Even at the 11U level, these young guys were playing some great basketball. There was plenty of tremendous games played and here are some of the top players from the tournament. 

Delon Carter-Apple – 2030 – PG – Reach Legends

Not only is the young point guard a skilled scorer, but also distributes the ball very well. He excels with the ball in his hands playing on the attack. With his burst of quickness and strong handle he was often getting into the paint both in the half court and in the transition game flying by defenders in space. The skilled point scored it well all around the paint as well as pulling up in the mid-range. 

Rhys Cook – 2030 – G – 24Up

One of a few talented players on this 24Up team that advanced all the way to the championship game with some convincing wins along the way. Cook is a well-rounded, stat stuffing guard who did so much. The guard plays very well the ball in his hands getting all the way to the basket incredibly often with his good moves. Though he does so much more with his tough perimeter defensive play forcing plenty of turnovers, hit threes, rebounds well for a guard, and can also create for his teammates. 

Jani Cox – 2030 – C – Brew City Pirates

All tournament, the post was overpowering opponents down inside on both ends. With his size and physicality, he was so tough to stop when he got the ball around the paint. One of the top rebounders of the division, he goes very hard to the glass and could simply grab them right over everyone else. Even while going up against players of the same height or even taller, he would easily overpower and outwork them inside to make plays. 

Brayden Holland – 2030 – G – Closed Gyms

One of the most dominant players at the 11U level that was a prominent reason for Closed Gyms capturing the championship. Over the course of the tournament, he had multiple big games being able to do so much on the floor. Holland is a gifted scorer doing so in bunches, attacking the basket but also looks to distribute the ball. For a young guard he has a very well-rounded guard with his tough on ball defense and plays so hard. 

Sam Hunt – 2030 – G – Gym Rats NW

Already at a young age, Hunt has a high skill level with some versatility. He was very effective playing both on and off the ball. He has good moves attacking and finishes well around the paint but also has a smooth jumper spotting up from three and pulling up in the mid-range. One of the better scorers at the 11U level starting the tournament with a 19-point game. 

Alan Nyambio – 2030 – F – Reach Legends

One of the more versatile forwards at the 11U level. With his size, length, and defensive intensity he can lock the paint but also moves very well to be able to match up with guards on the perimeter. He scored it well around the paint doing so on put backs and posting up plus was an aggressive force on the glass on both ends. 

Cain Ochman – 2030 – PG – Gym Rats NW

Ochman has a nice array of point guard tools even at a young age. He is strong with the ball in his hands, running the offense effectively as a good decision maker who sees the floor well. While he runs the point so well, Ochman can also score it himself getting into the paint often and is a tough and active on ball defender. One of the more impactful players at the 11U level who helped his team reach the semifinals. 

Demario Weldy – 2030 – PG – Peoria Pride

Weldy was one of the top playmaking guards from the 11U level that showcased a good ability to both score and distribute the ball. A very quick point guard that was all over the court making playing with plenty of energy. He is a good passer on the attack that scored it well getting into the paint as well to being able to his shots off the dribble from the outside. In a double overtime win on Saturday, Wedley led the way while scoring 16 points.