Director’s Cut: Texas Edition (Part 1)


Posted On: 06/8/18 10:20 AM

As the first half of the grassroots season comes to a close we wanted to touch base with programs directors and coaches to see how things went during April and May. These articles aim to provide updates on the teams as well as under the radar players or the kids who are on track to have a big July.


Crab5 Elite 

Crab5 Elite is one of the newest sponsored programs in Texas. Michael Crabtree of the Ravens is their sponsor. The team is made up of super athletic players with lots of upside. When you say under the radar I believe Crab5 Elite is full of those type of players on the roster seeing them this Spring. It will be a busy July for Crab5 Elite!

July Schedule

July 6-8 Prep Hoops Finale – Oklahoma City, OK

July 11-14 Elite 32 – Atlanta, GA

July 18-22 GASO – Duncanville, TX

July 26-29 Fab 48 – Las Vegas, NV

July 29-Aug 2 Last Call, Las Vegas, NV

Tristan Starks 2019 Guard

Starks is a very skilled guard that has the basketball IQ to play point guard, and a shot to play shooting guard. He can get to the rack easy and finish through contact. The versatility on defense of Starks helps him to be able to guard multiple positions. Starks rebounds good for a guard and makes the correct plays on offense. Something he is working on is to become more of a vocal leader.

Carius Key 2019 Point Guard

Key is a player with high basketball IQ. He is very versatile with the skills to play at the one or the two. On offense Key is a strong driver, shot blocker, and rebounder that also has a nice mid-range and outside shot. Defensively, he is one of the best on the team. Very unselfish and great team player.


S.T.A.T. Elite aims to have a monster July. They will get in a lot of practice reps leading into a big Summer. They have a talented crew that plays well together.

July Schedule

July 13-15 Jim Hicks GMI

July 19-22 Duncanville GASO

July 24-29 Fab 48 or Bigfoot hoops in Vegas

Durand Hill 2021 Point Guard

Hill is a floor general at Point Guard who can see the court very well. He leads the team in assist and steals. In a day and age when defense is not a priority for most Hill loves defense. He penetrates well to the basket Hill has a long body frame with quick feet. 

Jackson Reid 2021 Guard

Reid is a knockdown shooter and recently developed a good mid-range jumper. A scorer is a great way to describe his game from the Wing. He is versatile with the ball and can drive to the basket. Reid is progressing each time out on the basketball floor.