2023 6’11 Xavier Booker – George Hill All-Indy 

The matchup of the night was between Xavier Booker and Isaiah Miranda – two of the top bigs in the country in the class of 2023 – and Booker’s George Hill team came out on top on Wednesday. Booker is so skilled at 6’11 and I continue to walk away impressed with his perimeter skill and soft touch. He has a quick release on his jumper with good mechanics and is really dangerous as a floor spacer in pick and pop, and as a trail big where he can shoot the three or attack closeouts and get to the rim. Booker covers so much ground running the floor with his long strides and can recover in a hurry defensively to block and alter shots at the rim. 

 

2023 7’1 Isaiah Miranda – Rhode Island Elite 17U 

Wednesday was our first time getting eyes on Isaiah Miranda and its easy to see why he has become one of the most highly recruited bigs in America. Miranda is a fluid athlete, has soft touch on his jumper with great rotation and has some big time athletic tools. His size and length allow him to impact the game defensively and he did not back down in matchup with Xavier Booker. Miranda still has a lot of room for growth and polish to his game but his upside looks like that of a potential lottery pick down the road. 

 

2023 6’3 Corey Hadnot – Team Temple 17U 

Corey Hadnot has put together some big scoring performances in July and continued his strong play on Wednesday for Team Temple. Hadnot scored 19 points in the first half and finished with 32 for the game in an overtime win. Hadnot hit the game tying three to end regulation and followed up with the game winning lay-in as time expired. The physical lead guard was able to get to the rim and finish, and has really improved his jumper. He was making pull up midranges, able to create space off the bounce, and is comfortable in catch-and-shoot situations. Hadnot is a player D1 coaches should be watching closely this week in Milwaukee. 

 

2023 6’7 Danny Stephens – MidPro Academy 17U 

Danny Stephens flies a bit under the radar for his loaded MidPro squad, but is a prospect who mid major coaches should be tracking closely. Simply put, Stephens impacts winning every time he is on the floor. He does all the dirty work – 50/50 balls, strong on the glass, can guard multiple positions, and plays with a high motor. On top of his intangibles Stephens is a knock down shooter off the catch with a high release and good mechanics at 6’7. As a stretch 4 with his skillset, motor and physicality, he will add a lot of value to a college program. 

 

2023 6’6 Brogan McIntyre – Wisconsin Dynasty 17U 

Brogan McIntyre scored 23 points to lead Dynasty to an overtime win vs Illinois Predators in the opening game of the night. McIntyre is a strong forward with a solid perimeter skillset. He has good touch on his jumper and was feeling it from deep knocking down 4 threes on Wednesday. He can post up smaller players, and was aggressive getting to the basket drawing contact and getting to the FT line. McIntyre came up big in the overtime period scoring 4 of Dynasty’s 6 points, including 2 free throws to seal the win. McIntyre should be a must watch for D2s at The Last Chapter.