Posted On: 01/12/22 3:00 PM

Prep Hoops had the Highland Shootout on lock this past weekend with coverage all day long and into this week.  Here we break down the prospects who played well in Highland Shootout: 2023 Illinois Standouts!

 

Darrin Ames Darrin Ames 6'0" | PG Kenwood | 2023 State #71 Nation IL (Kenwood)

Ames is looking like the leader to take over #1 in the next 2023 rankings with that spot vacated.  Did nothing against CBC to take away that distinction.  The lefty is an electric scorer that loves to bomb them from deep and that is exactly what he did nailing an array of them including a clutch step back one late.  His athleticism and handles off the bounce allow him to get in the creases of the defense for scores.  Went for 21 points.  High-major all the way.

 

Davius Loury Davius Loury 6'7" | PF Kenwood | 2023 State #145 Nation IL (Kenwood)

Loury is a combo forward that has some intriguing tools.  Strong body who brings versatility.  Can slash it with authority when locked into doing that.  Sometimes he can settle for the three ball.  He is a solid shooter as he hit a couple in this one.  When he takes his man off the bounce he can take over games.  Loury had 11 points.

 

Darrin Ames Darrin Ames 6'0" | PG Kenwood | 2023 State #71 Nation IL (Kenwood) Ames is looking like the leader to take over #1 in the next 2023 rankings with that spot vacated.  Did nothing against CBC to take away that distinction.  The lefty is an electric scorer that loves to bomb them from deep and that is exactly what he did nailing an array of them including a clutch step back one late.  His athleticism and handles off the bounce allow him to get in the creases of the defense for scores.  Went for 21 points.  High-major all the way.   Davius Loury Davius Loury 6'7" | PF Kenwood | 2023 State #145 Nation IL (Kenwood) Loury is a combo forward that has some intriguing tools.  Strong body who brings versatility.  Can slash it with authority when locked into doing that.  Sometimes he can settle for the three ball.  He is a solid shooter as he hit a couple in this one.  When he takes his man off the bounce he can take over games.  Loury had 11 points.   Kaiden Space Kaiden Space 6'2" | PG St. Rita | 2023 State IL (St. Rita) Strong bodied combo guard was the most consistent and productive Mustangs player at Highland as he scored 14 points in their loss.  Opened with a crisp pull up from mid-range and then would go on to nail several more threes.  Was good to see him initiate more of his own offense when his teammates didn’t have it going.  Still think there is more in there to get out of the talented junior.   Brock Harding Brock Harding 6'0" | PG Moline | 2023 State IL (Moline) Harding was awesome and will get a much-deserved bump in our next rankings update.  The combo guard from Moline is a crisp and precise ball handler that changes gears and directions well in tight spaces.  Wins off the bounce for floaters and sometimes forces tough shots against shot blockers.  Love the ability to knock down shots in key moments off the catch.  Plus passer that made several college type dimes in the half court.  Tough defender and all-around competitor.  He had 25 points and 8 dimes.  Looks like a mid-major guy after two evals this season.   Grant Welch Grant Welch 6'1" | PG Moline | 2023 State IL (Moline) Welch played his role for Moline.  The guard drained spot up threes off the catch and pushed it in the open floor.  Creative passer that is a heady basketball player.  Should make for a high end small college recruit down the line as he had 13 points.   Cade Altadonna Cade Altadonna 6'0" | PG Highland | 2023 State IL (Highland) Altadonna is a strong and stocky combo guard who brings plus shooting to the table from the perimeter.  He hit a trio of threes in this game along with a few crafty takes in the paint.  Tough gritty guard that will be an elite small college recruit.  Went for 17 points.   Grant Fridley Grant Fridley 6'2" | PG Trenton Wesclin | 2023 State IL (Trenton Wesclin) Fridley has already made an early commitment to attend McKendree.  The heady floor general for Trenton Wesclin must score more to keep his team in games than we see during the summer.  After a slow start he got it going with several creative slashes for floaters or layups.  Rock solid passer especially in the half court.  Went for 18 points.   Jordan Pickett Jordan Pickett 6'2" | SG Belleville East | 2023 State IL (Belleville East) Bit of an up and down game for the junior star from Belleville East.  He struggled finishing at the rim with consistency throughout the game.  Strong bodied guard isn’t a true one or two at this stage more just a baller.  He did have a couple of nice and-1s finishing through contact and a corner three late for 15 points.  Low-major prospect at this stage.   Jackson Muse Jackson Muse 6'1" Belleville East | 2023 IL (Belleville East) Muse put his name on our radar with a nice performance for Belleville East.  The 6’0” lefty two guard always seemed to be around the ball as he had 8 points on a straight line take, three, and some free throws.   Antwine Wilson (Belleville East) Wilson is a 6’3” shooting guard that got on the offensive glass for several put backs.  Also was adept at scoring in the paint through taller defenders in a 11 point outing.   David Douglas David Douglas 6'3" | PG Yorkville Christian | 2023 State IL (Yorkville Christian) Long and lanky small forward flashes in spurts for Yorkville Christian.  Quick to the glass and used his long strides on a couple of takes including a baseline one en route to 9 points.

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