Posted On: 07/10/19 6:00 AM
There were a ton of prospects that elevated their stock with strong performances this past weekend at the PrepHoops Summer Challenge. Let’s dive into some of players who took their games to the next level!
RJ Ogom (All-In Gauntlet 17U)
Ogom has been a consistent performer with AIA all spring/summer. Summer Challenge was no exception. What you have to like about this power forward is how well he rebounds the basketball in traffic. An absolute force on the glass and even showed improved handles as a face up player.
Tommy Ferriter (Windy City Magic 17U)
Ferriter helped himself with a solid showing at Summer Challenge. Good size on the perimeter and can shoot it from three. Also was creative attacking off the bounce finishing with flair at the rim.
Cawhan Smith (Gateway Illinois 17U)
Smith is a nice compliment to Ray’Sean Taylor at the point for both his high school and travel teams. Played well in their opener regularly getting dribble penetration making mid-range jumpers and floaters.
Simon Wilson (Southwest Jets 17U)
Wilson is a wing with plus size and when he gets rolling can really shoot it. Did that well over the weekend when we saw him spacing the floor off the catch.
Kimahri Wilson (Young & Reckless Brim 16U)
Wilson has been one of the top 2021 point guards in the class since the first time we looked at the group. Quick and shifty guard who wins off the bounce and is a flashy passer. Where he has taken the next step in his game has been as a perimeter shooter becoming more consistent from three.
Jalen Houston (Young & Reckless Brim 16U)
Houston followed up a good showing at Ridgewood with another one at Summer Challenge. The Hyde Park point guard is a crisp ball handler that has strength to finish inside, speed to push in the open floor, and is a capable pull up shooter.
Jaylen Bryson (All-In 16U)
Bryson has a high ceiling and over the weekend we were able to see some of it. The Champaign Centennial long and lanky forward runs the floor, plays above the hoop, and can protect the rim. Just scratching the surface of his upside.
Demarco Clayton (All-In 16U)
Clayton is a super athletic combo guard from Bloomington that showed it off in the Chicago suburbs over the weekend. Had one of the biggest dunks of the tournament.
Amar Augillard (All-In 16U)
Augillard is a physical combo guard from Zion Benton that played with a lot of power when we saw him on Saturday. Consistently attacked downhill and got to the foul line.
Jamari McClendon (Illinois Jaguars 16U)
This Hope Academy scoring guard was an impact player for the Jaguars over the weekend. Burst with the ball in his hands getting to the cup! Major factor as a perimeter scorer.
Caleb Horton (Team RWA 16U)
Horton has been consistent performer on the PrepHoops Circuit all spring and summer. This point guard can score from all three levels and is a solid distributor.
Anthony Coleman (Team RWA 16U)
Coleman has grown height wise and his game has continued to evolve. Really like his potential on the defensive side and can hit an open three as well.
Brian Mathews (HIT 16U)
Mathews is the #2 center in the class with his physical strength and size. The skill continues to improve each time we see him. Soft touch around the hoop and rebounds really well in traffic.
Odin Lium (HIT 16U)
Lium has so much upside as he has quality size at the wing spot and can really shoot the basketball. Plus athlete with versatility to play multiple positions.
Ashawn Burbridge (Illinois T-Wolves 16U)
Burbridge is an undersized four man that plays with such a high motor. Did that again over the weekend for the T-Wolves. One of the best offensive rebounders in his class with his quick second jump.
Shaun Riley (Southwest Jets 16U)
Speaking of offensive rebounding threats that is exactly what Riley brings to the table. The O’Fallon power forward is a mobile four that rebounds very well, is efficient with his touches, and plays well from the mid-range either shooting or taking his opponent off the bounce.
Nate Seputis (Team RWA 17U)
Seputis is a sleeper center in the 2020 class. Liked the intensity he brought to the table early in their Saturday night game especially on the glass. Rim protector and on occasion can hit a pick/pop three.
Cooper Bridges (Team RWA 17U)
Bridges is one of the better shooters in the class. Plus catch and shoot guy who is a tough competitor doing the little things well for his squad.
Sam Silverstein (Fundamental U 17U)
The former New Trier wing is headed to prep school before he goes to college. Looked like a D1 prospect over the weekend with how he has added strength and regularly finished at the cup with either hand.
Connor Linke (Fundamental U 17U)
It has been a big couple weeks for the St. Charles North center. He is playing with a lot of confidence and it shows through in his rebounding and scoring down low when given touches. Quality screener and passer.
Luke Scheffers (Fundamental U 17U)
Scheffers is a high IQ point guard that works excellent around ball screens and consistently made plays in the lane as a distributor or nailing runners.
Devin Davis (Young & Reckless 17U)
Davis had a nice closing performance on Sunday in the quarterfinals. The Westinghouse point guard can really score it when he shoots as well as he did in that game.