Collision In The Vile: 13U/12U All-Tournament Teams
13U All-Tournament Team Jax Sharum HEIGHT 5'10" POS N/A CLASS 2028 Jax Sharum School: Tulsa, OK Club: Southwestern United Jax Sharum had such a spectacular weekend that he made it abundantly clear why he’s one of the top prospect in…
13U All-Tournament Team
Jax Sharum had such a spectacular weekend that he made it abundantly clear why he’s one of the top prospect in Oklahoma’s 2028 class. Not only was Sharum the most complete player out there but he was also by far the most dangerous shot creator in the 13U division. His electrifying style of play made the game easy for everyone on the floor as he continuously produced game-changing plays just about every time he touched the ball. Everything on the offensive end went through Jax first, whether he was facilitating or shooting he carried the scoring load throughout the entire weekend. This floor general had a game where he was responsible for Southwestern United’s first 24 points by either scoring or passing in transition or after setting up shot in the halfcourt, Jax also produced over 6 steals in that first half by staying aggressive and aware in the passing lanes. Jax Sharum completely controlled games on both sides of the ball from beginning to end often setting the tone after the tipoff with a strong downhill attack or a quick pull-up three-pointer. He took advantage of the defense sitting below the perimeter, displaying unlimited shooting range as he drilled shots with consistent textbook shooting mechanics off the catch and off the dribble. Sharum looked as if he’s becoming a master of creating his own shot. He came well-equipped with an extremely quick and explosive bag of counter combo dribbles. His instincts were high level often showing the wherewithal to spin when a defender reaches, and keep a low dribble when penetrating through traffic. This kid’s quickness and quick-thinking made beating traps and breaking pressure defenses look easy at times. He proved to be an elite bucket getter in space due to his elusiveness while pushing the ball up the floor in transition before scoring with one of his many creative and acrobatic finishes at the rim. In the halfcourt, Jax has an incredible ability to change pace, direction, stop on a dime mid-stride, or initiate contact on the dribble without losing speed or control of the ball which allowed him to touch any spot he pleased and draw fouls consistently. As a predominately right-handed ball-handler, Sharum was at his best going left, giving him a easier pull-up jumper and the ability to use the entire halfcourt to create driving angles and shots for others.
Sharpshooter, Press Taylor was prepared to put up a shot at all times, if he wasn’t not accounted for by the time he crossed halfcourt a shot was going up and in. Taylor showed a lot of upside as a shooting specialist, he excelled at playing off the ball and scoring off of the catch, his release was effortless, and he scored in bunches from beyond the arc whenever he got hot. Press Taylor has been a continuous standout on the NEXT circuit and this past weekend was no different.
PJ Robinson put on stellar performances has he helped lead We R One to the championship. He did it all, he was active on the glass, scoring from the inside out, and keeping everyone inbolved with his precise ability to drive and kick. In the second-half’s of play and when the game was on the line, Robinson shined brightest. He took matters into his own hands and used his powerful dribble penetrating skills to get to the rack and draw foul calls. PJ played with a winner’s mentality and fought until the bitter end, his on court leadership spoke volumes.