This post is specific to the prospect standouts of a thriller of a matchup. Team Tyus 2027 Black and Minnesota Rush met up in a pivotal semifinal matchup to earn a bid to take on PJ Hoops 2027 in the…
This post is specific to the prospect standouts of a thriller of a matchup. Team Tyus 2027 Black and Minnesota Rush met up in a pivotal semifinal matchup to earn a bid to take on PJ Hoops 2027 in the championship game. It was one of the best games in the tournament with a lot at stake. The game went into triple overtime sudden death, with many lead changes throughout the game. Team Tyus came out on top with a put-back off the glass.
Team Tyus 2027 Black – 57
Minnesota Rush – 55
Tyler Forrest – 6’1” PG – Team Tyus 2027 Black – A high-end prospect, Forrest has an advanced frame and build. A basketball players build. Dictates the game and pace of his team’s half-court offense. Highly effective off of pick-and-roll situations. Sits in a defensive stance and will pressure the ball and go for tip-balls and steals on the ball. Was easily getting deep into the lane, brought help, and he was kicking out to the perimeter. Scoring in transition, finishing at a high rate. Hit some big mid-range jumpers in the final two minutes. One was a fade going to his right that was heavily contested. I thought he was the clear MVP and difference-maker of the semifinal game.
Luke Schroeder – 5’8” G – Team Tyus 2027 Black – Schroeder is a kid that cannot be given any space whatsoever to get his three-point shot off. A quick, deadly accurate, and consistent shot. Made some big threes in the first half in the semifinal game win against Minnesota Rush. In the second half, he popped a three to tie the game with five minutes to go. Also, hit the game-tying three with four seconds to go to send the game to double-overtime. His three-point shooting in the Minnesota Rush game may have been the X-factor.
Peyton Gholson – 5’9” G – Team Tyus 2027 Black – Peyton is a prospect I liked. Not standout size or athletic ability but he’s skilled and smart. Still moves fluidly and has an impressive handle and skill with the ball. Takes care of the ball, moves the ball around, can make individual offensive plays, and can score on his own.
Colton Purcell – 6’0” G – Minnesota Rush – Purcell is built like a linebacker, and happens to be a playmaker and skilled prospect on the basketball court. A well-rounded prospect. Hit a major three with about two minutes to go in regulation. Defends with movement and strength/build. Made some steals on the ball.
Already mentioned previously, but I wanted to elaborate on 6’9” C Jack Thelen and guard Thomas Jordan of Minnesota Rush. Thelen was instrumental for his team, passing the ball out of the high-post and he did a good job finishing his scoring opportunities around the rim and extended. High IQ passer.
Thomas Jordan was big in this specific game as well. Put-backs, mid-range, and being active on D.