Day 1 of The Finals was just as exciting as I thought it would be. Players from across the country caught my eye. In this article I will highlight players in the 2025, 2026 and 2027 class that had standout…
Day 1 of The Finals was just as exciting as I thought it would be. Players from across the country caught my eye. In this article I will highlight players in the 2025, 2026 and 2027 class that had standout performances.
Brandon McCoy Jr (featured image to the right) Class of 2026 / Hometown Favorites– Running with a loaded 2026 squad the Hometown Favorites McCoy Jr did it all offensively. Brandon has a quick first step and matching that with his ability to take contact makes him hard to guard.
Cade Murphy (featured image in thumbnail) Class of 2025 / 865 Elite – Playing with 865 Elite I was impressed with Cade’s inside-out game. Hitting multiple 3s I also loved Cade low post iso game where he has a dangerous spin move.
Chance Dastrup Class of 2025 / Utah Drive – Chance would match up with Murphy in pool play for an exciting opening game. The lefty runs with Utah Drive and did it all. Chance came out hot with the 3 ball, showed ability to finish inside around bigger defenders, and was scrappy on the defensive end.
Isaak Hayes Class of 2027 / Nike Proskills – Playing up in the 2026 division Isaak always makes an impact. Last night against Drive Nation I saw Isaak light it up. Isaak shot the 3-ball so efficiently never forcing his shot. The thing I love watching about Isaak most is his toughness as he is always ready for the next challenge.
Jordan Lowery (featured image to the right) Class of 2025 / Drive Nation O’Neal – Jordan has been fantastic all year as the primary ball handler for his Drive Nation O’Neal squad. Last night against MPJ Elite Jordan was in full control running the game at his tempo. Jordan scored both in transition and in the half court setting as his layup package is hard to block, and you will not see him missing many shots from deep.