Cypress, Texas — The Southwest Kick-Off presented by Prep Hoops Next brought out prospects and teams from all over the country to showcase their talents on one of the biggest up and coming circuits around. Talent oozed out of just…
Cypress, Texas — The Southwest Kick-Off presented by Prep Hoops Next brought out prospects and teams from all over the country to showcase their talents on one of the biggest up and coming circuits around. Talent oozed out of just about every team at this event, there were bigtime scorers, defenders, rebounders, and more involved in making this tournament so special. The 2025s were loaded with skills, size, and the basketball mindset to become the basketball stars of the future. Let’s take a look at the most outstanding Second Team All-Tournament performers from the Class of 2025.
Aidan Duran | Spring, Tx | Class of 2025
Drive Nation Houston, center, Aidan Duran, was completely unstoppable in the first game. The defense had to triple-team him on inbounds and double-team him whenever he had the ball in the paint. The opposing team tried everything to stop him, Duran was held, pushed, and grabbed anytime he posted up and received the ball, but he still found a way to get his shots up and in. Duran was in full control of the right block, he fought to establish position each time up the floor, showing excellent touch under the basket while turning over each shoulder for a bucket. Aidan showed an ability to put the ball on the floor inside the arc and get to his spots around the paint area. He also showed dominance on the glass at times. Aidan Duran really propelled his team to be the best they could be, as he continues to grow and develop his game, he can become a true threat at the center position.
James Murray | Colorado Springs, CO | Class of 2025
James Murray proved to be a super quick and smooth bucket getter that could get to his spots and shoot over the defense with ease. This shooting guard destroyed his competition with his high-level footwork and ball skills that are developing into something special. James showed that he could put points on the boards at any pace of play. Murray had the ball-handling skills to get to nearly any spot on the floor, but he couldn’t be stopped from getting inside the paint on a consistent basis, he beat guys with numerous ways of getting to the basket, by wiggling through tight spaces and splitting through traps. This baller can drive and attack crowded lanes or stop-and-pop with his sweet jump shot if the defender gives him the slightest bit of space. The young man also demonstrated really good body control when jumping into or through multiple defenders. James Murray proved to be a playmaker that really made a name for himself this past weekend with the way he scorched defenses with his pure scoring abilities.
6'5" | WF
| Houston, Tx | Class of 2025
Sebastian was at his best when creating his own shot, he couldn’t be contained by just one man. Williams-Adams was trouble and a handful to stop or even slow down in 1-on-1 situations, and when coming down the court with a full head of steam. He seemed like a master of creating space with the way he changed directions at top-speed while keeping an under control handle. He did a great job of using his long arms and legs to split double-teams and get into the teeth of the defense, his ability to get where he wanted was uncanny. Sebastian was such a creative ball-handler that he put his defenders on skates with the combo dribble moves he hit them with in full stride. This young man was constantly in attack mode, he drove the lane relentlessly and any time he had the ball he looked to break his man down and get to the basket where he wasn’t phased or afraid by the big men down low. When sizing his man up, he watched which way his defender’s feet would turn and which ways their bodies were leaning before he attacked their weak side and got all the way to the hoop. I think it’s safe to say that Sebastian Williams-Adams Sebastian Williams-Adams 6'5" | WF TX will become a dynamic scorer as time goes on.
Garrett Bosch Garrett Bosch 6'3" | WG TX | Fort Worth, Tx | Class of 2025
Garrett Bosch Garrett Bosch 6'3" | WG TX was an energetic glue guy for his squad. He’s proved to be a smart player, a willing facilitator, and a cutter that scored well within the flow of the offense. Bosch is on his way to becoming a rare breed of high-flying athlete and sharpshooting marksman. This Southern Assault shooting guard showed off quality athleticism during warm-ups as he skied through the air attempting different types of dunks, someone who will surely be punching slam dunks on fastbreaks throughout his high school career. Garrett’s leaping came in handy during the game when rebounding, chase down blocking shots, and intercepting passing. This gritty defender positioned himself perfectly on the defensive end and anticipated throws in the passing lane well while also staying disciplined and playing sound defense.
Anthony Andrews | Cypress, Tx | Class of 2025
Anthony Andrews and his gifted size caused problems for his opponents down low and on the boards. He proved to be stronger than most when outmuscling his opponents on the blocks and when going after rebounds. His extremely aggressive nature on the glass led him to outrebounding everyone he faced off against including his own team. Anthony can put the ball in the hole as well using impressive footwork in the paint, usually hitting defenders with his back down spin moves.
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