April 27-29 GASO Re-Cap

The second viewing period of the GASO gave us a look at some new faces in the city. A couple of 2019's made a strong case for themselves and some underclassmen established themselves as big time prospects this weekend. Here are the prospects who really helped themselves this weekend:

2019 6'2 Kimball/Dallas Showtyme G Deaunte Lee

2019 6'2 G Deaunte Lee: Lee had arguably the strongest showing of any 2019 DFW prospect this weekend. He made shots, strong drives and defended at a high level. Lee is a tough kid who does all of the dirty work and makes threes from all around the arch. He helped himself tremendously this weekend.

2019 6'0 PG Rudder/ TX Impact KJ Cunningham

2019 6'0 PG KJ Cunnigham: KJ had an excellent weekend at the lead guard spot for TX Impact. I was really impressed with his strength, quickness and ability to make plays for himself and others off the bounce. He made good decisions all weekend and had plenty of coaches there to view him. 

2020 Mansfield Timberview/ Hoops 6'8 PF JaQuann Scott

2020 6'8 PF JaQuann Scott: Scott was amazing in his Saturday morning game finishing with 23 points and 15 rebounds in a win. He is what a young high major PF prospect looks like. Long arms, broad shoulders, great hands and  big time athleticism. He is a fluid athlete who changes ends well, rebounds and finishes above the rim in traffic. He made jump hooks over both shoulders and played with more energy than we've ever seen him. When he plays with that motor there is nothing you can do to keep him off the glass. Scott is being tracked closely by a few Big 12 programs and we expect that to continue moving forward. 

2020 Universal Academy/ Hoops 6'3 G Jaylin Posey

2020 6'3 G Jaylin Posey: Posey was good all weekend long. He is a very versatile guard who can play on or off the ball. He has a strong body and a freakish wingspan that allows him to be a terror defensively on the ball and in passing lanes. He has a chance to be one of the best defenders in the city with those attributes. He is also very good offensively with the ability to shoot the three ball at a high clip as well as finish above the rim in traffic. Posey is a prospect colleges should familiarize themselves with early and often.

2020 Coppell/ BMM 6'8 Wing Quevian Adger

2020 6'8 Wing Quevian Adger: Adger has been as consistent as any prospect we've scouted during the spring. We've talked about his potential as a prospect for a few years and now he's producing on a consistent basis. He had 24 points in a win over Urban ASAK Friday night. Adger was in attack mode from the tip using strong drives to get himself going from the free throw line. He is a good shooter out to the three point line, and handles the ball a lot better than given credit for. Adger has been consistently productive while still having tremendous room for growth as a prospect. He is really starting to figure out his game and where he's effective. Adger has picked up an offer from  Central Connecticut St. this spring.

2021 Universal Academy/ Hoops 6'6 F Devon Martin

2021 6'6  F Devon Martin: Martin at first glimpse looks like a grown man. He has a tremendous body especially considering he just finished his freshman year of high school. He rebounded, got out and finished above the rim in transition and really shot the three well. While it is still too early to tell how good Martin will be, he's well on his way to being very good by the time schools can actually begin to recruit him. Definitely one to track the next few years.

 

Kellen C. Buffington

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Under Armour Re-Cap

DFW's lone representative on the Under Armour Circuit this year is Mudiay Elite. They have assembled some big time talent on their roster. We got a chance to see them this weekend and here were the prospects who stood out:

2020 6'5 PG Little Elm/ Mudiay Elite RJ Hampton: Hampton is well known across the country as the #1 PG in the 2020 class. He did nothing to have that questioned at all this weekend. He scored at will, made plays for his teammates and made some good defensive plays for his team. When locked in there is no one way to guard Hampton. His advanced feel for the game and ability to score at all 3 levels makes him almost impossible to guard at the HS level. 

2019 6'8 F Trinity Christian/ Mudiay Elite Tyreek Smith: Tyreek was in rare form this weekend blocking shots, rebounding and dunking on anything and everything around the rim. Tyreek has things you can't teach, length, freakish athleticism and tremendous timing blocking shots. He blocks and alters shots as good as any player in the country. He was consistent this weekend protecting the rim defensively and finishing around the rim offensively.

2019 6'4 Wing Mansfied Timberview/ Mudiay Elite Rodrigo Soares: Soares had his three ball working all weekend long. He had arguably the best shooting display we saw last weekend. In a loss to Oklahoma PWP Soares shot 8-10 from the field and 7-9 from three for a game total of 23 points. He didn't hit the rim on makes and his only 2 misses went in and out. Soares is a big time shooter who can really knock down shots off the catch.

 

Kellen C. Buffington

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17U Nike EYBL Re-cap

The EYBL came to Dallas this weekend and we got a chance to see the 17's play. The EYBL gave us some big time local matchups lining up are Nike teams in the city to play each other. We got a chance to see a few local prospects who stood out:

Houston (Dallas) Hoops

2019 6'1 PG Denton Guyer/ Houston Hoops Devion Harmon: Devion was in attack mode from the tip all weekend. His end to end quickness is ELITE. He made threes, straight line drives with tough finishes and high level passing all weekend. Although his team came up short to Drive Nation the University of Oklahoma commit finished with 27 points and 6 assists in a big time performance.

2019 6'3 G South Garland/ Houston Hoops Chris Harris Jr: Chris did what he always does well, shoot the basketball. He made shots from what seemed like every spot imaginable on the floor. Chris is a tough, shot making guard who doesn't force anything. The Texas A&M commit was huge all weekend scoring for the Hoops including a 25 point outing vs. Meanstreets.

Nike Proskills

2019 6'8 F Pinkston/ Proskills Sa'Mazha Hart: Hart got the Proskills 4-0 weekend rolling with an incredible 6-6 FG and 4-4 FT performance to open the Dallas session. His recruitment has skyrocketed since that first game. He received offers from Virginia Tech, Kansas State and has picked up interest from Baylor and TCU. 

2019 6'3 G Prestonwood/ Proskills Justin Webster: Webster was his usual self hitting threes all weekend for the 4-0 Proskills team. He shot the ball really well and showed improved playmaking ability for himself and others. Webster picked up an offer from the University of San Diego.

Drive Nation

2019 6'9 F JJ Pearce/ Drive Nation Drew Timme: Timme was the most consistent player for a very talented Drive Nation team that finished 3-1 in the firs session. Timme rebounded, scored at the basket and did an excellent job finding teammates for easy baskets. Timme picked up an offer from the University of Virginia this weekend.

2019 6'2 PG Justin Northwest/ Drive Nation Avery Anderson III: Avery did a really good job picking his spots this weekend. He scores a lot for his HS team but make no mistake Avery is a bonafide PG. He showed off his vision making some great passes to teammates and shot the jumper well. He averaged 11 points and 4.5 assists a game. In a huge win over Houston Hoops he came in and gave his team the spark they needed with 12 points, 7 assists and just 2 turnovers.

2019 6'4 PG South Garland/ Drive Nation Tyrese Maxey: While Maxey didn't shoot the three as well as we are accustomed to seeing him shoot it he did several other things to help his team win. He finished well at the basket several times in acrobatic fashion, rebounded and made plays for his teammates. What goes unnoticed a lot of times with Maxey is how good a defender he is. He really takes pride when guarding the other team's best player. Maxey has a big decision ahead of him in regards to reclassifying to the 2018 class. Either way, we'll know sooner or later.

 

Kellen C. Buffington

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16U Nike EYBL Re-Cap

The EYBL came to Dallas this weekend and we got a chance to see the 16's play. The EYBL gave us some big time local matchups lining up are Nike teams in the city to play each other. We got a chance to see a few local prospects who stood out. We'll begin with the 16U Teams:

Drive Nation 16U

2020 6'5 Wing St. Mark's/ Drive Nation Andrew Laczkowski: Andrew made big shot after big shot down the stretch for Drive Nation against the Texas Titans including the game winner. Andrew is a long and athletic wing who can really shoot the three and get out and finish at the basket in transition. He is a prospect who will see his recruitment blow up if he continues to play the way he did this weekend.

2020 6'7 G  Arlington Bowie/ Drive Nation Cade Cunningham: Cade was really good in the matchup against his former team. He was the primary ball handler throughout the game and did a great job of facilitating and scoring for his team. Cade is a big time prospect and his ball handling and decision making are improving every time we see him. He really shot the ball well off the bounce this weekend. Cade finished with 20 points and several assists Friday night.

2020 6'7 F Denton Ryan/ Drive Nation Jay Wilson: Jay was a terror in transition running the floor and finishing this weekend. He rebounded well and really attacked the basket.

Texas Titans 16U

2020 6'2 PG Lancaster/ Texas Titans Mike Miles: Mike was steady as always running the Titans offense and facilitating. With his team down 11 going into halftime he came out the second half really aggressive looking to score. He had some really impressive drives and shot the three well while scoring  12 of his 17 points in the second half to help will the Titans back into the game.

2020 6'8 F Woodrow Wilson/ Texas Titans Richard Amaefule: Richard played as well as we've seen him this weekend. He rebounded, made threes, dunked in traffic over guys and was really consistent. Richard has all of the tools to be one of the best players in the country, looks like things are beginning to click at the right time for him.

2020 6'8 F Denton Guyer/ Texas Titans JaKobe Coles: JaKobe showed off a nice touch around the basket and away from the basket in this game. He displayed post moves and the ability to stretch the defense with his shooting. Coles is an outstanding inside/outside offensive threat. 

Houston (Dallas) Hoops 16U

2020 6'3 G Universal Academy/ Houston Hoops Jaylen Posey: Posey looked good all weekend playing a combo guard role for the Hoops. What stands out about Posey is his length and his ability to shoot the basketball. His wingspan makes him a terrific defender and he can really shoot the three. 

2020 6'8 PF Mansfield Timberview/ Houston Hoops JaQuann Scott: Scott looks the part of a high major PF. He rebounds, runs the floor, blocks shots an finishes with dunks in traffic. He showed flashes of all of those attributes this weekend, we just want to see it more consistently. Scott has the ability and size to be a top 5 player in DFW'S loaded 2020 class.

2020 6'3 G Justin Northwest/ Houston Hoops Julian Smith: Julian was highly effective playing the PG role for the Hoops this weekend. He really showed an ability to get to his spots for scoring and playmaking opportunities.

Nike Proskills 16U

2020 6'6 F Sunnybrook Christian/ Proskills Breon Thompson: Thompson was man amongst boys in his matchup against the Hoops. He finished with 26 points and double digit rebounds in the win. 

2021 6'4 G Hightower/ Proskills Chris Felix: Felix hit a 40 footer to propel his Proskills team to a victory over the Hoops. Felix shot the ball well overall and finished at the basket off of strong drives.

2020 6'4 Wing Mansfield Lakeridge/ Proskills Joey Mambida: Joey had a huge game against the Hoops finishing with 16 points. He was very efficient with his scoring opportunities and proved to be a big time scoring threat for Proskills.

 

Kellen C. Buffington

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DFW Defenders Preview

 

DFW Defenders Highlights

The DFW Defenders name is one people know and respect in Dallas and in the state of Texas. They are the brother program to Aaron Harrison's Houston Defenders. This is the first year the DFW Defenders will have a 17U team since it's inception. They have plenty of talent and versatility on this year's roster. They should be one of the top independent programs in Texas this spring and summer. Here are a few prospects who I look for to have a really good summer and their recruitment to ascend after April.

2019 Jesuit 6'9 220 F Julius Marble: Julius has really changed his body over the last year. He is noticeably leaner and more athletic. Marble has the body to bang for boards as well as the skillset to be a matchup nightmare at the power forward spot. He is a very good shooter out to the three point line and gets a lot done with his face up game. He's been nursing an injury the last few months and is close to being 100 percent headed into the April Live Period.  Marble holds offers from UTSA and Pepperdine. I look for his recruitment to skyrocket over the next few months. 

2019 Colleyville Heritage 6'3 185 G Niko Bossinakis: Niko is a flat out shot maker. He has been very productive over the last few years in HS and on the circuit. He has shown the ability to make plays for himself and others at the HS level. His bread and butter is his accuracy and extended range beyond the three-point line. Niko is an ultimate competitor who plays with a flair that makes him fun to watch. When hot, he can run off a lot of points quickly. Niko currently holds an offer from Arkansas State.

2019 Nolan Catholic 6'5 220 F Lejon Doss: Lejon is a hybrid of sorts on the floor. His versatility makes him a new age player and his motor and toughness make him old school as well. He is a monster on the boards, can push the break, finish above the rim and guard multiple positions due to his lateral quickness, strength and athleticism. He brings his hard hat to work everyday and does whatever it takes to win games. 

2019 Trinity Christian CH 6'3 205 G Isaiah Range: Isaiah is a freak athlete that is a terror in transition. He is an above the rim finisher who is capable of  making plays for himself and others. His strength and 6'10 wingspan make him a prime candidate to be a defensive stopper down the road. He is a versatile player offensively and defensively. He's had three monster years at HS and I expect for that success to roll over into this spring.

2019 Nolan Catholic 5'8 160 PG Jayden Williams: Jayden is a high IQ lead guard who gets it done in transition and in the half court. He harasses opposing guards 94 feet and is always in attack mode on offense. Jayden's ability to get into the paint to find open teammates and make floaters makes him very efficient offensively. He also has a really good pull up jumper and shoots the three well. Jay is a leader on the floor and an extension of the coach.

The Defenders will play in Texas Hoops GASO April 20-22 at Duncanville HS and will play in Dinos Trigonis' Terrific 24 in at The Factory in Indianapolis, Indiana April 27-29. 

Kellen C. Buffington

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Dallas Mustangs Preview

The Dallas Mustangs are a national brand. Founder Tony Johnson has had as much success with winning, sending players to school and the the NBA as any program in the state of Texas. The program has had players like Wesley Johnson(LA Clippers) LeBryan Nash (Houston Rockets) and Anthony Randolph (Former Lottery Pick/ Overseas Veteran) just to name a few. This year's team has a few prospects flying under the radar that will have a chance to make a name for themselves in the coming weeks. Here are a few prospects coaches should be following closely:

2019 6'5 F/G Jakevan Leftridge: Leftridge is a long prospect who does a bit of everything. He defends, rebounds, can shoot it and is terrific in transition. Jakevan will see his recruitment rise over the spring and summer with the Mustangs.

2019 5'10 PG Davian Sanders: Day-Day is as good as a PG as we have in the city in 2019. He understands how to lead, run the offense, score and is a terror defensively for opposing guards. His IQ on the floor is second to none at the point guard position. He's coming off of a big year in HS and his experience playing on the 17U level last year will benefit this team greatly.

2019 6'3 CG Howard Turner: Turner is an explosive combo guard who can really attack the basket and finish in traffic. He's a good defender and can make jumpers out to the three-point line. He's new to the city but his impact will be felt immediately for the Mustang 17U team.

2019 6'0 PG Jerry Carraway: Jerry is a scoring PG who can really shoot it. He's a tough kid who can get hot quick and is fearless attacking the basket.

This group will be coached by Rod Taylor, his teams are always known for their toughness and ability to shoot the three. This team will be no different and we expect them to compete and get players in school as always. You know the Mustangs motto, "We Get It Done."

Kellen C. Buffington

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Lone Star Elite Preview

Darius Coleman's Lone Star Elite program has become a hotbed for sleepers over the last couple of years. This program seems to find a way to send prospects to school year after year who weren't on many people's radar. Evidence can be found in prospects like CJ Massinburg (Buffalo) Addison Wallace (New Mexico St. signee) Vincent Lee (University of Nevada Signee) and Khaliel Spears (Bucknell Signee). Time after time this program produces players that no one has heard about. This year Coleman will have one of the youngest teams on the 17U circuit. While young, this group is long and talented. Here are a few prospects we expect to make a splash in April.

2021 6'6 200lbs F Takoda "Tay" Mosher: Tay is an inside/ outside threat who can score in the post and really shoot the three. Outstanding in the high post as a scorer and passer. Tay is a tough competitor that has played very well on the 17U level this spring. 

2019 6'2 175lbs CG Josh Davis: Davis is a combo guard who can really shoot it, he plays with pace, you can't speed him up. He had a really good year at Prosper HS  leading his team to a regional appearance. He'll be leaned on heavily to lead this young group.

2020 6'8 200lbs F Donte Houston: Donte is a very intriguing prospect who I expect to garner a lot of attention over the next two summers. He checks all of the boxes you need in a combo forward. He's long, athletic, tough, rebounds and shoots the three. This kid has PROSPECT written all over him.

2021 6'6 180lbs G Christian Green: Christian has a chance to be one of the best players in the state in his class with continued development. He is a long and quick athlete who can facilitate offense and make plays for himself and others. He is the most raw of the young prospects on this team, but he probably has the most upside as well.

Lone Star may take some lumps early with their young prospects learning what it takes to compete consistently at the 17U level, but it won't be lacking in young talent. This program and these prospects will benefit greatly from playing up and being seen by coaches. 

Kellen C Buffington

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10 DFW 2019 Sleeper Prospects

Every year we see  players from DFW who seem to go under the radar. We see players' recruitment skyrocket and even see guys who weren't highly recruited lead their teams to the NCAA Tournament years later. Players like CJ Massingburg (Buffalo) Zhaire Smith (Texas Tech) Kaden Archie (TCU) and a host of others. These are a few examples of prospects who blew up after the April session and or showed up in a major way as soon as they got on campus. Here is a list of under the radar prospects we think can have a similar type trajectory after the first evaluation period:

6'3 185lbs G Garren Davis Mudiay Elite: Davis is a big guard who can really get into the paint to set up guys or finish with big time athleticism. He has a quick first step and can also drill jumpers out to the three point line. This young man has a chance to see his recruitment soar over the next few months.

6'9 215lbs F Sam Freeman 3D/ TX Wolverines: Freeman rebounds like his dinner depends on it. He just knows how to go and chase down boards. Excellent shot blocker who rebounds in and out of his area.  Will finish dump off passes and lobs with authority. TREMENDOUS UPSIDE.

6'6 180lbs Wing Isaiah Lewis YGC36: Long, athletic hybrid wing that is very versatile. Can make shots out to the three point line and finish above the rim in traffic. Tremendous rebounder as well.

6'6 180lbs. Wing Josh Miller TX Impact: Miller has great size for the wing position and the skill set to match. Miller is a tremendous shooter with deep range and a terrific slasher.

6'4 170lbs Wing Jakevan Leftridge Dallas Mustangs: Leftridge is a do it all type of player who can really shoot it. He is an athlete that is a plus perimeter defender with tremendous length.

6'1 165 lbs G Cobe Williams Dallas Showtyme: Williams is an electric playmaker for himself and others. Big time athlete that can finish inside above the rim. Can really score it as well.

6'0 160lbs G Keyon Craddock Dallas Showtyme: Craddock is a big time on ball defender that can really get in the paint. He will make open three's and finish above the rim in traffic.

6'5 220lbs F Lejon Doss DFW Defenders: Doss is a versatile forward who can really rebound and defend. Nice mid range game and can really exploit mismatches.

6'1 180lbs G Marcus Sasser Urban DFW: Sasser comes from a long line of talented scorers and he's no different. He is an assassin that can really stroke jump shots from all over the floor.

6’8 175 lbs F Sa’Mazha Hart  Pro Skills: Long versatile prospect who is developing into a full time SF. Can handle, rebound and score around the rim and on the perimeter against bigger defenders. 

GASO Re-Cap

Texas Hoops GASO did an excellent job this weekend running alongside the major shoe brand events. The GASO had a ton of coaches and gave players several opportunities to be seen during the first live period of the year. TheTB5Reports was in the building and here is a list of prospects we thought played well this weekend.

2019 6'3 G Red Oak/Dallas Mustangs  Howard Turner: Turner was very productive all weekend shooting the ball. He was tremendous in a matchup against a loaded BTI squad out of California. Turner made threes, pull up jumpers and was really good in pick and roll this weekend. He is a tough, shot making guard.

2020 6'8 F Coppell/ BMM Quevian Adger: Quevian has always been a prospect with immense potential, this weekend he started to put it all together. Adger really took advantage of the stage he was on this weekend showing off his array of skills. He showed the ability to shoot the three, slash and finish around the rim with his athleticism. Quevian picked up an offer from head coach Donyell Marshall of Central Connecticut St. as well this weekend.

2020 6'7 F Flower Mound/ BMM Caleb Lohner: Caleb as the players say was in his bag all weekend. Caleb is one of the best prospects in the country in his class. Fresh off of his #41 ranking in the 2020 class for Rivals he showed he wasn't complacent at all and maybe he was under ranked. His size, motor, athleticism and ability to shoot the three has made him a priority for in-state schools and now members from the ACC and Pac 12 are making the trek to DFW to see this young man. Don't be surprised if the blue bloods of college basketball jump in on his recruitment soon.

2019 6'3 G Prosper/ Lonestar Elite Josh Davis: Davis played really well for a young Lonestar Elite group. He played well on and off the ball this weekend. Davis picked up some interest from a few low major schools that will be tracking him next weekend.

2020 6'4 G The Colony/ DFW Defenders Keith Miller: Miller was one of the best defenders we saw all weekend. He used his length and toughness to defend and get out in transition to finish above the rim.

Kellen C. Buffington

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