By: George Courtney

Tribe Athletics continues to elevate their platform by providing opportunities for Indigenous Student Athletes with exposure. This year’s event pushed capacity to over 250 teams. Teams were treated to exposure with coverage from multiple major media outlets, college scouts, and college coaches. 

New for this year is the GC3 Hoops Rising Report. The rising report is to provide player evaluations of the next generation of young hoopers (Middle School & Under) that are prospects to keep a tab on. Here are some of the prospects who caught my attention:

Brandall Edwards 2031 Shooting Guard Lil Rez Runners

Edwards impressed me as he came up clutch in the 2nd half of the game I observed. He hit some huge shots (three pointers) to gouge into his team’s opponents lead. One of the better long range snipers I saw at the event.

Donnie Fielding 2031 Wing Regulators

Fielding is a downhill playmaker who utilizes his size to get into the lane and finish at the rim. Another prospect who’s game is starting to grow on me.

Izaiah Curley-Hernandez 2031 Point Guard Regulators

Curley-Hernandez is probably one of the top floor generals in Native Country. He has a tight handle and extremely high basketball IQ. Watching his skill level sets him above many prospects in his grade.

Nayeli Harrison 2031 Forward Gila River

Harrison has a great feel for the game. She knows how to utilize her size and works the paint. Harrison is an inside force with her shot blocking, rebounding, and low post scoring abilities. Another big time prospect to keep an eye on.

Ramsey Yazzie 2031 Guard NAZ Wolfpack

Yazzie is a good looking off-ball guard. He has a fluid shooting stroke and good release. Another big time guard prospect from Northern Arizona to keep an eye on.

Ray Jackson 2031 Combo  Guard NV Team Buddy

Jackson impressed immediately as he is a confident prospect with an explosive first step. An aggressive three level scorer who attacks both on offense and defense. Jackson is an exciting player to follow and with continued development he will be a prospect to watch.