Ranging from all ages in high school, 305Sports had the chance to evaluate each session thoroughly and extensively. Full of new and familiar faces, Pressure’s event was nothing short of a success.
Here are a few standouts from the 15U session:
G/F Marcus Allen, Norland:
From the jump, Marcus Allen was someone that stood out from others. Standing at 6-foot-5, Allen displayed the versatility and hunger that not many incoming freshmen possess.
Predominantly taller than others, Allen had a great time grabbing rebounds and scoring in transition. He wasn’t afraid of shooting either, draining a couple of shots from beyond the arc.
Allen led his team in scoring in both games, averaging 20.5 points per game.
Of all the class of 2024 prospects I watched, Allen was by far the most talented all-around. He’ll definitely be someone to watch out for at Norland.
G/F Christian Reid, SLAM:
The brother of a former HoopMIA All-Star, Christian Reid brings a fierce defense presence at all times. In every game he played (including 16U), Reid didn’t shy away from stuffing someone’s shot.
On the offensive end, while Reid still isn’t comfortable using his jump shot, he sure doesn’t shy away from anybody inside the paint. He went on to average 13.0 points in his two 15U matches.
At 6-foot-3, Reid uses his size, strength and athleticism as an advantage against those not willing to give it all. He’s a nonstop worker and is worthy of keeping an eye on.
G Jessiah Pierre-Johnson, University School:
I had the chance to watch Pierre-Johnson and his Bad Boys squad against The L.A.B. Despite falling short of a victory, the class of 2023 guard showcased a willingness to attack the basket and draw fouls, especially in the second half.
He finished that game with 14 points, capping off his afternoon with a solid performance.
Holding offers from numerous Division I programs, there’s a specific “it” factor that the class of 2023 guard has that can make teams special.