On the big stage at the Kentucky Expo Center for the Grassroots Invitational and teams in attendance from across the region, there was just an incredible amount of talented on hand. Here are the players from the 15U level that stood out the most over the weekend to finish off the spring season.  

Logan Busson – 2025 – G/F – Team Breakdown

A highly versatile player who did so much for his team. While he is effective playing on the wings Busson also showed a good ability to run the point. He is smart with the ball in his hands and plays well of the dribble creating for others. An effective scorer who got it done in a number of ways and also contributed with his rebounding and being able to defend multiple positions. 

Cam Craig – 2025 – F – Indiana Elite Defenders

An incredibly high energy 6’4” forward who plays big and is a highly impactful player on the floor. While not the biggest of forwards he was all over the place on defensive side blocking shots in bunches as well as grabbing boards going hard after each one. Craig scored it very effectively inside using good footwork and soft touch to score on larger defenders. 

Justice Decker – 2025 – SF – Louisville Legends

With all he can do on the floor and make winning plays, Decker was featured in the Sunday Standouts article. In his game on Sunday, he already greatly impressed before even scoring a point with his defensive play. He can play big inside at 6’5” with his solid frame shutting down big men with some size on him but can also really defend out on the perimeter. Offensively, he did the most damage shooting it at a high percentage spotting up from three as well to being able to handle the ball and score in the post. 

Avery Frasher – 2025 – SG – Griffin Elite Sprigg

In the one game I saw of Frasher he scored an efficient 16 points leading his team to a comfortable win. The freshman two guard was one of more skilled players at the 15U level with his scoring ability as well as a high basketball IQ. He has a smooth jumper with deep range on his shot. He also impressed with his aggressiveness attacking the offensive glass and scoring on multiple put backs. 

Antayvion Lawrence – 2025 – PG – Griffin Elite Woods

Not just one of the top distributors at the 15U level but of the entire tournament. He is a shifty point guard who pushes the ball and was often getting into the defense. Lawrence showed a great ability to get deep into the defense and find shooters on the wings as well as forwards inside. 

Peyton McDaris – 2025 – PG – Yanders Law

McDaris had one of the more impressive games on Sunday with a 23-point performance. He stood out most with his perimeter shooting, knocking down six threes at a high percentage in that single game but did much more. He runs the point effectively playing well off the dribble running the offense looking to distribute as well getting to the bucket. 

Connor Smith – 2025 – PG – MidPro Academy

Each time I see this 15U MidPro squad, Smith impresses. Not only does he have good point guard skills but scores it well himself too. He has continued to shoot the ball well from the outside this spring. Plus, he is strong with the ball in his hands attacking the basket distributing it out as well to finishing it. He continues to show good court awareness and is a smart decision maker on the attack. 

Alexander Thomas – 2025 – F/C – Chapman Basketball Gold Elite

Thomas is an incredibly effective post scorer. At 6’6” with his strength he just a bull scoring through and over defenders. At the 15U level, he showed he is incredibly tough to defend down on the block. As well to his power basketball, he moves well for his size with good footwork posting up.