RYZE Live Showcase II 15U Top Performers Pt. I
Ricky McKenzie, Game Elite (Pictured)
McKenzie is a wing with good size at a long 6-foot-3 and seemingly got it done a different way in every game. He started off on Saturday in attack mode, using his size and strength to get to the rim and score the ball in the paint. On Sunday, he showed off a great shooting stroke, making a number of threes and scoring it well from the perimeter. He averaged over 16 points per game on the weekend.
Luke Flynn, Atlanta Timberwolves
Flynn's game is incredibly advanced for a rising sophomore. He has an elite level understanding and IQ combined with abilities off the dribble and shooting it from deep. He has abilities to make reads that other lead guards at the same age usually cannot make, scores the ball from every level of the floor, and takes care of the ball while distributing at a high level. He's been one of Georgia's best 2024 players overall this spring.
Caleb Underwood, BCB
Underwood finished the weekend second in the 15U division in scoring at just over 20 points per game, but he's a guard who does a little bit of everything and brings a lot of winning qualities. He's a good ball-handler and can attack close-outs and get into the paint where he uses a number of crafty floaters and finishes to score the ball. He also passes it well and can find teammates for open looks.
CJ Hyland, Team Huncho
Hyland has a very high skill level combined with a quick first step and the ability to beat defenders off the bounce. He was very good in the open floor all weekend and he can pressure the ball defensively to create opportunities in transition. He also shot the ball well from three, which helps him use that quickness and burst to beat defenders and get to the rim.
Joseph Thomas, Georgia Soldiers
Thomas was the perimeter threat for the Soldiers all weekend, and shot the lights out helping lead his team to the championship game. The Soldiers have a lot of guards who can attack and he takes advantage of that style by providing shot making and stretching the floor. He averaged over three triples per game on the weekend and over 18 points per game.