The Kentucky Expo Center had plenty of talent this past weekend at every age group and the 16U level was no exception. Here are the top performers from the 16U division for the Grassroots Invitational.

Trey Buchanan – 2024 – PG – Grand Park Premier

The highly skilled guard was of the top scorers at the 16U level of the tournament scoring 28 points in a single game. He is a pure knockdown shooter with great range that can hit them off the catch and dribble at a high rate. He moves extremely well with the ball to create his own shot and is very tough to stick with. Much more than just a scorer he is a complete guard with great feel. 

Tim Franks – 2024 – SG – Chapman Basketball Gold Elite

It was another undefeated weekend for Chapman Gold Elite and a big reason was the play of Franks. During the tournament he had scoring performances of 29 and 22 points, continuing to show he is one of the top scorers in Wisconsin’s 2024 class. Not only does he have some size in the backcourt at 6’4” but a pure jumper as well. Franks is a 2024 two guard that scholarship level coaches will want to see. 

Laron Fuller – 2024 – G – Buckeyes State Elite

Fuller showed a very good ability to both score and distribute the basketball. He plays very well off the dribble making play after play. He has good handle, was passing it well on the move, and was hitting jumpers of the dribble from the mid-range and three. On the opposite end, Fuller played with good energy and is a tough on ball defender with his quickness. 

Clayton Jackson – 2024 – PG – Team Ramey

The highly skilled and energetic playmaking point guard showed the ability to takeover a game down the stretch to lead a comeback and send a game into overtime. He is strong with the ball and could not be stopped on the attack going downhill. He maneuvers extremely well around defenders and could not be guarded getting to the basket with ease and finishing well there. 

Dayvion Johnson – 2024 – PG – Illinois Flight

A smooth point guard that plays very well with the ball in his hands. He stood out the most with his passing ability but also scored it well himself. A skilled passer that was making difficult passes look easy moving the ball all around to set up his teammates. Johnson also has a smooth jumper pulling up in the mid-range as well as out on the perimeter. 

Michael McNabb – 2024 – G – Chapman Basketball Gold Elite

McNabb has strung together a tremendous spring including a nice scoring display to cap off the spring. In three of the four games of the tournament, he scored twenty or more points. He is a highly skilled guard with some bounce that scored it very effectively going to the basket throughout the tournament. McNabb showed a great ability to score it from all around the paint as well as in the mid-range. 

Azavier Robinson – 2025 – G – George Hill All Indy

Even while playing a level up, Robinson continues to make his way onto this list tournament after tournament. There are multiple things Robinson can do at a high level. He is one of the better drivers around and showed a great ability to finish around the paint. During this tournament he really stood out with his passing ability. He can get the ball wherever he wants connecting on tough passes setting up his teammates for easy buckets. He also uses his energy and athleticism flying around the court to block shots as a guard. 

Braylon Roman – 2025 – PG – MidPro Academy

Roman has had multiple impressive tournaments this spring continuously playing at a high level. He is an athletic point guard with some size that excels playing off the dribble on the attack. Roman is strong with the ball and moves well with the ball getting wherever he wants. While in the past he impressed most as a knockdown shooter, this tournament it was his ability to score at the basket as well as his on-ball defense.