6'3" | SF
Owasso | 2022
| Tulsa Hawks
Perhaps the chiefly impressive performance of the afternoon came from Potter, who scored an astounding 39 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the 3-point line and 9-of-10 from the charity stripe in a performance his coach called “the most efficient 39 points I’ve every seen.” To credit Potter further, he also contributed eight boards and four steals in the contest. The tall sharpshooter has no shortage of scoring talents, but his bread and butter is the long-ball, which he masterfully exploited against Kansas Hoggs. He produced his high quantity in a manner of high quality, scoring within Hawks’ offensive scheme, allowing player to develop with the flow of the mesh. To the credit of his fellow contributors, he benefitted from excellent ball movement, acquiring as good of looks as you can hope for as a catch-and-shoot specialist, but in the end, it was Potter who could be counted on to knock them down.
Zay Henderson | Oklahoma Intensity 17U
Henderson is a quick-footed and nimble scoring guard who can exploit careless defenders. He spotted Intensity a quick 6 points to open the game; the first came from a quick right first step from the wing and subsequent floater in a gap. The second field goal came from a baseline pull-up floating back towards the boundary. He then knocked down a pair of free throws, followed by a triple from the right wing out of the catch. Within three minutes of tip-off, Henderson’s tally had already reached 9 points. The under—6foot ball-handler has not yet proved how he converts with his left hand, partially on account of the fact that he hardly needed it to get to the rim in the first place.
6'6" | SF
Bishop McGuinness | 2022
| Next Level Basketball 17U
Bishop McGuinness ’22
Tawwater had the opportunity to showcase his versatile skillset inside the ring on numerous occasions Saturday morning. Although he’s certainly a raw post scorer, he was an effective one against Oklahoma Intensity as he racked up points from scoring in the short corner, with his back to the bucket and from the mid-range. Once he established his threat and drew defenders in the paint, he distributed the ball to the perimeter well and had an overall positive impact on team ball movement. He really started to have fun through the third quarter of the game, when he knocked down a hesitant triple while daring his defender, gathered a couple steals and finishing on the opposite end through contest.
Conner Clayton | Next Level Basketball 17U
Clayton, though he took time to get going, was a scarily effective shooter out of the dribble. His release and everything that leads up to it are swift and focused, so that his threat from the handle is still active even with defenders breathing down his neck. He also displayed levels to his scoring game in the second half, when he converted on a floater through traffic and a finish with his left through contest.
Zeke Fuentes | Oklahoma Intensity
One of the present surprises of the early afternoon was Fuentes, who notched an efficient 14 points that included a quartet of triples during the second half. The junior sharpshooter has great range on his fast-rotating release, and he was money from the catch on a series of scoring plays late in the game.