Phenom Hoops traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to conduct the inaugural Indiana Top 80 and the event was a huge success. Today, we want to take a look at some players that grabbed our attention.

6’0 ’16 Dionte Raines (Anderson)

Dionte Raines came into camp with a chip on his shoulder. He plays with a high motor and the explosive combo guard enjoyed a productive day at the inaugural Indiana Top 80.

Raines scored at all levels, but was impressive attacking the rim throughout the day. Raines showcased his bounce with plenty of crowd-pleasing dunks. More importantly, he displayed an over abundant of energy that made a big impact.

Currently, he is flying under the radar but is getting interest from Toledo, Ball State, Stonybrook and Lincoln Memorial.

6’0 ’16 Justin Thomas (Indianapolis Pike)

Justin Thomas was outstanding throughout the day. He demonstrated tenacity and a full throttle approach, especially on the offensive end of the court.

Thomas averaged 25 PPG and was scoring off jumpers, floaters, and attacking the rim. He showcased a complete offensive repertoire and simply used the courts at Lawrence Central as his own personal playground. We also liked his defensive intensity. Thomas has quick feet and active hands.

6’1 ’16 Mateo Rivera (North Central)

We were impressed with the poise and maturity of Mateo Rivera. He is a rock steady lead guard that simply knows how to run a team in the half court. Rivera has excellent court vision and his passing is “on point” and “on time.”

He’s a very polished PG that is a low risk/high return player. He rarely makes mental mistakes or turnovers.

Rivera is a player that others enjoy playing with simply because he gets all his teammates involved in the offense.

6’6 ’16 Grant Gelon (Crown Point)

Shooters translate at all levels and the Indiana commit didn’t disappoint in his 3-point shooting ability. Gelon averaged 17 PPG and averaged four 3-pointers.

He has good length and a soft shooting touch. More importantly, all his points come from the framework of the offense. Gelon is a team oriented player and has a confidence demeanor on the court.

6’1 ’19 Noah Smith (Hamilton Southeastern)

The southpaw has excellent court vision and is a passer friendly PG. That being said, he has the ability to score efficiently although his jump shoot could use a higher release point.

We were impressed with his poise in running the offense in the half court and adjusted extremely well to our three dribble rule.

Smith is definitely, one to tract over the course of his career. Young man has game!

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