Posted On: 11/22/18 6:22 PM
When many high school basketball fans think about The Colony High School, they think about two of the three future NBA athletes pictured above (Deron Williams to the left and Bracey Wright to the right). Rodney Johnson’s Big Tuesday was held at The Colony High School on November 20. With this, The Cougars were granted the last showcase game of night facing the Lions of McKinney High School. The Colony won the game 70-56 and there were a few Cougars who definitely stood out in my eyes. Here are the players you should look out for on this talented and underrated Cougar squad this upcoming season.
The unsigned senior guard will be relied upon to run the show this season. He is more comfortable at the two guard spot and will need to improve handling the ball under pressure, finding the open man, and making his teammates better. Gerren has a strong body who loves scoring through contact in the paint. He can step out and hit the spot up three and will be prospect coaches will love to have because of his great basketball frame.
The state ranked sophomore displayed a nice stroke from beyond the arc off the catch. He plays at his own pace and finds open spots from deep to catch and fire. Tay must improve his motor and look to help Okpoh more on the boards for this team to make a deep run. He knocked down four threes Tuesday night.
Bryce was all above the rim in the game Tuesday night. He gets off the floor really well and finishes lobs and dump off passes with explosive two hand slams. He is undersized at the four-spot and will need to improve his shot from 15-17 feet. However, he provides energy and will be a productive big at the Division I level. Okpoh will be signing late and is currently getting recruited by Austin Peay, DePaul, Western Michigan and many more.
I knew the small and confident guard was a deadeye shooter coming in. However, I was surprised by how skilled he was a facilitator. He uses his speed and craftiness to break down and get by defenders to set up his teammates for easy buckets.Luis made a great play when he spun by a defender and lobbed the ball up to Bryce Okpoh for the alley-oop slam. He did not shoot it well Tuesday night, but he showed that he can impact the game in other ways.