The Derby City Duel took place this past weekend in Louisville, Kentucky and there was a whole crop of young talent that came to make some noise. Before going into specific categories, here are the players that caught my eye the most! Here are your 1st and 2nd All-Tournament teams from the weekend!
1) Donavon Bradshaw | #35 MBC 2026 McGillis
Bradshaw was making plays left and right this weekend. His defensive prowess was on display right off the bat this weekend as he was getting steals and blocks at will. He also got more and more into his shot as the weekend went on, hitting from inside the paint and from mid-range. He is also a rebounding machine.
2) Josh Huggins | #4 NYBA Elite 2028
Huggins put on, perhaps, the most dominant performance all weekend. In the matchup I saw, he put up at least 25 points and did it with so much ease. He dominates with his size and strength, but he also has a great ability to finish through contact with finesse.
3) Tyran Stokes | #4 Roy’s Rebels Elite 2026
Stokes was the most fun person to watch this weekend, in my opinion. In the 14U championship game alone, he threw down multiple dunks, two of which were on the heads of opposing players. He was also all over the place on defense blocking TWO shots in the final possession of the game. His size and bounce make him great, but he also has a great layup package to go along with crafty handles. These make him elite.
4) Andre Tyler | #2 Grind Family Chicago 2026
Tyler has incredible speed and strength for his age which he uses to get into the paint and draw contact. He plays with such a high motor and at such a high intensity that he leads his teammates to do the same. His on-ball defense was lockdown and he was a great vocal leader. He caught the eyes and ears of everybody in the gym.
5) Athens McGillis | #8 MBC 2026 McGillis
McGillis had a really good weekend doing it all for his team. He showed up late to the first matchup I watched him in. He subbed in and on the first possession he knocked down a three. He was off to the races from there. In the championship matchup against Roy’s Rebel’s Elite, him and Stokes were going back and forth. In the final couple minutes, McGillis hit several threes to almost give his team the win. He is an extremely fast player who, in addition to being able to score on multiple levels, is an absolute pest on defense.
1) Myles Howard | #10 Louisville Legends 2028
2) Caleb Coolman | #4 Club 1 Prime 2028
3) Tre Martin | #13 Southern Indiana Blaze 2026
4) Nyzir Mills | #1 FBA 2026
5) Drake Sefton | #32 Club 1 Prime 2028