The Coca Cola Nationals took place June 18th – 20th in Garden Grove California. The event featured nearly 500 youth teams ranging from 2nd grade all the way to the 11th. This huge tournament-style event featured 5 competitive divisions for…
The Coca Cola Nationals took place June 18th – 20th in Garden Grove California. The event featured nearly 500 youth teams ranging from 2nd grade all the way to the 11th. This huge tournament-style event featured 5 competitive divisions for each age group. Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Invite, which was the top division. I spent most of the weekend evaluating talent in the Invite division, which featured several talented floor Generals. In this article, we take a look at some of the top Point Guards from the event.
Chase Holley 5’5 The Truth 2026 – Holley did a terrific job of contributing from both backcourt spots. He and Jason Crowe Jr together, are a nightmare. Holley is a floor spacer, with college 3 point range, but can also use his quickness and handle to create for himself.
Myles Singleton 5’10 Team AON 2025 – I really enjoy watching Singleton play. He has unselfishness about his game that is refreshing. AON is a guard-heavy squad, so sometimes Singleton is forced to play off the ball, however his point guard skills remain evident. Singleton is a talented passer, capable of drawing and dishing to teammates. He puts tremendous pressure on defenders in transition, with his ability to take it all the way for himself, or create for teammates.
Tori Gholston 5’10 Skyriders 2025 – Was really impressed with Gholston. He defended his position well, using quick hands to disrupt ballhandlers. Offensively he showed a nice handle, with a few solid COD’s mixed in. Gholston was one of the top two-way PGs at the event.
Jason Hill 5’8 SF Soldiers 2026 – Hill is a quick guard with a nice handle. Defenders had no answer for him when he was in attack mode. The slashing PG was able to get to the bucket or draw fouls against defenders attempting to stay in front of him. He finished with 13 points in the game I watched against IEBP.
Larontae Johnson 5’6 Vegas Elite 2026 – Johson was one of the top jitterbug PGs at the event. The lefty is uber quick, but also did a good job of using pace to keep defenders off balance. He showed that he can finish with both hands around the rim, and provided yet another scoring option for the loaded Las Vegas squad. With the help of his PG play, Vegas Elite took him the 13U crown.
Semetri Carr 5’8 SF Soldiers 2025 (featured image) – Carr was one of the last players that I had the opportunity to evaluate, but he was more than worth the wait. He easily could have been on my all bucket getters list, but he was much more. He displayed a crafty handle, and the ability to get consistent paint touches. His shiftiness was crazy, but perhaps his best skill was his ability to knock down shots from a variety of body angles. Carr was the best off-balance shooter I saw at the event.