Posted On: 07/14/21 2:06 PM

We discussed the 2023 standouts at the Battlezone Tournament. Now, let’s talk about some rising juniors who are on their way to seeing their recruitment take off at their respective levels. Part 1 of my sleepers report. 

Battlezone LA: 2023 sleepers, Part 1


Christian Brown Christian Brown 6'3" | PF La Costa Canyon | 2023 , 6-5 2023 WF, La Costa Canyon/ California Select 16u Gold

Brown had stretches where he was the best player on the floor in several games, including a very strong stretch against the Arizona Firestorm. He can beat you from inside (excellent footwork and touch around the basket) and outside (solid corner three shooter who can attack closeouts). And despite giving up several inches in the paint, Brown is a very good rebounder on both ends. The beauty of his game is its efficiency. 

Elijah Newsome, 6-0 2023 G, Otay Ranch/ San Diego All-Stars 16u 

The stocky scoring guard is a volume scorer who can heat up in a hurry from deep. His range extends well beyond the NBA three, and he shoots it better with a live dribble than off the catch. Newsome also has the strength to absorb contact and score

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