We’re back! It’s Circuit Season! The Prephoops Circuit is upon us. I will be covering and providing exposure for the Hustle Region Circuit. The Hustle Region Circuit consists of AAU Programs from California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Colorado,…
We’re back! It’s Circuit Season! The Prephoops Circuit is upon us. I will be covering and providing exposure for the Hustle Region Circuit. The Hustle Region Circuit consists of AAU Programs from California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and New Mexico. The circuit features 10 stops including the Hustle Region Final in Irvine July 15th – 17th. For stop number 8 the circuit returns to Phoenix with the Brawl For The Ball. This deep into circuit season, I thought I had seen every possible prospect, however, these players forced me to take notice. In this article, we take a look at some eye-opening performers from the event.
Thomas Noyes 6’2 CG AZ Unity Tuscon 2025 – Two things impressed me about Noyes, on the court his toughness shone through. Late in a tight game against Prospect Kids, the combo guard took over the game with his rebounding and tough shot-making. The other part that jumped out at me was his size. Noyes is a player with PG skills, who plays bigger than his listed 6’2 height.
Kristopher Fang 5’9 PG EP Matrix 2025 – Fang actually had a couple of eye-opening performances as I liked him a little bit more every time I saw him. His skillset was nice and he made me take notice with his handle and ability to pass the ball. Fang was an accurate dime dropper that consistently set up teammates all weekend.
Jalanie Clemmons 6’2 SG Prospect Kids 2025 – Clemmons is a player that I could not take my eye off this weekend. He has a smooth game and showed off his hops getting good lift on his jump shots. Perhaps the most eye-opening part of his game is his 4.0 GPA, making him one of the most athletic high academic guys at the event.
Sir Livingston 5’11 SG IE Fire Select 2025 – Livingston opened my eyes by thriving in one of the most physical games I’ve ever seen on the circuit. The bully guard gave out his share of bumps and bruises as he barreled his way to the rim to finish. In a game like this, his ability to finish through contact was crucial, as he helped the Select solidify an undefeated weekend.
5’8 CG AZ Gremlins 2025 (featured image) – Smith’s performance alone was eye-opening enough, the fact that he was doing this while splitting time working the clock was even more impressive. He is a quick guard who used his speed to blow by defenders in both halfcourt and transition opportunities. Smith was so good in his last game that he had his opponents pleading for him to pick up his 6th foul, opening eyes to just how valuable he was for his squad.
Cashis Blue 6’2 SF IE FIre Elite 2025 – Blue really opened my eyes this weekend. The Fire were dominant once again this weekend, and Blue was a big reason why. He has a versatile skill set and contributed a little bit of everything to his team. You could find the 6’2 wing scoring in transition, creating plays for teammates, or diving on the floor for 50/50s
Tyrese Garnett 5’10 PG IE Fire Elite 2025 – Much like Blue, Garnett is one of the unsung heroes of the Fire’s successful season. The lefty was nice from the corners, making the corner three at a high rate. He was a terror on the defensive end as well, playing a free safety role in the Fire’s fullcourt pressure defense. The quick PG came up with a bunch of steals and interceptions making him one of the better 3 and D guys I saw.
Daniel Crawford 5’10 SG IE FIre Select 2025 – Quiet as kept, Crawford has had a really good circuit season. This was my first time to see him play a full game in person and I loved him. He has an underrated handle and wraps that around a skill set that includes scoring in transition and making open catch and shoots.
6’4 SF AZ Gremlins 2025 – I kept seeing glimpses of Grier, but what stood out to me was that he was either hitting open threes or getting steals when I did. He showed good defensive instincts jumping passing lanes, and shot the ball at a high level from behind the arc. The wing has good size and was one of the better 3 and D guys I saw.
Andrew Clyburn 6’0 SG IE FIre Select 2025 – I’ve seen a lot of Clyburn, however, what was eye-opening was how much better he has gotten from week to week. This weekend, he looked like one of the most dominant players on the circuit. The wing scored at will and had no problem using his quick hands and instincts to turn offense into defense.