Bash in the Desert Saturday Session: Most Underrated


Posted On: 05/9/17 12:59 AM

The Bash in the Desert has concluded; however, there were a number of players who demonstrated that they are underrated and deserving of some attention. Some of these players often get overlooked for various reasons. With a field of so many talented players and teams, these underrated players were able to demonstrate what they can do.

Most Underrated

Joe Heath 6’2 SG 2018 Mohave (Voltage)

Health does not get the attention that he deserves. He plays with a lot of aggression and competitiveness and hates to lose. He is capable of taking over a game at any point in time and doing an array of things that impact the game. He is the type of player who can be the top scorer, rebounder, passer, and defender on almost any team that he is on while bringing a great competitive mentality to the team.

Jaret Allen 6’4 SG/SF 2019 Deer Valley (Classics)

Allen looks poised to make a huge impact for Deer Valley next year. He provides a lot of length and athleticism as well as a great motor. He is a stat stuffer who impacts the game for the positive in so many ways. Furthermore, his versatility enables him to play in multiple positions offensively and defensively. He fits into almost any scheme and can bring tough minutes for the team.

Jackson Ruai 6’3 PG/SG 2019 Amphitheater (Powerhouse)

It is hard to call such a talented player underrated; however, due to the amount of talent on the 16U Powerhouse team, he typically gets overlooked. His length at the point guard position allows him to make a lot of game changing plays that many guards cannot make. He has a high basketball IQ and does a great job of distributing to his teammates in a position where they can be successful.

Daniel Foster 6’1 SG 2018 Agua Fria (Arizona Venom)

Foster can change a game in a matter of seconds. The second that he gets going, other teams need to beware because he is tough to slow down. His ability to put the basketball on the floor and create shots at the rim as well as in the mid-range compliment his deep shooting abilities quite well. He was one of the most impressive scoring guards this weekend due to the many ways that he can score the basketball.

Julius Moss 6’4 PF/C 2017 Camelback (Team Phoenix)

Being undersized makes people tend to overlook Moss. However, he is a good athlete and has really good footwork. In addition, he is patient on the block and has really soft touch around the rim. For his size, he is also a really good rebounder and does a great job of defending on the block. His strength enables him to get under the offensive player in post up situations and push them off of the block.