Grind Session World Championships: Top Stock Risers!

The ‘23-24 Grind Session Power Conference season has come to an end, and it comes with a well-known name in the world of prep school basketball at the top: Prolific Prep. The Napa, Calif. power ran the table throughout the season and defeated Dream City Christian (Glendale, Ariz.), 84-74, at Chicago’s Malcolm X College on March 17 to be crowned the Grind Session World Champions for the second consecutive season.

The two wins in Chicago put The Crew's record at 33-5, but their season isn’t over just yet.

Sitting at No. 6 in the latest FAB 50 National Team Rankings powered by, the Prolific Prep Crew is Indianapolis bound for the Chipotle High School Nationals (April 4-6), where they’ll be matched up against FAB 50 No. 11 Link Academy (Branson, Mo.) in the opening round. While many are already looking forward to that, let’s focus on the players who caught our eye and enhanced their recruiting stock at the event.

Here are the top stock risers from the Grind Session World Championship Final Four:

Mikey Lewis, 6’3, PG/SG, Prolific Prep (CA), 2024
Playing for one of the more loaded teams in the country, no one is going to be putting up video game numbers and everyone has to find their role on the hardwood. After dropping monster numbers last year with both Accelerated Prep (CO) and with the Oakland Soldiers in the EYBL, many wondered how Mikey Lewis would adjust to playing with so much talent at Prolific, but he has completely let the game come to him. The combo guard played outstanding on ball defense, created his own shot late in the shot clock, and let the game come to him without forcing the issue. Mikey is the key piece in an outstanding St. Mary’s recruiting class that will place them amongst the elite in the WCC yet again.

Savo Drezgic, 6’3, PG, DME Academy (FL), 2025
A highly touted European prospect, Savo Drezgic made the move from Serbia to Daytona Beach, Fla., to play his junior year at DME Academy. The lead guard had a heralded overseas career, playing with the Serbian National Team, at Basketball Without Borders events, and at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament with Partizan Belgrade. Savo possesses no shortage of flare on the court, has deep 3-point range, and has SportsCenter Top 10 passing ability. Drezgic is still getting acclimated to things here in the U.S., but should ultimately find himself with at least a Top 50 national ranking when it’s all said and done, which may be a bit on the conservative side.

Alejandro Aviles, 6’9, PF/C, Dream City Christian (CA), 2025
While there are definitely players who are more flashy in the Grind Session, there aren’t many junior bigs who were more productive than Alejandro Aviles. In his two games in Chicago, he posted 24 points, 14 rebounds in a win against DME and was a playmaker from the post with 10 points, eight rebounds, and five assists against eventual champion Prolific Prep. The Puerto Rican junior can punish you on the low block, has range to the 3-point line (hit two 3-pointers in each game), and has the ability to hit cutters from the post. Having already established quite the reputation in Puerto Rico playing with their 18U team, he is beginning to do the same with Dream City here in the States.

Ifaola “Tacko” Fawaz, 6’11, C, Dream City Christian (AZ), 2025
Like many on this list, the impact that Tacko Fawaz has on the floor extends far beyond the box score. The junior big man is outstanding running the floor, is a constant lob threat, and walls up against anyone attacking the paint defensively as a rim protector. Fawaz ultimately finished with six points and six rebounds against national power Prolific Prep, but certainly made everyone think twice about challenging him at the rack. The junior already holds no shortage of offers from high major programs and will be running on the Adidas 3SSB Circuit with the Utah Prospects this spring.

Cory Connor, 6’2, PG, Prolific Prep (CA), 2024
One of the glue guys for Prolific Prep, Cory Connor brings the versatility and intangibles that don't show up in the box score. The Seattle native excelled guarding both backcourt spots, was a reliable 3-point shooter when left open, and had no problem finishing through contact on straight line attacks to the rim. Connor is still wide open with his recruitment and will be an interesting name to follow with Prolific Prep when it heads to Chipotle Nationals (April 4-6).


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