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Posted On: 05/25/18 11:00 PM
PrepHoopsIllinois was at the Show Me Showdown in St. Louis to kick things off on Memorial Day weekend! Here were a few of the Illinois prospects that made noise on opening night!
PG Bryce Bultman (Illinois Bears 17U)
Bultman is one of the more intriguing lead guards in the 2019 class. The Nashville point guard has tremendous size at 6’5”. Excellent vision as a passer being able to see over the entire floor with ease. On Friday night Bultman came out super aggressive in the first few minutes looking to score. Went coast to coast on several occasions with his long strides and ability to handle it in the open floor. Hit one corner three early. Bultman had 16 points in their first game victory.
SF Landon Wolfe (Illinois Bears 17U)
Wolfe suited up for the Bears with his normal Illinois Irish squad off this weekend. The 6’4” small forward from Effingham will not blow you away with his athleticism, but this kid can flat out get buckets! He has a tremendous knack for scoring. Sound perimeter shooter with a clean release. Was a bit streaky on Friday night from deep. Crafty driver that knows how to use angles and uses his strength to finish inside. He had 13 points.
PG Javon Love (Illinois Bears 17U)
Love played on the other Illinois Bears team and was the veteran leader. The Carbondale lead guard lived in the lane and at the charity stripe. Quick first step with athleticism in the lane. He also had a few bullet passes for dimes.
F Terry Pelczynski (Illinois Bears 17U)
This Nashville 6’5” combo forward played up on the 17U level. The 2020 forward flashed when we saw him drop 32 points in a JV game against Duquoin in the regular season. Showed more of that. He has broad shoulders and excellent upper body strength. Has some toughness on the boards and can shoot the ball. Connected on a couple threes and another shot fake that he finished with a mid-range jumper.
F Ashawn Burbridge (Illinois T-Wolves 15U)
The Illinois T-Wolves 15U group was super impressive! This 6’4” Joliet West forward has broad shoulders, length, and projectability where he should grow some more. The first thing that stands out is how well he rebounds the basketball. He is a beast with his ability to high point and just having an overall feel for where it is coming off the glass. Finishes well around the hoop converting and-1 opportunities. He passed it extremely well on the interior dishing off several quick passes for buckets. Hit a few short jumpers. Shot blocking presence as well. If this kid grows he could be a force! He had 19 points.
SG Jaiden Lee (Illinois T-Wolves 15U)
Lee is a long and lanky shooting guard that stands at 6’4” and is a flat out knock down shooter from deep! I mean he couldn’t miss from three! Steps into his shot and has a quick release up top. Clean and consistent mechanics. Looks like one of the premier shooters in the 2021 class early on. The Joliet West wing also got on the glass a few times for some put backs. Like his projectability a lot! Lee had 22 points.
SF Andrew Johnson (Illinois T-Wolves 15U)
Johnson is a rangy small forward that plays well in the transition game. He made a lot of plays running the floor hard and scoring in the open floor. Hit one three from the top of the key and had a few nice passes. He scored 15 points. Joliet West product.
PG Terrance Moncrief (Illinois T-Wolves 15U)
The fourth Joliet West 2021 for the T-Wolves ran the show from the point guard position. The 5’10” floor general is a lefty that can handle it in space and is crafty with the ball. He connected on some threes. Leans forward too much on his shot. Potential on his floater. Went for 13 points.