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Posted On: 04/7/18 1:15 AM
The Prep Hoops Route 66 Kickoff opened up Friday night as there were plenty of 17U prospects on display. These were the stock risers from the games I was able to view.
Dalen Ridgnal– KC Spurs 17U (2019) Rockhurst High School
Dalen was very active on the glass Friday night with about ten rebounds coming and was a factor at the rim, stopping Oklahoma Impact on from layups on many occasions and disrupting other shots with his length.
Keyon Thomas– KC Spurs (2019) Bonner Springs High School
Keyon showed he has great court vision and the shiftiness to get in the lane frequently. He was also vocal and engaged with his team giving direction with and without the ball. Keyon is both a scoring threat and productive facilitator.
Trey Green– Oklahoma Impact 17U (2019)
Trey was aggressive and effective at getting in the paint, consistently going towards the rim. He has a good frame that allows him to absorb contact and still get his shot off. He’s also not afraid to stick his nose in there to rebound and stays active on D.
His shots were not falling tonight but the ability still shined through.
Quenton Coleman– Texas Tigers 17U
Quenton showed his ability to score at every level as his midrange and three-point FG’s were falling effortlessly and he was able to get by his primary defender for opportunities in the paint. His jumpers consisted of both contested shots and deep uncontested threes.
Alex Peavy– Texas Tigers 17U
Alex is a prospect with huge upside. At 6’8” is comfortable handling the ball on the perimeter and positions himself as a point forward prospect. While he did look a bit raw at times, particularly inside the paint. However, Alex attacked the offensive glass often and boxed out consistently on the defensive side of things.
He also proved to be a legitimate threat from long-range, knocking down a few threes Friday night.
Cobe Williams Dallas Showtyme Elite 17U- Dallas Can Academy- 2019
Cobe had no issues knifing through the defense ending up near the rim with a chance to finish on countless occasions. He was also very active on defense as he impressed as an on-ball defender.
He also had what proved to be the winning basket in the game as he drove and made a tough finish at the rim.
Xavier Cork– Dallas Showtyme Elite 17U- Sulpher Springs- 2019
Xavier was a presence around the rim blocking several shots and adjusting many others. He also made an impact rebounding with his length and athleticism, getting several offensive boards or keeping the ball alive by tipping it to teammates.
Patrick Garrett– Game Changers 17U- John Marshall High School- 2019
Patrick stayed active on the offensive glass tonight and also displayed ability to get in the paint and finish. At 6’4” Patrick is a solid defender on the perimeter while being relevant on the defensive boards as well.