Posted On: 04/10/21 9:30 AM

Our first look at the #PHLiveSZNKickoff 16U group did not disappoint on Friday night. There was plenty of athleticism across the board, and some elite shooting to go with it. Here are the six players whose performances stood out the most.

Joe Ofori Minnesota Chill Elite 2023

The 6’5" big man used his physicality and aggression to swallow up every rebound in sight on Friday night. He showed the ability to grab the board, take it himself up the floor, and find the open man in transition. When driving to the rim in the half court, he loves to use a spin to get around his defenders, and nobody on Friday was stopping that. 

Khalif Bettis Khalif Bettis 6'2" | SG Burnsville | 2023 State MN  Minnesota Chill Elite 2023

Bettis feasted in the paint. The teams Minnesota Chill Elite faced on Friday did not have an answer for the size they brought to the table, and Bettis capitalized. He relentlessly attacked the basket, earning plenty of trips to the free throw line. If the defense did cut him off, he had no issue going to the pull up jumper in the midrange. He even stepped out and hit a few threes off the catch. It

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