Thanksgiving Hoopfest Player Recaps (Part II)

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Posted On: 11/25/18 8:48 PM

The 10th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest hosted by Glenn Smith was held this weekend at Duncanville High School. The two-day event truly brought out the best of the best and contributor Brandon Jenkins was on bored to catch it all. He will recapping the best players on each team. This article highlights: Houston Christian, Prestonwood Christian Academy, Sulphur Springs, and Dallas Woodrow Wilson.

Prestonwood Christian Academy

C.J. Stephens / 6’2″ / PG / Prestonwood Christian Academy / 2019

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The unsigned senior played big for the Lions in the loss. He displayed his scoring ability and tendency to break down defenders to pull up and score in the mid range. C.J. had a great showing and hit a big time three to tie the game with under 13 seconds remaining.

Final Stats vs. Sulphur Springs: 18 points 

 

Jacob Millhouse / 6’0″ / SG / Prestonwood Christian Academy / 2021

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Prestonwood has a nice young sophomore in Millhouse. He was a kick-out target who took advantage of open opportunities from deep. Millhouse will be another guard I will keep my eye on during district play. His play could be key in the Lions’ making another deep run in TAPPS playoffs.

Final Stats vs. Sulphur Springs: 13 points

 

Sulphur Springs

Xavier Cork / 6’9″ / C / Sulphur Springs / 2019

Cork’s stock is staying steady. He had an impressive summer and was displaying the same level of play on Saturday. He ran the floor, showed great hands, was active on the glass, and finished around the rim. Cork is not raw but like many bigs these days, he needs to add strength to his thin but wiry, strong frame. His rebounding presence for the Wildcats came into play when he scored the game winning putback layup in their showcase game.

Final Stats vs. Prestonwood Christian Academy: 15 points 

 

Keaston Willis / 6’2″ / SG / Sulphur Springs / 2019

Keaston had a great showing Saturday morning. He is a confident shooter off the the dribble from the mid range and three-point line. The unsigned senior was grooving in the third quarter where he hit three straight trey balls off of pullups when bringing the ball up the court. He was also solid finding his teammates off the screen and roll. Keaston has been killing it throughout the start of his senior season and his efforts earned himself his first Division I offer from Incarnate Word.

Final Stats vs. Prestonwood Christian Academy: 22 points 

Houston Christian 

Noah Kon / 6’1″ / PG / Houston Christian / 2021

The sophomore seems to have taking on the scoring load and more of a leadership role with Sahvir Wheeler sidelined with a knee injury. Noah is at his best when attacking the cup. He can force the action and issue at times by going nowhere when slashing, but he still is an athletic guard who is capable of making things happen offensively.

Final Stats vs. Woodrow Wilson: 16 points

 

Dallas Woodrow Wilson

Richard Amaefule / 6’8″ / PF Woodrow Wilson / 2020

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Richard Amaefule is one that I have had my eye on because of his four-star grade. When I look at him, he always shows a few flashes of what he can become. The Wildcats’ new transfer is comfortable attempting shots in the midrange and has great defensive awareness. Now, it is about putting it all together.

Final Stats vs. Houston Christian: 17 points, five rebounds, and two blocks

Eduardo Andre / 6’10” / C Woodrow Wilson / 2020

Eduardo is another raw big man who has tools within his lengthy body and shooting touch. However, his strength and aggressiveness has always left me with a bad taste because they were the foundation for his weaknesses. He displayed on Saturday that his aggression was not a problem as he looked to take advantage of his height mismatches. His strength which impacts his finishing still needs improvement, but if he can keep utilizing his length on both ends in all aspects, he will be fine as a prospect.

Final Stats vs Houston Christian: 14 points and nine rebounds