Shae Mitchell is the best freshman in Minnesota

Minnesota has an abundance of talent in the class of 2018. There is size, skill, and players with massive potential. There has been a ton of debate in the Land of 10,000 Lakes as to who the best player of the class is, but in our eyes, it’s Shae Mitchell.

We checked out the 6-foot-6 wing with Lakeville South ‎against Pine Lake on Thursday night and he did not disappoint. Finishing with 11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 blocks, he impacted the game much more than his stat line reflected. Unfortunately for Mitchell, his season ended on Thursday night. With his team up double digits late in the game, he went up for a dunk in transition and was simply pushed in mid-air. It was a classless play from a Pine Lake player that ultimately left Shae with a broken wrist, ending his promising freshman campaign.

Playing power forward on the defensive end and on the perimeter offensively, we were able to see the full arsenal that Mitchell had to offer. He showed off a silky smooth jumper from mid-range, was tough to stop as a straight line driver, and simply showed off a crisp game that you rarely see out of a freshman. The Minnesota Future Stars/We All Can Go All-Stars AAU product let the game come to him, not forcing any shots and always making the extra pass to the open man. He will need to continue to work on his foot speed on the defensive end, but the combination of size and skill that he brings to the table make him an elite prospect in the class of 2018.

Mitchell has already visited Indiana, but is also hearing from Nebraska, Stanford, Xavier, Drake, Minnesota, and Creighton. While he doesn’t have a D-1 offer yet, it will come very soon after he returns to the hardwood in May after recovering from his injury.

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Ahmad Caver with two poster dunks at 2015 National Prep School Invitational

Ahmad Caver put on a show at the National Prep Showcase and continued his strong play at the National Prep School Invitational in Providence. The scoring point guard showed off his athleticism on two separate occasions at the NPSI, putting defenders on a poster each time with his explosive takes to the rack. At just 6-foot-1, he has incredibly deceptive speed and athleticism that throws defenders off. Signed with Old Dominion, Caver has the potential to be an impact player from the second that he steps foot on campus due to his combination of scoring ability and athleticism.

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Freshman Darius Garland has serious range and court vision

Darius Garland has been turning heads on the AAU circuit with the We All Can Go All-Stars alongside Marvin Bagley for a while now, but has finally reached the high school level, where he is doing the same at Brentwood Academy.

One of the best schools in Nashville, Brentwood was the home to recent NBA players David Harrison and Brandan Wright. The son of former NBA guard Winston Garland who was with the Warriors during the ‘Run TMC’ era, Darius has shown flashes of being the next elite prospect to come out of Brentwood. Possessing outstanding court vision, he has the ability to not only make the highlight play, but the right play as well. While the elder Garland wasn’t exactly known as an elite shooter, Darius has shown some serious range that extends beyond the arc himself. He has shown some creative finishes at the rim and while he still has a bit of work to do at the defensive end, that hasn’t stopped him from making a considerable impact for Brentwood Academy as a freshman.

While Garland’s recruitment is still in his infancy, that will change shortly. A number of schools have stopped by to check him out throughout the season, but by the time the spring AAU period finishes up, expect Darius to have his first D-1 offer.

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2015 McDonald’s All-American Game Preview Video

Rosters for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American Game have been announced. Blending skilled guards, lithe forwards, and intriguing big men, the class of 2015 has really begun to shape itself out. There were a few notable omissions due to eligibility issues by the game’s standard, but all in all, the 2015 game has a chance to be just as good as any that we’ve seen over the last few years.

Here are highlights of all 24 of the participants that we have filmed over their high school careers. If you click on the players’ names, you will see more videos of each player.


Dwayne Bacon
Antonio Blakeney
Isaiah Briscoe
Jaylen Brown
Thomas Bryant
Cheick Diallo
Henry Ellenson
Jawun Evans
Dedric Lawson
Ben Simmons
Diamond Stone


Carlton Bragg
Jalen Brunson
Deyonta Davis
PJ Dozier
Brandon Ingram
Chase Jeter
Malik Newman
Ivan Rabb
Malachi Richardson
Caleb Swanigan
Allonzo Trier
Stephen Zimmerman

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2015 Dunk 4 Diabetes Top Plays

Unique McLean and Omari Spellman led MacDuffie School into Canton, Ohio for the 2015 Dunk 4 Diabetes event. Chas Wolfe put on an outstanding event that brought some of the nation’s best to battle against a number of perennial Northeast Ohio teams. Other players featured in this top plays video include Derrick Daniels, Kyle Stergis, Dererk Pardon, Willie Jackson, Montell McRae, Kipper Nichols, Frankie Hughes, Derek Culver, Carlton Bragg, Jair Johnson, Jordy Tshimanga, Mike Ryan, and Branden Johnson.

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Trey Landers with nasty tip-dunk against Findlay Prep

Trey Landers has always had nice size and athleticism for a wing, which he showed the nearly sold out crowd at Trent Arena at the 2015 Flyin’ To The Hoop Invitational. In Wayne’s upset win over national power Findlay Prep, Landers biggest bucket came in impressive fashion via a powerful one-handed tip-dunk. Holding offers from Dayton, Wright State, and Miami (OH), plenty more will join once they see him on the EYBL circuit with All Ohio Red.

Keep checking CityLeagueHoops for more videos from Flyin’ To The Hoop.

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Jashaun Agosto having super season in Seattle

Jashaun Agosto has been turning heads for a long time now, on and off the court. Heralded as a youngster for both his game and insane speeds for distance running, he has developed into a really nice lead guard for the best team in Seattle.

“We’re 13-0 now and ranked 21st in the nation by MaxPreps,” Agosto told CityLeagueHoops. “I’m averaging 18 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals per game.”

‎Not one to boast about stats, Agosto has been the catalyst for Tony Wroten’s alma mater. His simply blazing speed makes him a nightmare to stay in front of, has a great change of speed, and can really get the tempo of the game working in his favor. Additionally, his athletic prowess has allowed him to develop into an outstanding defender, blending lateral quickness with super fast hands. Topping things off, he can finish creatively at the rack and is unselfish with the ball in his hands. Given all of those attributes, it’s easy to see why tons of colleges have taken interest.

“A ton of coaches have been showing interest in me. Most of them have been going through my coach,” Agosto explained. “Maryland, Florida State, Washington, UCLA, Penn State, Memphis, Washington State, and Boston College are showing interest.”

“Portland offered me,” he added. “Boise State, Detroit, Seattle U, George Mason, and Cornell are some others recruiting me.”

Keep checking CityLeagueHoops for more updates on Jashaun as the year goes on.

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UK targets Malik Newman and Thomas Bryant go to work at Mustang Madness

While Isaiah Briscoe, Skal Labbisiere, and Charles Matthews have already pledged to Kentucky, there is still a considerable amount of shaping left to do with the roster. Two players who they are heavily pursuing are Malik Newman and Thomas Bryant.

Finishing with 35 points, Newman showed again why he is the best pure scorer in the country. He converted on creative takes to the cup, showed off his NBA range, and was simply exceptional at creating space off of the bounce. Thomas Bryant, on the other hand, did the bulk of his work from the inside. He finished through contact at the rim emphatically, showed off great hands, and even stepped out to hit a three pointer. His motor showed off an incredible motor, leaving Coach Cal with a smile in the process throughout his 33 point, 14 rebound performance.

Keep checking CityLeagueHoops for more Mustang Madness.

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Terrance Ferguson kills 360 scoop dunk at Mustang Madness

Terrance Ferguson‘s athletic exploits have been shown on the national level since he made his debut at Prime Prep his freshman year. His dunk arsenal is right up there with just about anyone in the country, as he showed fans at the 2015 Mustang Madness with this absurd 360-scoop dunk.

Keep checking CityLeagueHoops for more Mustang Madness videos.

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Malik Newman and Myles Bridges battle at Mustang Madness

Malik Newman lived up to his rep as the nation’s best scorer Saturday night, pouring in 35 points and 14 rebounds in Callaway’s upset win over Huntington Prep. He drilled a number of deep jumpers off of the dribble, was elite creating space for his jumper, and showed off his NBA range en route to winning the MVP award. Miles Bridges, on the other hand, showed that he has made the full transition to small forward. He showed off an improved handle, used his physical frame to bully guys at the rack, and blocked a ton of shots with his big time wingspan. Throughout the process, the two had no problem letting each other know about what they were doing, making it an outstanding atmosphere for a matchup of two elite wings.

Keep checking CityLeagueHoops for more Mustang Madness videos.

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