The annual Jets fall league and Bradley Beal Elite fall league had some solid performances again this past weekend including one from junior wing AJ Smith, younger brother of current Missouri standout Mark Smith.  Here’s a quick glance at five talented prospects that stood out this past weekend at both leagues…

Note – Not listed in any particular order

AJ Smith - 2021 - SF - Metro East Lutheran (IL)
The younger brother of Mizzou G Mark Smith. The 6-6 Smith is an athletic wing that can get things done on both ends of the floor. As a defender, he’s a glue guy with the strength and grit to guard 1 thru 5. His tenacious defense led to several rim rattlers on the other end. Smith is at his best bullying his way to the rim but didn’t hesitate to show that he could also knock down a nice percentage of perimeter shots as well. Smith showed that he can really fill up a stat sheet when he gets on a roll. 

Braxton Stacker – 2022 – G – Belleville East (IL)
Stacker is one of the more intriguing prospects, he is a long, lean 6-4 guard that uses a combination of an endless motor, smooth finishing moves, and consistent midrange shooting. Stacker will get up and guard and uses his reach to block or alter his opponent’s shot. He has nice bounce and runs the floor with purpose. Braxton has a lot of upside. He enjoys keeping his teammates involved, but I think there’s plenty of room for him to force the issue himself on offense considering his skill set and abilities. 

Quani Rudd – 2021 – SF – Mount Vernon (IL)
The smooth 6-4 wing gets it done on the court in style. Rudd is an artful passer that somehow finds a way to regularly find the open man for easy scoring opportunities. Think of a young Shaun Livingston. Rudd also has the bounce to easily finish above the rim on the break or after blowing past a defender in the half court. He has solid handles and good form on his shot. The upcoming season could very well be a breakout season for Rudd. He has great upside and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see more division 1 programs popping up at his games. I expect Rudd to blow up.  

Moory Woods – 2020 – G – Alton (IL)
The 6-4 Woods is a showtime dunker. Woods defends well, finishes through contact, nails the stop and pop and can blow by opponents off the dribble. At the rim is where the fun starts because of his explosive leaping ability. Woods has good foot speed and solid handles. His ability to change directions and gears with the ball makes him dangerous in transition. Woods is a gritty player that has the type of intensity that can change the atmosphere of the game to his team’s favor. 

Evan Worley - 2020 - PF - Hillsboro (MO)
The 6-7 Worley is a versatile forward that grab boards and will bang down low or step outside and knock down open shots. Playing at the Bradley Beal Elite Fall League, Worley knocked down three-point shots consistently and was spot on from the elbows and short corner. Evan is an aggressive rebounder that will clean up boards outside his area. Worley can also get to the basket effectively or into the lane where he is more than capable of capitalizing on scoring opportunities.