One of the best guards in the 2020 class Jaden Springer started off the weekend with a 30 point performance. He does a great job creating space for himself and consistently knocking down mid-range shots. What is most intriguing about his game is how much it translates to the next levels. Springer isn’t reliant on athleticism or physicality, rather he produces with his skill set. He started off the third session of the Under Armour Association on a great note.
Mane has been making headlines recently with the rise in his recruitment. Mane started out the weekend with a bang as he dropped 24 points against a talented squad in Team Rio. Mane scored in a variety of ways whether it was off the bounce or hitting shots from deep. He is one of the biggest breakout stars this AAU season and doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
Team Charlotte has one of the best 2022 prospects in the nation in Jalen Hood-Schifino. His game is beyond his years with how dynamic of a guard he is. He checks a lot of boxes with his size, versatility and basketball I.Q. He possesses a great deal of poise on the court and executes with ease. Hood-Schifino will be a fun prospect to watch in the next couple of years.
Class of 2020 Rider commit and NE6 guard Corey McKeithan was excellent on Saturday morning. McKeithan went off for 24 points against West Coast Elite and knocked down six three-pointers. He got NE6 going in the beginning of the game, which proved to be crucial as they edged West Coast Elite by one point in overtime. McKeithan has the makings of being a steal for Rider.
Bryce Thompson was without a doubt one of the best prospects in the Under Armour Association this past weekend. Thompson recently got offered by North Carolina and Michigan State and lived up to the hype with a 37 point performance against in a 74-71 win over D.C. Premier. Similar to Jaden Springer in some ways, Thompson knows how to create shots for himself. He has great ball skills and his stock should continue to take off.
Team Rio’s Trey Patterson has some of the best potential in the 2021 class and showed those in attendance on Saturday night what he is capable of. Patterson was too much to handle for the Illinois Wolves as he showed off his versatility with big finishes around the basket as well as two three-pointers.