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Future150 Main Event Houston: 15U Standouts
by Zachary Lyon, Future150 (5:16 PM CT, Wed April 5, 2017)
New Orleans Elite 15U takes home the Gold Championship
New Orleans Elite 15U takes home the Gold Championship
Zachary Lyon
Zachary Lyon:

Future150 Regional Analyst. Covering high and middle school basketball: NC, SC & VA

Houston, TX (Future150) -- The 15U division at the Future150 Main Event Houston tournament featured a lot of teams with balanced scoring attacks and tough defense. New Orleans Elite took home the 15U gold division title, Houze Elite won the silver, and the Kingdom Warriors Academy won the bronze championship game. Check out who the top performers on the weekend were: 

Kendarius Buckley, 2020 SG, Kingdom Warriors Academy (MS): The 6'2" wing was the sparkplug for his team in the championship game against the Skyhawks. He made several big plays down the stretch on both ends of the floor, ultimately helping his team win the Bronze Championship 60-55. Not only did he score on all three-levels throughout the tournament, but he played intense defense and lived in passing lanes.

Jayden Colleymore, 2020 SF Skyhawks (TX): The 6'4" forward is a near impossible matchup for defenses. He's able to slide seamlessly between the wing and post. When he gets the ball on the interior, the lefty is able to score with ease using his footwork and quickness. On the perimeter, he's able to stretch the defense with a smooth jumper that's pretty consistent all the way out to the three-point line.

Jacob Anderson, 2020 PG, Elevation Skills (TX)Anderson was easily one of the best floor generals in his division and he knocked down some big shots in multiple games during pool play on Saturday. He controlled the tempo of the game and rarely made a bad decision throughout the weekend. 

Kalep Crane, Acadiana Redhawks (LA): The 5'10" point guard continues to diversify his game. Over the past several months, he's grown and improved his ball skills and lead guard instincts. However, don't let that fool you. He can still fill it up from the perimeter, as we found out in a game where he poured in 22 points for his team.

Davon Wright, 2020 SF, RL9 (TX): The 6'2" wing might have the most upside of anyone in the 15U age group in Houston. He was a smooth prospect who had no trouble getting to the rim and finishing using his length & athleticism. He even knocked down some perimeter jumpers throughout the weekend, showcasing his long-term ability if his jump shot can become consistent. 

Xavier Calhoun, 2020 SG, Missouri City Ballers (TX): An impressive shooter, the 5'8" shooting guard was itching to let it fly throughout the weekend. The smooth lefty played with a certain edge on both ends of the floor and made sure that the defense knew exactly who he was in each and every game. 

Logan Kyle, 2020 Post, Cypress Shock (TX): A 6'3" post prospect with good agility and strength, he was a matchup problem for opposing big men. He used his quick feet to finish around defenses and score with ease on putback opportunities as well. On defense, he never lacked in confidence or energy for his team.

Kristopher O'Neal, 2020 PG, Houze Elite (TX): The 5'10" point guard was the catalyst for his team all weekend, leading them to the 15U Silver Championship at Future150 Main Event Houston. He's a smooth prospect who loves to attack the rim and has excellent body control when finishing around the rim.

Basheil Hardy, 2020 PF, HoB Warriors (TX): The 6'2" big man embraced contact all weekend long, carrying his team on his back for spurts while contributing on the defensive end as well. He tallied a lot of rebounds throughout the weekend and finished around the rim and in transition as well. 

Shaun Mitchell, 2020 C, Shreveport Tar Heels (LA): A physically imposing big man at a muscular 6'5", he uses his football-like frame to make an enormous impact on the hardwood. He loves to play a physical brand of basketball in the paint, snatching up rebounds with ease while using his strength to finish around the rim through any defender who gets in his path.

Abdullah Roberts, 2020 G/F, West Houston Wildcats (TX): Roberts was a matchup problem for opposing teams all weekend. Standing around around 6'2", he has the size of a guard but is strong and quick enough to play the one through four, as well as defending those positions. If he can convert himself to a full time combo guard, Roberts has a chance to be really good. 

Johnny Miller, 2020 CF, Houston Cowboys (TX): Miller has an extremely high motor and was a killer on the offensive end. He's at his best when slashing the lane and grabbing offensive rebounds for second chance points. Even though he's undersized at 5'10", he is built like a linebacker and has no problem playing and finishing through contact. 

Ethan Towber, 2020 PG, Triple D Hoops (TX): Even though he was overwhelmed a lot of the time by defenders size, Towber still found ways to score. Whether it was off the mid-range/deep jump shot or driving the lane and knocking down a floater over the top of the defense, he found a way to get it done. He is a solid floor general and creator on offense but his defense and strength must improve in order for him to max out his potential. 

Mandrell Williams, 2020 SG, Louisiana Heat Elite (LA): Williams is a lightning quick guard that is at his best when getting into the lane and getting the defense into foul trouble. He got to the line and finished at the rim consistently and was very good at drawing the defense in and kicking the ball out to open teammates as well. It will be interesting to see how he progresses and grows over the next year or so. 

Jackie Edwards, 2020 SG, Houston Tigers Jazz Elite (TX): Edwards had a few consistent showings during pool play on Saturday scoring from all three levels and doing a nice job with finding his teammates when they were open for easy buckets. A rising sophomore, he is a bit undersized at 5'8", but he plays with a certain confidence that you love to see a scorer have. 

Shateek Stewart, 2020 SG, Team NOLA (LA): A great shooter, Stewart scored 16 points in pool play on Saturday in a big win over Elevation Skills. He came through with some clutch free throws down the stretch and was a tough cover throughout the entire weekend. No doubt Stewart was one of the better three-way scorers in the entire tournament. 

Aaron Ursin, 2020 PF, New Orleans Elite (LA): One of Ursin's biggest performances on the weekend came on Saturday night during bracket play. If it wasn't for his 13 points and huge presence on the glass against a lengthy Houston A.C.S. squad, his team may have been going home, but he pulled them through. Standing around 6'6", Ursin has a chance to be mid-major plus prospect. He has a strong frame and long arms. His growth will be key over the next year and a half. 

Trey Hartfield, 2020 SG, Houston A.C.S. (TX): Hartfield was one of the most impressive prospects we saw in the 15U division. He had some big time performances during pool play on Saturday, scoring the ball from all three levels and using his length to disrupt shots and gather steals on a daily basis. At 6'3", with his length and scoring abilities, Hartfield has a chance to be a very good player. 

Mason Borque, 2020 PF, Texas Inferno Black (TX): Borque is a hustle, grind it out-type player that you really like to have on the floor at all times. Even though he was a bit undersized at 6'3" by opposing big men, he didn't let that slow him down. He earned plenty of trips to the free throw line by grabbing offensive rebounds and drawing contact. Borque ran the floor well and always put himself in good positions to score by sneaking around and through the defense. 

Caleb LaVergne, 2020 PG, Shooting Stars (TX): A speedy floor general and a balanced scorer is what LaVernge showcased throughout the weekend. Standing at just 5'6", he showed off a good stroke from beyond the three point line and also was slashing the lane and drawing contact. He has the tools to be a solid point guard down the line but he obviously needs to grow and develop quite a bit over the next year or so. 

Lorenzo Francise, 2020 G/F, K-Town All Stars (TX): Francise is a wiry, agile wing that can get to the basket and get the defense in foul trouble in a hurry. He has a nice floater and pull-up jumper but will need to improve on his defense and add more muscle to his frame before he can max out his potential. 

Donald Rawls, 2020 CF, Texas Inferno Red (TX): Rawls showed off some good moves in the post and a great leadership mentality on and off the floor for Texas Inferno. He will not stop until he hears the whistle blow and is very capable of knocking down the mid-range jump shot. Unfortunately he is only 6'2", which doesn't help him much when he's guarding taller wings and posts, but he definitely doesn't shy away or back down from any competition. 


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