Our final look at notable players from this past weekend with a focus on underclassmen.
Caleb Williams, SE Elite 3SSB 16U: A 6’3 sophomore at Riverview Sumner, Williams proved to be effective at either guard position. However, he may be best off the ball as he can score in a variety of ways. His perimeter shot is reliable out to the arc and he creatively scores in a crowd at the rim. Williams does a good job of getting the ball inside to the plethora of “bigs” on the team. He is also a sneaky and effective rebounder on the offensive end.
Ryan Coby, Showtime Ballers 16U: A 6’2 sophomore out of Lake Worth, Coby’s calling card is his ability to score from distance. He won’t hesitate to challenge the defense by driving to the basket if aggressively overplayed for the shot. Unlike a lot of scorers at this stage, Coby doesn’t force his offense and is quick to get the ball to an open teammate for a better shot. He can be a disruptive defender in the passing lanes.
Cameron Perry, SE Elite Gold 16U: A 6’4 freshman at Dr. Phillips in Orlando, Perry seemingly has no position; he just makes plays wherever he is put on the floor. He is a strong driver and finisher that rebounds well for his size at both ends of the court. Perry is active in the passing lanes, covers a lot of ground quickly, and comes up with a lot of loose balls.
Nashon Wright, SE Elite Gold 16U: A 6’8 freshman at Kissimmee Regency Charter, Wright is long, athletic, and gets a lot done around the basket. He runs the floor and scores on putbacks and lobs. Wright blocks shots and clogs interior passing lanes. Granted, there is a lot of room for growth in his game but he certainly one that could get to the next level by putting the necessary work thanks to the physical tools Wright already possesses.
Joshua Theus, SE Elite Gold 16U: A 6’0 freshman at Orlando Christian Prep, Theus plays with a high level of confidence. He looks to get and keep teammates offensively involved. Theus is a quick driver and a selective shooter in the half-court. He prefers to push the pace and challenge the defense whenever possible. Theus showed active hands and feet on the defensive end and is quick to turn defense into offense.
Nate Kirk, Southeast Elite 3SSB 15U: A 5’11 freshman at Daytona Beach Mainland, Kirk plays with great poise, makes good decisions and finds open teammates for good shots. He has a solid mid-range game and takes what the defense give him. Kirk is very good at reading the passing lanes and coming up with deflections, tips or outright steals.
Sinan Huan, Southeast Elte 3SSB 15U: A 7’0 freshman at Windermere Prep, the China native is a lethal rim protector. He does a good job of keeping the ball in play and then securing it. Huan is a decent athlete for his size and age. He runs the floor pretty well, rebounds his area, and gets more than his fair share of putback points. As Huan gains strength and experience, his confidence on the offensive end will grow and he should become a legitimate scoring option in the post sooner rather than later.