With programs like the Mac Irvin Fire, Meanstreets, Mid Pro Academy, Team Herro, The Family, and many others, it was a loaded field at the 14U level. Amongst the talented group here are the players that stood out the most during the tournament. 

Melvin Bell – 2025 – G – Meanstreets
The athletic 6’2” wing guard showed a very good ability to score the basketball. Bell is a skilled slasher that scored it going to the basket on drives plus cuts moving very well without the ball but also has a good jumper spotting up on the perimeter. One of the top and efficient scorers at his 14U level that was a big reason for the Meanstreets run to the title game. 

Jaxson Davis – 2027 – G – IL Central Elite
Even while playing up two levels, Davis was still one of the top players over the weekend at the 14U level. The point guard is a skilled playmaker that both scored and distributed the ball nicely. He plays with good tempo and uses his quickness and handle to often be getting into the defense and creating. Davis plays beyond his years as a good decision maker with the ball. 

Elijah Griffin – 2025 – G – World Hoops Elite
Event amongst a skilled group of point guards, Griffin was one of the better distributors in the field. He sees the floor well and really impressed with his ability to make tight pinpoint passes right on target and create for his teammates. He contributed the most with his passing he also scored himself attacking the basket. 

Anestis Hadjistamoulou – 2025 – G – HoopStars
Hadjistamoulou has continued to prove this spring that he is one of the more talented 2025 guards that can really score the ball. The guard scores the ball very effectively attacking the basket. He has the ability to beat defenders off the dribble with great moves or he can just overpower them. When he gets into the paint Hadjistamoulou scores very well and can absorb contact and finish. 

Bryce Heard – 2025 – G – Mac Irvin Fire
Heard was one of the more impressive players in the tournament and has great upside with all of his skills and as a 6’5” lengthy wing guard. He moves well with the ball attacking the basket and can finish in traffic but also knocks down shots from the outside. He’s also a quality defender that can match up with anyone on the floor. Heard has good athleticism and plays with good energy. Definitely one to see as he transitions to the high school level.

Xavier Johnson – 2025 – G – The Family 
A long and athletic wing guard that plays well on both ends of the floor. With all his tools he continuously played tough defense on the perimeter getting all over ballhandlers. Johnson showed a nice versatile scoring ability getting it done spotting up from three, hitting pullups in the mid-range, and going to the basket. 

Graham Junge – 2025 – G – The Family
Junge is part of a loaded The Family team and a key reason of their tournament championship scoring 18 in the title game. He’s a sharpshooting 6’2” two guard with a smooth stroke that was shooting the ball at a very high percentage but also has a nice overall game. He plays with good energy on the defensive end as well to being a smart player that passes it well and can also handle the ball. 

Ben Kerkhoff – 2025 – G – Mid Pro Academy
One of the top shooters in the entire tournament. He showed that hitting four threes in a single half in one game. Kerkhoff has a nice compact jump shot and was shooting it at a very high percentage even when he had defenders all over him. 

Xzavion Mitchell – 2025 – F – Phenom University-Team Herro
Even as a 6’6” power forward, Mitchell showed plenty of skill. He has a solid build but still moves well and plays with a good motor. He scores the ball well around the paint but can also handle the ball to do a nice job of attacking the basket. In addition to having a very good passing ability make multiple tremendous passes.  

Anthony Rise – 2025 – G – RAS
Game after game this spring, Rise has continued to show he’s one the more skilled guards around. He is so talented with the ball in his hands with his versatile scoring, playmaking ability, and strong handle. Rise is very tough to defend off the dribble as he can create his own shot and gets to the basket very well.