Posted On: 01/31/21 11:58 PM

 Dallas/Fort Worth high school basketball in January was all about district play. Rival schools went at it and the state’s best teams went head-to-head each week. The month was jammed packed with action and thrilling games that went all the way down to the wire, highlight plays, some upset wins, along with several high scoring and breakout performances. These young prospects put on their best performances to begin the 2021 year on a high note. Here is a list of those top-performing players of the month in no specific order, just an acknowledgment of their outstanding play and achievements in January alone.

NameHeightPosition High SchoolClass OfStats/Notable Performances
Wade Taylor6'0Point GuardLancaster2021Surpassed 2,000 career points.

15 points, 4 assists, 3 steals vs Spruce

24 points, 3 steals vs Lake Highlands

31 points, 5 assists, 4 steals vs Dallas Kimball

30 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 steals vs South Oak Cliff
Keyonte George6'5Shooting GuardiSchool Lewisville202228 points (7 three-pointers) vs TLAP Academy

34 points (5 three-pointers), 7 rebounds, 3 steals vs AZ Compass Prep

37 points (3 three-pointers), 7 rebounds vs John Paul II

25 points, 4 rebounds vs St. Frances Academy

27 points, 5 steals vs Oak Hill Academy

17 points, 5 assists vs Spring Creek Academy

26 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals vs TACA Storm

27 points, vs Texas Christian
Cooper Sisco 6'4Shooting GuardFrisco Wakeland202130 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists vs Frisco Memorial

28 points (4 three-pointers), 7 rebounds, 4 assists vs Frisco

20 points, 8 rebounds vs Frisco Independence

34 points (5 three-pointers), 6 rebounds, 5 assists vs Frisco Memorial

25 points, 6 rebounds vs Frisco
Chandler Dickinson6'6ForwardRockwall-Heath2021Made 21 three-pointers in January.

24 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists vs Mesquite

36 points (5 three-pointers), 15 rebounds, 6 assists vs Tyler Legacy

39 points (7 three-pointers), 4 rebounds, 4 assists vs Dallas Skyline

31 points (3 three-pointers), 10 rebounds vs North Mesquite
Jovani Benae6'4Shooting GuardFrisco202119 points, 13 rebounds vs Frisco Centennial

17 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists vs Frisco Wakeland

22 points 4 assists, 2 steals vs Frisco Reedy

27 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists vs Frisco Reedy

25 points, 10 rebounds vs Lebanon Trail
Noah McDavid 6'5Shooting Guard/Small ForwardLake Highlands2021Reached 1,000 career points.

22 points vs Lancaster

24 points vs Irving Nimitz

23 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds vs Richardson

20 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals vs Irving

24 points, 4 rebounds vs Irving MacArthur

21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists vs Dallas Jesuit

23 points, 7 rebounds vs J.J. Pearce
Zuby Ejiofor6'8Power ForwardGarland2022Averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks per game throughout January.

21 points, 15 rebounds, 2 blocks vs North Garland

18 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks vs Sachse

22 points (9-10 FG), 8 rebounds, 2 blocks vs Rowlett

19 points, 10 rebounds, 6 blocks vs Wylie

19 points, 12 rebounds, 2 blocks vs Naaman Forest

20 points (8-9 FG), 15 rebounds, 4 blocks vs South Garland
TJ Burch 5'10Point GuardTrinity Christian (Cedar Hill)2023Scored a total of 174 points in January, averaging over 24 points per game.

26 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists vs Cornerstone Christian

36 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists vs Jenks

29 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals vs Dallas Thunder

28 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 steals vs Newman International Academy
Rytis Petraitis6'6Shooting GuardArlington Oak Ridge202149 points (14-20 FG, 20-26 FT), 22 rebounds, 8 assists, 6 steals vs DasCHE

23 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals vs Cistercian

23 points (14-16 FT), 7 rebounds, 3 steals vs Casady

19 points, 11 rebounds, 2 steals vs Episcopal School of Dallas

18 points, 13 rebounds, 5 steals, 2 blocks vs Parker-Tarrant HS
Alec Zambie6'6Small ForwardFort Worth Christian 202127 points, 16 rebounds vs Grapevine Faith Christian

21 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks vs Coram Deo Academy

8 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks vs Southwest Christian
Anthony Black 6'6Shooting Guard Coppell202223 points, 7 rebounds vs Flower Mound Marcus

11 points, 11 assists, 7 rebounds vs Plano West

24 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals vs Lewisville

20 points vs Plano East
Jacobi Lewis5'10Point GuardO.D. Wyatt2021Surpassed 1,000 points, & 500 assists for his high school career.

21 points, 5 assists, 2 steals vs North Side

17 points, 11 assists vs Saginaw

10 points, 11 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals vs South Hills

21 assists (School Record) vs North Side

26 points, 6 assists vs Trimble Tech
Finley Bizjack6'3Shooting GuardByron Nelson202321 points (3 three-pointers) vs Fossil Ridge

21 points vs Timber Creek

19 points vs Southlake Carroll

18 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists vs Keller

29 points vs V.R. Eaton
Devyn Franklin 6'8ForwardNorth Forney202222 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists vs West Mesquite

20 points, 16 rebounds, 4 steals vs Royse City

15 points vs Lake Highland

14 points, 15 rebounds vs Crandall

21 points (9-of-11 from the field), 7 rebounds 2 steals vs Royse City

14 points, 18 rebounds vs Poteet

13 points, 11 rebounds, 2 steals vs Forney
Drew Steffe6'6Shooting GuardFrisco Memorial202320 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists vs Frisco Heritage

19 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists vs Frisco Liberty

28 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals vs Frisco Wakeland

18 points vs Frisco Lonestar

15 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists vs Frisco

22 points, 4 rebounds vs Frisco Liberty

21 points, 4 rebounds vs Frisco Wakeland
Jeb Tobin 6'6Small ForwardBurleson-Centennial202122 points, 5 rebounds vs Mansfield Legacy

19 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals vs Burleson

19 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals vs Everman

21 points, 10 rebounds vs Mansfield Legacy

18 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists vs Crowley
Damon Nicholas Jr.6'4Shooting Guard/Small ForwardDuncanville202126 points, 12 rebounds vs Waco Midway

19 points, 6 rebounds vs Waxahachie

20 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals vs Cedar Hill

17 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals vs Mansfield

22 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals vs Waco
Beau Bragg6'6ForwardCrandall202122 points, 10 rebounds vs West Mesquite

25 points, 4 rebounds vs Royse City

14 points, 10 rebounds vs Poteet

23 points, 15 rebounds vs Forney
Nazir Brown 6'1Point GuardCoppell202233 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals vs Lewisville

23 points, 2 steals vs Plano Senior

21 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals vs Plano West

22 points, 4 assists, 3 steals vs Lewisville

26 points, 7 rebounds vs Flower Mound
Marcell McCreary6'5Shooting Guard/Small ForwardO.D. Wyatt2021Exceeded 1,000 career points.

16 points, 12 rebounds, 2 blocks vs North Side

18 points vs Trimble Tech

28 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks vs Saginaw

25 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals vs Southwest

19 points, 14 rebounds, 5 steals vs Poly

21 points, 9 rebounds, 6 steals vs South Hills

22 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals vs Arlington Heights

28 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals vs North Side
Robert "R.J." Jones6'4Shooting GuardDenton Braswell202318 points vs McKinney

24 points, (8-of-9 from the field) vs Prosper

19 points, 2 steals vs Allen

21 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists vs McKinney

24 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 blocks vs Little Elm
Justin McNelkan6'1GuardGrace Prep202215 points, 6 rebounds vs The Covenant School

17 points (3 three-pointers), 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 steals vs Pantego Christian

27 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals vs Shelton

21 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 8 steals vs All Saints Episcopal

27 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists vs The Covenant School
Juan Reyna6'3Shooting GuardDuncanville202114 points (6-6 FG, 2-2 3PT) vs Waco Midway

18 points, 5 assists vs Lake Ridge

25 points, 4 assists vs Waxahachie

17 points vs Cedar Hill

20 points vs Mansfield
Marlon Linton Jr.6'3Combo GuardCrandall202428 points vs West Mesquite

19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists vs Royse City

23 points vs Poteet

25 points, 2 steals vs Forney

21 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals vs West Mesquite

24 points, 5 rebounds vs Royse City
Kendall Fair6'0Combo GuardO.D. Wyatt2021Joined the 1,000 career point club.

31 points (5 three-pointers), 5 steals vs South Hills

22 points (3 three-pointers) vs Arlington Heights

14 points (4 three-pointers), 4 assists, 4 steals vs North Side

23 points (6 three-pointers), 4 rebounds, 4 assists vs Trimble Tech