Franklin Summer League Week 2 Standouts
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Summer leagues are underway and I was able to watch five games from Week 2 of the Franklin Summer League featuring teams from Southeast Wisconsin. Here are seven of the prospects who stood out! M.J. Stackhouse WI #17 PF #3…
Summer leagues are underway and I was able to watch five games from Week 2 of the Franklin Summer League featuring teams from Southeast Wisconsin. Here are seven of the prospects who stood out!
MJ is primed for a massive senior year at Kenosha Indian Trail as there are very few prospects who can match his size, strength, and explosiveness around the rim, while also being able to defend against his perimeter skill-set. In the two games I watched he was creating his own shots on the perimeter and knocking down his threes at a solid clip. Even off the ball he was putting in the effort to make plays as he crashed the offensive glass hard and was sprinting the floor in transition to beat opposing bigs up the floor. Showed off his impressive bounce with a handful of dunks while also finishing with both hands off the drive. Quick bounce makes him a shot blocking threat while he can also move his feet out on the perimeter against wings and smaller forwards. One of the best frontcourt players in the state’s 2024 class.
At this point Elijah is most known for his impressive passing vision. He definitely showcased that on Monday as he had a handful of flashy passes, including a no-look behind-the-back pass that caught everyone in the gym off guard. Griffin was more aggressive than ever looking to put points on the board though. He has a lightning quick release from three and isn’t afraid to pull-up off the dribble, meaning defenders constantly have to stick with him beyond the arc, and you can’t afford to go under screens on him. Showed off his deep range, got to the rim for some tough finishes, and picked up a handful of steals to lead his team past Racine Park.
Julian is one of the better three point shooters in the Milwaukee area, and it showed this week as he knocked down shot after shot to keep things tight with Kenosha ITA. He puts himself in the right spots off the ball, and always has his hands and feet ready to quickly catch and shoot. Showed touch from both three and mid-range in the game I watched. Should be in for a strong senior year this winter.
Robinson had some tough point guard matchups against both Westosha Central and Dominican, and he more than held his own in those games. He’s added quickness since coming into high school, and is now a pest on the ball with his ability to move laterally on opposing ball handlers. Creates steals both on and off the ball, and loves to push it in transition to get easy buckets for his team. Isaiah can get all the way to the rim and finish on his own, while also keeping his eyes scanning for opportunities to pass the ball ahead. Three point threat as well who can put up points in a hurry.
Devin was making it look easy in a big win for Greendale. He has an effortless look to his game, as he can make the simple plays at such a high level leading to consistent production. Three level scorer with a smooth stroke from three, the ability to get to his spots in the mid-range, and some toughness to play off two feet and finish strong at the rim. Moves well off the ball and excels at finding pockets of space to catch and face up in. Does a nice job of scoring without needing to dribble, but also showed he can create his own shots when the offense is stalled.
Aaron started off on fire against Racine Park. The rising junior just couldn’t miss, and showed off some impressive passing vision as well. With his extremely long frame on the perimeter, he’s able to see over the top of the defense and zip in passes over the top to cutting teammates at the rim. Big time mismatch as most guys his size can’t stick with him on the perimeter, but smaller wings don’t always have the length to contest when he looks to shoot. Another one of those players who can put points on the board with limited dribbles due to his activity off the ball. Defensively Womack put his length to use with a pair of blocked shots in the win over Park.
Braden is a bruiser in the paint who plays much bigger than his 6’3 listed height suggests. He does a great job of clearing out space for rebounds, is quicker than he looks sliding into position to protect the rim, and has no problem finishing through contact. Can just power up in traffic to score inside, but also showcased a quick spin move to create an opening at the rim. Park has some talented guards, so if Braden provides consistent production inside they could improve upon their .500 record from last season.