Posted On: 05/13/19 8:25 AM
As the final day, Championship Sunday tested the mettle of many prospects. See which of them were able to overcome the adversity and help their teams.
Kesean Ladd- SD Network
Kesean Ladd led SD Network to a 53-48 win over TS Wolverines in one of the first games of the day. Ladd looks like he belongs on a basketball court. He is long, athletic, and very quick. The point guard showed off his great pull up jumper multiple times and got the rim often. He did turn the ball over a number of times, but that was a byproduct of him drawing multiple defenders and getting aggressively trapped.
Cameron Palesse- Wisconsin Playground Club
Going up against Martin Bros’ Jadin Johnson, Cameron Palesse had his work cut out for him. Palesse was ready for the challenge. The point guard scored 16 points and lead Wisconsin Playground Club to the quarterfinal victory. Palesse attacked the rim and shot the ball with greatness in the quarterfinal. He also had two solid outings in the 16U semifinal and final.
Mason Madsen- Wisconsin Playground Club
Mason Madsen’s near perfect three-point stroke was on display Sunday at Wayzata High School. Madsen has a quick trigger and can fire threes off from just about any angle and any spot on the court. His three-point barrage almost was enough for Wisconsin Playground Club to get to the 17U championship.
Gabe Madsen- Wisconsin Playground Club
Not to be outdone by his brother, Gabe Madsen also had stellar performances on Sunday. Madsen is a great driver and he also possesses a deadly pull-up jumper that he utilizes often. Fresh off of a couple of high major scholarship offers, Madsen is playing at his peak.
Jayden Johnson- Fundamental U
Mason Madsen’s great three-point performance was not enough because of Jayden Johnson’s ridiculous game. In the 17U semi-final, Johnson knocked down seven threes, totaling for 21 points in the victory. Johnson did not try to do too much, he just knocked down open shots.
Dalton Banks- D1 Minnesota
Playing on an absolutely loaded D1 Minnesota squad, Dalton Banks was steady the whole weekend. He distributed the ball well on offense and got after it on defense. Banks played hard every possession that he was in. The point guard is primed for a huge senior season at Eau Claire North.
Johnny Davis- Wisconsin Playground Club
Johhny Davis did not have any big offensive outings, but his presence was still felt. Davis was an enforcer on defense, blocking multiple shots. As the ultimate competitor, Davis did everything in his power to try to lead his squad to victories.
Chucky Hepburn- Team Factory
The maestro for Team Factory was Chucky Hepburn. The 6’1″ point guard paced Team Factory in scoring with 21 points in a championship victory over Wisconsin Playground Club. Hepburn can get to the rim well and finish amongst the taller players once he gets there. Hepburn is getting some high major interest, but expect his recruitment to take off after his fantastic spring.