adam came to the Top Prospect Showcase and put on a show, showing every imaginable skill and intangible. He was completely unstoppable and left JrhoopsElite prospect the class of 2020. Since then young fella has done nothing to dispel that, in fact he is creating more of a separation. A couple of weekends ago I witnessed young fella playing 15U with the Mac Irvin Fire at NY2LA and he played well, then this past weekend I watched young fella playing at the Toi Baylor tournament in Romeoville and not only did I watch young fella playing up in age play well, I saw him actually taking over for stretches in close games. His team down 1 in second half he nails a long three, then makes a steal and feeds the ultra- athletic combo guard Markeese Jacobs for a layup, on defense he grabs a long rebound, dribbles up court in which he splits defenders and riffles a no look cross court pass to big Spence Boeheim for a lay-in, then follows that up with a basket in traffic. Yep!!  just like that an 8 point lead and the game never got any closer. I’ve been around a lot of young players and there is just something about young Adam that says special!! He lives in Peoria, Illinois and many in the State were not aware of just how good he is. That’s probably a good thing, he didn’t get all the attention early and it seems to have kept him hungry and even more determined. Being from the Central part of the State there are many players who do not get as much attention as some of the Chicagoland Area. Having said that young fella is making a case for JrhoopsElite to get down that way more often. Adam has represented himself quite well in all fashions. Having sat down and talked with young fella a couple of times he one class young man, who is humble and appreciative of everything he seems to take  nothing for granted A STAR IS RISING!!!. I look forward to watching young Adam for years to come and would like to acknowledge him as a Promising Prospect.

Thanks,

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

Andre Casey Jr. Congrats To Our Number 1 rated player this past graduating class, Here Is what we said about him as a 7th grader, A respectful young kid who we think the world of and root for.

” A Problem Causer “

Andre Casey Jr.

Somebody is walking around the Chicagoland Area, that is getting better and better by leaps and bounds. Drop Step BasketMid-Range Jump Shot Basket, On the break watch ya head a Power Dunk Basket, beat your man off the dribble Block Shot Against The Glass, uh oh young fella is  “A Problem Causer” here is a kid  whom people thought would be good in a few years just last year. Well everybody young fella  is ahead of the curve and becoming dominant right now. While I tell people the little guards are always better at an very early age, they have the ball in their hands, they dribble in the basement and hone ball handling skills early, they are quicker at understanding their bodies they look more fluent and polished. The bigs do not have all the early luxuries, but boy do they have all the potential and upside. Introducing Andre Casey Jr a player who has taken his game from a support player who can protect the rim into a feature player who shows all the skills of a future All- State and Division 1 player. I witnessed young fella a couple of weeks ago score 20 plus several games in a row, showing explosiveness to the rim and knocking down the perimeter shot, then this past weekend in the Championship Game at Chicago Jam-Fest I witnessed young fella score 27 being physical and finishing through contact at the rim and consistently knocking down contested jump-shots under pressure in leading his team to the victory and earning MVP. Young Fella is impressive and what makes things even scarier is that “AJ” upside and potential are starting to surface, he is not done growing and still getting use to his body, along with getting better his game and skills are getting smoother. Young Fella is now taking one step and dunking it like kids 4 years his superior, add the fact that young fella is  a great kid whom has always been respectable, polite and very coach-able and you now have the formula for something down the line that’s definitely “Problem Causer” While Jrhoopselite has Andre Casey Jr. as our #2 rated prospect in the class of 2022 he is one of several who has a chance to be special down the line and a kid whom I get 5-10 calls per week inquiring about. We would like to acknowledge Andre Casey Jr. As our Promising Prospect #31 ” A Problem Causer”

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

5/15/17

 

September Stock Risers

“Smooth & Skillful”

Kaiden Space

Kaiden Space 2023- Here is a prospect that people will be talking  an awful lot about over the next few years, young fella has a mature game and everything he does translates to the next level. Kaiden is a combo guard who can do just about everything well on the court. He can break his man down  off the bounce and score at the rim on opponents with ease, he can break the defense down and create for his  teammates, he can knock it down from deep with accuracy and he has the ability to defend either guard position at a high level as his length and lateral foot speed speak “prospect”, here is  a kid whose skill-set says   “all conference, all state potential in high school” While many kids are good right now, they do not have the down the line translation too their game. What also impresses us is young fella Poise on the court. I personally watched this past weekend in a heated game where the opposing team did everything they could( holding, grabbing, trapping) to take and get young fella out of his game or get into his head during the game do all that for not, as Kaiden was totally under control and never forced a shot or rushed into anything he didn’t want to do out there and young fella seemed to knock down every clutch shot including the game winning with 5 seconds left. Mark it down  Kaiden Space is a player who is good right now and will be good in the future, no doubt in our mind. Jr Hoops Elite has young fella in our Top 20 2023 prospects and no doubt about it his Stock Is Rising And Rising Fast.

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

9/21

” Winner Supreme”

Jeremy Fears 2023- When talking about a point guard that  a coach wants is a leader, well look no further as “lil Jeremy” takes a back seat to no one in that category he is what we call a “Leader Supreme” on the court. He is the player who plays the game to win  and only a trained eye knows the subtle things he does that have a huge impact” Young Fella has always had physical gifts to score using crafty moves to get to the bucket finishing extremely well in traffic at the rim or a fancy move in transition. But what sets young fella apart is that he ” He gives the players on his team confidence, he plays for them and is always inspiring or even protective of them” I mean young fella plays the game like an old school player he has the passion to win and will do anything necessary to do that. If you are looking for a lead guard to win a game Jeremy is definitely in my Top 3 candidates I would want leading me with the game on the line. Add to that young fella has had a nice growth spurt and you have a ” Prospect!! that’s out here making noise. I watched young fella this past weekend direct his team like a pro. In a game that went back and forth and had a lot of edge to it, Jeremy was never out of character, as the game was tied up he came down forced the other teams attention towards himself then through and on the money pass too his teammate for the game winning assist. Young Fella is a coaches dream because he is a throwback as  all he does is want to win ” Numbers Mean Nothing To Him!!!” We look forward to monitoring the progress of Young Fella as his Stock is rising and he has emerged in our 2023 class rankings as a Top 20 Prospect.

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

9/21 

All inclusive Illinois, N.W.I and Southern Wisconsin

2023 Top 200 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 Spring and Summer. 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 through out the summer. 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. There are over 550 kids in 8th grade database so far, some kids I may have taken off list until I know better where to input them and a few others I may need the correct spelling, those will go up daily for next week or so, 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. I have had numerous Division 1 kids play for me who were on no ones radar at this stage keep getting better.

                            5 Kids Will Be Added To List in Next day Or So I’m Waiting On Names And Correct Spellings

Thanks,

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

9/11

Jalen Griffith
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Dalen Davis
Mike Davis Jr.
Mike Davis Jr.
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Prentice Young
TRE
Tavonta Jackson
DJ Moss
  1. Marcus Pigram
  2. Tevonta Jackson
  3. Dalen Davis/ Jaylin Griffith
  4. Ashton Williamson
  5. Davius Loury
  6. Jovanta Taylor
  7. Mike Davis Jr.
  8. Taylor Smith
  9. Prentice Young
  10. Keon Alexander
  11. Jamie Hodges
  12. Samuel Lewis
  13. DJ Moss
  14. Mason Jones
  15. Jerl Allen
  16. DaMarion Wyatt
  17. Kaiden Space
  18. Kylan Boswell
  19. Jolani Johnson
  20. Jeremy Fears
  21. Yarell Greer
  22. Cordy Johnson Jr.
  23. Kamarion Cobb
  24. Jowan Villuella/ Darrion Baker
  25. Jabian Acosta
  26. Collin Wainscott
  27. Ahmere Carson
  28.  Michael Ratcliff
  29. Mehki Cooper
  30. Emmett O’Shaugnessy
  31. Josh Oraegbu
  32. Raeshom Harris
  33. Jeremiah Pickens
  34. Bryce Tillery
  35. Leirre Collier
  36. Solomon Mosley
  37. Mantas Zilys
  38. Darrin Ames Jr
  39. Diamonte Meeks/ Jeremy Bennett
  40. Maurice Thomas
  41. Donavan Younger
  42. Bryce Shoto
  43. Darrion Towns
  44. Katrell Weekley
  45. DeAndre Almore
  46. Terrell Craig
  47. Shawneek Brown
  48. Cameron Christie
  49. Mantas/ Rokas Castillo
  50. Ray Maurchie
  51. Ethan Brooks
  52. Marcus Guyton
  53. Grant Vievesis
  54. Vijay Wallace
  55. Damahrion Morris
  56. Bryce Coleman
  57. Justin Page
  58. Aarion Bagley
  59. Evan Jackson
  60. Israel Hines
  61. Mehki Lowery
  62. Richard Barron
  63. Timmeon Ford
  64. James Stevenson
  65. Brock Zellinger
  66. Payton Pitts
  67. Dauntrell Dixon
  68. Brennan Horton-Lee
  69. Jaren Jackson
  70. Ja’Khorian Jones
  71. Lynell Williams
  72. Taj Brunson
  73. Jerrod Gee Jr.
  74. Immanuel Golden
  75. Isaiah Giles
  76. Kros Barrett
  77. Andrew Kelley
  78. Sherod Dent Jr.
  79. Joe Spaccapaniccia
  80. Jordan Gibson
  81. J’veon Bardwell
  82. Zach Leduca
  83. Peter Mcshane
  84. Austin Robinson
  85. Isaiah Torres
  86. Armani Woods
  87. Darrell Island
  88. Marcus Williams
  89. Jamar Jackson
  90. Isaiah Hall
  91. Kendall Taggart
  92. Brian Diaz
  93. Luke Pettway
  94. Richard Jackson
  95. Donovan Collins
  96. Dirk Nickson
  97. Aminu Habib
  98. Jason Oboye
  99. Akeem Crivens
  100. Dirk Nickson
  101. Jaden Small
  102. Jeremiah Roberts
  103. Myan Whitfield
  104. Alex Lopez
  105. Anthony Davis
  106. Jacobi Moore
  107. Marquil Mcbride
  108. Marrion Wells
  109. Jordan Croegaert
  110. Marcus Thompson
  111. Cameron Chandler
  112. Tyler Christian
  113. Michael Doss
  114. Shawn Pearson
  115. Quinton Hunter
  116. Julius Caldwell
  117. Aaron Dabner
  118. Elijah Nelson
  119. Julius Hawkins
  120. Wilson Tolsom
  121. Will O’Shield
  122. Collin Wilson
  123. Autin Wilson
  124. Clinton Pearson
  125. Malcolm Thompson
  126. Morgan Nelson
  127. Kenyon Grant
  128. Phillip Mckay
  129. Torey Johnson
  130. Sam Notre
  131. Jason Glass
  132. Julio Morales
  133. Quetin Brewster
  134. Lonnie Rhodes
  135.  Lamont Young
  136. Torrence Hope
  137. Justin Hall
  138. Jesus Gonzales
  139. Morton Holmes
  140. William Newson
  141. Thomas Small
  142. Joseph Banks
  143. Lonnie Wilson
  144. Quentin Walton
  145. Marcus Dotson
  146. Jamal Hosuton
  147. Norris Flemming
  148. Samuel Hill
  149. Freddie Rose
  150. Kenny Smith
  151. Patrick Turner
  152. Stewart Jones
  153. Kenneth Smith
  154. Tom Bruenelli
  155. Joseph Wood
  156. Thom Burr
  157. Julio Rodriguez
  158. Martin Pope
  159. Earnest Miller
  160. Kristian Patterson
  161. Justin Homes
  162. Malcolm Johnson
  163. Ellis Parks
  164. Nelson Williams
  165. Broderick Potts
  166. Marcus Patton
  167. Jason Jagielski
  168. Malcolm Bridges
  169. Richard Flower
  170. Manuel Huerta
  171. Zachery Strong
  172. James Kinton
  173. Greg Walls
  174. Troy Bell
  175. Frederick Pruit
  176. Lance Walker
  177. Ulisse Colemean
  178. Mike Trotter Jr.
  179. Vince Petrelli
  180. Timothy Hartman
  181. Curt Wilkerson
  182. Brandon Harvey
  183. Catrell Watson
  184. Zaire Baker
  185. Vance Malloy
  186. Michael Roberson
  187. Derrick Robinson
  188. Paul Motrolis
  189. Xavier Morales
  190. Austin Goodman
  191. Donnell Irving
  192. Simeon Dobbs
  193. Marcus Porter
  194. Zach Jones
  195. Joshua Thompson
  196. Isaiah Young
  197. Terry Clark
  198. Freddy Marshall
  199. Isaac Ferguson
  200. Quincy Dumas
  201. D’Ante Collins

All Inclusive Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin Class Of 2024 Top 100

This is the initial 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 Spring and Summer. 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 through out the summer. 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.

10 names and several pictures will be added in various spots This Weekend as I want to ensure name is spelled right and I have the right kid,so keep checking back and again there will be updates every few months, keep working and progressing. Again Remember I do not put a kid on the list until I have seen them play. 

Thanks,

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

9/6

Nazir Beamon
Tayshawn Bridges
Willie Williams Jr.
Carlos Harris  Jr.
Antoine Glasper
Jehvion Starwood
  1. Tayshawn Bridges
  2. Nazir Beamon
  3. Sean Brown
  4. Matthew King
  5. Carlos Harris Jr
  6. Adrian Jones
  7. Jarvis Mcneal
  8. Dehvion Johnson
  9. Antione Glasper
  10. Nazir Duncan
  11. R.J. Mckinney
  12. Kevin Iverson
  13. Mike Jones
  14. Lamonte Cross
  15. Willie Williams Jr.
  16. Askia Bullie
  17. Gianni Cobb
  18. Dorien Beatty
  19. Quentin Demus
  20. Dekwon Brown
  21. Jashon Liggett
  22. Jett Jones
  23. Kyrien Childs
  24. Jalen Falcon
  25. Jehvion Starwood
  26. Mason Minor
  27. Peter Chambers
  28. Carson Brownfield
  29. Grayson Young
  30. James Ty
  31. Tyshun Moore
  32. Bryant Hendrick Carter
  33. Drake Washington
  34. Antione Thomas Jr.
  35. Landon Rivers
  36. Christian Brockett
  37. Dewayne Brooks jr.
  38. Tre Dowdell
  39. Demario Eddins Jr.
  40. Robert Motley
  41. James Carr
  42. Fred Garner
  43. Tristian Ford
  44. Dominick Hobbs
  45. Christian Pruit
  46. Kenneth Hoover
  47. Rico Jackson
  48. James Wilson
  49. Doodie Samuels
  50. Emerson Davis
  51. Parker Sulaver
  52. Michael Robinson
  53. Justin Brown
  54. Jaylen Carswell
  55. Levi Goad
  56. Wentrell Holland
  57. Garrett Smith
  58. Sam Gray
  59. Dennis Watson
  60. Darshaun Thomas
  61. Mark Bell
  62. Khalil Washington
  63. Oscar Towne
  64. Demari Jordan
  65. Graham Lathan
  66. David Cundiff
  67. Justin White
  68. Greg Williams
  69. Angel Cintron
  70. Ulise Cardenas
  71. James Graham
  72. Khalil Parker
  73. Sincere Cooley
  74. Trevor Curington
  75. Dupree Cooper
  76. Justin Holmes
  77. De Markus Morris
  78. Julius Johnson
  79. Keyonte Thompson
  80. Phillip Young
  81. Richard Robinson
  82. Victor Green
  83. Johnnie Dumont
  84. Derrick Smith Jr.
  85. Herberto Fuentes
  86. Jeremiah Johnson
  87. Enoch Gibson
  88. Collin Cawley
  89. Jesus Rodriquez
  90. Talik Walls
  91. Millenci Fanucchi
  92. Harold Mooney Jr.
  93. Marcus Roberts
  94. Quincy Hudson
  95. Prentice Johnson
  96. Alex Gutarra
  97. Ben Jacobs

All Inclusive Illinois,N.W. Indiana & Southern Wisconsin Top 100 Class 2025

This is the initial 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 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 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 6 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

8/31

 

Ewell Clinton Jr.
Damian Porter Jr.
Noah Gorman
Tai Coleman

 

 

 

 

  1. Ewell Clinton
  2. Damian Porter Jr.
  3. Jeremiah Fears
  4. Elijah Griffith
  5. Christian Cummings
  6. Emmanuel Mosley
  7. Aleksander Ryan Alston
  8. Tim Winkler
  9. Jaiquan Holman
  10. Tai Coleman
  11. Damajay Richardson
  12. Makai Kwame
  13. Keshaun Vaval
  14. Noah Gorman
  15. Demareay Davis
  16. Dontae Bell
  17. EJ Breland
  18. Elijah Lovemore
  19. Jaydon Watts
  20. Khalil Jones
  21. Chris Thomas
  22. Jaylin White
  23. Dominique Murphy
  24. Armon Augustus
  25. Marlo Moore
  26. Cal Mckay
  27. Joshua Smith
  28. Isaiah Pickens
  29. Joshua Pettigrew
  30. Terrion Benson
  31. Ian Miletic
  32. Caleb Burgins
  33. Kelvion Brown
  34. Taven Brunson
  35. Michael Zaleski
  36. Amarie Edwards
  37. Lashaun Stowers
  38. Donovan Starr
  39. David Johnson
  40. Sammy Toomer
  41. Mark Sanders
  42. Kristian Flowers
  43. Sabastian Mesa
  44. Milli’on Riley
  45. Jornell Carpententer
  46. Shawn Mason
  47. Jamal Carson
  48. Carlos Lemond
  49. Marcus Bond
  50. Erick Hughes
  51. Kendall Wilson
  52. Davion Teague
  53. D’Monte Meeks
  54. Ryan Jackson
  55. Fernando Rodriguez
  56. Marcus Jackson II
  57. Cornell Peterson
  58. Tristian Saunders
  59. Marco Gonzales
  60. Willie Stephens
  61. Brian Sercy Jr.
  62. David Riverton
  63. Kelly Williams
  64. Keshaun Smith
  65. Joseph Blade
  66. Kijohnna Brown
  67. James Watson
  68. Booby Watson
  69. Alex Marshall
  70. Morris Alexander
  71. Phillip Mark
  72. George Collins
  73. Austin Lathrop
  74. Frank May
  75. Shawn Wilson
  76. Tavares Spencer
  77. Daniel Jervier
  78. Kendell Webb
  79. Charles Howe
  80. Kenton Brown
  81. Dennis Small
  82. Torrence Small
  83. Ricky Peters
  84. Lamont Hinton
  85. Marcus Bell
  86. Thomas Swartz
  87. Phil Johnson
  88. Malik Wilson
  89. Parker Towns
  90. Alphonso Homes
  91. Keshaun Williams
  92. Michael Page
  93. Julius Penny
  94. Da Marcus Jordan
  95. Erick Mills
  96. Laurence Smith
  97. Michale Jagielski

Aug. Stock Risers

” Them Dudes”

Ashton Williamson, Jamie Hodges, Tevonta Jackson

Those 3 kids- Definitely Stood out and showed they are among the elite in the class, all received votes for Top Prospect Showcase MVP. These players have a skill set and the talent that makes them prospects to keep a close eye on for sure and all will be in our updated Top 10 no doubt about it. Ashton is the lean combo guard that we first saw as back-up role player a couple of years ago and we said ” Coach He Is The One!!, What you Doing?” my oh my has he blossomed into an ultra elusive, slicing and dicing big guard who can see the floor, finish in traffic and make just about any offensive play needed at this level and would be one of the Top 5 kids in the class I would start my team with, Jamie is the hard to guard pg, who makes it look so easy at times and reminds us of a young ” Sherron Collins” one of  Ricky Moore’s favorite and former McDonalds All-American and National Champ and Tevonta Jackson is one of those ultra smooth big guard/wing forward that puts you in the mind of a young Tracy McGrady at this level, he does whatever he wants and makes it look sooooo easy at times. These Young Men Are Definitely Some Players and The Future Looks Bright!!!

Kylan Boswell

Kylan Boswell 2023- You tell me young fella wasn’t here to make a statement. I’ll say “YOU A LIE!!!” from the onset Kylan Boswell was at the Top Prospect Showcase to show he belonged in the conversation with the elite in the class and boy did he do that leaving as All Showcase First Team, young fella showed the ability to knock the jump-shot down from deep, (which we had known he could do as we were in attendance when he knocked down game winner in sectional championship earlier this year) create off the dribble and  get in the paint whenever he wanted and as he always does he showed the ability to change speeds and keep his defender off balance and score with crafty shots. What we did not know was that young fella has that edge about him, Yep he has the competitors spirit where he wants to win and compete at everything he is fearless. While some others were ducking on defense and not trying to get crossed over or scored on young fella was on his man and in his man every-time and if he got scored on ” so what!!! he excepted the challenge everytime!!!” Currently our 29th rated player in the class, that’s surely to go up in our updated rankings being released in 2 weeks. Do me a favor and when mentioning elite guards in the class ” Do Not Forget The Kid From Central Illinois!!!!!! “

 

Kamarion Cobb

Kamarion Cobb 2023- Yes sirrrrrr!! I see another one of those kids who make me say “I want Him!!!” KJ as known to many is a player who plays at a different speed than most, he is a highly active wing who can get where he wants virtually on any defender, young fella was scoring at will for his team in a couple of games I watched. While we can see that most would be using young fella as a force down low because of his superior athleticism, current size, will power and over all dominance in the paint area. We see young fella as promising power slashing big guard, who can give opposing defenses nightmares. Young Fella scored in bunches at the Top Prospect Showcase in route to earning All-Showcase First Team, but what makes us so excited is we see the potential of  what young fella can be. We will be keeping a close tab on KJ and young fella will be making his debut in the updated rankings rather high when they are released in 2 weeks as young fella is one of our Stock Risers.

Jamarion Walker

Jamarion Walker 2021- Here is a player who came in the Fabulous Freshmen- Super Soph Showcase last week as a name many hadn’t heard of and JrHoopsElite hadn’t previously seen, young fella definitely showed he is a player of note and one to keep and eye on. Jamarion is an athletic wing who showed the ability to score in traffic, defend multiple positions and has a mentality of ” I’m going to show you!!!” yes young fella is fearless and when playing the game he showed no signs of respecting the so called bigger names, he was there to make a name and make a name and impression he did. The way young fella plays and his all around activity on the floor, he is a kid who will always have a chance to make an impact on any game, young fella was a standout at the Showcase and is one of our August Stock Risers and Look for Jamarion to make his debut in the updated class ranking when they come out in 2 weeks.

Nick Owens

Nick Owens 2021- While others are at their peak, some youngsters are getting better, here is a kid who appears to be getting better with each month. Nick came in to the showcase last week and showed he is a multi skilled player and even when he  wasn’t scoring, he used his length and size on defense to stay involved in the game. After watching Nick you see his jump-shot is consistent and his ability to finish in traffic and create his own shot is vastly improving. Nick Owens Stock is definitely improving.

Articles Coming All Week Every Day! Rankings Being Released In Two Weeks

News & Notes

Over the past two weekends JrHoopsElite has seen many prospects in tournaments and we hosted our Annual Twice A Year ” Top Prospect Showcase” and boy was it fun, we saw a lot of talent from the Young Player Showcase- Fabulous Fresh/ Super Sophs, We would like to Thank everyone involved.

Standouts in  2021- 2022. 

Ahmad Bynum- Young Fella was terrific, as he showed his offensive package, scoring from every level and make it look easy at times going on offensive flurries where he scored 5,6,7 buckets in a row a few times. Had The crowd on their feet. When Young Fella Plays ” He Is A Show Stopper No Doubt About It!!”

Jaylin Gibson- The Big Pg, came in and showed he has worked on his long range shot knocking them down from N.B.A. range with ease and yes he still showed his ability to get past his defender at will. Young Fella is one of the elite in the class no doubt.

Darryl Reed – If there is anybody, who came in and turned heads and many people were unaware of it was this young fella, young fella earned the nickname ” Embid!!” as he showed footwork, ran the floor like a dear, scored in traffic and protected the rim. Young Fella will definitely make his debut in our Top 20 released in a couple of weeks.

Wesley Woods-  showed the ability gets where he wanted with the ball in his hands of the dribble he is ” cat quick”, He has the right frame and athleticism to lock up on defense as he showed in the 3 on 3 and also shows the ability to finish in traffic with his athleticism, we didnt get a chance to see much of his jumpshot, but if he gets that down watch-out, young fella will be updated rankings.

Norvell Meadows- He had a burrage where he went for 20 points in 8 minutes, he and BlackCat went at each other, with Norvell Meadows team coming out the winner, Young Fella is one of Top scorers in the class no doubt about it. “He Has A Different Will”

Phillip Cunningham- The ultra aggressive athletic guard came in and served notice he can play with anyone no doubt. Young Fella slashed his way to basket at will and was unarguable at times, he is a kid who likes contact and can finish at the rim against size and he has the ability to lock up his opponent. Came in and made a name!!!

Donovan Byrd- Talk about impact player, this pg is very effective at leaving his mark on the game, a savvy pg who dispite his size, attacks the rim and stays in paint creating opportunities for his teammates.

Leonte Lilly- Young Fella showed off the dribble he is unarguable, he is electric one on one or in the open court and has every kind of ” Kyrie Irving” finish at the rim.

Jalen Houston- Yes Indeed! young fella showed the game that earned him the showcase name ” Unfinished Business!! a couple of years ago. In the Championship game with his team down 8 with less than two minutes left, young fella took over nailing a couple of 3’s, a steal at half court for a layup and another basket to win the Championship Game. He’s Back!!! and ready to explode this upcoming season as he has “Unfinished Business!!!”

Lashun Glover- The Kid has talent, he showed the ability to get where he wanted on the floor and scored at all 3 levels, people ask is he a pg or a sg. I say young fella is a basketball player who competes and gets it done no matter. Yes Sirr!!.

James Hayes- Young Fella was dominant, If I didnt have 20 people asking me ” Who Is That?” They gave him nick names like ” Donovan Mitchell” and he is a kid whose stock rose as much as anyone and a player who is surely to be recognized by people everywhere very soon. Young Fella is a Player and will definitely be making his way into top 25 in update.

Enari Thomas- An attacking guard, who plays both ends of the floor and capable of making the winning play on either end of the floor and does it with equal pride. Young Fella tough as nails and a competitor supreme.

Sean Burress- A smooth pg, who showed his game is improving at all levels, young fella can hold his own with anyone and now plays with a swagger that he knows it. Some players are steadily getting better and people are noticing Sean Burress Is One Of Them!!!

Jaylin Dunlap- Young Fella Showed several good moves, if he ever gets that hunger to show game on every play, people will see a whole different player. Young Fella has real game and is smooth a little to smooth. make no mistake about it the talent is there.

Kevin Gentry- Young Fella showed his skill level is there, once his body strength catches up some people will be saying ” where he come from?” yep another guard in the class who has game.

Marquez Sims- Young Fella used his length and frame too throw-down some tremendous dunks, as he stood out immediately. Then young Fella showed his skill set with the ball and his wing span on defense, “WoW He Good!!”, ” Where he come from?”, ” What School he go to I have to catch his games this fall” where some of the quotes, Yes Another Stock Riser.

Ricky Moore

8/21

 

 

 

 ” As Tough As They Come!!!”

Carson Brownfield 2024- No doubt about it young fella is a problem for opposing teams, talk about a force attacking the basket, talk a bout a relentless glass eater, talk about you want someone with a nose for the ball,”look no further, young fella is relentless!!!!” After watching young fella for just a short time you can see he wants it and is fearless. I personally watched young fella out rebound kids 5-6 inches taller, then slice and dice his way around smaller defenders and finish in traffic over bigger players for a bucket. playing a league against kids a grade older young fella is definitely holding his own. Right now it looks like Carson is a kid who played down low early as a kid, but someone who can transition to the perimeter down the road. Young Fella is a match up nightmare at his grade level right now for  as he is too quick for the slower bigs and too strong for the smaller wings. In  short sample size young fella has shown a quick burst to the rim and a tenaciousness to rebound at a high rate. There is no doubt about it young fella will be in the updated 2024 class rankings being released Sept. 1 and a prospect who we are sure to keep close tabs on.  

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8/15

“Game Recognize Game”

Lamont Hamilton 2026

Lamont Hamilton 2026- Yes Indeed!!!! make no mistake about it, we have one of those young prospects who we figure to be talking about for years to come. The attacking pg who is virtually unstoppable at getting where he wants on the court Lamont Hamilton AKA ” Doodie” is a problem for opposing teams, We watched young fella shred teams last weekend in route to leading his team to the Jr Hoops Elite Nationals as he was M.V.P. of the 10U division. Young Fella showed every skill imaginable, he knocked the outside shot down a few times, he was slicing and dicing his way to the basket and spoon feeding his teammates, he showing the ability to lead, his vision and awareness was off the charts for his age as he was making length of the floor passes that kids 3 years his superior have a hard time making or even seeing for that matter and ” Nooooooobody Could Stay In Front Of Him Of The Dribble” Beware Racine Wisconsin Got “One Of Them Dudes”. Our class 2026 rankings do not come out until next year and as we see it right now young fella is right up there with the elite in the Midwest in his class no doubt about it. Young Fella plays with a swagger and a very competitive edge we look forward too monitoring ” Doodie for years to come, we also look forward to seeing young fella at the Young Player Showcase Aug 11th. where many of the talented players in the Midwest will be in attendance, I know young fella licking his chops right now.

Thanks,

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

7/11/2018

 All Inclusive Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin Class Of 2024 Top 60 Rankings

This is the initial 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 Spring and Summer. 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 through out the summer. 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.

10 names and several pictures will be added in various spots Fri- Monday as I want to ensure name is spelled right and I have the right kid,so keep checking back and again there will be updates every few months, keep working and progressing. Again Remember I do not put a kid on the list until I have seen them play. 

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Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

Nazir Beamon
Tayshawn Bridges

 

 

Willie Williams Jr.
Carlos Harris  Jr.
Antoine Glasper
Jehvion Starwood
  1. Tayshawn Bridges
  2. Nazir Beamon
  3. Matthew King
  4. Carlos Harris Jr
  5. Adrian Jones
  6. Sean Brown
  7. Antione Glasper
  8. Nazir Duncan
  9. R.J. Mckinney
  10. Willie Williams Jr.
  11. Kevin Iverson
  12. Mike Jones
  13. Lamonte Cross
  14. Askia Bullie
  15. Gianni Cobb
  16. Jashon Liggett
  17. Dorien Beatty
  18. Kyrien Childs
  19. Jalen Falcon
  20. Jehvion Starwood
  21. Mason Minor
  22. Dekwon Brown
  23. James Ty
  24. Tyshun Moore
  25. Quentin Demus
  26. Drake Washington
  27. Antione Thomas Jr.
  28. Landon Rivers
  29. Christian Brockett
  30. Dewayne Brooks jr.
  31. Tre Dowdell
  32. Robert Motley
  33. James Carr
  34. Fred Garner
  35. Tristian Ford
  36. Kenneth Hoover
  37. Bryant Hendrick Carter
  38. Rico Jackson
  39. James Wilson
  40. Doodie Samuels
  41. Emerson Davis
  42. Parker Sulaver
  43. Justin Brown
  44. Jaylen Carswell
  45. Levi Goad
  46. Wentrell Holland
  47. Garrett Smith
  48. Dennis Watson
  49. Mark Bell
  50. Khalil Washington

New Articles Below!!!

 

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7/11/2018

 

DJ Moss 2023

DJ Moss 2023- Here we go again, another prospect who is taking his game to a new level and adding to his repertoire, young fella has always been a player who could dominate a game, when he was young he was physically just too much for others to handle and used that too his advantage, fast forward a year later and we have a player who can dominate inside and now has showed he can attack off the dribble and score creating his own baskets or he can knock it down from deep. Last weekend at the Jr Hoops Elite Nationals young fella showed he has been working on his game and not relying on reputation or strength, he stepped outside to knock down the long range 3 on the regular and knocked down at least 3 in the Championship game in route to being named game MVP. Young Fella can be a handful for anyone to stop because he is relentless at getting to the basket and scoring on or over opponents, now the perimeter is coming along ” Watch Out” Look For DJ in the updated Jr Hoops Elite 2023  rankings coming out for his class 7/17. as young fella is ready to make his claim among the elite, we also expect to see young fella at the Top Prospect Showcase Aug 18th. where many of the Top Players in His Class will be in attendance.

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Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

” Sneaky Good”

Leirre Collier 2023

Leirre Collier 2023- Nice move to the cup, long range bomb, two dribbles to the left pull-up ” wait wait wait!! who is this?” then as you pay close attention you see that young fella can play. His name is Leirre Collier and he has a smoothness too his game, not a lot of talking, not a lot of show boating, just straight to the point a skillful wing who showed all the signs of a prospect you will get to know. What also impressed us was  young fella competed hard on the floor and showed great character and respectfulness when a few calls didn’t go his way he seems very coachable. Playing for one of the up and coming talent heavy programs in Illinois the Illinois Blaze, young fella is a player who many will be talking about soon as he has a very nice offensive package. We look forward to catching Leirre an awful lot and monitoring his progress, here is a kid who will definitely make his way into our updated class ranking coming out 7/17 as there will be a lot of movement.

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Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

14U

Midwest United All Stars

13U

11U

Illinois Ice 11U

10U

Butler Elite 11U

What Difference A Year Makes!!

Sean Burress

2021- Sean Burress- Sometimes it takes awhile to understand, Sometimes its takes maturity in the body and sometimes it just takes a change in attitude, well it looks like young fella is starting to put things together and has the attitude of ” I’m Just As Good!!!” In watching young fella this past week, there is no doubt in my mind young fella has a change in attitude. It use to be where young fella would lay back and fit in, sometimes looking a bit overwhelmed and giving a little to much respect for the opponents, No Sirrrrrrrrr!! Not Anymore, young fella is showing all the tools he possesses, he has gotten bigger and stronger and showed the ability to take his man off the dribble and finish at the rim, where before he would go in probing and basically looking to pass after taking a few dribbles in the paint. while others have had a stand still, Sean has blossomed and surpassed many of his classmates. Young Fella is definitely on the rise.

Dreqaun Williams

Dreqaun Williams 2021- If Somebody tell young fella he is not the best pg in the class a fight may occur immediately, I do not know a more fearless competitor who continues to rip apart the more celebrated guards in his class, I have witnessed young fella on a few occasions but his lesser talented team on his back and destroy 1,2 and even 3 defenders at a time. I personally watched young fella put on a show in Milwaukee at AAU event and playing shoe sponsored teams, he has come back and picked right up during the spring season with his school. If you need a poised under controlled, scoring pg who has the heart of a lion. look no further another kid whose stock is rising.

 

 

Jeffery Brazziel

Jeffery Brazziel 2022- Well here we go again a ” Prospect Alert!!!,” Here is one of those kids that speaks upside and next level potential as soon as you seen him walk on the court. It didn’t take me long to notice this 6″2 combo guard who has a silky smooth game, he can knock it down from deep with an effortless release, he can finish at the basket with his length, he can use his size to see the floor and pass over smaller guards and he uses his length well on the defensive end. When we look at players we see a lot of kids who can play at this level and dominate but that the things they do may not translate, well Jeffery is one of the kids we see doing well on the next level and his talents we see translating pretty well. Young Fella definitely fits the bill of Prospect!! Young Fella will make his debut in the all inclusive Jr Hoops Elite Updated All Inclusive Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin rankings being released all this week class by class. No doubt about it some people will be sliding down as young fella debut will be pretty high. We also hope to see young fella in the Fabulous Freshmen and Super Sophomore Showcase Aug. 11th  as many of the Top Players In the Midwest will be in attendance.

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6/4

 

Nazir Beamon

Nazir Beamon 2024- ” Domination!!! was what I saw when looking at young fella this past weekend. It will be hard for someone to stop him in that 2024 class, young fella is what we call  ” A Dog!!!!” Yes, the first move he made was through 3 defenders, and I said ” it’s going to be a long night for the opposing team” because Naz as known by many was just too strong off the dribble for the opposing teams, then it’s was like young fella was trying to prove a point, as he nailed a 23, 25 and 27 ft 3 pt jump shot from the left wing, like don’t think I can’t do this too, then he set up his teammate with back to back assist. You could tell after young fella erupted for 15 early points he could do whatever he wanted on the court. The 2024 All Inclusive Rankings Come Out later this week and It will be very interesting. Jr Hoops Elite looks forward to covering Naz for years to come, he is another one of the long list of high talent prospects from the Silver Springs Community a hotbed for talent. We also look forward too seeing Naz display his talents at the Top Prospect Showcase Aug. 18th. where many of the Top Players in the Midwest will be in the Building competing and displaying their talents.

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6/4

Solomon Mosley

Solomon Mosley 2023- Soft Hands, Wide Body, Good footwork and Imposing are just some of the adjectives to describe young fella, Solomon is a kid who can impact the game in a variety of ways. I’ve witness young fella score on the smaller opponents several times in a row and I’ve watched young fella close the whole lane in paint on defense where a team couldnt score a basket. Yes Solomon is a player who we see getting better and better the more touches and the older he gets. Here is another prospect who will make his debut in the class rankings when they are released for his class later this week and a player we look forward to watching over the next few years as we believe the more he plays against the tough competition the better he will be.

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6/4

Tye Banks

Tye Banks 2022- Here is a kid who has transformed possibly more than any kid in middle school over the past 16 months, Tye was  5’7 post player who showed a nice touch and was a little slow a foot, ” WoW!!!” Young fella got in the gym, put in work on his body and has transformed to a wing guard who can create off the dribble, finish in traffic and create his own shot. When I say young fella has made a jump, that would be an understatement. Tye is a walking 20 point scorer and does it in a variety of ways, The once shy non assuming, shy, respecting his opponents game too much because of the bigger name or bigger city is out the window, Young fella is out here serving notice that he needs to be mentioned with the elites and people need to be asking Who he is where he from?” The updated Jr. Hoops Elite 2022 class rankings drop in the next few days and look for young fella to rise once again.

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6/4 

Parker Sulaver

Parker Sulaver 2024- Here is a kid who Jr Hoops Elite figures to be talking about over the next few years as Parker is a versatile player on the court an capable of being a match-up problem for opposing teams as his size allows him to hit the glass and finish at the rim over players and the slower bigs seemed to have trouble covering his on the perimeter as  he showed a nice touch from 15-20 feet. Parker figures to be a prospect to keep a close eye on as he looks like he is still growing in height and in game, we believe the more young fella plays against high level competition the better he will get. Look for Young Fella to Make his Initial Debut On Our Updated list this coming weeks and look for young fella to be move up as time goes on.

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

6/4

 

Jr. Hoops Elite Class of 2022 All Inclusive

  Illinois, NWI and Southern Wisconsin  Rankings

This list is for promotion of our youth and designed to motivate kids and provide exposure, there are a lot of kids at this level that I have not seen yet and will not include on the list until I have actually seen  them play. I will be out at various tournaments through out the summer. Again I want kids too 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 about events or if you have any questions.

10 Names and emergency update on this class will happen @ 10pm a few people will move up a few slots.

Thanks,

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6/5

Andre Casey Jr.
           
Amari Bailey
Amari Bailey
Jrock
Jaylen Drane
               
Kyle Thomas
Leonte “le-le” Lilly
Jaylen Washington
DeVonte Cobb
Jared Badie
Jayden Dean
Trey Pettigrew
Jefferey Brazziel
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Brylan Phillips 

                                             

  1. Amari Bailey/
  2. Andre Casey Jr./Jaylen Drane
  3. Jaylen Washington
  4. Kyle Thomas
  5. De’ Vonte Cobbs
  6. Trey Pettigrew
  7. Jeffery Brazziel
  8. Jalon Bullock
  9. Kameron Kraft
  10. Kaden Cobb
  11. Omarion Hatch
  12. Brylan Phillips
  13. Nick Harrell
  14. Aviyon Morris
  15. Jayden Dean
  16. Raleigh Roberson
  17. Donovan Jones
  18. Christopher Green/ Leonte Lilly
  19. Marshawn Sayles
  20. Christian Jones
  21. Steven Clay
  22. Xavier Ramos
  23. Mikell/ Miqkwon Jones
  24. Tye Banks
  25. DJ Star/Demetrius Dortch
  26. Curtis Smothers
  27. Jared Badie/ Tyler Faucet
  28. Terry Elias/ Phillip Cunningham
  29. Lamont Williams
  30. Vernon Henry
  31. Keon Richardson
  32. Daronte Peterson
  33. Christian Meeks
  34. Kanye Smith
  35. Tony Webb
  36. Marcellous Cohen
  37. Mikey Brown/ Mysean Vaughn
  38. Kevin Dela Paz
  39. Yusif Oliff
  40. Patrick Robinson
  41. Kamari Weatherspoon
  42. Jeremy Alderson
  43. Jaylen Brown
  44. Dentrell Jackson
  45. Toby Onyeknowu
  46. Eian Pugh
  47. Denim Juette/ Bryant Handley
  48. Shallah Davis
  49. Brennan White
  50. Connor Sukel
  51. Ahmad Henderson
  52. Mehki Shaw
  53. Markwan Adams
  54. Lavar Lindsey
  55. Tyler Morris
  56. Gabe Madej
  57. NAKA
  58. Brandon Jones
  59. Johnny Griffin
  60. Gavin Johnson Jr.
  61. Kennon Cook
  62. Tyqaun Butler
  63. De Andrew Powell
  64. Max Garcia/ Julian Acosta
  65. Kennan Abnar Jr./ Kaden Stork
  66. Martez Jackson
  67. Drew Cwik
  68. Trevon Thomas/ Terrion Langston
  69. Demontre Young
  70. Javon Johnson
  71. Jamauri Winfrey/ Erick Locke Jr
  72. Tyler Burrows
  73. Max Wilhemsen
  74. Deandre Berry
  75. Keshawn Smith/ Lerone Allen
  76. Donovan Byrd
  77. Kenyon Weekley
  78. Ryan Duncan
  79. Jaybari Moore
  80. Jaydin Dunlap
  81. Miles Casey
  82. Keynan Davis
  83. Mark Smith/ Kewon Harris
  84. Justin Mullins
  85. Alonzo Powe
  86. Byron Hobbs
  87. Deontrae Warren
  88. Lashaun Danzler
  89. DaMahrion Murrell/Aidan Mahan
  90. Iazerick Yates
  91. Devyn Williams
  92. Armoni Flowers
  93. Dajour Stephens/ Eugene Brown
  94. Lazarion Tyler
  95.  Stephen Hill
  96. Ashton Hutchinson
  97. Donovan Brown
  98. Levontrae Ford
  99. Alex Jackson
  100. Ralph Gordon
  101. Caleeb Spencer
  102. Donovan Eatman
  103. Ahmarion Hill
  104. Travis Grayson
  105. Devonta Freeman
  106. Solomon Earner
  107. Creshaun Hill
  108. Freddie Golden
  109. Calvin Nwosu
  110. Cale Steinbach
  111. Jshaan Richards
  112. Amari White
  113. David Geiser
  114. Devough McCullogh
  115. Nathan Moore
  116. Rashawn Bost
  117. Max Reese
  118. Alex Gutierrez
  119. Chi Chi Johnson
  120. Brian Akinyele
  121. Rommell Franklin Jr
  122. Erick Lynch
  123. Tyson Amoo- Mensah
  124. Gabriel James-Rivera
  125. Jamereon Dale
  126. Chrys Smyros
  127. Timaris Brown
  128. Addison Petrulis
  129. Christian Lorenzo
  130. Max Murray
  131. TJ Stevenson
  132. Amarion Fields
  133. Addion Petrulis
  134. Jabryn Anderson
  135. Orlando Thomas
  136. Joshua Kirksey
  137. Nico Brown
  138. Ashton Norful
  139. Javin Miles
  140. Jack Trent
  141. Jamarion Stubbs
  142. Terrance Patton
  143. Joseph Borishade
  144. Kevin Cobb
  145. Cameron Pickett
  146. Alphoso Betts
  147. Julian Villegas
  148. Mickey Schumacher
  149. Terez Richmond
  150. AJ Redd
  151. DiAngelo Strong
  152. Cahlil Morgan
  153. Drew Meyers
  154. Tyqaun Carson
  155. Phaybian Julius
  156. Tyler Westberg
  157. Austin Franklin
  158. Eric Washington
  159. Terrance Jones III
  160. Enyinnaya Nwagwu
  161. Calvin Smith
  162. Malik Morgan
  163. Demani Bass
  164. Nick Vuckovic
  165. Mark Feguson
  166. Jamal Keyes
  167. Parish Walker
  168. Ray Coffee
  169. Tyler Gumbus
  170. Daniel Hong
  171. Julien Chandler
  172. Valentino Hill
  173. Alex Fortson
  174. Mikey Asamoah
  175. Julius Brown
  176. Khalil Hall
  177. Timothy Bell
  178. Elijah Tiggs
  179. Laterrian Payton
  180. Jason Smith
  181. Kirk Lovett
  182. Wally Zminsky
  183. Eric Patton
  184. Cori Baker
  185. Marckus Pillows
  186. Rodney Pearson
  187. Mark Northside
  188. Jose Martinez Jr.
  189. Tristian Parker
  190. Lawrence Williams
  191. Hector Garcia
  192. Lonell Perry
  193. Talee Pugh
  194. Lonnie Smith
  195. Kevin Wilson
  196. Larry Moore
  197. Curt Morris
  198. Frank Wilson
  199. Jason Walser
  200. Alex Calswell
  201. Kelvin Smorher
  202. Josh English

“May Be Young, But Game Is Game!!!”

 

Ewell Clinton Jr. 2025

Ewell Clinton Jr. 2025- . If you want to talk about one of the more dominating players in their class look no further, young fella is a “BEAST!!!” this weekend I watched as young fella destroyed opposing teams, I mean it was clear he was on another level. Yes he is physically imposing for his grade level, yet that does not speak to his game, young fella ” has some tools!!! I watched as young fella used elite footwork in the post spinning off opponents with reverse lay-ups and up and unders, then I watched him slice his way through defenders off the dribble in traffic and make a between two defenders bounce pass that high schools kids have a hard time doing and to cap it off young fella knocked down long range bombs in a row, he showed a DeMarcus Cousins, Lebron James & Draymond Green in his game. Then I witnessed young fella put up 30 and seemed like every rebound that came off the board ” Wait, Wait, Wait!!! he can’t be in 5th grade is what I said. While I’ve seen many kids early and I’ve seen a lot of talent, it’s hard to imagine too many kids with the talent, size, ability that young fella has  and what impresses me even more is the understanding of the game. Sometime we look at a kid and say he is big or stronger, well Ewell is that with a skill set to match “Game Recognize Game” and young fella has it. Jr Hoops Elite will introduce our All Inclusive Illinois, Indiana & Wisconsin Top 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 & 2025 starting June 1st and it will be hard to see many being ahead of Ewell when it’s released. We look forward to covering this prospect for years to come as we feel he has a bright future, we also expect young fella in attendance August 11th @ Top Prospect Showcase where many of the Elite Prospects in the Midwest will be in the building to showcase their talents.

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Mike Jones Jr. 2024

Mike Jones Jr.- 2024-  Uh Oh we have a Prospect Alert!!!!  Yes sirr!! here is one of those late kids that people will be talking about, a kid who I saw several months ago and said “Hmm, He Has A Nice Frame!!!. Well now young fella has turned into one of the more promising prospects in the class. Young Fella is 6″2, long, wiry, coordinated and active which spells trouble for opposing teams. Young Fella is the kid who has grown by leaps and bounds, yet he is a kid who I watched listen to his coach, clap for his teammates and show the willingness to listen and except his coaches talking to him. “Whatever Mike Jones Jr is Doing, Keep Him Doing It”  Yes he made post moves, scored around the rim and protected the paint, but I could not believe how good his natural instincts were. Here is a kid that speaks ” Prospect!!! and a kid who we figure to be talking about a lot over the next few years. You better get him now while he is developing because in a few years he will have chance to be a nightmare for opponents  Jr Hoops Elite will introduce our All Inclusive Illinois, Indiana & Wisconsin Top 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 & 2025 starting June 1st check back as Mike Jones Jr. figures to be pretty high on our board. We also look forward to Mike competing against the elite in the class at the Top Prospect Showcase Aug. 18th.

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Elijah Griffin 2025

Elijah Griffin 2025- We have another one, yes in a class that appears to be deep at the point guard position early add a name that will go right up there with the elite in the Midwest thus far. Here is one of 10 pgs I would trust with the ball in his hands and game on the line 2024 or 2025 class. Here is one of the kids I say “I want him on my team” Yes Indeed make no mistake about Elijah plays with a poise beyond his years and he sees the entire floor and has the ability to make others better. Here is another kid who uses the change of speeds and seemingly has the defense off balance at all times. I witnessed young fella get in the lane at will against more athletic and bigger players, yet he always made the right read whether it was shot or pass and he did what only a true pg would understand, ” He Played At His Pace, He Never Let The Faster Or More Athletic Speed Him Up” He did again what only true pgs understand ” He Looked Past His Defender And Was Comfortable With The Dribble At All Times!!” One thing I can say is I expect too see big things from young fella in the future. as his outside shot develops people will be in big trouble. Jr Hoops Elite will introduce our All Inclusive Illinois, Indiana & Wisconsin Top 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 & 2025 starting June 1st and here is another kid who looks to be pretty high on the charts. We look forward to covering this prospect for years to come as we feel he has a bright future, we also hope to see young fella in attendance August 11th @ Top Prospect Showcase where many of  Elite Prospects in the Midwest will be in the building to showcase their talents.

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David Bolden 2025

David Bolden 2025- Smooth, Poised, I.Q., Leader, Coach on The floor Yes Sirrr!!!, Yes Sirr!!!! I got me one, young fella is that and some. I have found what i’m looking for. Here you have a kid who demonstrates and understanding of the game that kids 3 years his superior are having a hard-time understanding. David is one of those 10pgs class of 2024 or 2025 that I trust with the ball in his hands and game on the line. I watched young fella orchestrate an offensive, understanding the mis-matches, getting the ball where it needed to be, then get other teammates touches when needed, understanding when to push, when to slow down and when to get his own offense going(as it appeared he could have done at anytime) yet he kept everyone happy and sacrificed for the betterment of the team. Yep on a true pg would understand ” Young Fella Was The Orchestrater Of Everything On The Court!!” In terms of skill at the pg position here is another kid who in the 2025 class is right up there with Elite in The Midwest. Young Fella has the ball on a string where he gets wherever he wants on the floor and he understands how to shield his defender while looking for teammates “a la Chris Paul” Jr Hoops Elite will introduce our All Inclusive Illinois, Indiana & Wisconsin Top 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 & 2025 starting June 1st and here is another kid who looks to be pretty high on the charts. We look forward to covering this prospect for years to come as we feel he has a bright future, we also hope to see young fella in attendance August 11th @ Top Prospect Showcase where many of  Elite Prospects in the Midwest will be in the building to showcase their talents.

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5/29

Promising Prospect # 33 ” Skilled up!!!! “

While others were getting all the headlines, there is a young fella who has been working on his game. Yes Sirrrr!!! Jalen Washington (AKA) ” Skilled Up!!”  has went from being a big, long, lanky kid who you would say ” he look like he gonna be good”, to one of the most promising prospects coming out of middle school. Talk about making a gigantic leap, look no further to see what confidence and hard work can do, there is no doubt about it young fella has gotten  ” Skilled Up!!”. Here is a kid who entered our rankings over a year ago in the mid 30’s, he looked at opponents saw what was needed and has competed, worked and progressed his way up our list.  I witness young fella on several weekends in a row show his outside perimeter shot knocking down 3-4 long range shots per game, then again at Midwest Mania a couple of weekends ago I witnessed in succession a jab step pull-up, followed by a two dribble spin-off reverse pivot move where he put the big in the basket with ease, then two possessions later he drilled the 3 from the baseline and followed it up with a back-down strong move through his defender that solidified me saying ” He right up there!!!” Young Fella was out there looking like a “Baby K.D” out there no defense could stop his good offense Standing 6/6 plus young fella is a serious problem. As of now there is not any prospect in the class that I would say I’d clearly take over Jalen. This kid has shown he has as much promise and potential as anyone. Yes there are others who had the early attention, but young fella has caught and on the verge of passing many of his classmates. If there was a draft he would be in consideration by many as a top pick canidate Currently a Top 5 prospect on the 2022 class rankings. Look for young fella to move up even further in the updated rankings coming out June 1st. To be such a talented kid on the court, I’ve yet to see Jalen taunt  or glow after destroying his opponent, he just quietly goes about his business Ala Tim Duncan Like, young fella appears to be a good kid that’s very coach-able which also speaks well to his upside and potential, as I’ve seen him take instruction and show a willingness to be coached. Jr. Hoops Elite believes Jalen Washington has a very bright future, a kid barring injury is D 1, no doubt in our mind and we would like to acknowledge him as our Promising Prospect ” Skilled Up!!!” 

 

Matthew King

Matthew King- 2024!!! Yes sirrr !! Make no mistake about in here is a kid who you will definitely being hearing a lot from over the next few years, Include him in the bunch where you mention the top kids in his class, talk about a torch young fella shoots it from the N.B.A line with ease and is capable of going on scoring runs of 15 or better in 3 or 4 minute spans. There is no doubt about it when the new class rankings come out(Sept 1) you will see Matthew name up there rather high, it’s so easy in his class that young fella plays up with the 14U and more than holds his own. Look for Matthew to display his talents at the next Top Prospect Showcase. All i’m going to say is “remember the name cause shorty has game!!!

Jordan Woods

Jordan Woods 2023- Here is a savvy pg who runs his team and makes things happen, Young fella can break his defender down and spoon feed his teammates for easy buckets or he can slice and dice his way past opponents and either finish at the rim or hit the lil floater. Yes Sirrr!!! here is a pg who does the things I like, he is capable of taking over games either way and is fearless. Jordan is the leader and head of one of the up and coming programs D- Elite 14U despite being in 7th grade he has lead his group to several big wins  at the older level. No doubt about it young fella will be in the updated 2023 rankings and Jordan is looking forward to the next Top Prospect Showcase event to show he can compete with the elite in his class.

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5/6

News and Notes

This past weekend at Midwest Mania we saw thriller after thriller with 6 last second shots for wins, the competition was off the chain, in the 16U the championship game went back and forth and ended on a last second shot as Young Ballers beat Stampede, in 14U the playoffs were super exciting as elite 8 contest between Fire and Hoops Ave- Meo went 4 overtimes before Fire escaped with a win, Meanstreets and Illinois Speed elite 8 contest also was a good one as the teams were close throughout and Meanstreets held on to win by two. In the Final Match-ups Mac Irvin Fire beat Meanstreets on a last second shot to advance to Championship while Paradise and Hoops Ave-MCray battled for awhile before Paradise pulled away with the win. In the Championship ball movement and nice perimeter shooting proved to be to much as Paradise beat Mac Irvin Fire. In the 13U division Wolfpack and AGB Select went at it, AGB using its size, ball movement and long range shooting and Wolfpack using its speed and quickness, the two battled and Wolfpack came away with a 3 pt win. You can ad those two names in hat when talking about the top 13U teams in state. 12U was another tough bracket that saw a few upsets and some players who will be talked about for awhile by Jr Hoops Elite. In the end Team Rock beat Hoops Ave. Both teams have prospects who will likely have Top 20 players when their class updates come out. 11U saw illinois Speed beat Hoops Ave in another game where several of these kids are Hot Prospects.

 

Paradise 14U

Paradise 14U- The group shows poise, patience and a continuity that propels them to achieving big things. They looked on top of their game this past weekend no doubt, coming away with Championship. The group plays very well with each other, they seem to know where one another will be before they get there and they also trust each other and play really unselfish basketball. Put some Respect On The Name!!!!!! great job guys and congratulations.

                                                                      Star Watch!!!!

Vernon Henry

Vernon Henry 2022- This power attacking guard is best when the games are the biggest, he is a kid who yearns for the movement, a kid who yearns to play against the best. Last weekend in a match-up of elite guards and Top Prospects all over the court Meanstreet vs Huskies, It was Vernon who stood out and was player of the game, the combo guard was attacking at a relentless rate and locking up on defense like he was a man on a mission. Young Fella was breaking his man down scoring in the paint over the bigs, locking up on defense and competing at the highest level trying to will his team to a victory. He finished with 18 and was the high scorer of the game on both sides. This comes on the heals of young fella scoring 25 plus in several games earlier this month with Old Gold. While there are many good guards in the class, put young fella down as one of the top 6 I would take on my team with the game on the line young fella is a competitor and now he is becoming known as a bucket getter.

                                                    “Doing It The Old School Way”

Sincere Malone

Sincere Malone 2021- Sometimes players develop at different rates, sometimes players catch on or something just clicks, sometimes a players just spends hours in the gym and gets better, sometimes a player just takes it personal and is motivated by the lack of respect given and is motivated to show what he can do. Well whatever the case maybe somebody better take notice Sincere Malone is a prospect who just ooooooozes with potential!!! here is a 6/4 multi-talented guard with a skill set that says young fella will be heard from. A silky smooth long wing combo guard that people need to be aware of, young fella played this year on the freshmen team at Simeon High School one of the premier programs in the country. Don’t let him playing freshmen fool you, if he were at any other program he would definitely played sophomores if not varsity and like I tell people all the time it’s not where you start at, it’s about getting better. I’ve coached several players who played freshmen as freshmen and ended up playing Professional or Division 1 including NBA Robert Covington and Reggie Johnson. Sincere has a lot going for him his frame speaks basketball player, yes he has the physical traits that makes his upside a lot higher than many of his classmates. While they are standing  stagnant or reached their peak young fella appears to be hitting his stride. Jr Hoops Elite feels this is a prospect whose stock is on the rise and a prospect whom people should get to know definitely.

 

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4/17/2018

 

We would definitely like too thank everyone for making the Top Prospect Showcase such a successful event. There was so much talent in the building and the parents and kids were all great!!! I mean Great Competition and Great Sportsmanship we will be posting pictures and articles here and Instagram throughout the next 10 days.

Thanks,

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Fresh Faces Who Have Game!!!

Omarion Hatch

Omarion Hatch 2022- This elite athlete pg is a problem for people, he is fast as ever with the ball in his hands, finishes through, on and above contact and can play with aggression yet young fella has a skill set and plays with poise and understanding. Young Fella has the tools and definitely displayed he one of the best guards in the Midwest this past weekend and playing amonst the elite. Look for young fella in the updated rankings for his class released this Sunday rather high. Here is a prospect we believe we will be talking about with college recruiters sooner than later.

Donovan Collins

Donovan Collins 2023- Here is a player who showed he can play with elite players, while playing in an environment with older players and elite players in the class above Donovan took awhile to adjust to his surroundings as the day went on young fella got comfortable finding open teammates getting the ball out his hands quickly avoiding several traps and showed the ability to  knock down long range shots nailing the 3 ball. We believe Donovan will be better for having attended the event and has qualities that speak he understands the game .

Jerl Allen

Jerl Allen 2023- I don’t know what is was but young fella came in on a mission and he displayed any and every imaginable skill in the 7th grade All-star game in route to winning M.V.P. of game. Yes indeed!! Media, Coaches and Parents a like were on hand as young fella banged down low with nifty post moves, brought it up the court in traffic and finished or dished it and then stepped outside to knock down the and this was against other top 10 players in the class. Young Fella clearly established himself as a prospect with a skill set and a prospect with upside. Look-out!!! Jerl Allen is in the conversation!!! Yes Indeed!!!

Tre Dowdell

Tre Dowdell 2024- Here is a combo guard that right now many will have trouble with in his class, young fella is a player who can player whose game can translate to playing with older kids right now. He has an outside shot with great rotation on the ball and if he gets a step on you he has a variety of moves to finish at the basket. Young Fella is also quick and decisive when he makes a move there is no extra dribbling or motion to get where he wants floor. Young Fella has some things in his game that speak he has been in the gym. Jr Hoops Elite will no doubt about it be keeping close eyes on young fella as we feel he is a player who will be mentioned on here quite frequently in the future.

 

Raleigh Roberson

Raleigh Roberson 2022- I don’t know what it is, but this young fella here intrigues me. Another one of the kids I say ” Prospect Prospect Prospect!!!” This is one of those kids I see such an upside a player who has all the physical attributes where he can be dominant on both sides of the floor. Raleigh again showed all of his talents and skills, A 6ft 1 pg who people will surely be asking ” who is that kid?” when he walks on the floor.

Maurice Thomas

Maurice Thomas 2023- No doubt about it, a player has hit the scene coming out of nowhere. Maurice is a relentless attacking guard who can get to the basket with the elite in his class, new to the scene people will definitely be taking notice as young fella plays with all out heart and effort. Young Fella showed he is capable of scoring around the basket, knock down the jump-shot and defend multiple positions. The versatility of young fella makes him one of the more intriguing prospects in the class.

Tristian Saunders

Tristian Saunders 2025- ” Young with a  baby face< but don’t let that fool ya!! Tristian showed he is a savvy guard who will hurt ya on the court if you not ready, young fella showed the ability to create off the dribble and I witnessed him knock the ball down with a quick release as he had the defender off balance on the left wing. Where I’m from we call that ” Mouth Shot!!!” Yep young fella doesn’t need much room to let it fly. Young Fella played many players a year older and held his own. Look out as Tristian is a kid who will be seeing a lot of over the next few years and the future looks bright.

Isaiah Torres

Isaiah Torres-2023- Yep a Steady Point guard who specializes in running the team, young fella came in and competed against the elite. Isaiah is a kid who we like his upside as he wants to be good and get better. Young Fella is a player we liked over a year ago and we have steadily seen him progress. This is another kid Jr Hoops Elite will be keeping a close eye on.

Donovan Brown

Donovan Brown 2022- Somebody better recognize Donovan has game. Yep he is such a non unassuming player on the court and lets the game come to him, never forcing anything and letting others get theirs, but his skill set is one of high caliber, he can knock it down from deep, he plays with poise and what the average eye doesn’t see is he is so instinctive and creative without effort. Where most players try to set-up a move or make a move they have been practicing with cones or chairs, young fella has that “react juice!!” in his game where if you run up he has instinctive handle and creativity. We feel that Donovan is one of the slept on prospects in the class when its comes to skill level. Young Fella showed glimpses of his talent that keeps us on edge wanting more.

Introducing Top Prospects Class Of 2024

Willie Williams Jr.
Carlos Harris  Jr.
Antoine Glasper
Jehvion Starwood

 

 

While this class is fairly new to us we are compiling a list of kids who are nice prospects and that we have seen, we will not do numbers in this class as we will be looking at these and other prospects thru AAU Season concluding in July and will come out with our initial number list for this class then. Here are 60 kids that are very early candidates and have showed promise.  Please remember if you are not on the list it does not mean you may not warrant it, it could be that we have yet to see you. Again the list is designed to promote, motivate and  acknowledge kids. Below are names in no particular order an * by the name means we believe the kid to be in strong early consideration of top 25 when the list of Top 150 comes out. Again others on the list maybe Top 25 even top 10 as we will be out looking at prospects and just because a player has the * does not mean they will enter the list top 25.

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Willie Williams Jr.*

Antione Glasper *

Jaeshon Liggett*

Christian Brockett

James Ty

Antoine Thomas Jr. *

Landon Rivers*

Oscar Townes

Rashad Mckinnie Jr.*

Drake Washington *

Justin Coleman

Ricky Clement

Christian Robinson

David Givens

Bryan Walker

Dominick Hobbs

Levi Goad

Phillip Bell

Kenny Smith

Eli Harris

Emerson Davis

Ethan Samuel

Jake Hornok

Dewayne Brooks Jr.

Carlos Harris Jr *

Kyrien Childs *

Tristian Taylor

Charles Gordon

Leon Thornton

Jared Jackson

Tre Dowdell

Tony Hixon

Kevin Iverson*

Chris Taylor

Alonzo Allen

Trevor Moore

Juwaan Toney

Bryant Hendrick Carter*

Sean Brown*

Torrence Hardin

Carl Mcclendon

Rico Jackson*

Glenn Brown

Quetin Demus

Graham Lathan

Dekwon Brown*

Davarus Spann*

Jehvion Starwood*

Mason Minor

Doodie Samuels

Christian Brockett

Lamontrae Crockett *

Mike Robinson

Carlos Lemond

Nicasio Munoz

William Bell

Kenneth Hoover

Charles Clayton

 
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