Phoenix, AZ – The Prep Hoops 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. Several players came from way off the radar to make a name for themselves. In this article, we take a look at the top Sleepers from the event.
Andrew Miller 6’3 SF Nevada Hard 2 Guard Navy 2025 – Miller did a great job of putting himself on the radar. He was one of the top players on the floor every game he played in. He’s a versatile scorer that was able to knock down 3’s, get to the rim off the bounce, and finish in transition. The Las Vegas product will be a great addition to Palo Verde next season.
Jefferson Exinor 6’3 SF JB White Elite 2025 – The Maryland transplant is the perfect definition of a sleeper. A jaw-dropping athlete, Exinor had several monster dunks during the weekend. He needs to tighten up his overall offensive skill set, but his athleticism, size, and motor definitely qualify him as a player to keep an eye on.
6’5 C Team AON 2025 – This is more about heart and potential. Miller wasn’t at his best this weekend, but he was coming off a nagging foot injury, nevertheless, the 6’5 C provided AON with rebounding and shot-blocking. He’s got good size and is a willing defender, when he’s back to 100% look for him to be back to dominating the paint.
Bradyn Gray 6’0 CG Team Eleate 2026 – Was one of the top grab and go guys on the weekend. The 6’0 combo was terrific when it came to pulling down a defensive rebound, and starting the break. When he got to the other end he would either get all the way to the cup or look to kick to a teammate.
Cyrus Hutchinson 6’4 C All Vegas 2025 – Hutchinson is raw, but he provided size and rebounding for All Vegas. He also showed glimpses of an offensive skill set. The 6’4 forward knocked down a few 15-foot jumpers showing nice form on his shot. If he grows and continues to improve, he has a chance to be one of the more talented bigs in his class.
Daylon Mike 5’9 PG YBA Elite 2026 – Mike was a quiet assassin. I saw quite a few of YBA games, and without a doubt, Andrews, and Rollins stole the show, however, I’m not sure if they would have been as productive without Mike. He was the steady hand on offense, getting shots for teammates, and played a vital role with his on-ball defense. Overall he helped make up a terrific trio of guards for YBA.