Posted On: 07/9/19 3:40 PM

The Summer Challenge in the Chicago region over the weekend was the last stop on the Prep Hoops Circuit before the regional finals at the end of the month.  The field was rich with top-notch programs and uber-talented prospects. Early on in the week, I will be highlighting the front-court players who caught my eye throughout the event in the 16u division.  Here’s a look at several forwards from Illinois and out of state who controlled the paint:

 

Darrell Reed - Young and Reckless

The 6’7 power forward for YnR has shown tremendous improvement throughout the spring and summer according to our Illinois expert Scott Burgess, and he clearly established himself as a standout over the weekend at the Summer Classic.  With a chiseled frame and what appears to be more room to grow, Reed was a force on the glass and in transition which often times meant he was dropping the hammer with power slams.  If the ball found its way near the rim, whether it be from a lob or off a miss, you could count on Reed to be there to flush it home.  He owned the glass on both ends, defended the paint

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