17u INDY Live Period Prospect Review

With the first live period in the books, here’s a look at some of the top prospects that I saw play in our 17U division.

  • Grant Welch 6’3, All-Iowa Attack Elite Red
    • Welch is an off guard that is capable of playmaking and scoring inside and out. Was very impressed with his spin move and his scoring off the dribble. Microwave type scorer.
  • Daniel Tobiloba 7’0, All-Iowa Attack Elite Red
    • Tobiloba makes his presence known mostly on the defensive end, with his solid 7-foot frame altering shots that most centers can’t. Capable of throwing down monster dunks when left alone under the basket, and I even saw him hit a 15-footer in one of his games on a sagging defender. If he can improve his offensive game more, Tobiloba will become even more of a dangerous prospect.
  • Ethan Fauss 6’7, Arsenal Hoops
    • One of the best three-level scorers I saw all weekend, getting Arsenal started hot with 17 first half points versus Team Knight. He has good mechanics on his shot and was able to take defenders off the dribble when pressured. Excited to see more from him.
  • Drew Kingery 6’5, Beyond Ball 24K
    • Lots of college coaches gravitated towards wherever Beyond Ball was playing this weekend in Indy, Kingery being the reason. Kingery is a legit Division I prospect, and it’s easy to see why. This 6’5 G/F is oozing with potential. He has a great frame and is capable of scoring from anywhere on the court in bunches. He also handles the ball very well, running the point for Beyond Ball on certain possessions. Currently holds an offer from North Dakota.
  • Xavier Booker 6’11, George Hill All-Indy
    • Booker was easily one of the most high-profile prospects at our Indy showcase. He had the gym packed with college coaches for the George Hill vs. Howard Pulley showcase game early Sunday afternoon. Booker has all the tools, he has the length and quickness to be a versatile defender, great footwork around the basket, and a smooth shooting stroke. If you’re 6’11 and can do all of those things, it’s easy to see why many Power 5 coaches are after him.
  • Conner Kraft 6’8, Howard Pulley
    • Kraft made the most out of the showcase game versus George Hill All-Indy, making sure to show out in front of the multiple college coaches in attendance. Kraft showed a second half spark, taking the ball to the rack for easy buckets to propel Howard Pulley to their win over George Hill. I was really impressed with how well he moved around the floor and how well he could handle the ball in the half court. Kraft is a legitimate 6’8 slasher, an underrated prospect I can’t wait to see more from.
  • Nolan Winter 6’10, Howard Pulley
    • Winter, as well as Kraft, put up a great showing in the George Hill All-Indy versus Howard Pulley Sunday game. He put up 18 points and was the main reason why Howard Pulley was able to get up early. He works great in the pick-and-roll, knowing when to pop for the shot, and when to drive. He can really shoot the ball as well, making him a matchup nightmare at this level. He holds multiple Division I offers.
  • Myles Colvin 6’5, INB Elite
    • Colvin, a Purdue commit, was one of the most athletic athletes I saw at the entire Indy showcase. Throwing down highlight dunks and alley-oops one after the other. He played outstanding in INB’s loss to Team Loaded West Virginia, putting up 20 points. A great three-level scorer, if he can fine-tune his three point shot, he’s going to become very dangerous for the Boilermakers in the coming years.
  • Carson & Cooper Schwieger 6’8/6’9 (2023s), Phenom Boys Pip
    • This set of twins is easy to group together, as they both played great this past weekend for Phenom. I saw both players score inside and out, as well as rebound and pass well. They have very impressive fundamentals for their size, and they both play very well together.
  • Kevin Overton 6’5, 2023, Buddy Buckets
    • Overton reclassed and is a prospect that coaches need to watch, especially if they need a 6’5 PG that has a silky smooth flow to his game. Overton is a mid range monster with his ability to stop and pop and shoot over defenders with his length. His athleticism, size, and 3-level scoring grab your attention; however, it’s his court vision and passing abilities that really make him great.