Posted On: 07/16/21 11:49 PM

The opening day of the adidas 3SSB Championships in Omaha, NE did not disappoint. Top talent from all over the country played in front of hundreds of college coaches, and we saw several hard-fought battles play out in front of big crowds. Here are a few of the best players I saw from day one:

 

Romad Dean | Grassroots Elite Canada 17U

Dean was all over the court on Friday, blocking shots from the weakside, diving for loose balls, and following up missed shots for putbacks. One such putback was a mean slam plus the foul. He read the court well off the ball, cutting into space when opponents shaded too far towards one of his teammates.

 

Yohan Traore | Dream Vision 17U

I did not watch a better prospect on Friday than the 6’11” French big man. He has craft around the rim and touch on his  jumpshot. He hit a few fading pullups off of one dribble, even when being pushed slightly off his mark. He racked up blocks, ripped down rebounds, and moved very well within his frame. He hasn’t even been in the US for a

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