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Jordan Awards: The Bash

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – From underrated prospects hoping to strengthen their profile on the national stage to established stars intent on not relinquishing their standing, three days at The Bash offered clear revelations on prospects on every end of the recruiting spectrum.

After a painstaking process of picking out the top performances, here are the players who came away with the hardware in South Carolina.


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MVP: Christian Anderson

After dropping 20 points in the opening night win over Canyon International, Anderson, a Michigan signee, only needed the first half on Saturday to top that total with 21. Anderson’s change of speed is a dynamic weapon and coupled with his efficient stroke from the perimeter makes him a deadly scorer from all over the floor. Anderson finished with 36 points in Oak Hill Academy’s 88-72 win over Legacy Early College. Perhaps even more impressive than the scoring was Anderson’s ability to find his teammates when the defense tightened. Still, Anderson continues to prove that he’s got the ability to be an instant offense guard for Juwan Howard.




At 6-foot-10, Walls displayed a versatile skill set that wreaked havoc on the opposition all weekend. His ability as a pick-and-pop forward was elite and he displayed a consistent ability to create his own shot and knock down 3-pointers consistently from the perimeter. Walls’ best game was a 31-point, eight-rebound, two-block outing to lead St. Francis past Gray Collegiate, 58-44. Walls checks in at No. 40 overall in the Rivals150 for 2025, but with consistency he could ascend.


TOP TWO-WAY: V.J. Edgecombe

It’s almost unfair how much consistent energy Edgecombe is able to bring on both ends of the floor for the duration of the game. Edgecombe keeps pressure on the defense with his speed, quickness and athleticism and then applies stifling defensive pressure on the other end of the court. Edgecombe said after visits to Duke, Kentucky, Florida, Baylor and St. John’s he’s “done” with seeing campuses and could make a decision in the next couple of months.


TOP SNIPER: Travelle Bryson

No one all weekend put on the shooting display that Bryson was able to pull off in his first game, connecting on 6-of-8 from the perimeter and scoring 20 points in a win. Bryson’s awareness as a shooter and his movement without the ball combined with his ability to make plays for his teammates kept the defense off balance, which ultimately helped him get room to hoist threes. In his second game, Bryson scored 19 points and went 3-of-5 from three. The 6-foot-3 sharpshooter said he’s heard from Furman, Tennessee State, UC Santa Barbara, St. Bonaventure and Chicago State, among others, but with his ability to fill it up from deep, expect that list to expand in the coming weeks.


TOP UTILITY MAN: Micah Robinson

The TCU signee was the steadiest player in South Carolina all weekend. Robinson opened The Bash posting 23 points, four rebounds and four assists in a win over Canyon International. Robinson is whatever you need him to be at all times, and thrives as an emotional leader as well as by example. Robinson will be a fan favorite in Fort Worth for multiple years.


HERE I COME: Kayden Mingo

Don’t look now, but Mingo is staking his claim as one of the brightest stars in the backcourt in the 2025 class. Over his last two games, the 6-foot-1 point guard has been averaging 20 points a game despite playing alongside five-star V.J. Edgecombe. Mingo scored in every way imaginable at The Bash, posting 18 points, eight rebounds and two steals in a 69-59 win over Sunrise Christian. Currently, Mingo checks in at No. 70 overall in the Rivals150.



Pitt displayed a consistent ability to be productive inside and outside, thriving as a driver and using his quickness and size (6-foot-7) to finish around the basket. Pitt’s best game came in a loss to Legacy Early College when he posted 20 points and seven rebounds against a long and athletic Lions frontline. At times, Pitt can be less assertive than he should be, but he’s got all of the tools to climb from No. 120 where he currently sits in the Rivals150 for 2024. USC, California, Oregon, Oklahoma State and others remain involved.