Mason McGowan 2024 6’4 San Antonio Wagner High School
Mason is a high level three and D scorer who can effortlessly get it done beyond the arc and take his opponent out of the game defensively. His awareness on the defensive end of the floor really stands out, through his positioning and how he is able to bait his opponent into bad passes and then race the other way to finish on the fast break. He is great at using his length as a weapon on that end of the floor, poking the ball from them and just making them uncomfortable with how he cuts off driving angles. Offensively, he is incredibly consistent as a shooter from all around the floor. He calmly gets his shot off as a catch and shoot opportunity or score off the bounce and get to his spots. He calmly knifes through the defense with his handle, but really thrives off the ball due to his ability to catch and shoot and move into space. McGowan is a high level scorer who can get it done at any level, be sure to keep your eye on this one!
2024 6’7 Booker T Washington High School
Chris was a defensive menace during his time on the court, and is really looking like a force to be reckoned with on the offensive side of things. He can play out of the mid-post, out of the triple threat or with his back to the basket. He smartly and quickly attacks his defender before the help defender can come over. He has a confident post turn around, and can hit it at the elbow or stretching the floor on the wings and the corners. When he is backing smaller opponents down, he is strong and knows how to effectively use a drop step into dunk on his opponent. His elite offensive skills allows him to effortlessly attack a single match-up every time down, getting to what he is good at depending on the kind of player the defense has thrown on him. He is a high level rebounder, who knows how to high point the ball and constantly clear the glass. He can out leap bigger defenders, but also works to box out his opponents and allow himself or his teammates to grab uncontested rebounds. McDermott is a very intriguing prospect who seems to have all of the tools be to become a dominant forward at the next level. As he continues to develop his handle and ability to create from the outside, McDermott will definitely be a force!
2024 6’11 Oak Cliff Faith Family Academy
Doryan was flat out dominant during his time in Houston, using his impressive frame to bully his opponents in the post, move them when fighting on the glass, and then quickly exploding vertically to finish in the post. I have been very impressed by the development I have seen in him athletically in the last year. His motor has DRAMATICALLY improved, and he is now showing off some impressive foot speed for a near seven footer. His athleticism and leaping ability allows him to flush home dunks but also high point rebounds with ease. His 6’10 frame is paired perfectly with his broad shoulders, he has all of the physical tools to become a true dominant big at the next level. He has a great touch on his jumper, and all of the size to shoot over anyone at the high school level. He can become a high level player out of the pick and roll or pop, a true dual threat weapon on the offensive side of the floor. He is great at staying vertical when someone is attempting to put his shoulder in his chest. He was willing to put his body on the line, whether he was drawing charges or getting on the floor after loose balls. He was dominant on the glass on both ends of the floor, but where it really came out was his ability to keep the ball high and make the right outlet pass to jump start his team on the fast break. In the half court, he was good at keeping the ball high and out of his defender’s reach, whether he had his back to the basket, after grabbing a rebound or operating out of the high post.
2024 6’5 Fort Bend Elkins High School
Jae’Coby was dominant again during his time on the court, scoring effortlessly in the paint. He explodes through contact, allowing him to calmly finish at the rim after getting into the territory where very few athletes can get to vertically. His ability to maneuver his way through the defense and get to the rim was incredibly impressive, calmly picking his spots and attacking weaker defenders. His ability to take slower and bigger defenders off the bounce and get to where he wanted to really stood out as well. His versatility on the offensive end of things might only be matched by his potential to be an incredibly effective defender at the next level. He plays with an incredibly high motor that allows him to fly around the court and play the passing lanes but also defend on ball and come over as the weak side help and reject shots at the rim. His ability to defend positions 1-5 right now was down right impressive, and he looks to be able to comfortably defend 2-4 at the next level. Osborne is a name you HAVE to get to know.