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Prospect Watch from Good Hoops 2024 Summer Slam



Edmonton was buzzing all weekend as their beloved Oilers started the Stanley Cup finals, but also the city was set to host another great basketball tournament. Just like the Good Hoops Classic that I covered in early May, Good Hoops Summer Slam did not disappoint with the talent on display. As summer club season winds down and players begin to make their way to provincial teams, here are 8 prospects that coaches and fans will want to follow.



Max Fraser

  • Position: Guard

  • Height: 6'5

  • School: West Vancouver Secondary/ WCPA

  • Club: Good Hoops

  • Class: 2025


WCPA has picked up another stud with Max coming in. He is a 6'5 wide body guard that does it all. I was impressed with is vision and ability to get teammates the ball in positions that helped the offense flow. He uses his body well in the lane to finish and has a nice stroke beyond the arc that makes him a very difficult match up. There was no doubt over the weekend who would be MVP as he led his team to the Platinum Division title.

 

Owen Gateretse

  • Position: Forward

  • Height: 6'5

  • School: Strathcona High School (Edmonton, AB)

  • Club: NexGen (Edmonton, AB)

  • Class: 2026


This was my second time watching Owen this summer and the Grade 11 sure competes hard. He has a smoothness to his game that allows him to finish in traffic and create space on the floor. He competes hard on the boards and I look forward to seeing what he does over the next year.

 

Kade McGeachy

  • Position: Guard/Forward

  • Height: 6'5

  • Club: Genesis (Calgary, AB)

  • Class: 2027


This was my first time seeing Kade play and everything I heard about him was accurate. He possesses one of the smoothest shooting strokes I have seen and knocked down shots on the break, and effortlessly while running pick and pops. The area of his game i was most impressed with was the compete he showed inside rebounding the ball. He was competing with much bigger and stronger players in the Platinum Division and never backed down from any challenge and in most cases came away winning the battles.

 

Robin Benipal

  • Position: Forward

  • Height: 6'7

  • School: Khalsa Secondary/WCPA

  • Club: BC Hoops

  • Class: 2025


ATHLETIC!! The word just sums up exactly what it is to watch him play. He flows up and down the court in transition with grace and when he does get it on the break, the monster dunk that follows is amazing to watch. He will be a great addition for WCPA next year and I am sure coaches will be watching and lining up to sign him.

 

Jacob Houston

  • Position: Forward

  • Height: 6'8

  • School: Harry Ainlay (Edmonton, AB)

  • Club: Strive (Edmonton, AB)

  • Class: 2026


Jacob is another athlete that makes the game look easy with his above the rim finishing ability. Having watched Jacob at several tournaments now, I have seen him use a variety of skills to impact the game, he is a good shooter and stretches the defense with his ability to knock down the 3 from the corner. The one unique skill that sets him apart is his offensive rebounding, he reads the ball well and attacks it. Witnessing several put back dunks in a game is the norm.

 

Manyuon Dishol

  • Position: Forward

  • Height: 6'4

  • School: Brooks Composite (Brooks, AB)

  • Club: Good Hoops

  • Class: 2027


The one thing that stands out with this grade 10 forward is the level at which he competes on the defensive end. He does not back down from any challenge at either end of the floor, he has defensive footwork and positioning that coaches are always looking for. Manyuon will be a gem for Brooks in the coming years and a player colleges should be getting familiar with now

 


Nemo Arnold

  • Position: Guard

  • Height: 5'10

  • School: St Joseph (Saskatoon, SK)

  • Club: YXE Elite

  • Class: 2026


Nemo is almost always the quickest player on the floor and he knows how to use it effectively. From the time he gets the ball in his hands he is pushing the defense back, and if his teammates can get out on the break with him, he finds the mismatches and gets them easy buckets. Besides the quickness, he has a nice shot that needs to be respected keeping his defenders guessing on what he will be doing next.

 

Izaec Oppal

  • Position: Guard

  • Height: 6'2

  • School: Fleetwood (Surrey, BC)

  • Club: BC Hoops

  • Class: 2025


This big guard is physical and can shoot the ball from anywhere. He doesn't need much space to get to his shot, whether it be a pull up jumper at the foul line, curling off a screen for a 3 or creating some from well behind the 3 point line. He has confidence in his shot and will be a great floor spacer for any college.

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