THE BASKETBALL MOVEMENT’S TOP 10
Rechon Black, 6’7, G/F, 2018, Montverde
Kid can flat ball and showed up all three nights. He combines height and length with an impressive offensive arsenal. He can shoot it and score at all three levels. Originally from Charlotte, N.C., Black recently committed early to the North Carolina Tarheels.
Remy Martin, 6’1, PG, 2017, Sierra Canyon
An elite passer and ball handler, Martin combines speed and quickness with an exciting brand of basketball. He put together several highlight-type passes and plays and brought the crowd to their feet on several occasions throughout the tournament. He went for 11 points, 5 rebounds and seven assists in game 1 against Republic
Cody Riley, 6’9, PF, 2017, Sierra Canyon
Riley is a force in the paint, he’s a massive kid with strength and power, but also some finesse in his game. He can certainly get things done in the paint, but also has a nice face-up game with the ability to shoot from the mid-range. Riley chose UCLA after narrowing his list to three schools, including Kansas and USC.
Ikey Obiagu, 7-0, C, 2017, Greenforest
A 7’0 2017 Florida State signee, Obiagu is among the nation’s most highly sought after shot blockers and showed why throughout the Tournament of Champions, blocking 10 shots in game 1, and following with seven more in game 2.
Marvin Bagley, 6’11, F, 2018, Sierra Canyon (MVP)
The top ranked player in 2018 showed off an elite game throughout the tournament, playing high above the rim, grabbing rebounds, handling the ball and showing the ability to dominate the paint as well as play on the perimeter. He had 15 and seven against Republic in a game 1 win, then went for 28 and 14 points in a semifinal win over Findlay Prep on Friday.
RJ Barrett, 6’7, G, 2019, Montverde
He’s the No. 1 ranked player nationally in the Class of 2019. A long, rangy guard, Barrett showed off a diverse skill set and has the ability to impact the game in a variety of ways. He is perhaps at his best sizing up a defender and driving all the way to the hoop, but can also rebound and defend. He finished with a game-high 28 points and 13 rebounds in the third-place game against Findlay Prep on Saturday.
Alex Lomax, 6’1, G, 2018, Memphis East
A 6’1 2018 guard, Lomox hit one of the biggest shots in tournament history in a semifinal game on Friday, knocking down a game-winning 3 at the buzzer to knock off Montverde, 59-56. He finished with a game-high 19 points in that contest.
Chandler Lawson, 6’8, F, 2019, Memphis East
A long, rangy 6’8 forward, Lawson is a top 20 player in the Class of 2019 and showed he is capable of dominating in the paint or on the wing. He was one of the tournament’s leading rebounders, going for 13 in a win over Montverde in the semifinals. Lawson is the younger brother of University of Memphis’ Keelon, Jr. and Dedric Lawson.
PJ Washington, 6’7, F, 2017, Findlay Prep
A big, strong forward that can handle the ball and score inside and outside. He had a stellar first game, scoring 19 points and hauling in nine rebounds, then largely went missing in game 2, finishing with four points in a loss to x. Washington rebounded with a solid performance in the third-place contest on Saturday against Montverde, scoring 26 points and hauling in 11 boards.