Our Central Texas Beat Writer Tim Littlefield gives college coaches a look at the available prospects in the 2020 class from the CenTex area. A slew of prospects with a translatable skillset are broken down. Take a look a read below.
Greg Brown, Wing – Vandergrift: ELITE ATHLETE. VERY EXPLOSIVE Finisher in transition. Runs the floor well, finishes well above the rim. Has expanded his game quite a bit. Has had some monster outings against some quality teams and some highlight reels to go along with it. Special player! Recently visited, Texas, Auburn and host of others.
Jordan Wood, 3/4 -Cornerstone: Currently has offers from Air Force, Navy, Army, Howard University amongst others. Can score it at all levels. Has been steady throughout the year so far. Garnering a lot of attention from several schools as the see his skill level and strength improving.
Journee Phillips, Wing- Wagner: 4 yr Starter, 18-19’ All State kid. High energy wing who excels in transition. Finishes at the rim strong; steadily improving perimeter game; Lock down defender. Has had some strong performances. Several Double Doubles under his belt; currently averaging 17ppg and8.2 rpg while being tasked to shut down opponents top players.
Will Carsten, Forward – Reagan: Averaging a double double. 18.7 ppg and 12 rpg. Continues to be one of the areas surprises. Has a college ready body and good hands; can score it inside with soft touch but can also play on the perimeter; Good athleticism has him in place to be a problem for oppositions all year.
Max Smith, Guard -Austin Anderson: Arguably the best shooter in the Region if not the state. Deep Range. Quick, clean release. Averaging 25ppg and 5 assist. Crafty with the ball to keep defenders honest. Had some huge games do far. Had 17 in the 4th and Hit game winner to open up District play a few nights ago.
Jalen Mangum, Guard – Harlan: Solid guard having a string senior campaign thus far. Avg 20 plus ppg to include a stretch of a couple 30 plus point performances and a 43pt game in the NEISD tournament .Can get to his spots; plays through contact; also can hit the 3. Also a good on ball defender.
Gabe Rayer, 3 / 4 -Vandergrift: Has posted several double doubles this year to form a solid duo with Brown. He is a Good size player gives his team options to score inside and out. Can shoot the ball from 3, also shows good athleticism to finish in and around the rim.
Braelon Seals, SG – Wagner: Come back to Wagner after a year away and brings some offense punch. Improved game the bounce, getting to his spots and can shoot it from deep. Currently at 36 % from 3. Overall averaging 15ppg, 4 assist and 4 rebs a game.
Kino Rodriguez Thompson, Guard – Warren: Has been solid for his group so fat this year. Avg 14.8, 5rebs 3 assist. Has shown ability to beat guys off the dribble and get to the lane pretty consistently.
Breion Powell, Wing – Pflugerville Connally: Has been real solid so far this year. Avg 25 shooting. 51% from the field to include 44% from 3. He is a player who can score in multiple ways. Does most of his heavy lifting off the bounce , but can shoot it obviously from 3. Good athlete.
Nick Vann, Guard – Warren: Has been pretty good so fa this year, hitting timely shots and making plays. He is shooting 38%from 3pt range . -Heady guard , shifty .Consistent making reads to find open teammates or knocking down shots.
Elijah Conley, Wing- Taft: Really long kid. Shown ability to stretch the D with the ball. Can get to the rim and finish. Long arms blocks and alters shots.
Elijah Lomas, Wing – Harlan: High motor, blue collar wing scores it in multiple ways. Can beat you off the dribble, but can shoot it as well.
DeAuntre Davis, 4/5- Chilton: Good size player who has upside. Has been doing well . A strong presence inside with good footwork, can score it inside. Plays through contact. Has ability to face up and hit the mid-range. Good athlete who rebounds it. Had a stretch of games where he avg almost 23 points and 12 rebs.
Kyonte Holden, PG – Judson: Has been good for the Rockets all year. Solid pg. Good ball handler, High IQ, makes the right reads, leads his group along with improved shot making ability. Currently averaging 15.9ppg and shooting 32% from 3. Good defender.
Ambrose Johnson, Wing- Judson: Has really played well as of late. Averaging 14.3ppg. Knocks down shots from multiple spots on the floor. Has had games where he has hit multiple 3s.
Tanner Brown, Guard – Brandeis: High IQ savvy guard makes winning plays, competes hard on both ends and will knock down shots. Had a game of hitting 5 3s in a row. Shooting a solid 54% from the field; 45% from 3. 15.5ppg overall.
Rory Munro, Wing – Westlake: Crafty scorer. Can put it on the floor and get in traffic and finish or knock down open looks. Good size and length allows him to get to his spots and get shots off.
Kyle Schaefer, Wing – Brandeis: Can really shoot the ball with range. Strong build allows him to play through some contact and get good looks. Avg 16.4 a game and 42% from 3. Having a solid year for the Broncos.
Jacob Hester, Guard -Cedar Park: Currently averaging 14ppg . Hester is solid guard who had a strong spring and summer and has carried over into the regular season so far. He is tasked to do a lot for his teams success. Kid can really shoot it. Can come off screens, spot up or is crafty enough to get his own. Solid IQ.
Avery Euguster, Guard – St. Mary’s Hall: Has been on a roll. Had huge back to back tournaments at the South San and the SAISD Tournament against some top competition. Avery is making a ton of plays and filling up the stat sheet along the way. He is currently averaging 22.5ppg, 8.8 rpg 3.2 assist and 2.3 steals.
Ethan Walker, Wing – Austin Bowie: Solid shooter does a good job putting pressure on defense by spreading them out. Good clean release and shoots it for a good percentage. Size allows him to shoot over closing defenders.
Kyle Castille, Wing- Brennan: Is averaging 15 ppg and 7rebs. He is being asked to fill several roles for the Bears, but the Swiss Army knife is up to it.
Blake Spiller, Wing- Anderson: Good Shooter and a good athlete. Moves well with and without the ball. Scores it multiple ways, helps form a solid backcourt.
Carson Perkins, PG- Liberty Hill: Four year Starter. Solid guard who makes plays. Smart, shifty with the ball, knocks down open shots, finds open teammates. Competes hard.
Truett Hentzelman, Wing – Clark: Hentzleman has been solid throughout the year so for Clark. Going into district play he is averaging 14.5pts and 4.1 rpp. He has shown the ability to score in a variety of ways.
Romaelius Moore, Wing- Taft: Moore has been consistent for Taft this year and is a key reason for them having a winning record so far. His avg11pt, 5reb, 33% 3pt fg leads the team.
Ay’ Keen Richardson, Wing- Manor: Richardson has been steady. Averaging 10pts and 7 rebs on a talented Manor group. He has shown the ability to hit the 3 with good range and get to his spots off the dribble.