Posted On: 08/1/18 6:00 AM
We finished the July live period with coverage of the first annual PrepHoops Summer Challenge in Deerfield over the weekend. Now we begin to dive into our evaluations of the players at the event. Here is the 2021 Prospects Part 2!
PG Trenton Tucker (Team RWA 15U)
Tucker is the younger brother of Harlem rising senior Treye Tucker. Trenton is a smaller point guard like his sibling and has a lot of creativity to his game. Tucker proved to be a nice perimeter shooter connecting on several threes off the catch. Plays the game with flair getting in the lane for runners and was a flashy passer.
PG Clark Dilger (Team RWA 15U)
Dilger is a 6’0” point guard from Lincoln Way East High School that has a nose for the basketball and did a nice job of converting layups in traffic. The majority of his scores came in the paint.
SG Brennan Jass (Team RWA 15U)
The younger brother of YouTube star Tristan Jass had a strong showing in their Sunday morning contest. This Wisconsin two guard connected on multiple threes early in the game and then as the game went on he made some creative layups that his brother has become known for.
SG Brennan Syas (Team RWA 15U)
What you have to like about this Southland Prep shooting guard is his size and strength on the perimeter. Plays bigger than his 6’2” height with his broad shoulders and bully ball style of play. The lefty finishes well inside and proved to be a decent rebounder from the guard spot.
G Phoenix Smith (Team RWA 15U)
Smith is a 5’11” shooting guard that is a solid athlete who is rangy. Likes to score off the dribble with runners, floaters, and flying layups.
G Sam Hoiberg (Breakaway 15U)
Hoiberg sealed the deal for Breakaway with his performance in the 15U championship game! The 5’10” guard from Hinsdale Central played mostly off the ball where he was a major shooting threat. Made a pair late to secure the win over Meanstreets. Plus shooter with a sound shot mechanically. Also like the toughness he brings on the defensive end.
SF John Digenan (Breakaway 15U)
This St. Ignatius wing is a rangy prospect that has some length. Really funky looking shot as he almost leans back on it, but he connects from three. Made a trio in the championship game along with a pair of sweeping layups. Will need to add some strength, but has some intriguing tools early on.
PG Jeffery Grace (Breakaway 15U)
Grace is a compact 6’1” point guard from York High School that brings strength to the table at the lead guard spot. He is an attacking downhill point guard that looks to score first, but also a solid passer that recognizes when to get his shooters the ball.
PF John Mielke (Breakaway 15U)
This power forward proved to be a nice offensive rebounder and could take a bump at the hoop.
F Kevin Bozeman (Breakaway 15U)
Bozeman might have the most upside of any of the Breakaway 15U prospects. Coming off the bench the 6’5” Downers Grove North combo forward moves very well on both ends of the floor. High pointed multiple rebounds in traffic and displayed shot blocking potential. Still pretty raw offensively, but one to definitely keep tabs on.
SG Donovan Amos (Lake County Challengers 15U)
Amos is a rangy two guard that really jumped on our radar with his play at Summer Challenge. The Fremd long and rangy guard has a feathery jump shot. He was very smooth working his pull up game. Mixed in a few scores off the bounce although his handles need to tighten up. Defensively he has a chance to change the game with his length on the perimeter.
SG Tony Hinsell (Lake County Challengers 15U)
Hinsell is a 6’0” shooting guard from Grayslake North that has a compact and stocky build. He does a nice job of finishing through contact on the interior with powerful drives.
PF Willie Strickland (All Love 15U)
This Kankakee 6’4” power forward is a thick undersized post that rebounded well and scored on a couple runners.
PG Christian Henry (Chicago Hoops 15U)
This St. Rita 2021 point guard is a compactly built point guard that can score the rock. Attacks downhill with strength and does a nice job of finishing with acrobatics at the cup. Capable three point shooter.
PG Ismail Habib (Chicago Hoops 15U)
Habib played well on Sunday when we saw him. The Lincoln Park point guard has a burst with the ball in his hands and his pull up jumper was on point!
PG Tyler Johnson (Chicago Hoops 15U)
Johnson is a 5’10” point guard from DePaul Prep that shot it pretty well from deep when we saw him drilling multiple threes.
PF Alex Freiburger (Hoops4Health 17U)
This North Shore Country Day 6’6” four man played up with Hoops4Health on the 17U level. The gangly power forward looked a little out of place at times with the speed of the game and was raw offensively, but there is definitely some stuff to work with here as he is very young. Did connect from mid-range on one jumper and looks like he will grow several more inches.