The Basketball Spotlight Super Showcase Session 2 was loaded with talent and new faces. Here’s our second look at the Class of 2025.
Basketball Spotlight Super Showcase Session 2 8th Grade Top Performers Part 2
Sincere Henderson Guard (Dumont, NJ)- Henderson will be playing the lead guard role on the high school level and showed dominance with the rock in his hands Sunday. He played the pick and roll game well by hitting pull up jumpers and finishing tough at the rim. He has the ability to score in bunches from anywhere on the floor.
Jalen Chiles Guard (Philadelphia, PA)- This southpaw Philly kid was tough as nails. He sliced his way through the defense and either scored or dropped some dimes. He carried a lot of the weight for his squad but still put up impressive numbers. I liked his finishing technique and body control at the cup.
Jayden Forsythe Forward (Brooklyn, NY)- I must say in terms of potential this kid might be #1 in the building. I like his size, scoring ability and play making skills. He attacked in traffic, along the baseline and in transition. He has stud written all over him.
Kaelen Destin Guard (Bronx, NY)- Destin was a pleasant surprise. He has a lot of pop to his game in terms of being a showman and finisher. He has a unique combination of flair and substance. He breaks down a defense with ease and purpose.
Christopher Gardenhire Crooks Forward (Maplewood, NJ)- Gardenhire Crooks is a huge forward standing 6’7 and 265 lbs. Surprisingly, he has good footwork for a guy at this age. On defense he was able to clog lane and hit the glass. He will have to be able to improve his conditioning on the next level so he can be effective the entire game.
Bryce Rollerson Guard (Doylestown, PA)-I was impressed with Rollerson during his second game. He plays with a great pace and doesn’t allow the defender to speed him up. He surveys the floor well and gets to whatever spot he wants on the floor. I like the touch on his outside shot and court awareness. Regional AAU Teams need to watch out for him.
Jaeden Roberts Guard (Weymouth, MA)- This lanky lefty was oozing with potential and game. I like his handle and scoring prowess over smaller defenders. He can play either guard spot as I see some point guard tools in his game. I don’t think he scratched the surface of his potential.