Day 3 of Session 1 of the 2019 Generation Next Basketball Association “GNBA” saw the action on the hardwood heat up at all levels including a highly anticipated 6th grade showdown between two of the country’s best.  Here’s a quick look at a few of the young prospects that stood out on the final day this past weekend…


2023 Caden Kirkman– Quad City Elite 14U
Caden Kirkman is a nice young post for Quad City Elite 14U team. He is mobile and has good feet helping him to finish around the rim. He also showed good passing ability, catching the a ball in the high post area vs a 2-3 zone and firing quick passes to spotted up shooters. Kirkman helped Quad City to a 4-0 record at GNBA Session 1. 

2024 Taevion Collier - Team Ten Jabari Parker 13U
Collier has great size and length and acted as a big time rim protector for his team. He has good timing on defense to block and alters shots without leaving his feet first and is a good rebounder. Even without scoring the basketball, Collier was able to have a big impact on the game defensively. 

2024 Jarvis McNeal - Team Ten Jabari Parker 13U
Jarvis McNeal is a tough, quick Point Guard who did a good job of running his team playing with Team Ten Jabari Parker. He has a hood handle and is very strong with the ball as he did a great job of limiting his turnovers. McNeal has good athleticism and was able to explode to the rim off the bounce and finish. 

2023 Brock Harding – Quad City Elite 14U
Brock Harding is a very impressive Point Guard prospect with great vision and solid jumper. He is the leader for his Quad City team and plays with his head up at all times, firing long accurate chest passes on the break which led to easy baskets for teammates. In his final game of the weekend Sunday he knocked down 5 threes in a win over Ill Irish showing a smooth comfortable smoke from range. 

2024 Alex Romo – Quad City 13U
Alex Romo is a big bodied prospect who looks like he would spend his time banging in the paint – but Romo displayed impressive perimeter skill and great feet Sunday. He has a smooth stroke from outside and hit 4 threes including a couple of really nice stepbacks off the dribble. Romo has great feet and was able to step out on the perimeter to close out on shooters and stay in front of ball handlers. 

2023 Mile Nation - WI Phenoms Orange 14U
Nation is a long intriguing prospect who looks to have big upside as he continues to develop his body and game. He has the size and length to impact the game defensively and also looks very fluid running the court. Nation had one really nice sequence where he made a fast rim rum, grabbed a tough pass in traffic and was able to turn and quickly score over the defender.  

2023 Cole Hansen - WI Dynasty 14U
Cole Hansen was really good all weekend for WI Dynasty and continued Sunday scoring 19 pts to help Dynasty finish GNBA Session 1 4-0. Hansen has a solid jumper and was able to put the ball on the floor, attacking the rim to finish and draw fouls. He also plays with a competitive edge - battling on both ends of the court the whole game - which was a key in his team’s success over the weekend. 

2025 Darius Acuff - Dream Team 12U 
Darius Acuff – although still very young – is a big time player for REACH Dream Team 12U. He has a really good handle and was able to break down defenders off the dribble consistently vs Mac Irvin Fire on Sunday. He also has a nice high arching jumper and knocked down a couple of threes. As he continues to grow and develop over the next couple of years, Acuff is a player to watch closely. 

2025 Ewell Clinton - Mac Irvin Fire 12U 
Ewell Clinton had a big time performance in the final game of the day Sunday – leading Mac Irvin Fire to a close win over Reach Dream Team. He has 16 pts and hit some threes to help Mac Irvin turn the game around in the 2nd half. As one of the biggest players on the court, Clinton was able to grab defensive rebounds and then use his handle to push the pace and attack the rim.