Posted On: 01/24/19 4:31 PM
We have decided to explain our reasoning behind the decisions made towards the top ten of the 2019 player rankings. Read to see why each player will be ranked at their particular spot.
10. Chris Harris Jr. Harris has been steady throughout his senior season. He dropped two spots because of the great play of two prospects that will be mentioned soon. The four-star guard still has shot the ball well and has cleaned the glass at a high rate. The sturdy guard will arrive in college and pick up where (former 3A state champion MVP) Admon Gilder left off.
9. Isaiah Stevens: Stevens has been on another level this season. He is putting up outstanding, efficient numbers while leading his team to victories (27-2) at the 6A level. The Colorado State signee is currently averaging 21 points per game, shooting just shy of 60 percent from the field, and a ridiculous 50 percent from three-point range. And if that is not enough, he is averaging five assists per game. Stevens moves up ten spots after previously being ranked nineteenth. However, his play this season has the staff seriously thinking that he could finish his senior year as the number point guard in the state.
8. Donovan Williams: “Stretch” is hands down the best player in Houston. He has performed well when it has mattered the most and will be a great fit within the Longhorn’s offense next season. Williams has had spectacular performances this season. Most notably his 32-point performance in an overtime loss to 6A favorite Denton Guyer.
7. Jalen Wilson: It is hard keeping Wilson steady within the rankings because he has added a lot to his bag offensively this season. He just happens to be apart of one of the most talented classes this state has seen since 2016. We love the way Wilson is shooting the ball from the midrange and downtown. His handle is slowly but surely getting tighter and he continues to make a presence on the glass. The four-star combo forward is truly a good get for the Wolverines.
6. De’Vion Harmon: Harmon has not had as an efficient of a senior season as he did his junior season. He is not shooting the three ball well and at times is not letting the game come to him. But, he still is the straw that stirs the drink for a nationally ranked team in Denton Guyer and has led the Wildcats to multiple noteworthy victories this season. He does this while also managing to score 20-plus in the majority of his games this season. The Oklahoma signee will be a solid point guard in the Big 12, but he must let the game come to him and not force any action on the court.
5. Will Baker: Baker is one of three prospects (in the state) who were snubbed of a burger boy slot. He drops a spot because of the senior campaign of a four-star prospect pushing five-star status. Nevertheless, the five-star is still a seven-footer who can torch a defense with his perimeter shooting. He will be a solid floor-spacing pick-and-pop option in the Big 12 next year and possibly at the highest level for years to come.
4. Jahmi’us Ramsey: Ramsey has returned back to Texas on a mission to prove that he is the best player in the state. He has put together a number of eye-popping performances against the state’s best players and high school teams. Ramsey is on the cusp of becoming a five-star prospect and was also snubbed of making the McDonald’s All-American Game. His play has generated a lot of buzz and being that he is the best prospect to ever land at Texas Tech, Chris Beard will look for him to make an instant impact on both ends at Lubbock next fall.
3. Drew Timme: Timme will be a great college basketball player once he arrives in Spokane, Washington. The Gonzaga signee is our favorite to win player of the year in the state of Texas. He also is the last of the three players snubbed of a burger boy slot. The five-star big man has put his Pearce Mustangs on his back each time he has stepped on the court and has either led them to victories or close defeats. He has consistently stuffed each category of the stat sheet every night and will continue to in order to get Pearce to the promise land.
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2. Samuell Williamson: This was the toughest decision of the rankings as a whole. Samuell has had as dominant of a first semester as anybody in the country. He has been automatic from the perimeter, a beast scoring inside, and has also impacted the game with his passing, rebounding and shot blocking. We decided to keep him at the number two spot to see if he can keep up this high level of play or if he will slow down. But it’s safe to say that right now the Louisville signee is looking like a future pro.
1. Tyrese Maxey: Maxey still holds the title as the number one senior in the state. He squeezed by Williamson because of his resume and stellar senior season up to this point. However, Williamson is coming for that title and Maxey will need to play with the same level of intensity he did as a junior to continue his reign.