#15 –is returning to Faith Family Academy after a breakout junior season where he averaged 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game which earned him the 10-4A District Most Valuable Player of the Year. Toppin always stands out as a hyper active, explosive, physical, and strong competitor down low who finishes through contact and traffic with power and force. He also appears to have grown an inch as he is now listed at 6-foot-8. Jadyn is also equipped with a very wide wingspan with great length and he phenomenal use of it on the glass. Toppin is amazing at outleaping his opponent, snatching rebounds out of sky, and tipping the ball to himself, you can always expect Toppin to get a hand on every rebound in his vicinity. His elite first and second jump assists him greatly when defending the rim and sending shots away, he even finished second in blocked shots on the Adidas 3-Stripe Select Basketball Circuit.
#14 –is one of the most noteworthy sharpshooters Texas has to offer in the class of 2023. As a junior, Cotton averaged 17 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 assists per game, leading the Hebron Hawks in scoring, steals, deflections, and three-pointers made with 111 on the season while shooting at a 40% clip. Cotton’s outstanding play earned him the 6-6A District Offensive Most Valuable Player of the Year award and he continued his scoring success throughout the summer as he received 8 Division 1 offers from multiple high major schools while playing on the EYBL Circuit with Drive Nation. This senior prospect is in store huge season to cap his high school career off. Alex shows true shooting specialist capabilities and brings good consistent productivity on a game-to-game basis. has been one of the most reliable and persistent three-point shot makers in all of Texas. You can count on him to nail multiple bombs from deep each game, showing the ability to be just as lethal off the ball as he is on the ball proving to be a deadly jumpshooter off the catch when spotting up with a snappy quick release that allows him to be unphased by pressure from the defense.
#13 – The 6-foot-9-inch postman has proven to be effective in all aspects of the game. Reed is consistently a nightmare matchup in the post due to his basketball IQ and versatile offensive scoring and facilitating from the inside out. He has a solid ability to get to the hole or create a shot from multiple areas of the floor with his elite face-up game and ability to create with his back to the basket. Next-level mobility, Reed runs the floor incredibly well in transition making himself an option each time down the court, even in a halfcourt set he’s very active and everywhere doing all of the little things, boxing out on each shot attempt, creating extra scoring opportunities off of rebounds, screening for teammates off the ball, establishing position down low, cutting through the lane after passing, ducking-in whenever a teammate drove or got the board, and also making his presence felt from outside with his knack for the pick-and-pop. The four-year varsity starter is set to cap off his impressive high school career after a junior season where is well known as one of, if not the best stretch big in all of Texas out of any class. averaged over 14 points, 8 rebounds, and nearly one block per game while shooting 50% from the field and 37% from three-point range, he even produced 7 double-doubles with a season high of 21 rebounds in a single game. has recently committed to the University of Richmond after being heavily recruited by the University of Tulsa, the University of Northern Iowa, Washington State University, and Colorado State University to name a few.
#12 – Lovejoy’sis a returning district MVP winner who led the Leopards to a record-setting 32-5 finish last season. As a junior, he raised his game to another level and went on to turn himself into a nationally recognized 3-star prospect by the end of the summer. While gaining a lot of exposure on the EYBL circuit and standing out during the live periods, his stock skyrocketed, and countless colleges noticed that Karson has one of the nation’s most translatable combinations of skill sets. The 6-foot-9-inch Templin proved to be a versatile high-octane postman who plays with an incredible hustle, elite motor, dangerous mobility which often makes him a scoring threat in transition, and a power and finesse down in the post that most defenders couldn’t stop by their lonesome. Leading into his upcoming senior season, has been pursued and received scholarship offers from over 15 Division 1 basketball programs such as UNLV, Oral Roberts University, San Jose University, Indiana State University, the University of Louisana, and most recently the University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, and Brigham Young University, along with many others.
#11 – Denton High School’s newcoming transfer, 6-foot-7-inch forwardis an intriguing prospect with unique capabilities and an abundance of potential. Thomas has been a wildly consistent stat sheet stuffing double-double machine from the moment he stepped onto the Calvert High School campus 3 years ago where he immediately dominated the 1A division and proved to be a constant mismatch, too quick and skilled for most post players and too big and strong for most guards. Each season led his team in every major statistical category and took home the district’s Most Valuable Player award 3 years in a row, along with All-Region and All-State honors. But it was this past summer where Thomas was able to really show the world what he’s made of as he competed alongside some of the top talent in the nation while playing with Louisiana’s highest-ranking grassroots team on the Nike EYBL circuit. M.J. was plugged in and instantly made himself a key to the team’s success. Thomas contributed by being insanely productive and hustling for everything. He brought a special type of energy, controlled effort, leadership, and competitiveness whether he started the game or came off of the bench. Just a pure basketball player who plays the sport the right way and can do a bit of everything, he never forces his game, everything he does and brings to the table seems very natural, fluid, and often off of instincts and the flow of the game. M.J.’s impact and presence were felt each and every time he touched the floor in more ways than one. Offensively, Thomas is a consistent mid-range scoring and passing threat but a beast in the low post who can finish on either block with both hands. Defensively, Thomas can effectively guard multiple positions due to fast-moving his feet and anticipation for what’s to come. This kid defends the perimeter exceptionally well with tremendous ball pressure, great communication, and a know-how for when and how to fight and hedge on ball screens. Within the interior, is an elite shot-alter and shot blocker with good timing, great body control, and a bouncy first and second jump. The stock rising forward has drawn the attention and interest of several Division 1 universities such as Sacramento State University and the University of New Orleans and even high major programs like Oklahoma State University and Vanderbilt University.