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Posted On: 08/3/18 1:40 PM
The 15U Division had a number of quality teams with 1st year program Team RHJ joining these ranks. Despite being a 1st year program, they had a lot of success. Further, Firestorm and Grassroots fielded quality teams as they move in the right direction as well. Lastly, Powerhouse managed to steal the show. They have two teams in our top 3 list with Powerhouse Compton and Powerhouse Dynasty.
While there were other quality 15U teams, this was a no brainer. PHH Compton won the Prep Hoops Bash in the Desert in the 16U division. Further, they competed against some of the nations best at UA Challenge and won big time games. This team is loaded with NCAA Division-I caliber talent and has the potential to be one of the most special teams to come out of AZ.
Some of the biggest names include Dylan Anderson and DaRon Holmes. Both of these young men are without a doubt high major NCAA Division-I prospects. The length and versatility of these two prospects make them really intriguing while giving them high ceilings.
The length does end there as they possess Carter Van Hammond and one of the most intriguing prospects in the state in Matur Dhal. In addition to bigs, this team is stacked with guards who can play at the next level with Derik Kaps, Justus Jackson, Max Marjerle, Bobby Hurley Jr., and Brett Hardt Jr.
This team is well built with guards who play with a maturity that is well beyond their years. They do not get rattled by pressure and they understand how to manage the tempo of the game. Further, with the high caliber post players on the roster, these guards got them involved in sports where they could have success.
Ti Cochrane and Tampa Scott ran the show for this group due to their solid feel for the game and ability to make plays. These two are highly skilled guards who can run a team.
Bottom line: JT Elder is the real deal. He has been putting in work and taking names all July. This kid’s stock continues to rise due to his skill set and uncoachables. If you have never seen the Cienega product play, you are missing out on one of the state’s most intriguing underclassmen prospects.
In addition to Elder, D’Marco Dunn of Marana has a high ceiling. The 6’3 guard gets to the rim well and is a capable shooter. These two prospects provide the Powerhouse Dynasty team with two guys who can score the basketball in an array of ways.
Lastly, Zachariah Morgan is unpolished but is a good athlete with size.