The East Coast was well represented last weekend with some of the top players in each respective state competing. 2 of the Top 12 2023 prospects in Virginia as well as some of Pennsylvania and West Virginia’s top players all…
The East Coast was well represented last weekend with some of the top players in each respective state competing. 2 of the Top 12 2023 prospects in Virginia as well as some of Pennsylvania and West Virginia’s top players all performed well in one of the biggest events so far this AAU season.
Dellquan Warren Dellquan Warren 6'1" | CG Keystone Athletic Academy | 2024 State #87 Nation PA 6’1 PG (2024) Wildcat Select (Erie First Christian Academy)
Warren played up a grade competing in 17U action for Wildcat Select. The lefty PG demonstrated why he is one of the better prospects in Pennsylvania with his speed and wits. Very quick handle and likes to play up-tempo when capable. Shifty passer that finds ways to get the ball into the right person’s hands at any given time. At times Warren allowed frustration to settle in, but his skills are simply advanced and he fits right in with the 17U pace and physicality.
Carter Lang Carter Lang 6'9" | C St. Anne's Belfield | 2023 State #199 Nation VA 6’9 PF (2023) Team Loaded-VA (St. Anne Belfield)
I really liked what I saw out of Lang against Wildcat Select. He was one of the few prospects that excelled in pick-and-roll action. Set solid picks and got off the screen quick enough to allow space for an open pass. Agile for a guy his size and hedged the ball screens defensively while having the quickness to recover. Moved exceptionally well for a 6’9 big and saw his stock rise in my opinion.
Davin Cosby Jr Davin Cosby Jr 6'5" | CG Word of God | 2023 #111 Nation NC 6’5 SG (2023) Team Loaded-VA (Benedictine)
Cosby plays bigger than he looks for Team Loaded. Standing 6’5 is in no way a bad trait, but Cosby simply plays like he’s got an extra 3 inches to work with on the glass. Rebounded the ball exceptionally well for a guard and impressed me specifically with his vertical and clean up around the rim. Can step out and knock down the perimeter shots additionally and looks to be a rather versatile guard.
Xavier Brown Xavier Brown 6'2" | PG Jamestown | 2022 State VA 6’2 PG (2022) Team Loaded-VA (Jamestown)
Brown was one of a few unsigned 2022s playing last weekend and did a good job performing against a good backcourt in Wildcat Select. Brown looks like he has springs in his shoes with his vertical play. While his athleticism was on full display, I really liked Brown’s intangibles as a leader. Very vocal on the defensive end and communicates both on-ball and in help-side. Took a vital charge changing the momentum while contributing offensively as well.
Blake Barkley Blake Barkley 6'8" | PF University | 2022 State WV 6’8 SF (2022) Wildcat Select (University)
Barkley was another unsigned 2022 that used the Adidas weekend to hopefully build his stock. At 6’8, Barkley has scholarship height and showed some flair to his game against highly touted Midwest Basketball Club. Possesses a nice arsenal on offense as he can stretch the floor out on the perimeter or be a force on the inside. Pulled a nice up and under at one point and controlled the pace with his play.
Dillon Tingler Dillon Tingler 6'7" | SF Huntington Prep | 2024 WV 6’7 SG (2024) Wildcat Select (Hurricane)
Tingler might be the most intriguing prospect I watched due to his play and youth. The 6’7 SG played exceptionally well off the ball in the game I watched and brought a good arsenal to the table. Mainly contributed as a ball handler on the perimeter and off-ball shooting threat. Patient in his decision making and smart. I love his size for a guard and think he could be a prospect worth following out of West Virginia as he continues to develop.