Lloyd has much-improved ball skills and his shot has become much smoother

Posted On: 07/30/19 11:00 AM

The AAU season is coming to a close, and this past weekend, Prep Hoops hosted the Hustle Region Finals at the Momentous Sports Center in Irvine, CA. There was a lot of great talent on display from all over the country throughout the weekend.

I was able to attend the event this past Sunday on the final day of the event. While there was plenty of talent from different states, I focused mainly on the more local Southern California players. Here’s a look at some of the top SoCal standouts that I saw.

1. Nick Bowden – St. Bernard 2020

Bowden is another flat out scorer. He’s a big, tough guard who is great at getting to the rim. Out of all the players at the event, he may have had the biggest weekend showing off his scoring prowess. He’s very tough to stop when he’s attacking the rim. He can draw contact and get himself to the free-throw line. Quick first step and solid crossover. He can find his teammates too and take advantage of the defense he draws due to his scoring.

2. Jake Hlywiak – Valencia 2020

Hlywiak is a shooter in every sense of the word,

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