April Bash Recap: Young Guns
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. The class of 2029 and younger featured some promising prospects. Here’s a look at some Young Guns from the event.
March is a good active young player. He competed hard, and showed that games can be impacted without necessarily scoring the ball. He played strong defense and used a good quick second jump to grab several rebounds in the game I watched.
Brown was one of the most exciting players at the event. The PG played with confidence, and a handle. He was able to use his wiggle to get to his spots on the floor, and showed good shooting mechanics, knocking down college range threes in every game I saw him play.
Jones was a nice jitterbug PG. He played with good ball speed, showing the abiltiy to go end to end with his strong hand. He impressed me with his passing, making a few bounce passes off the move that resulted in layups for his team.
Cuello is another Las Vegas Middle School Alum. He has improved a lot since I first saw him at the camp. The PG has major wiggle, showing the ability to seperate from his defender, off the bounce. He shot it well from outside, knocking down several three point buckets throughout the weekend, showing legit range out to the college three.
I have a feeling, Davis if going to become a fixture on the mixtape scene. The 9 year old, has elite offensive skill for a player his age. His abilty to shoot, dribble and pass, grades out in the high 90’s for all three skill sets. He displayed some nice COD’s including a lightning quick crossover, and nifty between the legs escape dribble. As if that wasn’t enough, he had one of the tightest Euro’s I saw all weekend.
Hawkins is another LVMS alumni that showed out this weekend. Love to watch the development of players and his was as exciting as any. He was effective around the bucket, grabbing offensive rebounds for putbacks, as well as finishing in transition. I was also impressed with his 1 v 1 game, as the forward showed some slashing ability, getting by defenders in the half court.
I really like the upside of Carr. It’s pretty easy to recoginze his size when he’s out there on the floor, however he also has a lot of skills. He was one of the best rebounders I saw, routinely fighting off two or three players to corral the ball off the glass. He was a dedicated rim runner, who flashed a few nice post moves throughout the weekend.