Great Western Summer Classic Recap: Dime Droppers
The Great Western Summer Classic is one of the premier grassroots events in the Western Region. The 4-day showcase event began on Wednesday, June 8th, and concluded on Saturday, June 11th. The event, hosted by recruiting legend Tim Davis, took…
The Great Western Summer Classic is one of the premier grassroots events in the Western Region. The 4-day showcase event began on Wednesday, June 8th, and concluded on Saturday, June 11th. The event, hosted by recruiting legend Tim Davis, took place at various high school gyms in the Salt Lake area and featured boys and girls teams from around the Western Region with age groups ranging from 3rd grade through high school varsity. The event also featured several players with the ability to get their teammates involved. In this article, we take a look at some of the top Dime Droppers from the event.
Dieter Tuitavvki F Think Swish 2028 – Tuitavvyky showed off several skills, but his very best may have been his passing. He showed some nice high post play, delivering quick passes to cutting targets. His ability to deliver crisp, accurate on-time and on-target passes landed him on the dime droppers list.
Caden Miller 5’7 PG ABC Prep 2028 – It was a lot of fun watching Miller play. He brought a flash and energy to the games, showing some terrific offensive skills. His passing stood out the most though, partly because of his willingness, and partly because of his accuracy. The 5’7 playmaker showed the ability to deliver passes from a variety of arm angles and both stationary and while on the move. His combination of these skills made him one of the top dime droppers and players I saw during the week.
Kenyon Wright G Cashe Valley 2028 – Not every pass needs to be flashy, so I admired Wright’s ability to make the simple pass. The guard showed good unselfishness and team skills moving the ball to open teammates. Wright’s best skill was his ability to get the ball out of his hands quickly to allow teammates to play in rhythm.
Tate Wright G Wasatch 2026 – I didn’t get a height on Wright, but he looked like a player with good size for the position. He was unselfish and made quick decisions showing a good understanding of offensive team basketball. He set up several players by just utilizing hit aheads and the extra pass.
Troy Kaufusi 5’7 PG CDE 2027 (featured image) – Kaufusi was one of the last prospects I saw during the week, but he may have been one of the best. He is a cerebral floor general that has an advanced offensive skill set that includes a good handle. His best skill without a doubt is his passing which was borderline elite. His passing ability is a legit weapon, as he was accurate with pocket passes as well as delivering dimes out of set plays. The PG has good blow-by ability and is dangerous once he gets into the paint.
Boston Driscol F Cashe Valley 2028 – Cashe Valley plays with an overall team concept, and Driscol’s passing fit right in. The forward did a good job of moving the basketball and showed the ability to hit teammates with timely passes while doing it. Driscol’s unselfishness, IQ and accuracy earned him a spot on the list.