ESPN. Lebron James. Dwayne Wade. Master P. Minnesota Vikings (if schedule permits). That is plenty of star power at one high school basketball game, and it’s because Sierra Canyon is taking on Minnehaha Academy at the Target Center on January 4th.
Brandon Boston, Harold Yu, Zaire Wade, Bronny James, Jalen Suggs, and Chet Holmgren will all be on the court at the same time. That too is a lot of star power.
But what about the other players that have game but aren’t are the darlings of the social media timelines…well, not yet anyways.
Chase Carter…Isaiah Davis…Donovan Smith. This trio can flat out hoop, but aren’t getting all the pub like their NBA-bound teammates. All three play for Grassroots Sizzle during the AAU season, and all three played in the RecruitLook Hoops League. All three earned division one offers. All three were selected to the prestigious Larry Hughes Elite Camp.
Chase Carter (2022) is a 6-6 small forward that has picked up offers from Minnesota, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, and Hampton this year on the RecruitLook Hoops League. He’s a skilled combo forward that can knock down the three. He’s not your flashy play above the rim mixtape small forward — he’s your… smooth, swaggy, inside-outside, methodical, high basketball IQ, hustler, and not afraid of anything small forward.
Donovan Smith (2022) is a 5-9 point guard that holds an offer from Hampton. He’s got silky-smooth handles with tons of shimmy to him. He’s literally a 1-man press-breaker…that is how good his handles are. You never see him get rushed, get frustrated, or put himself in bad positions with the basketball. And now that he is gaining more confidence with his jump shot, he’s impossible to defend on the perimeter with his quickness to get by the defense… and he isn’t afraid at 5-9 to go hard to the rack either.
Isaiah Davis (2021) is a 6-3 shooting guard that holds an offer from Hampton. Davis is the bouncy guard that does a little bit of everything. He can score at all three levels… he can guard multiple positions… he can pass, shoot, handle it, board… pretty much a Swiss Army knife for Grassroots Sizzle and for Minnehaha Academy.
Again, there is plenty of star power in this game, but it could be one of the role players that makes a key play during an important stretch that could decide the game. We saw these guys do it game in and game out for Grassroots Sizzle this past AAU season.
For more information on the Sierra Canyon vs. Minnehaha Academy game, visit their website.