Phoenix, AZ – The Prephoops Next Circuit came to Phoenix for War In The Valley. The event took place Saturday, April 10th, and concluded Sunday, April 11th with bracket play. Over 35 teams participated in the event featuring teams from California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. It also featured several players willing to do all the little things to help their team get a W. In this article we take a look at the top Glue Guys from the event.
Brayden Barrett 6’1 F Uptempo Elite 2026 – Barrett’s motor was the glue that held his Uptemp squad together. Rare to watch them play and not see him giving blood sweat and tears on the court. He’s a Swiss Army Knife type that can handle multiple duties for a team. You can catch Barrett playing some face up 4, posting up, or even handling the ball on the perimeter.
Tayshaun Jackson 5’4 PG Nevada Hard 2 Guard Navy 2025 – Jackson took the challenge on the defensive end, staying in front of opposing ballhandlers. Where he was the glue, was in his determination to rebound the basketball. The undersized guard had no problem sticking his nose in and snatching boards away from taller opponents.
Mason Schweitzer 5’7 SG All Vegas 2025 – Anything the 14U champs needed, Schweitzer seemed to do. He played some backup point, defended the opposing team’s best player, and made timely shots for his squad. Really hard to narrow down a position for him, he’s just a baller that knows how to play the game.
Christopher Carrillo 5’6 PG Multi-Level 2025 – Jake Hall gets a ton of pub for Multi-Level, however even he would admit he couldn’t do it without Carrillo. Need someone to defend? Carrillo’s your guy, need someone to facilitate? Carrillo is ready willing and able. So much of the things he did, didn’t show up in the box score, however, they didn’t go unnoticed.
Milton Nuahn SF D1 Minnesota 2027 (featured image) – I asked Nuahn which hand he is and he answered both. Makes sense, the ambidextrous forward does everything else on the floor, why not shoot with both hands. His best skill was his rebounding as he used his quick 2nd jump to gather offensive and defensive boards. He held the team together with his grab-and-go ability, getting the ball off the glass and taking it coast to coast.