April Bash Recap: 2028 Bigs and Wings
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 also featured several exciting wing and interior players. In this article, we take a look at the top c/o 2028 bigs and wings from the event.
Woods has a good frame, and showed a motor. The 7th grader was active on both sides of the ball. He was able to get downhill, finishing his transition layups with his strong hand and he also used his length to cause defelections on the other end.
Hooks is an Alumni of the LV Middle School Combine, and this weekend he showed his development. He showed off several strong offensive skills, including the ability to drive and shoot the basketball. He competed hard, attacking the rim and finishing with his strong hand several time in the game I saw.
Washington impressed with his energy and effort in the quick glimpse I saw of him. the rangy forward used a quick first jump to clean the glass, and showed good agility and defensive instincts. Washington was one of the better rebounders I saw during the event, using his signature skill to score off several putbacks.
Malone is an intriguing prospect with a lot of upside. The long forward moves well, showing the ability to sprint rim to rim. He’s raw, but his length and agility allow him to defend as well as rebound the ball at a solid level.
Brandon Anderson JR
Brandon Anderson JR
I really enjoyed watching Anderson compete this weekend. The lefty has a smooth game, and almost looks like he’s gliding rather than running. He was at his best playing downhill in half court sets, and getting out and finishing in transition.
I wasn’t able to get a height on Webster, but he has decent size. He was one of the better defenders I saw, as he showed the ability to stay in front of ballhandlers, and battle on the interior. His hustle and effort led him to being one of the best 50/50 ball winners at the event.