Kingz and Queenz of the City: Pool Play Top 6 Standouts
Grassroots season is here and that means hoopers on1y. The Phoenix based company has established itself as one of the premier youth basketball companies on the West Coast. They kicked off the Spring season with their signature event the Kingz…
Grassroots season is here and that means hoopers on1y. The Phoenix based company has established itself as one of the premier youth basketball companies on the West Coast. They kicked off the Spring season with their signature event the Kingz and Queenz of the City tournament which features teams from throughout the west region. First two days featured pool play as teams vied for seeding. Here’s a look at some of the standouts from Pool Play.
The Vegas kid played well in Arizona. He did some volume shooting, but showed the ability to be a tough shot maker. He has good positional size, and was able to effortlessly shoot it from deep behind the NBA three point line.
The Skyriders always have guys and Patel looked like he could be next. He showed an intelligent offensive game. The rangy wing time and time again got into the lane using a solid in between game to shoot and make a bunch of 10 – 15 foot shots.
one of the first prospects I spotted was Robinson. He hit an opponent with a cold crossover right as I was walking into the gym. He continued to display some an advanced 1 v 1 handle along with big time wiggle. On a talented Up Tempo squad he may have been their best potential prospect.
I love Dawgs and Carter has canine in his DNA. He was good on the offensive end showing off an array of finishing moves, but it was the defensive end where he impresses. He genuinely wanted to defend the other teams best player and was good both on ball and playing the passing lanes.
Despite being one of the biggest players on the floor, Mychackavane showed some of the most skill. The faceup four man was terrific showing the ball before getting his shoulders by defenders and finishing at the rim. It’s rare that you find a standout in a loss, but the class of 2027 forward finished with 32 points to keep his team in the game.
I stay around the gym to find guys like this. Haslerig was marvelous. The 6’3 wing showed PG type handles shaking and baking past opponents. I’m sure he missed a shot, but I didn’t see it. The scoring wing was good from behind the arc and displayed the ability to knock down the pull up jumper. Considering that his coach said he couldn’t dribble or shoot a year ago, he looks like a definite prospect to keep an eye on.