Southwest Kickoff: Top Scorers Part 2
Sunday we switched over to the 2025’s, and the skill level and scoring ability was on full display from a deep cast of guards and forwards whose names will be well-known to TX hoop pundits in the years to come.…
Sunday we switched over to the 2025’s, and the skill level and scoring ability was on full display from a deep cast of guards and forwards whose names will be well-known to TX hoop pundits in the years to come.
Cameren Paul | CG | FOE | 2025
As good an 8-grade prospect as I think you’ll see anywhere in the country, virtually unstoppable from any point on the floor, able to get any shot he wants and with either hand, range past the arc and with great size at 6-5 finishes at the rim with an ease that was frightening, dominated in stretches at what even appeared to be a type of cruise control, had everyone on hand shaking their heads at the tantalizing possibilities for this sure-fire future star recruit.
James Murray | SF | JB White Elite | 2025
Among the better-looking overall prospects on hand I saw, incredible length already at around 6-5, covers a ton of ground from A to B, can sky over you, slither around you, or pull up and beat you, then he added an explosive dribble-drive game that was brutal to contain, a monster name to watch coming out of Albuquerque NM.
Chris Lindo | SF | HHBC Lowe | 2025
Appearing to not be at 100% but still impressive with great length and singular athletic ability, played the slasher role, also dove down as a post presence at 6-4, showed off some range from 3, fast off the deck made him among the better rebounders on hand particularly at the offensive end, puts in the work to make and see plays.
Jamal Chretien | SG | HHBC | 2025
Smoothest floater game I saw all weekend, really plays to his strengths with a dribble-drive game that doesn’t overdo it by bulling his way to the hoop every time, refreshing understanding of the mid-range possibilities but can step out beyond the arc and definitely hurt you, a classic slasher with all the intangibles, a big-time sleeper.
Alejandro Aviles | PF | HHBC | 2025
Great size already at around 6-7, a nice set of soft hands can make the tough catch in traffic, good feet but needs to settle them down a little, still is quick off the floor and efficient at the cup, can pull it out to 15 feet and knock one down, a beast on the O-boards.
Montana Wheeler | PG | HHBC | 2025
Has the look of a PG with all the makings of something special, great composure all over the floor, and when looking for his own offense, stellar on the break, can definitely shoot it and alternates beautifully between a pass-first lead guard and scoring threat with an impressive first step past defenders.
Cameron Carroll | PG | Razorbacks Elite | 2025
The full package at the PG position at this early stage, powerful frame, quick, polished handle, great vision, a step ahead athletically than most others he faced, really gets downhill but can stop on a dime with a pretty J, explosive off the break.
Sebastian Adams | SF | JL3 | 2025
Slithery wing scorer with great acumen at this stage, really adept at getting through traffic and playing through or around contact, loved seeing him back it off and knock down the open J when things clogged up, advanced scoring mentality with monster room to grow into a big-time prospect.
Anthony Williams | SG | JL3 | 2025
Another A+ athlete for this team, bopped between both guard spots but sought scoring chances from either, like Adams, fought through and around traffic to get to the rim, good frame, really impressive blow-by skills, and was an excellent passer as well, massive upside much like several of his teammates.
O’marion Harvey | SF | JL3 | 2025
JL3 didn’t have their best stuff when I saw them against a really good HHBC team but that didn’t take away from the depth of /athletic prowess on display, Harvey was another wing talent with length, skill, and moxie beyond his years, another 6-5 smooth mover with finishing capability above the rim, with the J, or off the bounce.
Kohlman Dutton | SG | Drive Nation Red | 2025
Savvy finisher and glider who also got things done from multiple levels, controlled & poised, pretty-looking stroke from any spot on the floor including one of the better 3-ball strokes we saw.
Demorae Pritchett | SG | Drive Nation Red | 2025
An aggressive driver wants to be on the attack be it from the wing or off the break, another slashing type with an eye for the rim, a scorer’s mentality but not a ball hog or reckless decision-maker.