Edmond, Oklahoma — The Prep Hoops Next Southwest Kick Off, hosted at The Hive, brought some of the best rising talents out of Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The competition was competitive and high scoring for all ages, these…
Edmond, Oklahoma — The Prep Hoops Next Southwest Kick Off, hosted at The Hive, brought some of the best rising talents out of Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The competition was competitive and high scoring for all ages, these prospects brought an abundance of intensity and energy from day to day. Here we’ll take a look at a few of the most dominant and effective low post standouts that made the most impactful contributions and game-changing plays throughout the weekend.
Daiquan Jenkins | Oklahoma City, OK | ODE 2026
Over the past year, Daiquan Jenkins has developed his game tremendously, from his IQ to his footwork on the block, to his effort on the court. At the Southwest Kick Off Jenkins was a very effective scorer on the low block that showed the ability to establish position, make tough catches in traffic, and finish under the basket with overwhelming power and strength.
David Lunn | Albuquerque, NM | ABC Spotlight 2027
David Lunn is a 6-foot-1 man child that is insanely physically gifted compared to his contemporaries. Lunn was by far the most versatile player in the gym, he showed the ability to play and defend each and every position on the floor effectively and he was absolutely unstoppable with the ball in the paint, showing a knack for setting a pick, quickly sealing his man off, and rolling to the basket with his hand held high. As soon as Lunn had the ball, he would then spin off his man, draw contact and finish at the rim often picking up the and-one call. His broad shoulders and powerful explosiveness made him a mismatch all weekend. A truly interior force that didn’t allow anything in his house, David Lunn consistently forced his man out of the paint, he didn’t allow them to get position comfortably, and it seemed like he stole every pass the opposing teams attempted to dump down low. Controlling and dominating the paint with points and rebounds was his specialty, especially on the defensive end where every board was his for the taking. When it came to putting points on the board, Lunn easily shot it over the top of defenders with great balance and lift on his mid-range jumper. In the open floor, he’s already playing above the rim, slam-dunking two-handed rim rockers that blew everyone’s mind, you won’t find many 7th-graders doing the amazing things David Lunn does.
Preston Ransom | Conway, AR | Hooplife Academy 2027
5-foot-11-inch, Preston Ransom moved quick to grab rebounds out of the air before anyone else had a chance, he was a part of everything that came off the glass, always getting a hand on the ball somehow. Ransom’s timing was simply impeccable, he blocked shots down low by quickly throwing his hands up before the shooter could get their shot up to their release point leading to multiple clean blocks. This kid closed out so well on defense he shut off the opportunity to shoot, penetrate, or pass. Preston Ranson was very effective under the basket on both ends of the floor, scoring the bulk of his points by planting himself in the dunker spot for dump-off passes from teammates attacking the hole.
Damon Davis | Oklahoma City, OK | Team Trae Young 2027-2
This Oklahoma native caught my attention with his rim-protecting skills, impacting the game as one of the best interior defenders of them all. Damon Davis shows a strong solid build with an unmoveable base. Although Davis was not the tallest on the floor, he was able to use his strength to stop a dribble penetrator dead in the tracks and deny space in the post incredibly well, it was like running into a brick wall.
B.J. Crisp | Tulsa, OK | Tulsa Hawks 2028
The first thing about B.J. Crisp that stood out was his tremendous size, his muscular build, and his off-the-charts athleticism. Crisp could jump with anyone on the floor, his impressive vertical leaping skills allowed his teammates to throw the ball up high where only he could get it, he was like a cheat code under the basket. Defensively B.J. Crisp proved to be a threatening shot blocker and a relentless rebounder with a motor that just wouldn’t quit, also on the offensive end Crisp created a plethora of second-chance buckets, even if he missed he often got his own rebound, and went back up with it in an instant. Amazing rebounder in traffic, pulling down board over 3 people with ease. When I say B.J. Crisp controlled the glass game to game I mean it, this kid produced over 10 rebounds in each contest.
Jaylen Phillips Grey | Dallas, TX | AKR Texas Summitt / Vols Elite 2028
This Texas Summitt prospect is a big body down low that stood out as a true lane clogger, his presence was felt immediately in the championship game, going to the free-throw line less than a minute after entering the game. Phillips-Grey proceeded to nail both free throws and score on the block the very next possession as well. Woodz Elite had no answer or response for this physical overwhelming force, his strength, his height, and his size were all way too much for them to handle. But Jaylen didn’t just beat his competition down with brute force, he showed some skills and finesse, proving himself as a capable creator of his own offense while facing up or playing with his back to the basket. Soft-touch around the rim, can turn over his right shoulder and score with a jump hook, or utilize a turnaround jumpshot off the glass, and even a dribble-drive spin floater. Each possession down the floor he established position, even when double-teamed he was just as effective as before, displaying an abundance of potential. One of the most impressive set of skills Jaylen Phillips-Grey showed was his ability to get a steal and push the ball down the court starting and finishing the fast break as if he was a guard.