MAYB Summer Kickoff Standouts (16U/17U)

Grassroots
Kansas

Posted On: 06/12/18 6:52 PM

The MAYB Summer Kickoff featured not only a ton of teams but some really great talent on those teams. Here were a few 16U and 17U prospects that I was able to catch a glimpse of over the weekend.

Trey Reid (2020)- Next Level Hoops 16U

Trey is a pesky defender on the perimeter who loves to apply pressure and turn his opponent over. He plays with a lot of passion on both ends of the floor and is a motored up guard.

Trey hit some big shots against Oz Elite down the stretch, showing an ability to connect on corner three’s consistently.

Looking forward to seeing more of him and getting a better gauge on how he manages the offense for a team.

Joe Petrakis (2018)- Kansas MTXE Navy 17U

Andrew is a 6’9” big who will be headed to Dodge City Community College next year and honestly looked pretty good this weekend.

The game I watched he had a tougher time scoring the ball but the moves he exhibited with his back to the basket were good moves with shots that just rolled off the rim.

He is a smart player who understands how to use his body to his advantage offensively and once he gets a little more explosive, can really help a four year school and be an impact guy. The foundation is there to build on.

Keenan Miller (2019)- River City Elite Blue 17U

Keenan is a prospect who is always on the move. He sprints the floor in transition and pushes the ball if he gets the rebound.

He is a slasher who can finish in traffic using his length more so than his body to find openings at the rim. I definitely saw some next level moves this weekend, mostly coming in the paint.

Caleb Grill (2019)- Next Level Hoops 17U

Caleb has been having a monster spring so far just picking up his tenth NCAA DI offer, this one coming from Drake University.

Caleb can flat out shoot the ball as he has an extremely sweet stroke and is a human highlight reel, finishing above the rim on several occasions in just one half of play.

Caleb is an elite level wing who continues to impress and add to his game. Looking forward to catching him with his high school team as well this summer.

Izaiah Hale (2019)- River City Elite Blue 17U

You just get the feeling that the ball is safe and secure with Izaiah, a great ball handler and distributor. His game is silky smooth.

Hale also has a textbook jumper, effective from three point range or the mid-range area, able to beat you many different ways. I’ve enjoyed watching him play this spring.

Jerome Washington (2020)- Next Level Hoops 16U

Jerome can really put points up in a hurry with a great ability to shoot the ball. His shot features an arc on it that I can’t say I’ve seen many others rival it, giving his jumper more room for error and a soft touch.

He can also drive the ball a bit and convert which will get easier as he fills out a little more and matures as a young man.

His father played a very high level of basketball, playing professionally for 12 years overseas but has recently retired and works with Jerome back in Wichita.