SoCal Spring Tip-Off: Under-the-radar sophomores (Part II)

Grassroots
Southern California

Posted On: 04/12/18 9:17 PM

The Hoop Review SoCal Spring Tip-Off featured nearly 120 programs from all across the Western United States.

Many of the most well-known programs from Southern and Northern California, along with Nevada and Arizona, made their way to Next Level Sports Complex in Garden Grove for the two-day event which kicked off what will surely be a wild club basketball season.

Below is the second set of lesser-known sophomores who turned in solid weekend performances.

Albert Pirchardo, San Diego All-Stars 16

Pirchardo continues to blossom into a next-level wing prospect. He was knocking down 3-pointers with regularity on the weekend, but showed a little bit more game off-the-bounce and finishing off those drives with strong finishes. The 6-foot-3 Army-Navy Academy product is an elite defensive rebounder for his size.

San Diego All-Stars wing Albert Pirchardo is a special rebounder for his size and position.

Jordan Shelley, BTI Prospects 17

One of the things that stood out most about Shelley was his absolute relentlessness when attacking in transition. He gets downhill in a hurry, has elite top-end speed and uses his body control to change direction and finish without slowing down. The 6-foot-3 Burbank Providence sophomore guards with tons of energy and active hands.

Antonio Singleton, Prodigy Elite 16

Singleton is a big part of the three headed monster at Hesperia along with Jaden Shackelford and Jaydon Everett. The 5-foot-11 combo guard is an explosive three-level scorer who had it working on the offensive end on the event. Singleton attacks with a careful confidence and always has his head on a swivel looking for open teammates.

Brantly Stevenson, Prodigy Elite 17

Stevenson is another prospect who was part of that dominant Etiwanda junior varsity squad. He plays with a toughness and grittiness we’ve all come to expect from a Dave Kleckner influenced guard, but he manages to stay under control and operates with good pace and feel on the ball.

Joe Wilkins, Primo Soldiers 16

Wilkins is a smooth athlete with length and fluidity on the break. He worked his way into the paint either off the bounce or moving without the rock and finding the weak spots in the defense for easy buckets.