Marvin Bagley (WACG)
The Top 30 Power Forwards to ever come through Basketball Spotlight Events are listed below. The list was comprised based on the dominance and impact of the player during that event or events. If we forget a prospect that is too glaring then they will be added. This was a fun experience and should be looked at as such. The players are listed by AAU Team, College and NBA team which drafted them or who they are currently affiliated with.
Basketball Spotlight Top 30 Power Forwards Of All Time
1. Marvin Bagley- (WACG), (Duke), (Sacramento Kings)- Bagley just proved to be on another level at the AC Showcase. His athleticism, scoring prowess and defensive dominance separated him from his peers. Anyone that saw his performance at America’s Playground would agree with this selection for #1.
2. Karl Towns- (Team NJ ABC), (Kentucky), (Minnesota Timberwolves)- Towns played up most of his Spotlight career but showed he was different during the J.E.M. All Star Classic. His ability to score from all three levels and do it with ease could not be overlooked.
3. Naz Reid- (Sports U), (LSU), (Minnesota Timberwolves)- Reid has been a star on the Spotlight circuit since suiting up for KSK. After the he soared into national prominence with a unique skillset and explosive finishes at the basket. He was the inside force on the famed Supreme Team.
4. Harry Giles- (Team Felton), (Duke), (Sacramento Kings)- The AC Showcase proved the national launch for Harry Giles. He stepped onto the floor as a 7th Grader and just dominated the tournament for Team Felton. He was a scoring and shot blocking machine while also showing he could handle the pill.
5. Stephen Zimmerman- (Cali Styles), (UNLV), (Orlando Magic)-Zimmerman came to the Spotlight with the loaded West Coast squad and went right to work. His footwork, touch and range made him an immediate standout. He was a total problem on the blocks on both ends of the floor.
6. Amile Jefferson- (Team Philly), (Duke)- Jefferson was the main man for this Philly Team. He was a best on the glass while slicing and scoring along the baseline. The opponents knew he was getting the rock and still couldn’t stop him.
7. Jalen Duren- (Team Final), (HS)- Duren first showed total dominance at the Spotlight Future Phenom Camp. He was like a man amongst boys in the paint. He had power and precision on the offensive end while cleaning the glass and rebounding hard down the other end. He went on to continue this dominance with Team Final.
8. Terrence Williams- (Team Takeover), (Michigan)- Williams’s last season on the Spotlight circuit was unfair for the opposition. He was a walking double-double while showing the ability to score inside and facing the cup. He seemed to have the right combination of size, strength and scoring touch.
9. Leroy Butts- (Future Players), (Rutgers)-This lefty was a total problem, he too quick for post players and too big for small forwards. Butts long arms allowed him for finish over the competition, block shots and control the boards.
10. Rondae Jefferson- (Team Nelson), (Arizona), (Brooklyn Nets)- Jefferson represented Chester to the fullest with his toughness and finishing ability. He scored in bunches and defended multiple positions.
11. Moussa Cisse- (NY Rens), (Memphis)- Surprised? Shouldn’t be! When Cisse entered the gym with the loaded NY Rens his name sent shockwaves through the gym. His thunderous dunks and massive blocked shots proved to be an ultimate force.
12. Joe Hampton- (DC Assault), (Penn State)- Not your average Joe was the inside force for “The MOBB”. Once he got his feet planted inside it was curtains for the opposition. He had power, feathery touch and unique footwork.
13. Balsa Koprivaca- (Team Florida), (Florida State)- A middle school legend, Balsa hit the AC Showcase with Team Florida and showed he was one of the most versatile players in America. Standing 6’11 he showed promise inside and deep range from the perimeter.
14. Trevaughn Wilkerson- (Team Final), (Hartford)- 5th, 6th and 7th Grade Wilkerson dominated the post on the Spotlight circuit. He was an inside scoring force and rebounding machine. He took home POY honors during his tenure.
15. Isaiah Todd- (Terror Squad), (NBA G League)- Todd anchored one of the most talented teams in Spotlight history. The wiry forward scored, block shots and finished with the best of them. He had stardom written all over him.
17. Horace Spencer- (Philly Aztecs), (Auburn)
18. Mychel Mitchell- (DC Premier), (Maryland)
19. Precious Achiman-(New Heights), (Memphis)
20. Lance Ware- (Team Final), (Kentucky)
22. Mo Bamba - (Milbank), (Texas), (Orlando Magic)
23. J’Rann Brooks- (I 10 Celtics), (USC)
24. Terrell Sturdivant- (Team Nelson), (Stoney Brook)
25. Eric Dixon- (WE R 1), (Villanova)
27. Daveyon Barnes- (ETU Warriors), (Adelphia University)
28. Dyondre Dominquez- (Bos Basketball), (UMass)
29. Elijah Everett- (KSK), (HS)
30. Precise Clark- (Brooklyn Rens), (HS)