Kell brings back a loaded roster this year and will look to contend for a state championship in 5A. They’ll be led by one of the country’s top big men,, who’s improved tremendously since last season. The Longhorns welcome a new starting point guard in the highly-touted . Surrounding Brown and Marshall are a strong group of athletic wings and spot-up shooters. Kell has also been one of the most dominant summer and fall league teams this year so I’m eager to see how that success carries into the regular season.
2024 7’0 C
has been of the summer’s biggest stock risers and should be ready for a big junior year. He’s slimmed down a bit and his footwork has improved a lot. Major paint presence that will dominate undersized teams.
2024 6’2 G
transfers in from Walker and the 2024 guard already looks comfortable and confident playing with Kell. Brown is a bouncy, playmaking guard that can control the pace and create on the offensive end.
2023 6’5 G
Smith is a long, athletic guard that will be asked to do a lot of different things this year. He can play multiple positions along the perimeter, knock down the open 3, and finish at the rim. I like to think of him as Kell’s Swiss-army knife.
2023 6’5 G
is Kell’s elite perimeter defender. He’s a long, rangy defender that can take away the other team’s top scorer. He’s also effective as a slasher and secondary ball-handler on the offensive end.
2024 6’1 G
gives Kell another option in the backcourt and is capable of playing either guard spot. Colon shoots it really well from 3 and has looked good handling the ball too. Holds an offer from Alabama A&M.
2024 6’5 F
Richards has played a key role for Kell so far in the RYZE Fall League, providing rebounding and toughness inside. Plays with a ton of energy and hustle. He’ll anchor the paint when Marshall needs a breather.
2025 6’0 G Connor Staphylaris
While Staphylaris may be the youngest of the group, he plays with no hesitancy. He’s a lethal shooter with a quick trigger and knocks it down more often than not. He should get a lot of open looks as defenses collapse on Marshall and Brown.