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Posted On: 07/7/21 12:14 AM

I don’t usually go three deep on an All Tournament team. But there was just too much talent at the Chicago Summer Challenge. Too many good players deserving mention. 

PG- Omare Segarra 5-11 Dundee-Crown (IL) Led Epic Hoopz to a perfect 4-0 record on the weekend. Appeared to be more of scoring guard at this point of his development. But showed enough clever ball handling to make me think he might have a future as a true point. Standout contest was the opener against a good HIT squad (see below) Scored 14 points in this decisive victory. Also played well in the final game of the weekend. A close victory against another strong squad in Full Package 2024. 

SG- Malachi Johnson 6-2 Guliford (IL) Strong backcourt prospect who simply shot the lights out all weekend. Was a key backcourt piece for a Illinois Hoopstars unit that went 4-0 on the weekend. I’m used to shooters being long and lanky. Johnson is built like a running back. Uses this frame well to create space on the perimeter. Not that he needs much room with his trigger quick release. Scored 21 points in a shortened victory a good United Persuit (MI) squad.

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