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Posted On: 07/14/18 12:29 AM
Jamal Murray Elite, who partners with Blue Chip Nation and AZ Power, have some of the top teams in the state. 15U-17U these guys have a number of high level prospects who can compete with anyone. Here is a breakdown of some of the top players in the program to watch during this live period.
Kimbrough is as good as any 2021 guard in the state. He demonstrated in his games against Team Harden’s 16U team that he can compete with elite guards in the 2020 ranks as well. Continue to watch Kimbrough as he can flat out play.
Bell is a knockdown shooter with good length. He has a good basketball IQ as well and is solid ball handler.
Lewis is constantly competing for space offensively and defensively. He is smart and plays the game the right way. He is solid on the glass and makes an impact everywhere on the floor.
Much like Lewis, Gaylor makes game changing plays. While Sunnyslope lost a lot of pieces from last year’s team, Gaylor and Lewis bring the team good length and athleticism. Further, these two guys are bought into the Sunnyslope style of play as they are physical and always competing.
One of the most versatile prospects in the state. He came to the state from Illinois and immediately made a name for himself due to his length and athleticism. His skill set has improved tremendously as well. He is a high major NCAA Division-I prospect due to his mixture of length, athleticism, and skill.
Blackwell is strong and has a good basketball IQ. His ability to create for himself and for others aids him in getting the best out of his teammates.
Anderson is a strong and shifty guard who can pull off of the dribble. He is a confident shooter from anywhere on the court and more than capable of making plays.
Huseinovic stood out last season due to his ability to shoot the basketball from 3. He provides this team with a consistent shooting threat from deep who can score in a hurry without having to get a lot of touches.
Quick and shifty guard who can get into the paint at will. Further, he understands how to execute an offense and maintain tempo of the game.
Flowers is a decent athlete with good length and a knockdown jumper. He shot the basketball particularly well for Higley this past year while doing a good job of being a consistent distributor.
Bottom line: Patterson impacts the game in every facet. He is one of the best rebounding guards in the state while having a good basketball IQ and ability to score the basketball from all three levels on the court. Patterson is an ultimate competitor who does everything it takes to win games.
Yaou is a skilled lefty who is a capable shooter from deep. He is best at the elbow and in at this point as he is an explosive athlete who can finish the ball at a high level. He has one of the highest upsides out of any 17U prospect in the state.
Mittun has good size and is a more than capable shooter from deep. He prefers to shoot in catch and shoot situations.
Diagne is one of the most intriguing prospects in the state. He is a high level shooter from deep who has good size and strength. He has good footwork on the block and a soft touch as well.
Brown has one of the highest basketball IQs in the state. Like Patterson, Brown does everything needed to win games. He is a knockdown shooter from deep who understands where his teammates need the basketball in order to be successful. Defensively, he is good on the basketball due to his understanding of angles.
Alrbight can shoot the basketball as well as any prospect in the state. He has a quick and smooth release. Further, he has improved his ability to score around the rim as he has good athleticism and change of pace that enables him to get into the paint.