Posted On: 11/19/18 8:00 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 C of the classic and detail how they did in the showcase games.
The unsigned senior guard has a great basketball body and was cooking from the midrange all weekend. Karlyn was a consistent scorer for the Warriors. He gave each opposing team they faced all they could handle with his ability to score off one and two dribble pull-ups. He did not have a great summer, but he is really turning it up for his last year of high school basketball. If he keeps up this level of play, he will make his way right into the top 100 portion of the 2019 rankings.
Austin had some solid scoring performances for the Bobcats. He has a pretty jumpshot that he can get off from deep at almost anytime he wants. However, I would like to see him play with more of a chip on his shoulder. He is Byron Nelson’s best offensive asset, but he does not display the usual aggression a player in his position should. Austin is an elite shooter, but could also be a labeled as a “bucket-getter” if he improves his ball handling and looked to play with more of a scorers mentality.
Jayden’s ability to create easy scores for others is why the Vikings can compete with UIL schools and be one the top teams in TAPPS 6A. He took great care of the ball and saw the floor really well. The small guard also had a pretty confident stroke from deep. He will give the Vikings a good shot at the TAPPS state title and looks to be a good get for East Texas Baptist University.