This past weekend in the MADE Hoops Futures division Uplay Collective rattled off 5 straight wins to take home the championship. Uplay beat some of the best young teams in the country including the NY Gauchos and Team Takeover; they were lead by Josiah Sutton, who is quickly becoming recognized as maybe the best player in the 2025 class.
Sutton is a 5’7 combo guard from Toronto, Canada who at just 13-years old already has the composure of a high school varsity athlete. Hooprecruits Services President Kevin Scarlett had high praise for Sutton after his performance over the weekend.
“Shai Gilgeous Alexander, RJ Barrett, Andrew Wiggins, Jamal Murray were all great Canadian prospects whom I’ve had the pleasure of seeing develop, I can honestly say none of them had a skill set as advanced as Josiah at such a young age.” Said Scarlett. “His ability to read the game in truly phenomenal.”
Sutton capped off his impressive weekend by hitting a game winning shot against Team Takeover to deliver his squad the championship. With less than 10 seconds left Sutton called for the ball, got into the lane and was able to hit a tough shot under pressure. For anyone who has seen Sutton play before this is nothing new, his game is built around his ability to drive and finish. However he is not a one-dimensional player, which is what really makes him deadly.
“I can shoot the three ball, get to the basket and run the offense for my team as well as play great defense.” Said Sutton. “I’m always working on my game whether it is ball handling drills with my dad or getting a lot of shots up in the gym, I want to be one of the best players to ever come from Canada.”
Sutton certainly has a long way to go before he claims the title of “best ever” but at this point not a lot of people are doubting his skill set or work ethic. He also has a very good group of people around him aiding his development to the next level.
In the future he would like to play college ball at Kentucky like his fellow Canadians Jamal Murray and Shai Gileous Alexander.
“Coach Cal is a great coach and I would have a great opportunity to go pro as well as attend a good academic school.” Sutton Said.
Canada has certainly produced some good college and NBA talent as of late giving Sutton an excellent blueprint to follow as he continues to grow through his high school years.
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