Check out my analysis on some of the top 2024 sharp shooting prospects who have really been making noise through their stellar play this fall! I have been traveling all over Texas all October, and here is my list of…
Check out my analysis on some of the top 2024 sharp shooting prospects who have really been making noise through their stellar play this fall! I have been traveling all over Texas all October, and here is my list of some of the top performers since we wrapped up Summer Ball!
2024 6’0 Birdville High School
Niko is the definition of a sharp shooter, who has the ability to get hot in the blink of an eye. He can effortlessly knock down shots from all over the arc, and is going to be a real weapon playing off of (2023 Michigan State Commit) Normand this season, and will be able to display his ability to operate as a combo guard and play off the ball before being handed the keys to the offense next year. He is lightning quick and can get to his spots whenever he wants to, especially operating out of the pick and roll. When he can get a solid screen, he can use that separation to step into space and make the defense pay, no matter what kind of coverage they are playing!I have been hearing him make a lot of noise this fall, taking over and showing he is going to be one of the top weapons for his team.
2024 6’1 Boerne – Champion High School
Charlie is the ideal guard prospect with his versatility, he can run the offense as the point guard or play off the ball as he did much of last year, and still effect the game with how well he can shoot the ball and make high level reads and punish the collapsing defense. He is a willing passer and has a true ability to create easy looks for his teammates. His passes are always exactly where they need to be, right in his teammate’s shooting pockets or up high as they cut to the rim. He understands spacing and knows how to attack help defenders and force them to make a decision, either step up and let his teammate knock down a shot or give him a free lane to the rim. He has an elite wing to play off of this year, and a bruising and athletic small ball forward to clean up looks on the interior. Georgelos is not just a shot creating guard however, he displayed an ability to knock down open shots off the catch and attack the rim with a live dribble. He is patient at the rim, and waits to use his opponent’s momentum against them. He has played overseas in the FIBA tournament for Mexico’s U16 and 17 teams, recently averaging nearly 8 points and 8 rebounds as a 6’1 guard! Every time he steps on the court he shows off his versatility and willingness to do whatever it takes to make his team find success.
Ojani Bowen 2024 TMI Episcopal
Ojani is a scrappy and intense combo guard who takes pride in shutting down his opponents on the defensive end and knocking down timely shots down the stretch of games. Bowen is a high level scorer with his ability to create shots for himself in the mid-range and is a knock down shooter off the catch beyond the arc. His ability to get his own shot off allowed him to step up and hit big shots when his team needed him the most.He was producing at a high level for TMI Episcopal last year, hitting big shots during their playoff run and showing how well he can play off of a dominant big and operate out of the pick and roll. He works well at relocating after feeding his big man in the post, and moving without the ball to take some of the attention of the defense away. The mark Bowen leaves on the defensive end of games is already at an elite level, forcing his opponents to be uncomfortable when they begin their dribble, his willingness to defend multiple position was eye opening as well. He seemed unafraid to go against anyone on the other side, even having to switch and defend bigger guards and wings. He has the unique ability to simply take his opponents out of the game.
Kris White 2024 6’5 Killeen Ellison High School
Kris is the ideal shooting guard prospect with his ability to score across all three levels, and make the defense pay with his lightning quick jumper in the blink of an eye. His release is at a college level already- with smooth mechanics, a high release point and how quickly he can get it off. He always stays ready to catch and shoot whenever he is maneuvering the corners and along the wing. He is constantly in motion whenever he does not have the ball. He attacked hard closeouts and put pressure on the defense across all three levels of the court, showing his versatility and how skilled he is at getting to his spots. His willingness to defend is at an elite level, and it really looks like he can mold into a high level “three and D” type shooting guard at the next level. He is an active rebounder on both ends of the court, fighting for positioning and going up strong to collect defensive rebounds or go up for tip ins. I loved watching him scrap no matter who was on the other side of him. He was willing to defend any position, and with his frame showed an ability to defend small ball forwards and wings.