RYZE Spring Showdown 16U/15U top Performers Pt. 1



Kaden Rickard, ABA (Pictured)

Rickard is a versatile 2025 guard/wing that played almost every position for ABA on the weekend, and shined as a primary ball handler, creating a matchup problem for opposing defenses with his size and perimeter abilities. He scored the ball very well off the bounce, continuously getting to the rim and using his physicality and creativity to finish plays. He also passes very well and consistently found teammates for scoring opportunities.


Tyquan O'Neal, Atlanta Xpress UA Rise

O'Neal finished the weekend as the leading scorer in our 16U division this weekend at over 27 points per game, including going off for a 39-point performance on Sunday. He's a well rounded bucket getter than can put the ball on the floor and get to the rim as well as connect on jumpers from three and in the midrange. He's very crafty off the dribble and changes speeds and direction very well.


Matthew Hinton, GAA

Georgia Achiever Academy went unbeaten on the weekend, and Hinton was a big reason for that as he was consistently a double-double threat on the weekend. His size and strength gave opposing defenses a lot of problems and he was able to score in the paint and hit the offensive glass for putbacks. He has great physical tools at 6-foot-7 with strength, mobility, and athleticism.


Joshua Harden, Macon Elite 2025

Harden was one of the standout sleepers of the event. He averaged over 18 points per game on the weekend and showed the ability to be a very effective slasher, getting into the paint and converting consistently. While he got most of his work done off the dribble, he did shoot the ball from the perimeter and showed the ability to knock down jumpers. This is a name to stash away for the future in middle Georgia.


Cooper Heller, OTP

After getting off to a slow start, it did not take Heller long to put up some huge numbers and finish the weekend second in the 15U division in scoring. He shot the ball well from three, but he was also very effective off the dribble as a crafty playmaker. He finished well around the rim and consistently was able to draw contact and get himself to the line as well.