Posted On: 05/30/21 8:15 PM

Dallas, Texas — The Prep Hoops Next Southwest Region Finals brought out some of the toughest, most talented teams and players across the country. The fans, players, and coaches all brought intense, electric energy throughout the weekend. The competition on the court was stiff for all ages, from 11U up to 14U and teams fought tough and nail to leave this tournament on top. Here we’ll take a look at the standout recruits that made major contributions and impacts throughout the weekend in the 13U division.


Ruben Melendez | Albuquerque, NM | JB White Elite 2026

Every time I have watched Ruben Melendez play, he has proven to be the ultimate competitor. This ballplayer gives 110% on the defensive end on each possession, laying his body on the line, hustling for every single loose ball, and chasing down every rebound no matter where he stood on the court. Melendez had a phenomenal effect on the glass, somehow getting his hands on rebounds that looked out of reach. Defensively, Ruben moved his feet very well, he showed the ability to pressure and

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