Top 16U Performers from the 2022 Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions, Pt. III
SUWANEE—I keep telling you about the depth that this 16U division provided over the weekend. There was so much talent across the board. It was one of the most fun divisions to follow without a doubt. If you want to catch up on more of the stand outs from 16U at Gibbons, you can check out the first and second installments of the series via the links provided or on the site.
Caleb White came through Bob Gibbons and did exactly what everyone expected him to do. This kid is an absolute baller and he’s constantly looking to improve each time he steps on the court. White is poised under pressure and his ability to keep his teammates involved in the offense is magical. He’s swift in transition and even at point, White is willing to crash the board with bigs. The way he can switch gears on the attack is impressive, it’s next-level ball handling with this kid. His shot is smooth from the mid & three and is a pure slasher getting to the rack. - D’Courtland
I have watched Iturbe for a while now, back when he was with the Upward Stars program and now with Team Curry. The son of former Clemson standout Ike Iturbe was impressive all weekend with his 2024 club. He has size, he can shoot it from outside which in turn, stretches the defense and opens things up in the middle. He has a solid frame with long arms and big hands. Iturbe is a guy that has the natural instincts of a basketball player and the genes to play the game at a high level. - Justin Byerly
When watching this AE5 team, their perimeter size and length immediately stand out, and Clark is part of that overwhelming stable. At around 6-foot-6, Clark is a smooth-scoring, playmaking wing that can provide serious matchup problems at this level. Aside from being able to score consistently from multiple levels, Clark is a wing that’ll crash the glass and routinely pull double-digit boards. In Georgia, Clark isn’t a secret, and he has all of the makings of a player that can break out as a national name as the summer goes on. - Josh Tec
The Michigan commit is a special player. He is so smooth and was one of the best shooters we saw at the event. Against some really strong competition, Anderson showed why Juwan Howard and staff took a chance and offered the class of 2024 prospect early. Anderson should grow some more (his dad is around 6’4) and that would put Anderson over the top with that kind of size, his shooting ability and his scoring. He was deadly from beyond the three-point line and made some passes that were able to create scoring opportunities for his teammates. - Justin Byerly
Size at the guard spot, a deadly shot from outside, understanding of spacing, high basketball IQ. These are the notes I had in my MacBook for Crotty while watching him in Louisville and in Suwanee at our Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions. Crotty is one of those guys who just looks comfortable on the floor and the game comes easy to him. He can change a game with his shooting and with his size, he can score over the smaller guards that guard him. Crotty is a guy that I want taking the last shot and anytime he is open. - Justin Byerly
To put it simply, Robison is a point guard that’s going to lead to wins. When people talk about players being floor generals or extensions of their coaches on the floor, they’re talking about guys like Robison. He knows the game well and brings that high IQ whenever he steps between the lines. Robison is a steadying presence with the ball in his hands and can probe defenses with how well he utilizes a change of speeds and a well-rounded, crafty bag of tricks. He scores it well from multiple levels and facilitates at a high level. If you know the Tennessee Tigers program, you know they always embrace toughness, and Robison is a shining example of that. - Josh Tec