Posted On: 05/15/19 7:06 PM
For the first time this year the Prep Hoops Circuit was in three different locations (Twin Cities, Dallas, Los Angeles) and from those events were selected the elite of the elite for the All Session 7 Team.
Dionte Blanch of Team Speights. Team Speights beat New Mexico D1 Ambassadors 69-66 in the title game with Dionte scoring 15 highlighting an explosive weekend of playmaking. Blanch is an athletic scoring combo guard that has offers from Appalachian State, Murray State, Florida Gulf Coast, and Louisiana Tech. Team Speights was 6-0 this weekend and Dionte had a 20 spot on his 18th Birthday in Dallas.
Dawson Garcia of D1 Minnesota. D1 Minnesota is the type of nine man machine that does everything offensively with a high percentage while playing some of the best team defense in the nation. That’s why they are the #1 team in the nation! Picking a guy from the group is tough but Garcia’s unique skills at 6-foot-10/6-foot-11 has made him a five star talent as well as the toughest player to defend in the Twin Cities last weekend. Picked up an offer from Arizona shortly after the event.
Chucky Hepburn of Team Factory. There isn’t a player at the 16u level on the Prep Hoops Circuit that’s had the success that Chucky Hepburn has. A perfect 11-0 record thus far with two weekend championships (won the gold at Battle at the Lakes this past weekend), Hepburn is likely the player you would call 16U PHC MVP. Hepburn had two And1 dunks in the title game that hit the social media world quickly highlighting his 21 point title showing (seven assists to go with the scoring). Has a Nebraska offer, was recently at Creighton.
Makur Maker of Dream Vision. Maker led Dream Vision to a weekend championship with the type of play that’s led to about 37 highlight videos and a USA Today story that said Makur was “Showing touches of Giannis”. Makur knocked out several shots at the arc this weekend plus his 6-foot-11, 235 pound frame went at the rim for constant physical finishes. But, the craziest stat may have been the three 20+ rebound games he had out in LA. Maker was ranked as a top 40 player in the nation a few months ago by Prep Hoops but the next time around he’s a top ten player in the nation, minimal.
Kyree Walker of Dream Vision. The basketball world is currently talking about Kyree Walker potentially reclassifying to the 2019 class and headed to college next fall. That decision won’t come for several weeks . At the moment Walker is helping lead Dream Vision to a top two 17u spot in the nation after a weekend championship in Los Angeles. The Prep Hoops Circuit hasn’t seen a high percentage physical finisher quite like Walker yet this year but the top 20/25 level wing put on an outstanding display. The offer list includes UCLA, Arizona, and Virginia but many are mentioning the favorites as Arkansas, Kansas, and Memphis. Time will tell.