By Tim Littlefield
I stopped by to see the Talent on display Saturday at the Great American Shootout event in San Antonio . Teams came in from the Greater Houston Area, Dallas Metroplex and most of Central and South Texas and drew several D2 and D3 programs out to see. There were also a few mid to high major prospects were on hand and they didn’t disappoint.
Here are some Standouts:
‘22 Trey White SA Cornerstone -is as advertised. Showed explosiveness getting to the rim, but also showed deep range with a quick release . You can see why everyone is raving about the ‘ 22 Guard.
‘22 Keontae George Lewisville – future is bright for this one. He scored it at all levels with relative ease. Showed deep ball range on the catch and off the bounce. Real efficient getting to his spots and putting pressure on the defense. Plays through contact as well.
‘22 Vince Iwuchukwu SA Cole – The big fella continues to impress and show high level potential each time out . Showed ability to face up and hit mid range shots, put it on the floor and attack the rim and showed some improved strength fighting through double teams to finish and also rebound.
‘20 Jamal Shead Manor – The Houston Commit simply makes plays. Scored it at all levels. Put pressure on the defense with his ability to change speeds and his ability to see the floor make the right reads and get others involved was on display as well.
‘20 Zerik Oneyma SA John Jay- The Intriguing Big showcased athleticism running the floor and finishing at the rim as he also showed the ability to hit mid range shots.
‘22 Austin Nunez SA Cornerstone – Showing continuous improvement as a facilitator. Broke down defenders, made good reads in several situations to get teammates some good looks. Nunez was a pest defensively coming up with several steals with his quick hands and feet.
‘20 Max Smith – Austin Anderson – The talk of the Town !!! Arguably the best shooter in the Region if not the entire State. To back it up he had a couple of 40 + point outings. Max has a quick, clean release and range as soon as he gets in the building. He has ability to come off screens or create for himself with some crafty handle to keep you off balance.
‘21 KJ Adams – Showcased ability to get to the rim . Strong off the dribble and athleticism on display times . Made good reads and got teammates some good looks
‘20 Jordan Wood- Kid can shoot it with good range. Defended and rebounded the ball well in the interior also.
‘21 Jackson Reid – New Braunfels HS: Guard with some good size. Scored it in a variety of ways. Shot it well, from multiple areas on the floor.
‘20 Kino Rodriguez Thompson- SA Warren – Played strong through out the day. Showed an extra burst off the dribble and finished in traffic and put pressure on the defense.
‘20 Nic Vann- SA Warren – much like backcourt mate Vann was solid throughout the day. Shifty pg got to his spots, scored it from mid and deep, also did a solid job getting others involved.
‘21 JaSean Jackson SA Wagner – overall solid handling pg responsibilities. Showed ability to beat double teams and find open teammates and also hit mid and 3 point shots.
‘21 Kaijon Thornton – made play after play on both ends . Showed ability to finish in traffic and in transition. High motor of display.
‘20 Ay Keen Richardson Manor -Had a solid day overall. Shot it well from 3. Put it of the floor effectively and created for himself and others.
‘20 Godsgift Ezedinma Waco Midway – showed ability to face up and hit mid range as well and finish through contact on the inside.
‘21 Christian Green – SA Cornerstone was interesting with his high motor. Showed ability to put it on the floor and make good reads for himself or teammates.
‘20 Will Cartsen SA Reagan – Solid on the interior. Good hands and strength to finish inside. Moves well, can rebound it .