Posted On: 04/12/21 5:00 AM

AAU season is in full effect and I had the chance to see Manimal Elite Gold 2022 this past Friday in Atlanta. The game I saw was an absolute thrashing that provided plenty of highlights for this talented group. Here’s a look at some standouts.

James Jewell James Jewell 6'6" | PF Marion County | 2022 State KY , Marion County - The first thing I noticed with James is that he has noticeably bulked up since the last time I saw him in October. James is still long and athletic and a really good rim protector. I didn’t see him put the ball on the floor a ton but he was finishing above the rim well and remains one of the best 2022 prospects in Kentucky.

Kennedy Hayden Kennedy Hayden 6'3" | CG Ballard | 2022 State KY , Ballard - I cannot say enough about how much Keno has improved in the last year. He’s grown and bulked up but, more importantly, he has started to play with a much better motor. Hayden showed some impressive skill and balance with a couple of step back jumpers and his shot was pure. Stock is trending way up on Keno.

Turner Buttry Turner Buttry 5'11" | PG Bowling Green | 2022 State KY , Bowling Green - The sharpshooter was up to his old tricks on Friday night. If he got a

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