This week the DFW was on fire with the Thanksgiving Hoopfest! In our second edition of TheTB5Reports Starting 5 featuring the top performers of the week we have three of the top 5 coming from the Hoopfest. This week's Starting 5 are Tyrese Maxey, RJ Hampton, Jakevan Leftridge, Tahlik Chavez and Brandon Haddock.
South Garland guard Tyrese Maxey was phenomenal in his two games at the Thanksgiving Hoopfest. In 2 games versus Silsbee and Vashon the 2019 University of Kentucky signee averaged 30ppg, 5apg and 6rpg. Maxey looked like his usual self getting where he wanted when he wanted. Maxey showed why he is clearly the #1 prospect in the state of Texas with his performances on the big stage this past weekend.
Little Elm guard RJ Hampton was big time in a matchup versus the #1 guard prospect in the 2020 class Jalen Green. Hampton scored from all three levels, rebounded and really played with intensity defensively. RJ backed up his status as a top 5 prospect in the 2020 class. He finished with 33 points and 6 rebounds in the contest.
Trinity Christian forward Tyreek Smith had a monstrous performance Saturday at the Hoopfest. The Texas A&M signee finished with 31 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks. Smith did everything he could to try and get his team the win. The 6'8 forward is a handful to deal with on both sides of the ball. He should make an immediate impact upon his arrival in College Station next fall.
Wilmer Hutchins wing Jakevan Leftridge led his team to a championship at The Woodlands tournament in Houston, Texas. The 6'5 senior posted game averages of 20 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals per game en route to being named MVP of the tournament. After a tremendous weekend his team moved to #1 in the state in 4A.
Southlake Carroll guard Brandon Haddock exploded for 42 points in a game at the Arlington Martin Classic . Haddock had it rolling all weekend long and has continued his early season scoring barrage. The 6'1 scoring point guard is definitely a player college coaches need to get out and see.
This week's version includes a sixth man. We couldn't leave out Mansfield Lakeridge senior guard Tahlik Chavez. Tahlik scorched the nets all weekend long at The Arlington Martin Classic. He averaged 28 points per game and made 14 three's in two games. The 6'1 unsigned senior guard is flat out one of the best shooters in the state of Texas and he reminded everybody of that with his shooting display this past weekend.
Kellen C. Buffington