Conference Preview

Posted On: 07/9/19 12:19 PM

The last event on the Prep Hoops Circuit before the regional finals was the Summer Challenge that took place in the Chicago area over the weekend.  It proved to be one of the deepest and most talented fields that we have seen so far, and the 16u division in particular did not disappoint.  Versatility and the ability to play and guard multiple positions is the name of today’s game, and I came away impressed with the number of forwards who showed the ability to bang inside and patrol the paint while also being able to make plays on the perimeter.  Here are a handful of stretch forwards that caught my eye:


Julius Rollins Julius Rollins 6'6" | SF Hillcrest | 2021 State IL - Young and Reckless

Julius had a fantastic weekend in Chicago with his full skill-set on display throughout.  Standing near 6’6 with an athletic build and long wingspan, he was a match-up nightmare for opponents.  He is a tremendous athlete that uses his quick and explosive bounce to elevate and score around the rim as well as be a pest on the offensive glass.  He has some guard skills as well that allow him to face-up and attack from the short corner or high

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