Posted On: 09/30/20 11:59 PM

After a lot of uncertainty about the summer basketball season, prospects were finally allowed the opportunity to showcase just how much they’ve improved and how much potential they have. Several players were expected to make big leaps in the rankings this summer going into their sophomore seasons, here are a few of those recruits that rose in the ranks and will continue to rise during the high school season.

Carmelo AdkinsCarmeloAdkins6'4" | SGKeller Fossil Ridge | 2023StateTX | Shooting Guard | Keller Fossil Ridge | Stock RIse: 60 to 20 |
Pure bucket getter, knockdown catch-and-shoot player with a natural smooth stroke, and a quick high release. Adkins is coming off of a season where he averaged 10 points per game as a freshman. He displays great scoring instincts, whenever the ball touches his hands he immediately looks for an opportunity to score, always knowing exactly when to drive the lane, when to pull-up, and when to catch and shoot. Carmelo’s IQ is noteworthy as well, he has a strong knack for finding flaws in the defense and exploiting them. I think it’s safe to say that Carmelo AdkinsCarmeloAdkins6'4" | SGKeller Fossil Ridge | 2023StateTX | Shooting Guard | Keller Fossil Ridge | Stock RIse: 60 to 20 | Pure bucket getter, knockdown catch-and-shoot player with a natural smooth stroke, and a quick high release. Adkins is coming off of a season where he averaged 10 points per game as a freshman. He displays great scoring instincts, whenever the ball touches his hands he immediately looks for an opportunity to score, always knowing exactly when to drive the lane, when to pull-up, and when to catch and shoot. Carmelo’s IQ is noteworthy as well, he has a strong knack for finding flaws in the defense and exploiting them. I think it’s safe to say that Carmelo AdkinsCarmeloAdkins6'4" | SGKeller Fossil Ridge | 2023StateTX is going to become a true scoring specialist as time goes on. T’Johnn BrownT’JohnnBrown6'0" | PGSouth Garland | 2023StateTX | Point Guard | South Garland High School | Stock Rise: 30 to 16 | Brown is officially ranked as the top point guard in Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He showed a lot of promise throughout the school year and throughout the summer, his skills have continued to develop in every aspect of the game. He’s a true all-around point guard with high-level court vision, elite awareness, creative ball-handling skills, a reliable jump shot, crafty slashing instincts, and a great defensive presence. T’Johnn BrownT’JohnnBrown6'0" | PGSouth Garland | 2023StateTX is about to have another big year at South Garland High School this season. | Riley ShoreRileyShore6'5" | SGProsper Rock Hill | 2023StateTX | Shooting Guard | Prosper Rock Hill | Stock Rise: 55 to 50 |  Riley ShoreRileyShore6'5" | SGProsper Rock Hill | 2023StateTX is on his way to becoming the best shooter of his class in the state. He’s mastering the art of the jump shot, his mechanics are fluid, his touch is soft, his release is quick, his feet and shoulders are squared with the basket at all times, and his elevation along with his height allows him to get his shot off over any contesting defender. Shore doesn’t always need the ball to be effective, he uses screens well and makes hard, sharp cuts in order to get open. Riley is also able to make quick moves off the bounce to get to his spots in the mid-range for a pull-up jumper. Riley ShoreRileyShore6'5" | SGProsper Rock Hill | 2023StateTX is as consistent as they come and is a true threat to put the ball in the hoop at any moment.  Drew SteffeDrewSteffe6'5" | SGFrisco Memorial | 2023StateTX | Shooting Guard | Frisco Memorial | Stock Rise: 10 to 6 | If you haven’t heard of Drew SteffeDrewSteffe6'5" | SGFrisco Memorial | 2023StateTX you must be living under a rock, he’s one of the best and most pure basketball players in the country. Steffe has an incredibly sick crossover that is highly effective, and a beautiful stroke with great consistency, balance, and elevation. He also plays with phenomenal enthusiasm and a true love for the game. Drew SteffeDrewSteffe6'5" | SGFrisco Memorial | 2023StateTX has been making his case for a top 5 spot in the state and he’s on his way to making that a reality. 

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