TNT Elite Hoops Standouts: Pt. 3/3


Posted On: 01/8/18 8:05 PM

Orlando’s “TNT Elite Hoops” AAU squad is already gearing up for their spring and summer seasons, and the future definitely looks bright for them. On Sunday afternoon, they hosted tryouts for the elementary ages, all the way up to the high school senior level. I had a chance to stop in and peep some of their high school talent. Over 50 student-athletes tried out. Here are a few names to watch out for, part three of three.

Dylan Hurley: Just a sophomore, but he’s on the way to possessing a pretty polished game. In transition, you can trust him to either make the right pass, or bury a right-handed floater off one dribble. Hurley has solid vision when attempting to pass it into the paint. He can see the cutter and thread the needle. Excited to see how he affects the TNT squad, over time.

Trey Hardimon: This senior is a bigger guard who proved he can do damage from beyond-the-arc, or get into the lane and finish. If he gets into the paint, Trey uses his crisp passing ability to dump it off to a teammate closer to the rim for easy scores. Should be a player that TNT leans on in certain situations.

Jacob Rose: Rose is one of those spot-up shooters that can splash it if given space. He possessed one of the best jump-shooting-forms present at the tryout. It always looked like it was going in. If TNT needs some perimeter shooting at any given moment, Rose would be a guy to consider throwing on the court.

A.J. Bass: On offense, you have to look out for this junior as a defender. If you lose him, it probably means he’s near your blindside, swiping the ball away for a steal. Bass showed great court awareness while on D, poking away balls and deflecting cross-court passes, all day. He’s really good at cheating the passing gaps. Consistently active, from start to finish.

Marcus Millien: Above all, this senior’s defense in the low-post stood out to me. It was great to see how active he was in trying to poke the ball away while being backed-down. No one was successful in posting him up. Millien has some spring in his legs, as well. He was able to out-jump a few people for the board and get his scrimmage squad some second chances at a possession.