Just like the tournaments in Wisconsin, Louisville, and Indianapolis earlier this spring, the loaded 17U field of teams did not disappoint. Here are players that went above and beyond to have a huge weekend in Dallas. 

NJ Benson – 2022 – F – SW IL Jets
A strong and physical 6’7” power forward that is a double-double machine. He goes aggressively to the glass on both ends to be one of top rebounders at the tournament. He just could not be kept off the offensive glass to score on multiple put backs. As well, Benson scored it posting up and finishes it very well though contact. 

Leon Bond – 2022 – G/F – JH1 Elite
Bond was very effective throughout the tournament playing in multiple roles offensively. Whether he was running the point or having the offense run through him in the high or low post, the 6’5” wing was very effective. He continues to score it so well attacking the basket but can also score posting up or facing up to the basket to score 22 points in a game on an incredibly efficient 10-12 shooting from the field. Bond is also a very skilled and versatile defender. 

Anthony Black – 2022 – G – 3D Empire
Black is an incredibly high-level prospect as a 6’7” guard with a great skill set plus his athleticism. He is a true do it all player with his combination of size and skill. He moves well with the ball to score the ball exceptionally well going to the basket and is a tremendous finisher with his length but can also shoot it off the dribble. Black is a high IQ player that can also defend nearly anyone on the floor well. Easy to see why he is one of the more sought after 2022 guards in the nation. 

Jaiden Blaylock – 2022 – G – DC Kings Denton
Blaylock is a skilled and highly versatile scorer that was getting it done from all three levels. The point guard is a smart player that took whatever the defense gave him to score. He is able to shoot it off the catch and dribble from all over but can get to the basket and finish through contact. He came up incredibly clutch, going full court to drill a buzzer beater jumper through a double team in overtime for a win. 

Kam Craft – 2022 – G – Meanstreets
The 6’6” wing guard continues to be one of the most skilled scorers this spring. He has a very good ability to create his own shot the knock them down from all over. Even when he has defenders draped all over him, Craft can still burry shots at a good percentage. Following the weekend, he received an offer from Marquette and has a long list of high major offers. 

Cameron Liggins – 2022 – G – Yanders Law
Liggins continues to be one of the true breakout stars of the spring in the Midwest. The wing guard is a very skilled and efficient scorer. He gets it done both attacking the basket as well shooting it from deep. Liggins has good quickness and moves with the ball attacking to get into the paint often and finish there as well to his perimeter shooting ability. 

Arterio Morris – 2022 – G – Dallas Showtyme
The athletic point guard was one of the more impressive players at the entire tournament. He is an explosive player that can quickly get into the paint and finish above the rim but also can also create his own shot out on the perimeter. Morris shoots it well off the dribble and was hitting shots from all over. He currently has a final five of Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Oregon, and Texas. 

Sam Murray – 2022 – G/F – New Orleans Elite
The long and athletic 6’8” wing was one of the more impressive players at the event. He’s a good slasher that moves very well with the ball attacking the basket. Murray was able to get to the basket often and finish strong at the rim but also scored in the mid-range. With all his physical tools and skills, his games translates very well to the next level. 

Jackson Paveletzke – 2022 – G – Phenom University 
Throughout the weekend, Paveltzke was playing his best basketball of the spring. He was playing very well off the dribble to get into the paint and finish, pull up for jumpers in the mid-range, and distribute the ball. Paveltzke is a smart and crafty guard that was finishing very well around the paint in addition to being a good decision maker with the ball. 

Marcus Tomashek – 2022 – G – JH1 Elite
Tomashek continues to be one of the top scorer’s week after week. He is a high-level shooter putting up 23 points in one game going 5-7 from deep. The wing guard has some size at 6’4” with a high release to be able to get his shot off with great mechanics. While he scores the ball very well from deep, he can also play with the ball in his hands and get to the basket.