This year’s Grassroots Showcase came to a close over the weekend. As always, a number of players broke out and improved their stock greatly during this second live period of the spring. Here is part one of the stock boosters from the 17U division. 

Landon Brown – 2024 – G – Texas Tar Heels

Brown is an explosive guard with some size at 6’3” and athleticism. He can change his speeds and directions effectively getting into the paint often and looks to score the basketball. An aggressive driver that battles his way all the way to the basket and finishes in traffic but also hit shots from the outside. 

Camden Cerese – 2024 – PG – Greater Purpose Athletics

Cerese started the tournament with a solid 15-point game and then finished it in a big way with a whopping 27-points on Sunday. The 6’3” point guard is much more than a scorer as he is player who takes pride on the defensive end playing with great energy and excel as a distributor. 

Dajohn Craig – 2023 – G – D1 Indiana

Throughout the weekend the skilled guard displayed his high-level scoring ability. He was one of the top scorers of the tournaments averaging 17 points over his four games. The unsigned senior excels playing on the attack, hitting pull up jumpers, floaters, and getting to the rim. Craig recently received an offer from Kentucky Wesleyan College. 

Emmanuel Delk – 2023 – PF – Marshall Warriors

An intriguing unsigned senior with his physical tools and energetic play. He stands at 6’7” with a strong powerful build. Delk has put together impressive back-to-back weekends, continuously making an impact for his team. He is ferocious on the glass to be one of the better rebounders of the tournaments and finishes strong around the paint. 

Octavian Demory – 2024 – G/F – Drill Academy

So many aspects to like from the high energy and very impactful 6’3” wing. A tough two-way player who really competes all over the floor making winning plays. Demory has a good blend of strength and quickness to go along with his energy to be a very tough and versatile defender as well to his rebounding. He scored from all over the floor but was at his best around the paint and in the mid-range. 

Brogan Finnegan – 2024 – SG – Wisconsin Swing

It was a true breakout tournament for Finnegan. He impressed throughout the tournament an especially on Saturday with a 22-point game in a victory. A versatile scorer who was getting it done from all over the floor. Finnegan drilled three threes in the game but also played well off the dribble and finished it around the paint. The junior stands at 6’4” with plenty of length.

Joel Foxwell – 2024 – G – Recruiting Boost Australia

Foxwell scored the ball very well throughout the tournament including games of 23 and 19 points. There are many different aspects to like about his game as he can run the point, shoots it well from the outside, and is a high IQ player. He excels with the ball in his hands with not just his decision making but he can hit shots off the dribble, get all the way to the basket, and passes it well on the attack.  

Will Hornseth – 2024 – PF – Wisconsin Blizzard

After missing last weekend, Hornseth made up for it with a stellar weekend at the Grassroots Showcase. An incredibly consistent player that scored and rebounded the ball at a high level all tournament long up against a tough lineup of opponents to have a 3-1 record. Hornseth is an incredibly versatile scorer with his size and skill getting it done in the low and mid post, off the dribble, and with his jumper. 

Jack Kallstrand – 2024 – G/F – Illinois Attack

An under the radar junior that showed a wide range of abilities with his 18-point game on Sunday. An effective and efficient scorer who shot it well spotting up from the outside but also got it done in a variety of ways all around the paint. Kallstrand is a high IQ and energetic player. 

Hunter Lorenson – 2024 – PG – MN Comets Elite

Even against some tough competition Lorenson had a tremendous weekend for himself. The point guard showed a great ability to both score and distribute the basketball. This included a 21-point game as well to creating for his teammates all tournament long. A high IQ and skilled point guard with good feel and vision. Lorenson shot the ball very well off the dribble in the mid-range and from the outside.