The Great Western Summer Classic is one of the premier grassroots events in the Western Region. The 4-day showcase event began on Wednesday, June 8th, and concluded on Saturday, June 11th. The event, hosted by recruiting legend Tim Davis, took…
The Great Western Summer Classic is one of the premier grassroots events in the Western Region. The 4-day showcase event began on Wednesday, June 8th, and concluded on Saturday, June 11th. The event, hosted by recruiting legend Tim Davis, took place at various high school gyms in the Salt Lake area and featured boys and girls teams from around the Western Region with age groups ranging from 3rd grade through high school varsity. This event also featured several players with the ability to shoot the ball. In this article, we take a look at the top shooters from the event.
Tate Thompson PG Leadership 2028 (featured image) – The PG who played with and for Leadership, showed some versatile shot-making ability. He showed the ability to be accurate not only from behind the arc but also from mid-range. In addition to making some outside jumpers, the young shooter was able to bury a few advanced running floaters in the lane. The 6th-grade sniper also made 4 threes in the game I watched.
Xavier Mulford 4’11 PG Salt Lake Rebels 2029 – Mulford displayed a lot of advanced shooting skills, including the ability to get separation from opponents, and to create space for his shot. He took advantage of the created space to be accurate from range. The jitterbug point guard made a couple of deep threes out past the college three-point line in the game I watched.
Eli Mulford 5’1 PG Salt Lake Rebels 2028 – I was impressed by Mulford’s shooting fundamentals. He showed terrific shot prep and a natural release. Mulford displayed a good IQ, moving well without the ball while spacing the floor for his team. He showed the ability to be accurate from the corners in the game I watched.
Issac Housley SG Wasatch 2026 – Housley was an accurate shooter with good form on his shot. His skill was valuable to his Wasatch squad, allowing them to space the floor. He was accurate from mid-range, using good form to change the scoreboard for his team.
Colin Curtis PG MT City Hoops 2027 – Curtis is a shooter, I’ll be keeping an eye on in the future. Currently, he’s accurate with a line drive shot, that never seems to touch the rim. He made a couple of threes in the game I watched and was one of the better players moving without the ball. I’ll be looking for him to add additional arc on his shot as he gets older, which should also increase his range.
Tanner Jensen 5’5 PG Moutain City 2028 – Watching Mountain City play, It was easy to identify Jensen as a shooter. It was also easy to identify where his favorite spot was. He was was accurate from the top of the key. Using a deep bend technique to knock down a couple of threes in the game I watched.
Jordan Neva 5’0 SG Ignite 2027 – Despite his Ignite squad suffering a defeat, Neva showed a nice signature skill. The floor spacing wing displayed good fundamentals, as well as the ability to get his shot off against fast closing defenders. He was able to change the scoreboard in his team’s favor with a couple of wing threes in the game I watched.