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MADE Hoops Midwest MSA Camp: 8th Grade Top 40 All-Star Selections

By Tony McNiff, 08/02/22, 9:15PM CDT

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Marcis Ponder (2026, Forward): Ponder is a big, physical, and strong big that controls the interior on both ends of the floor. He uses his positional size and strong frame to carve up space for clean looks around the rim. He does majority of his damage with his back to the basket, although he showed some flashes of his ability to knock down face up jumpers. Ponder is an assertive rim protector that uses his sturdy frame to keep opponents out of the lane.

Jackson Scarborough (2026, Forward): Scarborough is a long and smooth forward with a soft touch around the rim. He can score by running the floor, posting up opponents, or driving past slower bigs off the bounce. He uses his long arms + soft touch to finish around defenders and through traffic in the lane. Scarborough has solid shooting mechanics and he’s taken strides in his perimeter shooting. He’s a strong positional rebounder that has the physical tools to hold his own on the glass.

Aiden Bolden (2026, Forward): Bolden is a fundamentally sound big that was a force finishing around the rim. He did a good job using his positional size to seal position against smaller opponents in the post. He had the strength to absorb and finish through contact around the rim. Bolden was a solid rim runner that could earn easy points by beating opponents down the floor. His ball skills and perimeter shooting still need work, however he has a good skillset and strong physical tools to work with.

Evan Jacobson (2026, Forward): Jacobson is a well-built, versatile, and skilled forward that can score inside-out. He has the strength and touch to finish around the rim, plus he can efficiently stretch the floor from three-point range. His combination of size, shooting, and touch allow him to be utilized in the pick & roll, or pop. Jacobson has a sturdy frame that he can use to work his way downhill against thinner opponents. He’s a strong positional rebounder that has a knack for securing boards. 

TyseanDre Edwards (2026, Wing): Edwards uses his athleticism, positional size, and high motor to impact the game. He uses long strides and a quick first step to beat opponents off the bounce frequently. He has the physicality to absorb and finish through contact around the rim. Edwards is a downhill slasher that can score in the post against smaller opponents as well. He’s a high motor rebounder that is extremely switchable on the defensive end.

Steven Reynolds (2026, Guard): Reynolds is a skilled and smooth combo guard that is a multilevel scorer. He has the foot speed and handle to get downhill, plus he can convert spot-up shots from three-point range. He possesses a fluid, smooth, and quick trigger release to go along with extended range. Reynolds has plenty of pull-up touch, as he can pull up off the bounce in the mid-range area if he sees enough space. He’s a strong playmaker with his ability to get downhill and into the lane.

Jamson Coulter (2026, Guard): Coulter is an athletic, strong, and downhill guard with a great balance of scoring + playmaking. He uses a polished handle and quick bursts of speed to get to his spots on the floor to score. He does a great job using his strong frame to carve up space when driving downhill against opposing guards. Coulter has the body control + soft touch to finish through traffic or contact with his dominant hand. He’s a capable perimeter shooter if left open, however the strength of his game is getting to the rim.

Kelvin Torbert (2026, Guard): Torbert is a versatile and skilled guard that has the versatility to score from all three levels. His tight handle helps him beat defenders off the bounce or create space for jumpers. He does a good job using his athleticism + strong frame to finish acrobatically, through traffic, or at times through contact. Torbert proved to be a legitimate threat from the perimeter, as he was able to knock down three-point shots if opponents had a hand down. His ability to get downhill allowed the perimeter to open up and he delivered timely passes to shooters.

Xavier McKinney (2026, Guard): McKinney is an athletic and well-rounded guard who impacted games in a variety of ways. He used his ample ground coverage to gain ground when attacking the rim against opposing guards. He had the athleticism and touch to finish around defenders, or through contact in the lane. McKinney’s ability to get downhill allowed him to deliver passes to open teammates on the floor. Defensively, he has the positional size and foot speed to defend guards + smaller wings.

Rykan Woo (2026, Guard): Woo is a crafty guard that thrived in a facilitator role during camp. He’s a shifty guard with a slippery handle that he uses to penetrate the defense, to get downhill, and to create open looks for his team. He thrived at scoring opportunistically during scrimmages, as he took what the defense gave him. Woo could finish with floaters in the lane, or tough layups through traffic. He was a fluid spot-up shooter that could convert three-point shots off kick out passes and relocations.

BJ Ranson (2026, Guard): Ranson is a fluid, smooth, and skilled guard that showed off a potent pull-up game in Chicago. He used quick bursts of speed and a polished handle to get to his spots on the floor to score. He was able to comfortably create and make shots off the bounce from multiple levels during scrimmages. Ranson used his length to extend the ball around rim protectors when finishing in the lane. He had a natural feel for the game, as he could find teammates quickly when help defense rotated onto him. 

Rashaad Davis (2026, Guard): Davis is a lightning quick, shifty, and flashy lead guard with a knack for getting downhill. Uses lightning quick bursts of speed and a slippery handle to consistently provide paint touches + downhill playmaking. He has the vision to deliver timely passes to open teammates, whether it’s a drop down, kick out, or skip pass. Davis is a crafty finisher with his strong hand that has a soft float game in the lane.

Hayden Clay (2026, Forward): Clay is a long, rangy, and versatile big that could score in a variety of ways. He used his advanced footwork and soft touch to finish around the rim when operating in the post. He has a clean looking jumper off the catch that he can use to space the floor from three-point range. Clay used his size and high-motor to reel in rebounds on either end of the floor. Defensively, he was an assertive rim protector that used his positional size to contest any shots in the paint.

Braden James (2026, Forward): James is a mobile, skilled, and versatile forward that consistently produces. He uses a tight handle to beat opponents off the bounce, plus he showed flashes of his ability to operate in the mid-range area off the bounce. He has the footwork + touch on the interior to score by operating in the post. James is a great rim runner that beats opposing bigs down the floor for easy looks often. His activity on the glass allowed him to earn some easy put back opportunities as well. 

Kade Speckman (2026, Forward): Speckman is a productive, fundamentally sound, and high motor forward that plays hard every possession. The Colorado native uses his positional size, long arms, and soft touch to wreak havoc on the interior. He has the ability to finish through traffic, with either hand, and at times through contact. Speckman’s perimeter shot is still developing, however he’s got a lot to like with his skill on the interior. He has the mobility to beat opposing bigs down the floor to earn easy points rim running.

Jordan Bender (2026, Wing): Bender is a long, athletic, and high-upside wing with a two-way presence on the floor. He uses long strides and a quick first step to beat opponents off the bounce frequently. Around the rim he uses an explosive vertical to finish through traffic or acrobatically. Bender can score by pushing the ball in transition, by posting up smaller opponents, or by driving downhill to the rim. Defensively, he has the foot speed + length to defend multiple positions. 

LaDaryl Robinson (2026, Wing): Robinson is an athletic, downhill, and long wing who is a strong finisher around the rim. He uses his quick verticality + long arms to finish around defenders in his way at the rim. His aggressive + downhill playing style allows him to frequently draw fouls and earn trips to the free throw line. Robinson is continuing to develop his three-point shooting consistency, however he was able to connect on some perimeter jumpers in spot-up situations over the weekend. He’s a strong positional rebounder that isn’t afraid to play down low against taller opponents.

Thian Riak (2026, Wing): Riak is a smooth, fluid, and versatile wing that was a force getting downhill in Chicago. He used quick bursts of speed and his upper body strength to create open angles to the rim. Around the rim he used his quick vertical + soft touch to finish with either hand, through traffic, or with floaters in the lane. Riak has a clean looking jumper that he can utilize off the bounce or catch. He was able to connect on some mid-range jumpers, showing off his pull up touch. 

Caleb Fay (2026, Wing): Fay is a long, mobile, and high motor wing that is extremely active on the interior. He uses his positional size, footwork, and soft touch to generate easy looks around the rim when operating in the post. He’s an excellent finisher with his dominant hand, especially through traffic or contact. Fay will continue to work on his perimeter shooting for the next level, however he has solid mechanics to work with. His activity on the interior allowed him to create second chance possessions for his team.

Yusef Gray Jr (2026, Guard): Gray Jr is a skilled combo guard that could score the ball from multiple levels. He uses a quick first step and shifty handle to create lanes downhill to get to the rim. He has the handle to create space for jumpers, plus he has extensive shooting range off the bounce or catch. Gray Jr had the touch to finish through traffic, contact, or acrobatically when met by rim protectors. He had impressive body control, maintaining his balance to finish against bigger opponents. He had the ball skills, positional size, and versatility to effectively play on or off the ball.

Andre Tyler (2026, Guard): Tyler is a long and versatile guard that is a multilevel scorer. He used quick bursts of speed to get downhill, plus he consistently knocked down perimeter shots. He’s a fluid and smooth spot-up shower with a developing array of shot-creation versatility. Tyler used his strong hand + soft touch to finish through traffic often when driving downhill. He knew how to attack poor closeouts and make the right read offensively. He’s a developing playmaker with a solid feel for the game at this point.

Jonathan Van Buren (2026, Guard): Van Buren is an athletic and well-rounded guard that could score from multiple levels. His quick bursts of speed and tight handle were difficult for opponents to keep in front of them. He had the body control to finish acrobatically, through traffic, or with either hand in the lane. Van Buren could connect on perimeter shots if defenders had a hand down. He was a nightmare to cover in transition with his speed, handle, and athleticism in the open floor.

Reggie Hinton (2026, Guard): Hinton is an athletic, downhill, and shifty lead guard that has a knack for getting into the lane. His slippery handle and quick bursts of speed allow him to break defenders down off the bounce. He does a great job using his explosiveness to finish through traffic or contact with his dominant hand. Hinton was able to knock down shots from three-point range if given enough space. He was a fluid spot-up shooter that connected on perimeter jumpers at a solid clip.

Noah Mister (2026, Guard): Mister is a smooth and multilevel scoring lead guard who could get hot quickly from three-point range. He uses a crafty handle and swift changes of pace to get to his spots on the floor to score. He can score by finishing around the rim, pulling up in the mid-range area, or by knocking down shots from three-point range. Mister had solid vision in the lane and he was able to stay a step ahead of opposing defenses. He made some timely reads off a live dribble and helped set up his teammates with good looks.

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