Posted On: 11/13/18 1:53 PM
Avery Anderson III / 6’2″/ SG / Justin Northwest / 2019
The four-star guard was the only bright spot for Northwest in their loss to the DeSoto Eagles. He scored off pull-up jumpers and sliced and diced his way to the rim and finished. At times, the Oklahoma State commit made head-scratching plays by trying to force the action with his dribble or passes. But in the end, he was the main reason why the Texans were able to make a late game push. His team fell short of the victory but Anderson finished with a game-high 24 points.
R.J. Hampton / 6’4″/ SG / Little Elm / 2020
If you wanted to find the highly touted combo guard in the first half, all you had to do was look at the rim. It looks as if R.J. has gained more bounce since I last seen him in July. He did not shoot the ball from deep as well as usual, but he definitely stood out on the other side of the floor. He made life very difficult for Samuell Williamson using his long arms and quick hands to poke the ball loose, deflect passes, and force turnovers. He stayed in front of his man and proved that he is more than just an offensive juggernaut. The five-star guard finished with 25 points in the loss to Rockwall.
Jarius Hicklen / 6’1″/ SG / DeSoto / 2019
Jarius played even better than he did Friday night. He was clicking offensively by scoring on all three levels. Hicklen is clearly unfazed by the defense when looking to score. He is comfortable knocking down contested jumpers inside the arc off the bounce. The confident scorer fished with 22 points and earned the victory against one of the state’s best 5A teams in Justin Northwest.