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Sunday Standouts At #TheWarmup: Young Prospects Take Center Stage

04/14/2019, 12:15pm CDT
By MADE Hoops Staff

Harrison Pickett, 2025 Post, Joe Johnson Hawks (12U): When Pickett takes the floor he automatically stands out because of his significant size and frame. Many players at his size and age can be a bit awkward when it comes to running up and down the court and knowing what to do in the paint, but not Pickett. Sure, he's not very polished around the rim but seeing him run rim-to-rim and rebound on both ends consistently was very encouraging. It's quite early, but don't be surprised to be hearing this name again throughout other MADE Hoops events this summer. 

Jaden Nickens, 2025 Wing, AET Elite (12U): A long and strong wing prospect, Nickens really has some great potential to be an elite prospect. He immediately passes the eye test with great size and long arms to go with his bulky frame. It seemed a little unfair at times when he would take the ball to the rim in transition as he was just to strong for anyone to get in his way and stop him. AET has been known for getting guys on the radar really early in their careers, and it seems likely we've got another one worth talking about in Nickens. 

Andersen Green2025 Wing, Kentucky Kings (12U): Green showed out Sunday morning at The Warmup. He scored 24 points in a win over Wings Elite in the first round of the 12U playoffs. He did most of his damage around the rim and using his length to gather offensive rebounds which led to easy put-backs and extra opportunities for his teammates. His efficiency and non-forceful style of play for such a young prospect was a delight to watch. 

Zee Fisher, 2025 Guard, EAD OKC (12U): Fisher has an advanced offensive skill set for a guard at this age level. Like most younger guards, he plays aggressive and does force things around the rim sometimes, but once he settles in and gets into the flow of the offense he's nearly unstoppable. He proved to be a big matchup problem Sunday morning in a win over Nike Buchanan by scoring 16 points, including four trips to the free throw line. His aggressive style of play matched with his ability to slow down and control the tempo bodes well for him down the road.

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