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Posted On: 07/16/18 1:59 PM
Anaheim, Ca. — The Double Pump Summer Tip-Off featured more than 200 teams from the 15u-17u level for the first live viewing period of the week. Plenty of college coaches from the Division I level down to NAIA programs were in attendance during the week to watch prospective recruits.
Here are some of the top performers from the 17u level of the event:
Dondre Bausley, IEBP All-Stars/Riverside Notre Dame
Bausley helped lead IEBP into the semifinals of the tournament portion of the event with his high motor and IQ play on both sides of the ball. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound rising senior wing can play both on or off the ball with his ability to slash into the weak parts of the defense for paint buckets or lead the break in transition and find open teammates or use his downhill speed and strength to power his way to the cup.
Roy Clarke, Cali Rise A-Team/Fremont
Clarke remains one of the more under-the-radar prospects in Southern California. The 6-foot-3 senior point guard out of Fremont high school has a natural feel for the game and point guard position. He was knocking down the open 3-pointer if a defender went under the high ball-screen, but also has a long and explosive first step that allows him to blow-by on the perimeter and get into the paint where he can finish with power of make a high IQ decision with a pass. Clarke was a key reason why Cali Rise advanced to the 17u Open Division championship game.
Jarred Hyder, Team Eleate/Damien
Hyder continued his strong summer performance by leading Team Eleate to the 17u Open Division championship over Cali Rise. The 6-foot-3 senior-to-be serves as Eleate’s main ball handler and it’s helped him evolve his game from a scoring guard into a player who can initiate offense with basketball IQ and solid decision making. Don’t think for one second that Hyder’s ability to put the ball in the basket has dwindled in the slightest, though, as he showed not only his 3-point shooting prowess off the dribble, but also probed the paint at-will and finished off tough baskets through contact.
Ian Martinez, SCA/JSerra
The first thing that jumps out when watching Martinez is his elite athletic ability. He’s an explosive leaper both in and out of tight spaces, has impressive end-to-end speed in transition and changes speeds and direction without losing balance. While all of those attributes are great, if you can’t apply them to a regular game setting, they mean nothing, and Martinez is beginning to use his tools in the flow of the contest. He’s impossible to stop when he’s controlled on the break because he can burst through tight spaces and explode off of one or two feet for strong finishes around the basket. Martinez gets great lift on his 3-point and mid-range jump shots, but the consistency on his jumper is still a work in progress.
Anton Mozga, Team Eleate/Riverside Notre Dame
Mozga showed improved confidence attacking the basket on the week and weekend. The 6-foot-5 wing is known for his solid jump shooting abilities from 3-point and mid-range, but has always been a bit timid when attacking hard close-outs. The rising senior but the ball on the deck with much more self-assurance, getting into the paint where he absorbed contact with his strong frame and finished well around the basket.
Brantley Stevenson, Prodigy Elite/Etiwanda
Stevenson is a name to get familiar with quickly. The 6-foot-3 point guard played junior varsity at Etiwanda last season, but will bring his crafty and explosive game to the varsity level as a junior. Stevenson gets into the paint at-will with an explosive first step and has a variety of finishing plays in his arsenal.