The last dance is the final event the Prep Hoops Circuit is hosting this summer and there has been a lot to be excited about this weekend in Chicago. In this article I’m going to be breaking down the standout…
The last dance is the final event the Prep Hoops Circuit is hosting this summer and there has been a lot to be excited about this weekend in Chicago. In this article I’m going to be breaking down the standout 2023 performers I saw at Supreme Courts.
6'3" | SG
Steel Valley | 2023
, 6’2 SG Western Pa Pride: Valentine is an athletic freak with five dunks in the first half including a 360 and reverse. Valentine also shot it well from the outside, pulled up multiple times with defenders in his face and still knocked it down. Valentine was also creating havoc on defense by getting steals when he would jump passing lanes. Valentine was dominant on the court and while he has an offer from South Alabama, I wouldn’t be surprised if more schools came calling soon.
Nic Smith Nic Smith 6'0" | SG Whitnall | 2023 State WI , 6’0 SG Wisconsin Playground Club: Smith did a bit of everything between scoring, passing, rebounding and excellent defense. While he might not post stats that fill up the box score, his impact was obvious when watching him play. I thought he was a great complimentary piece to his team and was a big reason why they remained competitive for so long.
Seon Betton Seon Betton 6'4" | SF Mater Academy | 2023 FL , 6’4 SF Team Strive Elite: Betton was one of the biggest players on the court and used his size to grab rebounds in crowded paint area. Betton was also athletic in transition and made some mid-range shots in the half-court. His team cruised to a victory and
Mikel Biton, 6’3 SF Team Strive Elite: Biton shot it well from the outside, especially the corners where he knocked down multiple 3-pointers. Bitton was also finding ways to score in transition, and he knocked down a high percentage of his foul shots. With Betton and Biton, Team Strive Elite has some impressive prospects.
John Kinzler, 6’1 SG Ignite Hoops 2023 White: Kinzler made shots from the outside and moved well without the ball in his hands. Kinzler’s entire team was unselfish and worked to get open shots. Kinzler also had a sweet no look pass in the lane for a layup, showing his ability to distribute as well.