Posted On: 04/27/21 2:58 PM

With plenty of Minnesota teams competing down in Kansas City for PH Live, I was able to watch as a handful of prospects saw their stock rise! These are seven of the prospects who impressed with their performances over the weekend.

Hakeem Ford Hakeem Ford 6'5" | SF Minneapolis Southwest | 2022 State MN (6’5 2022 W, Minnesota Heat-Grow 17u)- Hakeem had a strong showing on Friday night and was making impressive plays on both ends of the floor. On the defensive end he has the length and athleticism to excel as both an on-ball defender, and as someone who can contest around the rim as a help side defender. He pinned multiple shots off the backboard and showcased his ability to guard multiple positions. Offensively he was a major threat running the floor in transition, leading to a high flying dunk and another tough finish in the lane. Hakeem capped off his performance with a three and a reverse dunk in half-court settings. Scholarship level length and athleticism, and the skill is starting to catch up.

Pharrel Payne Pharrel Payne 6'8" | C Park of Cottage Grove | 2022 State MN (6’9 2022 PF/C, Minnesota Select-Ohnstad 17u)- It seems like every time that Pharrel has stepped on a basketball court over the past 9 months, his stock has continued to rise.

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