While the U18 groups tend to steal most of the thunder during the Development Academy postseason, the U16 teams are where the real developmental gravitas resides. The teams themselves perhaps don’t have the same polish, but the prospects are still raw enough to be considered pliable to a greater degree. Want to find the next big star? He may be swimming in the DA’s U16 pond.
The postseason is obviously a natural extension of that talent, and this month’s DA playoffs have given us plenty to chew on in regards to top U16 players. Here’s a look at a few under the radar talents who’ve made especially large waves this postseason.