April Bash Recap: 2027 Evals Part 2
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 some big time future prospects, in a follow-up to 2027 Evals Part 1, here are evals for some more of the top 2027’s participating in the event.
I couldn’t get a height on Howard, however he played more of a hybrid forward role. He impressed me and perhaps his future HS head coach, showing some good two way play. The 8th graded displayed some sound defensive instincts, stepping over to take a charge, then following up by knocking down a few shots on the other end.
A long, lean forward, Miller played well in the game I saw. He displayed good shooting mechanics, proving to be a sniper from the corner. The sharpshooter has a natural release, and is consistent with his form. He knocked down three three’s in the game I saw.
Broxie is a uniquely talented forward with a lot of upside. At first glance he’s a big strong brusier that simply overpowers players for rebounds, however he displayed some really good fluidity this weekend. Broxie was able to drive downhill, as well as move laterally on defense, as well and when pursuing rebounds. He has strong hands, and showed a good understanding of low post basketball.
Another hybrid forward type, Parker overpowers players around the basket. He showed good agility this weekend rim, running, cathing and finishing. He has good explosion on his first jump and used it to beat opponents to rebounds. He scored quite a bit of his buckets around the rim on offensive putbacks.
Webb has that look of a player ready to threaten for a top 10 spot when the first 2027 rankings come out. The lefty plays with excellent pace, controlling the tempo with his ballhandling and playmaking. He showed he has a nice COD game, including using crossovers, and between the legs dribbles to seperate and get by defenders. Overall he plays the game with almost a quiet confidence that makes him different from his peers.
Robinson is an active forward that displayed several offensive skills throughout the event. He showed good competitive toughness, knocking down a cold blooded three in the game I was watching. He also displayed a pretty solid face up game beating opponents on dribble drives to the rim.
No high motor team for this event but if I had one Mosby would be on it. He played a little D, and sacrified his body for the team, diving on the ground to secure a handful of 50/50 balls. He also contributed on the offensive end, getting out and finishing in transition on several occasions.