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Posted On: 10/25/18 6:00 AM
The 9th annual Houston Area Basketball Coaches Association (HABCA) Shootout. I watched games at the Salem Community Center Location in Tomball, TX. Every team played a total of 5 games. Each game ran a 20 minute continuous running clock. As I stood between the two courts to examine the players and their competition. Here is a list of a couple of prospects who stood out. I would like to give a big thank you to the Alodia Basketball staff for running a smooth event.
Anthony “AJ” Ferguson Jr. 6’2″ SG 2021 Cypress Park High School (Cypress,TX).
He was able to take his man off the dribble every time. Finished well in the paint. Shot the ball well from behind the arc. He was very active on the defensive side of the ball altering shots, quick hands to get steals, and cutting off his defender. AJ scoring ability will be key for a lot of Cypress Park wins this year. This will be the first year Varsity Season for the school. He is a D1 mid-major/low-major/D2 prospect.
Pierce Spencer 6’2 SG 2020 Lake Creek High School (Montgomery,TX).
Runs point for his high school team. He penetrated the lane very well and finished on every attempt at the rim despite the contact. He played very solid on ball defense as well. Pierce is a deadly shooter from behind the arc, and once he gets hot goodnight. He will also lead his team for their first Varsity Basketball season. He is a D1 mid-major/low-major prospect.
Omar Kaniche 5’10 PG 2020 Memorial High School (Houston,TX).
Very head strong point guard with super high floor awareness. A one man press breaker at times. Controls the offense and sets up his teammates well. Utilized his defenders positioning to his offensive strengths. Threw a lot of no look passes that was on the dime. Looking forward to watch his progression over the season. He is a D2/D3 prospect.
Travis Phelps 6’4″ WF 2019 Alvin High School (Alvin,TX).
Displayed an inside/outside game. He played above the rim at times. Was super active on the boards. Play’s solid defense both on ball and off ball playing gaps and passing lanes well. Travis plays with a lot of intensity and a chip on his shoulder .He will be vital during the season for Alvin in tight games. He is a solid D3/NAIA prospect has the physical strength to play the Four.
Brian Lee 6’2″ PG 2020 Alvin High School (Alvin,TX).
Solid point guard with long arms that is active on defense. He shot the ball very well from all over the floor. Has a high release on his shot. He is very talkative on the floor and on the bench. Brian tried to put a defender in the rim in each game that he played. He will be the key to success for Alvin High School this season. He could be a D1 low-major/D2 prospect.
Jackson Voyles 6’2″ WG 2020 Memorial High School (Houston,TX).
Physical guard that takes the ball to the rim aggressively every possession. He is also very active on the boards for his height. He hustles the entire game getting after all loose balls. Seems to always be in the right spot at the right times. He is a D3/NAIA prospect.