RMFS EVENT REPORT
The eighth annual Rocky Mountain Fall Showcase was a tremendous success. The attendance was record breaking and over two dozen college coaches and scouts attended. Below you will find brief game summaries, evaluations of the top individual performers of the day and complete box scores. You can also find more information including updated records and photographs from the event at www.ColoradoChaos.com.
The Senior Game started out very fast paced and sloppy. Once the teams settled into their rhythm, Xavier Ford, Terrell Brown and Lucas Kidane eventually led the White team to a 7 point halftime lead. The Black team chipped away and eventually got within one in the second half behind strong efforts from Cameron Michael, Tyrone Marshall, Jordan Gregory and Chris Hansen, but their efforts werent enough as the White team pulled away behind Ryan Winters and Dominic Williams. In the end, the White team prevailed with a 101-92 victory.
Ryan Winters (68 SF Regis) and Dominic Williams (65 SF Lincoln) were named Co-Most Outstanding Players of the game, mostly due their strong efforts to fend off their opponents in the second half. Winters is a versatile mid-sized player with a ton of upside. Williams is a high energy player who can do a lot on both ends of the floor. Both players are two of the top unsigned prospects in the region and should make a mid-major school very happy.
Ryan Winters (68 SF Regis) was consistently solid throughout the game. He finished with a game high 21 points to go along with 10 rebounds and was named Co-Most Outstanding Player. He is a versatile mid sized player with a ton of upside. He is long for his position and can play equally well inside and outside. Winters is one of the best un-signed players in the region.
Dominic Williams (65 SF Lincoln) is a coachs dream who plays as hard as any player in the state. He was named Co-Most Outstanding Player with a strong 15 point, 8 rebound, 4 assist, 4 steal effort with a lot of his work being done down the stretch in the second half. He can play a variety of positions and is a tremendous slasher, rebounder and defender. Hes a great mid-major prospect who should see his recruitment pick up with his performance in the event.
Xavier Ford (68 SF Harrison) is an outstanding prospect who has committed to play at the University of Buffalo and should have a tremendous career in the MAC Conference. Hes a long, athletic slasher who finishes well at the rim and has a nice jump shot from both mid-range and the three point range. Hes also a strong rebounder and defender.
Terrell Brown (64 SG Palmer) has been one of the premiere players in this class for quite some time. He has a great frame for his position and scores at the rim very well. He also is one of the best mid range shooters in the country and a tough perimeter defender who rebounds very well for his position. He recently committed to the University of South Dakota and should have an excellent career for the Coyotes.
Jordan Gregory (62 PG Pueblo East) participated in the event fresh off a commitment to the University of Montana, where he should have a chance to have an early impact. He is one of the smartest point guards in the country and does a great job of creating for himself and his teammates. He has a college ready frame and scores very well from all three levels. Gregory is also a tremendous leader and strong defender.
Cameron Michael (65 SG Loveland) is a tremendous natural scorer and one of the best shooters in the state. He can score well from all three levels and gets to the rim with crafty moves and finishes very well in transition. Michael also plays extremely hard and rebounds very well from his position, especially on the offensive end of the floor. He recently committed to the Air Force Academy, where he should have a great career due to his shooting prowess.
Tyrone Marshall (68 P George Washington) has loads of potential. He has a huge frame already and could get even bigger and more powerful in college. He has great instincts on the defensive end and blocks or alters a lot of shots. He is also developing very well on the offensive end of the floor and does a great job of rebounding out of his area. Marshall is a mid-major dream who should only get better in college.
Lucas Kidane (65 SG Denver South) had an outstanding showing in the event. Hes a very intriguing prospect who seems to still be growing and can play a variety of positions. He handles the ball well and does a good job of spotting open teammates. He also scores equally well at the rim and from the perimeter and has a solid jump shot. If he continues to progress at the rate he has, he could be a nice Division I prospect.
Chris Hansen (64 SG Fossil Ridge) is one of the best shooters in the state. He displayed an improved body and ability to get to the rim in the event as well. After missing all of last season with a broken leg, he looks completely back and poised to have a huge senior season.
T.J. Adams (66 SF Silver Creek) is an RMAC dream. He is a versatile player who is one of the best passers in the state, regardless of position. He has a great frame and uses his excellent footwork to score around the rim. He handles the ball well in transition, plays extremely hard and has an unmatched knack for taking charges.
Marcus Byrd (67 CF Highlands Ranch) is an intriguing prospect who should garner some mid to low major Division I interest with a strong senior season. He is versatile and can score well around the rim as well keep defenders honest from the perimeter with his excellent three point shot. Hes very long and deceptively athletic and has a ton of upside.
Anthony Gosz (63 SG Highlands Ranch) committed to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs a few days before the event. He is one of the best shooters in the region and should be an excellent player in the RMAC.
Craig Saltarelli (511 PG Fairview) is a heady point guard who is strong with the ball and does a great job of getting his teammates involved. He is a good shooter and a tough defender who should make an RMAC school very happy.
The Junior Game started out well with both teams trading baskets until the Black team exploded in the second quarter behind Stone Hood and Jalen Little to take a 14 point lead into halftime. The margin in the second half stayed about the same until the White team stormed back in the fourth quarter behind Azlan Williams and Josh Adams to make it a game. In the end, the Black team held on for an exiting 103-100 win.
Stone Hood (64 SF Discovery Canyon) and Azlan Williams (65 SG Montbello) were named Co-Most Outstanding Players in the game. Hood was tremendous all game long and couldnt miss in the first half. Williams had a huge second half and brought his team back. Both players are tremendous shooters and nice looking prospects.
Stone Hood (64 SF Discovery Canyon) made a tremendous showing in the event and was named Co-Most Outstanding Player. He finished with an event high 30 points to go along with 4 rebounds and also tied an RMFS record with six three pointers. Hood is an outstanding shooter with a thick frame. He also scores well at the rim and should be poised for a huge junior season.
Azlan Williams (65 SG Montbello) was also named Co-Most Outstanding Player and finished with 25 points and 8 rebounds while making 5 three pointers. He is very long for his position and is one of the best shooters in the region. He also scores well at the rim and with some added strength, could be a solid mid major prospect. Look for Williams to be one of the top scoring juniors in the state this season.
Jalen Little (510 PG Palmer) is quite simply the best ball handler in the state, regardless of class. He is incredibly quick and does a great job breaking the press and running a team. Hes also very athletic and has a deadly pull up jump shot. Little is a tough on ball defender and great leader who sees the floor and finds his teammates very well. He should get some excellent mid to upper mid major looks.
Wesley Gordon (68 P Sierra) is dominant on the defensive end of the floor. His footwork of defense is tremendous and he has impeccable timing and instincts when blocking shots. He also does a great job rebounding, especially out of his area and makes excellent outlet passes to start the break. Added development on the offensive end of the floor will help him potentially become a high major prospect.
Josh Adams (60 CG Chaparral) is possibly the most athletic player in the state. He can jump out of the gym and attacks the rim hard and finishes well. He also has nice mechanics on his jump shot and has worked hard to extend his range past the three point line. He has improved as much as any guard in the state over the past year.
Cory Calvert (62 PG Chaparral) is a heady point guard who likes to push the tempo on offense. He sees the floor very well and always makes the extra pass. Hes also a strong defender who rebounds very well from the guard spot.
Tanner Samson (64 SG Regis) is one of the best shooters in the state. If hes open from behind the three point arch, its virtually a free throw for him. Hes also very long for his position and still growing and is an excellent rebounder on both ends of the floor.
Trey Boykin (63 SG Gateway) is now back onto the scene and had a nice performance in the event. After missing all of last season, he seems poised to have a big junior year. Hes a terrific natural scorer whos very athletic and a great shooter.
Max McCaffrey (61 SG Valor Christian) is an athletic wing who plays very hard and attacks the rim very well. He is a crafty finisher and solid shooter from all three levels. Hes also a very good defender and an outstanding student.
Kaileb Rodriguez (68 CF ThunderRidge) is a long, smooth combo forward who can play a variety of positions both inside and on the perimeter. He is a good shot blockers who runs the floor like a deer and has a ton of upside.
Nathan Brewer (63 SF Thomas Jefferson) is an undersized lefty who gets the most out every minute he plays. He has a great motor finishes well inside. He also has a nice mid range jump shot and rebounds very well.
Austin Haldorson (68 CF Highlands Ranch) is a long, smooth combo forward who has only begun to reach his potential. He runs the floor and finishes well and can shoot the ball well from the outside. Hes a nice prospect with tons of potential.
The Sophomore Game was essentially over when it began. The White team stormed out to a 22-7 lead behind Eric Andres, Eric Garcia and Brandon Cosby-Lee and never looked back. The Black team continued to play hard and chipped away a little in the second half behind strong efforts from Jordan Scott and Carlton Hurst, but it wasnt enough and the White team ended up with a convincing 100-78 victory.
Eric Andres (65 SF Thomas Jefferson) was tremendous in the game and earned the Most Outstanding Players award. He is a nice looking prospect who uses his versatility to score well at the rim and from the perimeter.
Eric Andres (65 SF Thomas Jefferson) was a one man wrecking crew in the event and was named Most Outstanding Player of the Sophomore Game with a 27 point, 8 rebound, 3 block, 3 steal performance. He is a great looking prospect with a ton of upside. Andres has a nice jump shot from the perimeter and mid range and scores well at the rim. Hes also a strong rebounder. His performance in the event solidifies him as one of the top, if not the best prospect in this class.
Jordan Scott (66 SF Lewis-Palmer) made a tremendous showing in the event. Hes extremely versatile and can play a variety of positions. He runs the floor well and finishes well. In addition, hes also a strong rebounder who has excellent court vision for his position and does a great job of spotting his open teammates. Scott is a nice prospect with a lot of upside.
Carlton Hurst (62 SF Aurora Central) is a strong, bouncy, athletic player who scores well at the rim and in transition. Hes a great rebounder for his position and has a knack for getting to the free throw line. He should be one of the top scoring sophomores in the state this season.
Brandon Cosby-Lee (65 CF Grandview) has developed a ton in the past six months. He looks to still be growing and has been working hard to add some weight. Hes a strong rebounder who finishes well around the rim and runs the floor like a deer.
Eric Garcia (510 PG Grandview) is the best underclassmen pure point guard in the state. He handles the ball very well and loves to push the tempo and create in transition. Hes also a great on ball defender and solid shooter.
Will Keyser (66 SF Chaparral) is an athletic, versatile player who can score well around the rim and has developed his jump shot well in the past six months. He seems to still be growing and with some added strength, could be a very nice prospect.
Austin Sparks (67 CF Valor Christian) is a thin post prospect who is a good defender and solid shot blocker. He has some nice moves with his back to the basket and is a good shooter from mid range.
Jonathan Parker (62 SG Discovery Canyon) is a very strong wing who has some natural scoring ability. He attacks the rim very hard and finishes well. Hes also a good shooter from both mid range and behind the arch.
Zach Rusk (61 SG ThunderRidge) clearly has been working hard in the weight room and has added some strength to his already solid frame. Hes a good shooter who also finishes well at the rim and is very good in the open floor.
The Freshman Game was entertaining and a great way for the players to make their high school debut. The White team came out strong behind Sherron Wilson, Dominique Brewer, Trevon Andres and Ben Beauchamp and took a double digit lead in the first half. The Black team came back a little in the second half with strong efforts from Joshua Perkins, Tyree Robinson and Brendan Till but just didnt have enough and the White team ended up with a 101-83 victory.
Joshua Perkins (61 PG Regis) burst onto the high school scene with one of the most impressive performances of the day and earned the Most Outstanding Player Award. He is a great looking prospect who does a lot of great things well on the court and could be a very nice college prospect with continued development.
Joshua Perkins (61 PG Regis) burst onto the high school scene with one of the most impressive performances of the day as he did a little bit of everything and nearly finished with a triple double. He was named Most Outstanding Player of the Freshman Game with a 17 point, 10 assist, 8 rebound and 5 steal performance. Perkins is a wonderful looking prospect who handles the ball well and does a great job of finding his open teammates. Hes also a strong finishes at the rim and a tremendous outside shooter. Perkins projects to be a high major prospect with continued development and will be a joy to watch over the next four years.
Sherron Wilson (63 SG Doherty) is a smooth, long and active wing with a ton of upside. He is an excellent shooter who also finishes well at the rim. Wilson is very young for his grade and should continue to grow quite a bit over the next few years. Hes a solid rebounder and added strength and continued development should help him be a very nice college prospect.
Tyree Robinson (66 P Denver East) is a tremendous looking prospect with a ton of upside. He is very long and bouncy and has a huge wingspan. He rebounds well and is a great shot blocker and has an advanced offensive game compared to most big men his age. He should continue to grow and turn into a very nice, versatile post prospect.
Austin Dyer (65 P Thompson Valley) is a thick, strong, left handed post prospect who has a chance to be a very nice prospect if he continues to grow. He does a good job getting position and finishing inside and has a great mid range jump shot.
Dylan Clark (511 SG Sand Creek) is a lights out shooter who has a great natural scoring ability that should help him see some varsity time as a freshman. He can score from all three levels and has great range with his jump shot.
Dominique Brewer (511 SG Thomas Jefferson) was very impressive in the event. Hes a versatile wing who shoots the ball well and plays hard. He also handles the ball well and makes good things happen going to the rim.
Trevon Andres (63 SF Thomas Jefferson) is a long, athletic lefty who has a nice jump shot and scores well at the rim. He also rebounds well and has good instincts on defense.
Ben Beauchamp (62 SG Monarch) is a strong wing with a good frame for his position. He has a great motor and rebounds very well from the guard spot. He also finishes strong at the rim has a knack for getting to the free throw line.
Brendan Till (62 SG Cherry Creek) is a nice looking wing prospect who shoots the ball very well, especially from beyond the stripe. He has a nice frame and handles the ball well in the half court.
We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make the Rocky Mountain Fall Showcase such a tremendous success. Please visit www.ColoradoChaos.com for more information on the event, including box scores, updated records and photographs.