The Circuit Report: STL Cobras A.N.M. Elite
The St. Louis Cobras A.N.M. Elite continue to be one of the toughest programs in St. Louis and beyond. Coach Stringer expects energy and intensity at all times from the 17u group and they come through. This past weekend, the Cobras played at the Prep Hoops Circuit Chi-Town Tip Off in Chicago against top competition from across the Midwest. Coach Stringer said "Chicago was a great experience for the players to see what’s outside of St. Louis and to have an opportunity to see what they are going against within the basketball community." The Cobras finished the weekend 3-1 and improved to 9-5 on the season. Below were some players that impressed.
Players to Watch:
2022 Unsigned Senior Issac Powell
Isaac Powell is a tough nosed guard who is in his second year with the Cobras. In Chicago, he was the leading scorer and rebounder in multiple games. Standing at just 6’1", Powell has proven to be fearless as he is always willing to defend the biggest player on any team and brings energy on both ends of the floor. He crashed the glass hard pulling down at least 13 rebounds per game. Will be a major steal for any college program and will make any team better from day one.
2022 Unsigned Senior Travion Hines
Travion Hines is another 2022 unsigned senior that is sure to blow up this spring under the director of Coach Stringer. The 6'3" guard from Belleville West is a supreme athlete who loves to get to the rim. He electrified crowds with a few BIG dunks on the opposition over the course of the weekend. In addition, Hines is an elite defender who loves to guard full court and plays hard for all 40 minutes. He recorded his season high in both points (22) and steals (7) in Chicago. Another unsigned gem in the class of 2022.
The duo of Isaac Powell and Travion Hines combined for an average of 23.5 points, 14 rebounds, and 1.75 steals per game.
2023 Rodney Trevino
Rodney Trevino is an elite shooter in the class of 2023 with in-the-gym range and a pure touch from deep. He recorded a high of 18 points and showed an ability to score in a variety of ways. Trevino is very efficient off the catch or can score off the bounce and finish with acrobatic floaters. College coaches should get on Trevino early.