Posted On: 07/9/19 7:05 PM
The Prep Hoops Circuit was in Aurora/North Aurora, Illinois last weekend for the Summer Challenge. Today Prep Hoops honors the All Session 10 Team.
Alfonso Bailey of Full Package 16s. One of the headline performances of the weekend was what Bailey did against the QC Ballers. A 17 point out-burst in a short period of time hitting long pull-up jumpers and finishing with a highlight reel dunk. Bailey is a 6-foot-4 2021 guard from Mooseheart, Illinois that became one of the biggest surprises/headliners of the weekend. Also a standout football player.
James Dent of All In Athletics 16s. The 6-foot-5 Dent is one of the best shooters many have seen the past four months. Dent hit eight threes in his team’s game with the Wisconsin Playground Warriors scoring 27 points against the UAA club. The stroke is as smooth as they come and few can match his consistency. Add in the size at 6-foot-5 and he is one of the toughest closeouts to deal with in the upper Midwest.
Connor Kochera of Fundamental U 17s. The 6-foot-4 wing from Arlington Heights has been picking up weekly offers from mid/low major D1 programs for the past four months (Wofford, Furman, Illinois State, Dartmouth, and Penn offered this week) and his play for the weekend runner-up showed a clear reason as to why. Scored 23 in the semi-final win over Playground Warriors followed by 21 in the weekend championship game.
Brandin Podziemski of Wisconsin RAP 17s. The improvement that RAP shows weekend by weekend is eye-opening. Each game different players seems to step up and show something bigger. The most consistent however might be Brandin Podziemski, the long skilled wing that scored 26 in the title game bringing a championship to the RAP program. He’s a top ten level 2021 in Wisconsin which has led to Podziemski starting to receive calls from high major programs.
Darrell Reed of Young & Reckless 16s. When it comes to fight few could match what Darrell Reed brought this weekend. Rebounded in big numbers while defending actively and always sprinting the floor to compete. Had a 22 point, 17 rebound, four block game early and later in bracket play there was a 20 point showing. Six-foot-6 blue collar worker.