ArizonaVarsity attended the 17th Annual Arizona Preps Fall Showcase this weekend at Glendale CC in Phoenix (Ariz.).
The event featured eight teams for a total of 80 players with a dunk contest in the middle of the event, and a Mitch Lightfoot announcement to Kansas University to top it off.
The final four slam dunk contestants were Seth Mason, Gresyn Rogers, Bryce Cheney and Brandon Whittaker - with Rogers winning the contest.
Here were some of the players who performed well throughout the day.
6-foot-6 SF Bryce Cheney (pictured) attends Moon Valley. Cheney continues to soar week after week. He has the ability to score from all three levels plus make others around him better, which is very rare to do. His PG background is helping him see the play before it happens. He is a physical wing player who can stroke it from deep with confidence and drive by his defenders and throw down high-flying dunks. Cheney committed to Tex-Rio Grande Valley, which is looking like more and more of a steal.
6-foot-4 SG Gresyn Rogers attends Casa Grande. Rogers is another player that always has a consistent effort every week. He can hit open 3's plus drive to the basket with his strong build and finish through contact. He has a strong motor to rebound the ball plus he can play some lead guard. He is a good defender getting physical with each opponent and using his athleticism and quickness to make it difficult for them. Rogers is being tracked by Air Force, Cornell and Dixie State.
6-foot-1 PG Terry Gates attends Copper Canyon. Gates is arguably the most athletic lead guard in his class. He plays the passing lanes well with his huge wingspan and has quick hands and feet. He can get by defenders with his speed and find open teammates as well. He does need to be a more consistent perimeter shooter moving forward.
6-foot W Kamaaron Love attends Valley Vista. Love is the newcomer of the week. He has a thick body at 200 pounds and attacks the basket well with his strength. He can hit perimeter shots at a decent rate and plays with high energy.
6-foot-8 PF/C Nigel Shadd attends Tri-City. Shadd was easily the best post prospect in attendance. He has very good athleticism and over a 7-foot wingspan to corral rebounds at its highest point and block shots in his area. He moves really well up the court and is a fluid athlete. He has advanced footwork near the rim to score but he is clearly a paint scorer at this point. He needs to extend his shooting range to go to another level.
6-foot-6 SF Saikou Gueye attends Mountain Ridge. Gueye has been out since June, as he broke his leg and just cleared to play this weekend. He looked decent versus some tough older opponents and flashed some skills that made him a highly thought of prospect. He can drive the lane with his long strides and finish. The lefty can hit shots from the perimeter, but he will need to get back in tip-top shape before the injury.
6-foot-4 W Logan Matulis attends Mountain Pointe. Matulis is a long thin developing prospect. He can hit 3's and mid-range shots at somewhat of a low shooting release point. He can flush it down on the break with his decent athleticism. He will need to refine his skills, but he has some upside and is still growing.
6-foot-2 CG Ahmire Gaines attends Sierra Linda. Gaines is another junior with some upside. He is one of the more athletic guards in his class, and he can get to the cup and score with his left or right hand. He is long and lean and he is a budding talent. He needs to improve his perimeter shooting to become a more all-around player.
6-foot-6 PF George Faull attends Flagstaff. Faull is slowly trying to transform his game more towards the perimeter. H e walked into HS as a 6-foot-5 strictly post player with limited range. He now can hit some shots from the arc and can handle the ball as well. He moves better from end to end, but he still needs to keep progressing.
6-foot CG Nathan Gorsush attends Pinnacle. Gorsuch is a consistent shooter from the arc. The lefty has a high arcing shooting touch and shoots the ball with extreme confidence. He can pull-up from mid-range plus float it over the defense. He needs to work more on being a facilitator, but he will give you buckets.
6-foot-7 PF Patrick Kelly attends Pinnacle. Kelly is a consistent performer every week. He also has recently grown an inch and he is still growing according to his family. He is a classic stretch-4 with a nice shooting touch out to the 3-point line and in. He can rebound well in his area and moves quickly up the court. He is slowly becoming a presence as a shot blocker, but he will need to continue to become more physical.
6-foot PG Josh Holloway attends Valley Vista. Holloway had a good showing as one of the younger players in attendance. He has a tight handle and excellent court vision at a young age. He will need to work on his outside shooting to further his game, but Holloway is another outstanding PG prospect from the freshman class.