The Circuit presented another great event with Duel In DFW this weekend, and there’s no question that it had a bunch of great
One specific team I saw that took part in two quality games was TJ Ford 17U. One player to know from the talented group that’s having a buzzing summer is John Clark (2025 6-7 F), a young prospect that’s playing up.. showed relentless effort for second chance points on numerous occasions. Clark also has shooting ability and is a player to track going into junior year of HS.
TJ Ford has a strong team
One of the most promising players in the whole event was Robert Miller (2024 6-11 F). A prospect that has a chance of being special. His timing was precise on rebounds and blocks, he dribbled the basketball comfortably down the floor as he constructed plays for himself and others. He gets by defenders with quickness from the perimeter and flushes the ball with authority. A player that undoubtedly holds his own is TJ Ford JR (2023 5-10 PG), an electrifying player that had a solid weekend. He showcased his lightning quick speed to get paint touches and finish over translatebale length. He also showed capability of knocking down an open three point shot.
Also wanted to highlight Jayden Gambrel (2024 6’4 SG). Shoots it from deep. Is a dependable secondary ball-handler that has consistently produced this spring travel ball period.
Flemings holds his own with SA Future
One player that really stood out for SA Future was Kingston Flemings (2025 6-3 PG). He’s a high-level basketball player that demanded double teams when he had the ball in his hands. He shot it from deep as the speed of his release has sped up over the past year. His blend of positional size, length, shooting and playmaking puts him in the category in the best guard of his class.
Cam Cowgill (2025 6’2 SG), Fleming’s back-court mate, had a strong showing as well for SA Future. His three point shooting prowess adds spacing for his teammates to operate but Cam also showed ability to attack closeouts and knockdown mid-range jumpers.
Main Attraction: Cooper Flagg
Everybody in the building wanted to get a glance at one of the highly touted super Sophomores in the country in Maine United’s Cooper Flagg (2025 6’9 F). Flagg played hard on both ends & altered what seemed like every shot. He showcased his ability to see the floor and make decisions as well as displaying a multidimensional offensive game.
Younger brother of Cooper, Ace Flagg (2025 6’6 SF) has a lot of ability too. A wing with good size that can space the floor. Ace has a nose for the ball as he seemed to gain possession of the 50/50 opportunities and miss shots. Offensively, he moves well off the ball which allows himself to be open on cuts.
Team Trae Young 3SSB 17U has various prospects
Ketraleus Aldridge (2023 6’4 G) displayed a plethora of strong finishes at the basket when it mattered for his team, including layups and dunks. Aldridge played through contact on his dribble drives, and finished well. Carlsheon Young (2025 6’5 G) knocked down a lot of 3s. Contested or slightly open, there was a good chance he would make his shots. He also included the game winning shot vs TJ Ford Saturday morning.
Faith Family 2023 4A UIL Texas state champion Doryan Onwuchekwa (2024 6-11 F) of Trae Young has been impressive every game I saw him. He displayed quick & polished footwork, & strength.. as well as converting ability inside where he uses his strong body well to score over an opponent. He’s very skilled & can spread the floor. He also had his hand on numerous opponents shots. Another Team Trae Young standout is Dillon Battie (2024 6-8 F). Battie got to the basket with urgency and had physical moves and showcased his finishing ability. Big-time jumper as he dunked the ball with authority throughout the game & displayed some mid-range and floater game, as well as good instincts
Beast Up Basketball 17U has two 2024 prospects that impressed this weekend
For the Beast Up group, Keiton Bristow (2024 6-8 W) is a prospect worth knowing in the class. He displayed a really good looking outside shot. He also took the ball coast to coast multiple times. Lengthy, good athlete that continues to improve. Chuks Ejiofor (2024 6-7 F) showcased strong rebounding and finishing all weekend. Very good athlete that finishes well and displays some polished post work. Showed some perimeter skills as well.
Big thanks again to The Circuit’s staff for having us at Duel in DFW, truly a great event that included a ton of games with high-level teams and players.