2023 Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions 15U Standouts
SUWANEE, GA—The underclass divisions at Bob Gibbons are always some of the most fun places to spend time throughout the weekend. This year's group of 15U teams had familiar names and break out stars. We're going to start our look at the division with some of the standouts.
Rylan Kelly used championship Sunday to wow those who stopped by to watch TNBA South Teal on their way to a Bob Gibbons championship. His frame, his build is different than most in the division. He has length and athleticism that most don’t at that age. He looks like a hooper and he plays like one too. An athletic wing, Kelly makes impressive plays via his physical attributes, but he has a solid foundation in terms of skill too. There’s plenty of developing left to do, but his entry point is further along than most, and he has a Gibbins trophy to his resume already. - Josh Tec
Kayden Allen is going to debut somewhere toward the top of Georgia’s 2026 rankings. He’s been a killer this spring with Team Huncho. They made it to a 15U championship game and Allen impressed along the way. He’s a super scorer for Huncho. The 6-foot-5 guard/wing can fill it up from all levels. As a slasher, Allen uses his height to score over people at the rim, and he handles contact well. He can light it up from the perimeter as well. We’re seeing the rise of a player that has a chance to be much talked about for years to come, and he proved himself again on the big stage. - Josh Tec
Melancon impressed as a two-way wing for the Celtics on their championship run. This team impressed most as a defensive unit, and Melancon’s versatility on that end was key in that. He’s athletic and can soar up for lobs from the many great guards on this team, but he also made plays happen with his motor around the basket. Keep tabs on Melancon going into the summer. He’s looking like one of the more promising prospects in Georgia’s 2026 class. - Josh Tec
Lewis has won a lot recently. Coming off of a state championship run with Wheeler (GA) and adding a Bob Gibbons TOC 15U championship under his belt, his early resume is looking nice. On the Celtics’ run to a championship, Lewis impressed as a defender. He pressured opposing guards and made sure they never got comfortable. Offensively, he ran the team well at the PG spot with poise and patience. When he needed to score, he did so. Look for Lewis to break out at Wheeler sooner than later. - Josh Tec
This young man was an absolute beast on the glass, on both ends of the floor. He showed a knack for grabbing boards out of his area and making tough put backs. He used his body to establish position and keeps his hands high. He is a flat footed shooter who showed he can make a few but will need to work on those more consistent fundamentals if this is to be part of his basketball arsenal. He likes to put the ball on the floor on offense when trying to establish scoring position, he will need to make more efficient use of less dribbling and stop trying to do things that are out of his skill set. He played tough and with effort, pleasure to watch. - Andre Whitehead