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Future150 Southwest Main Event: Championship Recap
by Jason Pratt, Future150 (8:29 PM CT, Thu April 4, 2013)
14U Southwest Main Event Champions Swilling Storm
14U Southwest Main Event Champions Swilling Storm
Jason Pratt
Jason Pratt:

Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Houston, TX (Future150) -- The Future150 Southwest Main Event wrapped up action on Saturday night, with four teams collecting championships. 

In the 17U division, the Rim Rockers out of Austin, Texas won a championship behind the strong play of 2014 CG De'Andre Davis. The 6'2" guard made a lasting impression on the Future150 staff, and he led his team to the title with his play.

In the 16U division, the powerful Arkansas Soldiers cruised to a title behind the play of 2015 prospects KeVaughn Allen, K.J. Hill, and Victor Dukes. They are a balanced team loaded with athletes. Watch out for them this coming AAU season.

In the 15U bracket, the Houston Defenders claimed a championship behind balanced play inside and out. 2016 big man Mongo Cornett and point guard J.J. Caldwell led the charge for the Houston team.

The Swilling Storm brought thunder and lightning to the 14U bracket this weekend with their frenetic style of play. 2017's Lamont Berzat, Tre Swilling, and Devin Gilmore led the way for the New Orleans based team. 

Here is a list of prospects who stood out throughout the day of action...

Demetrius Levarity 2014 SF, Houston Defenders:

The 6'6" wing was impressive all weekend long. He is an active prospect who has a variety of skills on the floor. He is a good slashing forward who finishes at the rim. He also rebounds the ball well and loves to get out in transition. Once he improves his shooting from mid-range, he will be a very dangerous player. 

KeVaughn Allen 2015 SG, Arkansas Soldiers:

Future150's #23 prospect in the 2015 class did not disappoint this past weekend. The 6'2" guard has a fantastic frame and gets to the rim at will. He showcased more ball skills and looks like he will be making a transition to more of a point guard in the future, which is great for his upside. Showed an improved outside jumper as well.

Keivion Burns 2015 SF, Clutch City:

Maybe the hardest working forward prospect in the entire tournament, the undersized power forward battled against bigger post players all weekend with success. The 6'3" forward was a tenacious rebounder, was physical in the paint, and played phonemnal on-ball defense. Needs to start working on his perimeter skills now.

K.J. Hill 2015 CG, Arkansas Soldiers:

The 6'0" combo guard had a nice showing at the Future150 Southwest Main Event. He played with great pace and made good decisions. The most impressive thing about K.J. is his chiseled physique. He's a physical defender who can shut down most offensive stars. Rebounds very well for his size.

Noah Sanchez 2015 SF, Texas Airmen: 

The 6'4" small forward is fresh off a state title season at Terry High School, and his strong play has continued into the spring. He was an excellent outside shooter this weekend and has very good body for a player his age. Runs the floor well and rebounds well.

Jamal Bieniemy 2017 SG, Rytes Warriors:

The smooth young star doesn't force much on the offensive end of the floor. He lets his game come to him. He has good ball skills, is a very good perimeter shooter, and has very good passing skills and court vision. Looks like he is developing into a nice combo guard for the high school level.

Avery Boyd 2015 SF, Houston Ground Breakers

The 6'2" prospect is a versatile athlete who has great speed in the open floor. He spent time playing the 1-3 positions for his team all weekend. He has good athleticism and can play above the rim, rebounds extremely well, and plays with 110% at all times. He also has solid court vision, especially in the open floor.

Paul Thomas 2015 CF, Houston Defenders:

Paul might be the best long term prospect in the entire Houston Defenders organization, along with JoJo Anderson. The 6'8" prospect is a versatile player who can play either forward spot. He has excellent fundamentals and can play in the post, or on the perimeter. High motor prospect as well.

Austin McMinn 2016 PF, Bay Area Blazers:

The forward prospect was a relentless inside presence for the Blazers throughout the weekend. He banged and grinded his way to points and rebounds, played fundamental basketball, and ran the floor well. He also showed good hands and the ability to finish plays at the rim.

Javier Roper 2015 SF, Arkansas Soldiers:

Javier was one of the biggest sleepers we found at the Main Event. He is a smooth and lanky 6'6" small forward from northern Louisiana. He rebounds the ball well on both ends of the floor, plays well in transition, and can knock down shots out to 18 feet. Very solid on-ball defender as well.

K.J. Johnson 2016 PG, Houston Defenders:

The 5'9" guard can play at either guard spot on the floor. He has a good feel for the game with the ball in his hands, and he is also effective from the shooting guard spot as well. Can make jumpers from mid-range as well as long range.

Jordan Houston 2016 SG, Houston Defenders:

A young guard with a smooth outside jump shot, Jordan made his mark from the perimeter all weekend long. The 5'9" combo guard played both guard spots for the Defenders, and looked good with the ball in his hands as well. A developing prospect who will only improve with more consistent point guard play. 

Jalan Carter 2017 PG, Team Blueprint:

The 5'9" lead guard played consistent basketball for his team, which is exactly what they needed. He was a steadying force who made shots, handled the ball well against pressure, and showed good transition court vision as well.

Tyler Howard 2015 PG, Houston Defenders:

Dont' be fooled by his 5'6" frame, Tyler can make a big imprint on the game. He has excellent ball-handling skills and can get into the lane at will. He makes good decisions and has good vision on the floor. Controls the game well for his team.

Ricky Griffin 2017 PF, Str8 Ballers:

Ricky has a fantastic physique at 6'2". He plays excellent on-ball defense, is extremely athletic, and is a tenacious rebounder as well. He's a kid with a high motor who never gives up on plays. Great kid as well.

Shedrick Smith 2017 PG, Ascension Jaguars:

The 5'7" floor general had a good showing in Houston. He has a very good feel for the game and loves to get his teammates involved in the flow of the game. He also can score the basketball when called upon.

Trayvond Collins 2013 SG, Surpreme Defenders:

Trayvond is a 6'3", 195-pound shooting guard who had a big senior season at Humble High School. He is a fantastic long range shooter with beautiful form. He has great size and can finish at the rim through contact. Currently unsigned for next season, schools from the division two to low major level need to get on him.

Victor Dukes 2015 SG Arkansas Soldiers:

If you are looking for a power wing at the next level, look no further than the Arkansas shooting guard from Nettleton High School. He's 6'4", 190-pounds, and is a great rebounder. He slashes to the basket well, and finishes at the rim with contact. He is also very explosive and loves to finish above the rim.

D'Aundre Boyd 2016 SG, Houston Cliques:

The long and athletic guard prospect is a very good athlete and he uses that to his advantage on the floor. He plays very solid on-ball defense and loves to get out in transition for scoring opportunities. He also can hit the mid-range jumper.

Shane Walter 2016 PG, Texas Raptors:

Shane had a good weekend for the Raptors. He is a fundamentally sound prospect who has a very good feel for the game. He has good intangibles and a very high basketball IQ. He doesn't get rattled by pressure and shoots it well from the outside.

Etorrian Wilridge 2015 SF, Houston Defenders:

Tori has grown to about 6'7", and his game has grown as well since we saw him last at our camp in the fall. He plays above the rim, rebounds the ball well, and finishes well around the rim with both hands. He is starting to develop his game on the perimeter, which will make him an extremely dangerous prospect in the future.

Angel Trevino 2016 PG, No Fear:

The 6'0" floor general has good leadership on the floor. He has solid ball-handling skills and makes the correct passes when he needs to. He also showed the ability to score when shooting off-the-dribble.

Zach Galvan 2014 SG, Houston Ground Breakers:

The 5'10" lefty played the shooting guard spot as well as the point guard spot for his team. He was excellent when attacking the basket and finishing at the rim. He played with poise and got his teammates involved in the flow of the game as well.

Tyler Rogers 2018 PF, Rytes Warriors:

A 6'2" post player, Tyler does most of his damage right now cleaning up on the inside. He can score off of his teammates missed shot attemps, but he also has soft hands that catch most balls thrown his way. 

Lamont Berzat 2017 PG, Swilling Storm:

There wasn't a better vocal leader in the entire tournament than the 5'5" speedster. He was constantly playing pressure defense and rallying his teammates to do the same. He is great in transition and can finish plays from the outside as well. He is a fun kid to watch. Plays with so much passion.

J.J. Caldwell 2016 PG, Houston Defenders:

The 6'0" lead guard is a very promising prospect. He has great speed in the open floor and a good physique. Has very good natural instincts and court vision. He loves to push the ball in transition and can finish at the rim with contact. High upside prospect.

Jaquel Lewis 2014 PG, Brazoria Ballers:

The 5'11" lead guard is very good at scoring off-the-dribble. He can hit shots consistently from both the mid-range as well as long range. He has a college ready frame and uses it to his advantage when finishing at the rim.

Devin Gilmore 2017 PF, Swilling Storm:

The long and athletic 6'3" forward was finishing everything around the rim this weekend. He gets up and down the floor with ease, and rebounds and blocks shots very well. He also has good footwork for a developing post prospect.

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