Posted On: 04/6/18 10:21 PM
The Solid Rock gymnasium was packed with 16U talent. Here are some of the 16U standouts from Day 1.
Journee Phillips 2020 Tigers 16U
Phillips and the Tigers were defeated in a tough game against Pro Skills OK but he was the best player on the floor.
The 6’2 combo guard played every position for the Tigers and thrives in every area. He was unstoppable off the dribble and did a great job of finishing through contact.
Phillips will be a player to keep your eye on throughout the weekend.
Isaiah Williams 2020 Pro Skills OK
Williams is a long rangy prospect who is rapidly getting better every time he touches the floor.
The Millwood product did a great job of getting to the rim and playing stronger than he looks.
He also was very disruptive on defense causing offensive players to second guess their passes due to his wingspan.
Maurice Grayer 2020 Missouri Flight 16U
Grayer is a prototype of what you want a perimeter defender to look like. He is 6’1 but with his wingspan he looks 6’4. Grayer was everywhere on the defensive end on Day 1.
He had the chase down block. He added an embarrassing pick pocket in he open floor. The combo was always in the passing lane.
His offense needs work but his defense traveled with him and he put on a clinic.
Jacobi Johnson 2020 Pro Skills OK
Johnson was the largest human on the floor vs Tigers 16U and he made his presence known. He dominated the offensive glass where he got a majority of his points.
Johnson also showed some mobility and athleticism as he had to guard Phillips of the Tigers most of the game.
Pro Skills OK 16U could make some noice this weekend if Johnson can play to his potential.
Daniel Aberu 2020 Missouri Flight 16U
It was not Aberu’s best game of his career but he showed the ability to throw that big body around and be productive when the ball isn’t in his hands.
Aberu was a monster on the glass and you could the opponent wanted nothing to do with him in the paint.
The kid is just physically more mature than most kids this age and he knows it.