Buckets were coming early and often at the Southwest Kickoff as guards and frontcourt players alike showed off polished scoring skills in the 2027 and 2028 classes. We highlight some of the best at finding the bottom of the net:…
Buckets were coming early and often at the Southwest Kickoff as guards and frontcourt players alike showed off polished scoring skills in the 2027 and 2028 classes. We highlight some of the best at finding the bottom of the net:
David Lunn | PF | JB White Elite | 2027
A lot of skill with the ball from multiple spots on the floor, among bigger bodies in the division but not relegated to the block, showed a nice handle to get from the arc all the way to the cup, nearly unstoppable when catching it right around the basket and was a tireless force on the O-glass.
Dylan Bynum-Jones | PG | NeNe Elite Gold | 2027
Would undoubtedly be a part of anyone’s list of top young point guards in TX, explosive first step all the way to the hole or to create in the mid-range, smooth moving athlete loves to push the pace and attack the defense from all points, like most PG’s today can score in bunches with variety from multiple ranges.
Marwane Fadika | SG | NeNe Elite Gold | 2027
Long and skilled, powerful off dribble, elite finisher be it at the rim or from the mid-range, a handful to stay in front of both because of power and craftiness getting into space.
Aiden Clark | CG | RA Elite | 2027
Such skill and explosiveness with the ball with A+ athletic ability, slices and dices defenses whether creating offense for himself or others, has plenty of range to stretch defenses, a blow-by machine in junctures, like Bynum-Jones a big-time backcourt riser in TX.
Kendric Mitchell | CG | RA Elite | 2027
Smooth and controlled, never seemingly in a big hurry but can hurt you in bunches with a combination of long-range shooting and explosiveness to the basket, glider is superb coming off the wing on the break or attacking with such quickness in the halfcourt set.
Reece Alston | SG | RA Elite | 2027
Slightly taller than his other 2 backcourt mates above and one of the weekend’s most versatile talents, uses extra length to be a factor on the O-glass from the wing spot, devastating like Mitchell as a wing finisher on the fast break, another RA standout with plenty of deep range but will slice you up using the dribble when bodied up too closely.
Gary Davis | PF | RA Elite | 2027
Among the tallest in the division used that height and really good athletic ability to show off his variety of offensive moves, like Lunn had a physical advantage but showed polish off the bounce from the wing, soft-touch on the mid-range J, and on the offensive boards.
Madden Hill | PG | Houston Hoops Blue Chips | 2028
Hill was spectacular in nearly every fashion at the guard spot, wildly advanced handle with speed + control to burn, gets downhill as a scorer and is high efficiency and creative finisher near the basket, will bury you from 3-land if backed too far, widely regarded as one of the top 2028s in the state.
Tre Wright | CG | Houston Hoops Blue Chips | 2028
Slides between the 1 and 2 but has an equally impressive handle to Hill with excellent vision up the floor and a great understanding of spacing, impressive blow-by ability off the bounce but has terrific range well out past the arc.