This weekend, we took a trip to CE King High School to get a view of the best athletes hooping at the OTR Tune Up scrimmages hosted by none other than the big man himself, Mr. Marcus Sloan! This will…
This weekend, we took a trip to CE King High School to get a view of the best athletes hooping at the OTR Tune Up scrimmages hosted by none other than the big man himself, Mr. Marcus Sloan! This will be a 4 part series covering many of the top ranked athletes at this event so stay tuned and follow me….
Devon Pryor Devon Pryor 6'7" | CG PSAT Academy | 2024 State #125 Nation TX – PSAT (2024)
Pryor was definitely one of the more electric performers of the day on Saturday, putting on a show for all in attendance and showcasing his abilities all over the floor. Devon showed quick hands on defense, allowing him to play the passing lanes very well and notch several steals in multiple contests. He demonstrated complete mastery of the offense and was able to score in numerous ways by either attacking the rim with ease or pulling up from the midrange. Pryor was one of the leaders for his PSAT squad in route to both of their victories on the day coming against Atascocita and Bellaire. Devon has a very bright future and will only continue to improve as the season continues on!
Josh Akpovwa Josh Akpovwa 6'7" | C Katy Seven Lakes | 2023 State TX – Seven Lakes (2023)
Josh was by far and away one of the most dominant posts in attendance this weekend at the Tune Up. He made his opponents look small on defense whenever he was under the rim and he showed tremendous vertical to dunk over the top of matchups and draw the and-1 foul in the same possession. Josh also showed great precision from the free throw line, converting on many of his three point play opportunities. His defense was also impressive as he averaged probably about 5-6 blocks per contest and was clutch in coming away with many hard fought rebounds for his squad. Akpovwa recently announced he will be playing Division 1 basketball at University of Incarnate Word, so it will be exciting to see him continue hooping at the collegiate level!
O’Marion Harvey O’Marion Harvey 6'6" | SF St. Francis Episcopal | 2025 State TX – St. Francis Episcopal (2025)
Harvey was exceptional at putting on a display of his athletic abilities at the scrimmages on Saturday, not hesitating to reach deep into his bag of moves and score the ball when needed. O’Marion has shown a lot of promise recently as one of the top players in the class of 2025 and balling out at tournaments this summer with his St. Francis squad. He has proved he is a marksman from behind the 3 point line, making an overwhelming amount of his jumpers and is also able to attack the basket and finish even with contact. His length also comes in great handy on defense where it allows him to easily swat away shots and steal the ball from his matchups. Harvey will be a big key for his St Francis squad this season in their ability to win close contests as he will be a big difference maker wherever he plays.
Jachai Cantave- Atascocita (2026)
Jachai was a major playmaker for his Eagles squad this weekend on Saturday. He showed great ease driving and dishing the ball out to shooters for easy assists as well as ability to knock down open jumpers from the midrange and beyond the arc. Cantave has always been impressive whenever I have watched him play and despite his young age, continues to be one of the top players for a deep Atascocita team this year and will be able to make a major impact on his teammates through both his play on the court and his never give up attitude. Jachai is able to often easily size up his defender and get to the rim as well as displaying impressive lateral quickness on the defensive end of the court.