This year’s Grassroots Showcase came to a close over the weekend. As always, a number of players broke out and improved their stock greatly during this second live period of the spring.

Odis Carter – 2024 – PG – Team Temple

The Texas product put together another very good weekend for himself after great showing at the Spring Extravaganza two weeks ago. Once again Carter put up some big scoring marks including a 26-point game. He did much of his scoring from the outside with a smooth jumper but also plays well with the ball creating for his teammates, and really works on the defensive end shutting down opposing guards. 

Lebron Gough – 2025 – PG – George Hill All Indy

In both of the two live periods this month, Gough has greatly impressed with his distributing ability. A quick and smart decision maker that reads the floor well and plays a step ahead of defenders. Gough is a poised point guard that plays beyond his years. While he excels in the facilitator role, he can also go out there and get a bucket himself when needed getting to the basket. 

Brandon Harris – 2024 – SF – Illinois Hoopstars

While only a sophomore, Harris already has a very well-rounded game for his size. He stands at 6’8” but has good skills to his game. The wing is tough playing down in the paint on both ends, scoring it effectively but also can play out on the perimeter with his ability to put the ball on floor and stretch the floor. A high upside forward to track. 

Maddox Huff – 2025 – PG – Griffin Elite

Huff proved to be one of the purer shooters at the 16U level of the tournament. He has a smooth jumper and was hitting them from all over both off the catch and dribble. Much more than just a shooter however, Huff can run the point, passes it well, and plays with great energy on the defensive side. 

Lyncoln Koester – 2025 – PG – Illinois Wolves

While only a freshman, Koester is a high IQ point guard that knows how to play. Not only can he run the point effectively and facilitate the ball but also put on a great shooting display in his first game of the tournament. He has a pure jumper spotting up from the outside with a quick release. 

Niko Lucero – 2024 – G – 3D Empire

A skilled all-around guard that played very well with the ball in his hands scoring and distributing the basketball. Lucero is quick and moves well with the ball in his hands. He created his own shot well getting it done from the mid-range as well as beyond the arc. Though he also saw the floor well on the move. 

Tyler Martini – 2024 – F – All In Athletics

There is a lot to like about the play of the sophomore forward. The 6’4” forward plays with a great motor to contribute greatly on the floor in many ways. He really works on the defensive end play big to defend down in the paint but also matched up well out on the perimeter. While his great impact was mainly found outside the point totals he still scored it strong around the basket as well also hit some jumpers.  

Graham Moore – 2024 – SF – Texas Tar Heels 

A very versatile and productive wing that was a key piece in helping his team to a 3-1 record over the weekend. At 6’6” with his length, energy, and agility he can defend multiple positions effectively. Not only a versatile defender, Moore was scoring the ball in several ways but especially going to the bucket on drives and cuts. 

De’Shawn Murphy – 2024 – PG – Griffin Elite

An impactful point guard that does so much for his team. In his game on Saturday Murphy was instrumental in helping his team to a victory. He excelled at getting into the paint to create for himself and teammates. The sophomore showed a nice ability to read the floor and attack any gaps in the defense. A good passer on the move that was carving up defenses all game.