Prep Hoops Live is complete but we still have some players to look at. There was a high amount of impressive talent at PH Live over the weekend in Minnesota. Today, we are looking at some of the top talent…
Prep Hoops Live is complete but we still have some players to look at. There was a high amount of impressive talent at PH Live over the weekend in Minnesota. Today, we are looking at some of the top talent that PHD watched at Live. All of the players in this article are from North Dakota.
(2025) |6’4 SG| ND Phenom
This kid is masterfully skilled. Braaten can score about any way that you can imagine. He has grown and added muscle in the past year. Walker is well on his way to looking like a scholarship-level player. You will have a hard time finding a better shooter and Walker can also finish with power/explosiveness at the rim. This kid is going places!
(2025) |6’7 PF| ND Phenom
This was my first time seeing him play in-person and Walz is/was better than advertised. I have watched him play online and you could see his length. What really impressed me was his mobility, strength, and the amount of ground that he covers. Walz is a smooth finisher around the rim and he can knock them down from beyond the arc.
(2024) |6’2 SG| ECI 17U Prospects
He really stood out with his athleticism and strength. I chatted with multiple coaches that mentioned Isiah’s athleticism and mobility. He is a springy and bouncy player, Romain had many above-the-rim finishes throughout the weekend. He was an explosive slasher & finisher. I am excited to see St. Romain play again in a couple of weeks.
(2024) |6’9 PF| ECI 17U Prospects
He has really come on strong in the past year and he continues to improve. Brandt is turning into a physical and crafty scorer from the block. He showed a great baby hook shot. I like how he absorbed contact and still scored. He runs the floor amazingly well for his 6’9″ height. Brandt can also stroke it from 3-point land.
(2024) |6’5 F| ECI 17U Prospects
I really like the effort, energy, and passion that Conklin plays with. Conklin is a tough defender. He has natural basketball instincts. Logan anticipates well, this leads to turnovers and breakaway SLAMs. He can really get up and finish with authority. Conklin is also a hard worker on the glass.
(2026) |5’10 G| ECI 2026 Prospects
The young Saint let his team in scoring at Live. Benning was efficient with 40 FG%, 35 3FG%, and 80 FT%. He will not overwhelm you with his size but he is sneaking quick and he changes speed well. Benning is always one of the most skilled players on the court. It is evident that this kid plays a ton of basketball, Benning makes the game look easy.
(2026) |5’11 G| ECI 2026 Selects Gold
He is getting more and more comfortable with every game that he plays in AAU ball. Earl is starting to gain confidence and his overall productivity is improving. In another month, RaeShaun is going to be a scary player. He is a gifted athlete with a smooth jump shot.
(2026) |6’0 G| ECI 2026 Selects Gold
I thought he looked good shooting the ball from behind the 3-point arc. Weigel is a good-sized guard for his age. He plays hard and his perimeter J is effective. Weigel is no stranger to scoring big points. Brody is a waking bucket!
(2027) |6’2 PG| ND Phenom 2026
He is playing about an age group and was still a DUDE at Live. Bakko is a natural and skilled PG. He is strong/big for his age and is great at controlling the tempo of the game. He is a physical finisher and he is great at penetrating gaps. Brooks really been a stand-out on both ends of the floor. He is smooth with the ball in his hands. Finishes with both hands at the rim. He does a really nice job of knowing when to score and when to pitch. Bakko has been shooting it very well from the perimeter. Brooks brings it defensively as well, he is consistently in the right spots while also rebounding at a high clip.
(2026) |6’6 F| ND Phenom 2026
Hanson has done a really nice job on the defensive end of the floor rebounding and protecting the rim. Right now, Phenom has been switching everything and teams have not been able to target him in ball screen situations with quick guards. He also has shown the ability to put the ball on the floor and get to the rack or lead transition. Sage has also shown the ability to stretch the floor with his sweet shot.
(2026) |6’1 G| ND Phenom 2026
Jacobson has shot the cover off of the basketball. Through 2 weekends of play, he has shot 19-42 from 3-point land (45.2%). He does a great job of getting himself open. This kid is a SNIPER!
(2026) |6’7 PF| ND Phenom 2026
Larson really stands out just from his physical profile, before the game even starts. Bennett shows very impressive defensive skills and instincts, being able to execute multiple schemes. He has shown the ability to use an escape dribble or two to create transition opportunities for his team. In the half-court, he is a monster in the middle. Larson consistently fights for position and punishes opposing bigs, while staying unselfish and recognizing double teams well.