Posted On: 08/8/19 5:15 PM
Today Prep Hoops honors the All Grind Region Team. The players that stood out the most in Grind Region competitions led by Easton Hunter, Dionte Blanch, and more. Here are more top names from the Prep Hoops Circuit!
Dallas Showtyme, Team Speights, Arkansas Athletes Outreach, Houston Raptors, and Team KC entered the Grind Region finals in Wichita as the top five teams in the power scores. Dallas Showtyme had the best record at 11-1 coming in followed by 14-2 of Team Speights, and 17-5 of Team Buddy Buckets.
Showtyme and Buddy Buckets made the final four but it was NLHA out of Kansas that earned the title. NLHA was a solid 7-2 in their previous Prep Hoops events but their take notice moment was a 30 point win over Showtyme. NLHA then defeated Team Buddy Buckets 61-57 to earn the title.
The All-Grind Region First Team
Dionte Blanch of Team Speights. Blanch is quick, has one of the tighter handles on the circuit, and was one of the better finishers around the rim throughout the Prep Hoops Circuit. Blanch picked up several scholarship offers this spring and summer leading to his recent commitment to Murray State.
Day Day Hall of Dallas Showtyme. Sadaidriene “Day Day” Hall is a 6-foot-4 forward that is as relentless a competitor as we saw all year. Hall was an honored player on the UA Rise Circuit this year and was just as efficient if not more on the Prep Hoops Circuit.
Sam Godwin of Team Buddy Buckets. A 6-foot-8 mobile big that runs the floor with the guards and tries to finish plays above the rim in transition. Solid skillset around the rim and a capable face up player. A big reason Buddy Buckets won 22 Prep Hoops Circuit games.
Easton Hunter of NLHA. Easton is a 6-foot-4 wing that changed many games this year with his three point shooting touch. NLHA won with a balanced line-up but the game changer in big games was often Hunter. Offered by Concordia-Nebraska after a great finals weekend.
Daniel Abreu of Missouri Flight. At 6-foot-6/6-foot-7 Daniel was an agile finisher that few players on the circuit could move with and then also get off the floor to contest shots against. After grabbing double figure D2 offers, Daniel earned an offer from D1 Jacksonville, and more schools should take a look.
The All-Grind Region Second Team
Christian Cook of Team Buddy Buckets. A 6-foot-2 guard that can play the 1 or 2 because of his feel and ability. An efficient shooter off the catch that scores in bulk.
Nate Goodlow of Team Griffin. Nate is the player that Team Griffin went to when they needed a basket. Any type of basket. The leading scorer and Nate did it in many different ways.
Jakob Hester of Team Speights. At 6-foot-7 Jakob is loved by schools for his ability to rebound in big numbers and his ability to finish in high percentage ways around the rim.
Elliot Paschal of AAO Flight. Elliott scored it well, always made the perfect extra pass plus Elliott has good size on the wing. An all session player for a team that went 11-3 on the circuit.
Jordan Thompson of Team Buddy Buckets. A playmaker, for himself and for others after Jordan broke the defense down. There were times when Jordan hit NBA threes, other teams when he dropped highlight attacking dimes.
The All-Grind Region Third Team
Drew Miller of AAO Flight. One of the most dependable shooters in the region.
Kaimen Lennox of Team KC Black. Natural scorer from the point position that plays within himself.
Donte Houston Jr of Dallas Showtyme. One of the most highly recruited players in the region.
Tayton Conerway of Team FOE Elite. Tayton plays with as much every on both ends as player in the Grind Region.
Jalen Williams of Dallas Showtyme. Williams is a division one offered guard with size.