August 4, 2016
Charles Campbell HoopsDFW author
With school starting this month, there are several incoming freshman with a chance to have an immediate impact at the high school level. The Primetime National tournament provided an excellent atmosphere to evaluate prospects in the class of 2020, here is who caught my attention.
5’8 Latrell Jossell, DJH5, Keller Central
Jossell is a lead guard constantly in attack mode. With his team down 10 midway through the second half he led DJH5 on a furious comeback, hitting the game winning layup with seconds remaining.
6’5 Quevian Adger, Basketball Means More, Coppell
Adger is a long lean forward that does a little bit of everything. He is able to rebound and initiate the fast break as a ball handler using his long stride to drive by smaller defenders and finish consistently at or above the rim.
6’5 Brendan Myers, Basketball Means More, Westlake Academy
Myers played the garbage man role all weekend, cleaning up misses and contesting shots on the defensive end. He shot a very high percentage inside the paint.
6’1 Jaylin Posey, Dallas Mustangs, Grand Prairie
Posey is a versatile guard that can slash and facilitate. He is a good rebounder for his size and excellent straight line driver.
6’4 Brayden Gerlich, 3d2020, Colleyville Heritage
Gerlich, the son of UTA Women’s Head Coach Krista Gerlich, is a forward with the ability to stretch the floor. He was very effective attacking from the middle of the zone and hit several “step out” three pointers after ball movement.
6’5 Jay Wilson, Team Texas Shooters, Denton Ryan
Wilson is already playing the game above the rim. Still a bit raw, he was deadly in transition handling the ball, finishing above and around the defense.
6’5 Jaquan Scott, Team Texas Shooters, Desoto
Scott is another long prospect. He has excellent lateral quickness and is very good as a help side defender.
5’10 Plae Wyatt, Dallas Showtyme, McKinney North
Wyatt is an elite shooter who only needs a crease to get his shot off. He had a game high 30 points on mostly long range bombs.
5’9 Mike Miles, Texas Titans
Miles is a true floor general who thrives in all aspects of the game. As the lead guard on a Titans group that has been together since elementary school, he knows exactly how to set up and facilitate for his teammates. Miles also showed an ability to create space and hit open jumpers.
6’4 Cade Cunningham, Texas Titans, Arlington Bowie
If an MVP award was given, Cunningham would have been the most deserving. The 6’4 forward operated from the free throw line with a variety of pivot moves and jab steps. He overpowered both smaller and same size defenders getting to the free throw line consistently. He also showed an ability to initiate the fast break and operate as a primary ball handler. Cunningham is also an excellent passer from the post and perimeter.
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