The criteria for what makes a player noteworthy can vary depending on the context and the perspectives of different individuals. Generally, noteworthy basketball players are those who have achieved a high level of success, made significant contributions to their teams,…
The criteria for what makes a player noteworthy can vary depending on the context and the perspectives of different individuals. Generally, noteworthy basketball players are those who have achieved a high level of success, made significant contributions to their teams, or have gained recognition in tournaments/events.
In this article, we are looking 26 ballers that have played well this spring on the AAU scene. We have a great group of players in this article that you will want to read about. There are players from the 2027 class all the way up to the 2024 class.
Noteworthy Ballers from ND
(2025) |6’2 G| Pack 2024
He plays up an age group and is still a STUD. Austin has shown the ability to completely take over games. He does not get many breaks and is a well-conditioned athlete. Dre’ is a problem on both sides of the ball. Austin creates a ton when he has the ball in his hands. He gets to the bucket at will and can handle contact. He is great at creating space to get off his pretty mid-range J. Austin can also stroke the 3-ball.
(2026) |5’10 G| Pack 2026
He is an all-around baller. Artie never takes plays off. Carlow is skilled and he can produce from all three levels. Artie has sneaky handles and a nice scoring touch. He can heat up quickly and his range goes well beyond the high school 3-point arc.
(2026) |6’7 PF| 3ND 2025
He plays with both 3ND Hoops Fam and ND Phenom. Larson is a beast and his motor never stops. Bennett makes everyone’s life easier when he is on the court. He is often doubled in the post and has proved to be an unselfish passer. Larson always crushes on the glass. With 3ND he plays up an age group and has been impressive vs. bigger/older players. He scores with a soft touch and has been a force in the paint. Larson has also been scoring from mid-range at a nice clip. On defense, he has been dominant. The BIG Miner blocks shots and controls the boards. He is #1 in the 2026 class for a good reason.
(2024) |6’1 G| ECI 17U Selects
He is great on the defensive end of the floor. It is difficult to get the ball past his on-ball defense. Duffield’s finishing at the rim is second to none. Bohden has a variety of finishes and his ability to hit tough shots is a reason he is playing very well right now. Duffield is a player to watch this summer.
(2025) |6’5 F| Sanford Sports UA 2025
He has proved to be a high-motor player. His energy causes problems for his opponents. Loria’s shooting has been a pleasant surprise. He is one of the top three-point shooters on his team. Loria was been really good at getting to the rim with his athleticism.
(2026) |6’2 G| ECI 15U Prospects
He has been an unsung hero for his ECI squad. Aldinger does all the little things that coaches love. Braylon is a BIG wing that gets tough assignments on defense. He fights for boards and is producing on the glass. He is a high-percentage shooter. Braylon is a good ball handler and passer against pressure. Aldinger has been a coaches dream and is excelling in his role.
(2027) |6′ G| ND Phenom 15U
He played with MN Comets this past weekend and Brooks put on a show dunking the ball. He exploded off two feet and SLAMMED with 2 hands. Bakko made it look effortless. 8th-grade PG’s are not supposed to be able to jump like that! When playing with Phenom, Bakko has shown that he is a big point of attack guard. He can do everything on the floor. He scores from every level, is great at catch-n-shoot, has an awesome mid-range game, and can elevate over defenders. Bakko has an amazing feel for the game, he knows when to cut, relocate, and can finish athletically with both hands at the rim. He takes pride in his defense and picks up full court. He gets blocks, steals, and deflections. He rebounds at a high rate and fuels the fastbreak. His mentality is everything that you want in a PG. Brooks plays at his own pace, is always under control, and his assist-to-TO ratio is always positive.
& (2026) |6’3 G| Bears Tail Basketball 15U 3SGB
They are leading the team on both ends of the floor. The Bears Tail brothers space the floor and move the ball. Most of the time they are over-passing. They are extremely unselfish. Brylee and Rylee defend the best players and they create TO’s. They use their length to get deflections and rebounds.
(2025) |6’5 F| Bears Tail Basketball 17U 3SGB
He is becoming a leader for this Bears Tail team. He has been productive on both ends of the floor. Everyone loves a two-way player! Deng’s 3-point shooting has really improved. This keeps the defense honest and it opens things up for him to attack off the bounce. Deng is spectacular at getting to and finishing at the rim. He is super athletic, bouncy, and strong with the ball.
(2024) |6’1 G| D1 MN 2024 3SSB
He was named First Team All-Tournament for Battle at the Lakes. Schafer was a SNIPER all weekend at Wayzata. Isaiah was pouring in the triples and he once again showed that he is a pure shooter. Schafer has shot the ball hot all spring. He knocks down shots off the dribble & bounce, and his range goes way deep. Schafer is a bucket, he also has polished ball skills. College coaches better be taking a serious look Schafer’s way.
(2024) |6’3 G| Sanford Sports UA 2024
He has been a human highlight reel this spring. Jeremiah has had some CRAZY dunks. He does not just get up, Sem posterizes people! At Stomping Grounds, Jeremiah had a wild WHAM (see video above). At Battle at the Lakes, he had many other impressive slams. He also shot it scalding hot, Sem was 7/7 from 3-point land in the win over Fury. Jeremiah was named to First Team All-Tournament for Battle at the Lakes. He has also picked up scholarship offers from UND and A&M Commerce.
(2025) |6’2 G| 3ND 2025
I saw him first-hand at Stomping Grounds and Helm was a standout. He finds ways to impact the offense by being crafty and efficient off the dribble. Kaiden jump shots from mid-range have been falling at a high rate. He has also shot well from beyond the arc. Helm gets to the rim, draws fouls, and he puts an immense amount of pressure on the defense. Being a Minot kid, he is also tough on defense.
(2024) |5’10 G| Pack 2024
He had a very nice weekend at Battle at the Lakes and was a Top Performer. Keetan is a full-court threat. He loves to get up and defend for 94-feet. Eagle is undersized but he gets the job done on the glass. He scores from three levels at a high rate. Keetan can get smoking hot and change the game from beyond the arc.
(2026) |6’1 G| J Sizzle Gold
He is a natural shooter with great form and touch. Earlier this spring in Texas, Kenneth had a standout weekend by hitting a ton of triples. Not only is he a great shooter but he has to guard some of the biggest players while only standing 6’1″. He has been rebounding at a high rate. Kenneth has shown that his defense should not be overlooked. Kenneth handles pressure and is a go-to player for his J Sizzle squad. The future looks great for Kenneth. His shot is beautiful and his defense is tough. Eaglestaff is on his way to becoming a serious baller.
(2026) |5’9 G| Beyond The Game 2026
He has been a standout on-ball defender this spring. McGill is having a big impact on his team and has helped them win multiple games. Dugbeh has looked like a talented 3&D player but is also an athletic slasher. He has tight handles with a great hesitation move and he can cross defenders. He produces against zone D and man-to-man. McGill has also been getting to the FT-line. Keep track of the kid from Sheyenne.
(2025) |6’1 G| Bears Tail Basketball 16U Swanson
He is an ATHLETE! Noah is a shooter but he can also run the show at the point guard position. Meissner has been incredible at getting to his spots, elevating over defenders, and knocking down shots. His mid-range game is extra-special.
(2026) |5’11 G| Pack 2026
He has been impressive this spring. He has the potential to be a varsity player in the future. Nunpa is a strong kid and a team player. He can do it all on both ends of the floor. Kirkie finishes through contact, rebounds, shoots the 3 accurately, and has a nice mid-range game.
(2025) |6’6 PF| Bears Tail Basketball 16U Swanson
He has been showing off his shooting ability this spring. Wirth is a knockdown shooter and is athletic. Oliver does most of his scoring with catch-n-shoot 3’s or back-to-the-basket hook shots. He is also a hard worker that will get after the boards.
(2027) |5’10 G/F| ECI 14U Majkrzak
He had a productive weekend at Battle at the Lakes and has been playing well all spring. Owen is an efficient scorer that does not need many shots to put up points. He moves the rock, sees the floor well, and is a skilled player. He can score from every level and his mid-range jumper is advanced for his young age. Besides being gifted on the offensive side, Terras is a hustler and hard worker on the defensive end. Coach Cummings has to be excited about this up-and-coming Hawk.
(2025) |6’7 PF| ND Phenon 16U
He has really elevated himself this spring. Through the first 12 games, he has averaged in double figures at 11.4 points per game. Walz has found productivity on the offensive glass, he cuts for scores, shown very nice ability in catch-&-shoot and pick-&-pop situations. Ramsey has been efficient with an EFG% of 62.4 and also rebounded at a productive clip with over 6 per game. Ramsey is receiving interest from schools in the Northern Sun and Summit League.
(2025) |5’11 G| Sanford Sports UA 2025
He is proving to be a great shooter for this SSA team. Sully has been extremely efficient with the basketball, he has an incredible feel for the game. Sully has made some great passes this season. I saw him deliver a beautiful backdoor dime tofor a SLAM. Ihry has excellent passing skills. His one dribble pull-up J has been awesome all spring. Sully has also been very good on the defensive end.
(2024) |6’7 F| J Sizzle 3SSB
He plays for Jalen Suggs AAU team within the 3SSB Circuit. Teysean’s game is a hybrid of sorts. He can play 1 through 4 on offense, hit big shots, is a nice shooter, attacks the rim well, is athletic, passes sharp, sees the floor, and can make plays at the rim. Teysean got most of his points by shooting the ball from the perimeter this spring. He is versatile on defense, Eaglestaff can guard 1 through 4 when needed. Teysean has been an impact player this spring.
(2024) |6’7 F| ECI 17U Prospects
The big man is shooting it really well from beyond the three-point arc. Moni is coming along with his back-to-the-basket game. Turo is taking big steps at getting better this summer. He is a tough matchup because he looks like he would strictly be a back-to-the-basket player. That is not the case, because Moni is fire from 3!
(2025) |6’4 G| ND Phenom 16U
He has been a leader for ND Phenom offensively. Braaten has averaged in double figures at 17.3 points per game. Walker has found productivity offensively in essentially every way that a player can score, but has really stood out with 44 makes from 3pt land on 103 attempts for 42.7%. Walker has also rebounded it at a high clip with just under 6 per game. Braaten is receiving interest from schools in the Northern Sun and Summit League.
(2024) |6’5 G| Bears Tail Basketball 17U 3SGB
He has had to guard BIGs all spring and is holding his own. Wylee has been huge for Bears Tail when it comes to rebounding and creating turnovers. He is long, athletic, is a knockdown shooter, and has gotten to the line on a regular basis. He can also get up and dunk in impressive fashion.