Posted On: 07/14/21 12:25 AM

Yes, it was sweltering. But despite the uncomfortable weather, the Draft Sports Complex played host to some good basketball this past weekend via the Adidas Battlezone. The event gave several Adidas "Gold" 16u and 17u programs a chance to play their way into the sneaker company's "3SSB" Bracket at this week's event in Omaha, NE. 

But the event also gave us a chance to see a number of younger prospects that - in some cases - we haven't seen since before the beginning of the pandemic. 

Which rising freshmen and sophomore prospects left the best impression? Here's my take. 

Adidas Battlezone: Top 2024-25 prospects

Brycen Mackenzie, 6-0 2024 G, Santa Fe Christian/ Gamepoint

The Gamepoint team won the top 15u Division, and Mackenzie was the catalyst. The stocky lead guard plays with great tempo and pace, and his ability to set the table for teammates was a big part of the chemistry that helped them overcome larger, more athletic teams. 

Jack Jillson, 5-10 2024 G, Mission Hills/ Gamepoint

Jillson is a talented shot maker who is improving as a shot creator. He has a quick, compact release from deep, but it was his ability to break his defender down with

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