Posted On: 01/24/19 12:00 PM
The five players featured in this article are the ones who made the biggest leaps within the top 100 of the 2019 rankings.
Alec Grandstaff • 6’2″ • SG • Rockwall (84 Spots Moved)
The reason why: Grandstaff has been lights out from deep all season. Its as if he is shooting with a new level of confidence. The recent McNeese State commit has simply shot his way into Division I status. Look for him to add to his game as he is more comfortable putting the ball on the floor than ever before.
Keaston Willis • 6’2″ • SG • Sulphur Springs (52 Spots Moved)
The reason why: Willis has been on a scoring tear this season. He is an effortless shot creator with sneaky explosion. After three impressive games of scoring the basketball, Incarnate Word extended an offer. Two months later, Willis accepted and will be looked upon for instant offense at either guard spot next fall.
Isaiah Crawford • 6’5″ • SF • North Crowley (50 Spots Moved)
The reason why: Crawford is the leading scorer on a top-five ranked North Crowley team that is playing great basketball. He scores quietly and finishes with ease in the paint. The unsigned forward plays with great pace and at times will display high level athleticism.
Trey Tennyson • 6’3″ • SG • Mansfield Timberview (46 Spots Moved)
Tennyson’s move from powerhouse Mansfield Timberview to Mansfield Legacy looks to have worked out tremendously. The senior sharpshooter is allowed to do more within the offense at his new school and it has resulted in him averaging 22 points per game. The Central Connecticut State signee has been on a tear scoring the rock and will look to keep up the consistent play as the postseason rolls around.
Jarius Hicklen • 6’2″ • SG • DeSoto (42 Spots Moved)
The reason why: DeSoto rarely has a primary scorer because Head Coach Chris Dyer always has preaches “team basketball.” However, Hicklen has scored at a high rate while also playing within the offense. The wiry guard has been a consistent scorer that has converted on good shot opportunities (from the midrange and downtown) off the dribble. He currently holds offers from Oklahoma Baptist and UT-Tyler.