Memorial Day Weekend generally is one of the busiest weekends for the TBB staff and this year is no exception. Session III of the Nike EYBL commenced on Friday evening and we witnessed 2020 JaKobe Coles of the Texas Titans produced a high-level output. The skilled forward out of Denton breaks down his game and his recruitment to Texasboysbasketball.com.
“I’ve been able to show I can play defense, shoot it from outside, bring it up after a rebound and pass,” Coles said. “I feel like I can guard from the 3-5 and hold my own. That’s an underrated part of my game I feel.”
JaKobe strung together 18pts 6rebs in the Titans’ win vs New York Renaissance and is currently producing 14 points, 7 rebounds in the EYBL.
“I talk to (Assistant Coach) Lyle Wolfe & (Head) Coach Buzz Williams. They recruited me at Virginia Tech and have stayed in contact with me when they moved to A&M. They’ve come to the school (Denton Guyer) and Coach Williams feels like I fit his system real well because I have a high IQ and know how to play.”
“They’ve been on me since like my freshman year. (Head) Coach Jamie Dixon offered me a scholarship while on my unofficial visit and he really likes my game. Now Assistant Coach Tony Benford has been the one recruiting me. He lives like 20 minutes from my school so he’s been able to come down and see me. I have been building a good relationship with him.”
“I went on an unofficial this past fall. Really nice campus, like the coaching staff. They have nice facilities and a strong fanbase. The altitude can be a struggle at times but that’s a given when you’re over there so it’s not a big deal. They have been developing NBA players in the past 5years so they have the staff to help make players be the best they can be.”
“(Assistant) Coach (Ryan) Humphries was the one that recruited me first and Head Coach Mike Brey came and saw me play. Coach Humphries came down to the school and offered me and I was talking to Coach Brey last week. They are excited for me to come on campus and take a visit.”
“The Assistant Coach Omar (Lowery) has been talking to me since last year. (Head) Coach (Lavall) Jordan has also been on me hard. They are excited for me to come on a visit in the summer and I’m excited as well.”
JaKobe, as mentioned earlier has taken an unofficial visit to TCU & Colorado. He plans on taking an unofficial at Butler, Notre Dame & Texas A&M in the summer. Coles will take his time when it comes to a commitment. No timetable has been set but don’t be surprised if Coles decides to wait in the spring to make his pledge.
JaKobe has really come to his own. He possesses a nice inside/out game as he utilizes his frame to generate space and score. JaKobe has been an integral part of the Titans engine.