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Posted On: 11/18/18 10:16 AM
The Northwest Classic held at Justin Northwest High School featured some talented teams that have a chance to qualify for playoffs and make deep runs. In this article, we highlight the top prospects from the teams in Pool B of the classic and detail how they did in the showcase games.
Hayden Brittingham / 6’4″ / PF / Crowley / 2020
The Cowboys might not be contenders for the playoffs, but Hayden is able to keep them in games with his athleticism and play around the basket. He is a linebacker-built forward who gets off the floor really well to play above the rim. He finished a lot of his attempts in the paint, drew plenty of fouls, and converted at the charity stripe. Hayden has a Division I chance if he ups his motor and values rebounds. His willingness to clean the glass will earn him the offers he desires.
Killeen Shoemaker Wolves
J’Wan Roberts / 6’8″ / PF / Killeen Shoemaker / 2019
The Houston commit played big for the Wolves this weekend. Shoemaker worked their offense through him plenty of times and it resulted in easy scores. Roberts’ defensive awareness sets him apart of from the rest. He is a polished rim protector that is skilled in timing his blocks. His athleticism was also fun to watch as he made eye-opening plays above the rim.
Ta’Veon Sevaaetasi / 5’11” / PG / Killeen Shoemaker/ 2019
The success of this Wolves’ team will be on Ta’Veon’s shoulders. He is capable of seeing the floor and scoring in the paint by finishing through contact. The unsigned senior also displayed that he can bang and post up smaller and weaker guards to score. However, he takes risks and can sometimes forces the action when he does not need to. If he values the basketball consistently, the Wolves will make it out of Central Texas and have a great shot at a deep run in the postseason.
Jalen Childs / 6’0″ / SG / Killeen Shoemaker / 2019
Jalen is a solid off guard who is a long ball threat. He gets great elevation on his shot and will cash in if he is in rhythm. I was also impressed with his ability to defend on the perimeter. The unsigned needs to work on his ball-handling under pressure, but he is definitely one who coaches need to put their eye on.