The stars surely came to play at the DS Sportsplex for a highly touted matchup between some of the best players in the South Florida area.
Here’s who stood out the most in a competitive contest between the loaded KT King’s and Team Pressure.
F Taylor Hendricks, Calvary Christian:
If there’s one player that everyone now knows after the main event, it would be four-star forward Taylor Hendricks out of Calvary Christian High School.
Posting a 32-point performance against a loaded Team Pressure squad, Hendricks made his presence felt both inside and outside of the paint.
In an interview, the junior claimed that “being aggressive and his shots falling” were the key to all of his success.
One thing that I took away from the 68-48 victory is Hendrick’s basketball knowledge and speed. At 6-foot-9, he can move and run with the guards, resulting in multiple fast-break dunks and alley-oops. However, when Hendricks is given space, he does have the ability to pull up from three along with sinking a midrange shot when needed.
After his dominating performance, expect for the forward to be one of the most dominating players in the whole country not just in the paint but all around.
G Ausar Thompson, Pine Crest High School:
2022 guard Ausar Thompson is a legit high profile prospect from the South Florida area.
While the outside shots weren’t falling as much as usual, the 6-foot-6 guard still found a way to get involved in the intense matchup. Driving was definitely the key for Ausar, a four-star prospect, scoring 14 points mostly from inside.
Thomson and his brother Amen have recently received an offer from the University of Kansas and are expecting more big-time offers to come their way.
G Amen Thompson, Pine Crest High School:
On what could be described as one of Amen Thompson’s quieter performances, his athleticism is definitely something to still take note of.
In his sophomore campaign at Pine Crest, the guard averaged 16.9 points, 3.7 assists and 7.3 rebounds per game, leading the Panthers to a 20-7 record
Thompson is able to play at a fast pace, bringing him constantly past defenders and allowing him to finish at the rim with multiple layups. With his extremely athletic but smart style of play, Amen will continue to cause havoc against opponents.
G/F Josh Minott, Saint Andrews:
What started out as an unranked forward from Saint Andrews high school in Boca Raton, Florida, has now evolved into one of the nation’s top 30 prospects, according to 247Sports.
Thanks to his unbelievable build and shooting ability, Josh Minott led Team Pressure with 18 points in the primetime matchup.
Using his size to his advantage, Minott was clearly one of the most dominant players on the court, as he constantly used his body in order to shoot over defenders or finish at the basket with ease.
F Greg Glenn, Calvary Christian:
Another dominant big who was a major factor for the KT Kings’ victory was junior Greg Glenn.
It may have felt like a quiet night as he registered just 14 points, but his energy on both sides of the floor was able to lead to much of his success.
Glenn should be able to develop into one of the best bigs in the nation since guarding competitors in the post, and sizing up defenders is nothing new to this top prospect.
The 6-foot-6 forward has received recent offers from Georgia Tech, Maryland and the University of Arkansas among others.