Posted On: 07/17/20 9:35 PM
With a full plate of 15U teams playing on Friday, it’s only right that we have a memorable list of standouts.
Braden McGlothlinBradenMcGlothlin6'1" | CGCatholic Memorial | 2023StateWI – Catholic Memorial – 2023
McGlothlin made his game fun to watch. Not with dunks or ankle breakers, but by being one step ahead of his opponent at all times. He was deliberate when moving around the floor, spacing himself well, especially in transition. He made a few spur of the moment plays, either a double team on defense or a pull-up shot, and was able to do the little things that made the JH1 offense take off.
Jacob DunhamJacobDunham6'2" | CGSouth Milwaukee | 2023StateWI – Chapman Basketball Academy McCabe – 2023
In the first game of the day, Dunham shined amid a balanced roster. The forward put pressure on the defense inside by using his height to put up easy bunnies and his lengthy frame to control shots right off the rim. He also showed that he can be a fluid piece in the halfcourt offense. He was not afraid to bring the ball up, drive and kick, or even catch his defender sagging and shoot the three ball.
Mason PreyMasonPrey6'3" | CGNewman Catholic | 2023StateWI – Playmakers Showcase WAU – 2023
It didn’t take long to realize why Prey is a ranked prospect. The combo guard was head and shoulders above his competition, able to control the game and showcase his skills however he pleased. Though he has a sturdy build and has already sprouted to 6’2”, he changes speeds quickly and explodes on drives to the rim. Factoring in his size, it’s no surprise he’s an experienced varsity player. Hopefully more comes from the potential shown in today’s matchup.
Cole Hansen – Wisconsin Playground Club – 2024:
Every time I watch Hansen he strikes me as a future star. His scoring chops are some of the best on his team. His mechanics are smooth and center, with no visible hitches or slow-release. He can also muscle around in the paint and has a developing driving game. There’s still room to grow his arsenal, but that should please scouts more than anything.
Tayshawn Bridges – Wisconsin Playground Club – 2024:
Bridges is a hot commodity for high-major schools, and before he becomes too much of a household name, I watched to see what sets him apart. My findings come down to two things. First, his ability to dunk. He’s just over six foot, by no means a tall player, but his bounce is other-worldly and he strikes fear into the defense just with the threat of a poster dunk. Second, his contested shot-making. This is often the differentiator between good and great players, and Bridges has this trait mastered early. He capitalizes when the defense sags off, and his step-back is long and quick, allowing him to get separation and still shoot with a hand in his face.