Cy Hoops Invitational: Stars on The Rise
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This will be the 2nd article of the week covering top performers at the Cy Hoops Invitational. In the last article, we looked at breakout combo guards who took over the tournament with their on court ability to influence the…
This will be the 2nd article of the week covering top performers at the Cy Hoops Invitational. In the last article, we looked at breakout combo guards who took over the tournament with their on court ability to influence the outcome of games. This article will take us deeper into depth on prospects who upped their stock big time on Saturday afternoon.
Jamari Alexander- Harker Heights High School (2023)
Jamari played a huge role in the Knights blowout 73-33 win over Klein High School. Alexander facilitated the offense and was the main scorer for his team, dropping 20 points in the process. Jamari shows great ability to knock down heavily contested jumpers and is exceptional at keeping his teammates involved at all times while on the court. Jamari was great at hitting shots from long range and getting to the rim at will. Jamari will continue to step into a big leader role this year for Harker Heights and he is part of our featured image this week.
David Punch- Harker Heights High School (2024)
David was one of the best big men in this tournament in my opinion, running all over the court doing all the dirty work for his squad. In their game against Klein, he had about 7 or 8 blocks as well as 13 points and l2 rebounds coming up just shy of a triple double. David will continue to make his case known as one of the more underrated big men in Texas and will put people on notice. He has also made an appearance in our featured image of the week for his impressive play in a dominating win. David is quite adept at making the extra pass out to shooters as well when doubled in the post. Many of his points came from offensive putbacks and he was able to box opponents out and finish under the basket at an efficient rate.
– Dickinson High School (2024)
Qasim played a huge role in the Gator’s high scoring offense in a blowout win over Waxahachie on Saturday. He was efficient at driving to the basket and then dishing off a quick pass to an open teammate for an easy bucket and he was also impressive with his lateral quickness on defense, always staying in front of his opponent and playing physical. Qasim caused several steals that resulted in him getting points off fastbreak layups and even threw up a couple alley oops to teammatetowards the end of the contest! Qasim will only continue to improve as the season goes on, ending his teams game with a total of 18 points and 7 assists, demonstrating excellent court vision.
Kyle Morgan- Summer Creek High School (2023)
Kyle was the marksman for his team from three point range in a statement win over Shadow Creek, hitting about 5 threes in the contest and getting to his spot in the corner on offense. He would often set an off ball screen for a teammate, then roll to the corner and when the defense would fail to respect his shot, he would make sure they paid dearly for it. I also love Kyle’s brand of defense as he lets his play do the talking and he has quick hands also which allow him to play the passing lane for steals and convert on several fastbreak opportunities. Kyle is well respected by his teammates and this allows him to play a leader like role both on and off the court. Kyle will look to gather collegiate offers as he continues through his senior year with this impressive play!