Posted On: 05/24/21 1:02 PM

The Prep Hoops Circuit was back in town last weekend for the Hustle in the Sun at Inspire Court in Gilbert, AZ. There were 65 teams from the 15-17U levels. 


I probably saw the least of the 16U division last weekend but enough to find some standouts and sleepers in my next article. 


Here were some of the 2023 standouts:

Exodus Ayers Exodus Ayers 6'2" | PG La Cueva | 2023 State NM (ABC New Mexico 2023/2022) (Pictured) 

-One of my favorite guards from the state of New Mexico. He can score it plus make plays for others. When he plays up with 17U he tends to try and facilitate a little more. When he plays with his age he puts the ball in the basket multiple ways. Offensively, he can shoot the 3, albeit a little streaky, and drive the lane with creating separation by a nice crossover. He does have deep range on his shot and can score it inside using his strength and length. 

Mark Brown Jr Mark Brown Jr 5'10" | PG Mountain Pointe | 2023 State #148 Nation AZ (AZ Select 2023-1) 

-A powerfully built undersized guard was one of the best players in 16U last weekend. He did what his team needed to go 4-0. He scored it, defended and

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