Posted On: 05/13/19 4:46 PM
The Prep Hoops Circuit Mayhem In The Plex was a massive success this past weekend in Fort Worth, Texas.
I took in the action for the three-day tournament at the main facility, Game On Sports Complex in Fort Worth, Texas.
Here’s a look at the top standouts that I saw.
Ricky Lujan (Onate/New Mexico D1 Ambassadors)
The confidence level and ballhandling ability that 2020 6’1″ New Mexico Onate guard Ricky Lujan plays with is super high. A true high IQ point man, Lujan gets everything going for his side. He has superb handles and can make shots with defenders in his face whether he’s spotting up or driving to the rack for a floater. In the 17U Platinum Final, Lujan had 16 points for the New Mexico D1 Ambassadors in an overtime loss to Team Speights. It was quite impressive considering Team Speights through everything they had including double teams against Lujan.
CJ Booker (Arlington Seguin/Texas Impact)
One of the young risers I was able to see this weekend was 2022 5’5″ Seguin guard CJ Booker. The confident smaller framed guard doesn’t shy away from the competition. In an 8 AM matchup against Team Foe 15U, Booker hit three 3’s in a row to cap the first half, all from the right part of the circle. He had 23 points in that game and added 29 points later in the day as well. This is a smart kid who is a good lead passer, sneaky stealer and a stellar outside shooter.
Jon’terrion Davis (Lincoln/Team Foe Select)
In a Saturday game against Dallas Showtyme Ballers, 2020 6’5″ Texas Lincoln forward Jon’terrion Davis was putting in the work. He had 14 points in the opening half to finish with 23 points. Davis is a nice mid-range shooter with a ton of energy and a strong upper body. He needs to get his legs bulkier and sometimes plays with too much aggression and emotion from previous plays. Regardless, this is a legitimate athlete who can make things happen in a hurry.
Sadaidriene Hall (Sulphur Springs/Dallas Showtyme Ballers)
2020 6’6″ Sulphur Springs forward Sadaidriene Hall is a fan favorite everywhere he goes. Between his bounce and hard work in the paint as a wing/undersized four, Hall is someone who does the little things that college coaches love. He had 15 points in a Saturday game against Team Foe Select. Hall is solid all-around. He can shoot the ball good enough and runs the floor wisely.
Parker Contiz & Troy Joseph (Team Speights)
Perhaps we should start hyping up Team Speights’ role players as the Bench Mob. Sharpshooter Parker Contiz made his debut with the main team after playing with the Speights black team previously. The 2020 6’3″ Seminole guard provided a slew of energy as a spot up shooter off quick passes and some tough takes at the rim. He was a consistent piece for the 17U Platinum champions. Fellow guard Troy Joseph was going to the rack often and drawing contact. The 2020 6’2″ Oxbridge guard is gritty and someone who loves to go inside for buckets.
Darrius Washington & Zach Barsalou (Texas Elite DJH5)
On Saturday, Texas Elite DJH5 took down Showtyme Ballers White behind two strong performances from 2020 pair Darrius Washington and Zach Barsalou. Washington, a 6’1″ Grand Prairie guard is a finesse passer, reliable shooter and strong presence. Washington is a true team player. Barsalou, a 6’4″ Dalhart forward is a long attacker who is a good mid-range jump shooter, inside piece and a high IQ prospect.