I’m on the West Coast for the prestigious Hoophall West in Scottsdale, Ariz. Quality regional teams and some of the programs from the NIBC/EYSL League manned the courts on Friday. Here are my eight standouts from Chaparral High School.
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Boogie Fland, 2024 6’3 PG - Archbishop Stepinac (NY)
Dynamic pg going to Kentucky put on a show and led Stepinac to a win vs Perry (AZ) in a matchup of FAB 50 ranked teams. He compiled 27 points and showed high level shot creation. Good first step, creates separation off the bounce and is an adequate passer. Making a strong case as a Burger Boy and a top 15 player in his class.
Danny Carbuccia, 2025 6’0 PG - Archbishop Stepinac (NY)
Speedy guard that gets downhill. His ability to get plenty of paint touches generates a lot of attention of the defense, which allows him to find the open shooters on kickouts. As a shooter, he seems capable and he made the game winning three-pointer for Stepinac, but I wouldn’t say three point shooting is a strength of his. Regardless, tough, fast guard that’s a regular visitor in the paint.
Koa Peat, 2025 6’8 PF - Perry (AZ)
Koa makes plays that translate. A big physical wing-forward that’s a strong playmaker. Quality mid-range scorer with a college ready frame that sees the floor well. Can resort to more of a bully-ball type of offense in spurts, but I thought he did an adequate job balancing his approach. His playmaking upside to go with his size and perimeter skills makes him a matchup nightmare and he's also a good passer off the double teams.
D’Andre Harrison, 2025 6’5 SF - Perry HS (AZ)
Was very productive. Harrison is a lefty, utility wing that impacts winning. Rebounds and plays bigger than listed height, was a recipient of Koa Peat’s outlet passes that led to transition dunks and he connected on perimeter and mid-range shots off the catch.
Isiah Harwell, 2025 6’5 SG - Wasatch (UT)
Isiah had a fairly slow first half on Friday vs. AZ Compass Prep but in second half he showed why he’s a 5-Star guard in 2025. Made open shots, got to the rim when attacking closeouts and scored from the post when he had the size advantage. Energy and effort went up and he impacted the game on both ends. One aspect of Harwell I locked in on was his strong base. It allowed him to switch and hold own vs skinnier post players. There's alot to like about his game.
John Mobley Jr., 2024 6’0 PG - Wasatch (UT)
The Ohio State Signee was hot on the offensive end. Needs little space to connect on shots from three. He’s a versatile shooter that quickly launches off the catch, move and dribble effectively. Was player of the game in Wasatch key win vs AZ Compass.
Augustine Ekwe, 2025 6’10 C - Wasatch (UT)
Augustine from a physical profile draws similarities to TCU signee Malick Diallo who also plays at Wasatch. Augustine from what I was told has only played basketball for approximately 24 months, but I like what I saw. Engine stayed on, ran the floor, altered and blocks shots at the rim and showed promising touch with right handed hooks going over the left shoulder. Consistency will be key for him going forward especially as he’ll consume the starting role with Diallo out with an ACL injury for the season.
Jeremiah Fears, 2025 6’3 CG - AZ Compass (AZ)
Despite his team losing, I thought Fears was one of the bright spots on Friday evening. Got to the paint and completed crafty attempts at the rim, made shots off the bounce and showed adequate playmaking ability. Fears is more of a combo guard than his older broth Jeremy, but his play with be vital to AZ Compass' success in the EYBL Scholastic League.