Although the cancellation of the Alabama Association of Basketball Coaches top 100 camp isn’t the result any basketball fan wanted, The Prep Hoops community wanted to celebrate these talented hoopers and continue showing talent around the state. So, here is…
Although the cancellation of the Alabama Association of Basketball Coaches top 100 camp isn’t the result any basketball fan wanted, The Prep Hoops community wanted to celebrate these talented hoopers and continue showing talent around the state. So, here is the first installment of the top 100 countdown- A daily series to keep you abreast of the upcoming hoopers that are making an impact!
5’7 PG (2023)–Greenville
Mallory is a pound-for-pound one of the best scorers in the state. He can simply take over games with an elite skill level despite consistently being the smallest man on the court. Mallory makes up for what he lacks in size, skill, will, and fearlessness. With limitless range on his shot, Mallory forces defenders to guard far beyond the three-point line- which opens up his drive game where he displays a quick/ tight handle that can break down defenders at a snap of the finger. Once he beats his defenders, he can get to his floater or battle inside and finish over the trees in the paint.
Tyler Thomas 6’6 PF/SF (2023)–Cottage Hill
Thomas is an athletic big that shows nuance on the offensive end. Shows the ability to space the floor as a solid shooter off the catch and can run off screens. However, he is one of the better mid-post players in the state. He shows a deep bag of post hop steps, fadeaways, jump hooks, and drop steps- making him a dominant force in the paint. Thomas is also a threat off ball. He slashes to the basket with strength and always seems to finish with authority.
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— Tyler Thomas (@TWThomas2023) February 2, 2022
Tyson Sexton 6’5 SG/PG (2023)–Scottsboro
Sexton is a sharpshooting combo guard with one of the prettiest shooting motions in the state. With great elevation, a swift release, and solid follow-through, Sexton can shoot with the best of them. Rather it’s on the catch or off the dribble he’s proven to be a knock down shooter. Shows an ability to make plays for others as a secondary ball-handler and initiate the offense at a solid level. Defensively Sexton has the size and athleticism to guard 1-3 effectively and force opponents into tough shots.
6’5 CG @_tysonsexton played extremely well this past weekend. High percentage 3 point shooter who can flat out catch 🔥 at anytime. Great midrange presence as well. Lead the team in scoring in the second game going 4/5 from 3 with 17pts vs All in Athletics.
.@UAH_MBB @UAB_MBB pic.twitter.com/piuXXa6jfK
— Team Carroll PREMIER 17u ~ 1x National Champions🏆 (@Carroll2023) April 16, 2022
6’4 SF/SG (2023)–Sparkman
Hawkins is an elite slasher with some of the best athleticism the state has to offer. As a rangy wing, Hawkins’s elite first step and straight-line speed make him a paint beast in both transition and the half-court. When at the rim, he’s liable to put someone on a poster. His vertical explosion allows him to have an extended launching pad and play above the rim as a lob threat and cutter. This athleticism and his relentless mindset make Hawkins a dominant force on the court. He simply won’t be denied when attacking the rim and willingly takes on contact throughout the game to get to the line and covert on these free throw opportunities.
— Will Hawkins (@_williamhawkins) February 17, 2022
6’3 SG/PG(2023)–Vestavia Hills
Miller is a premier scorer in the state. With an elite range from deep, he’s a deadly shooter off the bounce and the catch, allowing him to get into his drive game. He plays well off of hesitations, head fakes, change of speed moves, and counters- forcing the defense always to be guessing and be on their heels. This craftiness also extends to his iso game, where he can create space with his crossover and sidestep moves. Though he is a perimeter-based player, Miller is athletic enough to finish strong around the paint and has slithery agility enabling him to make acrobatic layups. In addition to his scoring, Miller is a high-end playmaker who can throw accurate full-court passes and get his teammates easy buckets off of misses. He also is adept at the drop pass when breaking down defenses, making him a complete offensive weapon.
— Win Miller (@winmiller04) May 10, 2021