Posted On: 04/1/17 12:49 PM
The Prep Hoops Route 66 Kickoff continued in venues across Oklahoma City on Saturday morning. Here we take a look at some of the 17U who handled the rock well.
Mason Alexander, 2018, Pray N Play- Alexander showed off his ability to handle the ball with him beating pressure by himself constantly. A lefty, Alexander did a great job of getting his teammates involved and is just as fast with the ball in his hands then when it’s not in his hands. “I try and play like John Stockton because he was so tough and a great leader, he’s the reason why I choose to wear number 12.” Alexander said.
Diego Bernard, 2018, KC Pacers- Explosive athlete that can go from end-to-end in a blur, Bernard is a left-hander that uses his ball handling abilities along with his speed and quickness to get to the bucket and finishes well around the bucket.
Jon’il Fugett, 2018, Colorado Hawks- Fugett was an absolute animal on Saturday morning. His defensive ability led to easy fast breaks and he showed off a deadly crossover that resulted in multiple broken ankles. The 5’11” guard showed his quickness and most importantly his ability to protect the ball when he dribbled by staying low which is always an important asset to have as a top handler.
Landon Harrison, 2018, Team Carroll (pictured)- Harrison has a really fast-paced, up-and-down game. He is super bouncy and exciting to watch. Harrison was able to average around 27 points per game for his high school team this winter. His handles are smooth and he does a great job of taking care of the rock. His best attribute might be scoring off the dribble.
Mike Johnson, 2018, Pray N Play (pictured right)- Johnson was easily the most exciting player to watch in the AM session on Saturday. The Sunrise Christian guard is very shifty and crafty. He knows every move in the book and that allows him to have easy looks in the paint.
Bryce Mooreland, 2018, 3D Athlete- Mooreland took control finding open teammates and scoring when asked upon on Saturday. Defenders struggled to handle the elusiveness and quickness of Mooreland. He has great vision and proved that he is a top point guard in the entire state of Oklahoma on Saturday.