Prep Hoops Route 66 Kick Off 17U Players to Watch: Part 6


Posted On: 03/29/17 11:46 AM

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.

Daylen Kountz 6’4 2018 Colorado Hawks Wing 

Kountz is a knock down shooter at the shooting guard spot. He is a nationally ranked player with Pac 12 offers. Kountz is one of the more talented players in the tournament field. The four star prospect will be tough to stop for opponents. Kountz is listed as the top player in Colorado in the 2018 Class.

Sam Masten 6’2 2018 Colorado Hawks Combo Guard 

Masten has a nice handle with the ball in his hands. He holds Mid Major plus offers as he heads into the spring. Ivy league schools are recruiting Masten heavily with his grades and skill set. He is the second ranked player out of the state of Colorado in the 2018 Class.

Will Becker 6’8 2018 Colorado Hawks Wing 

Becker is a late bloomer who is a big time shot blocker on the defensive end. He is growing and maturing into his body. Becker holds three offers with the looks of it to be set for a huge summer. The growth of Becker physically and on the court will attract high major Division I schools interest. Becker holds 3 Division I offers and is the fourth overall prospect in the 2018 Colorado Class.

D’Angelo Stevens 5’11 2018 Texas Tigers Black Guard 

Stevens will be on of the smoothest player in the event. He can flat out score the ball from any level. The explosive first step of him makes it hard to stay in front of because he shoots the three-pointer so well. Stevens leads Texas Tigers Black in scoring. He is a two way player that takes notice of defense.

Alex Peavy 6’8 2018 Texas Tigers Black Forward

Peavy is a very skilled player on the block who can do it all. He has good handles, shoots the ball well and is a sharp passer. He has really good footwork and moves in the post. The soft touch of Peavy allows him to finish, or he can go strong and finish at the rim. Peavy stretches out beyond the three point line with ease. On defense Peavy is a good shot blocker and two handed rebounder.

DaRaun Clark 6’5 2018 Texas Tigers Black Wing

Clark is a touted prospect out of Texas with interest from multiple Division I programs as the spring live periods approach. He can shoot the ball from way beyond the arc. He has become more explosive at attacking the basket. Clark can finish above the rim and is an elite perimeter defender for the Texas Tigers Black squad.

 Caden Krotzer 5’11 2018 Oklahoma Hustle Guard 

Krotzer is a three-point sniper from the Wing. He can get hot in a hurry from downtown and will be tough to stop once he hits a few. Oklahoma Hustle will look for Krotzer to be one of their primary scorers.