| 6’0 | Duncanville High School
7th-ranked point guard in the state, , showcased his ability to run a team and get his shots within the flow of the offense. While playing off of the ball Demings did an outstanding job of staying on the move, relocating himself beyond the arc, finding open pockets, and constantly making himself a catch and shoot threat, particularly whenever the ball was inside of the lane, Demings always knew to curl up and spot-up ready to fire as soon as he received the kick out. Aric is slowly but surely becoming the best three-point shooting point guard in the state. His confidence has grown tremendously as well along with his patience, poise, and decision-making as the floor general.
| 6’0 | Keller High School
was an absolute magician with the rock in his hands who wasn’t afraid to take chances and played with an unlimited amount of confidence. Hannah put his uncanny talent for setting his teammates up with easy shot opportunities from outside and under the hoop on full display from the time he stepped on the court until the time he walked off. The Keller lead guard showed off his prowess as a facilitator starting with his high-quality court vision, he made great corner reads on the drive, always knew where his teammates would be and was a quick enough decision-maker to get them the ball in a timely manner. While doing so, made jaw-dropping throws over and over again; behind-the-back passes, no-look passes, one-handed throws, you name it, he did it. He’s incredibly unpredictable, crafty, and creative as a ball-handler whether it’s a dribble, a pass, or a reverse layup. Also, an amazing athlete from top to bottom, strong upper body, quick-twitch muscles, lethal open court speed and quickness, explosive leaping ability, and great body control. is a name to take note of after this weekend, he’s easily one of the biggest stock risers of the showcase.
| 5’6 | Red Oak High School
This senior lead guard brought a perfect blend of his smooth drive and kick and his dribble-drive pull-up where he displayed a consistent shooting motion, getting a good lift, release, and follow-through. Mark got by defenders due to the supreme burst of quickness that came with his first step. On the defensive end, Broussard competes with full-court pressure on the ball, either speeding his man up, forcing them to make mistakes, making his opponent uncomfortable, or not allowing them to set up their offense cleanly.
| 6’1 | Richardson High School
In a match-up against Alvin Shadow Creek, howcased the speed and handle to get to any spot on the floor but he was at his best when driving down the court with a full head of steam and scoring at the basket where Spann proved to be an awesome finisher with either hand whether he was off-balance, fouled hard, or heavily contested. He even showed the ability to adjust his body in mid-air while absorbing body contact. As a defender, Spann stays in front of his man waiting for the perfect opportunity to run through their body for the steal, showing lateral quickness, high-level awareness, along with good reaction time. His anticipation for the pass and the next dribble forced countless turnovers and kept the Richardson Eagles in the game during the second half of play, not to mention his willingness to fight, battle, and scrap for 50/50 balls. Whenever was needed the most he showed up and showed out, taking over the game in the last 4 minutes of regulation and nearly bringing Richardson back from being down double figures halfway through the second half.s
| 6’1 | Trinity Leadership (Cedar Hill)
Highly regarded point guard, showed great offensive versatility, never needing to dominate the ball and showcasing his capability to play on or off the ball. Very balanced offensive attack, not just with his scoring from all three levels, but also with his facilitating, TJ knew exactly how to take what the defense gave him and instantly exploit it. He showed a well-polished knack for bending the corner, Burch has the handles, low center of gravity, and the quickness to get around any defender’s hips no matter which angle he attacked from. I admired how TJ utilized the same counter move whenever defenders attempted to step up to guard him tightly, he kept his poise, shifted his body, took one dribble to the left while getting his off-hand into his defender before swiftly spinning back to his right hand while attacking his man’s hip and making his way to the basket; the simplicity of this move is what made it so effective each and every time. Another noteworthy aspect of Burch’s game was his knack for playing at a fast pace which made him a dynamic transition scoring threat, immediately taking off down the floor without anyone noticing, receiving the ball, and getting the open layup before the defense could ever catch up.