Over the course of the three days at the Grassroots Showcase there were plenty of players from the 16U level that had tremendous performances. There was a long list of talented players that flashed great upside and could be big names on the recruiting trail. Here are some of the ones who stood out from the rest. 

Tegen Curley – 2025 – G/F – Yanders Law

The 6’7” wing was playing some of his best basketball over the weekend which included a 21-point game. Curley was playing very confident and aggressively making plays off the dribble attacking the basket. He has plenty of length and was getting to the rim with ease with his long strides and moves but also hitting shots from the outside. So much upside to his game with his physical tools, agility, and skills. 

Stevie Elam – 2025 – G – The Academy

Elam was one of the top scorers all tournament long at the 16U level in helping The Academy go 3-1 on the weekend. This included a 25-point game on Sunday to finish off the tournament. An explosive playmaker off the dribble who was at his best getting into the paint and pulling up off the dribble. The high scoring ability of Elam is nothing new, but his defensive play does look much improved from last year. 

Joshua Gibson – 2025 – G – Michigan Playmakers

It was a big weekend for Gibson which included a 34-point game on his way to helping Playmakers to an undefeated weekend. He plays quick with the ball in his hands in helping to score the ball on all three levels. A very tough shot maker with a good ability to create separation and hit shots off the dribble on his way to a six three pointer game. 

Gavin Grondin – 2025 – PG – Wisconsin Blizzard

There are so many different aspects to like from the game of Grondin. He excels with the ball in his hands running the point but is also a knockdown shooter spotting up on the perimeter and is incredibly active defending the ball. A high energy, first to floor type of player. He has a great array of point guard abilities with his high IQ, comfortable versus ball pressure, vision, and moves well with the ball getting into the paint. 

Jonanthony Hall – 2025 – PG – D1 Indiana

It has been big back-to-back weekends from dynamic and athletic point guard. Hall has such a well-rounded skill set with his ability to run the point, get into the paint often, as well as create his own shot. He is incredibly tough to defend off the dribble with his handle, quickness, and shot making. 

Howie Keene – 2025 – SG – Team Temple

After some tremendous play from Keene the weekend before, it was more of the same in Louisville as he is proving he is one of the top 16U players on the NY2LA Association. He has good size out on the perimeter at 6’6”, advanced scoring ability, good feel, and really competes on the defensive end. He continued to show he great scoring ability all tournament with multiple 20+ point games with not just his knockdown shooting ability but also a well-rounded scoring package. He recently picked up an offer from Long Beach State. 

Ross Robertson – 2025 – PF – MTXE Premier

It was another dominant weekend for the 6’8” forward who was consistently scoring and rebounding the ball at a high rate. There are few 2025 players on the Association that can take over the paint like he does scoring right through defenders but also knock down threes and move well attacking the rim. 

Yamil Rondon – 2025 – PG – Moss Elite

Rondon was one of the better point guards at session one in Indianapolis and continued that into this past weekend in Louisville. He has a great combination of IQ, feel, vision, and awareness. One of the most skilled passers of the showcase who can make every pass making it look so easy but also scores it well himself. 

Xzavion Mitchell – 2025 – G/F – Team Herro

Throughout the tournament, Mitchell had multiple games against top competition including a 25-point game following a stellar weekend at EYBL the previous weekend. In every game Mitchell performed at a high level and was showing different skills. The 6’7” wing can beat defenders down in the paint or just as easily off the dribble.