The 3-point arc has been the catalyst in youngsters developing deep and quality shooting range at younger and younger ages, and at the Southwest Kickoff outside of Houston, we got to see the age ranges match up with the shooting ranges. Here’s a look at a few I saw…
Davon Scott | SG | 2025 | FOE
Playing with multi-dimensional combo guardhas a ton of advantages for shooters as they can find themselves with tons of space to launch, Scott was ready and has a gorgeous stroke which looks honed and worked on as a well as natural coming out of his hand, range well out past the arc, ready to shoot and confident.
Eian Lowe | PG | 2025 | HHBC Lowe
One of the weekend’s great stories at around 5″4″ or so and playing in amongst the trees Lowe also showed plenty of confidence and moxie in pulling up off the break in particular for 3’s, the release is pure and has to be quick and is, sees the chances well, high percentage maker in the game against FOE but not at all limited to the arc as he showed all kinds of creativity in the mid-range as well.
Jamal Chretien | SG | 2025 | HHBC
Love the smoothness with which he gets his work done, a real handful off the wing as he can bury you from deep with a pretty-looking stroke then blow by you for a floater, has the full package of ranges from the cup out past the line and has all the creativity and movement to get shots where he wants.
Kohlman Dutton | SG | 2025 | Drive Nation Red
Like Chretien a smooth mover possessing a really natural-looking stroke, built for the 3-ball and is terrific at spotting up and being ready or pulling up off the break, very athletic, and can use his good frame to get shots closer to the basket as well.
Jalin Holland | SG | 2025 | JB White Elite
Classic spot-up bomber, seeks out the arc, very quick release and pure-looking stroke, can put it on the floor and get in mid-range as well.
Landon Thompson | SG | 2025 | Razorbacks Elite
Smooth, quick release, likes to get it out past the arc, can hurt you in the halfcourt peeling off screens or pulling up with confidence off the break.
Alex Teahen | SG | 2027 | NeNe Elite Gold
Quite possibly the best pure shooter I saw all weekend, born to shoot the rock he just looks like he has had a ball in his hands since birth, gets it off quick from any spot particularly 3-land, great arc, great rotation, high percentage looks, and high percentage makes, going to attract tons of attention in the near future with his perimeter arsenal.
Carter Young | SG | 2027 | NeNe Elite Gold
Part of a deep and talented roster of shooters and scorers Young was not far behind Teahen for shooting prowess, another really natural stroke with the arc and follow-through and confidence to launch from any spot, alongside Teahen makes it tough to decide who to key on.
Reece Alston | SG | 2027 | RA Elite
Among the sweeter strokes on hand at the event in any age group, natural and pure and has the look of a well-schooled driller, deep range makes it tough to man up as he can go around you and find his O in the mid-range with ease, polished shooter and scorer.
Kendric Mitchell | CG | 2027 | RA Elite
Not far removed from Alston except for maybe his size, long-range bomber with a ton of confidence and a great eye for getting himself open and utilizing space, brutal to guard as he can separate off the bounce and hurt you in the mid-range as well, another sweet scorer.
Tre Wright | CG | 2028 | HHBC
Another list for Wright who playing up shined in a variety of categories, loved the willingness to create and make offense at a young age, gets shots off quickly and with plenty of soft arc, a ton of confidence from 3 but got plenty of looks inside the arc, if a growth spurt comes on will quickly become a top-scoring guard prospect.
Madden Hill | PG | 2028 | HHBC
Like Wright just too good to be left off almost any list of superlatives, diminutive size did nothing to deter him from finding shots from 3-land as well as using his terrific handle to create in the mid-range, had the floater game going as well, not much in the shooting category this rising star didn’t show.
Wayd Bailey | SG | 2028 | HHBC
Easy to get lost playing with Wright and Hill at times but Bailey took advantage of open looks and showed both a nice, honed stroke from past the line as well as on the catch and release or dribble drive pull-up from 10-15 feet, a ton of natural ability to play the spot.
Noah Musngi | SG | 2027 | Hoops Heirs
Like Holland from JB White your classic spot-up sniper, finds great spots along the arc to get open and launches quickly, pure and refined release, can connect in bunches with a deadly streakiness.
Rayden Peroni | SG | 2027 | Hoops Heirs
Quick release and well-taught arc, not the biggest 2-guard on hand but brought moxie and shooting along with him, creative and smart in playing to best spots on the floor for him, great upside as he grows with such a good-looking stroke.