Top 15U Performers from the 2022 Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions, Pt. I
I know that the rest of the staff will agree that some of the most fun we’ve had this season as been when following the up-and-comers in the 15U division. We’ve had some high-level prospects with bright futures shine on our platform this year, and there’s no stage bigger than the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions. Standing out as a top guy at Gibbons is just different. It’s where stars separate themselves, and these are some of the 15U guys who did just that this past weekend.
Already with an offer from SMU, the 2025 guard is regarded as one of the top floor generals in the class. As a playmaking guard, Reece is the perfect fit to run the show for this talented Florida Rebels 15U squad. I liked how he controlled the tempo in each outing I saw him. He never let the defense dictate his pace, but he took his time, created angles, and took advantage of what the defense gave him. This is a pass first guard that looks to get his talented wings going early, but he can certainly score when needed. - Brianna Patton
Jones is special. He brings a unique blend of size, athleticism and skill for his age. It’s not every day that we get to see someone as physically gifted and advanced as Jones terrorizing 15U divisions, yet here we are getting to boast that we’ve seeh him multiple times on our platform this spring. Jones helped the Florida Rebels take home championship gold on a run in which they overwhelmed most teams they played. Jones’ athleticism and positional size are what will draw eyes, but what may go unnoticed is how great of a passer he is. His size allows him to see the floor better than most, and he’s a more-than-willing passer. With the talent around him, he has no shortage of guys to dish the ball to. I don’t know what they’re feeding them down there in Florida, but I could have certainly used whatever it is when I was growing up. - Josh Tec
Chatfield was one of the top underclassmen I saw throughout the weekend. The TSF lead guard plays with a lot of poise, and his feel for the game just jumps out at you. He plays at a steady pace, understands how to create angles, and makes good reads. Between his handle, decision making, and ability to score it and distribute, I think he has the potential to be a HM level player as he continues to develop. - Brianna Patton
Abaev has such a bright future. He’s a 6-foot-5 guard with an advanced skillset for his age. His vision and passing are what I’ve been most impressed with when I’ve gotten to see him this spring. Abaev makes great decisions in that regard and sees the floor well. He’s also an exceptional shooter with a quick, clean looking shot. We’ve seen a healthy group of young talent coming from South Florida in our 15U divisions this season. The 2025 class is looking to be deep and promising down there. - Josh Tec
Bob Gibbons was my first time seeing this kid play, and man am I excited about his upside. In the 15U championship game against TSF, London really asserted himself and made a ton of timely shots. With his team down nearly 20, he flipped a switch and took over the game. He was aggressive attacking the rim and showed nice touch on his pull up jumpers. The lefty topped off his 17-point performance by knocking down a go ahead corner three to secure the comeback championship win. Alabama was smart to get an offer early; at 6-foot-4, he has the size and frame you want to see out of prospects at the next level. - Brianna Patton