For years Bigfoot Hoops has been a staple of the Las Vegas Summer Grassroots basketball scene. After a brief hiatus last season, the mega grassroots tournament returned to Sin City in 2021. This week, I pulled up to Bigfoot’s Las…
For years Bigfoot Hoops has been a staple of the Las Vegas Summer Grassroots basketball scene. After a brief hiatus last season, the mega grassroots tournament returned to Sin City in 2021. This week, I pulled up to Bigfoot’s Las Vegas Classic. The event, which runs from July 21st through July 25th features hundreds of teams and thousands of players from around the country. With the new school year just around the corner, I used the event as one last opportunity to check in on some class of 2025 players as they begin their transition to the next level. In this article, we take a look at our standouts from the Las Vegas Classic.
Miles Williams 5’9 PG PFB Elite (featured image) – The more I watch Williams play, the more I like him. He’s a terrific two-way PG with blow-by-ability and quick hands. The PG showed major wiggle while using ball screens like a vet. For all the scoring he did on Thursday, it was his passing that impressed me the most. Williams showed terrific vision getting the ball out of his hands and placing it on time and on target to teammates.
Lonnie Bass 6’6 PF PFB Elite – Bass easily passes the eye test. The 6’6 forward has long arms and a powerful frame. He looks like the prototypical banger, yet he runs the floor quite well. His motor and energy were impressive, and when combined with his natural rebounding ability, it’s easy to see why Bass is a high ceiling prospect.
Jasaad Fenton 5’8 PG Team New England – Fenton was my player of the day. The uber-competitive PG, put his New England team on his back carrying them all the way back from a 15 point second-half deficit. He was unstoppable off the drive, especially when going to his left. He used a lighting quick first step to consistently beat defenders, get into the paint and finish with a variety of layups around the rim.
Conner Sheets 6’1 SG Team Select – The Sheets-Fenton battle was one of the best ones I saw on the day. The shifty PG showed some serious handle, using a nice behind-the-back COD dribble to consistently elude defenders and break pressure. His handle and playmaking ability played a huge part in helping Select build a 15 point margin.
Andrew Miller 6’3 SF Nevada Hard 2 Guard – Miller is one of the most explosive players in his class. The aerodynamic wing glided through the air for several dunks during the game. His R&J ability isn’t limited to simply dunking either. Miller was one of the best rebounders I saw, as he got off the floor to coral both in traffic and out of area rebounds throughout the game.
Chance Dastrup 5’6 PG Utah Drive – If you’re going to guard Dastrup you better be in a stance. The high IQ PG is a Wizard with the basketball, using hesitations and COD’s to break the ankles of defenders., He also showed some high-level passing ability, hitting teammates on backdoor cuts and creating with his drawing and dishing ability.