With so much talent in the building at The Next Wave we had to put out another installment of "Fresh Faces" These are a few prospects who are a bit under the radar in the Metroplex.
2020 6'2 G Kobe Jones (Frisco)- Kobe had his smooth jump shot on display the entire camp. He's a strong guard with a tight handle that can really stroke the three off the bounce and make good reads in pick and roll situations. Kobe is a plus defender as well. Top 40 Game All-Star participant.
2020 5'10 G Obi Onyia (Sachse)- Obi is a quick guard who can really get into the lane. He hit floaters once in the paint and showed off a nice mid range game as well. Obi is jet quick and can really score the basketball.
2020 6'7 Daryl Brown (Jesuit)- Daryl was very aggressive in camp. He rebounded and played more physical around the basket than we've seen him in the past. He scored over both shoulders with aggressive post moves and showed the ability to step out and make the three ball. Top 40 All-Star Game participant.
2020 6'0 G Emerson Wallace (Red Oak)- Emerson asserted himself quickly by playing good defense and shooting the ball well. Emerson is a high IQ player who is unselfish, defends, can run the offense and make open three's.
2020 6'3 G Drake Muller (Greenhill)- Drake continues to grow and might be closer to 6'4 than he is 6'3. He is a versatile guard who gets a lot done. He defends, scores, shoots it and is a very good passer. High academic prospect as well.
2021 6'8 F Dametrious Crownover (Grandview)- Demarcus has a chance to be one of the best big men in the state in 2021. The 6'8 post player has soft hands and is very light on his feet. He carves out space with his big body and has the ability to bury defenders under the basket when he seals them. Demarcus is definitely a prospect to track as he possesses a college basketball frame right now to go along with his skill set.
2020 6'4 G Preston Lawerence (Lake Highlands)- Preston really shot the ball well at the camp. He rebounds his position very well and is a really good athlete. Preston is a tough competitor who does whatever it takes for his team to win games. Top 40 All-Star Game participant.
2020 6'5 Wing Skyler Stutts (Rockwall Heath)- Skyler had it rolling at camp Saturday. He made shots, rebounded and got out in transition and finished above the rim. Skyler has a strong body and gets a lot of things done while on the floor. He's continued to add to his game since the summer. Top 40 All-Star Game participant.
2020 6'1 G Latrell Jossell (Keller Central) - Latrell was excellent in the camp. He is a big time scorer who can really shoot the ball from all over the floor. He showed some big time athleticism finishing a lob in transition. His toughness and bucket getter mentality served him well. I expect him to have a huge year at Keller Central. Top 40 All-Star Game participant.
2020 6'2 G Eyan Gooden (Duncanville) - Eyan is a flat out marksmen. He can really shoot the three ball off the catch. He did that at a high level and also displayed the ability to get to and finish at the rim.
2021 6'0 G Jerome Rogers (Madison) - Jerome has grown about 2 inches since I saw him in July. The young prospect knows how to facilitate and score the basketball. He excels in pick and roll and has deep range on his jumper.
Kellen C. Buffington