Grassroots Preview: M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs 16u


Posted On: 03/30/18 6:00 AM

With the Kentucky high school season in our rear view mirror, it’s time to start looking forward to the Grassroots AAU season. Continuing our coverage, we take a look at M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs 16u squad. The Mustangs roster consists of several of Kentucky’s top players in the 2020 class. This particular team is new to playing together and could see some growing pains early but the talent level is high.


Dayvion McKnight, Collins – One of the best pure point guards in the state, McKnight averaged 12 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the Titans.

Trey Brock, Bell County – Super bouncy wing with a 41 inch vertical, Brock missed a large portion of his sophomore season with an injury. Brock averaged 8 points and 4 rebounds in limited action.

Marcellus Vail, Collins – After a big 15u season last year, Vail was a role player for Collins as a sophomore. Marcellus was a glue guy for the Titans, averaging 11 points and 3 rebounds per game.

Terrin Hamilton, Scott County – Primarily a JV player for the Cardinals, the 6’6″ forward started to make a name for himself with a couple of big games in the 11th region tournament.

Kybrin Smith, Taylor County – A shifty left handed point guard, Smith averaged 3 points and 2 rebounds per game for the Cardinals in 22 varsity games.

Jalen Scott, Conner – A dead-eye shooter, Scott saw the floor in every varsity game for Conner this season, averaging 5.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

Matthew Taylor, Corbin – A starter all season for the Corbin team that made the Elite 8 at Rupp Arena, Taylor averaged 8 points and 4 rebounds per game.

Riley Bodner, Lincoln County – A 6’8″ rim protector, Bodner averaged 6 points and 6 rebounds per game while shooting 60% from the floor for the season.


4/7-4/8: DTG Regional, Louisville

4/20-4/22: Elevate Hoops DMV Hoop Fest, Washington, D.C.

4/27-4/29: Elevate Hoops Terrific 24, Westfield, Indiana

5/11-5/13: AAU State, Lexington

5/18-5/20: Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions, Suwanee, GA

5/26-5/28: TBD

7/11-7/15: Under Armour Invitational, Emerson, GA

7/18-7/22: AAU Nationals, Orlando, FL

7/25-7-27: Elevate Hoops AC Live, Atlantic City, NJ

7/28-29: Elevate Hoops Summer Final, King of Prussia, PA