Holiday Hoopsgiving Top Performers Pt. 3
Isaiah Collier, Wheeler
The five-star USC commit took over the game against Grovetown in the second half with his scoring and distributing. He came out aggressive looking for his offense, which led to multiple and-ones and some high level ball screen reads and assists. When his confidence is high, he's almost impossible to stop on the offensive end, which was how he looked down the stretch in the win.
Isiah Harwell, Wasatch Academy (UT)
Harwell is definitely a name to remember in the 2025 class. He's got great size in the backcourt with the ability to score the ball from every level of the floor. He really excelled at Hoopsgiving as a shotmaker, consistently knocking down shots from beyond the three point line. He's also a very athletic and versatile defender that can pressure the ball and make things tough on opposing guards.
AJ Johnson, SoCal Academy (CA)
The Texas commit's shotmaking lifted SoCal Academy to a win on Day Two of Hoopsgiving. He was able to hit some big threes down the stretch when his team needed offense. With his size, skill level, athleticism and ability to play both backcourt spots, his ceiling is sky high.
Jaiun Simon, Pebblebrook
Simon has had a very good start to the season. He's looking as versatile as can be, playing inside-out, defending any position on the floor, rebounding hard, and scoring from every level. He's consistently knocking down shots from three and is extremely hard to stop in the mid-post and in the midrange. He will continue to put up big numbers this season as he did against Kell this past weekend.
Bryce Cash, Carmel Christian (NC)
We thought that Cash was the best defender in the field. At a well-built 6-foot-6, he has the ability to play physically and pressure the ball well. He can also guard multiple spots and play with versatility. Offensively, he found success off the dribble getting to the rim where he used that physicality to finish amongst opposing bigs.
Lathan Sommerville, The skill factory
Strong, 6-foot-10 with a skill level is always going to be tough to stop on the interior, and that's exactly what Sommerville has. He has great footwork in the paint, which gives him the ability to have a number of moves and counters in the post. He has a soft touch around the rim and doesn't mind contact, often finishing through it. He also showed that he can face up and make shots as well.