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Posted On: 05/28/18 12:30 AM
Sunday was the final day of the spring travel team season. PrepHoopsIllinois was at the Show Me Showdown in St. Louis! Take a look at the standouts on championship Sunday!
SG Jaiden Lee (Illinois T-Wolves 15U)
Lee did it again! Breakout weekend for this sharp shooter from Joliet West. The rangy 6’4” two guard poured more triples, but what was most impressive was that he showed more versatility scoring off the bounce, getting on the glass, and finishing in transition. He has a ton of helium heading into June with his high school team.
C Matthew Deters (Illinois Bears 15U)
This Teutopolis 6’4” undersized post is a wide bodied big man that played a major role in the Bears capturing the 15U championship. He is a tough five man that was super productive on the interior with the way he competed on the glass. Got a ton of tough offensive rebounds that he put in for scores.
SG Evan Addis (Illinois Bears 15U)
Another Teutopolis standout for the Bears 15U squad. He hit some big shots from three. The tough wing played with a lot of grit and made some key buckets.
SF Landon Wolfe (Illinois Bears 17U)
Wolfe had his three point shot falling and he is a tough cover when that happens! The Effingham 2019 wing is a crisp jump shooter that has range on his shot to well beyond three. Equally effective pulling up or shooting off the catch. Also had a few crafty scores on strong takes.
SF Jeramy Shaw (Machine Elite 17U)
Shaw is an athletic wing with size that impressed for Machine Elite. The Missouri native has size and projectability on the perimeter. Plays well in transition as a finisher and made several difficult finishes on slashes converting and-1s. Flashed potential on a jumper, but is definitely more of a slasher at this stage.
SF Ben Palacios (Marcus Denmon Elite 16U)
Palacios is another intriguing wing from Missouri. This 2020 wing has an extremely skilled offensive game. Feathery jump shooter from all over the floor. Moves well without the ball to get open. Also showed explosion off the bounce.
SG Tyriel Nelson (Chicago Select 17U)
Nelson really likes to play at this facility in the STL. He went off at this same place several weeks back. The Providence St. Mel wing had another solid outing on Sunday. He was very aggressive attacking off the bounce. The wiry two guard is slippery through traffic getting to the hoop. He was excellent scoring in transition.
SF Kavan Wooten (All Arkansas Red 16U)
Wooten made some plays in the 16U semifinal game. The small forward was outstanding late helping him get his team back in the game. Super athletic and bouncy forward that was dominant on the offensive glass. He displayed sound footwork and quick moves in the paint.
SG Keshawn Williams (Young & Reckless 16U)
Y&R was pretty well rounded on Sunday. Williams is a bouncy two guard from Bloom that made key plays especially in the semis. He is a sound shooter off the catch. His athleticism plays well in the open floor with his speed pushing and finishing. Regularly goes coast to coast. Made the play of the game with a dramatic swat on a game tying three attempt in the corner that he swatted out of bounds ala Hakim Warrick in the 2003 title game for Syracuse.
G Trey Boston (Young & Reckless 17U)
Boston put his team on his back leading Y&R to the championship. The 2019 Downers Grove North combo guard hit huge threes in the second half. When he gets rolling Boston is one of the better scoring guards in the class. He drilled an array of threes and pushed it in transition for athletic scores as well. Went for 26 points.
SF Isaac Stanback (Young & Reckless 17U)
The Homewood Flossmoor standout shined early with his power inside. The physical combo forward was a beast inside with his strength and never ending motor. Rebounded tremendously well in traffic. Scored on a lot of put backs. Made some nice passes inside.
SF Keenan Jones (Young & Reckless 17U)
Jones is a rangy small forward from Whitney Young. Played more in the post in the 17U title game. He was able to be a mismatch using his quickness on the baseline for quite a few up and under moves. Ran the floor hard in transition. He had 18 points.
SG Donzell Johnson (Illinois Warhawks 17U)
Johnson is a strong and athletic wing from Bloomington. The 2019 wing started off in dominant fashion. He opened by drilling shots from all over the floor. Known as more of a slasher this was a very impressive development. He was confident hitting pull up jumpers from mid-range and three. Also got to the rim with powerful drives. Finished with 23 points.
SG Payton Sheen (Illinois Warhawks 17U)
This Urbana two guard opened eyes over the weekend with his ability to shoot it from deep. Skilled two guard that is best a shooter from beyond the arc. He also mixed in a couple tough runners and got on the glass well for a guard. He had 17 points in the 16U championship.