When you are looking at the best young prospects across the country one of your first stops has to be Austin, Texas watching D5 Global. They are one of the new programs in the country but in a little over…
When you are looking at the best young prospects across the country one of your first stops has to be Austin, Texas watching D5 Global. They are one of the new programs in the country but in a little over a year they have made a splash. With size, athletic ability and major skill from top to bottom on this roster D5 Global could turn into a powerhouse in no time.
In Memory of
D5 Global was created and dedicated to Desmond Merriweather and Darius Johnson who passed away a few years ago. The Austin, Texas based program pulls young prospects from all over the country.
Although their schedule isn’t complete you can catch the from Cincinnati to Las Vegas. With over 15 different tournaments across the country they will be easy to find.
Meet the Team
Class of 2026
6’7 TJ Crumble (Ohio)
6’6 Jermel Thomas (New York)
6’6 Tristan Comer (Michigan)
6’4 Aj Washington (North Carolina)
6’4 Navon Shabazz (Iowa)
6’6 Ethan Gatewood (Tennessee)
5’10 Jayden Moore (Minnesota)
5’10 Aj Polk (Texas)
6’0 Sabastian Thrower (Louisiana)
6’0 Dylan Davis (Texas)
The next big thing from NYC is 6’6 Jermel Thomas. Ranked in the Top 5 on multiple sites, could end up being the next big thing to come out of New York since Stephon Marbury.
Aj Polk, is one of the best two-way players in his class across the country. He is a smooth lefty with a sweet jumper. The Memphis native now resides in Texas.
When you’re 6’8 and in 8th grade you have an advantage, but TJ Crumble is a hybrid player that can do it all. He can start the break by pulling the ball off the glass, but is also a force inside. Holds a Division 1 offer already.
D5 Global also has an old school back to the basket big in 6’6 Ethan Gatewood out of Tennessee. Soft hands with a good mid-range equates to a high ceiling.
This team is deep and they’re really good. They are usually bigger than most teams at their age. They can play bully ball or get out and run. They can really play any type of style. They have players that can create their own shots all over the roster and that makes them even tougher. With a handful of players already being recruiting by Division 1 programs they are a must watch and that is why they are one of the best teams in the country.