For the last tournament of the 2023 spring, the 16U group did not disappoint. The weekend featured some tremendous guard and wing play throughout. Here were the top performers from the tournament. 

Devin Brown – 2025 – SF – Power 5

All tournament Brown was stellar in helping Power 5 capture the 16U championship. At 6’7” with his quickness, length, and athleticism, he can do so much on the floor. Defensively he matched up against some quality post players inside and shut them down but also moves so well to be able to defend guards out on the perimeter. On the other end, Brown has gotten much quicker attacking the basket in addition to scoring it strong inside, plus spotting up from the outside. In today’s style of play, Brown checks all the boxes. He holds a few division one offers and would expect that list to grow greatly soon. 

Isaiah Cochran – 2025 – SF – Kentucky Hoop Dreams

Going up against the eventual champions in a very good Power 5 squad, Cochran shined in the matchup going for 21 points. He has a nice blend of size at 6’7”, versatile skill set, and fluid athleticism. He can handle the ball and was a good playmaker off the dribble getting into the paint but also shot the ball at a high percentage spotting up from the outside. A high upside 2025 prospect with all his tools. 

Darius Harrington – 2025 – SF – Midwest Wildcats

Harrington had one of the better games of the tournament at the 16U level with a 23-point game on Saturday. He stands at 6’2” but plays much bigger with his solid build and energetic play. He did the bulk of his scoring around the paint but also hit a couple of threes. An aggressive forward that was just bullying his way to the basket using his strength effectively. 

Brooks Hinson – 2025 – PG – Wisconsin Playmakers

Hinson was one of a few Playmakers having impressive weekends helping them all the way to the championship game. While he showed a great ability to score the basketball, he also played the role of distributor effectively at other times always seeing the floor looking to create for his teammates. An efficient scorer with a 19-point game on Saturday shot the ball very well from the outside but also finished it around the paint on the attack. 

Drew Murphy – 2025 – G/F – Wisconsin Swing

Throughout the weekend, 6’5” Murphy scored and rebounded the ball well helping the Swing advance into the semifinals of the tournament. He is a smart wing with a good well-rounded offensive skill set and knows how to play. An efficient scorer who plays to his strengths catching and shooting threes, pulling up in the mid-range with his smooth jumper, and also posting up. He proved to be tough to defend in the low and mid post with his footwork and ability to finish all around the paint with good touch.

Ross Robertson – 2025 – F – MTXE

It’s been a big spring for Robertson and that continued throughout this tournament in leading MTXE to the semifinals. The 6’8” forward had some big games over the tournament including a dominant 24-point game. Whether it was posting up or on put backs and dump off, Robertson could not be stopped inside in a few games just overpowering defenders and finishing right through or over them but also continues to improve with his ability off the dribble. All spring he continues to play at a high level with plenty of energy game after game. 

Evan Weichert – 2025 – G/F – Minnesota Lightning 

Weichert is a well-rounded wing with size at 6’5” who has great versatility doing a bit of everything. He plays tough with good strength and showed the ability to defend not only wings but also defend down inside as well to playing big on the glass. Offensively, he played well spotting up on the perimeter knocking down shots all weekend but can also attack the basket and finish at the rim.  

Jack Young – 2025 – G – 24Up Redman

With his team trailing in a game on Saturday morning, it was Young’s turn to take over. In the second half alone, the skilled scoring guard had 17 points as he could not be stopped. Possession after possession, Young continued to get baskets doing so from all three levels down the stretch to help 24Up get the win. He plays very hard and did the bulk of his scoring with his jumper from the outside and mid-range.