Jack Yates High School was the location for the Trinity League’s MLK Basketball Showcase. Handfuls of division 1 prospects were on hand as stats provided by EPLAY allowed us to keep track of the top performers from the event.
Nick Ongenda, Southwest Christian Went 2-0 In Houston
Western Kentucky Signee in Nick Ongenda anchored the frontline for Southwest Christian in their spotless record at the MLK Basketball Showcase. Ongenda averaged a near double-double and we predict he’ll be an impact player in the Conference USA.
Other notable prospects from Southwest Christian are UC-Riverside Commit Akol Mawein. Mawein is strong, athletic and he has developed a perimeter game that yelled results at the showcase. 2021 guard Jathan Mills continues to provide steady production for his team and is a player to keep an eye on going forward.
Breon Thompson Is Back In Texas
Coming back from a short stint in Nevada at Findlay Prep, Junior Breon Thompson graced the blue & white Sunnybroom uniform at the MLK Showcase. Thompson played with physicality, contributed in multiple facets of the game as he averaged 14pts 5 rebounds a game.
Was impressed with unsign senior Adriel Linares. He averaged over 2blks a game, utilize his length on both ends and holds a promising offensive game.
2020 Jalen Mangum is a dependable scoring option for Sunnybrook. Made shots from deep and also averaged 14 pts a game which is tied for first for his team.
Jay Wilson Makes Trinity League Debut
Notable 2020 prospect Jay Wilson transferred to ISchool High this semester and will form a strong frontline core once Jonathan Aku comes back. Can’t play reckless in spots but effort, energy blended with his athleticism allows him to be an effective ball player.
Quevian Adger averaged 19pts in two games at the MLK Basketball Showcase, connecting on looks from the perimeter. A threat for a high scoring affair once he steps onto the court.
Freshman Emma Zuberu was solid. Held his own vs formidable front line prospects and showcase nice touch inside.
Gerald Doakes, 2021 PG – ProVision: Speedy guard equipped with high level scoring punch. Received an injury in the second half of Taylor Made matchup but showcased why he is one of the better 2021 prospects in the state.
Mykell Robinson, 2019 Wing – Provision: The Denver Commit muscled his way to the paint. Tough, gets his hands in the dirt as he accumulated 16 pts in Pro-Vision’s lone matchup.
RJ McGee, 2019 SF/PF- Taylor Made Academy: Talk about a player that got things done. RJ McGee wrecked havoc on the defensive end for Taylor Made Academy. The Florida native is strong, knows how to play as multiple college coaches inquired about the senior.
John Clarke, 2020 Wing – Grace Baptist:Clarke is an intriguing prospect. His length equipped with feel and shot making capabilities was on display in stretches in Houston. Averaged 9pts, 3 stls.
Rodrique Massenat, 2019 SG – Texas Prep: Rodriquez was on fire against SunnyBrook. Acquiring 28pts while 15 of those points came from beyond the arc.
Leyder Moreno, 2020 Wing – Texas Christian: a bully! Moreno aggressively attacks the paint and forces defenses to shift. Loves contact and finishes.
Sam Onu, 2021 C – Texas Christian: One of Sam’s better outings in the past 60 days. Played with more energy and rebounded.
Andrew Green, 2019 PG – Legacy School of Sports Science: One of The leaders for Legacy. The lefty guard finds his teammates in the open court and is a stable defender.
William Mfum, 2020 CG – Spring Creek: Mfum broke out with a 30pt outing on Friday. A big-time athlete that is an explosive scorer.