The 15U Breakaway team has some players who can stretch the floor or create shots for guys who can. They should be a fun 15U group to watch this spring.
Cam Anderson (6’4 PF, Schaumburg)
Maybe the most physically developed of the 2026 group, Anderson is active all over the floor. He used his strength to box out and high point rebounds to start the break or gain an extra possession on offense during scrimmages. As a roll man and cutter, he also showed soft hands and some finishing prowess off of dives. Look for Anderson to develop into a big time defender as well.
Chris Bolte (6’4 SF/PF, Hinsdale South)
At times, Bolte was the best player on the floor during their scrimmage with the 16U team. When he caught it on the perimeter, he was able to splash in multiple threes, drive closeouts aggressively to his left, and score over or around helpside defense. He is a complete athlete that doesn’t get moved off of his driving path. The lefty shot the ball well in drills and live action, particularly from the wings and corners, and fought for rebounds in crowds. After playing significant varsity minutes this season, look for the versatile forward to be a key piece to this team.
Donovan Cobbs (6’0 SG, St. Viator)
Another lefty for Breakaway, Cobbs is a capable three-point shooter who can get to the rim in a straight line going to his strong hand. While he doesn’t have great size, he showed some flashes os playing solid help defense. In a young St. Viator program, Cobbs should continue to develop.
Ethan Iacob (6’4 PF, York)
Iacob is a bruiser for them who plays with high energy. During 1-on-1, he was able to make plays while faxing up and had some nice rip through moves in the half court during live segments. His shot takes some time to get off but he does have some three-point range. The tenacity that he brought on both ends as a rebounder and physical defender stood out.
Joe Reid (6’0 PG/SG, Batavia)
Reid is a quick guard that can contribute at either backcourt spot. His handle is solid as a point guard and he shoots it well from three with a consistent release point. There were a lot of good things to see during shooting drills from a mechanics and footwork standpoint. Reid has a strong frame for a guard that should fill out well as he matures.
Michael Nee (6’0 PG, Glenbard East)
Nee is among the best shooters I’ve seen in the freshman class. He had a ton of makes that never touched rim and was just as focused and precise in shooting drills as he was during the scrimmage. An elite shooter off of motion as well, Nee was lighting up the 16U team at times with his outside shooting. Which makes sense given the fact that he had around a 50/40/90 split on varsity this year. Nee is also a crafty ball-handler with some shiftiness and deception. He made some tough shots throughout the day and looked like a guard with a very high floor.
Rafael Pinto (6’3 SG/SF, Fremd)
Pinto’s size and mobility stood out early on. He understands how to wide step around defenders and gets a good head of steam when he tries to get paint touches. Pinto guarded bigger players well with his lateral quickness and long arms. I also liked how the ball came out of his hands as a catch-and-shoot guy. Pinto’s shot should become a weapon and complement his slashing skill. He projects well with his all-around game.
Ryan Walsh (6’3 SG, Benet)
Another high-end shooter for Breakaway, Walsh didn’t miss many jumpers during the offensive drills. He’s a quick gather, quick release shooter with deep range. But he also looked good during 1-on-1 getting to his spots, hitting short jumpers, or playing off of his pivot foot. He will provide floor spacing and scoring punch this spring.
Trey Williams (6’1 PG/SG, Loyola)
Williams is a player who does what is needed to win. He’s a great off-ball mover who face cuts, backdoors, and curls hard to the rim. With some quickness and length at the guard spot, he is a committed defensive player who stayed in a stance and didn’t gamble much. He should give them quality minutes.
Xavier Justice (6’0 PG, Batavia)
There may not be a faster end-to-end player with the ball on the 15U and 16U teams than Justice. He varies his rhythm with the ball and has a tight handle that makes him tough to speed up. At this point, he is already able to finish with finesse by extending to the rim or shooting quick shots off jump stops. During drills, he stepped into threes with confidence and provided glimpses of a nice mid-range. Justice has a strong base and is an excellent on-ball defender who anticipates and pursues the ball well at his age. He’s going to be really good