Check out my analysis on some of the guys who really caught my eye last week in Dallas at the PrepHoops Texas Freshman Showcase. These guys gotta be on your radar going forward! Don’t forget to check out my highlight…
Check out my analysis on some of the guys who really caught my eye last week in Dallas at the PrepHoops Texas Freshman Showcase. These guys gotta be on your radar going forward! Don’t forget to check out my highlight video from the event and subscribe to my YouTube page!
2026 6’3 Frisco LoneStar High School
Trent was incredible during his time on the court at the PrepHoops Texas Freshman Showcase. Perry looks to have all of the tools that a college coach could want at the next level. Not only does he have a great frame already, but he sees the floor like a point guard, and moves into space and forces the defense to react. He constantly manipulated the defense with his positioning and his handle, getting into the teeth of the paint and scoring at will at the rim. He is a natural finisher on the break, or if he has space to take a single step within the half court before rising up. He nearly put down two between the leg dunks on the fast break!
He is a smooth scorer who is not afraid to rise up in his defenders grill and punish him from beyond the arc. I was blown away with the touch he displayed from beyond the arc, both off the catch but more impressively off the bounce. His ability to constantly score from the wings or the top of the key allowed his team to get up big in just a few possessions. It seemed nearly everyone in attendance took a chance on guarding him, and he punished smaller guards down low and took bigger prospects off the bounce at will.
Defensively, he slid his feet and forced his opponents to change their angles to the basket, while also using his long arms to poke the ball free and run the other way. He baited his opponents into terrible passes by quickly exploding into the passing lanes and running the other way in transition. He is a natural rim protector using his size as well, constantly deflecting his opponent’s shots and chasing down kids who thought they had a free lane to the basket. Perry is a name you have to keep your eye on over the next few years. Everyone in the country will know his name sooner rather than later, believe that.
2026 6’4 St. Michael Catholic Academy (Austin)
Bo was stout during his time on the court, through his impressive play down low but more importantly his creativity he displayed with his handle and ability to move laterally. I was blown away with how he was able to run up and down the court, and affected the game on both ends of the court. He is great at scoring across all three levels, calmly scoring off the bounce and off the catch. He is great at getting into the teeth of the defense, and stopping on a dime to score using a pull up jumper in the mid-range or a floater! He has all the tools to be an elite offensive weapon over the next few years, and is joining a good young crop of talent at St. Michael!
He is going to be a problem as he continues to grow and develop. I have been very impressed with how easily he scored off the bounce at his size. He showed an array of moves and step backs to create space from his opponent. I would like to see him continue to stay aggressive on both ends of the court, and do not settle for shots on the perimeter as much! It is not a problem by an means, but there were a few instances in which he could have taken a defender with his back to the basket. I know I will be keeping tabs on Ogden as he continues to grow.
2026 5’11 The Colony High School
Xavier is a high level guard who can score it in BUNCHES from all three levels of the floor. I was blown away with his prowess and how well he was able to get into his shot, even despite intense defense. He constantly got his shot off and really knocked down shots at a high level. He hit shots with a hand in his face, fading away, squaring up, out of the triple threat and putting the ball on the floor and pulling up. He was straight up dancing around some kids, and it was incredibly entertaining to watch. And yes some kids can knock down shots, but not like Green, he likely shot about 50-60% from beyond the arc during his time on the court. All of the coaches that I talked with this weekend were taking notes about this kid. He made the game look absolutely effortless, and was really on a different level compared to most of the kids in attendance.
Green sees the floor at a high level, and knows how to use minimal dribbles to get to his spot. I loved watching him scan the half court defense and then attack his matchup at the top and force a second defender to get involved. Truly seemed like everyone in attendance got a shot at guarding him, and no one was able to slow him down. Green is going to walk in to The Colony and will be making noise at the varsity level, do not forget this name!
2026 6’5 Liberty Frisco High School
Gilbert has an incredibly impressive body at this stage in the game, standing at a full 6’5 already and has great strength on his frame already. He is great at using his size to his advantage, especially with his back to the basket. He clears space and punishes them as he gets to his spots with his back to the basket. A consistent finisher down low, he is great at cleaning up the offensive glass and being in the right spot for an easy dump off pass after his teammate draws the attention of the big.
There were multiple instances where he showed his heads up play style, making the right outlet pass up the court and also cutting the defense apart out of the high post. He had one play where he put a football style pass right on the money to hit a streaking teammate. He displayed a solid handle for his size as well, handling the ball in the half court and getting into post moves from it with ease.
Defensively, he rejects shots and more importantly contests on the perimeter all the time! I would like to see him work on boxing out, he is good at getting into the position to box someone out but does not finish it. He needs to work on really sealing them with his frame and weight and keeping them from having a chance to leap over him or even get it if it goes over their heads. With his frame, he could easily be pushing kids back to the three point line! Once he gets more aggressive every time a shot goes up, he will easily collect fifteen plus rebounds per game over the next few years.
2026 6’4 Eastern Hills High School
Alex is a high level guard who has been making noise throughout his play in the EYBL circuit and other showcase events. His agility and speed with a live dribble was very impressive, constantly knifing through the defense to get to his spots. He is a talented three level scorer who can easily shoot over most guards who attempt to defend him. He has a killer crossover and really does well by creating separation with his handle. He steps into shots and hits them at a high level, but is a skilled scorer with a live dribble beyond the arc as well. I was very impressed by how well he was able to handle the ball at his size, and his agility to get around his opponents really stood out. He uses his length well to keep the defender on his hip and then finish at the rim. I would like to see him work on taking the easiest or best look every time down, at times he settled into tough step back three pointers, which he did hit a high level, but I would like to see him be more patient and work on attacking more in the mid-range and at the rim.
2026 6’4 Bosqueville High School
Tre is an incredibly fluid prospect who can play the 3-5 with ease. He possesses great shot mechanics for his size already and confidently scored across all three levels of the floor. I was most impressed with how well he was able to quickly get off shots from the perimeter, he was always ready to catch and shoot from the corners and wing positions. His dynamic ability to calmly score no matter who was defending him was very impressive. He dominated smaller defenders on the interior and was not afraid to step out and show off his range from beyond the arc.
Tre is a strong defender down low, calmly blocking shots and forcing his opponents to second guess their decision on the way to the rim. He changed his opponents shot angles or just flat out sent their shot out of play. I would like to see him focus on his intensity on the glass, there were times where he got lazy and did not box out as hard as he possibly could. He has all of the tools to become a dynamic weapon at the next level, especially as he continues to grow his handle and develop his game.
2026 6’2 Byron P. Steele High School
Myrick is a skilled wing/ forward prospect who showed an ability to affect the game from the outside in, or inside out. He shot the ball well from the outside, but I would like to see him work on tightening up his mechanics from beyond the arc. I was very impressed with his attention to detail on the defensive end of the court. He is a vocal leader, who calls out rotations and assignments to his teammates. His head was always moving and scanning the floor to ensure that no one was slipping behind him or beating a teammate with a backdoor cut. He showed a willingness to do the little things as well, he rebounded the ball and kept his head up to push the tempo himself or make the right outlet pass. His attention to detail on the glass on both ends of the court allowed him to get easy second chance points and end defensive possessions.
2026 6’3 Salado High School
Levi is a high level wing/ forward prospect with his ability to rebound the ball and punish the defense from perimeter. He has a very consistent release from the outside and knocked down shots in the corners and on the wings. He has great mechanics and a high release point, allowing him to shoot over anyone at his level right now. One of the best aspect that he showed on the court was his hustle and energy on the court, he flew all over the court after loose balls and long rebounds. His energy gave his team extra possessions time and time again, and he was a big reason why his team had success. On the glass, he high pointed rebounds very well, and always seemed to box out an opponent every time a shot went up. I would like to see him continue to develop his handle and shot off the bounce.
Carter (Cash) Chism 2026 6’2 Mount Pleasant High School
Chism is a lanky guard who seems to have all of the necessary tools to become a successful shooting guard at the next level. He shot the ball well off the catch from the corners and wing spots. His true prowess lies in his incredible end to end speed, especially with a live dribble. A monster in the full court, he loves pressing and pushing the tempo to score and facilitate for his teammates. He is great at manipulating the defense by changing his pace, catching his opponents off guard with his sudden movements and crossovers before successfully darting to the rim. Chism has a great frame, and some high level ability to move and handle the ball.He is a confident shooter from the outside, but I would like to see him work on finishing with more consistency in the paint, especially through contact. I would also like to see him work on controlling the tempo of the game and becoming more of a lead point guard.
2026 5’10 Dallas Faith Family Academy
Kingston is an aggressive point guard who thrives at getting into the teeth of the defense and forcing his opposition to step up and make a decision. He lived at the free throw line due to his aggressiveness and willingness to fight through contact. However his aggressiveness is not even close to the best part of his game, he is a true point guard who has the ability to make wizardry level passes. He had multiple jaw dropping plays where he made a picture perfect kick out pass to set up a shooter in the corner. His passes always seemed to be in exactly the right spots to get his teammates a quick shot opportunity. I was very impressed with his vision and overall feel for the game, he seems to have all of the mental tools to be successful and he sees the floor at a very high level.
Logan is a high level guard who can effortlessly score across all three levels of the court, but more importantly defends at a high level as well. He showed an ability to play on and off the ball, and scored in bunches off the catch. He is a real threat to score from beyond the arc, and as soon as the defense pressure him on the arc he flies by his defender with a head-fake and a quick crossover and gets to the rim. He is a consistent and confident scoring option, and his team leaned on him whenever they were in a rut scoring. His work on the defensive end really stood out, getting underneath his opponent’s skin with his intense on ball defense. I would like to see him continue to work on attacking the rim and finishing strong.
2026 6’2 The Colony High School
DaKari is an unselfish shooting guard with some real point guard instincts. He made heads up passes to set up his teammates within the half court, knowing that his threat to score across all three levels will open up a teammate somewhere on the court. He makes great decisions and did so out of the high post, the pick and roll, and on the fast break. He creates easy looks after getting to the rim and making an unselfish dump off pass to his teammates. I would like to see him continue to hunt for his own looks, and work on quickly getting his shot up after catching the ball on the perimeter. I would also like to see him work on becoming more of a combo guard and initiating offense for his team, he has a great awareness with and without the ball, and could easily become a real weapon creating for his teammates.