Posted On: 01/19/21 1:22 PM

The MLK Classic took place at the Arizona Grand Ballroom from January 16th through January 18th. Hosted by recruiting legend, Gerry Freitas, the event featured grassroots programs from Washington, California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. Several young players stood out. In this article, we take a look at some of the young stars from the event. 

Cooper Campbell 5’11 PG Team Lavine 2024 - The young Campbell was solid. He’s a shooter and he showed off his range this week. Campbell, knocked down his 3’s in catch and shoot situations, and showed improved ballhandling skills when operating the offense. 

DJ ThomasDJThomas5'11" | PGLiberty | 2024StateNV 6’0 PG West Coast Rebels 2024 (#1PHN 2024) - The lefty controlled the games. He did a great job of using angles to cut off defenders on his drives. Thomas also displayed his 3 point shooting ability, knocking down several long-range bombs during the weekend. 

Tyus Thomas 5’7 PG West Coast Rebels 2026 (featured image) - The younger brother of DJ, Thomas was really good this weekend. While many kids his age were participating in middle school events, he went out and tested his metal against bigger and stronger competition. He passed the test with flying colors.

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