Adidas 3SSB Chapter 2: Storylines & Notables!

After three weeks in Atlanta, I touched back down to Texas to catch the second weekend of the Adidas 3SSB Live Period Event at College Station. Got to catch as much as I could from Saturday so come checkout what I saw on my 10-hour work shift.

On Point About Nic Codie

It feels good to be right as I talked about ‘24 Nic Codie seeing a considerable leap in his recruitment this travel ball season here. It seems as if everything is coming together for him. Playing hard each possession, defending on the perimeter, protecting the rim, shooting from deep, finishing with either hand; Codie has polished his offensive game and imposing his will on both ends. Codie has recently received offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech, SMU, Texas Tech and more during the NCAA Spring Live Period.

Darryn Peterson…..

Most of the time I just give my southwest prospect evaluations, but I still keep track of players from outside the region. It’s been a while since I’ve locked in and saw 2025 Darryn Peterson of Phenom United play and wow. The saying, “That’s what they look like,” applies to Peterson. And that statement means that’s what guys that eventually end up in the NBA or have a good chance to look like. Also, I’m always impressed when someone can drop 40 plus points at nine o'clock in the morning. Positional size and three level scoring we knew was there, but the high level passes and overall playmaking puts him on the elite tier of prospects in his class. Also defensively, he utilized his length to disrupt opposing ball-handlers and was able to switch from the 1-3 spots.

Cooper Flagg, Cameron Boozer & Koa Peat have been on a tier of their own early on for 2025, but Peterson has entered that level as well.

Team Talk: Team Trae Young

Team Trae Young finished April with a 7-1 record in the 3SSB Circuit, as the group contains depth and plays with an abundance of confidence and chemistry. Have to give credit to coaches George Clay, Josh Davis & Morlon Wiley for constructing a balanced team. 

Now to the Jimmy’s and Joe’s. Big man Doryan Onwuchekwa has been playing at a high level all year and it’s continuing in the Spring. Big body front-line prospect that has a soft touch with either hand, plus footwork on the block and is expanding his shooting range. Also helps that he’s in what possibly is the best shape I’ve seen him and he’s being productive now in longer stretches. Guard Bo Aldridge decision to re-class to 2024 is looking like a great move so far for him. Receiving high major offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State, Cal-Berkeley and more. Lefty that’s a big time scorer that excels getting downhill. Seeing a big stock increase. 2024 Dillon Battie, son of 15-year NBA player Tony Battie, is starting to turn the corner some. An athletic forward that plays with a plus motor and plays above the rim. The skill is progressively starting to catch up with the athleticism and Dillon is showing moments of what it’ll look like when it comes together. ‘25 Calrsheon Young is playing up and more than holding his own. A strong, scoring guard that’s handling the speed and physicality of the 17U just fine.

Team Talk: TJ Ford Academy

The Ford brothers,Tim and T.J., got the guys rolling with a flawless record on Adidas Gold with an 8-0 record after finishing up both chapters. Headlining the group is 2024 Robert Miller. At 6’10 with his versatility, you’re not seeing many guys not only in Adidas but in the country with his size and skill set. Continues to rise in the national player rankings. 2024 Jayden Gambrell is a guard with fairly long arms who can shoot it beyond the 3-point line. Like his size at 6’4 and his shooting prowess. The best available 2023 in Texas…well it's Ron Holland is now. So ladies and gentlemen,  the second best available 2023 player in the Lone Star State is 7’1 Bukky Oboye. Oboye at his size can move, block shots at a high rate, can shoot the three and has advanced ball skills for a player his size. He’s far from polished, but what he can do at his size isn’t common. Again, he has some work to do but I believe if he continues to play we will see a wide variance of D1’s on him. Also wanted to note how the 2023 backcourt of T.J. Ford Jr and Bryson Smith have been playing. Really managing the backcourt, getting to the paint and defending the full length of the floor. Both can score the ball, but I’ve also been impressed also with their playmaking.   

Mr. Devon Pryor

One Time Legends’ wing Devon Pryor is seeing his recruitment soar. Pryor, who was injured for the majority of the second half of the 2022-23 scholastic season, looks to be healthy and we are seeing his full offensive repertoire. At 6’7, he’s a dependable secondary ball-handler, is a big time vertical athlete and his shooting has vastly improved. He’s dependable connecting off the catch or bounce. He’s performing like a Top 100 player in the country.

2026 Prospect of The Event: Caleb Holt

I have talked about at length about the 2025 class, but the 2026 crop have been showing out as well and some are playing in the 17U division. Tyran Stokes is leading a 8-0 Vegas Elite squad in the Nike EYBL and A.J. Dybantsa is the second leading scorer in EYBL 17U division with 20 ppg. 

But we got to talk about Caleb Holt being a big-time contributor for a 7-1 17U Game Elite team on the 3SSB. A shifty, athletic guard that puts rim pressure. Holt has a plus wingspan, and is a quick twitch athlete that displays the ability to make an open 3-pointer. He’s one of the top 2026’s I’ve seen in the country and him still being able to do what he does best playing up is impressive.


Flory Bidunga, 6’8 2024 PF/C - Indiana Elite: Lefty big man that’s uber productive. Swats shots, even seen him closeout and block shots from the 3-point line. Athletic finisher that goes for every rebound and showed some promising touch on hooks and floaters. We see why he’s ranked so high in 2024. Will be a successful college player. Hasn’t played many years of organized ball so upside is very intriguing. 

Annor Boateng, 6’5 2024 Wing - Arkansas Hawks: Powerful, athletic wing-guard prospect that utilized strength and athleticism to score. Adequate mid-range game and I believe there’s been progress with the shooting and ball-handling. Boateng shouldered the offensive load for the Hawks.

Josiah Moore, 6’5 2024 Wing - One Time Legends: I came away very impressed with Moore. There was a stretch in the morning game where he collected four steals, he captured a poster dunk and one play he split a double team coming off a ball screen, then got to the basket and scored. This was in a span of four minutes. All that needs to be said.

Micah Robinson, 6’6 2024 Wing - Southern Assault: Broad framed wing that’s versatile. Plays the secondary ball-handler role and sometimes has primary dribbling duties in spurts. A capable shooter from three, really zips his passes and can thread a needle if needed and he knows how to find his way to the free throw line. There are some things that he needs to really work on, but I believe Micah will be a quality high major player.

Cam Carroll, 6’2 2025 PG - Southern Assault 16U: Tough, physical guard that embraces contact on drives. Cam is at his best when he relentlessly looks to get downhill and put pressure on the defense. Strong paint finisher, floater game and just generates a lot of activity when he’s aggressive. 

Amir McMillian, 6’ PG - Urban ASAK: When the ball is in his hands, McMillian is always on the go. Fast with the ball in his hands, McMillian gets paint touches and also can stop on a dime, launch and connect vs length. 

Peyton Marshall, 7’ Center - Game Elite: Peyton is a load inside. Large frame, legit size and has good foot-work on the block. Really throws his weight around and makes defenses adjust when he’s on the floor because he’s a threat in the paint. I believe the best basketball is ahead of him, especially when he reaches optimal shape. 


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