Posted On: 05/21/22 10:22 AM

This past weekend I attended the Stage Act III at the Open Gym Premier in Anaheim, CA.  

 

Here were some of the 2024-26 standouts from the weekend:

2024

Donovan Beard Donovan Beard 6'1" | PG Dobson | 2024 State AZ Dobson (AZ Prime 16)

A long lead guard ran the show for his team. He displayed a craftiness on offense whether to set up his own shot or looking for teammates. He plays with a demeanor well beyond his years.

Jai Anthoni Bearden Jai Anthoni Bearden 6'6" | PF Sunnyslope | 2024 State AZ Kellis (Compton Magic 16)

The athletic wing showed that he has been working on his offensive game as he had double figures in every game. He hit shots from a variety of spots and ran the lanes with his normal high energy

Nick Sanford Nick Sanford 6'1" | SG Brophy College Prep | 2024 AZ Brophy Prep (AZ Prime 16)

A big bodied guard was knocking down 3’s from deep and knew how to use his body. He was not shying away from contact and at times initiating it.

 

2025

Koa Peat Koa Peat 6'7" | SF Perry | 2025 State AZ Perry (Compton Magic 17)

Arguably the top player in the country in his class and he showed why in the Showcase Division of the Stage Act 3. When he got rebounds he

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