NEXT NHR State Tournament – Top Notch
There was an abundance of talent at PREP HOOPS NEXT NHR State Tournament. PJ Hoops 2027 is the cream of the crop at the event at Shakopee High School. A roster littered with talent and top-end kids. They are beating…
There was an abundance of talent at PREP HOOPS NEXT NHR State Tournament. PJ Hoops 2027 is the cream of the crop at the event at Shakopee High School. A roster littered with talent and top-end kids. They are beating teams essentially by 50 points through three games. Let’s look at a few of their top kids and how they’re playing. There’s three prospects I wanted to mention before the action starts up again on Sunday.
Baboucarr Ann – 6’4” G/ F (2027) – PJ Hoops 2027 – The REAL DEAL. A full package of length and athleticism. Just immediately pops and turns your head towards him. And he’ll deliver. I especially like him as a disruptive defender that translates to a lockdown guy if things fall into place. Another level of an overall athletic profile at the event. I want to see him in a tight matchup and see him fully unleashed in high-pressure situations.
I need to watch his defensive approach and thinking process a little more clearly, but he can make plays on that end quite easily, fluidly, and routinely. Translates to an elite defender wing spot with offensive upside.
Ty Schlagel – 6’5” Wing (2027) – PJ Hoops 2027 – Schlagel was the most polished prospect on a top team. Upside and readiness all-in-one. Such a smooth offensive prospect that has a glide to his offensive ability.
He starts out the game by easily dunking the ball with two-hands in warm-ups. Then you watch his skill-set, then you’re glad you did. Transition, middle-game, and three-point ability. I’m a scout that nit-picks a little, and I can’t find anything.
Kamar Thomas – 6’3” G (2027) – PJ Hoops 2027 – Let’s not sleep on Thomas as a prospect, either. I’ve yet to see him challenged in a high-pressure situation, but he stands out with length, movement, and upside. If he puts in the work, we’re talking about a legitimate prospect out of Minnesota. Things were a little too easy to give a full evaluation. More to report.