Posted On: 03/19/21 2:18 PM

On Friday Mach 12th I attended Justin Vargas 2025 Showcase at the Phhacility and the Cream of the Crop Showcase at AZ Compass Prep on Saturday March 13th.


This was my first real look at the 8th graders or soon to be freshman in August against each other. 

At first glance it seems like a strong group. Maybe not the size of 2024 yet, but a little more skill and possibly more stars at the top. Obviously after 4 years it will play itself out. 


Here was my next-17 I viewed:

The high schools listed are possible destinations that the players think they will attend in. Some are fully undecided. 

Tracy Kalonda PF 6’3 2025 Dream City Christian (Zone-6)

-A physical forward loves getting downhill and seeking contact to score. He can hit perimeter jumper but is mostly attacking the basket. He rebounds the ball easy and plays with energy.   

Dasean Middlebrook PF 6’3 2025 Gilbert (Norman Powell Elite) 

-A defensive stud with a high motor. He has long arms to play bigger then his height suggests. He can improve his skill level but he can rip through and score plus he lives on the offensive glass for

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