The Mountain West Invitational took place from Friday, April 23rd until Sunday, April 25th. Hosted by Vegas Elite, the event featured over 100 programs across 8 different divisions. The Middle School Divison of the event was loaded with talent. With so many prospects it was impossible to fit them all into one article. So in this article, we take a look at some of the standouts from the event.
Dash Riser 5’6 PG SWAT 2026 – Riser is a shifty PG with a good wiggle. He played with a good pace, stopping and starting in an instant. He showed the ability to shoot it from the H.S 3 and flashed a decent handle against pressure.
LJ Langston 5’8 SF Hurricane 2026 – Langston is a good-looking prospect. He has an advanced frame, to go along with some nice ball skills. His best skill was his ability to rebound the basketball. He was good at grabbing them in and out of area and showed the ability to win boards in traffic. Those ball skills allowed him to take the ball off the board and advance it up for his team on several occasions.
Tramayne Anderson 6’5 SF CME 2025 (featured image) – Anderson showed why he is one of the top players in the class of 2025. He has an elite ability to play passing lanes and converted several steals into dunks on the other end. His athleticism puts him a class ahead of his competition, however, it is his instincts, and versatility that make him one of the top prospects.
John Southwick 6’2 SG Flight 2025 – Southwick played both H.S and M.S competition. He displayed his shooting ability but also showed a new dimension to his game. Southwick put the ball on the floor and attacked the rim more than I’ve seen in the past. He has long arms, which allowed him to finish over defenders, and around the bucket.
Brian Davis 5’7 SF Vegas Elite 2026 – Davis was a versatile performer, he ran the floor well, and used his long arms to finish around the rim. He was good defensively showing the ability to stay in front of multiple positions and even displayed the ability to hedge and switch ball screens.