Posted On: 04/11/17 8:51 AM
DENVER, Colo. — Prep Hoops takes a look at some of the top 16U wing players who impressed this past weekend in Denver at the Spring Kick Off (2017).
3 — Ronnie Degray, 6’6, 2019, Chaparral, Billups Elite
Degray is a wing player with good size and length that is good at putting the ball on the floor and attacking the bucket. An inside/outside guy that is good on the boards.
3 — Bryce Johnson, 6’6, Saint Mary’s (Stockton, Cal.), Las Vegas Prospects
Might have been the most explosive dunker we saw throughout the tournament. An athletic wing player who can put the ball on the floor and shoot the 3.
2 — Alijah Bates, 6’7, 2019, Doherty, Billups Elite
Bates and Degray have similar games, both are inside-outside wing type players who combine size and skill. Bates is good around the basket, but also has the ability to step out and play on the perimeter.
11 — Kwane Marble, 6’2, 2019, Denver East, Colorado Hawks
(Pictured) Wing player who loves to drive the ball to the bucket. An elite finisher around the basket, finishes tough chances through contact and draws fouls. An impressive two-way player as Marble was locked in at the defensive end as well.
13 — Tristan Pratt, 6’4, 2019, Vistra Rdige, The Force Basketball Elite
One of the more impressive 16U players we saw on Friday, Pratt is an athletic wing that has a nice pull-up jumper, can shoot it from well behind the 3-point arc, rebounds and handle the ball well.
15 — Dalen Ragsdale, 6’4, 2019, Rockhurst, KC Spurs
Plays with tremendous energy and effort, is a terrific defender who challenges shots around the basket, and is a strong rebounder. Can shoot out to the 3-point arc and even made a few eye opening passes.
24 — Chandler Jones, 6’4, Bishop Miege, 2019, KC Spurs
Really moves well without the ball and is always in motion. Finds open spaces for easy buckets. Has nice size for a wing player and showed the ability to create plays on Friday in w big win over Billips Elite.
42 — Brett Chapple, 6’5, 2019, Lawrence, SSA Elite
Really moves well without the ball and gets nearly all of his offense without plays being called for him. Is a high basketball IQ kid that rebounds, defends and is a good finisher around the basket. He’s consummate glue-guy type player that does whatever is necessary for his team to win.
45 — Darien Meyers, 6’3, 2019, Palmer, The Force Basketball Elite
Good size, good rebounder who can hand;e the ball a little, made a couple of nice passes in his team’s blowout win on Friday as well.