Posted On: 07/10/19 3:00 PM

It is always great to find new names at events!  That is one of our favorite aspects of evaluating players at PrepHoops.  Finding new names that are emerging with their play.  Here are a few that did just that at PrepHoops Summer Challenge!

 

Leo Serdar (Windy City Magic 17U)

What a show this 2020 point guard put on to open the event on Friday night!  He was on fire from three hitting shots from all over the floor.  Kid is tough as nails and rebounds well for his size.

 

Darnell Hanson (All-In Williams 17U)

Hanson is a sleeper post in the rising senior class.  The 6’5” four man was an excellent offensive rebounder and finished with power around the hoop.

 

CJ Johnson (All-In Williams 17U)

Never heard of this Whitney Young face up four man.  The 6’5” power forward showed mobility with mid-range jumpers and finishing off on rolls to the hoop.

 

Axel Motola (Mercury Elite 17U)

Liked what we saw out of this athletic forward Friday.  A little raw, but the athleticism is off the charts.  Was most effective defensively blocking shots and defending both inside and on the perimeter.

 

Ethan Ivan (Illinois Stars 16U)

Ivan is a new name to monitor in the 2022 class.  The Batavia post is a face up four that can stretch the floor.

 

Rashaad Trice (Illinois Stars 16U)

This OPRF shooting guard is a tough and physical wing that has potential as a two way player. 

 

Cameron Lewis (Illinois Jaguars 16U)

Lewis is a scoring point guard that had it rolling first thing on Sunday morning.  Drilled tough three after three.  As the game went on they started playing the shot and he drove by his opponent for layups.

 

Gabe Calhoun (Heart of Illinois 16U)

Calhoun is a natural scorer from the two guard spot.  The 6’2” wing has a smooth game and was phenomenal in their Saturday night contest.

 

Sam Tallen (Heart of Illinois 16U)

Tallen is a tough and competitive wing from Bloomington Central Catholic that was a gritty scorer doing most of his damage in the paint.

 

Henry Krzyzewski (Mercury Elite 16U)

Quality size out of this 16U post.  Projectability on the interior to grow into a quality post prospect.

 

Troy Glover (Mercury Elite 16U)

Glover played next to Krzyewski inside for Mercury Elite.  The power forward is a rangy athlete with mobility which was shown on both ends of the floor.

 

Angelo Ognianov (HIT 16U)

This Downers Grove South 6’3” two guard impressed with his scoring ability especially hitting an array of threes in one of the games we caught.

 

Myles Olagbegi (Illinois T-Wolves 16U)

The Lincoln Way East product was a tough and athletic point guard that finished well in the paint and rebounder very well for a point guard.

 

Ante Acosta (Team RWA 16U)

Acosta was a new addition to this RWA group.  The smaller point guard can really shoot it from three!

 

Nathan Valentine (Mercury Elite 16U)

Valentine was another outstanding shooter that jumped on our radar.  The 2021 Geneva guard shot lights out for Mercury Elite from the land of three!

 

Dylan Fuzak (Mercury Elite 16U)

Another Fuzak big man is on the way.  Built like the other two with quality size and a nice frame.  Soft touch around the hoop.

 

Cade Hardtke (Mercury Elite 16U)

Strong and broad shouldered 6’2” point guard from Glenbard South.  Creative ball handler and a decent passer.

 

Nick Erickson (Illinois Stars 17U)

Erickson is a small forward that jumped off the floor to us.  The 6’6” wing is a plus shooter and showed athletic pop off the bounce.

 

Trey Baker (All-In 16U)

We had seen Baker a little before, but this was definitely the biggest impression he has made on us.  Small and shifty guard is a solid distributor and proved to be a microwave scorer shooting from deep.