Here are the Spring Top 17U teams. No disrespect to any teams that did not make the list or if you do not like your position. It is just from watching games and watching film. Some teams have some amazing…
Here are the Spring Top 17U teams. No disrespect to any teams that did not make the list or if you do not like your position. It is just from watching games and watching film. Some teams have some amazing wins against some top notch talent. Excited in the direction that Utah Hoops is heading. Every team has Division 1 talent for sure.
#1 Utah Prospects Adidas 3SSB
This team is loaded with talent from top to bottom. They have played some of the best teams in the country and have gone two to two with everyone. Had Vegas Elite EYBLL on the ropes, played some good PRO 16 teams and won as well as taking out one of the top UAA teams as well. This team is built for a big run this summer.
#0 Isaac Davis: The Hillcrest Idaho product has committed to BYU over some really good offers and he is a beast at the PF position. Not only does he provide athleticism and a presence in the paint he is a fantastic passer.
#1: The kid is a ranked in the Top 10 all over the country and as low as Top 5 in some rankings. He has that three level big shot making skills. it’s crazy that he has been playing up for 2 years now on the 17U Circuit. He has over 20+ HM offers.
#2: One of the best passing PG’s in the country and his vision helps this squad as he has scorers all over the floor.
#3 Trae Jolley
#5 Julian Bowie: Julian has committed to Boise State and are they getting a talented future PG that can absolutely ball out and shoot.
#12: A high academic junkyard dog that will do the little things to help the team win games.
#24: Big time athlete that can jump out of the gym. He is defending at a high level and he shoots the ball really well.
#13: One of the biggest names you see moving through the West. Stanford is hot on his trail and it looks like the new Utah State staff is going to do everything they can to keep him in the state.
#32: This kid simply plays the right way. He does not mind getting his hands dirty. he can zero in and hit big time shots and has an elite rebounding skill. Has some impressive offers and he will be a great get with a college body already.
#33: This kid is good! Malick is a presence on both ends of the floor in the paint and with a recent Cal Berkley offer that could be a really good spot for him.
#2 Utah Gold Adidas Gold East
Utah Gold is here and not only have they impressed they have beaten some big time programs. The one thing that people might not really realize is that the East Circuit has teams from all over the country that have a higher level of talent, so for Utah Gold to run that thing and go undefeated says a lot. They have beaten UAA, EYBL and 3SSB teams this year as well. Strength of schedule rivals anyone on a circuit.
: Ace is a D1 PG and although he is only 6’0 tall he defends his tail off and not too many players can stay in front of him across the country either, so it’s not just Utah guys.
: Another D1 player that has quickness, shooting ability and handles. Tanner is a true CG that can be on the ball as a pg or off the ball as a SG that can also attack. He has some major bounce too.
: This kid has a lot of potential and his lay making ability is off the charts. He will have a great opportunity to play at the next level when he is done hooping but he is a shot maker and he has a lot of poise to him when he has the ball in his hands.
: Carter is a big body that can hold down other bigs. He defends bigger and does a lot of the dirty work, setting screens and just going after any rebound. Smooth game inside.
: One of the best unsigned bigs in the country. He was a rim rocking force all Spring. He is hard to guard and it shows because he had his way with some high level teams.
: Chris is another D1 kid that continues to get better. He is a three at the next level and he is really letting that game come to him. He is a matchup problem.
: Is a force on the boards and one of the best passing forwards in the state. He plays with a lot of energy and will to win.
: Tate is a shooter off the bench that can spread the floor but also handle the ball a bit as well.
: This kid has a super high ceiling. He gets after it on both ends and it is great seeing him play his true position. The kid can shoot the rock and he can also attack teh rim.
#3 Tie Mountain Stars UAA
The Stars have stepped up their game and are playing on the Association Circuit. They have shown some solid play but playing on a high platform is very different from playing in an Independent league or schedule.
Mountain Stars regrouped and picked up a lot of kids out of Colorado but they have some really good players from Utah that will be big time players in college and next year.
#1 LaDavian King (Eaglecrest, CO)
#3: The Weber High School product is a professional scorer. He is just locked and loaded at all times. He shoots the ball really well and when he gets in the flow he is hard to stop. Hunter committed to Utah Tech not to long ago and this is a great spot for him.
#4 Ray Gasaway (Smokey Hill, CO)
#12: out of Olympus is a pure shooter and has one of the best lookin shots out West. Teams have taken notice and have tried to pick him up early but that range has gotten better. He has picked up a flurry of offers as of late.
#23: This kid is tough as nails as he finds ways to score and is really good at taking what the defense gives him. He picked up a really good in-state offer from Weber State University who does a great job of developing good high school players into more talented college prospects.
#41 Kayden Nation (Colorado Prep, CO)
#42 Wyatt Turner (Canon City, CO)
#43 Carson McDonald (Vista Peak Prep,CO)
#45 Aly Tonkuara (Accelerated Prep,CO)
#3 Tie SUSA
: Jordan fits this team well as a true PG that can get the ball moving around all over the place. He has been craftier with the ball and as he is surrounded by some quality bigs and wings it allows him to get in the lane and score and hit open jumpers.
Breackon Robnson: This kid can shoot and if anyone goes zone or sags off he is a zone buster for sure.
: Oe of the best bigs in the class. I really like how he uses the baseline on dries, setting up his man or simple relocating on post ups. Kyle is a D1 big for sure.
Layker Ward: Ward has a chance to gan some valuable experience this grassroots season that should help propel him for the high school season.
: Logan is one of the better bigger guards in the state. With his ability to go inside and outside really makes him a game changer. NWAC schools will be all over him.
Nash Schroder: Nash has a lot of IQ and he packs a scoring punch as well as he knows how to score and what spots he needs to get to. Nash has next level talent and IQ for sure.
Sean Felts: Sam allows this team to really matchup with some big teams as they can throw him out there with Kyle and Logan and just hurt teams in the post and on the glass.
#5 Salt Lake Rebels
The Salt lake rebels have a platoon of players but here are some that are playing on that talented 17U squad. They can play and hang with anyone. They have the size, the quickness and shooting to run teams out of the gym.
: KJ has to be one of the best all-around guards in the class. He can get going from deep and he can score off the bounce and as a catch and shot kid as well.
: Martin has been able to really get downhill and get things started for himself and his teammates. He is a load when he gets aggressive attacking teh rim.
Derelle Desire: One of the best kept secrets out West when it comes to a stretch 4. College coaches need to really pay attention.
Isaac Neibauer: One of those hard nose defenders that will bother a best teams guard.
: A developing big that has some solid post moves that continues to improve. When he is aggressive he is a force.
: Noah is playing up and he is a big time shooter. He can score from everywhere. College coaches need to jump on him early.
: A big stretch 3 that has size and big time shooting ability.