Posted On: 04/20/21 9:00 AM
The Chi-Town Tip-Off took place Friday, April 16th through Sunday, April 18th. The event, which featured over 250 teams and some of the top programs in the Midwest, was one of the biggest events of the young grassroots season. My focus this weekend was on the 2023 division, several local players used the event as an opportunity to gain additional exposure. In this article, we take a look at some of the top 16U local performers I had a chance to see.
Demetrius Moss 6’4 SF 94 Feet Elite - Moss is a wired-to-score guy, that stayed in attack mode. On offense it was downhill and at the basket combined with a little bit of offensive rebounding and putback ability. Defensively he was like a lot of the 94 feet guys, in a stance and in your face, applying maximum pressure to offensive players.
Quinton Floyd 6’2 SG Indiana Game - Floyd got the event started right putting together a masterful opening game against the Illinois Twolves. He hit 4 treys and finished with 18 total points. The forward showed a smooth stroke, some good ball skills, and the ability to be accurate from behind the arc.
Ashton Williamson Ashton Williamson 6'2" | SG Gary 21st | 2023 State #133 Nation IN 6’3 SG 94 Feet Elite - You had to be on the floor to really appreciate Williamson. His speed and explosion was palpable, using a quick first step to blow by defenders. He didn’t just use power and athleticism on the offensive end either, as he was able to cause havoc on the defensive end as well. Myles Colvin Myles Colvin 6'5" | SG Heritage Christian | 2023 State IN 6’5 SG INB Elite - You don’t need to watch Colvin long to tell that he’s a player. The smooth two guard is a multi level scorer that consistently slashed his way to the basket. His iso skills were superb, allowing him to free himself from defenders with a variety of COD’s and quick blow by ability. Lane Doughty 6’8 PF INB Elite - Doughy is one of those guys that plays a pickup game like it’s game 7. He played with a good motor, impacting the game on both ends of the floor. Several times in the game against Breakdown, he came from out of nowhere to alter and block shots. He also sprinted the floor like Uzan Bolt, catching and finishing several plays at the rim. Jesse Lazzarino 6’6 SF Indiana Attack (featured image) - Lazzarino has a deceptive game. He doesn’t seem that big or fast, but he always seemed to be bigger or faster than the guy guarding him. He stretched the floor, hitting his share of threes, and scored from the post with a nice turnaround shot. He even showed some ball skills, putting it on the deck and going cost to coast several times throughout the weekend. Follow Prep Hoops