It’s always fun to look into the future and these 2025s paint a nice picture of what’s to come. Many of them have already shown the impact they can have at the high school level while some are sure to get their opportunities next season. Here are a few of the standouts from the class of 2025 at the Bigfoot Las Vegas Live event.
(2025) | 5’8 | PG | Arlington | Seattle Select
Martin is crafty on both ends of the floor. He’s got the natual instincts to be a pickpocket on defense, getting those back-taps on-ball and picking the right time to leave his man and get a backside steal off a ballhandler. He’s not very big but man, he works hard and in their game against Team Dean 1 his man could not get by him. Martin is a smart enough player to contribute in any way he’s needed.
(2025) | 6’3 | PG | Anacortes | Seattle Select
Here is a smooth player that you just can’t let get near the key. Once Fogel gets a foot in the paint it’s pretty much a bucket. He’s got a great turnaround shot from in there and his length helps him finish at the rim. He puts moves together easily as he’s finding his way through the defense and is a bucket getter. He’s still working on that outside shot but he’s shown it’s coming around.
Michael McDonald (2025) | 6’0 | CG | Mercer Island | Team Dean
McDonald has the potential offensively to be a smart, second scoring option. He showed the ability to lead the way breaking the press and once he’s through it he can get to the hoop or spot up for the three. He put together a nice array of moves, from head fakes to step backs, that demonstrated good patience and footwork. He’s got a good head too, sliding in to take charges on defense and running his fair share of point on the offensive end.
(2025) | 6’2 | SG | Columbia Burbank | JDub Club
This 16U JDub Club squad was a fun watch. They have a few lanky athletes, some smaller, super quick guards, and then there’s Frimodt. He brings a multi-dimensional attack that is very unique. He’s a big, strong kid who can barrel inside using a combo of strength and finesse to finish at the hoop. He can knock down the three with regularity, and he’s got great vision and playmaking ability.
Shale Smith (2025) | 6’0 | SG | O’Dea | EBC
This player is a pure shooter. His shot is the same every time, with a soft flick of the wrist the ball jumps out of his hands and he showed he’s got easy range as well. He went 4/6 from downtown against Peak Basketball to help his team end the weekend with a win. He wasn’t just making shots either, they were going clean through, nothing but net. Smith did all of his damage off the catch and shoot, and if he’s got just a little space he’s going to likely knock it down.
Hansen Fan (2025) | 6’0 | CG | Liberty | EBC
Fan is a stout little guard who knows how to create contact going to the rim and draw fouls. He’s got a nice looking shot from distance too that he can hit even with close defense. He made a few key plays late in their last game to help EBC eek out a win. Fan also showed he’s willing to do the dirty work, diving for loose balls and putting in the effort defensively.
Liam Kelly (2025) | 6’0 | CG | Seattle Prep | EBC
Kelly handled much of the point responsibilities for EBC but he looks more like an off guard that can create. He was the main incitor for EBC, getting to the rim and creating motion in the offense. A lot of their offense seemed to stagnate moving the ball around the arc but Kelly was the one to get things moving, drawing defenders to help on his drives, and opening up space for teammates. For a large portion of the game, it was his attacking mindset that lead the way.