Colorado Mayhem Preview

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Posted On: 04/18/18 12:21 PM

Colorado Mayhem is a new basketball program that focuses on player development while giving the tools necessary to be successful on the court, as well as in life. This isn’t your ordinary on the way up program, they are the real deal and you can see it as in their first year they had over 70 people try out, that isn’t typical. This is a special group that will impress at every level.

 

Colorado Mayhem 16U Gold Roster

 

Diallo Thompson — Mullen — 6’ G

Jason Luzayadio — Jefferson —6’5 F

Ethan Ranzenberger — Eaglecrest — 6’2 G

Michael Fillmore — Denver East —6’1 G

Alex Morales — Wheat Ridge — 6’1 G

Luis Miera — Alameda — 5’9 PG

Joe Liberty — Arapahoe — 6’2 G

Jesus Valenzuela — Lakewood — 6’3 W

David Brophy — Arapahoe — 6’3 G

Elijah Thach — DSST-Byers — 6’1

Bryson Stephens — Arapahoe — 6’1

 

Players to Watch

 

Bryson Stephens and Elijah Thatch is a duo that leads this unit up front. They can score it from anywhere on the court and Bryson excels in the open court and can light it up from anywhere. Elijah gets into the teeth of the defense and either makes the right pass or dishes it off to the open man. Alongside them is Jason Luzayadio who has the ability to have big games. His ability to defend and finish around the rim will win them a few games and have them as one of the better 16U teams in the state.

 

X-Factors: Michael Fillmore, Alex Morales and Luis Miera

 

Colorado Mayhem 17U Black Roster

 

Freedom Fletcher — Denver South — 6’1 G

Kevin Aron — Glenwood Springs — 6’1 G

John Iuele — Glenwood Springs — 6’1 PG

DaJon Brown — Vista Peak — 6’4 W

Jaquan Roberts — Vista Peak — 6’3 W

Jaren LaCabe — Vista Peak — 6’4 W

Raekwon Ozor — Denver South — 5’8 PG

Michael Wright — Eaglecrest — 6’1 G

 

Players to Watch

 

Jaren LaCabe is fresh off of two offers and looks to pick up a few more with big showings. He can do it all as he defends well on the wing and has no problem getting physical, but is a great finisher around the rim. An under the radar player on this team is Jaquan Roberts. Jaquan didn’t get to play the full season due to the transfer rule, but with the time he did have on varsity, he showcased he has an endless motor with hustle and displayed that he can play above the rim. Also under the radar here is Freedom Fletcher. Freedom is a player that you could call on at any time to go get a basket. He can be used as a spark plug and meshes well with the starters or as a six man as he is energetic and can score in a variety of ways. This team is one that will surprise as you don’t know who it is that will be their go to guy, can ride the hot hand with this unit.

 

X-Factors: Raekwon Ozor, Michael Wright and DaJon Brown

 

Colorado Mayhem 17U Gold Roster

 

Kevin Dimarco — Coal Ridge — 6’8 PF

Angel Garcia — Glenwood Springs — 6’1 G

Wyatt Buller — Summit — 6’2 G

Austin Holt — ThunderRidge — 6’5 W

Caulen Swain — Denver East — 6’1 G

Zack Zimara — Kennedy — 6’ G

Thurbile Bile — Eaglecrest — 6’6 F

Jalen Talbot — Eaglecrest — 6’ G

XaiV’ion Jackson — Eaglecrest — 6’ PG

Branden Bunn — Eaglecrest —6’2 G

 

Players to Watch

 

XaiV’ion Jackson is an all-around point guard that doesn’t have to shoot it to be effective. He keeps his dribble alive and has the size to finish through contact or get the defender on his hip where he’s able to either make the right pass or finish. He has a great feel for the game and creates off the dribble. Alongside him is Eaglecrest teammate, Branden Bunn. Bunn was this season’s most underrated player and he seen his stock rise so much that he entered the top 20 in the rankings. He’s smooth and confident with a cross over that frees him up and has a smooth stroke from mid-range or beyond the arc. In the backcourt, there’s Austin Holt. He’s a reliable player that can play multiple positions. His versatility allows him to be used in the back or frontcourt and he can defend guards or bigs. He’s exceptionally well on the defensive end and will be called upon to guard the opposing teams best player each game in which he’s willing to do.

 

X-Factor: Jalen Talbot, Wyatt Buller and Kevin Dimarco