Prep Hoops Route 66 Kick Off 17U Players to Watch: Part 2


Posted On: 03/28/17 8:36 PM

The Prep Hoops Route 66 Kick Off is back in Oklahoma this year for the second consecutive year. The field is loaded with talent from across the country. Teams are attending the tournament from Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Michigan. We begin previewing the 17U division with some of the top talent at the tournament.

Brian “BJ” Wilson 6’2 2018 Texas Cougars Elite Guard

Wilson is a stifling defender who does a great job getting his teammates involved throughout the flow of the game. Wilson is a solid three-point shooter. The speed of Wilson gives opponents trouble with the ball in his hands going to the basket.

Billy Stallsworth 6’4 2018 Texas Cougars Elite Wing 

Stallsworth is a shifty Wing who brings great size and toughness. He is maturing into a dominant presence on the court. Stallsworth is a player to watch over the summer to get a look at his development.

Sivion Favis 5’8 2020 Texas Cougars Point Guard 

Favis will be one of the youngest prospects on the 17U stage. From behind the arc, Favis can get red hot and quick. He has great court awareness with a good handle on how to run the Point Guard spot. Favis will be one of the more intriguing players to watch at the Route 66 Kickoff.

Oscar Traylor 6’3 2018 Oklahoma Wolfpack Wing 

Leading the Oklahoma Wolfpack into the Route 66 Kickoff, Traylor is developing into a prospect to watch. Small colleges should keep a watch out for Traylor and his improved skill set on display this weekend.

Zalek Sharp 6’2 2018 Game Changers Combo Guard 

Sharp is a player who continues to develop into a dynamic two guard. He has improved his ball handling skills over the calendar year. Sharp has a smooth jump shot, which makes opponents take notice. He projects to the small college basketball level.

Nic White 6’4 2018 Game Changers Wing

White is a long Wing who has steadily improved over his high school career. He thrives from the Wing off of guards penetration opening him up. The jump shot of White will have colleges seeking his talents. He projects to the Division II level.

Riley Island 5’11 2018 OK Respect Point Guard 

Island will surprise a lot of people with his skill set this weekend at the Route 66 Kickoff in Oklahoma City. He shoots the ball extremely well from three-point range. Island is a great overall Point Guard. He notched a triple-double in the state tournament, which best describes his game. Island projects to the Division II level.

Clay Gayman 6’5 2018 KC Pacers Elite Forward

Gayman is most known for his triple doubles in Kansas. He can do it all at 6’5. From the Forward spot he can put it on the floor or post up. He is a great leader with an athletic build. Gayman shoots the ball well.