Rumble Recap: 7th Grade Backcourt Stars (Pt. 2)
Winter Haven, Fla. — Coverage of the top backcourt performers in the seventh-grade division at Rumble Under The Palms concludes with another in-depth look at five additional prospects from the Class of 2026 that made a positive impression at the…
Winter Haven, Fla. — Coverage of the top backcourt performers in the seventh-grade division at Rumble Under The Palms concludes with another in-depth look at five additional prospects from the Class of 2026 that made a positive impression at the inaugural event with outstanding individual showings…
Dhani Miller | Clermont, FL | Class of 2026
Miller provided a spark for the Florida Vipers (FL) on the final day of Rumble Under The Palms, twice scoring 25 points in a pair of Sunday games against CLT1 Sports (NC) and Powerhouse Bulls (FL). The 5-foot-10 seventh-grader played with pace and poise beyond his years and was a strong finisher in the lane while also proving to be a reliable perimeter jump shooter. The son of Montverde Academy (FL) associate head coach, Rae Miller, the Class of 2026 guard is currently one of the more talented backcourt prospects from the state of Florida at his grade level and will clearly have the environment and resources necessary to continue improving.
Eric Noblin | Orlando, FL | Class of 2026
It appears the 5-foot-2 lead guard will be a late-bloomer physically but he already manages to impact game action tremendously. Among the Class of 2026 leaders in three-point makes at Rumble Under The Pams, Noblin brings quickness and shotmaking ability to the floor, and displayed excellent vision and passing touch off the bounce. Following a difficult opening day, the diminutive floor general and his P2 Ballers (FL) teammates showed resiliency, bouncing back with a 2-0 record on Sunday while capturing the bronze division title. The Central Florida native was rewarded as an honorable mention All-Tournament selection based on his play.
Drake Sandi | Weston, FL | Class of 2026
A versatile backcourt prospect, Sandi was one of the more consistent performers during the Rumble Under The Palms tournament, scoring in double-figures in each of his team’s five games while leading Miami Top Risers (FL) to a winning record on the weekend. Champions of the seventh-grade silver division, Sandi was named an honorable mention All-Tournament selection, and his ability to make winning plays with the ball in his hands was evident throughout the event. A steady ball-handling presence for his club, the South Florida resident competed with confidence, and was constantly in attack mode on offense.
Braysen Stockman | Columbia, SC | Class of 2026
The son of former Mr. Basketball for the state of Ohio turned NCCAA National Coach of the Year, Tony Stockman, the younger Stockman is a chip off the old block. A 5-foot-10 guard capable of playing either position in the backcourt, Stockman averaged double figures in the scoring column during Rumble Under The Palms while also managing ball-handling duties for his Carolina Underdogs (SC) club. Although his squad had hoped for a more successful weekend overall, Stockman’s individual performances culminated in a 3rd Team All-Tournament nod, and he proved to be one of the revelations in the seventh-grade division.
Kareem Willmore | St. Cloud, FL | Class of 2026
Another candidate among the top breakout backcourt prospects at Rumble Under The Palms, Willmore steadied the Powerhouse Bulls (FL) seventh-grade squad throughout the weekend, operating as the club’s primary facilitator but also serving as the most consistent scorer for the group. He began the tournament with a 14 point outing against the Carolina Stars (NC), and while his team suffered a one-point loss, Willmore was the most impactful individual performer on the court. His ability to create for himself in addition to making plays for others off the dribble were critical elements to the success of his team for the duration of the event.
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