The second annual April Bash kicks off this weekend. Presented by Chosen Few, the event features teams from around the Southwest and the West Coast. The event is the unofficial kick-off to the Spring Live period, as it takes place…
The second annual April Bash kicks off this weekend. Presented by Chosen Few, the event features teams from around the Southwest and the West Coast. The event is the unofficial kick-off to the Spring Live period, as it takes place the week before college coaches are eligible to come out and lay eyes on players. The tournament-style event features both boys’ and girls’ teams ranging from 8U – 17U. This exposure event will feature heavy media coverage, including PrepHoops PrephoopsNext, and highlight company Balldawgs. The event had several talented players including a some big time future prospects, here’s evals for some of the top 2027’s participating in the event.
Stewart is a combo guard with scoring ability. It was pretty easy to identify his signature skill. The guard likes to get downhill and attack the rim. He was more effective going to his right and he did it repeatedly. He showed good offensive skill, finishing with layups and floaters around the rim.
Victor is a promising young big. He was impressive all weekend. He showed a variety of skill including the ability to score with his back to the basket, as well as facing up and driving to the rim. He was one of the best rebounders I saw at the event, grabbing a ton of boards seemingly uncontested.
Humphries was very efficient all weekend. The combo guard seemed to continually make the correct play time and time again. He was at his best when he was attacking the rim, once he got paint touches he made sound decisions either scoring or dropping dimes to cutting teammates.
Imperial is a dynamic PG with terrific floor generalship. Perhaps the most impressive thing about Imperial’s performance was that he did it while playing up against older competition. He plays with a remarkable pace, controlling the tempo of the game when he has the ball in his hands. He scored the ball some, but it was his playmaking that really stood out as the 5’9 PG showed good vision, finding cutters and kicking to teammates after drives.
Brooks was one of the best rebounders at the event. He’s a natural glass cleaner that used a quick 1st and 2nd jump to corral what seemed like every rebound. The long, lean big moves well, showing that he was able to rim run, as well as catch on the move. He finished several buckets around the rim, helping his team to the 14U title.
Damann was one of the best defenders at the event. He displayed terrific instincts jumping passing lanes for steals. He rebounded the ball well, and flashed a nice offensive game, facing up and driving to the rim, as well as showing he can stretch the floor, hitting a few three pointers throughout the weekend. His play helped Team Vegas take home the crown.
Jennings is a massive player with surprisingly nimble feet. He was a matchup nightmare, as the big man faced double and triple teams all weekend. He was able to shield them off however, finishing around the rim through contact rather well. He’ll have to improve his conditioning, however he plays hard, and ran the floor even when it looked like he was fighting fatigue.