Texas Boys Basketball

Houston, Waites Highlight UAA Stock Risers


A lot of work was done in our four days in Georgia at the Under Armour Finals & Rise Championships. College coaches were of a plenty, high level players were of a plenty and Texas teams represented well. In this segment, we look at the players that not only rose their stock in the eyes of college coaches but also of the eyes of the TBB staff.  

Kamryn Waites, 2021 C – Mudiay Elite: Been a few years since we’ve seen Kamryn Waites move this well. He’s still massive now, and running into him is comparable to running through a brick wall, but he’s trimmed down and that has resulted in strong play all week. Waites showcased advanced level post moves & touch around the rim, was active on the glass and his commitment to getting his body right is all good ears. Higher-end division 1 coaches have taken notice as well. 


DA Houston, 2020 PG – Cooz Elite: DA’s defense gets mentioned a sizable amount but for good reason. One of it not the top individual defender in his class, Houston not only showcased his defensive prowess but also the ability to make shots and decisions with the ball in his hands. Cooz made it to the UA Rise Title Game and Albert coming short, DA went to work this week. We Imagine more offers will rack-up this week for him.


BJ Francis, 2020 PG – Dallas Showtyme: BJ was off to a slow start on Thursday but he started figuring out what was going to make him an effective player in Atlanta. Connected on mid-range jumpers, floaters and found openman on kick-outs. Was influential in Big E’s final four run at UA Rise. 


Anthony Scott, 2020 PG – Texas Hardwork:  The ultra scrappy Anthony Scott played well in Atlanta. On the small side stature wise but exuded toughness, the ability to get where he wants with the ball & he hit open shots. The TBB office has been receiving phone calls about Anthony.


Ramon Walker, 2021 Wing – Texas Hardwork: Texas Hardwork 16U is in the final four and Ramon Walker played a big part in that. Ramon recently received a Texas State offer and division one coaches have been very intrigued by the guard out of Shadow Creek. Walker attacked closeouts effectively, showed nice touch from the perimeter and defended with energy. 


Quevian Adger, 2020 SF – BMM: Arkansas offered Adger and Quevian on the court was scoring it from several spots. Could see an uptick in recruiting due to high scoring outings. 


Nate Clover, 2020 C/PF – Houston Defenders: Big Nate! Clover’s recruitment was fairly silent throughout the spring/summer but several solid showings has helped his stock. Southern offered him this week as Detroit & North Texas are now recruiting him.