PUHSD Classic

The PUHSD Classic finished up last Saturday with the Hamilton Huskies crowned Champions! Today we look at the top Class of 2007 players we observed. Names like Brown, Franks, Maddux, Hambsch, Sheetz, Barraza plus others... Coming tomorrow, our Class of 2008, 2009, 2010 observations...


William Franks, 6-1 G Central High School

Franks has a nice stroke and good ball skills.  He uses screens well and can attack the glass in traffic.  Fundamentally sound.  Can score big numbers!  A solid Division II guard


Troran Brown, 6-1 G Cesar Chavez High School

Brown is a smooth guard who can really stroke it from deep.  Good balls skills.  He really see's the floor and can make things happen with his quickness when he wants to.  We noticed a slight attitude when things don't go his way, which is too bad because if he can play hard for 32 minutes, we see him as a potential LM player after 2 years at the Juco level.  BUT, he needs an attitude adjustment!  Too much standing around.


Dennis Tolliver, 6-7 F Cesar Chavez High School

Tolliver comes off the bench for the Champions of Cesar Chavez.  Long, lean and athletic, he needs 2 years of development at the Juco level, but he looks like he can grow a few more inches.  Needs upper body strength.  A high flyer that local Juco coaches should snag. 


Devin West, 6-6 F Cesar Chavez High School

West is a big, strong athletic forward.  Skill level is not there yet, but great size for a forward.  Another Champion who needs time to develop.


Lucas Hambsch, 6-0 PG Hamilton High School

MVP!  Hambsch is proving he belongs, and getting the recognition he finally deserves. He is the guy you want running the show surrounded by athletes.  Great court sense.  Never forces the action and always makes the right pass.  Can shoot it from 3 when needed.  Confidence is growing by the day.  A sleeper at the DII level.  Can someone please sign this kid, you will not regret!!!!

Lloyd Hickinson, 6-5 W Hamilton High School

Big time athlete who has the prototype body for a wing.  Can run the floor and finish with a bang!  Needs up-tempo system to excel.  Mid range game is solid.  With two more years of development, we see Lloyd as a LM Prospect-MM Follow


Jake Maddux, 6-2 G Shadow Mountain High School

It seems we've seen Maddux for years.  Is he finally a senior?  Yes, but this solid guard knows how to play.  Great form on his shot.  Elevates and a great release.  His strength and ball skill makes him a solid Division II prospect! 


Dan Sheetz, 6-8 F Shadow Mountain High School

Sheetz made our LM prospect list after the Fall Shootout in October.  We will keep him there, but he needs upper body strength and skill development to have a chance.  A possible red-shirt at that level (Low Major) or a year at the Juco level.  A shot blocker that can finish in traffic


DJ Lewis, 6-2 G South Mountain High School

The football prospect from South is the leader for the Jaguars. New coach Brian Fair has a senior laden team with Lewis leading the charge.


Stacey Williams, 6-5 W Trevor Browne High School

Long, lean and active describe Williams.  Great elevation!  Skill development facing the basket is needed as his position at the next level will be a wing.  A solid Division II prospect.  Maybe a 2 year stop at the Juco level as well.


Louis Barraza, 6-5 G Trevor Browne High School
Barraza is a fairly good athlete with good ball skills. He showed signs of an injury to a leg so he was not 100%. He shoots the ball well. Plays hard for 32 minutes. He's worth a look at the low to mid major level.



Others to Watch

Felix Gilmore, 6-2 F Carl Hayden High School

Colton Boxley, 6-4 F Desert Ridge High School

Mark Celaya, 6-3 G Hamilton High School
Juan Galarza, 6-2 F Maryvale High School
Kevin Kemp, 6-4 W
Casa Grande High School


Coming tomorrow our Class of 2008, 2009 and 2010 reports.

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