With a few games in the books the scoring has really gone up and although some teams did not score many points there were players that took over and put up some impressive numbers. There was one player in particular that not only went off but he did it on a high level platform. The platform really makes the difference as he was scoring against a team that is nationally recognized that will play a national schedule. Here are the prospects that had themselves a feast and picked up wins.
Lets get it started off right. The pace that Max has been playing at has been something else. Max was running up the floor and getting open looks and he finds ways to get to the rim. There was a stretch against Bishop Walsh were he hit 4-three-pointers in a row. and he was just a bucket, especially in the second half. Although it didn’t seem like it he had 17 going into the half and he came out gunning. Max set the bar at 44 points and against some dudes not scrubs, keep that in mind.
Quentin is another player that made so many people oooh and ahhh as he was showcasing why he is an elite PG. Quentin squared off against Pleasant Grove and they had different covers and defensive shifts against him but he found a way. He had 23 points and made 4 three-pointers. He almost had a dunk fall for him late in the game as he attacked the left wing and elevated above the rim but it rimed out. Quentin had player switch on him and he was hitting long three’s over 6’6 + players all night as the defense was switching. Should be a fun year for him.
Maddux had himself a game. Not only did he take down a team that has talent but he carved them up. 27 points and the win as this 5A vs. 6A showdown was not suppose to be close on paper but. Hillcrest sent a message and they were down a starter but Maddux was scoring at will all over the floor. Hillcrest will likely get a few more games like this from him and maybe some more tough gritty wins as well.
Mekhi took over in one of the games that we tabbed to be a prime time game and the team that we had favored to win Region 1 took a big win home and Mekhi scored 23 points and was on fire from deep as well. Mekhi has improved over the last year and he is showcasing it on the floor and it is producing wins. Layton is no joke.
One of the top players in the Class of 2026 showed why that is as he had himself a monster game against a good small school program. Dean is a stretch wing that can do damage inside and out and he had himself a big night to open his high school career dropping 24 points and was all over the boards. This is just the beginning.