Posted On: 10/11/18 1:10 AM
While all Texas-based websites are playing it safe and leaving you short with "watch lists", we have decided to take a risk and drop a Top 25 "Diaper Dandy" ranking. We won't go too into depth in analysis because all of these prospects have not even played their first official high school basketball game yet. However, there is an important topic that has caused an uproar amongst numerous media scouts and grassroots coaches. Many want to know who should be credited with the title of the number 1 player in the state for the class of 2022. Four names come to mind when this topic emerges: Bryce Griggs, Tre White, Jordan Walsh and Colin Smith (pictured above).
The case for Bryce is his resume. The elite PG played 2 years above his age level and was the best player on the court the majority of the time. He has a mature game and is very fun to watch. Just ask James Harden, who has attended to a couple of his games.
Bryce Griggs The case for Bryce is his resume. The elite PG played 2 years above his age level and was the best player on the court the majority of the time. He has a mature game and is very fun to watch. Just ask James Harden, who has attended to a couple of his games. Tre White The case for Tre is his size and skill-level. He is a 6'5" 3-level scorer who has been currently & consistently producing at a high-level during the fall season. Tre scores from the perimeter off the bounce, has a strong body, and will play above the rim at times. He will immediately receive national attention, playing alongside top 5 junior in the country R.J. Hampton at Little Elm. Jordan Walsh The case for Jordan is production and upside. He is a skinny combo-forward who has shown the ability to play inside and out. Jordan is versatile in how he can handle the ball and initiate an offense, knock down shots from the outside, and finish above the rim in the paint. Defensively, he uses his length to irritate opponents. The prospect out of Faith Family Academy truly has a chance. The case for Colin is upside, upside, and most importantly upside. He is a player who has already gained his fair share of national attention. Colin is 6"7" pushing 6'8" and has a lot of tools in his bag that will help him succeed in the future. He is coming off a knee injury, but look for him to make noise on a talented SPC squad at Dallas St. Mark's. Colin holds early high major offers from Baylor, Georgetown, TCU, and Texas A&M. Our Decision We decided to go with Bryce Griggs because of his production on the 16U level. He will be leading a talented Fort Bend Hightower squad this season and will need to continue to produce and win to give himself a great chance of staying at the number one spot. It is not set and stone for the Houston native. Dallas cats Tre White and Colin Smith are definitely coming for his title. Cason Wallace Honorable Mention: I love Cason Wallace and his ability to play the game on both ends. He played well for Houston Hoops 15U in the NIKE Peach Jam and played a role in their quest to a championship. Cason will be the number 5 player in the state and will also be one to lookout for as he helps lead a young and solid Richardson squad. Cason is the brother of UTSA combo-guard and former 2017 Richardson standout Keaton Wallace.