Houston, TX – One of the most anticipated events is back after a year off. The John Lucas Allstar Event offered a look at some of the top 6th, 7th, and 8th grade teams in the country. This weekend event gave us a chance to take a look at some of the standouts.
This list only contains 6th and 8th grade standouts.
O’Marion Harvey / 2025 / Leaman Junior High / Katy, TX
We just just recently set our scope on Harvey of JL3 (TX). The 6’5″ wing has a gift which includes athleticism and skill. Harvey attributes and budding athleticism were glimpses that makes me believe he should transform into a premiere SF. His abilities to make a few plays offensively was a big part of JL3’s win against Southern Assaults in the championship.
Jayden Savoury / 2025 / Canton, MI
Savoury has good size at 6’6″ and effectively made good use of it while playing multiple spots. He displays a competitive attitude when needed & has a ton of on ball skills. Savoury has a simple but useful game but he will out work you at his own pace. Wisconsin Playground Club has a good piece to put together in the future.
Parker Jefferson / 2025 / Howard Junior High / Waxahachie, TX
Parker was one of the more productive big men in the seventh-grade division. ProSkills had a strong presence down low, There is no question that he will not be a sought out prospect in a few years. Parker understands how to post and ask for the ball, he made good use of soft shooting touch at the rim and beyond. At 6’9″, he stayed active and rebounded well. He’s a definite post presence but his athleticism is still improving.
Carlsheon Young / 2025 / Hefner MS / Oklahoma, OK
Young was arguably the best PG performer for ProSkills during John Lucas Allstar Tournament and helped put ProSkills to the top seed in their pool. Consistent, highly intelligent & talented are words that best describes him. Young ‘s explosiveness to the basket and matching athleticism was impressive. Even though they suffered a tough loss to Southern Assault in the semi-finals, Young still remains top of my list.
John ‘Trey’ McKinney / 2025 / Grand Blanc East MS / Flint, MI
McKinney did an excellent job making his opportunities in the open floor work for him. The Wisconsin Playground Club Mckinney, physicality made it look fairly easy getting to the rim. He was involved on both ends of the floor, was productive and confidence even though he missed some high percentage opportunities at the basket that I can tell he usually makes.
Kajden Edwards / 2025 / Kennemer MS / Fort Worth, TX
Edwards of Southern Assault showcased a smooth but aggressive game that lead his team all the way to the championship against JL3 eventually losing 72-63. The ability to create his own offense off the bounce with confidence was present. In a 106-11 win over EAD (AL) on Saturday he made look easy, scoring at will.
Anthony Andrews / 2025 / Spillane MS / Cypress, TX
Andrews of JL3 Battle did a variety of things on the floor from grabbing rebounds, finishing around the rim and using versatile abilities on the defensive end. The 6’4″ wing repeatedly showed his versatility in his transition outburst, footwork in the front court, and all around team effort.
David Dougles / 2027 / Chaos
Douglas was extremely effortless with his offensive opportunities. Based on his size and skills the Chaos guard at this age, I see the versatile guard becoming a very reliable player in the future. Douglas should become a greater offensive threat as he continues to grow.
Kaleb Blackwolf / 2027 / Chaos
Blackwolf size and skill development at this stage should typically indicate a road to success. He contributions without the ball caught our attention, from screens to transition the forward was impressive. At this stage, he is primarily playing on the inside but he has room to add a perimeter game.
Khyre Ellis / 2025 / Homeschool / North Port, FL
He was part of a really good backcourt for the Florida Aces. Ellis looks to be physical with opponents and showed he was a good athlete. Solid player on both ends.
Shelton Henderson / 2025 / St Thomas More/ Houston, TX
He was a consistent and steady presence for his team on both days. He presented a high-motor throughout the day plus was a staple for his team throughout the weekend. He showed real aggressive tendencies on ball defending or getting to the rim to make plays at the combo guard for JL3 Elite.
Francis Chukwudebelu / 2025 / North Dallas Adventist Academy / McKinney, TX
The ProSkill’s standout 6’9″ center, Chukwudebelu is a fixture in the paint. Eventhough I think he still a bit raw but he has the attributes with foot work, hands and post presence to be incredible.
Adonis Moise / 2025 / Bradenton Christian / Ellenton, FL
The Florida Aces guard was very impressive from jump. He played both ends exceptionally well and showed a ton of skill offensively.
Cam Cooper / 2027 / Campbell Elite
Cooper provided Campbell Elite with inside play and displayed a willingness to do whatever for his team. Cooper remained solid with his fundamentals, ran the floor and did well with both hands.
Aiden Baker / 2027 / Campbell Elite
Baker landed on this list among the most impactful players for that weekend for Campbell Elite. He sometimes can out work you or beat you with skill and talent. Nice guard with good handles and very versatile at either guard position.
Kai Rogers / 2025 / Home School / Brookfield, WI
Wisconsin Playground Club 6’9″ big fella is still growing in skill but can at times get dirty in the painted area. He has the potential to be a good player.
Agape Keys Jr. / 2025 / Milwaukee Academy of Science / Wisconsin, WI
The Wisconsin Spartans guard stood out right from the jump, agile, aggressive and a well-schooled defender. He showed his ability to be effective knocking down perimeter shots, while taking defenders off the dribble.
Isaiah Santos / 2027 / Seven Lakes Jr. HS / Katy, TX
The Nene Elite can hope to develop into a prototypical stretch four-man or a solid 3 with his elite attributes. His potential in the perimeter is productive, and impacts the game for his team. He’s long and has the talent to be a future prospect.
Ja’Cobe Coleman / 2025 / Crownover MS / Corinth, TX
Coleman was among the weekend’s most tantalizing shooting guards, you can see the athleticism and grit in how he plays, defends and excepts challenges. The A1 Hoops prospect is a tremendous young talent and sure to be on other scouts radars for years to come.
Braxton Caruso / 2027 / Sneakersteal / CA
Right hand, left hand should be his nickname. Caruso is ahead of the curve for his age, looking very comfortable around the rim. He’s. a definite player to watch.
2027 Vance Ozenne / Texas Elite / Navo MS / Aubrey, TX
2025 Nigel Walls / JL3 Battle / Albuquerque Academy / Rio Rancho, NM
2025 Adrian Mathis / JL3 Battle / Brentwood Christian School / Pflugerville, TX
2028 Wallace Wright III / Lightning Elite / Steve Folsom Elementary / Prosper, TX
2027 Christopher Williams Jr. / Meyerland MS / Houston, TX
2027 Gabriel Nesmith / Florida Virtual School / West Palm Beach, FL
2027 Tyson Pogi / Canyon Ridge Intermediate / Yukon, OK
2027 Dylan Bynum / Cinco Ranch Jr. HS / Houston, TX
2027 Eric Neal Jr. / Jefferson MS / St. Peters, MO
2027 Caden Cody-Jackson / Crestview MS / St. Louis, TX
2025 Remi Taylor / Merrill MS / DesMoines, IA
2027 Amari Jackson / Carman MS / Milwaukee, WI
2027 Jamarion Batemon / Congress MS / Milwaukee, WI
2026 Joshua “Duece” Burkes Jr. / Milwaukee Academy of Science / Milwaukee, WI
2025 Juan Guerrero Hernandez Jr. / Brown Deer MS / Brown Deer, WI
2027 Delton Prescott / Sneakersteal (CA)
2027 Jaizahn Lewis / Sneakersteal (CA)
2027 Dawson Battiest / Team Summit
2027 Jonathan Lungeni / Team Summit