Jordan Patton, Upward Stars Carolinas
Patton showed that he is a very recruitable guy for college programs this spring and summer. He's extremely versatile at 6-foot-5, consistently plays at a very high energy level, and can impact the game in a number of ways on both ends. He can play inside-out and score the ball from every level of the floor. He also makes an impact guarding multiple positions on the defensive end and was a big presence on the glass as well.
LJ Moore, AC Georgia
Moore made a huge mark on Championship Sunday, going for 19 points per game en route to an AC Georgia championship. He's as versatile as they come and always brings a high energy level. He shined getting to the rim and finishing in the paint and had some high level buckets in big moments as well. He gives you a little bit of everything across the stat sheet and is a standout on both ends of the floor.
Leo Etah, North Atlanta Stars
Etah helped lead the Stars to the championship game, including a big 26-point effort in the semifinals. He's an athletic 6-foot-3 wing and he flashed that athleticism while showing his ability to finish around the rim. He also shot the ball very well from three, connecting on multiple triples in three of the Stars' four games. He finished the weekend at over 14 points per game and had some huge moments in big spots.
Cash Coates, Fastbreak 2024
Coates found himself among the top scorers in our 17U division for the second time this spring, averaging over 18 points per game on the weekend. He's a blue collar type of dude, packed with tons of toughness. He is very effective around the rim and getting into the paint off the dribble, where he can finish as well as consistently draw contact and convert at the line. He's had a very impressive spring so far in 2023.
Marquis Copney, MB Elite
Copney was one of the top scorers in the 17U division, going for 18 points or more in all three games this weekend, including two games at 20+ points. He's a high level athlete that has the burst to beat defenders off the dribble and finish with athleticism around the rim. He also shot the ball at a high level from three, with multiple threes in two of three games. With the ability to score from every level of the floor combined with his ability to get off the floor, he should be a guy for college coaches needing guards late to check out.
Jah-Mel Bruce, Team SMASH Blue
Bruce was one part of a dynamic Team SMASH backcourt, and went over the 20-point mark in two of three games this weekend. He was aggressive looking for his offense, consistently attacking the rim and finishing at a high level. He also was able to get to his spots off the dribble and connect on shots from three and in the midrange. He finished the weekend near the top of the scoring leaders in 17U at 19 points per game.