Watching all the top talented middle school action this weekend in Wichita Kansas, here are a few players that stood out with their stellar play on both ends of the floor. From highlight reels to doing the dirty work, these…
Watching all the top talented middle school action this weekend in Wichita Kansas, here are a few players that stood out with their stellar play on both ends of the floor. From highlight reels to doing the dirty work, these players are a must-watch whenever they step on the court.
Jayden Araujo- Jayden is a complete package when it comes to having guard play. He is a no-brainer for the all-tournament team because of his outstanding playmaking ability and his impact on winning. From his no-look passes in transition to his shooting ability or leadership, you can count on Araujo to bring something every game.
Brian Graham- Brian, the lefty has a smooth game with raw potential. He shows tons of flashes of what he could be when you watch him play, just a glimpse of him doing a right-to-left crossover that gets him into his fadeaway shot going to his strong side. Simple plays like that put in your head what he could be in the next few years if he continues to develop.
Jalen Batiste- Jalen is probably ahead of his team with what he wants to do with the game and hasn’t scratched the surface. He looks to get downhill and finish through traffic or he can step out and shoot the 3 with no hesitation. Batiste is surrounded by a ton of talented players but he is without a doubt the head of the snake.
Charlie Oakman- Oakman, the big man for HOH is your hybrid big. Known to play on the block and get his double-double recently recording 16 points and 12 rebounds, there’s no doubt that he can step out and shoot the jump shot or drive to finish using his offhand. With his unorthodox game, you will for sure hear about him in the years to come with the impact he makes on the game.
Davion Anderson- When you talk about shifty guards who play with a lot of swagger you cant leave out Davion on the list. What you might call over dribbling or iso ball, Anderson calls it getting in his rhythm. Watching him play be careful guarding him when he has the ball. His tight handle and ability to get you on his heels are game-changers because you can almost expect a combo along the lines of a double behind the back with a pull with no extra dribble leaving the crowd speechless.