Dallas, Texas – On May 21st and 22nd, 14U & 13U teams packed Haltom and Legacy High School and put on a show! The prospects in the building displayed eye-catching talents. Nearing the end of the Spring season, there are many…
Dallas, Texas – On May 21st and 22nd, 14U & 13U teams packed Haltom and Legacy High School and put on a show!
The prospects in the building displayed eye-catching talents. Nearing the end of the Spring season, there are many players to keep an eye on going into the Summer. In both blowouts and nail biters, athletes came to compete and get exposure. It’s not always about what is on the scoreboard but the high-level skills displayed at such a developing age. Below, I’ve highlighted the X-Factors that I watched compete at The Tune-Up.
Garrison Pitts | Team Ferrari
The combo guard is a calming presence for Team Ferrari. His IQ and instincts make him a clear leader when on the floor. His ability to space the floor was on display all tournament. His steady shooting made him a reliable scorer each time down the court. Pitts was at his best in pick and roll situations, his awareness and rhythm of getting to his spots left opponents picking their poison. He is capable of pulling up in the mid-range and making the precise pass to put teammates in position to make scoring plays. The crafty playmaker led the way as Team Ferrari had yet another great showing over the weekend.
Keaton Fraser | RZB Elite
Fraser is a paint presence on both ends of the floor. His ability to alter shots and contest without fouling was a catalyst for RZB Elites’ defense. His athleticism and soft touch made him a steady source of points in the paint. He did a great job recognizing double teams and identifying the open man passing out of the post. His crafty pivots and up-fakes were impressive and led to free throw attempts. Fraser had a great showing and proved to have next-level intangibles.
Fernando Camereno | North Houston Hustle
The mobile forward has a knack for being in the right spots on defense. His nose for the ball gave him a handful of rebounds, steals, and deflections. His motor and ability to keep up with smaller guards were on display. His effort and athleticism continuously threw a wrench on his opponent’s offense. Camereno is the defensive anchor for North Houston Hustle. His tenacity was contagious and was a catalyst all tournament. His versatility brought value to his team’s offense with possession-saving rebounds, and availability when rolling to the rim.
Demetric Love Jr | North Houston Hustle
Love is a lightning-quick prospect with the ability to go coast to coast when defenses fall asleep. His ability to remain upbeat under pressure was on display; splitting traps, using escape dribbles before the pressure got a hold of him, and throwing precise skip passes to open shooters. His steady handle and court vision made him a reliable offensive initiator. The floor general effectively ran the show and got his teammates involved in transition as well as in the half-court. Love has next-level ready ball-handling and decision-making.
Kam Blackmon | Bunchanans’ Performance Academy
Blackmon is a pace-pushing forward who was the focal point of Buchanan’s Performance Academies attack. His ability to fill the lanes in transition as well as lead the break was impactful for their production on offense. His steady handle and ability to get downhill provided great flow for Buchanans’ Performance Academy. His activity in the front of the press caused; turnovers via arid passes, interceptions, and broken plays. The do-it-all wing had hands in almost every play. His effort and energy led by example all tournament long.