2022 Grassroots Basketball Finale: 15U Standouts
VIRGINIA BEACH—While we’re still in recovery mode from the weekend in Virginia Beach, we’re going over some of the standout performers we saw at the Grassroots Basketball Finale. We’ve gone over two rounds of top performers from the 17U and 16U divisions, and now, we’re turning our attention to the 15U division for a moment.
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Georgia Canes 2025 squad has shown that there’s plenty to be excited about in terms of the future of Peach State hoops. One of the names on this deep team that stood out over the weekend was Jordan Coney. He’s a guard that can fill it up. Coney shoots the ball well from 3-point range, and he’s got some burst to get by his man and to the rim. In what’s shaping up to be an interesting 2025 class to this point, Coney could continue to emerge as a name to follow. - Josh Tec
Team Loaded 757 had a ton of success over the weekend across all age groups. Their 15U squad made a run to the championship game, and Adarius Boston was one of the leaders of that run. He’s a guard with a ton of upside. In their semi-final game, Boston poured in 17 points including three 3-pointers. This was my first weekend getting to see the 2025 prospect, but a few days removed, he’s one that has stuck with me from my time in Virginia Beach. - Josh Tec
This Bad Boys program has some dudes in it. On their 16U team, Casey Etienne was one of the best players in Virginia Beach regardless of age group, and their 15U squad has plenty of talent on it too. One of the guys that caught our attention over the weekend was Alex Pierre-Louis. The 6-foot-3 wing is a bit of a hybrid at this stage. He’s physical and assertive enough to contend down low with bigs, but he also has the ball skills and wiggle to make plays off the bounce. Pierre-Louis was the engine that fueled a run to the Final Four. If this weekend was an indication of what we can expect moving forward, keep an eye on Pierre-Louis over the next few years. - Josh Tec
This dude is a paint toucher. He, on countless occasions was able to get into the paint and get a basket. He can break down defenders off the dribble, he can knock down the mid-range shot, and he gets to the foul line. The 2025 Prospect out of Garner High School is the engine for the Garner Road 15’s. When I say every time Garner Road needed a basket Reyes was able to deliver I mean every time. He is tracking at the Mid-major level and can be higher with his size and his skill set he’s going to be a fun one to watch. - Justin Byerly
I got to see this Prospect U team a few times on their run to the 15U championship, and each time, Camontae Griffin Jr. was one of the guys that caught my attention. The 5-foot-7 guard was dynamic each time I saw them. He’s a big-time scorer who can heat up in the blink of an eye. Griffin Jr. plays with that edge and confidence that I came to love while watching DMV players over the weekend. Now, here’s where we get to the most interesting part, he’s in the class of 2027. His accomplishments were impressive in any regard, but when I found out he was playing up two age groups, I was even more impressed. - Josh Tec