There was plenty of talent on display at the Prep Hoops Texas Top 250 Expo in Dallas. This is my in-depth analysis of each of the players in attendance. Be on the lookout for the rest of my top player’s…
There was plenty of talent on display at the Prep Hoops Texas Top 250 Expo in Dallas. This is my in-depth analysis of each of the players in attendance. Be on the lookout for the rest of my top player’s list and my coverage of all the athletes.
Jayden Saa Jayden Saa 5'9" | PG Rockwall | 2023 State TX 2023 Guard 5’9 Rockwall High School @SaaJayden
Jayden is a quick guard who thrives at beating teams down the court whether that is with his end-to-end speed and quickness or making the right passes down the court. He displayed an ability to accurately make full court passes. You can tell he has a high basketball IQ by his off-ball movement and ability to find space in the weak spots of the defense. He hustles hard for every opportunity which is something that always translates to the next level.
Aiden Leckband Aiden Leckband 6'0" Frisco Independence | 2023 TX 2023 Guard 6’0 Frisco Independence High School @AidenLeckband
Aiden is a patient and polished scorer who thrives at getting to his spots. He is great at getting to the rack with quick crossovers and beating defenders off the dribble. However, I was most impressed with his ability to get to his spots in the midrange. He possesses deep 3-point range and can get the shot off with ease. He is a confident player with the basketball and does not get rushed into bad looks. He knows how to set up his teammates with his passing as well.
Johnathan Moore Johnathan Moore 5'11" Newport | 2023 TX 2023 5’11 Newport High School
Johnathan is an aggressive guard who thrives at putting pressure on the defense with his tenacity. He is an impressive slasher for his size, he is very successful at getting to the rim and drawing contact. I was impressed with his ability to control the tempo of the game. He does not get rushed into bad looks at any level and has the patience and court vision to set up his teammates for easy looks. He is a true three-level scorer, who is very comfortable at scoring in the midrange. When defenders began fearing his shot, he simply blew by them and got to his spots at the elbows.
Lawrence Wilkerson Lawrence Wilkerson 6'0" Cedar Ridge | 2023 TX 2023 Guard 6’0 Cedar Ridge High School @Lawrenceallday1
Lawrence is an elite point guard who seems to have eyes off every side of his head. He always seems to be one step ahead of the play and can pass his teammates open. I was blown away by his maturity and ability to command an offense even with other high-level playmakers on his team. The ball seemed to hum when it was in his hands, and his teammates even seemed to shoot better with his accurate passes landing right in his shooters pocket. He is an elite playmaker out of the pick and roll and can pick apart defenses with ease. I would like to see him work on his ability to turn the corner and get downhill quicker. If he can develop his athleticism, paired with his basketball IQ and on-court awareness, college coaches have a real prospect on their hands.
Caylon Davis Caylon Davis 6'1" | PG Waxahachie | 2023 State TX 2023 6’0 Waxahachie
Caylon is a freak athlete who possesses some real leaping ability. He is a polished guard who is great at throwing cross-court passes. He has long arms, which allows him to dominate over undersized guards. He is great on the fast break and knows how to attack the midrange or the paint while the defense is on his heels. He has a smooth shot off the bounce and is extremely comfortable from all around the court. I would like to see him work on his ability to attack the glass and continue to do the dirty work for his team.