Posted On: 07/14/21 12:39 PM

Who were some of the top rising juniors at the Adidas Battlezone?

Here are some of my selections:

Battlezone LA: Top 2023 prospects 

Marqui Worthy Marqui Worthy 6'3" | SF Sonora | 2022 State , 6-2 2023 G, Veritas Prep/ Veritas Titans 17u

Worthy, who reclassified to the 2023 class after transferring this year from Sonora HS, was arguably the most impactful 2023 player at the 17u level this weekend. A strong, physical combo guard, Worthy can finish through contact with the best of him, and is a knockdown jump shooter. Defensively, his physicality makes it difficult for opposing guards to initiate offense by fighting over screens and disrupting pick and rolls. 

Kollen Murphy Kollen Murphy 6'1" | PG Colony | 2023 , 6-3 2023 PG, Ontario Colony/ Los Angeles Elite 17u

It might be the toughest time for true juniors to compete playing "up" on 17s as a result of the glut of unsigned prep players and seniors on rosters, but Murphy and a couple others managed to stand out throughout the weekend.

Murphy has elite burst and a quick first step in the half court. He gets into the paint and does a solid job playing off two feet, whether to score or set up teammates with the pass. Defensively, his length, lateral

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