TOP 2022-2023 GUARDS AT THE NEXT WAVE
In Session Two of The Next Wave the C/O 2022-2023 took center stage. Here are some of the top guards we had at the event.
2022 Coppell HS 6’4 G Anthony Black
Anthony Black showed up late and had to leave early due to football practice. You would have never known the kid came fresh off the field to play basketball that morning. He was good from the time he got there until he left. He facilitated, scored, showed off his athleticism and everything else you could imagine in that setting. This kid is a basketball player who is only beginning to scratch the surface of his immense potential. Top 30 Game Selection.
2022 Richardson HS 6’5 G Rylan Griffen
I hate to say Rylan had a coming out party at the camp because he’s already a well known commodity in coaching circles and holds several offers already. With that being said, Rylan is going to be one of the top 50 prospects in America one day. He plays with toughness, athleticism and skill. He already possesses great size for the wing and actually looks closer to 6’6 than 6’5. I expect him to have a huge HS season for Richardson this year. Top 30 Game Selection.
2022 LD Bell HS 6’1 G Nazir Brown.
Nazir was one of the most consistent guards in the camp. His ability to score the ball at all levels in a variety of ways make him a serious college prospect. He has a strong body and plays with it punishing defenders on his way to baskets. He also showed he can make plays for others as well. I expect Naz’s recruitment to heat up headed into next spring and summer.
2022 iSchool Entrepreneurial Academy 6’1 G Cruz Davis
Cruz Davis knows how to play basketball. It sounds simple but it’s just the truth. Cruz scored, made plays for himself and others the entire camp. The long and lanky point guard continues to get better every time I see him. He will be one of the most sought after PG’s in the state of Texas in the 2022 class. Top 30 Game Selection.
2022 Richardson HS 6’4 G Cason Wallace
Cason Wallace is a competitor. He plays hard every time he touches the floor. His versatility was on display at the camp. He is tough to keep out of the lane, unselfish and has good vision. He showed that he can make plays consistently from the PG position. His athleticism and size coupled with his skillset back up his status as a HM recruit. Top 30 Game Selection.
2022 Lewisville HS 6’3 G Keyonte George
If there is a more efficient scorer in the 2022 class in Texas than Keyonte George I have yet to see him. Keyonte plays with feel as a scorer not usually seen by prospects his age. He takes and makes good shots and that’s what makes him so efficient as a scorer. He is playing above the rim now as well. Keyonte is widely considered a Top 25 prospect and he backed that up in camp. George had one stretch where he scored his team’s first 16 points. I expect Keyonte’s recruitment to reach blue blood level very soon. Top 30 Game Selection.
2022 Grapevine HS 6’0 G Terrance Ramirez
Terrance is a bucket. He can score from all over the floor. The lefty showed a tight handle, a nice stroke from three and the ability to finish through contact. He is a very good athlete as well. He plays the game the right way while still being aggressive looking for scoring opportunities. I hate comparisons but this he really reminds me of Delonte West. Definitely one schools should be tracking. Top 30 Game Selection.
2022 St. Mark’s 6’1 G Noah Shelby
Noah has gotten better since the early part of July when I saw him at Peach Jam. He continues to be a knockdown shooter from three but has added to his game, especially with his ball handling. He made plays for his teammates and showed the ability to create space for himself off the dribble. Top 30 Game Selection.
2022 Trinity Christian 5’11 G Dallas Hobbs
Dallas was electric at the camp. He is always putting pressure on the defense because he’s always in attack mode. He scored well, made some nice passes to teammates and defended well. He took every matchup personally. Dallas is a scoring point guard who can really get it rolling from three when he’s hot. Top 30 Game Selection.
2022 Lincoln HS 5’10 G Dorien Goodman
Dorien is quick, tough and can make shots. He did a really good job of running his team and picking his spots for scoring opportunities. He consistently hit mid range jumpers and played excellent defense. Tough as nails. Top 30 Game Selection.
2022 Duncanville HS 5’10 G CJ Ford
CJ got it done at The Next Wave. He did everything a winning point guard is supposed to do. He created easy opportunities for teammates, scored when he needed to and played excellent defense. He is what I like to call a , “steady hand.” Top 30 Game Selection.
2022 Woodlands Christian HS 5’11 G Austin Benigni
Austin left it all on the floor at The Next Wave. He competed as hard as anybody on both ends of the floor. He was in attack mode from the tip and stayed that way through the entire camp. He showed well against some of the best Texas has to offer and more than held his own. Top 30 Game Selection.
2022 Birdville HS 5’11 G Daniel Sykes
Daniel Sykes can put the ball in the basket! He scored in a variety of ways but really showed the ability to consistently make three’s off the dribble. I hadn’t seen him much and was glad he showed up to the camp. He is definitely one of the prospects in the 2022 class I’ll be tracking moving forward. Top 30 Game Selection.
2023 Mansfield HS 5’11 G Todd Burch Jr.
Todd is a long, lanky guard who really makes it happen offensively. He played really well throughout the camp and showed the ability to really score. He is fearless with the ball in his hands and always looking to make a play. He was one of the better 2023’s in attendance. Top 60 Game Selection.
2023 Frisco Memorial HS 6’3 G Drew Steffe
Drew does what he does, make shots. He shot the ball really well from all over the floor. Made a few off the dribble as well. Drew was one of the best shooters at the camp. Top 30 Game Selection.
2023 Sachse HS 6’0 G RJ Chatman
RJ is going to be one of the better 2023 guards in DFW if he continues what I saw at The Next Wave. He understands how to play and really plays with poise for a prospect just entering his freshman year. Top 60 Game Selection.
2022 Cedar Hill HS 5’7 G Abdul Noor-Beyah Jr.
Abdul was solid at the camp. He scored, made plays for his teammates and really competed defensively. He is fearless with the basketball and always looking to make winning plays. He can really shoot it with range. Top 60 Game Selection.
2023 Legacy School of Sports Sciences 6’0 G Ma’Syn Howell
Ma’Syn made the trip down from Houston and played well. He had a high game of 18 points in his third game during the camp. He has good size for his position and plays hard just like all of the Cooz kids. Should be in play for one of the better PG’s in the state for the 2023 class in Texas.
2022 Summercreek HS 5’9 G Jaylon Johnson
Jaylon played tough at The Next Wave. He got to his spots whenever he wanted to and competed defensively. He has some wiggle and got to the basket when he wanted to for scores and made plays for his teammates. Top 60 Game Selection.
2022 Jehovah-Jireh Christian Academy (LA) 6’0 G John Paul-Ricks
JP Ricks can really score. He shot the ball very well from three and used his strong body to get paint touches for scoring opportunities. Top 30 Game Selection.
2023 Bixby HS (OK) 6’0 G Parker Friedrichsen
Parker is a shooter, a good one! Parker sprayed triples from all over the floor at The Next Wave. He played unselfish and made the most of his opportunities. Top 60 Game Selection.
2022 Arlington Seguin HS 5’6 G CJ Booker
CJ Booker was consistently good at The Next Wave. He took care of the ball, made shots and guarded at a high level. He’s tough and can make shots. He’s small but he can really play. Top 60 Game Selection.
2023 Duncanville HS 5’11 PG Aric Demings
Aric is going to have a chance to be the #1 PG in Texas in the C/O 2023. He is a natural born leader who competes every possession offensively and defensively. His approach to the game and production as an incoming freshman makes him a special prospect. He attacks relentlessly, finishes around the rim with his athleticism and has great vision. Special prospect right here coaches. Top 60 Game Selection.
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