Pre-Season 2025 Forwards to Know (1/2)
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Sebastian Williams-Adams Sebastian Williams-Adams 6'8" | PF St. John's | 2025 State #35 Nation TX 2025 6’8 St. Johns High School Sebastian is one of the most special prospects in the 2025 class due to his perfect blend of athleticism,…
2025 6’8 St. Johns High School
Sebastian is one of the most special prospects in the 2025 class due to his perfect blend of athleticism, size and demeanor that he plays with on the court. I was very impressed with his footwork and agility at his size and age, he calmly was able to get to his spots and get into moves that were comfortable for him. This summer was massive for him, dominating competition in the EYBL circuit and showing off his ability to score across all three levels of the floor. He showed a natural ability to score off the bounce by getting to the rim or calmly scoring in the mid-range. Where he really stood out however, was his ability to affect the game defensively. He came up with blocks and rebounds through the entire two games that I watched him play in. He high-pointed the ball well, and always seem to collect the ball with two hands. He was not just affecting things on the interior, he closed out hard on shooters and got a few deflections by simply getting his hands up. He has tremendous footwork for his age, allowing him to stay in front of smaller and quicker guards on the perimeter.
John Clark 2025 6’8 Klein Cain High School
John’s name is going to quickly rise in the rankings this year, he is a supremely athletic forward who can dominate from the perimeter, or play the traditional five role and anchor your team’s defense. He is great at high pointing the ball as he collects rebounds or protects the rim. I was very impressed to watch him work defensively, routinely blocking shots by simply staying vertical. His size is a tremendous asset for him, and he uses his blend of strength to out work his opponents as he boxes them out and seals them off on both ends of the court. Offensively, he runs the floor hard, both with and without the basketball for easy rim running opportunities. He displayed an impressive and confident handle for his size, going behind the back and crossing over a defender in the open court. His skill in the open court is a real weapon, and his opponents are terrified to step in front of that freight train! He loves to push the tempo after a defensive rebound, whether that is with his handle or his outlet pass. I was very impressed with his post moves, showing off a high level drop step that he used to split two defenders, as well as a soft bunny hook.
2025 6’7 Bellaire High School
Anthony is a sharp shooting stretch four who is ready to be on everyone’s radar over the next few years. He andform a dynamic duo at the wing and forward spot, and with both of them able to play outside in or inside out, they are a real weapon to attack any defense. He is a very polished shooter for his size and age, I was very surprised to watch him knock down shots from all over the arc when given time to set his feet. He has a high release point which makes it difficult for defenders to guard him. He can truly get it done from all three levels of the floor, and protect the rim on the other end. He loves acting as the trailer man as his aggressive guards attack the rim and swing the ball out to him from atop the key. Andrews even showed an ability to get into some tough post fade aways and jump hooks. When he needs to clean it up on the glass he can with ease. He is an aggressive rebounder who makes it a priority to box out his man on both ends of the floor. As he continues to get older and play more I am fully expectant of him to continue to develop as a defensive anchor, and how routinely he is able to reject shots in the paint, and defend quicker guards and wings on the perimeter!
2025 6’8 Dallas Hillcrest High School
Jed-Ethan is a special prospect with all of the tools to find success at the next level. His team found success through him chasing rebounds around every inch of the court, and outworking stronger bigs down low. I was very impressed with his ability to finish on the interior, and how he used his energy to time up rebounds and tip ins. On the defensive end of the court, he is a great rim protector and can jump multiple times to affect his opponent’s shot. He is smart at cutting off his opponents driving angles, and forces them to pass out of their shot. He has good post control allowing him to finish with consistency at the rim. His ability to anchor his team’s defense as he continues to develop his offensive game is going to be something to keep tabs on! Nansha is a high level forward who is going to make some noise this year after producing at a very high level all summer. Do not be surprised when his name POPS this season!
Vonte Sanders 2025 6’7 Sherman High School
Vonte seems to be a kid that is still growing vertically, while adding skill and athleticism to his already impressive frame. His skill with a live dribble is already at a very high level, and it allows him to get up and down the court with ease. His impressive frame and athleticism allows him to defend any position as well, using his quick moving feet to stay in front of smaller guards on the perimeter, and then cleaning up the glass and rejecting shots down low. He has all of the tools to become an elite 4 at the next level with his switch-ability and affect the game from the perimeter and his ability to get into the paint. I was blown away with his ability to do it all on every facet of the game on both ends of the floor. This summer I got to watch him show off his versatility, scoring in a variety of ways from down low early in the game, and then transitioning and dominating on the perimeter. He has enough ball skills to play alongside another forward, and enough defensive awareness to anchor your defense as well.