New Top 25 Pound For Pound

Team Coming Dec. 1st

Updated 2025 Class Rankings Below!!

2026, 2027 & 2024 coming starting 12/2

Promising Prospect Articles Below!!!

 

 

 

Players Entering or  Moving Up In Updated Rankings Released Thanksgiving Day.

Jahmir Brown 2026

Terrance McCray 2026

Greg Lusky 2027

Glenn Johnson 2027

Robert Walls 2025

Kendall Cutler 2025

Charles Dorsey 2027

Khalil Jones 2025

Christian Cummings 2025

Derek Bishop 2025

Anestis Hadsjistamoulou 2025

Torrence Tate Jr. 2026

Promising Prospect #40

“Natural Progression”

Antonio Munoz

Sometimes you see a kid and you just know he will be good, young fella was one of those kids who the first time I saw him I said uwwwweeee!! They will see!!  Playing for My Guys!! Coach Pray & Coach Johnson of Hoopademix at the time Antonio was raw, sometimes he would make a move or shoot a shot and things didn’t go well but again I looked and said “He will get it “. Entering his 6th grade year young fella’s was starting to show plenty of progression as he was playing for coaches who would allow him to learn on the fly and make mistakes while still staying on the court, yes his team wasn’t the greatest (they won some and lost some) the important thing was young fella was developing. Antonio who was the biggest player on the team, was still allowed to handle the ball and make decisions, he was never limited to playing in the post. Boy Oh Boy!!! In 7th grade is when I really said this kid here has a chance too be ” One Of Those Dudes!!” While still playing for Hoopademix playing 7th & 8th Antonio was starting to show what we call Natural Progression!!! it wasn’t any training or individual workouts that he was getting, it was him getting better off confidence and reps with the ball in his hands in games. Playing in a league where he was playing up against some of the Top Players In The State A Class or 2 above him!! and no one  knowing who he was, he was forced out of his comfort zone yet that didn’t rattle him. Young fella took it upon himself to show he could play with anyone as he was coming at everybody head in the gym. After one game of dominating the older kids me and Coach Ced Mcullough looked at each other and gave that look like He The Best Prospect In Here Regardless Of Class!!!. He showed he could handle it, knock the shot down with ease, score in traffic taking hits in the face and chest and he ran down two kids and had LBJ type blocks at the rim, no he doesn’t do that every game, but the skill he showed means that he is capable of doing that. Some people get that confused, it’s what someone at their best is capable of is what they look for at the next level. When you look at Antonio he checks all the boxes of a prospect, he has the size @ 6″3 plus, he has the slender frame, the wing span, the athletic ability and maaaan the upside. Then factor in he is a great kid who wants to get better and by Natural Progession Alone you have a D1 player. Yes there are things that Antonio can work on, but he has the tools to work with that many many many wish they had. He is gonna walk into High School College Height from day 1. Currently a Top 5 prospect in the class and possibly moving up tomorrow,  Antonio has as much upside and potential as any and  we would like to acknowledge Antonio Munoz as our Promising Prospect ” Natural Progression” and yes he has evolved into “ONE OF THOSE DUDES”

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

11/25

Top 25 Teams Pound For Pound All Inclusive.

If a team has not played in Fall They are Not Included until they at least play a game.

Illinois Ice 2026

1. ICE 2026- This group here just knows how to play, the majority of the group has been playing together for 5 years and the run like a well oiled machine, they compliment each other so well and have won every major tournament in the area in their division pretty much for the last 3 years, we shall see this weekend if they can hold that spot as they will face heavy competition.

2. Team Greatness 2028 – This collected group of players, apply too much pressure and are extremely talented handling the ball, no team in area at their level can handle them right now, the question is how long can they sustain. It’s unfair for team here to have to deal with them guards. Kentrell King, Darius Hawkins, Jaivyn Winchester, Amari Brown & Brady Pettrigrew. This new group is vying to disrupt things out of town.

3. Demons 2027- The Group calls themselves the King Of Chicagoland Area. They are battle tested and the young core has been playing together for years. Mj. Lil Ed, Devin Cleveland, Tj & Markese are main stays who have confidence and experience. Will they collide this weekend with Flight? The two are the favorites in the 2027 division this weekend.

4. My Journey 2025- This team here is a problem, with the new additions Coach Ferguson has a nice Blend and they have been rolling of late. Outside Shooting, Collective Rebouding and Outside Shooting have risen them too the top of the class in 2025.

5. 2029 94ft.- The little scrappy group has been terrorizing the division and usually have to play up to find good run, many teams don’t have the experience this group does and thats the key at this age. It will get more challenging and we will see if they can hold on. Can anyone stop Kewon Gulley?

6.FVF Elite 2025- The group has plenty of talent and when you have a player like Christian Cummings who can fill it up with the best of them you walk in the gym with a different kind of swag.

7. Team Bad 2025- The assembly of pieces have this group in contention every tournament, Coach Huggy & Coach Drew, get them guys adjusted quick.

8. Team Illinois 2025- The group has plenty of talent a couple of close losses over the last couple of weeks and the question is will they refocus, reload on players or will they let it go and players go their seperate ways.

8. 94ft 2026- This group thrives of grit and grime, they use a lot of toughness and will to weigh their opponent down, this weekend we shall see if they are in the same class as Ice, they have been awaiting the opportunity and will get it.

9. DreamChasers 2028- The group ended the summer and started the fall off strong, they have been off a awhile, we shall see how Covid effects them.

10. Flight 2027- The showdown may happen this Saturday. Davion Thompson, KJ Miller, Dereon Smothers, Mike Pierre look forward too showing their guards can match up with anyone and welcome the challenge, could face Fierce & Demons this weekend.

11. Peoria Pride 2028- This group is talented and the have a fearsome 4 that matches up with anyone pound for pound. They doing big things in Central Illinois.

12. Meanstreets 2028- Another young group who is among the elite, their speed, quickness & Skillset at this early age gives them the advantage right now.

13. Fierce 2027 – The group has been on a roll, while many have folded or started fall or late summer, it seems like Fierce has hit their peek and and have picked up some hardware of late, is this too high? Are They Ready To Be Called A Big Dog? We shall see this weekend.

14. DreamChasers 2025- The group took time off, but when clicking on all cylinders they are good as a collective group.

15. Illinois Hoopstars 2025- This group with all their players in a regular Non Covid Setting, is a Top 10 talent team when everyone is there.

16. ICE 2025- The group has good size and solid guard play, they use too be one of the better groups a couple of years ago but defections occurred. Still Pretty good tho.

17. Indy Premiere 2026- This Group has improved so much over the past 4 months, a team that could very well move up 10 spots rather quickly, I’m interested too see them this weeknd as Coach Baptiste is eager to build something special.

18. Demons 2026 – A mysterious team, Jekyll & Hyde. Capable of Beating Anyone & Capable Of Losing too anyone. can they compete this weekend.

19. Geek Squad 2025- This group plays hard and usually has 2 or 3 of the best athletes on the floor when they play.

20. OWB- 2026- An Uprising team who is coached hard, these kids are looking to prove a point.

21. Swish 2026- Which team will show up is the question, you just never know, they are a dark horse this weekend and have to earn an invite for Dec 27th.

22. Team Swinnie 2027- The talent is there they just lack the size right now, but give me a few off them guards and ill take them with me anywhere for sure.

23.  All Rockford 2026-  People will soon get to know they have talent in that part of the State.

24. ATR- 2026- One thing for certain two things for sure, this fiesty group could be way up the list, i’ll be checking them out more as they are tough and have earned the respect.

25. Geek Squad 2027- A late entry because they had me confused, they have a few pieces that everyone would love to have, Is this group emerging? we shall see this weekend if they should be higher or the list, stay tuned.

25. HoopForce 2027- The group plays with high energy and seems to improve each time I see them, maybe a stretch right now, we will see if they hold on too this spot.

11/26

Promising Prospect #41

“It’s His Time”

Bryce Heard

Two years ago this kid came to showcase a relative unknown, I had gotten a call from Coach Tony(Illinois Intruders) saying he had a kid I had to let register after the event had been closed. I get these calls all the time and usually can do nothing for them, but Tony insisted that this kid was gonna leave an impression on me. There was two levels playing and Bryce was in the younger division as I had 70 or more D1 Prospects playing in the older division and 50 plus high school coaches there watching along with all the heavy hitter AAU you programs lurking to snatch a kid. Bryce was extremely active and tore his level up, leading his team to a  Championship &  walking away with the M.V. P. I then looked at film a day later to make sure what I had seen was what I thought it was. Yep!! This kid is an athlete, he has speed, agility, coordination and upside I said Whoa!! We Have A Prospect. Then the very next day I get a call from  Hall Of Fame Coach “Anthony Longstreet” (who during his time @ Crane produced as many Pro’s & D1 Players as anyone) Rick who was that kid on the Black Team? shiiit!! I came to watch the older kids and he had me following all his games. I said yea,” he gonna be a problem  he only in 6th grade”, Coach said hmm;. “He a kid I think I’ll be making some calls for in the near future”. I immediately did a stock risers on Bryce and thrust him into Top 10 in the class. All I heard was “Rick You Crazy” He Play For Intruders, Why This, Why That!!” I just laughed and said to myself, this kid has some gifts  I don’t care who a kid plays for Game Recognize Game, they  will see. ” His Time Coming!! I then watched several of his middle school games the following year in which young fella had struggles at times and his team lost several games they could have won. Some in crowd were saying ” Rick He OK BUT!!! When I saw that those games I had a whole different view, I said to myself y’all just don’t get it ” His Time Coming”  its better for him too have lost that way while not playing at his best as opposed to winning and he gets too comfortable feeling relaxed. Bryce is fiery and a competitor, to me I thought this would propell him to get in the gym and work that much harder. Well as of today I have personally witness this kid transform from a Center who just clogged the lane and got rebounds, to a kid I look at and say Next Level Wing. Young Fella has sharpened his skills and can get it done at every level. He scores on, through and over people, he knocks it down from long range effortlessly and fluently, he is a big guard who shoots it over the smaller gaurds, he is capable of putting it on your head if a rebound comes off the wrong way, he has the frame to defend 4 positions on the floor and he covers more ground quicker than any player in the class. Here is a another kid I say “Mark it Down D1″ barring injury or illness this a kid (I’m Sorry H.S Coach) we fill will be able too step in High School Day 1 and get Varsity Minutes. A kid whose ceiling is so high and has as much potential as anyone in the class. When you have the tools, the foundation and the support system this kid has it speaks towards success. Yes Indeed!!! there were many who have had the limelight early, others have held down the Number 1 spot in the class!!! We would like to acknowledge Bryce Heard as our Promising Prospect ” It’s His Time!!” as our updated class rankings come out tonight, young fella will be slotted as the Number 1 player in the class 2025.

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

11/26

 

All Inclusive Jr Hoops Elite Top 225 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

11/26

 

Bryce Heard
Yaris Irby
Jeremiah Fears
Damion Porter Jr.
Antonio Munoz
  1. Bryce Heard
  2. Antonio Munoz
  3. Damion Porter Jr.
  4.  Yaris Irby
  5.  Jeremiah Fears
  6. Christian Cummings
  7. Melvin Bell
  8. Robert Walls
  9. Derek Bishop
  10. Anestis Hadkistamalou
  11. Elijah Lovesmore
  12. Jonas Johnson
  13. Ian Milletic
  14. Jaxson Hupp
  15. Elijah Embry
  16. Donovan Star
  17. Chris Bush
  18. Khalil Jones
  19. Keshaun Vival
  20. Demarjay Richardson
  21. Nathaniel Marshall
  22. Marcus McQueen Jr.
  23. Bruce Stanford
  24. E.J Breland
  25. Zerrick Johnson
  26. Mikai Harris
  27. Dominique Murphy
  28. Noah Gorman
  29. Nathan Nano
  30. Martin Ryhne
  31. Kendall Cutler
  32. Lorenzo Shields
  33. Aleksander Ryan Alston
  34. Emmanuel Mosley
  35. Sincere Simons
  36. Dalton Scantlebury
  37. Brady Selhourst
  38. Zion Gordon
  39. Jakob Rice
  40. Terrell Dozier
  41. Chris Thomas
  42. Antwan Mosley
  43. Naszial Jackson
  44. Cailen Shadwick
  45. Zack Mikrut
  46. Barack Young
  47. Isaias Duarte
  48. Vincent Kelly
  49. Matt Chrisopolous
  50. James Stampley
  51. Amari Edwards
  52. John Jones
  53. Fernando Rodriquez
  54. Marshawn Cocroft
  55. Ramsey Morman
  56. John Mikrut
  57. Isaiah Pickens
  58. Darien Green
  59. Ryan Mascari
  60. Donovan Olugbode
  61. Cameron Thomas
  62. Al Brooks
  63. Antonio Rayford
  64. Levell Jones
  65. Jaden Fauske
  66. Jaymere Williams
  67. Damareay Davis
  68. Myles Green
  69. Connor Smith
  70. Danyil Taylor
  71. Jamarion Bardwell
  72. Melvin Embry
  73. Zion Gross
  74. Yamera Wallace
  75. Cameron Pitts
  76. Marquan Barksdale
  77. Levarus Grayer
  78. John Deffenberg
  79. Terrion Benson
  80. Delon Davis
  81. Shawn Cannon
  82. Kristian Flowers
  83. Keyvion Walker
  84. Joshua Pettigrew
  85. Caleb Burgins
  86. Anthony Kosi
  87. Garrett Kristle
  88. Jevon Randle
  89. J’Siah Jefferson
  90. Jaydon Watts
  91. Marlo Moore
  92. Julian Overton
  93. Naveah Hawkins
  94. Armond Agustus
  95. Jerry Johnson
  96. Kamryn Miskdeen
  97. Anton Mosley
  98. Tyrell Mays
  99. Cal Mckay
  100. Markus Haliburton
  101. Lashaun Stowers
  102. Chase Turner
  103. Daniel Jervier
  104. Tristian Saunders
  105. Colby Smith
  106. Julian Brown
  107. Lavonte Walls
  108. Ryan Jackson
  109. Nate Cannon
  110. Tyrell Mays
  111. Malichi Nelson
  112. Jermaine Jones
  113. Rashad Wilson Jr.
  114. Marcus Jackson Jr.
  115. Aidan Robinson
  116. Larry Brown
  117. Milli’on Riley
  118. Kelvion Brown
  119. Jamal Carson
  120. Terry Ricks
  121. Jesse House
  122. Jaylin White
  123. Torrie Harper Jr.
  124. Dominic Smith
  125. Erick Hughes
  126. Davion Teague
  127. Kendall Wilson
  128. Myles Buchanan
  129. Dajuan Taylor
  130. D’Monte Meeks
  131. Jory Crocker
  132. Marcus Jackson II
  133. Tyaeshon Smith
  134. Marco Gonzalez
  135. Marlon Herron
  136. Isaiah Mason
  137. Willie Stephens
  138. Emmanuel HInes
  139. Damarion Denson
  140. Cole Christopher
  141. Mason Walsh
  142. Deng Awour
  143. Brian Sercy Jr.
  144. David Riverton
  145. Kelly Williams
  146. Keshaun Smith
  147. Miles Johnson
  148. Drayton Williams
  149. Kijohnna Brown
  150. James Watson
  151. Scooter Jenkins
  152. Paul Howard
  153. Emaan Thomas
  154. Shawn mason
  155. Mark Murrell
  156. Booby Watson
  157. Alex Marshall
  158. Morris Alexander
  159. Phillip Mark
  160. George Collins
  161. Tynell Walker
  162. Austin Lathrop
  163. Willie Felton
  164. Rashad Wilson Jr.
  165. Cameron Brown
  166. Shawn Wilson
  167. Charles Howe
  168. Kenton Brown
  169. Deontae Hill
  170. Dennis Small
  171. Jody Miller
  172. Valentino Rivera
  173. John Bell
  174. James Taylor
  175. Kiki Pullman
  176. Shawn Frye
  177. Pierre Pointer
  178. Ricky Peters
  179. Lamont Hinton
  180. Marcus Bell
  181. Zaire Keys
  182. Thomas Swartz
  183. Phil Johnson
  184. Travail Hollins
  185. Parker Towns
  186. Terrell Mosley
  187. Alphonso Homes
  188. Keshaun Williams
  189. Michael Page
  190. Collin Miller
  191. Julius Penny
  192. Da Marcus Jordan
  193. Erick Millison
  194. Khalil Person
  195. Michael Thompson’
  196. Phillip Hall
  197. Cooper Kavanaugh
  198. Marcus Bell
  199. Julius Smith
  200. Antwon Thomas
  201. Justin Goins
  202. Kendall Webb
  203. Mitchell Rucker
  204. Laurence Smith
  205. Michale Jagileski
  206. Isaac Curtis
  207. James Balston
  208. Colter Walters
  209. Craig Lentz
  210. Heberto Ramirez
  211. Bobby Morton
  212. Collin Miller
  213. Xavier Marshall
  214. Tony Shields
  215. Joel Tunnat
  216. Kenneth Sullivan
  217. David Walton
  218. Jesus Torres
  219. Jason Polowski
  220. Ricky Young
  221. Marcus Bond
  222. Franky Tillman
  223. Charles Thornton
  224. Chris Johnson
  225. William Bell

                                

 

“Team Of The Week”

Dreamchasers 2028

Winners Vs Winners Showdown 5th Grade Champions

This group is well rounded and use to being in tough battles, they again propelled themselves to victory beating another Top Team in their age group in come from behind fashion in the last 2 minutes. They are one of the toughest teams around and thrive on pressure in your face defense. What they lack in height they more than make up for in heart and skill. This Group will be in the building Dec 27th. In the Invite Only Elite 8 Battle For The Crown!!! and they eagerly await too see the field as they except and face all challenges.

Jr Hoops Elite Early 25 Class Of 2028

This is the initial   2028 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, I have coached several pro basketball players including Robert Covington, Jevon Carter, Sterling Brown and even more D 1 players including Alonzo Verge Jr, Xavier Pinson, Elijah Joiner & many many more who weren’t on anyone’s radar at this stage 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 the  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 
 9/10

Top Players 2028 Early 25

Brady Pettigrew
Jaivyn Winchester
Rico Coleman
Darius Hawkins
Travis Martin
  1. Brady Pettigrew
  2. Jaivyn Winchester
  3. Rico Coleman
  4. Darius Hawkins
  5. Amarion Holly Smith/ Travis Martin

Next  Group In No Particular Order

Amari Brown

James Clark

Orlando Edwards

LaShawn Pearson

Eyze Nwagu

Alex Wise Bey

Edwin Karnauchovas

Marcus Hill

Angelo Adams

Kentrell King Jr.

Noah Corro

DeAndre Redmond

Michael Walker

Andre Brooks Jr.

Carlil Pittman Jr.

Keyonte Hall

Cole Kelly

Davion Stanley

Khalil Jointer

Jr Hoops Elite Top  2027

This is the initial   2027 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, I have coached several pro basketball players and even more D 1 players who weren’t on anyone’s radar at this stage 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 the  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 
Davion Thompson
Jaxson Davis
Devin Cleveland
Mike Pierre
  1. Davion Thompson/Jaxson Davis
  2. Kentrayl Robinson
  3. Devin Cleveland
  4. Will Walsh
  5. Jamier Montgomery
  6. Ed Williams
  7. Mike Pierre
  8. Jovarion Wilson
  9. Andrez Walker
  10. Mark Agbodo
  11. Derrick Robinson
  12. Markese Peoples
  13. Terrence Hardin
  14. Travis Brown Jr.
  15. Mark Bell
  16. Matt Green Jr.
  17. Victor Norris
  18. Tareik Hurd
  19. Keysan Taylor
  20. Ryan Broomfiled
  21. Myles Montgomery
  22. Josiah Mays
  23. Jayden Taylor
  24. Ny’Zarian Wright
  25. Derek Langit
  26. Josiah Brown
  27. Josiah Hall
  28. Tramaine Griffin
  29. Dennis Moran
  30. Julian Holmes
  31. Antwan Sims
  32. Dereon Smothers
  33. Jayden McDonald
  34. Ricky Scott
  35. Blake McPherson
  36. Troy Locotto
  37. Alonzo Walters
  38. Asa Harris
  39. Josiah Pain
  40. Andre Clanton
  41. Derrion Wallace
  42. Jakob Edwards
  43. DeMarko King Jr.
  44. Keith White
  45. Marquise Lee
  46. Amari Winters
  47. Christopher Chittaro
  48. Gerald Walton
  49. Jordan Weeks
  50. Lebron Rodgers
  51. Jayden King
  52. Sameer Childs
  53. Johnathan Castelo
  54. Edward Humes IV
  55. Brody Nouhoff
  56. Christian Davis
  57. Amari Colson
  58. Phillip Bell
  59. Matthew Dixon
  60. Elijah Wilson
  61. De’Andre Washington
  62. Tousssaint Stevens Jr.
  63. Camarie Richmond
  64. Mikey Stokes
  65. Christopher Terry
  66. Will Wimberly
  67. Jason Morris
  68. Kenneth Sims
  69. KJ Miller
  70. Tim Spencer
  71. AJ Rayford
  72. Noah Cook
  73. Savion Singleton
  74. Hector Padilla
  75. Derrick Johnson Jr.
  76. Jeremy Singleton
  77. Noah Cook
  78. Danny Cervantes
  79. Brian White
  80. Marcus Scott
  81. Christian Brown
  82. Jordan Williams
  83. Marcus Scott III
  84. Carlos Sudden
  85. Julius Walker
  86. Jake Theis
  87. Justin Cobb
  88. Brandon Pearson
  89. Quenton King
  90. Tim Loren
  91. Shawn Johnson
  92. Kewon Moses
  93. Frederick Dooney
  94. Hireberto Morales
  95. Tyshawn Carter
  96. Ja’ kare Simes
  97. Joshua Perkins
  98. Glenn Downing
  99. Joseph Rice
  100. Khalil Munsom
  101. Talik Hughes
  102. Catrell Martin
  103. Askia Moses
  104. Davion Watson
  105. Vince Trotter Jr.
  106. Keshaun Williams
  107. Jordan Millsom
  108. Carlos Figuroa
  109. Walter Cison
  110. Trent Hill
  111. Phil Mayhorst
  112. James Brod
  113. Payton Woods
  114. Tristian Brown
  115. Felix Anguillera
  116. Dan Wolf
  117. Justice Moore
  118. Myshawn Carter
  119. Gregory Brown
  120. Tyjuan Porter
  121. Jerry Gleason
  122. Paul Jacobsen
  123. Treshawn Williams

1st Team

Morez Johnson  2024 – Player Of The Year

Carlos Harris     2024

Isaiah Green 2024

Antione Glasper 2024

Jeremiah Fears 2025

Yaris Irby 2025

Isaiah Green 2024

2nd Team

James Brown 2024

Jonas Johnson 2025

Mike Jones 2024

Elijah Embry 2025

PJ Chambers 2024

Ethan Lathan 2024

Jaiden Reyna 2024

3rd Team

Jacob Rice 2025

Gianni Cobb 2024

Mikai Harris 2025

Christian Cumming 2025

Malachi Johnson 2024

Anestis Hadjistamoulou 2025

Bruce Stanford 2025

4th Team

Lee Marks 2024

Emmanuel Mosley  2025

Johnny Wiggins 2024

Jaymere Williams 2025

Chris Thomas Jr. 2025

Nathan Nano 2025

Oscar Johnson 2024

Fernando Rodriguez 2025

5th Team

Tyshun Moore 2024

Zach Mikrut 2025

Nathaniel Marshall 2025

Marshawn Cocroft 2025

Shawn Cannon 2025

Khalil Jones 2025

Top 3pt Shooter

Amari Edwards 2025

Joseph White 2024

Jeremiah Fears 2025

Zach Mukrut 2025

Mikai Harris 2025

Peyton Kamin 2024

Emmanuel Mosley 2025

Top Finishers

Carlos Harris 2024

Yaris Irby 2025

Morez Johnson 2024

Luke Williams 2024

Germaine Benson 2024

Sean Brown 2024

Top Playmakers

Antione Glasper 2024

Isaiah Green 2024

Tyshun Moore 2024

Jevari Jackson 2024

Christian Brockett 2024

Promising Prospect # 38

Morez Johnson

” By Leaps & Bounds “

There is a kid whose game has grown so much as a player in the past year it’s crazy, I mean his game has expanded “By Leaps & Bounds” a kid who played in my league over a year ago whom I said ” He Has A Chance, He Has The Right Tools!!” yet young fella didn’t seem to have the desire, or assertiveness I knew he needed. Young Fella was teasing me with one or two moves a game and that would be it. I watched several games where he just ran up and down the floor and was a non factor on both ends, yes he looked the part but wasn’t living up too what ” I Knew He could Be” Our rankings came out I had young fella in the mid 30’s people would ask me, is he a 30’s player? I would say no he can be as good as everyone in the class  he is a Top 5 talent in the class, but this will motivate him, I’m Not Giving Him Anything, He Will Earn It With His Play..  I never mentioned that to young fella ,” I said it too a couple of coaches and shoe company affiliated AAU Coaches When They Asked. I told them that number aint accurate he is the player you need”. The Funny thing is Morez never took it as slight, he was honored too be on the list of 250 kids. Young fella used it as motivation and as a tool of   ” I’ll Get Better & has young fella been on a mission, every month he was in the gym getting better and adding to his game. He has gone from a big kid who could run the court and use his length on defense too a kid who can shoot it from deep, take his man off the dribble, score in traffic, defend the post, brings the ball up the court in transition and can either dish it off too a teammate or ” PUT IT DOWN ON YOUR HEAD!!!” I’ve witness young fella climb the ladder in the rankings destroying any and everyone on the court, a kid whose confidence is through the roof and this after being on teams where he was either looked over or sat behind players. Young fella didn’t pout, he got in the gym and got better and is Jr. Hoops Elite Player Of The Year & now currently our #2 Player In The Class Of 2024. We would like to acknowledge Morez Johnson as Our Promising Prospect ” By Leaps & Bounds

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Promising Prospect # 37

Carlos Harris Jr.

” He Nice With It “

There is a player when I see him he makes me say ” He Nice With It!!” a player who has a much talent as anyone in the class, ” Yes Sirrrr, He One Of Them Dudes”  yet young fella is a team player and plays the game to win so sometimes to others it may look like he isn’t being dominant that just because he is so unselfish and isn’t out here forcing things or playing for the crowd he is mature in his game. Carlos Harris is a coaches  and teammates dream he is all about the team. I’ve watched young fella put on a show and carry his team to victories scoring 25 & 10 on numerous occasions in the games against the strongest competition, the bigger the game the better he plays, he’s not the kid to put up false numbers he is the kid who lets all his teammates eat and when its time to takeover he has that “it gene” to do just that yep ” He Nice With It!!. When I say multi- skilled Carlos fits the bill, he can shoot from deep, he can facilitate for others and he is the best finisher through contact in the Class Of 2024.  Young Fella is also a leader on the floor he knows how too put his teammates in position too succeed, he gives them confidence and I’ve yet to ever see him down on any of his teammates  even after a bad play he is always encouraging. This past weekend young fella was on full display including several games where it was  Standing Room Only Highly intense game with several of the elite players in the class, he left no doubt he is a Top Player In The Class and one of the kids that has my phone ringing off the hook, one of the kids that can lead to a program resurgence or turn around and  one of the kids who has D 1 talent. Jr Hoops Elite would like too acknowledge Carlos Harris Jr as our Promising Prospect ” 37″ ” He Nice With It.

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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 We would like to acknowledge Antione Glasper as  Promising Prospect #36 ” The Kid Is Special” 

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” There Is Not One”

Emmanuel Mosley

I don’t care who you have on your team, I don’t care where you are from, ” There’s Not One!!!! ” kid I would rather have shooting my ball in a clutch situation or game on the line than Mr. Emmanuel Mosley(2025) young fella is as clutch as they come. Last weekend young fella knocked down 2 game winning 3’s and led his team to the Final 4. A lot of people were amazed, but too me its been the norm, I’ve been watching young fella since I coached him in the showcase when he was in 5th Grade, I knew then, as he knocked down long range bombs and led us too a championship that this kid was a player. I said to myself ‘ Young Fella is going to be a problem when he gets older. EJ as known too many is a Quiet Assassin, young fella can run the pg spot as he has an exceptional IQ,  pinpoint passing and the ability to break his man down and spoon feed others  or young fella can slide over too the shooting guard and knock shots down with the best of them and create from the wing, here is a player a coach can use in a variety of ways. In an era where shooting is a premium he’s a very hot commodity.  I only trust so many people with the ball in their hands to make the right decision with the game on the line EJ is 1 of 6. There are also 3 kids I’d want taking the game winning 3 or the pressure shot with game on the line of which EJ is in that 3. So when you say clutch and trustworthy you get the point. If its a clear look and  game winning shot is being attempted if I had my money on the line “THERE”S NOT ONE!!!” I’d rather have shooting my ball in Middle School.

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7/21.

Poised & Polished

Jaedin Reyna

He’s been on the big floor, he’s played in pressure games, he’s heard the crowd, he’s knocked down the big shot, he’s made the extra pass, Yes Indeed!!! he’s a player. Introducing Jaedin Reyna whom I call Mr. Poised & Polished. If you watch young fella on the court you will see his skill level and understanding are very high. I’ve personally watched young fella take over a game in the crunch time and lead his team to victory scoring big buckets,  I watched young fella lock up on the defensive end and shut his man down on critical game deciding possessions. The old school people would say He’s a Gamer” Young Fella is a player every coach would want on their team because he plays the game to win. I’ve watched young fella over the years play and I’ve never seen him change his facial expression or show his coach up he’s always been very coach-able and listened too his coaches. There is no doubt in my mind here is a kid who we predict will be seeing some varsity minutes in his initial year of high school. There aren’t many guards in his class 2024 that possesses his talent and skill level, look for Jaedin too make his debut in our updated class rankings 2024 next Monday and definitely some people will be moving over because young fella is Top 10 worthy no doubt. When you’re in a tight game and the pressure is on you want this kid because he is Poised & Polished.

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7/14

All Inclusive , 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 but they may have been out of site for awhile. 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.

Thanks,

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8/11

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

Mid July Stock Risers

Marshawn Cocroft

2025 Marshawn Cocroft- Young Fella came in an unknown to us and boy were we pleasantly surprised. Here is a pg who has the ball on a string, can shoot it from deep and is fearless on both ends of the court. We watched young fella constantly break his man down off the dribble and was equally effective knocking down the pull-up mid range jumpshot or pinpointing a nifty pass to his bigs for a bucket at the rim. Also watched young fella in crunch-time knock down long range 3’s too keep his team in the game. If there was a kid who took advantage of playing in the spot light this weekend it was Cocraft.  Our updated class rankings are released 7/21 and look for young fella to make his debut.

Elijah Embry

Elijah Embry- Young Fella was a beast this past weekend and showed his well rounded game as he hit the long range 3, he controlled the boards, he trough long range bounce passes in traffic to teammates for finishes at the rim and young fella left no question that he is one of the Top 5 impact players in the class when he plays engaged. A fierce competitor whose stock is back on the rise, currently our number 12 prospects in 2025 look for young fella to move back up the list when updates come out 7/21.

Bryce Heard

Bryce Heard 2025- One of my favorite prospects in the class, I watched this kids game grow by leaps and bounds over the pass couple of years, he came in Sunday leading his team too the Championship. In the Championship game young fella showed he has been working on his perimeter skills, as he has was handling in traffic and hit several pull-up jumpers in traffic at crucial points in the game. Yes currently a Top 5 prospect in the class in our 2025 class rankings look for young fella too move even higher in our update coming out 7/21.

Team All Inclusive Illinois NWI

Pound For Pound Top 20 Regardless of Class

Illinois Ice 2026

1. Illinois Ice 2026- This group is battle tested, they have won virtually every tournament here in the State and reached final four or won everywhere they go, the team plays well together, they have an attitude of next man up as anyone is capable of being ” The Guy” for that day. Reigning two time repeat champions in the Jr Hoops Elite Nationals will they 3 peat Aug 7-9th is the question. Now that a target will definitely be on their backs it should give them added motivation to a group I think relishes it.

2. Indy Premiere 2024 – This is a Gritty group who plays as hard as anyone in the area, With the added additions this year  The group has a different kind of  swagger, another team who has won back to back Jr Hoops Elite Nationals and Coach has said he will go out like MJ with a 3 peat this year no doubt about it. We shall see.

3. Mac Irvin Fire 2026- The group has as much talent as anyone and could very well be number 1, but it depends who is on the roster at time of play.

4. DreamChasers 2028- This group here is virtually unbeatable here in the area this winter before the stoppage and they have one of the best back-courts pound for pound, add to that they are one of the few groups who play with each other year round at this age. I have some heavy hitters coming to Nationals from Out of State so we shall see how they pan out.

5. Team Ten 2024- This Group has been destroying teams for years, the nucleus has been together for years and they are coached by the Legendary Angela Foster.  A team that has talented players that mixes chemistry, effort and team first attitude.

6. Mac Irvin Fire 2025- When they have all their pieces they are tough, this group has traveled throughout the United States and shown very well.

7  Meanstreets Bates 2024- A Group that has formed and out of nowhere it seems they have a chance too be the very best by the end of the summer if all blends well and the team stays the course. Look for this group too Challenge for that Nationals Championship Aug 7th -9th. This roster is loaded with prospects.

8. Demons 2027- This group has held it down in the area and with the additions I’m hearing they have made Whoa!!! they have a chance too be really really good.

9. Team Bad 2025-  Coach Huggy & Drew have formed a nice group and are capable of beating anyone in the country with the talent they have assembled.

10. JHE 2025- A group that plays well together and plays for each other, when the outside shot is falling they are capable of beating anyone.

10. Springfield ATC 2027  This is one of the States Best Groups and I’m looking forward too seeing them as they keep progressing.

11. Mac Irvin Fire 2024- When you have the size and structure that this group has you are always capable of winning every time you step on the court.

12. Meanstreets 2028- A group that plays fast and has great guard play, look for this group to be one of the elite for years.

13. Da Future 2024- When this group has all of the players who play with them they are dangerous as anyone, having beat many of the bigger name programs, its just a matter of who is playing for them. Coach General gets talent in the gym.

14. Demons 2026- A group that has as much size as anyone at that level, they are contenders too win Nationals Aug 7-9th

15. Illinois Ice – 2025 This team has a pair of the best shooters in the Midwest, Size to rebound and plays a s a team.

16. My Journey 2025- Led By Coach Ferguson(One Of The Best Young Coaches Around) The group moves the ball and takes what the defense gives them, They are ver adaptable to playing any style and their guard play is one of the best around.

17. DreamChasers 2025- The Backcourt has been playing together for years and can hold its own against anyone, When their bigs are there and engaged they are right up there with any in the class.

18. Chitown BullDogs 2025-  A young and Hungry Group that’s looking to make a statement, they have great leadership at the guard positions and athletes all over the court, this group will be at Jr hoops Elite Nationals August 7-9Th and have every intention on going home with hardware.

18. Western Suburbs Elite 2025 – I like this group they play hard and have a high spirit. Another group who could easily be several spots up.

19. Chicago Swish 2024- When they have all their pieces they are definitely several spots higher, but Im hearing there are a few players who may have left.

20. EZ Work 2025- The group has talent and knock down shooters, capable of upsetting many of the teams listed above.

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7/14

Top 10 Backcourts Pound For Pound.

1. Meanstreets Bates 2024 – Antione Glasper  and Jaiden Reyna along with Joseph White and Jashon Liggett make this a no brainer that guard line-up is second too none and when clicking on all cylinders its hard on opponnents.

2. Indy Premiere 2024- Isaiah, Dekwon and  Fooley are a problem the feistiest group around and bring plenty of energy and toughness if they can knock down jump-shots on a consistent basis they have an argument about that number 1 spot.

3. Da Future 2024- This group when all playing together matches up with any, Carlos Harris, Tyshun Moore, Gianni Cobb & Lavarius Spann have all the ingredients too feel like they are the best backcourt everytime they step on the floor and you know what ” They Should!!” I’ve watch them destroy people.

4. Team Bad 2025- The backcourt of Fears and Lovesmore has size, scoring and defensive intensity, these two love too compete and want to prove thy are the best every-time they step on the court.

5. Mac Irvin Fire 2026- The group is nice all around and all the guards can play on or off the ball, led by Noah, Marquise, Nas, J.D and Chase the group pressures you full court and have weapons galore.

6. Demons 2027 – When you have possibly the best pg in class Ed (4) Williams and possibly the best scorer in class Devin Cleveland. Then you add to that Tj & Mj you have quite a force.

7. My Journey 2025-  The tandem of  Khalil Ej are nightmares for opponents. Khalil  gets past his defender at will and spoon feeds his teammates for baskets, Ej is as poises as any with the ball and his jump-shot is deadly. With these two you are very confident entering a game.

8. Dream Chasers 2025- The group has several guards who are capable of taking over and some of the best shooters in the state. Mikai, Amari & Marlo. When you add Yaris too the equation this group jumps up a few notches no doubt.

9. Team 10 2024- The team can play multiple lineups at the guard position, going big, going small, they have shooters, the have heart and they have poise.

10. Speed 2028,  Meanstreets 2028, DreamChasers 2028, – These 3 teams all have a dynamic duos in the  back-court that should make it very interesting for years too come.

On The Verge

Ice 2026

Swish 2024

Illinois Panthers Elite 2024

Hoops Ave 2024

TDA 2026

ATC 2027

Training Day Academy 2026

CHi-Bulldogs 2025

JHE 2025

OWB 2026

Jaguars 2025

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

Update Coming later This week

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

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 Hamilton
  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

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

2/12

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!!!

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

10/2

AUGUST -STOCK RISERS & STARS!!!

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

8/17/19

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

1/16

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 !!!”

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

1/25/17

Promising Prospect # 26

                                                                                            ” It Don’t Matter”

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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

10/18/16

 

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