Posted On: 11/27/18 4:42 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: South Garland, Silsbee, and Vashon (MO).
Tyrese Maxey / 6’4″ / SG / South Garland / 2019
For some weird reason, there has been uncertainty about who the number one player in the state is. I have no clue why because I do not think it is a question. Tyrese Maxey consistently produces night in and night out against the best competition. He continued to backup his number one status with two 25-point plus performances this weekend. The top ten nationally ranked guard played just as well defensively as he did on the offensive end. John Calipari knows he has the best shooting guard in the country and even wanted him to reclass so he could be a Wildcat at this moment. Therefore, there should not be any question on who holds the number one spot in the state.
Final Stats vs. Silsbee: 33 points, six rebounds, and two steals
Final Stats vs. Vashon (MO): 26 points, four rebounds, and four blocks
Chris Harris Jr. / 6’3″ / SG / South Garland / 2019
The physical guard did not shoot it as well from the perimeter as I am used to seeing. However, he still scored at a high-rate and made his impact elsewhere with his willingness to crash the glass, make the correct pass, and finish strong under the rim. Defensively, the future Aggie played the passing lanes well. His willingness to do the dirty work will be key in the Colonels’ dreams of making a return to San Antonio.
Final Stats vs. Silsbee: 30 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists
Final Stats vs. Vashon (MO): 16 points and eight rebounds
Jordyn Adams / 6’4″ / SG / Silsbee / 2019
Jordyn had a great performance on Friday. His slash-and-score ability was on display. He scored in the paint by attacking off the wing, playing with his back to the basket, and getting out in the open floor in transition play. He made some athletic plays above the rim off one-foot that had the crowd hype. The Austin Peay signee also was stroking it from deep. He has a high arching release on his confident jumper. Safe to say the Governors are getting a steal with the former Baylor commit arriving on campus next summer.
Final Stats vs. South Garland: 33 points and three rebounds
Braelon Bush / 5’6″ / PG / Silsbee / 2020
Jordyn’s bearded backcourt partner also put up solid scoring numbers on Friday. The small, strong, and tough guard did not back down from the competition. Braelon was locked in defensively and has deep range on his shot. His shot selection is very questionable, but when he is raining jumpers from NBA range, he is exciting to watch.
Final Stats vs. South Garland: 24 points and two steals
Cam’Ron Fletcher / 6’6″ / SF / Vashon (MO) / 2019
Cam’Ron was all over the floor trying to make things happen on both ends. The nationally ranked wing made a favorable impression. He was exciting to watch in transition as he finished with multiple dunks. He also was highly active on the defensive end. Cam’Ron used his long arms to bother opponents as he was on top of Vashon’s 1-2-2 press. He seized the opportunity with John Calipari in attendance to see Tyrese Maxey. Look for him to continue to rise in the national rankings because of his athleticism, defensive tenacity, and tremendous upside.
Final Stats vs. South Garland: 22 points, nine rebounds, and two steals