Talent was of a plenty in the Trinity League. The staff at Texasboybasketball.com followed each program all season, so we constructed two All-League Teams. Universal Academy arose as champions as they defeated a strong & rising Legacy School of Sports Science Team. Performances were based off what we saw throughout the season and during league play. Lets dive in!
MVP: JaQuan Scott, 2020 PF – Universal Academy: Scott was the most imposing player all season. Averaging an impressive 22pts 14rpg a night, Scott led the way for UA with his dominance inside.
Coach of The Year: PJ Couisinard – Legacy School of Sports Science: A huge turnaround for Coach Couisinard as Legacy’s 2019 record wasn’t anything to write home about. 365 days later and the fortunes turn with a 20plus win season and a TXTL Title shot. The improvement from year 1 to year 2 was very impressive.
G – PJ Neal, 2021 – Legacy School of Sports Science
G – Misiel Teklai, 2020 – Universal Academy
F – German Plotinkov, 2020 – Spring Creek
F – Nate Lacewell, 2020 – Legacy School of Sports Science
F – Jaquan Scott, 2020 – Universal Academy
6th – Will Shepherd, 2021 F – Universal Academy
Neal showed steady improvement throughout the year, adding to his ability to playmake with the capabilities of knocking down shots. PJ is a D1 prospect that the staff is high on. Averaged 15pts in the TXTL State Tournament. Sharing the backcourt with Neal is Misiel Teklai of Universal Academy. A quick, scoring guard that generated offense for UA throughout the season. Teklai is still available and is definitely a next level prospect. In the front court we begin with German Plotinkov of Spring Creek. The Collin County signee, German has good positional size and can bomb it from deep. Plotnikov concluded his senior year with a 22pt performance vs Legacy School in the State Tournament as he showed his versatility as an offensive player. One of the top availables in the state, Nate Lacewell’s improved game was influential in Legacy’s run to the state title game. His size mixed with skill and shooting capabilities has attracted college coaches. averaged 11pts 7rebounds a game in TXTL State Tournament. Will Shepherd deserves to be on the First Team All-League Team. Produced big in big games all season, most notably vs teams such as Pottershouse and Victory Rock out of Florida. An intriguing collegiate prospect that shoots it, has good IQ and a solid team defender. Averaged 13ppg in the state tourney.
G – Jathen Mills, 2020 – Southwest Christian
G – Roderick McGarthy, 2020 – Cy Fair LC
G – Ty Cox, 2023 – Universal Academy
F – Roland McDougal, 2021 – Legacy School of Sports Science
F – Tim Krupihja, 2020 – Spring Creek
6th – Jalen Nettles, 2022 G – Southwest Christian
Jathen Mills was steady all-season for SCA. The primary ballhandler that excelled in one on one offensive scenarios. Mills engineered a 16pts vs Universal Academy in the State Tournament as he showed a strong floor game and the ability to make shots in key moments. For Cy-Fair, Roderick McGarthy was their most talented player. Size mix with three-level scoring capabilities makes him an intriguing perimeter prospect. Consistency wasn’t where it needed to be but nonetheless the talent is there. The only freshman on the list, Ty Cox more than held his own in high-level varsity play. Cox holds a strong frame, good feel for the game and a solid stroke from beyond the arc. One of the top players in his class. Roland McDougal is a physical, strong forward that makes plays due to effort. Averaged 10ppg in three games at the TXTL State Tournament but was making plays on the glass and collected multiple steals in the backcourt. Joining his high school teammate at Collin County, what Tim Krupihja brings to the table is a post-man that walls up driving lanes and bangs inside. A throwback big that has touch around the basket. Joining Ty Cox as the other underclassman on the All-League teams, Jalen Nettles is a off-guard with length and promising scoring capabilities. Sharing the scoring load with Jathen Mills, Nettles also accumulated 16 points in SCA’s lone game at the TXTL Tournament. A Rising junior with a D1 chance.