Prep Hoops Report: Old Faces in New Places

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Posted On: 10/12/18 9:12 PM

No Returning Starters or Coaches? No Problem.

Duncanville made a huge change in the summer by hiring Coach David Peavy Sr. who last year was coaching at Andy Dekaney High School located in Spring, TX. Duncanville knew that by hiring Coach Peavy, that is not all they would be receiving. Peavy also would be bringing his son, who just happens to be a four-star SF by the name of Micah Peavy (pictured above). Micah has definitely worked on his game since I last seen him in July. He is still finishing above the rim with ease, but is also comfortable handling the ball up the court and scoring in the mid-range.

Derek Luna

The nationally ranked talent does not end there for Duncanville. Four-star guard Jahmius Ramsey has also transferred in from Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. Jahmius can score in bunches but look for him to take on primary ball handling duties and help create for his talented teammates. Along with Peavy and Ramsey, comes Top 50 sharpshooter Derek Luna who transferred in from McAllen Rowe, where he scored over 1,000 points in his first two years of varsity play.

Austin Westlake and Tomball Concordia Lutheran Reload

Last year, four out of the five hoopers in Austin Westlake’s starting lineup had stars to their name. Three out of the four graduated and committed to high major schools. But, one of those starters still remain and its five-star seven-footer Will Baker. Baker will not be alone this season though because Westlake has reloaded through the high school transfer market adding three-star wing Darius McBride and four-star power forward K.J. Adams.

SMU commit Darius McBride

Darius McBride is coming in after three successful years at Leander Vista Ridge. He’ll provide the Chaps with consistent perimeter scoring this season. McBride is an athletic slasher who can also spot-up and knock down the open three. The SMU commit has a strong body and is very capable of finishing above the rim. Austin Westlake will have one of the best frontcourts in the country with the addition of K.J. Adams. Adams transfers in after spending his freshman season at Austin St. Andrew’s. He is a hybrid power forward with a strong body, perimeter skills, and elite athleticism. Needless to say, Westlake will be a problem again this season.

Evan Palmquist

Tomball Concordia Lutheran is the reigning TAPPS 6A State Champions. The only starter remaining from that squad is Sam Houston State commit Pierce Hellums. However, Crusader fans do not need to worry about the team’s success this year because they are favorites to repeat after adding 3 big time transfers in R.J. Keene, Evan Palmquist and Montavious Murphy. Keene transfers in from The Woodlands. The 2020 wing/forward brings size and will space the floor with his solid catch-and shoot ability from behind the arc. Palmquist comes in from Magnolia High School. The 2019 shooting guard adds another 3-level perimeter scorer to compliment Hellums. He has great size for his position and holds a Division I offer from NJIT. Montavious Murphy is a stretch-four who is ranked in the country for his position. The Kansas State commit plays physical battling for position to grab rebounds off the glass on both sides, while also having the ability to stretch the floor and knock down 3 point jumpers. He will be a mismatch problem for nearly all schools come district play and there on.

The Lone Star State Welcomes a Four-Star

Gerald Doakes plays high school ball in Texas now and he more than likely will turn heads during his time in the Lone Star State. Doakes is a native of Arkansas and moves in after spending his first two years at Jacksonville Lighthouse and Jacksonville High School. The four-star guard will be a great addition to the Milby backcourt along with state-ranked 2021 point guard Will Young. Be on the lookout for this explosive 6’2″ shooting guard.