Updated 2027 Rankings Below

 

 

Jr. Hoops Elite Top 200 All Inclusive Class of 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.
A few kids will be added on by weekend. Waiting on correct spellings
Thanks & God Bless
Ricky Moore 773 383-0972 
Howard Williams
  1. Howard Williams
  2. Jaxson Davis
  3. Jaylan Mitchell
  4. Davion Thompson
  5. Mike Woods
  6. Camron Riggs
  7. Demari Stephens
  8. Jamier Montgomery
  9. Devin Cleveland
  10. Markese Peoples
  11. Noah Emmanuel
  12. Tobyus Banks
  13. Malachi Ransom
  14. DeMarco King
  15. Mitchell Daniels
  16. Carter Kobe
  17. Tayte Cordova
  18. Charles Thomas
  19. Jayden McDonald
  20. Terrion Wallace
  21. Caden Crudup
  22. Kaleb Young
  23. Andrez Walker
  24. Uriah Davis
  25. Sivante Stokes
  26. Travis Brown Jr.
  27. Reggie Stevens
  28. Vito Roca
  29. Elijah Bell
  30. Jovarion Wilson
  31. Landon Mays
  32. Martez Everett
  33. Matt Green Jr.
  34. Jayden King
  35. Jamarri Fears
  36. Mike Pierre
  37. Karon Shavers
  38. Camarie Richmond
  39. Will Mancine
  40. Johnathan Costello
  41. Cole Dubois
  42. Ed Williams
  43.  Dion Lane
  44. Jayden Bullock
  45. Andretti Ollie
  46. Michael Alvarez
  47. Tristian Trotter
  48. Amari Winters
  49. Keith Montgomery
  50. Jayden Newell
  51. Griffin McNeil
  52. Pheonix Fisher
  53. Asa Harris
  54. Tevin West
  55. Victor Norris
  56. Dominique Scalise
  57. Kendell Meyers
  58. Josiah Mays
  59. Jayden Taylor
  60. Christopher Chittaro
  61. Derek Langit
  62. Edward Humes IV
  63. Gerald Walton
  64. Will Walsh
  65. Josiah Brown
  66. Keyae Lacy
  67. AJ Rayford
  68. Julian Holmes
  69. Kendall Jackson
  70. Raymond Gilbert
  71. Keysan Taylor
  72. Kobe Stevenson
  73. Sameer Childs
  74. Antwan Sims
  75. Dereon Smothers
  76. Ricky Scott
  77. Brandon Boykin
  78. Elilah Bell
  79. Quinn Zinzer
  80. Jakob Edwards
  81. K.J Miller
  82. Troy Locotto
  83. Alonzo Walters
  84. Josiah Pain
  85. Kendall Davis
  86. Ny’ Zarian Wright
  87. Khalid Smith
  88. Lincoln Hopkins
  89. Benji Veber
  90. Jaylen Campbell
  91. Dylan Ronczkowski
  92. Michael Stuckey
  93. Jordan Weeks
  94. Will Chapman
  95. Jake Nawrot
  96. Raymundo Garibay
  97. Perry Watson
  98. David Udoiwod
  99. Brody Nouhoff
  100. Dennis Moran
  101. Tray Alford
  102. Tevin Lockett
  103. Mikey Stokes
  104. Amari Colson
  105. Jake Theis
  106. Johnathan Kendrick
  107. Marquis Lee
  108. Owen Kirby
  109. Elijah Wilson
  110. De’Andre Washington
  111. Tyler Kibulka
  112. Rayvon Myles
  113. Will Wimberly
  114. Jason Morris
  115. Kenneth Sims
  116. Tim Spencer
  117. Noah Coro
  118. Aiden Payne
  119. Savion Singleton
  120. Derrick Johnson Jr.
  121. Jeremy Singleton
  122. Kelly Watts
  123. Danny Cervantes
  124. Brian White
  125. Blake McPhearson
  126. Lebron Rodgers
  127. Marcus Scott
  128. Christian Brown
  129. Jalen Hoard
  130. Tommy Hills
  131. Carlos Sudden
  132. Tyler Cibulka
  133. Julius Walker
  134. Abraham Sackor
  135. Justin Cobb
  136. Brandon Pearson
  137. Quenton King
  138. Tim Loren
  139. Shawn Johnson
  140. Kewon Moses
  141. Frederick Dooney
  142. Hireberto Morales
  143. Tyshawn Carter
  144. Ja’ kare Simes
  145. Scotty Ruiz
  146. Joshua Perkins
  147. Ahmed Abdellatif
  148. Glenn Downing
  149. Joseph Rice
  150. Khalil Munsom
  151. Talik Hughes
  152. Josshua Spoons
  153. Matt Perkins
  154. Adonis Mason
  155. Jordan Johnson
  156. Pernell Watson’
  157. Morton Smith
  158. Davion Pressley
  159. Anthony Potts
  160. Catrell Martin
  161. Askia Moses
  162. Davion Watson
  163. Vince Trotter Jr.
  164. Danny Cervantes
  165. Keshaun Williams
  166. Jordan Millsom
  167. Carlos Figuroa
  168. Walter Cison
  169. Trent Hill
  170. Phil Mayhorst
  171. James Brod
  172. Payton Woods
  173. Tristian Brown
  174. Eric Parker
  175. Jason Smart
  176. Pierre Walke
  177. Henry Lustin
  178. Khalil Parsons
  179. Justin Hill Jr.
  180. Linton Gorge
  181. Alberto Morales
  182. Erick Hull
  183. James Thornton
  184. Cj Johnson
  185. Quintin Pope Jr.
  186. Willie Roberson
  187. King Young Jr.
  188. Derrick Wilson
  189. Leonard Rogers
  190. Sam Walters
  191. Alfred Brown
  192. Anthony Anderson
  193. Freddy Johnson Jr.
  194. Josiah Graves
  195. Marcus Smith
  196. Ricky Trotter
  197. Tim Shorts Jr
  198. Carlos Guerrero
  199. Stan Espisito
  200. Parker Thorne
  201. Davion Moore
  202. Elijah Pointerrrrr

 

Top 15 Pgs 2026  You Pick What Ya Like

This class has several quality guards, depending on the coach’s style you can pick “ YOUR GUY”. 

 

Jordan Walker- Young Fella is a scoring pg who can play off the ball at times, as he has Trey Young range from outside and is one of the more reliable  3 point shooters at his position. Jordan is crafty with the handle and can get to his spots.  He needs to pick it up a little more defensive intensity, but he is in the new wave of pgs, he puts the ball in the hole. If you need a big shot young fella is more than willing and capable, he’s definitely not afraid of any moment, Young fella has that ” Killer Instinct”. You have to have a mentality that you will succeed everytime even if you won’t and young fella has it. I call this young man ” Mamba Mentality” because you cant tell him next one not going in.

Tony Bradford- A smooth guard I call the ” Show Stopper!!”  he a pg that  can break a defense down and score in the lane over bigger defenders, he can make plays and create for others and he is has been proven to put on a show in games putting up numbers and putting his team on his back. Young Fella has 25ft 3pt range and has been carving up opponents for awhile. Here is another Central Illinois player that you will be hearing about and asking where did he come from. Yep well we been trying to tell everyone, he has a knack for putting people in the bucket and a kid we call ” SHOW STOPPER”  because he will be having people asking who is that after his game. Another kid we would like to see put a little more effort on D, but they are young.

Morgan Travis- Here is a strong guard who has a knack and flare for making a pass or seeing things before they happen he is the “Quarterback On The Floor” . Young Fella specializes in controlling the pace of the game and getting others involved, he is the kid who would rather make the nice pass as opposed to scoring the ball. Young Fella can finish in traffic with the best of them  as he has a strong upper body and his pull-up jump-shot is above average. As young fella’s long-range shooting and competitive edge improves he has the talent to be one of the best in his class!!! when focused and playing with chip on his shoulders people are in trouble.  I call young fella ” THE QUARTERBACK” 

Amare Pryor- When you need a guard who is capable of getting where he wants on the floor and getting you a bucket. Amare ranks right up there with the best in the class. Young Fella is capable of going on 20pt scoring binges with ease young fella is a Bucket Getter!!, Having been on the scene for a minute, young fella is showing prowess and upside, as he is starting to stretch out as his arms and legs are getting long.  A kid who lives for the moment and has always competed well a kid who has always been able to get his own, as he shows a little more of the ability to make his teammates better he will be a handful and people will be in trouble. If you need a kid capable of putting a team on his back and scoring in bunches here is one. I call young fella ” “Mr Bucket Getter”

Latrell Kelly – Here is the ultimate leader, the kid who makes everyone around him better, the young man is vocal on the court, the kid who says “I Got Him On D” yes sirrr!! young fella has emerged as the best vocal leader in the class, the kid who stays in the gym working on his craft, the kid who is not afraid of taking the big shot, the kid who is not afraid to let his teammates know what needs to be done to get the win, Not everyone id tough-minded and lets his teammates know what needs to be done. But the I call the  “Ultimate Leader” on young fella chest because that’s what he is. As he cuts down on making the flamboyant plays he will be that much more proficient. I call young fella ” The Leader!!” Because in this class he is the one..

Rykan Woo – This kid here is one of the more polished at the position and his understanding and ability to knock shots down a high rate makes his have the ability to play off the ball and make basketball plays from anywhere on the floor. Young Fella has taken average players and made his teams win, he has lifted teams that had no business being in games to wins. This kid here is the Ultimate “Do Whatever Asked Of Him”  he fits any style. He can play fast, he can play half-court, he can defend with best at position, he can play zone, he makes all the right plays all while not taking away from others. He Is The Number 1 Kid at Position That can Play With Anyone In Class!!  Many kids needs systems, plays called for them, play with certain people, have the ball in their hands, etc. Not young fella he is that kid who you want on your team no matter who you have. As he trust himself at all times people be even more keen on his abilities.  He is the Kid I call ” THE PERFECT FIT ”  

Rajaun Roberts – Maaaaaan Please!!  When I see this young fella on his A Game!! he makes me want to scream ” He Got Game!! Young Fella has all the tools, he can beta you off the dribble at any moment, he can make plays for others and he is top 3 defensively at his position. Here is a kid with next level talent a kid who people seeing him will say Sheeesh!! I don’t see many kids in the class with the ceiling as young fella. I would say when young fella understands a little how to play without the ball in his hands he will be better player, But if you looking for a playmaker, young fella I would call  ” One Of Them Dudes!!” Because He has Game Second To None In His Class.

Jah-Mir Brown- Young Fella is one of fiercest pgs in the class if not the fiercest. Here is a kid who has hit ultimate competitor status. Young Fella is starting to play with and edge, he plays both ends of the floor 94ft. He finishes in traffic and he is probably the best on ball defender in class. Capable of scoring when he wants, but the kid is the one o the court not playing for stats, but playing to win the game. Jah-Mir is the ultimate ” Yes Coach I Gotcha” He does what’s necessary to win. I would say when his long range game expands he will be that much more dangerous. Here is a kid I call ” A Coaches Prize!”  Young fella will be the kid to run through a wall for ya.

BJ Powell- Yes Indeed here is one of the more prolific scoring pgs in the class, young fella is capable of putting up 30 easy. He has one of the best long-range games in the class as on a regular he is 5 for 7, 6 for 8 from deep, he has a mid range game thats just as dangerous and finishes in traffic with herky- jerky moves that keep his defender off balance. Young Fella is one of the more dangerous players in the class, because he does it so effortless. Young Fella is probably the most “Efficient Scorer In Class” He is new to the State, but man has he came in and within months and established himself as one of the elite in his class. Once he picks up the intensity on the other end of the ball people will be in trouble. Young Fella is a Scorer Supreme !!

Marquise Clark- Young Fella is the ultimate get your teammates involved pg. Here is the guard who lives the paint, he is the one of  the best in the class at getting in the lane  and creating shots for others. ” Big Guard!”  He is the kid who can have 10 assist, 10 rebounds & 10 points on any given night. Young Fella is a big pg  at this stage so he is capable of rebounding and starting the break. Here is the pg you say he has some ” Next Level Stuff In Him” he is a natural at making plays for others and should be able to adjust rather quickly. This is a young man who has led his teams to victory in big games for years he is ” THE MAESTRO” he’s won at all stages. I would say he needs to be a little more vocal and when he trust his outside jump-shot a little more people will be in trouble.

Noah Mister-  Here is a kid whose been playing at a high level for years, young fella has been playing on the stage for a minute, starting as a 6th grader on a City Powerhouse. Here is a kid who knows no pressure, he is capable of hitting the big shot as he just recently hit game winner, he is capable of making the correct pass as he has shown the ability to facilitate and he is kid who can slide over and play off people as he can knock the outside jump-shot. Here is the kid I say ‘ It Doesn’t Faze Me”  because he is use to the pressure. Another kid I think he will be even better once he puts same energy on both ends. But when others may duck and hide, he is a kid who is use to the moment he wont hide from a shot or handling under pressure. So if you are looking for a seasoned player in big game here is the kid I call ” The Seasoned Guard. 

Torrence Tate Jr. – Here is the pg who sets up his teammates, the pg that runs the system. Young Fella is a kid who is breaks the defender down and kicks to corner for the the 3. He is the guard who makes the ” Safe Play” The pg who wont turn  it over in a crucial possession. While young fella is a pass first point guard and a capable leader, he has so much more talent than I think he displays, he is better than even what he thinks. Here is a kid who has exceptional tools. I think people will see young fella at his best, when he learns to take risk. He is to much  talented to be leaving things on the table. Once he realizes he is that good people will be in trouble. Young Fella is what I call ” The Safe Choice!” 

Julius Hamlin Jr. –  Yes indeed here is a kid who has been putting in work, young fella is just that Young Fella!! as he is one of the youngest in his class and almost 2 years younger than some. He is the kid who can make plays with the ball in his hands and make plays off the ball, weather he is driving and dishing or knocking it down from deep. Young Fella shows a High IQ & Upside. as he is Top 5 in class at making pg plays from the wing, while other can only play with ball in their hands he can run off screens and make plays from the wing, don’t be surprised at the leap young fella is capable of making, while others have gotten stagnant or closely reaching peak young fella is gaining momentum. I call Julius ” THE YOUNG GUN!!! because he is young in his class and he ready to explode.

Aidan Horton- Tough, Tough, Tough, just say that because here is a kid who plays both sides of the floor a kid who is getting everything out the mudd a kid who is capable of being best player on the floor, but a kid who does whatever to get the win. A kid who Sacrifices For The Betterment Of The Team. Lets be clear and don’t get this twisted yes he maybe Under The Radar to some, but he is not to us, we know and understand young fella can play. We see big things coming for young fella. He can score if needed, he can distribute if needed and he has a motor where he competes. We call young fella Under The Radar, Because People Are Sleep!!.

Marshawn Cocroft-  This is another kid who is lights out from down town a kid who has Unlimited Range. A player who will make a mark at the next level because what he does translates to next level. While others will have a big adjustment period this kid will have an advantage. he doesn’t over penetrate or get himself in trouble a lot, he understands where to go on the floor and if you give him and space he is capable of letting it go. Yes Indeed.  you can definitely see 30pt games in this kid future on next level. Young Fella is a kid we call ” Unlimited Range because he can shoot it from deep. We think people will see the best of him as he understands how to make his teammates better.

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Top 15 Sgs/ Combo’s  Pick Your Guy!!

Mike Oliver Jr. – Here is the kid who shoots lights out, Give young fella any room with a clear look and he is as accurate as they come in the class. He is the kid I call ” Scores In Bunches “Young fella has what we call ” A Burner!!” I’ve witnessed games where young fella was un stoppable scoring at all levels, I’ve witness him hit 8 3’s in a game 5 in a half, this is the kid you can’t help off, the kid that stays locked and ready. Here is the kid whose supreme skill translates to the next level, If you can shoot a coach can always find a spot for you. While I do think he will have to become more of a pg/combo with his size and be able to make players around him better, I know young  fella will figure it out. This is the kid I call ” Scores In Bunches because he can put points on the board as quick as anyone in the class.

Jarrett “JR” Swift- Here is a kid who is a blur in the open court he excels at finishing high at the rim an he lets you know it I call young fella “Mr. Supreme Confidence”, he is as fast an athletic as anyone at the position, young fella is capable of putting points on the board in a hurry and has a competitive spirit where he is always talking to his opponent, don’t let him hit his first shot you maybe in for a long night. Here is a kid who believes he can score on anybody. once he learns to use his physical gifts on the other end he will blossom even further.  This the kid I call “Supreme Confidence!!’

Nas Rankin – This young fella here has emerged as a combo guard that specializes in scoring at the rim, he has a layup package where he use’s either hand and can finish on either side off either foot in traffic like a Kyrie Irving. Yes young fella has been a House hold name around the country playing all  against the elite competition putting up numbers for a couple of years I call young fella ” Embracing The Challenge “, because he has put in the hours in the gym. I’ve witness young fella take over games scoring 10-15 points in a half, I watched young fella lock in on defense and shut down the opposing teams best player all while Embracing whatever comes with it. Some kids don’t want to guard the best player, some kids only play one side of the ball.   While I think he will be even more effective as his outside shot because more consistent  know you fella will work hard and stay in the gym. I call young fella “Embracing The Challenge!!”

Kassidy Nelson – Here is the kid I call ” When The Light Clicks On!!”  while young fella has become a two sport kid and football first, this is a young fella with ‘SOOOOO MUCH UPSIDE!!! while others may not understand, I know this kid here has somethings that will make him surpass many of his classmates if He chooses to, While I’ve stated before ” Top 10 Talent, in the class, it’s just a matter of if this kid wants it as bad as other, He can slash to the rim, he has excellent vision and feel for the game, and I see him being 6/3 at minimum. This is the kid along with Rajuan Roberts(2026) I say ” If I Had Him”  Sometimes circumstances and time are just not right for kids, but make no mistake about it the kid here has game. While i think he needs to play with more confidence and get in the gym and work on long range shooting, this is a kid I call ” When The Light Clicks On!!”

JaMarion Raines –  UHH_OHH ” we have what we call a ” CITY ALERT!!! Young fella is a relentless attacking the rim and has a knockdown jump-shot, he is the kid who many people don’t know about but will be hearing about very soon he the kid I call ” Next One Up” Young fella is a power guard who has the ability to score on anyone, A kid who will step into High School and people will be saying, ” Where he Come From?” There are always kids who are less talked about and emerge as a player on the next level, well look out because this is one of the best guards in the City. Known as ” Bae Bae ” to those in the neighborhood, look for young fella to be a household name. He is a kid who can step in high school and get major varsity minutes right away because of his game and his size at the position. This the kid I call “Next One Up” because he fits the mode of a few hitters before him with the same kid of game from the same neighborhood. While we think he needs to improve his decision making, their aren’t many guards in the class that combine the ” Ability To Shot It & Finish in Traffic” like young fella. ” HE CAN DO BOTH!!”

Justin Oliver – Young Fella is point guard size and could be on pg list, but he has been playing off the ball and putting up numbers, young fella’ is one of the smallest in class, yet he has one of the biggest hearts and plays with a passion. This is the kid I call ” A Matter Of Time” that’s because his parents are pretty tall and he unlik many of his classmates are assured a growth spurt and I see a major growth spurt like the 6-8inch plus spurt and boy when it happens some people will be in trouble because young fella has game. here ia a case where you better take advantage now because he will be getting his last laugh on a lot of people in 4 years. I call young fella ” A Matter Of Time. While I believe young fella will need to get his teammates involved a little more, I believe he is more than capable.

Christian Giles- This young fella here is capable of putting points on the board, but has primarily been doing whatever needed for different teams and not showing all he is capable of. This is the kid I call ” Find The Right Fit ” I’ve witness young fella play on a team and score 15 and be involved in the game, then I’ve watched the kid go be a shelter of himself playing with another team 2 days later. This is a kid I said ” Bring Him Over Here With Me”  because I seen the upside, a kid who has a feel for the game, a kid who has the build for the next level, another kid whose best potential days are ahead of him, a kid who if given the confidence and freedom can explode into his own. While I do believe young fella will need to become more assertive ad confident within himself, I believe he has some tools to work with and thus I call young fella ” Find The Right Fit!!”

Adoni Vassilakas- Here is a two way guard that loves to compete, a kid call ” Tough As Nails!!” weather it’s scoring on offense or locking up on defense young fella goes hard at maximum effort. I’ve watched you fella slash and finish over bigger kids, I watched young fella big up the supposedly opposing teams best players and pressure them. No matter the name on the front of jersey(teams name) or name on back of jersey(players name) young fella “Comes to Play, He Respects None” capable of being effective on both ends young fela is a talent. While I think his shot selection could improve and will I call young fella Tough As Nails because he plays hard.

Jaylen Dickerson – Here is the I call Mr. Intangible-  he is the kid who does everything that doesnt show up on the stat sheet. The key defensive assignment, the key steal, the rebound in traffic where everything is tight and when the game gets gritty. Young Fella has some Marcus Smart in his game and a player a coach will have a hard time taking off the floor, while young fella is capable of putting up 20 I call young fella Mr Intangible because he does the small things to make you win and a coach can always use a player on the floor who brings something to the table that helps you win.

Andre Tyler Jr- Here is a player who oooozes with game, young fella he can shoot it, handle it, pass it and a kid I call ” All The Tools!!” young fella has game, a player capable of being the best player on the floor against anyone. I’ve watched young fella knock em down from deep with ease. I watched a kid hit clutch shots, The talent is there. I’ve also watched him let his emotions get the best of him in crucial situations, once he channels that in people are in trouble. this is the kid I call “All The Tools” because the skill is there. Now it’s just a matter of how serious he is at being the best version of himself.

Jayden Williams – This is one of the kids you see and say ” Prospect Alert!!” A kid who you look at and say he has next level this, next level that, the kid who trainers want to get their hands on to say ” I worked with him” naw buddy he the kid I call ” Natural Maturation” I’ve seen young fella go score 25, I’ve seen young fella score 4, then I here we going to train and I laugh and think to myself, they don’t get it. Young Fella is one of the More skilled players in the Class, he can shoot it, handle it,  has a nice frame, it’s just his mind and maturation that gives him so many high’s and low’s. Different kids mature at different rates and this kid has one of the highest ceilings in the class, sometimes people try to rush evolution. I see a kid who will blossom once his maturation kicks in, While I do think he needs to pick up his competitive spirit, this is the kid I call Natural Maturation because I see it coming.

Zyheir Gardner- Another kid who plays hard and with a chip on his shoulder, young fella is a fierce slasher to the rim and has improved tremendously over the past year. This is the kid I call ” Stay The Course”  because young fella is becoming better at every aspect of his game, a kid who didn’t play with all the so- called high profile teams or players a kid who got it out the mud, making himself a name going up against those teams and players. I’ve watched young fella destroy a couple of his more high profiled classmates and I watched him lead his team. I do think young fella can work on his off and continue to improve his jump-shot, but this is the kid I call Stay The Course because he is right on track.

Alphonso Fincher – Here is a kid Ive watched for years, a kid i use to say get aggressive a kid I use to say shoot that open shot, a kid I use to say handle the ball under pressure. Yes Indeed!!! young fella is the kid I call ” Catch E’m At The End!!” has started to understand and show the game I know he capable of. At time Al would take a backseat, he would would second guess himself and not play with a confidence, well that’s over, young fella is rising and playing with a different kind of “I Belong Swagger” in a class where all these kids don’t have athat much separation young fella is the kid I call Catch E’m At The End. 

Ahmad Lee- Here is another kid who has improved by leaps and bounds a kid who I call Self Belief!! The kid has showed improvement in all area’s on the court, shooting, ball handling and moving without the ball, but what impressed me the most and the thing that has made him better is self believe and confidence. I witness young fella say ‘ I want to play against him” referring to one of the elite guards in the class when everyone else wanted to be on that kids team. I use to see young fella shy away from big moments, now young fella embraces big moments, He wants to take clutch shots, he wants to defend good players, he believes he is as good as anyone on the court or at least he isn’t afraid to fail against best players on the court that’s Huge. I think young fella can and will improve with decision making with ball in his hands but this the kid I call Self Belief because he starting to believe in his abilities.

Travis Marks Jr. Here is a smooth operator guard who plays the sg, but could very well play the pg given circumstances of team  or game. This is the kid I call a Versatile Weapon. Young Fella is the kid who can do a little of everything well, he can make plays for other, he can shoot it, he has the frame that looks like he will grow making him a better prospect in high school  than this level. I’ve watched young fella put in work on several occasions and I think to my self He is good in all phases!! I think young fella will need to improve a little in all phases because he is not great at one, but this is the kid I call  a Versatile Weapon because you can put him at so many spots on the floor where he can be effective.

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Updated Class Rankings on Home Page

Top 250 Class of 2026

 

Top 50 Shooters Regardless of Class

 

Mike Oliver Jr.

 

  1. Mike Oliver Jr. 2026
  2. Devin Cleveland 2027
  3. Rocco Pagliocca 2026
  4. Jaxson Davis 2027
  5. Bj Powell 2026
  6. Jordan Walker 2026
  7. Donovan Williams  2026
  8. Panayiotis Sotos 2026
  9. Marshawn Cocroft 2026
  10. Griffin McNeil 2026
  11. Jayden Williams 2026
  12. Andre Tyler 2026
  13. Jayden McDonald 2027
  14. Oliver Gray 2026
  15. Rykan Woo 2026
  16. Jayden Williams 2026
  17. Panayiotis Sotos 2028
  18. Cole Dubois 2027
  19. Amare Pryor 2026
  20. Christian Giles 2026
  21. Charles Barnes 2026
  22. Jameson Coulter 2026
  23. Jamier Montgomery 2027
  24. Dominique Scalise 2027
  25. Landon Reiner 2028
  26. Jake Nawrot 2027
  27. Ethan Vahl 2028
  28. Sameer Childs 2027
  29. Kentrell King 2028
  30. Joshua Malauchinus 2027
  31. Jamier Montgomery 2027
  32. Uriah Davis 2027
  33. Edward Humes lV 2027
  34. Victor Norris 2027
  35. Amari Brown 2028
  36. Alijah Little 2026
  37. De’Marco King 2027
  38.  Travis Brown Jr. 2027
  39. Tony Bradford 2026
  40. Robert Boyd Jr. 2028
  41. Ben Ojela 2028
  42. Tyler Harris  2029
  43. Asa Harris 2027
  44. Michael Chaney Jr.  2026
  45. MJ Burns 2026
  46. Sire Beckham  2026
  47. Matt Green Jr. 2027
  48. Michael Murray. 2026
  49.  Rashad Boyd 2027
  50.  MJ Burns 2026
  51. Jordan Jones 2028

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Updated Class Rankings on Home Page

Preseason Jr Hoops Elite Awards Regardless of Class

1st Team
Jameson Coulter 2026
Jaxson Davis 2027
Tim Winkler 2026
Darius Hawkins  2028Davion Thompson 2027Keiwon Gulley 2029Brady Pettigrew 2028Larry Harris 2026Nas Rankin 2026Amarion Holly 2028Roosevelt Thomas 20282nd TeamJaviyn Winchester  2028Stephen Brown 2026Mike Oliver 2026Markeese Peoples  2027Rico Coleman 2028Amir Tucker 2028Rykan Woo 2026Noah Mister 2026Tayte Cordova  2027Marquise Clark 2026Cole Kelly 2028Anfernee Moore 20283rd Team

Mustaf Rexhepi

Jah-Mir Brown 2026

Rashaun Porter 2026

Adoni Vassilakis 2026

Ben Ojela 2028

Cody Radar 2029

Kentrell King Jr. 2028

Ashton Flowers 2026

Devin Cleveland 2027

Ronald Johnson 2029

BJ Powell 2026

Noah Emmanuel 2027

Andrez Walker 2027

Amari Brown 2028

Ethan Vahl 2028

 

4th Team

Dion Lane

Uriah Davis 2027

Dion Lane  2027

Camarie Richmond 2027

Jah’Mir Brown 2026

Travis Brown  2027

Ed Williams  2027

Jeremiah Weatherford 2028

Howard Williams   2027

Amare Pryor 2026

Rico Delasandro 2026

Cole Dubois 2027

Matt Green 2027

Jamier Montgomery 2027

Luke Loughlin 2028

Landon Mays 2027

5th Team

Coron Shavers

Morgan Travis 2026

Rico

Edwin Karnauchovas 2028

Jordan Walker 2026

Karon Shavers 2027

Amari Winters 2027

Amir Tucker 2028

Angelo Adams 2028

Nathan Stephens 2027

Shane Lunford 2028

Victor Norris 2027

Josiah Hall  2028

Top Scoring Pgs

Darius Hawkins 2028

Jordan Walker 2026

Jaxson Davis 2027

Darius Hawkins 2028

BJ Powell 2026

Davion Thompson 2027

Ashton Flowers 2026

Ryder Bradford 2029

Amare Pryor 2026

Amarion Holly  2028

Mehki Young 2028

Top Rim Protectors

Jalen Boyd 2026

 

Jalen Boyd 2026

Stephen Brown 2026

Patrick Irvin 2026

Noah Emmanuel 2027

Nate Stephens 2027

Top Finishers

Marshaun Thomas

Lamont Hamilton 2026

Nas Rankin 2026

Marshaun Thomas 2028

Jameson Coulter 2026

Tony Bradford 2027

Adoni Vassilakis 2026

Jeremiah Wetherford 2028

Keiwon Gulley 2029

Camarie Richmond 2027

Shane Lunsford 2028

Top Playmakers

Amir Tucker

 

Darius Hawkins 2028

Rykan Woo 2026

Lamont Hamilton 2026

Jaivyn Winchester 2028

Lazavion Kelley 2029

Amir Tucker  2028

Amarion Holley-Smith 2028

De’ Marco King 2027

Ronal Johnson  2029

Brady Pettigrew  2028

Rajaun Roberts 2026

Tony Bradford  2027

Keyae Lacy 2027

Top Pure Pgs

Luke Loughlin

Luke Loughlin  2028

Latrell Kelley 2026

Ed Williams 2027

Noah Mister 2026

Cody Radar 2029

Kobe Stephenson 2027

Torrence Tate Jr. 2026

Marquis Clark ( 2026)

Rykan Woo 2026

Jaivyn Winchester 2028

Jayden Newell 2027

Top Impact The Win Kids

Kaden McClellan

Kaden McClellan 2029

Jacob Duffin Jr. 2028

Cole Kelly 2028

Lamont Hamilton 2026

Dekari Nesbitt 2029

Asa Harris 2027

Brady Pettigrew 2028

Travis Brown 2027

Howard Williams 2026

Larry Harris 2026

Top Rebounders 

Rico Delassandro

Rico Delassandro 2026

Stephen Brown 2026

Patrick Irvin 2026

Landon Mays 2027

Nate Stephens 2027

Jalen Boyd 2026

Jovarion Wilson 2027

Remy Edwards 2026

Larry Harris 2026

Mustaf Rexhepi 2026

Cole Kelly 2028

Markeese Peoples  2027

Anfernee Moore 2028

Top Defenders

Ashton Flowers

Camarie Richmond 2027

Jaylen McDonald 2027

Nas Rankin 2026

Ry’zonn Irving 2028

Travis Brown Jr. 2027

Lamont Hamilton 2026

Darius Hawkins 2028

Ashton Flowers 2026

Jah’Mir Brown 2026

Anfernee Moore 2028

Stephen Brown 2026

Tim Winkler 2026

 

All Elusive team, you can’t stick him he to shifty.

Jaivyn Winchester

 

Amare Pryor 2026

Jamier Montgomery 2027

Amarion Holly 2028

Orlando Edwards Jr, 2028

Rajuan Roberts 2026

Lazavion Kelley 2029

BJ Powell 2026

JR 2026

Dion Grant 2028

Zayden Johnson 2029

John Starks 2029

Ryder Bradford 2029

They Play With A Flare!! 

 

Edwin Karnauchovus 2028
Cody Radar  2029
Eyze Nwagu 2028
Amare Pryor 2026
Jayden Newell 2027
Ed Williams 2027
Asa Harris 2027
Ny Wright 2027
Angelo Adams 2028
Tyler Harris 2029

Top Clutch Shooters

Devin Cleveland

Devin Cleveland 2027

Mike Oliver Jr. 2026

BJ Powell 2026

Donovan Williams 2026

Panayiotis Sotos 2026

Cole Dubois 2027

Oliver Gray 2026

Sameer Childs 2027

Landon Reiner 2028

Larry Ellis 2029

Victor Norris 2027

Griffin McNeil 2027

Kentrell King Jr. 2028

They Have The Upside!!

Jayden Williams

Kassidy Nelson 2026

Jaylen Williams  2026

Rico Coleman 2028

Ahmad Lee 2026

Brady Pettigrew 2028

Jalen Boyd  2026

Stephen Brown 2026

Tim Winkler 2026

Jaivyn Winchester 2028

Jaxson Davis 2027

Larry Ellis  2029

Top Glue Guys ( Straight Team Players Do Everything Needed)

Mike Pierre 2027

Jaylen Dickerson 2026

De Marco King 2027

Mike Pierre 2027

Jah’Mir Brown 2026

Matt Green Jr. 2027

Jonas Williams 2026

Johnny Underwood 2029

Mustapha Rexhepi 2026

Rashaun Porter 2027

Davion Stanley 2028

Amari Winters 2027

De’ Marco King 2027

Top Wing Scorers

Jameson Coulter

Lamont Hamilton 2026

Jameson Coulter 2026

Victor Guaratamo 2026

Kaydin Williams 2026

Davion Thompson 2027

Nas Rankin 2026

Tobyus Banks 2027

Dereon Wallace 2027

JR 2026

Uriah Davis 2028

Amari Brown 2028

Donovan Williams 2026

Don Bowling 2028

Josiah hall 2028

 

They Coming!! Theses Kids On Verge Of Breakout.

 

Reggie Stephens 2027

Stephen Brown 2026

Ahmad Lee 2026

Rashaud Porter 2026

Aaron Ziga 2028

Jayden Williams 2026

Dj Caldwell 2028

Jordan Harper 2028

Attack The Rack, Bucket Getters!! they getting to the rim.

Alvin Robinson Jr.

Lamont Hamilton 2026

Roosevelt Thomas 2028

Jameson Coulter 2026

Nas Rankin 2026

Davion Thompson 2027

Alvin Robinson 2028

Jah’Mir Brown 2026

Ashton Flowers 2026

Josiah Hall 2028

Darius Hawkins 2028

Camarie Richmond 2027

Mr. Versatility Guys, Multi-Skilled & Multiple Position Players

Tayte cordova

Tayte Cordova 2027

Jayden Williams 2026

Rico Coleman 2028

Morgan Travis 2026

Jeremiah Weatherford 2028

Jacob Duffin Jr. 2028

Brady Pettigrew 2028

Kassidy Nelson 2026

Ben Ojela 2028

Best Athletes Regardless Of Class

Stephen Brown 2026Lamont Hamilton 2026Larry Harris 2026Ry’Zonn Irving 2028Jah’Mir Brown 2026Zyheir Gardner 2026Jovarion Wilson 2027JR 2026Davion Thompson 2027Victor Guaratamo 2026Blaise Lavista 2026Nas Rankin 2026

 

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Top 50 Shooters Regardless of Class

 

Mike Oliver Jr.

 

  1. Mike Oliver Jr. 2026
  2. Devin Cleveland 2027
  3. Rocco Pagliocca 2026
  4. Jaxson Davis 2027
  5. Bj Powell 2026
  6. Jordan Walker 2026
  7. Griffin McNeil 2027
  8. Donovan Williams  2026
  9. Panayiotis Sotos 2026
  10. Andre Tyler 2026
  11. Jayden McDonald 2027
  12. Oliver Gray 2026
  13. Rykan Woo 2026
  14. Jayden Williams 2026
  15. Victor Norris 2027
  16. Jake Nawrot 2027
  17. Amare Pryor 2026
  18. Christian Giles 2026
  19. Charles Barnes 2026
  20. Jameson Coulter 2026
  21. Jamier Montgomery 2027
  22. Dominique Scalise 2027
  23. Landon Reiner 2028
  24. Cole Dubois 2027
  25. Ethan Vahl 2028
  26. Sameer Childs 2027
  27. Mike Carlson 2026
  28. Joshua Malauchinus 2027
  29.  Amari Brown 2028
  30. Jamier Montgomery 2027
  31. Uriah Davis 2027
  32. Edward Humes lV 2027
  33. Kentrell King Jr. 2028
  34. De’Marco King 2027
  35.  Travis Brown Jr. 2027
  36. Tony Bradford 2026
  37. Alijah Little 2026
  38. Ben Ojela 2028
  39. Robert Boyd Jr.. 2028
  40. Asa Harris 2027
  41. Michael Chaney Jr.  2026
  42. MJ Burns 2027
  43. Sire Beckham  2026
  44. Matt Green Jr. 2027
  45. Michael Murray. 2026
  46.  Rashad Boyd 2027
  47.  MJ Burns 2026
  48. John Starks 2029
  49. Tyler Harris 2029
  50. Jordan Jones 2028

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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 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 succed. 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 #43 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.

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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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