Posted On: 03/30/21 4:23 PM

This past weekend, Irvine, CA played host the Hustle SZN Kickoff event marking the beginning of the AAU basketball season. Some of the top talent from Northern and Southern California, and Nevada took part in the two-day event. I was able to focus on the players from the Class of 2024, and here’s a look at some of the players who stood out throughout the course of the weekend.

1. Ja’marrion Smith - Mojave (CA)


Smith was consistently one of the better scorers of the weekend playing for West Coast United. He has the ability to score from all three levels. He can handle the ball and has a pretty good slashing game. He can draw contact and get himself to the free-throw line. Comfortable making plays with the ball in his hands and he can knock down step-back jumpers. He also uses screens well to free himself up. He can Euro-step his way into the lane. Looks like he has some high upside as a wing prospect.

2. Dedan Thomas Jr - Liberty (NV)


Thomas was not

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