Aidan Larson
Height: 6’3, 170
Class of 2025
School: Huntley High School, IL

Larson is a dynamic athlete who brings high energy and hustle that impacts the game in a variety of ways. Aidan is an elite three-level scorer with a high motor who hustles for rebounds, steals, and loves to pass. As Coach Phil says, I am a 20-point scorer who does not need to score 20 points to be effective. Intense with a high basketball IQ not just offensively. Aiden leaves it all on the court every game. Due to an injury, Aiden missed the last season but fully recovered and is a steady hand in the AAU session playing for Lincoln Elite Basketball averaging 9 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists per game while currently shooting a blistering 65 % from 3-point range and 60 % overall shooting. Aidan is currently the team’s third-leading scorer and 2nd leading rebounder as a shooting guard. His prior AAU season’s averages were 17.4 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. Aidan’s favorite highlight was in the 2nd game of their first tournament of the 17u AAU season; he played against last year’s runner-up of the VEA Super 12 circuit. They had a come-from-behind victory where he had 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists in the dramatic victory. Since last high school season Aidan continued to work with Coach Phil Wallace and he has helped him to refine his abilities to score on all three levels, most notably in the mid-range. He also has helped Aidan raise his overall confidence and made him more comfortable on the court. Aiden’s goals for this upcoming high school season are to shoot efficiently and fulfill any role that his team needs him to play. In their last high school season the team finished 2nd in conference and unfortunately got knocked out in a hard loss in the first round of the postseason. Aiden is looking to help his team claim first place in their conference and also make a run in the postseason. The things that separate Aidan from other players are that he will always bring high energy and effort, no matter what role he is asked to fill. Whether it be to lock someone down, find a teammate that is hot, or help lead the team in scoring, he is always a team player. Coaches call him a Swiss army knife because he can compete and fulfill any role asked of him. This isn’t hype as this is exactly what I witnessed that impressed me so much. Aiden sees himself competing in the Division 2 or Division 3 level program. The most important thing to me is getting the best education he can for himself while also competing in a high-level basketball program. Aiden loves the game and is looking forward to many more years of competition. Aidan just has to keep pushing himself and putting in that level of work. Let’s just keep an eye on him this fall, I’m expecting a huge season from him.

Brady Franz
Twitter: @brady_franz1, Instagram- Brady. Franz
Height: 6’6, 205
Class of 2025
School: Moeller High School, OH

Franz is that tough gritty do everything-big wing that brings hustle, and energy and is the ultimate blue-collar stud. Brady can really bring the rain from downtown effectively. A great passer with good court vision and a high basketball IQ. Brady mixes it up very well on the boards. What I find most important is that he plays solid defense and does the dirty work instinctively, going after loose balls, getting on the floor for extra possessions, and fueling the fast beast off defensive rebounds or steals with long-court passes to breaking teammates. His strength is his dynamic shooting ability as Brady can score at will. Playing on a loaded team Brady managed to average 5 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists per game in limited minutes on a senior-heavy team. The most impactful thing that happened to Brady last season was losing a playoff game in double OT and he is using that tough loss to motivate him moving forward into next season. Playing for Team Greatness Brady has truly already elevated his game nearly averaging a double-double throughout this AAU session. His shooting efficiency has skyrocketed and he seems to be everywhere that ball is making huge game-changing plays on yet another loaded team. But this time around he has certainly increased his scoring role though he remains one of the most unselfish, team-driven guys on the floor at all times. He has been smokin’ hot from three-point land. His area of focused improvement has been his defense and overall development and hopes to pick up a few offers along the way. Brady’s goal for the upcoming season is to win a state championship. What fuels Brady the most on the court is seeing all the hard work he puts in off the court translate in real-time and impact games. Brady takes pride in getting 300 to 400 shots a day. Seeing those shots falling constantly motivates Brady to work even harder. And when shots aren’t falling, it pushes Brady to get right back in the lab to minimize that happening again. It’s been paying off so far. When facing adversity Brady simply stays calm and falls back on all the hard work he has put in. Coaches can always expect Brady to be a hard-working player who does all the little things but is ready to step up when the big shot is needed within the flow of the offense. His toughness, grit, and attention to detail are like having another floor general with size to facilitate and run the show.

Landon Vaughan
Instagram: landonjvaughan, Twitter-, landonjacevaughan
Height: 6’9, 185
Class of 2025
School: Bandys Points High School, NC

Landon is a match-up nightmare as he can beat and punish defenders with his triple-threat scoring ability. With a full bag of tricks Lanson can really run the floor well, keep the ball high, can shoot from anywhere on the court, high free throw percentage, has soft touches on shots, and is super competitive. With nice handles, Landon is effective off the bounce getting to that mid-range and using his length to shoot over nearly any defender. . A beast around the rim with really good footwork. works for those boards hard on both ends. A solid defender again with his length being his strength. This past season Landon averaged 19.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 3.6 blocks. What inspired Landon the most was losing in the 3rd round of the NCHSAA Playoffs. In the AAU session playing for the Carolina Riptide 2025 Ladon is averaging a consistent double-double. In the games I saw, he was a difference maker with energy and hustle dominating the paint area while his versatility pulled the big defenders away from the lane opening up the offense for this loaded team. A quiet leader that just works. In the upcoming season, Landon wants to be a better teammate to help his team get as many wins as possible. What fuels Landon’s fire the most is simply the drive to win. Even when facing adversity, Landon will say something to himself and get over that moment or play quickly, next play mentality so he can get back to focusing on getting that win. Landon is taller than most and can score from anywhere on the floor. and has a team-first mentality and likes high competition. These are strengths any coach can count on every minute Landon is on the floor. Quick and scrappy he impacts every game playing within himself. Never forces shots and makes everything he does flow within the offense. It was fun watching him work. Keep an eye on him this upcoming season.

Cutter Sisk
Height: 6’7, 235
Class of 2026
School: Beech High School, TN

Sisk is a dominant big who imposes his will on both ends of the court. Cutter can really stretch the floor with his triple-threat scoring ability. Very efficient shooter with nice handles for his size. Naturally, Cutter’s greatest strength is working with his back to the basket and just overpowering any defense he faces. With skilled footwork and a ton of crafty moves and finishes, Cutter makes the paint his world any time he chooses. This past season Cutter averaged 10 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks earning him several honors. All District Team ( District 12AAAA), All-District Tournament Team, All County Team (Sumner County), All-Region Tournament Team( Region 6 AAAA), and the Holiday Tournament All-Tournament Team as a sophomore. The most motivating that that happened last season that will push Cutter to move forward was losing in Substate to Independence High School which won the 4A Championship. Every practice Cutter and his team think about that game and are using it as fuel and a launching pad to go further this upcoming season. Cutter’s main focus area to improve this summer is his defense and foot speed, determined to get faster. Playing AAU for the Tennessee Tigers his goals are to be a winning team and build a strong bond along the way as they get to know each other better forming a new brotherhood. Cutter’s goals for the upcoming season are lofty but with purpose and passion, he will push himself to achieve every one of them. Starting with getting stronger, faster, and smarter. The next is to work harder on his ball handling and defense while getting even better at using his ability to stretch that floor more and more causing a match-up nightmare. Cutter understands clearly if he achieves these goals it increases his team’s ultimate goal of winning that 4A State Championship.

Peyton Davis
Twitter: Pgdavis11, Instagram: peytondavis11
Height: 6ft, 165
Class of 2025
School: Martin County High School, KY

Davis is a three-point sniper but loves to get out in transition in fast-break action. Peyton has an incredible IQ and is a defensive stud l, tenacious, and super aggressive and turns that defense into a quick offense fueling that fast break for easy baskets. Peyton plays with a high-energy energy non-stop motor that fuels his team. And he mixes it up well on the boards making Payton the total package and every coach’s dream. This past season Peyton averaged 10 points, 6 rebounds,6 assists, and 3 steals. The most motivating thing for Peyton this past season was losing in the region championship. It made him realize how much harder he needed to work. During this AAU session, Peyton will look to improve on getting to the basket more and getting more shifty with the ball. Peyton’s AAU stats are 16 points, 6 rebounds,8 assists, and 4 steals per game. The hard work is paying off. Peyton’s goals this upcoming season are to be the best team player he can be and wants to go back to Rupp, determined to work hard to see that they get there. Peyton likes playing against other aggressive players, it gets his adrenaline pumping and pushes me. Peyton feels you can’t get caught up in what just happened, you’ve gotta shake it off and keep focused. Nobody makes every shot and every call isn’t going to be perfect, you just gotta play on. Coaches should know Peyton will bring his intense work ethic and his unselfish swagger to fuel his teammates and passion to do whatever it takes to get the win. Peyton feels that the NAIA is a good fit for him. Though he has had a few coaches say higher, he has been to a few college workouts and seems to fit in at that level. With his work ethic and coachable attitude the ceiling is much higher than he gives himself credit for. Going to be fun seeing just how this upcoming season plays out for Peyton and we should watch out for a breakout season ahead. Stay tuned.

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