TB5Reports Opening Day Standouts – 16U

25′ G Bryson WheatfallHouston Defenders UAA / Summer Creek (TX): One of the most efficient scoring threats, Wheatfall was poised in his approach to shot selection. He moved defenders OTD with pace and stayed patient to get to his spots before making his opportunities count. He also showcased his explosive presence on the defensive end accumulating steals and providing stout shot contests against guards opting to back him down..

25′ F Hudson GreerProSkills EYBL / Lake Travis (TX): It doesn’t take much for the 6’8” forward to get going, but he found success this weekend in transition and early in possessions attacking the paint. He was able to get hot from deep as well making him one of the most reliable perimeter threats at the entire tournament. His overall aggression throughout the weekend really underlined his development as a primary, high-usage scoring threat..

25′ G Jermaine ONeal Jr.Drive Nation EYBL / Dynamic Prep (TX): Explosive scoring threat, O’Neal Jr. picked his spots well and applied heavy pressure to defenses. His decisiveness and speed OTD forced consistent over-rotations and helped him drawn foul after foul. He’s a cunning defender and is able to position himself quickly to draw charges..

25′ F John ClarkTeam Ford / Klein Cain (TX): Much like the 17U team, the 16U version featured a frontcourt prospect capable of impacting every facet on the court. Clark was consistently present on the glass at both ends of the floor, completing put-back attempts and thwarting momentum. Instances of perimeter scoring were complimented well with strong downhill penetration and flexibility to finish around traffic in the lane. He was a consistent thorn in opponent’s sides swatting shots and disrupting offensive flow with his length..

25’ G Trenton PaneUrban DFW Elite / Allen (TX): Guard with high-level ball-handling control. Crafty setting up approaches to penetrate and throw off defenders. Endless bag of moves to create separation and make plays. Slippery in traffic and plays very composed with defenses collapsing around him. Strong finishing package as well..

25′ G Jordan LoweryDrive Nation EYBL / Denton Guyer (TX): Showcased high-level processing out of pick-and-roll looks, implementing pace and holding defenders, timing attacks into driving lanes. He was successful in pulling defenders towards his position off screens and accurately dished the rock to teammates in traffic. He was also able to stretch the floor effectively, as a result of his effectiveness getting downhill..

25′ G Jeremiah GreenProSkills EYBL / Denton Guyer (TX): Transition defense is an area Green particularly showcased himself. Applying pressure on the ball, he was able to take shots off the board and halt penetration altogether. He also attacked ball-screens aggressively and was able to really disrupt the defense with his ball-handling and decision making. Green was a major scoring threat once he was able to turn the corner..

25′ G Austin SentersCrab5 / John Paul II (TX): Consistent and tough conversions on mid-range pull-ups led to increased defensive attention on Senters. However, close defensive presences didn’t bother him much and his resilience under these circumstances produced a living at the FT line. He was pesky on the defensive end and created a lot of turnovers..

25′ F/C Jeremiah CooperHouston Defenders UAA / Westfield (TX): Cooper’s length and reactions towards penetration and interior shot attempts proved very impactful throughout the weekend. He provided quick help on shot contests and erased a number of shots in the paint. He was active on the glass and cleaned up many misses around the rim..

25′ G Bryce NunleyUrban DFW Elite / Grace Preparatory Academy (TX): Shifty ball-handler with knack for creating gaps to penetrate. Inside the arc, Nunley displayed high-level touch on floaters OTD and showcase finesse finishes at the rim. He also flashed strong passing abilities and ability to move defenses with his eyes..

25′ F Vonte SandersCrab5 / Sherman (TX): Scoring production wasn’t consistent throughout the weekend, but Sanders stayed focused on attacking OTD and finding good looks for himself. He found success with mid-range pull-ups, yet his production defending the paint never wained. Light on his feet and quick to react, he was highly reliable as a primary and help-side shot blocker on penetration..

25′ G Jaxon WoodsTeam Ford / Goose Creek Memorial (TX): Woods was quick to make plays as soon as he stepped on the floor. He was productive applying pressure to ball-handlers and creating multiple transition opportunities. He provided consistent perimeter conversions in both spot and pull-up situations, while also staying aggressive and drawing fouls in the paint..

Opening Day 17U Standouts

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