Posted On: 04/28/21 1:01 PM

I had a chance to make it up to the Draft Sports Complex for the Final Day of the BattleZone Playoffs a couple of weeks ago. There were a ton of excellent players and solid teams, including an impressive Arizona Firestorm 16u team that steamrolled Lakeshow and defeated the Compton Magic in the 16u Finals and a Lakeshow 17u squad that defeated the Magic in the 17u Finals. 

I know there are a lot of people who will write about those teams, so my focus will largely be on some of the other talent throughout the gym. 

Most upside 

Ring Malith, 2022 F, I-Can All Stars

At 6-9 and blessed with the skillset of a guard, Malith is one of the most difficult matchups on the West Coast. He has great foot speed and attacks closeouts to set up mid-range shots and drives to the basket. And he’s a proven shooter from the perimeter. 

Rishod Brown, 2022 G, Sacramento Magic

When you look at Brown’s frame, you might worry because he is wire thin (145 lbs). But the explosive combo guard has a potent first step, gets great elevation on his pull-up jumper, and is a crafty ball handler who

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