It’s been a huge spring for Collin Sexton, who leads the EYBL in scoring, and he certainly didn’t slow down in Hampton. Sexton, a 6-foot-2 combination guard, is tough, competitive and can score it anyway you want it. In our viewing, Sexton pumped in 30 points and buried a trio of three-pointers. He’s been a tad streaky from a shooting standpoint, but when he’s forced to take better shots in college he’ll become more efficient. He’s aggressive and always looking to attack. He went to the free throw line 14 times in the game we took in. Sexton entered the spring ranked No. 46 overall and he’s more than earned that ranking.
Recruiting: Alabama, Arizona, Kansas, Texas, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Iowa State & Missouri
Quite simply there isn’t a player in the Midwest having a better spring than Jaren Jackson. The near 6-foot-10 power forward is absolutely doing everything. He is making three’s at a high clip, he is blocking shots, he is playing harder than ever, and also he is scoring on the block. Jackson has been one of the most consistent and productive players all spring long, and the scary thing is he is just figuring out how good he is.
Recruiting: Maryland, Georgetown, Purdue, Indiana, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Butler, Alabama, Xavier, Stanford
One of the toughest kids in the entire country, Jordan Goodwin just does everything possible to help his team win. He is about 6-foot-4, but he does a little bit of everything. Goodwin attacks the rim, he shoots out to the three point line, is a tremendous rebounder, and is also a good passer. Quite simply Goodwin is just a beast on the floor, and all weekend he made huge plays to lift the St. Louis Eagles to wins.
Recruiting: Illinois, Missouri, Northwestern, Creighton, Texas, Michigan State, Texas A&M
Highly touted 2017 point guard Trae Young had a strong weekend for MoKan Elite. In Scout’s viewing, Young went for a triple-double, scoring 19 points, tossing out 10 assists and reeling in 10 rebounds. Young is incredibly crafty off the bounce and does a good job using hesitations, in and out dribbles and fakes to keep defenders off balance. To top it off, Young is a very good long-range shooter and does a good job making shots both off the catch and dribble. In the game we took in, Young distributed the ball as well as we’ve seen him and played the role of facilitator and passer.
Recruiting: Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma & Texas
One of P.J. Washington's biggest strengths is his versatility. At 6-foot-7, Washington is extremely long and has a 7-foot-2 wingspan. That type of length to go with his athleticism and motor makes him one of the better rebounders in the country. Washington is active, plays hard on both ends and is also effective on the offensive end. Washington scored off drives and from close range, but is also capable of making jump shots. A five-star prospect, Washington is living up to that billing playing for Team Penny this spring.
Recruiting: North Carolina, Texas, Kentucky, Michigan State, UCLA, Arizona and others
It was a very impressive weekend for Jordan Tucker. The forward known for his ability to shoot the ball from deep also showed ability to do more than that. Tucker attacked the rim more than ever seen before, and also he showed some desire to rebound and defend. With a great looking stroke here will always be a spot for Tucker on the floor, but now he is expanding his game and making himself better than ever as a player.
Recruiting: Maryland, Syracuse, Villanova, St. John’s, Indiana, Louisville, Duke, Seton Hall, Providence
There aren’t many higher upside kids in the 2017 class than Mitchell Robinson. Playing with Pro Skills, Robinson had a dominant weekend on the defensive end, and then also showed some ability on offense as well. Robinson can really block shots with his length, athleticism, and natural timing, and then also is a very good defensive rebounder. Offensively he runs the floor as well as guards and also has a decent touch down low. He is raw, but he is also improving quickly.
Recruiting: LSU and North Carolina are showing the most interest in the Texas A&M de-commitment
A new name on the radar from the weekend is 6-foot-5 wing Keyontae Johnson. At his size, Johnson has a strongly built from with very long arms. Playing for the Boo Williams 16’s team, Johnson was active, aggressive and consistently looked to attack the basket. A good athlete, Johnson slashed to the basket and scored the ball well at the rim and in transition. He hit one of two mid-range jump shots