2022 Grassroots Basketball Finale: 15U Standouts, PT. II
VIRGINIA BEACH—Watching the younger divisions towards the end of the travel season is always a must to get an eye on the stars of the future. While we keep an eye on young prospects throughout the spring and summer, July is a great time to really hone in on them. We did that throughout the Grassroots Basketball Finale. Here are some more 15Us who made waves in Virginia Beach.
Catch up on all of our coverage from the weekend below.
Rill is an upside guy for sure. There’s no doubt that he was productive on York Ballers’ run to the Final Four, but he’s a guy that seems to just be scratching the surface of what he can be in the future. Rill is a 6-foot-7 forward who can make an impact on the glass and around the basket. There’s plenty of skill to Rill’s game right now as he can handle the ball well and serve as a playmaking forward. This is where I think his game will take major steps forward with continued work. With his already strong foundation, refining his skillset could have Rill being talked about plenty for years to come. - Josh Tec
When Josh Tec and I first saw Copeland, the first thing we both said to each other was this guy looks the part. He has the size, the length and the overall body of a prospect that looks like he has a bright future. Copeland is 6-foot-7 and is long and wiry with wide shoulders and big hands. He is the younger brother of former Garner Road standout Isaac Copeland who went on to play at Georgetown and Nebraska. The younger Copeland has a lot of the same tools that helped his older brother be a successful college player. He is still young and trying to get it all together but Copeland is going to be a guy to watch. - Justin Byerly
Teasley has consistently been one of the most impactful guards in the 15U division on the HoopSeen platform. His presence is felt in all aspects of the game. We’ve seen him light up scoreboards from all levels, we’ve seen him spray the ball around to open shooters, we’ve seen him as a great positional rebounder, and we’ve seen him defend the point of attack well. He’s done it all, and he brought that same energy to Virginia Beach. There’s something to be said for consistency, and Teasley has been as consistent as we’ve seen this spring and summer. - Josh Tec
Billy interested me as soon as I saw him on the floor for Prospect U. Any 6-foot-6, skilled wings are going to attract attention at the 15U level, and Billy is that. Like several other players on this team, Billy was playing up. He’s a 2026 prospect, and already looks to be a guy to watch moving forward. Obviously, his size is there, and he can heat up from the perimeter. Billy hit six 3-pointers in Prospect U’s championship win.
Harvey was a weapon for Rod Howard Select all-event. He kept his hands in the passing lanes, poking the ball away for quick steals and frustrated offenses. In transition, there’s no hesitance on his next move. Whether taking it strong to the rim or dumping it off to the trailer, Harvey continued to make play-after-play. From outside, he’s deadly. Harvey sank four threes and finished with 25 points in a game vs. Global Squad on Thursday. This young gun is the real deal. - Jerome Reed