Updated Below Today 11/24

Top 25 Pound4Pound Teams

Top 50 Shooters, Top 15 Backcourts

Top 25 Pound4Pound Pg’s

Top 25 Pound4Pound Off Guards

 

 

Top 50 Shooters Regardless of Class

 

 

  1. Devin Cleveland 2027
  2. Jayden McDonald 2027
  3. Dominic Scalise 2027
  4. Jaxson Davis 2027
  5. Griffin McNeil 2027
  6. Jamarri Fears 2027
  7. Jamier Montgomery 2027
  8. Victor Norris 2027
  9. Edward Humes IV 2027
  10. Christopher Chitarro 2027
  11. Landon Reiner 2028
  12. Jake Nawrot 2027
  13. Jayden Bullock 2027
  14. Ethan Vahl 2028
  15. James Taylor 2027
  16. Cole Dubois 2027
  17. Kentrell King 2028
  18. Joshua Malauchinus 2027
  19. Reggie Stephens 2027
  20. Amari Brown 2028
  21. Kumasi Jones Jr. 2028
  22. Lazavion Kelley 2029
  23. De’Marco King 2027
  24.  Travis Brown Jr. 2027
  25. Robert Boyd Jr. 2028
  26. James Callahan
  27. Michael Roche Jr.
  28. Angelo Adams 2028
  29. Ben Ojela 2028
  30. Tyler Harris 2029
  31. Sameer Childs 2027
  32. Uriah Davis 2027
  33. Asa Harris 2027
  34. Matt Green Jr. 2027
  35.  Larry Ellis 2029
  36. Carlil Pittman Jr. 2028
  37. Blake Walker 2028
  38. Kendall Davis 2027
  39. Brent Evans 2028
  40. Gerry Cocroft III 2029
  41. Donovan Jones  2029
  42. Landon Hurley 2029
  43. Joseph Velazquez 2028
  44. Benji Veber 2027
  45. Jordan Harper 2027
  46. Johnny Udoiwod 2029
  47. Tobyus Banks 2027
  48. Cody Radar 2029
  49. Amir Tucker 2028
  50. Drake Geneslor 2029

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Top 15 Backcourts Pound 4 Pound

  1. Flight 2027- Jaxson Davis, Davion Thompson, Mike Pierre, Travis Brown
  2. Demons 2027- Malachi Ranson, Matt Green Jr, Edward Williams
  3. Mac Irvin Fire 2029- Kewon Gulley, Ronald Johnson, Larry Ellis Jr. Ryder Bradford
  4. Meanstreets 2028 – Kentrell King Jr, Darius Hawkins, Shane Lunford, Ben Ojala, Dion Grant & Brent Evans
  5. Chitown Bulldogs 2027- Sameer Childs, Reggie Stephens, DeMarco King, Jayden McDonald, Karon Shavers
  6. Flight 2028 – Brady Pettigrew, Ethan Vahl, Derrion Wallace
  7. Team Swinnie 2027- Jamier Montgomery, Tobyus Banks, Victor Norris, Edward Humes, Gerald Walton, Lebron Rogers
  8. Smoke City 2027- Camarie Richmond, Amari Winters, Terrion Mack, Jeffery Grant.
  9. Dreamchasers 2028 – Amir Tucker, Jaivyn Winchester, Amare Brown, Edwin Karnauchovas
  10. Meanstreets 2029- John Starks, Dakari Nesbitt,Tyler Harris, Cody Radar
  11. Da Future 2028- Dream Horton, Keyonte Williams, Kai Orr, Giles Murry
  12. 94ft 2029- Zayden Johnson, LJ, Darrell Jackson, Mehki & Joshua Brown
  13. NBU 2027- Dominic Scalise, Logan Wessel, Gabriel Smith(2028)
  14. Blue Print 2029- Andre Tucker, Loggan Redditt, DJ Moore
  15. R2G 2029- Landon Hurly, Kalob Hayes, Malik Royster

 

Top 25 Pg’s Pound4Pound Regardless of Class

Luke Loughlin
  1. Jaxson Davis 2027
  2. Darius Hawkins 2028
  3. Jamier Montgomery 2027
  4. Ethan Vahl 2028
  5. Jaivyn Winchester 2028
  6. Amir Tucker 2028
  7. Jayden Newell 2027
  8. Amarion Holly-Smit2028
  9. Jacob Miller 2030
  10. Cody Radar 2029
  11. Travis Brown 2027
  12. Lazavion Kelley 2029
  13. Dekari Nesbitt 2029
  14. Robert Smith Jr. 2030
  15. Noah Williams 2030
  16. Edward (4) Williams 2027
  17. Jamarri Fears 2027
  18. Jeffery Grant 2027
  19. Kentrell King Jr. 2028
  20. Larry Upshaw 2029
  21. Luke Loughlin 2028
  22. Brandon Hightower 2027
  23. Logan Redditt 2029
  24. Jayden King 2027
  25. Amari Winters 2027

Top 25 Off Guards Pound4Pound Regardless of Class

Dream Horton
  1. DavionThompson 2027
  2. Brady Pettigrew 2028
  3. Devin Cleveland 2027
  4. Jayden McDonald 2027
  5. Tobyus Banks 2027
  6. Malachi Ransom 2027
  7. Dream Horton 2028
  8. Braydon Porter 2028
  9. Keiwon Gulley 2029
  10. DeMarco King 2027
  11. Zayden Johnson 2029
  12. Reggie Stevens 2027
  13. Camarie Richmond 2027
  14. Ronald Johnson 2029
  15. Terreon Wallace 2027
  16. Terreon Mack 2027
  17. Jeremiah Weatherford 2028
  18. Matt Green Jr. 2027
  19. John Starks 2029
  20. Uriah Davis 2027
  21. Christopher Chittaro 2027
  22.  Jayden Bullock 2027
  23. Peyton Thomas 2030
  24. Andre Tucker 2029
  25. Johnny Udoiwod 2029

Top 25 Winter Travel/ AAU Teams Pound 4 Pound All Inclusive

  1. Meanstreet/ R2G 2028- The group enters the new year as the Number 1 Preason Team , The group has been one of the elite for several years. Coach Kentrell has done a nice job of keeping his core and adding little pieces and not disrupting chemistry. They Move Like A Family.
  2. Smoke City 2027 – The group has emerged as one of the best teams this winter they are stacked with talent and play together as a unit. The are the favorites to win Double Down In Dec on Dec 11th. Where talent will be in the building.
  3. Chi-town Bulldogs 2028-  The group has always been talented, we keep hearing they have added pieces, we will see this weekend, could they be poised to claim the number 1 spot next week?
  4. Mac Irvin Fire 2029- They are tough as nails can the be called the cream of the crop in their age bracket. Hmmmm things will be answered soon.
  5. Flight 2028- A Match-up looms vs Chi-town Bulldogs Sunday. it’s big boy time.
  6. Chi-town Bulldogs 2027- They are a different team with Big Howard.
  7. Da Future 2028 – The group is tough Dream Horton, Malik, & Keyonta are a real problem.
  8. 94ft- 2029- They open up at Double Down In Dec on December 11th. Will they match up with Mac Irvin Fire there?
  9. Meanstreets 2029 – Anyone can get on a roll on this team, they are loaded, That  backcourt plays well together, “TJ” played out of his mind last week. going to be interesting the next few years.
  10. 94ft 2030- One of the nicest young groups around, when totally assembled they are a problem the group will be playing up this weekend, will they have enough size?
  11. Blue Print 2029- The group will fall into place once, all there players get back. They are nice. The backcourt of Andre, Logan & Dj carries the load right now,
  12. 94ft 2028- The group is tough and 2029 RJ Nelson is one of them dudes. This group has some pieces
  13. Gametime 2027-This Group is tough, they play with heart and capable of giving anyone a good game.
  14. Geek Squad 2027- They are tough and always in battles, when on their A game they are tough.
  15. First Step 2028- This group is coached well, Jerrell Parker is one of the top young coaches out here and his group plays hard.
  16. Prolific 2030- One of the nicest young groups around, when totally assembled they are a problem.
  17. Blue Print 2030- The talent is stacking up all over the program, th
  18. Powerhouse 2027- This group has a collection of outside shooters, that when they are on they can beat anyone, a few narrow defeats or this group would be up several spots..
  19. DreamChasers 2028- The team is rounding back into form and appear to be on upward swing.
  20. Focus 2028- We are very interested in seeing this squad in full throttle

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Promising Prospect # 44

“The Table Setter”

Ok All The Kids Are lined up 50 of the elite prospects. My First Pick, Give Me Him( everyone looks around puzzled and confused, but not knowing what I’m knowing) who Rykan? yep that’s my pick. Rykan Woo is a coaches dream. He plays the game with and understanding second to none in Middle School, he will do whatever a coach needs to get the win and he is the Ultimate Table Setter!! There are no better guards in Middle school at getting in the paint and causing havoc. Young Fella is the guard who can get the old school assist, he gets around his man off the dribble, defender steps up and he spoon feeds the bigs!! ,Yep He is a ” Table Setter” young fella is  the kid who understands how to set up his shooters with the subtle movement and then cross court a pass-through traffic for the easy shot. He’s is the kid when the coach instructs him to do something all you hear is Yes Sir Coach!! while there are many kids who can play, there aren’t many who make players better.  I’ve witnessed none better over the course of 2 years lead a team to as many wins or keep his team in contention as an underdog as Rykan, This past weekend I watched young fella lead his team to a NY2LA CO- Championship as they beat several teams including Indy Premiere where no one thought they had a chance. I got text after text and call after call saying. “: Man You Was Right, That Rykan A MF” all I said was yep I told he can play. The qualities he possess are all things that speak well down the line, add the fact that he is one of the best on ball defenders at his position in the class and the ability to knock it down from deep at a high clip let it be known you have a player. As I’ve told many people in Area, I think the class is a little down, there aren’t many who I would want on my team, but I know one thing I’m starting my team with Rykan Woo ” The Table Setter” Because I know one thing, he will do everything possible to get the win and he the ultimate teammate he wants all to succeed. there have been times where he may have sat on the bench for various reasons unwarranted, but he never sat and sulked, he never complained, he cheered and rooted his teammates on. Game Recognize Game and young fella has it, it’s not where you’re from, who you play with, who you know that makes me say a player is good, it’s you game and impact on the floor. So Again If I have first pick give me Rykan Woo because he will make all the players around him better and they will all go through a wall for him and want to play with him. We would like to recognize Rykan Woo as our Promising Prospect #44 The Table Setter”

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Promising Prospect #43

” He Something Different “

Maaaan if you haven’t seen Jaxson Davis 2027 you are missing a treat, I rarely write a Promising Prospect Article about a kid in 6th Grade. I wrote one for Amari Bailey, Patrick Baldwin, this early and that’s saying something yep ” He Is Something Different”. Young Fella is a poised combo guard who has been on the scene having equal success playing up a grade or two. He was the man in control of our past pound for pound number 1 team 2026 Illinois Ice who had won everything locally for 3 years and competed nationally very well. Young Fella has some Jalen Brunson( Dallas Mavericks) in his game. I”m not saying he is a pro, all I’m saying is at this stage he has the similar type qualities and impact as the former McDonalds All American. It’s remarkable how a kid so young can play with so much poise. He is a knock down shooter, a crafty ball handler who gets in the lane with his change of pace and he is as clutch as they come at the free-throw line under pressure. I have never with my own eyes seen this kid miss a free and I’ve seen this kid play over 50 games yep ” He Is Something Different”. A couple of weeks ago at National Tournament young fella poured in 51 in a highly contested game & believe me he was very efficient as young fella is very unselfish and looks for his teammates, I’ve never seen him force shots. You can Mark it down right now D-1 barring some sort of injury or illness. Yes I said it, and he is in 6th Grade. Yea for a guard that small it’s very rare to make a statement like that, but young fella has that ” Special In Him” right now he is clearly a top 3 guard prospect regardless of class and currently rated our number prospect in the class of 2027. We would like to scknowledge Jaxson Davis as our Promising Prospect # 43 “He Is Something Different”

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Promising Prospect # 42

” Silent Killer

Melvin Bell

Sometimes you see a kid and say ” He Fits The Bill ” Yep Young fella is a kid you look at and say ” Next Level” I watched Melvin Bell ” Silent Killer”  tear up the youth league while in 7th grade playing up a grade against several of the premier 8th grade AAU teams last year. I said ” Young Fella Is NIIIIIIIICE”  too coach Tommie  look “you got one of them dudes!! ain’t too many better than that”.. Melvin was controlling the pg and getting anywhere he wanted on the floor and he did it effortlessly he was destroying opponents without saying a word. Fast forward to this year and I see young fella has grown like 5 inches and filling out I said Whoa!! young fella has gone from being nice to one of the Top Prospects in the class. I watched Melvin hit consecutive 3’s in Championship game in Indiana, after watching young fella finish at the rim in traffic several times the game before while others were talking trash, young fella let his game do the talking. Then The following week he showed he was virtually un-guardable as he shoot over the lil guards, went around the slower wings and had counter dribble moves against the long and athletic wings giving them people a quick 20 without a sweat. I said here is a kid who will enter high school and play Varsity Day 1. This is a kid 2-3 years from now you will see finishing plays on people’s head, a kid who blends ability to play 3 positions on the floor and a kid who appears to have room for several more inches of growth.. This is a kid while others are peaking out, he is exploding upward with a ceiling that not too many in his class have. Young Fella is currently rated a Top 5  Prospect in 2025 class rankings and could very well be the most sought after prospect in his class when it’s all said and done. This Ultra-Smooth Combo Guard is the Truth and has been giving teams problems, while all the kids are chirping and looking for attention, young fella is in the gym getting better. I know one thing, he doesnt talk trash with his mouth, he talks trash with his game young fella is a Killa on the court and we would like to acknowledge Melvin Bell as our Promising Prospect # 42 “Silent Killer”.

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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 thats 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.

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

7/21/20

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

Ricky Moore 773 383-0972

 

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