Peyton is a special prospect who has really taken a massive leap over the last year, really honing in on the defensive side of the ball and showing off his explosive athleticism and how easily he is able to turn defense into offense. His length allows him to defend all positions on the floor and his foot speed allows him to harass high level guards in the full court. His ability to defend the best players on the court and seemingly tale them away really allowed his defense to take advantage of relaxing a bit more on the defensive end. It allowed his center to stay back in the paint and everyone else just deny the ball when he was on the court. He is a strong trapper of the basketball who uses his ability to seemingly swallow up his opponents by his harassing nature on the ball. He has really grown as a set shooter from beyond the arc, but also is showing enough patience to pull up in the mid-range and take what the defense gave him within the half court. Gusters has really worked on when to pick his spots, but do not get in his way on the fast break or you will end up in a body bag (SEE BELOW)!
2023 6’7 Booker T Washington High School
The Prairie View A&M commit is a jaw dropping athlete who is the definition of a two way force. His ability to play high level defense on the perimeter pairs well with his ability to protect the rim and reject shots down low. His athleticism allows him to absolutely wreak havoc defensively and then race the other way to hammer home a jaw dropping dunk. There were multiple instances in which he was able to take the ball from his opponents and race the other way to put on a show. He played the passing lanes at a very high level, constantly tipping passes and deflecting opportunities from his opponent. Lewis is an absolutely impressive athlete who is must see TV. In week one of the season, they knocked off the powerhouse Beaumount United.
Christopher Barnett 2023 6’4 Fort Bend Elkins High School
Christopher is a gritty wing who thrives in that small ball four role, playing hard on the glass and finishing second chance opportunities. He is great at sealing off his defenders on the block, and then keeping them on his back as the shot goes up. I love his aggressiveness in the paint on both ends of the floor, bullying his opponents off their spots and going up strong through contact. He is a strong finisher in the paint, finishing well and flourishing in the dunker spot. He plays really well off of his sharp shooting teammates tipping the ball out to them for second chance points. He is not a one dimensional player, he can move his feet and defend guards well on the perimeter. I have been very impressed with the development he has displayed over the last year… As he continues to develop his handle and ability to score off the bounce, he can be a very versatile athlete at the next level.
Caleb Davis 2023 6’5 Mayde Creek High School
Caleb is a large forward who is great at finishing down low. He is already such a massive player and force he can score over pretty much anyone down low. He is very strong for his age and he utilizes that size very well. He is a great rim protector and came up with many blocks throughout the tournament, a testament to his basketball intelligence to poke the ball free as his opponents go up for shots. He is a good outlet passer after he gets rebounds, and always seemed to make the right read. His grittiness and awareness on this end of the floor is a very effective weapon for his team, protecting the rim and coming over as a help side defender at just the right time.