3 Up, 3 Down: First Live Period Edition

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Posted On: 04/26/18 2:08 PM

After last weekend, some teams celebrated their success while the others went back to the drawing board. To date, only one Kentucky player has tweeted out new offers this week while others are racking up interest and coaches who will be out to see them this weekend. Here’s a quick look at who improved their stock and whose took a tumble last weekend.

Stock Up: Michael Moreno, Scott County (Indiana Elite 17u) – As of this writing, Moreno is the only Kentucky player to add a new offer after this past weekend’s games. Michael has picked up offers from Canisius and Toledo in the past couple of days. Moreno had a tremendous Junior season at Scott County and that momentum has carried into AAU season. Mike will be with his Indiana Elite teammates in Atlanta this weekend for the second session of the Gold Adidas Gauntlet.

Stock Down: Silver Adidas teams from Kentucky  There are 16 total teams in Kentucky who are competing on the Silver Adidas Circuit this AAU season. Of those 16, only 5 finished with a winning record on the weekend and 3 of the 5 were from The Ville program. Team Vision accounted for the other two. These Silver teams will look for a big bounce back this weekend but most have already lost any chance of making the Adidas Finals in July.

Stock Up: Kentucky’s 2021 Class – Although Kentucky’s shoe programs generally struggled all weekend, Manimal Elite and the Louisville Magic combined to go 8-0 on the Gold Adidas. Team Vision went 3-1 on the weekend, The Ville went 2-1, M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs went 5-0 and won the championship at Hoop Group in Louisville. Darrius Washington and Jaden Rogers went undefeated with G3 from Indiana and the 2021 class as a whole showed that it has the potential to be one of the best to come through Kentucky in a few years.

Stock Down: Kentucky’s 2020 Class – The 16u teams in Kentucky were not as successful as their 15u brethren. Louisville Magic 16s went 1-3 and the only Silver teams that finished above .500 were The Ville (who won the Bronze title in Adidas after starting 0-2) and Team Vision (who went 3-2 including a forfeit win). M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs went 2-1 before falling in the tournament semifinals and Hoop Dreams went 2-1 while playing most 2020 kids up against 2019s in Pittsburgh. Not a great weekend overall for a class considered to be very weak already.

Stock Up: Isaiah Cozart, Madison Central (M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs 17u) – Typically thought of as a defensive minded center, Isaiah had a big offensive weekend with the Mustangs in the first weekend out. Cozart still played great defense but was effective scoring over both shoulders in the post and hit the elbow jumper consistently. Coming out of the weekend, Isaiah picked up new interest from schools like West Virginia, Denver and East Tennessee State.

Stock Down: Offers for Kentucky kids – Coming out of the weekend, only Moreno has added new D1 offers. Central Hardin’s Jacob Hobbs added an offer from D2 Tusculum College and George Rogers Clark’s Jordan Graham added an offer from Georgetown College out of NAIA. No 2020 or 2021 players were offered at any level as of this writing. While kids from our state were getting lots of phone calls all week, no offers have come except for those mentioned earlier. Hopefully there will be a plethora of offers coming to kids from the Commonwealth after this weekend’s live period.