Texas Boys Basketball


TBB High Academic Camp Notebook

I enjoy all our events at TBB but the High Academic Camp was something we’ve been wanting to do for years. Well, it happened and I feel it was a success. I took some notes and wanted to share my thoughts from the 20th. And speaking of  20, that’s the percentage the staff believe are D1 prospects that participated at the camp.

  • Mitchell Holmes has a chance

-Hasn’t scratched the surface to his potential.

-Long, grows an inch or two every year, can put the ball on the floor in space and jumper has made noticeable strides

  • Nick Donnelly showed on-ball skills

-Reputation for more of a catch n shoot but Nick mainly played primary ballhandler role and was effective

  • Big fella Mekhi Collins is coming along

-Bouncy, rebounds, runs the floor and we expect Mekhi to have a big senior season with Faith Family

  • Speaking of Big fellas, ’22 Caden Powell was impressive

-Has good length, size and is further along skill-wise than initially believed

-Buy stock, the price will  grow

  • I’m staying with the theme of post players

-’21 Cale Martens is a big man that’s fundamentally sound. Can stretch floor and score off either shoulder.

-Works at it

  • Gabe Collins & Jacob Millhouse are available wings to take a look at

-Gabe shot looked smooth off the move, showed confident handle in half-court

-Millhouse is efficient

-Quick on making decisions, can fire it from way deep.

  • Love the energy ’21 Jaden Flournoy brings

-Athletic, thrives as a slasher and has no problem mixing it up inside to grab a rebound amongst the bigs.

  • Rytis Petraitis!

-Long, plays with motor as his size mix with shooting capabilities makes him a next-level prospect

-Air Force, DBU are making big push. Denver has shown interest.

  • 2022 Perimeter player look

-Shooting at a high clip is attractive for any player and when Eli Valentino and making perimeter shots, he gives himself a chance. High IQ guard that can play on and off the ball

-Trey Blackmore can score in bunches.

-Reliable shooter from deep, crafty off the bounce.

-Davion Sykes has made big strides in his development.

-Growth spurt helped, but game has slowed down for him. Still a threat shooting from 3 and now does a better job attacking closeouts.

-Aaron Waggoner was very solid.

-Pass first guard with big-time feel. Thrives getting teammates involved.



  • Finley Bizjack was steady

-Attacked in open court

-Possesses quick trigger on jumper which allows him to release off hard closeout

  • First look at Hayden Bauer

-Wiry, long wing that is fundamentally stable

-Think there is good upside with him

  • Justin Scott

-Has a bigger basketball frame

-Connected on shots from deep at a high clip.

-Could potentially become a D1 basketball player. A lot of room for growth

  • Got a good look at Everson Armstrong

-Intriguing wing-guard that scored it in volumes.

-Good perimeter stroke



Julian Clearly, 2021 PG – Frisco Heritage (Downhill guard with solid finishing capabilities)

Leandre Brown, 2022 PG – Bosewell (Scoring guard with solid feel)

Payton Miles, 2021 Wing – Lebanon Trail (Hardworking wing that gets down and dirty)

Bobby Slaughter, 2023 PF – Bishop Lynch (Stretch forward that knows how to use broad frame)

Benjamin Ponder, 2021 Wing – Calvary Baptist (Skilled forward with deceptive burst)

Adam Kirby, 2022 PG – Woodrow Wilson (Scoring guard that shoots with range)

Grant Kostos, 2022 PF – Dallas Jesuit (Skilled post that is stretching out his game)

Malachi Farr, 2021 SG – Euless Trinity (Strong body guard that excels shooting off the catch)

Deonte Greer, 2021 CG – Red Oak (Wiry combo equipped with nice scoring package)