Between Saturday and Sunday there were plenty of exciting games. While these players are still a few years out from high school, it didn’t stop there from being plenty of talent at the 11U field. Here are the top performers from the age group. 

Sentrell Gray – 2029 – PG – Martin Brothers

Gray is the floor general for the highly impressive Martin Brothers team that won the platinum championship. A good playmaker on both ends of the floor that just made so many winning plays. He excels with the ball in his hands attacking the paint and creating for not only his teammates but himself. Gray led his team in scoring in the title game with 10 points. 

Kalob Hayes – 2029 – PG – Road 2 Greatness

One of the better playmaking point guards at the 11U level with all his tools. He has great quickness blowing by defenders and getting out into transition in a hurry to score with ease on fast breaks. In the half-court offense, he showed a very good passing ability creating for his teammates as well as being able to spot up from three. He also uses his quickness on the defensive end getting into ball-handlers. 

Colt Kessel – 2029 – G – Kessel Heat

The skilled point guard greatly impressed with all his abilities throughout the tournament. Even at a young he has a very good ability to hit shots off the dribble with his smooth jumper from the mid-range as well as three. Plus, he is strong with the ball in his hands with good moves off the dribble to often be getting into the paint and creating. 

Triston Lowery – 2029 – SF – Louisville Legends

There were few players at the tournament who did as much as Lowery for their team game after game. He is a highly versatile player with his size, skill, and energy, who can impact the game in so many ways. When it mattered most on Sunday, Lowery delivered in a big way to help his team capture the 11U gold title. This included two key transition buckets down the stretch plus a game winning corner three to start the day and later a 24-point performance in the title game. 

Marion Northern – 2029 – G – Team GRIII Black

One of the most electric guards of the tournament. In less than the first four minutes of one of his games he scored 12 points on his way to a 24-point first half. Northern is a dynamic scorer that does it well in a variety of ways. He plays well off the dribble as he can finish from all over with a nice runner, shoots it well off the dribble with range, and was finishing everything around the basket. 

Drew Paulson – 2029 – F/C – Flight Academy

Strong, tough, aggressive, Paulson just could not be matched inside. At the 11U level the post has great size and strength to be a dominant interior force to help his team to the title game. A very effective scorer around the paint getting it done posting up, on rolls, and put backs. He controlled the glass on both ends grabbing every board near him. Though his biggest impact may have been his interior defense blocking every shot inside one after another essentially shutting down the paint. 

Khamari Riddick – 2029 – G – Martin Brothers

Riddick is one of a few very talented and impactful players from this 11U Martin Brothers team that impressed all spring and was able to capture another championship for themselves. He is a skilled scorer that had himself a 21-point game but is also a good on-ball defender. He used his size to score it strong around the basket but showed off his skills spotting up for threes and attacking the basket. Riddick has so many tools to his game at a young age.