War For The North was loaded with major programs from around the Midwest. PHNext scouts out some of the best performers. Keison Peoples – Ft. Sooy – 2025 He scored 14 in the first half alone today against Team United,…
War For The North was loaded with major programs from around the Midwest. PHNext scouts out some of the best performers.
Keison Peoples – Ft. Sooy – 2025
He scored 14 in the first half alone today against Team United, including a circus three from near the half-court line. He’s a quick, patient guard with good shooting skills. He assesses the defense and doesn’t dribble or shoot more than necessary. He’s fast with the ball in his hands and seems to like coming off ball screens where he can create offense and play-make. Finished with 15 points this afternoon.
Alijah Little – Chicago Demons – 2026
Finished with 16 points in his afternoon game. The silky guard showed his three-level ability. He’s comfortable taking threes in transition, and a smart player in terms of shot selection. An ambitious passer who has a good feel for where his teammates are.
Panayiotis Sotos – CD – 2026
Showed explosive scoring traits today. Opened the game with three triples, taking hold of the momentum and pace. He’s got good shot mechanics, too. He’s tall and able to get rebounds and push the ball into transition. Right now, he’s built for success at the shooting guard spot.
Max Jones – GCG Milwaukee – 2027
A high volume scorer for 2027. He’s powerful in the paint, using his frame and athletic ability to make space and score. He got to the line often in the first half of his game. His advanced skills set him apart from the rest of his age group.
Cazell Henderson – D1 Wisconsin – 2025
One of the more consistent players I’ve watched, and that goes for both ends. Is a strong, solid-bodied player with a good foundational skill set, including getting out in transition, defensive aggressiveness, and quick hands. Converted on a lot of bunnies in his game against Powerhouse, but he has the driving chops to get it done in the halfcourt.
Demarion Brockman – Powerhouse – 2025
Brockman has a well-rounded toolset for a guard. Is a tough-nosed rebounder that’s not afraid to get aggressive amongst the bigger players. He’s the main ball handler for his Powerhouse squad. A shifty handle with the ability to complete spin moves and hard crossovers. Drilled a three against D1 Wisconsin and has a natural style that sets him apart from his peers.
JC Anderson – Ball Hogg Academy – 2026
A skilled 6’4” big man with versatility that stood out from the jump. He made a contested layup on his first possession and drilled an on-the-move triple on his second possession. Lots of finesse and skill for his size, which is an intriguing combo. Had an emphatic block in the second half, too. Is just as good in the mid-range as any other area in his game. It didn’t take long for him to impress me.
Tyree Brister – Ball Hogg Academy – 2026
Loves to get to the rim and score. In the halfcourt he is smart dribbling the rock. He slices through the lane and can finish contested layups. In transition, he knows where to be. He fills into the blocks and will score when delivered a solid pass. He’s able to facilitate well for his age, as he’s already playmaking for others.
Oscar Patterson – Ball Hogg Academy – 2026
A lengthy, strong forward with a natural skillset on both ends. Was blocking jump shots on defense and turning defensive possessions into fast breaks. His wingspan is a valuable defensive asset. Made a slick behind the back pass on a fast break today. A solid offensive rebounder as well. Fits the glue guy mold well.