Posted On: 06/22/21 1:31 PM

June 10-13 I attended the Best in Basketball Summer Invitational at the Phhacility in Phx, AZ. 

The 4-day event had 30 teams and I viewed almost all 30 over the 4-days. 

 

Over the next 5 reports I will talk about 43 players who shined.

Stock Risers (7)

Under the Radar (8)

Newcomers (8)

Upperclassman Standouts (10)  

Underclassman Standouts (10)  

 

Next are the Underclassman Standouts:

Jai Anthoni Bearden Jai Anthoni Bearden 6'6" | PF Kellis | 2024 State AZ Kellis 

-A long forward has a lot on his plate. It is a very young team and the defense gives him a lot of attention. He takes long strides to get into the lane quickly and can finish off tough shots in traffic. He grabs many out of area rebounds and scores on put backs. He also has the floater, runner and will make the occasional perimeter jumper. He handles the ball well for his size and his defensive versatility makes him the prospect he is. 

Rowan McKenzie Rowan McKenzie 6'2" | SG Boulder Creek | 2024 State AZ Boulder Creek

-A 3-sport athlete was on the gridiron all day for 7 on 7 and then laced them up at night and scored 20 in their win. One of the top all-around athletes in

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