Posted On: 04/27/21 12:00 PM
The Mountain West Invitational is taking place from Friday, April 23rd until Sunday, April 25th. Hosted by Vegas Elite, the event featured over 100 programs across 8 different divisions. The event also featured several players that did all the little things to help their team. Often times these guys fly under the radar. In this article, we take a look at some of the top glue guys from the event.
Kaleb Anderson-Foreman 6’3 SF Fastbreak 2022 - KAF wast the H.E.A.R.T of Fastbreak this weekend. Undersized post that has good hands and a knack for scoring around the basket. Forman provided defense and rebounding in addition to his low post buckets.
Ethan Staples 5’4 PG Hurricane 2024 - Staples defense stood out. He was terrific when defending the ball and made opposing ballhandlers work for every dribble. He’s fast and was able to change the tempo of games with his transition play.
Byron Ossowski 6’3 PF All Vegas 2022 - Ossowski is another undersized post that battled. He played good low post defense and sprinted the floor well. Perhaps his best skill was his help defense, as he often was needed to rotate and close driving lanes.
Andre Cade Andre Cade 6'1" | SG Slam | 2024 State NV 6’1 SG Vegas Elite 2024 (#34PHN 2024) (featured image) - I was glad to get another glimpse of Cade this weekend. He has good agility and gets off the ground quickly. I thought his best role this weekend was sort of a do it all glue guy. He drove to the rim, played good perimeter defense, and continued to show why he is one of the top undersized rebounders in his class. Dai’Shaun Buie 6’6 SF Salt Lake Rebels 2023 (#37PHU 2023) - Got a good look at Buie this weekend. He’s a versatile defender that guards multiple positions. Most of his points came off his willingness to run the floor and activity around the rim. He’s an intriguing prospect with a high ceiling, especially when bringing the energy he brought this weekend. Follow Prep Hoops