Hosted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Salvation Army on N. Broad St, this Spring League is a good environment where teams can play real games against one another and where players can refine their skillsets. It’s also a setting…
Hosted on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Salvation Army on N. Broad St, this Spring League is a good environment where teams can play real games against one another and where players can refine their skillsets. It’s also a setting to learn more about them as student-athletes from their own perspectives. Here are a few guys who stood out over the week.
Saleem Hudson | 6’2 G 2024 Dobbins
Hudson and his Dobbins team faced The City School and came out on top. “Last year’s team, I wasn’t the leader, but I was like a floor general, getting everybody involved. This season I gotta step up as a leader and do more because we lost a lot,” namely 6’4 wingwho recently committed to Cheyney University (D2 CIAA). Hudson, who also plays with BW Elite, initiated their transition offense and knocked down a couple threes versus City School. “I’m a pass-first guard. I just take pride in getting the ball up, passing, making the right reads.“ But he’s still trying to round out his game by “being more of a leader, putting the ball in the hoop more. I don’t attack like that, but I’m willing to improve that. We gon need it next year.”
| 5’10 G 2024 Franklin Towne Charter?
In a hard fought battle against St. Joe’s Prep, Leaks carried the torch, scoring 21 of their 47 points. “I’m more of a playmaker but I score when I have to.” He hit one big shot after another to keep them afloat as they came up just 2 points short. FTC is working on to sustain the momentum they built a season ago, when they made the Public League playoffs. “My goal for my team is to keep gettin better and get ready for the season and try to do even better than we did last year. Personally, I want to get my teammates more involved and keep showing them to trust each other.” In terms of how Leaks is trying to refine his game, he shared, “Right now I’m really working on my finishing and getting more comfortable around the rim.”
Jr | 6’0 G 2025 St. Joe’s Prep
This league also features more established players in the area like Chamberlain Jr. He plays with the NJ Scholars on the Nike EYBL circuit. When describing how the April Live Period went, she noted “We played in the first EYBL session in Atlanta then we went to Spooky Nook Jam Fest. It’s going good so far. I’m just trying to do my point guard duties, lead on the court, find the right plays, [and] make my team the best it could possibly be.” On the flip side, the P&P Spring League is a place, away from the bright lights were put some of their individual skill work in to practice. “I’m just trying to get into the paint as much as possible. I think that was something that I did pretty well during the season,” but that’s something he wants to do more consistently. Chamberlain put his head down, and attacked the basket aggressively, on fastbreaks and in the halfcourt. “That’s something I’ve been working on, different types of finishes around the basket, playing off of two [feet], floaters, left hand, right hand, English on the ball. Stuff like that.”
| 6’1 G 2024 St. Joe’s Prep
Stefan is an under the radar player whose nickname precedes him. He’s known as “Parking Lot” because “I like to shoot from deep. I take a lot of shots. That’s pretty much what I do,” and that’s exactly what he did. Stefan cashed in SIX triples on his way to 20 points and the win, which he hopes carries over into the Summer. He runs with GBA Elite on the Zero Gravity XL circuit, along with a number of other Prep teammates, including Matthew Gorman. “For AAU, we’re trying to win our circuit. We were just up in Massachusetts. We had a good tournament and we’re just really trying to get better.”
It didn’t take long for opposing teams to realize that Stefan has a chop from deep. So he’s focusing on expanding his game. “I’m trying to get better off the dribble, some pump fakes, and I need to get better going to the rim.” With such a valuable skillset, it will be fun to watch what counters he adds.
| 2026 Carver E&S
| 2025 West Catholic
| 6’10 C 2024 St. Joe’s Prep
| 2026 West Catholic
Tysheem Johnson | 2024 Robeson
Nasseem Wright | 2024 MCS