Author: Brandan Hill

  • The Finals – Championship Recaps

    The Finals – Championship Recaps

    8th Grade Championship Carolina Heights (featured in thumbnail) vs D-Rice Elite – In a game that started very physical it would be a good back and fourth first half as the 3s were falling for D-Rice but everything was clicking for the dangerous duo of Trey McKenney and Maleek Thomas. Carolina Heights would keep a…

  • The Finals – Sunday’ Best Pt. 2

    The Finals – Sunday’ Best Pt. 2

    Continuing my recap of The Finals we have 5 more kids from the 2025-2027 classes to highlight as these kids were pivotal in helping their teams advance throughout bracket play. Nehemiah Lawrence (featured image in thumbnail) Class of 2026 / Team Griffin – Nehemiah is a fun one to watch for Team Griffin 2026 as…

  • The Finals – Sunday’s Best

    The Finals – Sunday’s Best

    Sunday would bring us bracket play as it would be win or go home. The stars truly shinned the brightest as I would see many bracket games that I thought were championship quality. In this article I will highlight 5 kids who saved their best for last. Trey McKinney (featured image in thumbnail) Class of…

  • The Finals – Saturday’s Best Pt. 2

    The Finals – Saturday’s Best Pt. 2

    Jayden Moore (featured image in thumbnail) Class of 2026 / D5 Global Teddy – Coming into the weekend I did not really know much about D5 Global but it wouldn’t take long for Jayden Moore to catch my attention. Jayden would be one of the main guards for D5 Global as all weekend he produced…

  • The Finals – Saturday’s Best

    The Finals – Saturday’s Best

    Saturday would be the first outing for most teams in the field at The Finals, and it gave me a great opportunity to get my eyes on many great prospects. In Saturday’s Best I will highlight 5 kids in the 2025-2027 class that caught my eye. Jaden Nickens (featured image in thumbnail) Class of 2025…

  • The Finals – Friday’s Best Pt. 2

    The Finals – Friday’s Best Pt. 2

    Continuing our look at day 1 of The Finals here are 5 more players in the 2025 and 2026 class that caught my eye. Aaron Bradshaw (featured image in thumbnail) Class of 2026 / Nike Proskills – Aaron is a do it all kind of player on the court for his Nike Proskills team. When…

  • The Finals – Friday’s Best

    The Finals – Friday’s Best

    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–…

  • Coast 2 Coast Prep – The Finals 2026 Preview

    Coast 2 Coast Prep – The Finals 2026 Preview

    The 2026 division of The Finals brought to you by Jermaine O’Neal and Coast 2 Coast Prep brings in an immense amount of talent from across the country. This article will highlight some of the top teams that I believe can end their summers with a championship. D5 Global The debate we have had all…

  • Coast 2 Coast Prep – The Finals 2025 Preview

    Coast 2 Coast Prep – The Finals 2025 Preview

    I can not think of a better way to end the 2021 summer of AAU than in Dallas, Texas for The Finals brought to you by Jermaine O’Neal and Coast 2 Coast Prep. From top to bottom Coast 2 Coast does a great job of creating competitive divisions across the board. In this article I…