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Tim’s Playmakers: South Texas Showcase

TexasboysBasketball.com hosted the South Texas Showcase this past weekend in San Antonio. Teams from South, Central and North Texas came in for this event.

Here are some of the Playmakers from Saturday’s event:

‘21 Shakiru Odunewu (Universal Academy) Double Doubleguy. Big Fella showcased real soft hands and good footwork in the interior. Owned the lane. Wide frame and strength makes him tough to deal with inside. Rebound the ball well on both ends and rim protected.

’21 Jimel Cofer (Universal Academy) Has Russel Westbrookish type athleticism. Can turn the corner and get downhill in a hurry. Extremely fast with the ball in the open floor. Put a lot of pressure on defenders by getting in the lane and finishing or dropping off to teammates. Also showed he can knock down shots.

’22 Robert Jennings (TACA Storm) Intriguing player. Robertwas solid throughout the day. Ran the floor well, showed athleticism finishing at the rim several times. Did some real good things with the ball off the bounce as well. Long arms with good size and does a good job finishing in traffic.

’23 Braylan Smith (TACA Storm) a big wing who can score it multiple ways.  Good length allows him to be solid as a 2 way guy. Was explosive off the bounce at times. Made some big shots in some critical stretches for his group.

’21 JaSean Jackson (SA Wagner) was solid throughout the day making plays on both ends. True 2 way guy. Showed the ability to run a team and get others involved as well as knock down shots.

’22 Austin Nunez   (SA Wagner) productive day overall. Showed ability to create good looks for himself and others. Did a good job creating tempo and stretching the defense with the 3 ball. Has a knack for getting hands on balls on the defensive end creating turnovers.

’21 Al Emerllahu (SA Clark) Showcased versatility to take advantage of the defense. Good footwork in post up situations and then stretched defense by hitting shots from 3 and the mid- range. Did a solid job rebounding the ball as well.

‘21 Aaron Jacob (Lake Travis) versatile big wing who can put pressure on the defense at multiple levels. Shoots the 3 ball with a clean release, good athlete also put it on the floor and attacked 2 level defenders. Solid court vision and awareness. Long .

’22 Jordan Mason (SA Clark) Solid controlling tempo and getting others involved. Handled the ball well vs pressure, made good reads in the half court. Got to the lane quite a bit and got to the foul line and also finished some in traffic.

’21 Gavino Ramos (Antonian) Steady all day; scored it in a variety of ways at multiple levels. Smooth; sneaky 1st step to set himself or teammates up for good looks. Has a real good feel for tempo and how to get buckets at critical times during the game.

’21 Will Shepherd (Universal Academy) Can’t leave him. Does a good job spacing the floor and reading the defense to get open looks. Shoots it clean from deep. Poses a problem to match up with due to his length.

‘21 Darius Sherman (SA Wagner) Glue guy. Makes winning plays and does it with good energy. Long wiry athlete who is always in the right place at the right time. Willing defender who guarded multiple positions over the day. Shot the ball good with.

’21 Santiago Ochoa (Antonian)- Good size guard who can get downhill. Good in traffic and playing through contact. Strong. Makes good reads and sees the floor. Savvy player with a good feel on how to play.

’21 Adam Benyahoune (SA O Connor) Versatile kid who can play several roles. Handles the ball, sees the floor; willing passer. Sets good screens and hurts the defense in pick and pop situations. Solid on the inside rebounding the ball and scoring when necessary. High IQ.

’21 Gavin Walker (St. Mary’s Hall) turned some heads. Really played well in some competitive games. Competed hard on both ends. Made shots at multiple levels. Showed a burst to get by defenders and make good reads.

’21 Isaiah Washington (Judson) had a solid day overall. Can really shoot the ball. Clean, quick release with good rotation with plenty range. Good athlete who showed he can be a 2 way guy. Hit big shots in some critical situations. Played with a lot of confidence.

’21 Issac Orosco (SA O Connor) Savvy, shifty guard who has a good feel how to play. Shot it good from several spots on the floor. Gets others involved. Doesn’t mind getting gritty. Gets to the lane and makes floaters and pull up jumpers from midrange.

’21 Kam Waites (Universal Academy) Another Big with good hands and is strong on the inside. Rebounds and rim protects. Hard to move him. Can play some above the rim. Brings a physical presence and sets screens.

’21 Ja’Kobe Barkley (SA Harlan) Quick off the bounce.Scored it effectively. Quick release, also willing to get to the paint and make plays. Did a good job defensively guarding teams lead guards. Competitive.

’21 Hunter Darling (St. Mary’s Hall)– Competed hard on both ends. Moved well without the ball and scored it effectively. Was efficient getting good looks. Smart… Plays with a good feel and puts himself in good situations to be effective. Was solid rebounding the ball as well.

’21 Jaylen Streeter (SA Harlan) Had a good day overall. Played with good energy on both sides. Got to the lane some and put pressure on defenders. Takes charges. Not afraid to compete inside and rebound from his guard spot.

’21 Mitch Iden (SA Johnson) Saw him this summer and has left impressed and he provided the same time of effort and output. Good energy. Scores it in a variety of ways. Moved well without the ball. Played with a lot of confidence and made defenders pay who left him.

’22 Anarris Brandon (Judson) Played with a high motor on both ends. Ran the floor well, hit shots in the half court from 3 and midrange. Athletic player also got his hands on balls to cause turnovers and scored in transition.

’21 Kendall Dow (SA Johnson) Efficient shooter. Smooth off the bounce. Does a good job reading the floor and defenders to get his shot off.

’21 Luke Whitbee (Boerne) Long player who puts it on the floor and scores it some inside. Good frame allows him to play some through contact. Moves without the ball effectively.

’21 Kyle Castlberry (Churchill) Good size wing who scored it several ways. Plays with a good feel and IQ. Clean release. Played with a good and confidence.

’21 Jalen Bonds ( SA Veterans Memorial) quick off the dribble. Gets to the lane and makes good things happen. Good athlete who did a good job putting pressure on defenders. Quick feet, solid defender.

’21 Caleb McCrackin ( SA Harlan) Light came on this past weekend for him. Caught a few on the block and went through contact and finished. Rebounded effectively. Ran the floor in certain situations well. Big Frame.

’21 AK Smith(Cibolo Steele) Looked like a complete guard. Got downhill, made good reads finishing at the rim, hitting shots from the perimeter or finding open guys. Played with a good pace and with confidence. Was solid guarding the ball as well.

’22 Aaron San Miguel (SA Jefferson) Savvy scorer. Gets to his spots; quick release. Knocked down shots, handled the ball in multiple situations well. Good court awareness on display.

‘23 Matthew Soto (Somerset) Shot the ball effective. Drew extra attention at times. IQ and Court awareness were on display; turned the corner several times and found open teammates for good looks.

’21 Eric Green ( SA Veterans Memorial) Slasher who was effective putting it on the floor and getting to the rim. Long arms, good athlete who plays hard on both ends. Runs the floor and fills the lane and finishes.

’23 Gerry Martinez (Los Fresnos) makes defenders pay for losing track of him. Quick release with good range. Had a stretch of hitting multiple shots in a row. Knows how to get open. Not just a 1 dimensional player. Handled the ball and found open teammates as well.

’21 Kamden Ross(Cibolo Steele) Long wiry athlete who did a good job running the floor and finishing at or around the rim. Active defensively blocking or altering shots. Good looking athlete.

’21 Robert Hunter (St. Mary’s Hall) Slasher who made a number of plays on both ends. Played with good energy and confidence. Scored it multiple ways for his group.

’22 Cristan Rodriguez (Somerset) Did a good job finding holes in the defense to get himself quality looks. Shot it ok from the perimeter and also slashed to the rim to get easy layups. Fought for position defensively and did a decent job rebounding.