Here are some of the best performances from the PGH Top 250 Expo who we haven’t mentioned yet. Be sure to check out Brandyn Newbins’ list of standouts from last week here. And click here for a list of the best passers at the event.
|– 6’0″ – 2022 – Durango||– 5’8″ – 2023 – Durango|
Durango will be back into the top 15 teams in 4A with the talented forward, Flores, plus the shifty, lightning fast ball handler, Rowland.
|– 6’0″ – 2025 – Vista Peak Prep|
The Bison have one of the best freshmen in Colorado stampeding into high school. With her size, maturity, and touch around the basket, she looks like a high ranking ’22. For a ’25, she’s near the top of the list.
|– 5’11” – 2022 – Legend||
It was a strong showing for the strong senior, Whitehead. Combined with the confident sophomore, Lamb, look for the Titans to jump in the Continental standings this year.
|– 5’6″ – 2024 – Denver South|
I’m glad Aguilar attended the Expo because I’d have never known about her otherwise. Her stats from her freshman year at Denver South don’t leap off the page but she’s aggressive, tough, and can handle the ball. If there’s ONE skill I want to see kids have by the time they arrive in high school, it’s ball handling.
|– 5’7″ – 2022 – Cherokee Trail|
Culbreath plays taller than her listing. She stood out because she’s a physical rebounder who can also handle the ball and push the pace. I really like her gutsy aggressiveness.
|– 5’9″ – 2022 – Palmer Ridge||– 5’11” – 2022 – Palmer Ridge|
McMullen is an architect who stacks skills on top of skills. I saw her hit three threes in a scout game against Erie this spring. With a positive A:T ratio, she’s a 5’9″ ball handler who drops more dimes than most players drop points. In researching McMullen I realized that her teammate at Palmer Ridge, Womack, is underrated, scoring 11.9 PPG and standing 5’11” as a guard who shoots north of 30% from deep.
|– 6’2″ – 2023 – Valor Christian|
Huard was the best player at the Expo. There’s a lot to like about her game but for now I’ll just mention how much of a difference players can make when they crash the offensive glass. I love the way Huard works while the ball is in the air. With her basketball IQ, at 6’2″, shooting 44% behind the arc, she’s a Power 5 recruit.
|– 6’0″ – 2023 – Eaglecrest|
McKenzie showed why she’s one of the top dozen players in Colorado’s ’23 class. This six-footer has become a more polished and confident player throughout the off-season. She’s added a hard to guard jab and drive move and can get to the rack anytime she wants.
|– 6’0″ – 2024 – George Washington|
It takes zero imagination to see Whiteside’s potential. She’s always around the ball making a difference in the game. She’s an energy-giver, positive leader, and someone you want on your team. Hard to believe George Washington gets three more seasons with this talented forward.
|– 5’8″ – 2022 – Roosevelt|
Sailors is the perfect fit for Roosevelt’s up-tempo style of play. She’s quick, plays hard, and can shoot the ball consistently 30-40% from behind the arc.
|– 6’0″ – 2026 – Prospect Ridge|
I had mistakenly tweeted out that Crittendon will push for one of the top spots in ’25. She’s actually in ’26 which is unreal. She could be the best 8th grader in the Mountain Time Zone. Crittendon would start today on 99% of the high school teams in Colorado. I coached against her with a Level 3 team in June and it was pure sadness. Much more to come on this athletic and talented prospect.
|– 6’1″ – 2024 – Standley Lake|
Serlen faced some really strong competition at the Expo and, long story short, she belongs. She’s in the mix towards the top of the ’24 class because she runs the floor well and has a natural feel around the rim, scoring easily with both hands.
|– 5’11” – 2023 – Doherty||– 5’11” – 2022 – Doherty|
Doherty has a top 10 team in 5A coming back this year and two of their best looked the part last week. Mansanares handles the ball well as a tall and talented shooting guard. Beauperthuy showed her range and quick release. She often draws a matchup with opponents’ four or five and her shot is quick enough to get it off anytime she wants.