Makhi Mitchell had 13 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots, and Josh Wallace and Mekhi Long combined for 36 points off the bench as the Premier topped The Truth 82-75 in the final of the 17 Invite division.
The Las Vegas Prospects are finally playing the way coach Quincy Pondexter thought they could. And that effort led to two wins Saturday to reach the quarterfinals of the 17U Platinum Premier bracket at the Las Vegas Classic.
Jalen Suggs, who plays club basketball for Grassroots Sizzle out of Minneapolis, is one of the top two-sport athletes in the country and has several Division I basketball and football scholarship offers.
Cassius Stanley, a four-star senior wing and consensus top-40 recruit from the Los Angeles area, has shined this year for Westbrook’s grassroots basketball program, Team Why Not.
Bishop Gorman’s Zaon Collins is a slender 6-foot guard, probably tipping the scales at 150 pounds. But when the game’s on the line, Collins has shown he’s tough enough to carry a team.
Nick Blake, who just completed his junior year at Durango, is heading west to join Middlebrooks Academy (California) and will reclassify to the 2020 class.
The Mobley brothers are indicative of the talent in Las Vegas this week. Evan, a 7-foot power forward, is the top player in the 2020 class, according to ESPN. Isaiah, a 6-9 power forward, is ESPN’s No. 16 player in the 2019 class.
An altercation broke out near the gym entrance about 20 minutes before the 13-year-old LeBron James Jr. and the North Coast Blue Chips were set to play the Nike Meanstreets in a showcase game the four-time NBA MVP was present for.
Daishen Nix is one of the best — and most underrated — point guard prospects in the country, a distinction he’s comfortable with for now.
Desert Pines senior running back Cameron Wiley will play college football at Minnesota, he announced via Twitter on Saturday afternoon.