The following report is the second of five, released by Junior National Scout Nik Zefi from the Toronto Junior Showcase that took place at Upper Canada College on May 13-14th 2017.
Anthony Wrzeszcz (2023) – Point Guard – Toronto City Elite
When talking about PGs in the 2023 class, it is extremely tough to find a prospect that comes with the on court skill package that Anthony Wrzeszcz possesses. From his ball handing, to shooting mechanics, playmaking and anticipation, Wrzeszcz put up 18 points in the top prospects game.
He worked the pick n roll with game MVP Rory Stewart very strategically, rarely showing the same look twice, and reading the floor with accuracy and unpredictability.
At five foot nine inches and still growing, Wrzeszcz still has a tonne of room to grow physically. Add in a little more consistency, and becoming a full out leader on the court and here is a top PG in the class for years to come.
Jaden Langley Thomas (2022) – Point Guard – Grassroots
With a great attitude for the game, Jaden Langley Thomas couples his team play and leadership with a great transition game. Langley-Thomas fought off an upper back injury to finish off the top prospects game with 13 points.
A strong lead guard, Jaden has just started to fill out his body. After registering at 5’8, 100 pounds at last years camp, Jaden came into this year showcase at a slim build 6’0, 160 lbs. With probably the tightest handle at camp, Langley Thomas has the ability to go both ways, handles pressure well, and dribbles under control with a purpose.
With a stronger focus on defense we could be looking at one of the toughest PGs in a guard heavy 2022 class.
Jarese Henry (2022) – Forward – Mississauga
A relative unknown on the circuit, Jarese Henry made a statement at this year Junior Showcase.
As a prospect, we may be looking at the most athletic kid at camp not named Elijah Fisher. Henry had great speed and especially hops, rising up and throwing down a massive dunk over a contesting player in the three on three portion of camp.
Not being apart of any club team, this forward at 6 feet tall will likely shoot up in height, following in the steps of his brother and professional basketball player Denny MacDonald.
Very raw at this point, as Henry continues to train and play against solid competition, we are looking at one of the highest ceilings in the 2022 class.
Caleb Atewe (2022) – Forward – K- Elite Mississauga
At six-foot-five inches and 200 lbs, you wouldn’t believe the strides that Caleb Atewe, a prospect that has only started playing basketball a couple of years ago, has made.
Atewe was one of the most competitive players at camp as he never shied away from any challenges. Always willing to take on the best, Atewe has a great attitude, accepts any criticism, and is an overall receptive kid.
Match that with his rebounding, defense, and developing back to the basket game we have a player that can be a difference maker both on and off the court.
With Atewe, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as his brother Mathew a player who was at Washington University is a steady 6 foot 8 inches and 240 lbs.
As Atewe continues to play and works on his co-ordination and overall game everyone should take note – he is a beast in the making.