Prep Hoops Route 66 Kick Off 17U Players to Watch: Part 4


Posted On: 03/28/17 10:44 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.

Derrick Walter Jr. 2018 6’5 Primetime Red Wing 

Walter is a major under the radar prospect who has a chance to really raise his stock this summer on the grassroots circuit. Standing at 6’5 Walter is an elite jump shooter from the outside. He has really improved at putting the ball on the floor. If Walter can continue to improve his ball handling skills and finishing inside along with defense he has the chance to go to the Division I level.

Grant Owens 2018 6’7 Next Level Hoops Academy Forward 

Owens is a big time post presence for Next Level Hoops Academy in the paint. He does a great job of rebounding the basketball for his squad. Look for Owens to give opponents trouble on both ends of the floor.

Deahvian Manning 2018 5’10 Next Level Hoops Academy Point Guard

Manning thrives at the Point Guard spot leading the way for Next Level Hoops Academy. He has a smooth pull up jumper from mid-range. Manning will look to take the next step in his game starting this weekend at the Prep Hoops Route 66 Kick Off.

Torri Bowe 2018 6’3 Super Star Clippers Forward 

Bowe is a versatile Forward that can post and get to the basket. He is tough and brings a quickness that helps him finish inside. Bowe could develop into a stout player for the Super Star Clippers over the summer.

Darrin Phillips 2018 6’5 Super Star Clippers Wing

Phillips is a big guard on the Wing who shoots the three-point shot well. The size of Phillips makes him tough to guard. He drives strong to the basket making him tough to stop.

CJ Forbes 2018 6’8 Super Star Clippers Forward 

Forbes is a big man with a great frame and size about him. In the paint Forbes rebounds the ball really well. He can score on the block effectively with sharp footwork. Forbes is a two way player effecting the opponents shots inside on defense.

Carson Calavan 2018 6’2 Tulsa Hawks Point Guard 

Calavan has really improved over his high school career turning into an elite Oklahoma Point Guard. He is an all around Point Guard with the skills to get his teammates going, but also with a great set of tools to create offense for himself. The jump shot of Calavan makes him tough to guard against not to mention his excellent vision.