DJ Thorpe Talks Recruitment, Growth to TBB

A prospect that brought a large college coaches following at the Lonestar Challenge was TJ Ford Austin’s talented big man, DJ Thorpe. A row of coaches were present in every game Thorpe played in as Kansas State, Texas A&M, Houston, TCU, Tennessee, Virginia and several other High Major programs came down to see one of […]

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Day 1 Stock Risers and Notes From The Lonestar Challenge

Dallas was the hotspot for the first live period weekend as Adidas, Nike and Under Armour Associations were running their Circuits in The DFW. The Lonestar Challenge is in conjunction with Under Armour possesses a history of bringing the top independent teams to Dallas in April to showcase their prospects to an abundance of college […]

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6 Stock Risers From the “Get Ready, Go Live” (Houston,TX)

A slew of division one prospects were on hand for the Ball Out Event: "Get Ready, Go Live". The TBB staff left Dobie High School with a handful of prospects that produced a strong argument on becoming a top 50-75 player in the respective class. There was an intriguing prospect out of East Texas and […]

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Lampkin, Wheeler, Colbert Headline Day 1 Of Get Ready, Get Live

The grassroots season is underway as the texasboysbasketball.com staff drove down I45 for the Ballout Events Get Ready, Get Live Tournament at Dobie High School. Big men and wings primarily stood out in Friday’s action in Houston as there was a crop of underclassmen that produced that TBB got a strong evaluation of. Eddie Lampkin, […]

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Championship Saturday! Day 3 Breakdown fo the UIL State Tournament

It’s Championship Saturday and the last day of the scholastic season was a memorable one. Dallas Carter and Silsbee produced arguably the most entertaining game all season. Port Arthur Memorial, Justin Northwest looked to make history as it took an extra period to decide the contest between Allen and Katy Tompkins. Justin Northwest vs Port […]

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UIL Day 2 State Tournament

Friday’s slate of game consisted of the 4A and 6A State Semifinal Matchups. Thousands of fans from each program traveled to the Alamo Dome in anticipation of witnessing their  team punch a ticket to Saturday’s Title game. Tyrese Maxey placed himself in the record books and now that the table is set for Saturday, texasboysbasketball.com […]

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UIL State Championship Day 1 Recap

It was Primetime Thursday at the Alamo Dome where the matchups were prospect heavy  for texasboysbasketball.com. Port Arthur Memorial made their first trip to the State Semifinals in school history and Midlothian, who is led by TCU signee Kaden Archie also punched their ticket to the state tournament. Justin Northwest had unfinished business due to […]

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Jordan Simmons Game Translates, Promising Big Men and more from a Weekend at a scout Focus Elite 80

High Major prospects have participated in the past at wthe Scout Focus Elite 80 Camps. From Current UT guard Andrew Jones, SMU forward Everette Ray, 2019 Wing Samuel Williamson and a plethora more. The texasboysbasketball.com staff was on hand at Hebron HS this past weekend and took a look at the prospects that manned the […]

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January Prospect Series Part II

Part II of our January Prospect Series takes a look at intriguing prospects ranging from the 2018-2021 class. Is the big man from Skyline the top player in his class? Tariq Aman is looking to secure a scholarship offer and how good can Jaylin Posey be? These questions are being answered by our TBB staff. […]

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January Prospect Recap Part 1

At Texasboysbasketball.com we continue to take a glance at the prospects the staff evaluates each month. Arlington Martin possess a promising, talented power forward that is high on the TBB database. 2019 Joshua Miller and Marcus Sasser for Red Oak have built chemistry on the court and providing instant scoring for the Hawks. Let’s dive […]

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Available Unsign Seniors Part 3

Going into February, the regular season is winding down and the TBB staff dives in to the third part of our available prospect series. Players have come out and performed their way on the list and other talents are waiting out the process. Zach Wrightsil, 2018 SF - Prosper: Wrightsil has accumulated several eye popping […]

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Scholastic Season Prospect Storylines

We are in the heart of district play and the Texasboysbasketball.com staff looks back at some of the storylines from the scholastic season. Who is the top 2019 prospect in Houston? Where does DJ Thorpe rank amongst a crop of talented big men in the 2019 class? We dive in to those subjects in our […]

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Hype Winter Jam Standouts:2022 Class

The Hype Sports Winter Jam has become one of the Premier middle school basketball events in the Lone Star State. It is one of the 4 middle school events the staff covers on a yearly basis. We will continue to a look at how this class compares to previous classes at this point in their […]

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Standouts From John Lucas Right Way Camp

TBB was at the MI3 Center for the first day of John Lucas Right Way. The 2017 edition marks the 10yr the staff has evaluated some of the top 8th graders in the south. Terrance Arceneaux, 2022 Wing: Tyler was the top performer on Wednesday as the talented prospect possess length, size and developing skill […]

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Lasting Impressions

Who does the staff view as the top shotblocker in 2019? Two of the top candidates made their claim as their respective teams competed in the holidays. The TBB staff dives in on the second part of our Takeaways as we review the 2019 class in a week full of basketball in North Texas. Bryce […]

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Likeleke, Archie Headlines 2018 TBB Player Takeaways From The Holidays

From the In N Out Allen Invitational, DISD Tournament and the Whataburger Tournament, the TBB staff were able to evaluate over 60 prospects in 3 days. We begin our Takeaways with the 2018 class as several unsign senior prospects made a statement on the big stage. Brenton Mills, 2018 CG - Allen: With an injury […]

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TBB Starting 5 From Thursday At The Whataburger Tournament

The slate of games on Thursday at the Whataburger Tournament was must see basketball with many TBB prospects in the building. Texasboysbasketball.com is handing out our starting five from a full plate of hoops and many notable performances. De’Vion Harmon, 2019 PG- Denton Guyer: Harmon starts at point as he possessed the most efficient performance […]

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Region XIV Fall Review

By: Brian Crawford Reflecting back on the fall semester of Region 14 basketball, the North vs South zone matchups consisted of highly competitive and exciting basketball. I still can recall my times at Navarro College being on the sideline in those heated battles, fighting for position in the standings right before the Christmas Break. At […]

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Harris Jr., Horton Tucker Produced in Our TBB Player Takeaways from The National Hoopfest

There were no shortage of division 1 prospects on hand at the National Hoopfest. EPLAY Sports provided the live stats as the fans were able to keep up with the numbers all Saturday. We give our 7 player take on our Saturday in Lancaster, TX. Mike Miles, 2020 PG - Lancaster: Lancaster’s matchup was a […]

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Hampton, Cobe Williams, Dante Headline Our Week in Review

The TBB staff made a routine stop at Ellis Davis Field House to watch Kimball and Cedar Hill as multiple state winning coach Snoop Johnson got inducted into the Kimball Walk of Honor. We made a pit stop to Irving to catch a nice guard matchup and we finished up in South Garland and Lancaster […]

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Tucker, Freeman, Grant Headline TBB’s Storylines from The National Hoopfest

South Garland “BIG” addition can shake things up and which players utilized the platform to prove their worth. The second edition of the Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest took place in Lancaster, TX and the TBB staff takes a look at the top stories. South Garland’s “Big Three” The Colonels are 2-0 since the addition of […]

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ARS Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest Preview

North Texas vs The Nation; Some of the countries prestigious and storied programs will battle it out against some of the better schools in the DFW as The ARS National Hoopfest tour will stop by at Lancaster, TX to host a slate of games that the TBB staff will be on hand. Highland Park vs […]

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Sasser Impresses, Headlines Our TBB Player Takeaways

Cedar Hill hosted the Lions Club Tournament and the staff was on hand to view some of the "sleeper prospects" in the 2018-2020 class. 2019 Marcus Sasser discusses his recruitment to TBB as we analyze one of the top unsign senior forwards in the 2018 class in Texas and a promising 2020 big man from […]

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Maxey Shines, Sanders Performs in TBB’s Takeaways

Tournament season is in full throttle in the high school season as the TBB staff traveled through several cities in North Texas this past week.Tyrese Maxey took on the alpha male role in crunch time as we take a look at the talented 2019 guard from Wilmer Hutchins and were he could land in our […]

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Thriller at Shands Arena. TJC vs Angeliina Region XIV Analysis

The stage was set at Shands Arena in Lufkin, TX for a Saturday showdown between Region XIV programs Angelina College and the Apaches of Tyler Junior College. TJC arrived on Saturday with an unblemished 10-0 record to start the season and Angelina have accumulated impressive wins against Ranger and South Plains College. Conference play just […]

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TBB Takeaways: Kylon Owens, LeDee and More

North Texas was a hotspot for Hoops last week with battles between UIL 4A-6A schools and TBB prospects. Get to know Demarcus Fisher’s game and of top performers from last week. Jakevan Leftridge, 2019 SF - Wilmer Hutchins: Leftridge has an intriguing skill-set as the forward plays with length and made his offensive contributions operating […]

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Who is Tristen Newton? Which Blue Blood has Inquired About Williams? TBB Recruitment Trio

There is a dynamic duo from El Paso Burges that did themselves a favor at the Cy Creek Classic. The TBB staff got a good look at the talented duo and which long rangy wing has one of the Blue Blood Programs inquiring about him? Jawaun Newton, 2018 CG - EP Burges Jawaun strung together […]

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Thanksgiving Hoopfest Award Winners

Javonte Smart compiled the best scoring performances ever in  the Thanksgiving Hoopfest and who’s presence in the paint garnered the defensive player award at the Hoopfest? Texasboysbasketball hand out our awards from a hoopsfilled weekend at the Sandrow Meadows Arena. MVP of The Hoopfest: Javonte Smart, 2018 PG - Scotlandville Smart had a string of […]

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Webster, Baker, Hampton Headline Our Player Takeaways from Saturday at The Thanksgiving Hoopfest

Saturday's slate of games from the Thanksgiving Hoopfest provided individual and team performances that will be remembered. Denton Guyer added a convincing win against top ranked 6A program Austin Westlake, hear thoughts on how good the really are. We analyze RJ Hampton's performance and who is in hard pursuit for 2019 guard Justin Webster? Justin […]

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The Freshman Report: Waites & Martin Vital Part of Short & Long Term Success for UA

It may not have been an ideal start of the season for the Universal Academy, but only sporting three upperclassmen and a roster with several TBB prospects, there is a mass amount of potential for the program out of Coppell, TX. At the Thanksgiving Hoopfest, two freshman played a large part in the UA Eagles […]

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5 Storylines From Friday at The Thanksgiving Hoopfest

It has started to become tradition for the staff to spend the day after Thanksgiving in Duncanville TX for the Thanksgiving Hoopfest and if Saturday is anything like Friday night, the 9th year of this event will be one to remember. Look at what Harmon told John Calipari about his recruiting process. Hosted by Glenn […]

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Maxey, Timme Headline the TBB Recruitment 5 From The Thanksgiving Hoopfest

The big men dominate this edition of the recruitment series as TBB interviewed some of the top performers at Sandra Meadows Arena at the Thanksgiving Hoopfest. Which schools came to see Tyreek Smith? And the crowd got a nice surprise in the premier late night bout on Friday. Julius Marble, 2019 PF - Dallas Jesuit […]

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Stevens, Lampkin on the Rise in our TBB Recruitment 5

Texasboysbasketball.com landed in Houston, Tx this past week for the first time in the scholastic season as the highly anticipated McDonald’s Texas Invitational was occurring. Which point guard has made a strong case as a top 40 TBB prospect and which Sun Belt Conference program came to Pasadena to watch an available 2018 prospect? Isaiah […]

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Peavy Brothers, Hughes, Long Headline the 7 Player Take Aways From “My Showcase in Houston”

As Alan Branch would tell me, “go where the players are,”  and in my opinion that is the main rule of thumb as a basketball evaluator. Mr. Kevin Allen set up a small but talent heavy three game showcase at St. Thomas High School that boasted prospects that are high in the TBB database. We […]

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The Freshman Report: 3 Days, 4 2021 Player Analysis From Houston

This edition of the Freshman Report, the TBB staff drove down I45 for the McDonald’s Texas Invitational and witness four 2021 prospects that not only produced on varsity, but three of them were integrated into the starting lineup. The physicality and speed of the game was an adjustment for these young prospects but the texasboysbasketball.com […]

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6 Player Takeaways From Thursday at The McDonald’s TX Invitational

Who is the best 2020 guard in Houston? The staff was present Thursday at Pasadena, TX for the McDonald’s Texas Invitational and one highly touted TBB prospect stepped up on the court and provided that answer. Tramon Mark, 2020 G - Dickinson: Mark engineered two strong performances as Dickinson went undefeated in pool play. He […]

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Cow-town Tip-Off – The Saturday Premier Matchups

There was no better way to spend a Saturday than to watch the matchups that were put together at the Cow-Town Tipoff in North Crowley. It is starting to click for post Sam Freeman and one could argue he was the best front line prospect in the gym (No rebuttals from this staff). Let's take […]

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Freshman Report: Duncan Powell Steps Up For Desoto

With a group that are led by upper class-men, The Desoto Eagles possess a roster that has a  chance to make a state title run. Freshman Duncan Powell is the only player in the 2021 class that Head Coach Chris Dyer has put on varsity and when the call was made for Duncan to play […]

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Day One: Cowtown Tip-Off Classic

The Cowtown Tip-Off Classic has arrived to find there place on the calendar of top 10 high school basketball events in Texas. If a fan, college coach or media/scouting service was looking for prospects, North Crowley was the place to be. Let's also look at the face that this event was the first time the […]

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Pony Up! Feron Hunt Pledges to SMU

SMU has landed their second commitment in the 2018 class and their second commit from a Desoto Eagle (Jahmar Young)  this year as Feron Hunt signs to take his talents to the national rising program in the AAC Conference. Hunt originally committed to TCU on Sept. 3 but reopened his recruitment on Oct. 20 with […]

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Freshman Take: 3 2021’s Who Stood Out At The Elite14

Becoming a freshman on varsity is an impressive feat but contributing to the cause and becoming a viable option stands out. In the pinnacle level of high school basketball, which draws similarities to 17U basketball in the spring, a young collegiate aspiring prospect can get ahead of the learning curve playing in the speed and […]

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Traylyn Spencer Leads the Way

Traylyn Spencer leads the way both on and off the court. Traylyn a 6'7" SF/PF at O. D. Wyatt H.S. past, present and future says he is leading. We at Texasboysbasketball.com are taking a look at why and where Spencer goes from here and how he got to this point. The 2018 signee has worked […]

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Scott, Freeman Headline Elite 14 Showcase Stock Boosters

The Elite 14 has grown into a national spotlighted event that HS teams, media and college coaches from all over the country mark in their calendars to attend.   See why Alan Branch thinks Sam Freeman could blow up, meanwhile several players put themselves in a good spot on Saturday and may see a rise […]

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De’Vion Harmon Commits To Oklahoma, Talks to TBB

Oklahoma University has received their first commitment in the 2019 class with highly touted Denton Guyer PG De’Vion Harmon pledging to dawn the Crimson & Cream. Harmon is the 5th 2019 TBB prospect to commit and he talks to texasboysbasketball.com about his decision. De’Vion chose Oklahoma over Texas, Oklahoma State, Marquette and Baylor. “From the […]

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De’Vion Harmon Sets Decision Date To Nov 3. Breaks Down Top 5 to TBB

2019 high major prospect De'Vion Harmon generated buzz in the recruiting trail this past week by announcing  his top 5 programs. Three days later Harmon revealed he will make his verbal commitment on Friday Nov. 3 with Texas, OU, Oklahoma State, Baylor and Marquette still in the running for the point guard's services. Harmon breaks down his top 5 to TBB.

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Vincent Lee Commits to Nevada. Top 20 Prospect Talks to TBB

Vincent Lee came into the Spring with a chip on his shoulder and that was when the steady rise in his stock commenced. The #20 prospect in 2018, Lee decided he will continue his education in Nevada next fall. Lee is the second commit for the Wolfpack and the powerful 4-man will bring his high […]

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McKade Marquis commits to UT-Arlington, He talks to TBB

In a small town in East Texas with a population of approximately 8,300 residents, Whitehouse, TX is most recently recognized as the home of former Texas Tech star and current Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes. East Texas is known for its football tradition where hundreds of players have graced an NFL uniform from the likes […]

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6 Available Guard Prospects in 2018 Class

Part II of available prospects, the staff takes a look at the guards that took positive steps toward their development and stock as they provided a skill set that texasboysbasketball.com believes  will translate to the collegiate level. Sam Chaput, PG - Aspire Academy (KY): This past grassroots season allowed Chaput's stock to go one direction […]

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5 Available Post Prospects in 2018 Class

As the fall signing period is around the corner, 2018 prospects have chosen the site of where they want to continue their education after high school. While numerous players have found a home, there are many prospects that are available and texasboysbasketball.com is embarking  on a 3-part series to take a look at available prospects […]

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9 Player Takeaways from the Southwest Regional Showcase

The Southwest Regional Showcase held over 90 + kids at Duncanville Fieldhouse and the TBB staff believes close to half have the chance to play at the next level somewhere. Sunday's edition of the camp included new faces that separated themselves from the pack due to their performances and the staff got the chance to […]

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Performers and Stock Risers in Day 1 At The Southwest Regional Showcase

The Inaugural Southwest Regional Showcase and Camp presented the stage for players to "come raise their stock," and multiple prospects on Saturday executed just that. "The Battle of the Big Man"  between Tyreek Smith and Nigel Johns only secured the reason of a raise in their #. There is a Dallas Can Academy product that […]

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Lone Star JUCO/Prep Showcase Day 2 Performers

The morning & early afternoon contests at the Lone Star JUCO/Prep Showcase fielded mid-high major prospects battling against each other. Southwest Christian (AR) looks primed for a big scholastic season, Kilgore JC goes 3-0 on Saturday and Ranger JC were impressive in their evening bout. Antavion Collum, 2019 Forward - Tennessee Prep: Collum handled pressure […]

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Lone Star JUCO/Prep Day 1 Performers

Over 100 potential college prospects were in one building today for the Lone Star JUCO/Prep Showcase. This the first official kickoff  for scholastic institutions to compete in an structured environment. Therefore Division 1 coaches traveled to North Texas (Duncanville, TX)  in the observation/evaluation lane as junior colleges and HS/prep schools of  various  levels have the chance […]

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Lone Star JUCO/Prep Showcase Schedule

Schedule for the JUCO/Prep Showcase that will be held at Duncanville Fieldhouse. *Schedule is subject to change (updated 10-3-17 9:17 pm Central) Friday, Oct. 6 Time CT 1 CT 2 11 am Up-Tempo vs MT. View CC Navarro JC vs. RLTC Prep 12 noon TJC vs McLennan Cy-Fair Learning Center (PG) vs Tenn. Prep 1 […]

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Big Sky Program Making Hard Push for 2018 Larry Wise

Texasboysbasketball.com caught up with 2018 guard Larry Wise as the Waxhachie product compiled a string of strong performance this past weekend at the GASO Fall Shootout. Wise disusses his offers and a hard push from a Big Sky program. "I have offers from Florida Gulf Coast, SMU, Texas A&M, Tulsa, Middle Tennessee State and Tulsa," […]

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Jordan Phillips Talks Visits, Recruiting to TBB Staff

  A commitment seems to come every day from a 2018 prospect and one of the "available"  top 10 prospects on the TBB 2018 ranking board is Jordan Phillips. Jordan talks to texasboysbasketball.com about his recent visits as a decision can come in the next Month Phillips on Sept. 2 went to visit Fresno State […]

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5 Story Lines from GASO Fall Shootout

And we're back! Basketball is picking back up as the high school season looms and teams prepare for the 25-30 game grind. The GASO held their annual fall league at Duncanville, Texas and the TBB staff was present to watch the top prospects in the state battle among-st one another. 1.Kaden Archie, Feron Hunt go […]

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10 Player Takeaways from The GASO Fall League

High School coaching staffs and fans cover the stands as the Fall  Shootout presented that consisted of several TBB prospects. The saying evaluations, rankings have an opportunity to change every time prospects play is a true statement.  There were players that jumped on our radar and prospects that made cases on bumping up (and down) […]

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2018 Kris Dixon Looks to Make Interest into Offers

The next 3-5 months will be crucial for 2018 wing Kris Dixon as the 6'6 prospect from Dawson High School is hopeful a coach pulls the trigger on a offer. The TBB staff got a chance to talk to Dixon as he tells texasboysbasketball.com about his recruiting situation. Dixon is a physically developed wing that […]

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2018 Keith Haymon Breaks down Recruitment to TBB Staff

A prospect that put the texasboysbasketball.com staff on notice was forward Keith Haymon. The top 50 TBB player collected a bevy of offers in his last grassroots season as his size, versatile skill set and smooth shooting stroke was on full display. "The latest offers I have gotten in the Spring are from Northern Arizona, […]

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Dolberry, Lee Talk Recruitment to TBB Staff

Tracking official visits, final school cuts and verbal commitments compile a large percentage for the texasboysbasketball.com staff in the fall as we peak in on the recruiting trail for 2018 posts Wyatt Dolberry & Vincent Lee. Vincent Lee Lee's stock rose exponentially from his play in the grassroots season as he was able to show […]

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Cream of The Crop Camp Part 3 Recap

As we conclude the three part series of the Cream of The Crop Camp, texasboysbasketball.com reviews the standouts from this past weekend. Players from all over the lone star state traveled to Duncanville, TX to battle amongst one another in front of the TBB staff as we attempt to find the stars of tomorrow. Duncan […]

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Cream of The Crop Camp Part 2 Recap

We continue to take a look at the 2021-2022 talent that was present in at The Cream of The Crop Camp. Part two of this series mainly examines the guards as the TBB staff saw a blend of skill and physical abilities in these young athletes that translates to the varsity level. PJ Neal, 2021 […]

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Elijah Parquet Breaks Down Top 5 to TBB

When talking about explosive scorers in Texas for 2018, Elijah Parquet comes to mind to the TBB staff. The Westbrook product bounced back from an injury that derailed him for all of the school season but made great use of the evaluation period in the grassroots season. "I feel like this spring/summer I've been able […]

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Cream of The Crop Camp Part 1 Recap

Numerous division one prospects have graced and competed in the blue & white Cream of The Crop Jerseys  before stepping foot on a high school campus. From 2019 Tyrese Maxey, Devion Harmon to UT Longhorn commit Gerald Liddell & 2018 Grayson Carter, The Cream of The Crop has been a stage and opportunity for young […]

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Summer III: 2019 Prospects that Did Themselves a Favor in July

In the second part of our three part series, the staff dives in to the 2019 recruiting class in Texas. We take a  look at prospects that saw their recruitment heavily pick up in July and also players that displayed more parts of their game that translates to the next level. Samuel Williamson, 2019 SG […]

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Summer III: 2018 Prospects that Did Themselves a Favor in July

In one of texasboysbasketball.com's daily meetings, a topic that was discussed was which prospects took advantage of the stage the July evaluation period brought. However, as this process goes, there were players that helped themselves and ones that didn't  do themselves a favor but in this three part series we take a look at the players […]

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Vegas Recap: 2019 Player Edition

There were several 2019 Texas prospects stood out in the Summer III NCAA evaluation period and texasboysbasketball.com has compiled a two part series of the rising juniors that stood out to us in the burning heat that Las Vegas had to offer. Joshua Miller,  SF -Texas Impact 4:13: Miller will definitely see a jump from […]

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7 Player Takeaways from Sunday at Adidas Nations

It was 5:30 in the morning and the Texasboysbasketball.com staff is headed south I-45  to Houston for Adidas Nations on Sunday.  Collegiate and potential mid-high major prospects manned the courts at the MI3 Center as we take a look at the seven Texas prospects that performed on Sunday. Greg Brown, 2020 SF - Team USA 2019/2020 […]

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Bryce Cook Talks Tulsa Commitment, Fit

The first 2019 DFW guard is off the table as Bryce Cooks made his verbal commitment to Tulsa this week. Albeit his small stature, the toughness and ability to manage the pace of the game reminds the staff of sub 6' pg's in the past that received and garnered success in the D1 level. Cooks […]

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Las Vegas Prospect Team Recap: Independent Houston Edition

20+ years of NCAA summer III evaluation period in Las Vegas, Nevada, two things we have always been able to count on is 95-125 degree heat and that the players are always the top attraction.  The Cashman Center was in its normal check-in mode with anticipation of one more look over the prospects before the […]

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Hot Recruit: Kristian Sjolund Becoming Target to High Major Programs

Ascending from the texasboysbasketball.com prospect board and getting attention from Mid to HM schools, 2018 Kristian Sjolund recruitment has erupted in the 2017  grassroots season. Tennessee, UIC, UTA, Northern Iowa & Colorado are among many programs that have come to see Sjolund this past week in Vegas and the 2018 Norwegian stretch four talked to […]

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Umana’s 7. 7 Player Takeaways from Thursday in Las Vegas

Another day in the gym means a fresh set of player takeaways is on hand as I take a look at seven player's performances on a hot Thursday in Vegas. Grant Sherfield, 2019 PG-YGC36: Sherfield only played one game due to injury in the second live period week but on Thursday was moving a lot […]

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5 Thursday Stories from Vegas

Gym Hopping is the term I would describe the staff's Thursday at Vegas. A couple hours at Bishop Gorman, a few games at Clark HS, premier matchups at Cashman Center, and three more sites later we have completed another day of hoops. Here are our stories from Thursday Big Man Battle Sierra Vista HS was the […]

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CP3 The 8 Opening Night

It was a rather unusual day in Las Vegas as the weather screen on our phones displayed a comfortable 78 degrees in the morning rather than the scorching climate of 120 that a late July day normally brings in Nevada. The Texasboysbasketball.com staff covered reasonable portion of 8,000 square miles Clark County possesses as we […]

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5 Player Takeaways from Second Live Period Weekend

As we turn the curve and get to the home stretch of the July live period there were five prospects the staff evaluated closely on the second weekend that gave us a clearer view of their level.

Morris Udeze, 2018 C - Houston Defenders: There is a lot to like about Morris's game as it comprises of solid feet, good hands, and the strength to bang and finish inside on the block.  On Sunday Udeze recorded a double-double and showed the staff why his recruitment has heavily picked up since April.

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Samuell Williamson Displays HM Talent, Talks Schools to The TBB Staff

If I had to give Samuell Williamson a grade from his play from Thursday to Saturday I would give him a B-. A solid grade as Williamson at 6'6" showed his ability to score off the bounce and defend with length. On Sunday vs Basketball University, the TBB #10 prospect in 2019 showed why the staff believed he could be a top five player when it is all said and done as he has top five talent but still looks to mature to consistent level of aggressive.

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Jordan Turner Talks Big 12 Recruitment, Consistent Play at The GASO

Jordan Turner has slowly became a household name in the state of Texas and the staff caught up with the 2019 High Major prospect on his recruitment and development in the past year. Texasboysbasketball.com got to take a look at Turner at the July Open Great American Shootout as he showcased his high level versatility and ability to play with length on both sides of the ball.

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Jalen Jackson Talks UA Finals Title, Recruiting Trail

When talking about guards that play defense with intensity in the 2019 class, Jalen Jackson immediately comes into mind as the set-up man has shown to be a winner with a 5A State Championship with Wagner High School and now has added a 16U title from the Under Armour Association. Jackson knows how to win and follows a strong performance in Atlanta by leading his Hardwork squad to an 5-1 record at the GASO in the second week of the live period.

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Drew Timme Produces at The Main Floor. Talks Recruitment and Factors

The second live period week has been a productive one for the TBB staff and at The Main Floor, 2019 forward Drew Timme had productive outings in the three games he appeared in. Timme's game isn't flashy and as the fundamentally sound forward is effective with the ball in his hands. We got the chance to chat after ProSkills close victory over Texas Impact 4:13 where Timme scored in a variety of ways and displayed great footwork.

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Friday’s Stories & Performers at The Main Floor

Another full day of basketball is in the books as the second day of The Main Floor came back where it left off on Thursday with a collection of high profile matchups on Friday. Lets get to the story lines and the top performers that were center stage at Trinity Christian Cedar Hill.

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Five Stories on Thursday at The Main Floor

Over 100 college coaches were on hand for the premier of The Main Floor presented by Snoop Johnson Basketball and Stacy Houston.  College coaches packed the bleachers and D1 prospects packed the court as this was the first grassroots event ever in Texas with a regulation shot clock.

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Nigel Hawkins Talks Recruitment, Strong Play at The Main Floor

The 11:20 am game at Trinity Christian Cedar Hill headlined Adidas Gauntlet Champions Yes 2 Success and one of the top independent programs in Texas,  Dallas Showtyme. The Main Floor is loaded with mid to high major prospects and TBB top 25 2018 prospect Nigel Hawkins was impressive with a 19 pt outing to lead his YIIS group to a 20 pt win. Hawkins talks to the staff about his recruitment and the mindset he came in, for his early morning game.

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Newton, Mukeba Perform Saturday at EPLAY Boys Summer Championship

Pool play finishes and bracket play commences as Saturday at the EPLAY Boys Summer Championship saw exciting performances and close, heated contest in the evening. ProSkills 17U and Los Angeles Rockfish roll through pool and bracket play as a few prospects caught our eye.

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Key, Fletcher & Doolittle Discuss Recruiting

The TBB staff discovered a few gems at the EPLAY Boys Summer Championship as 2018 Travonte Doolittle (All Arkansas Red), Tynen Fletcher (LA Rockfish) and 2019 Carrius Key (ProSkills) were standouts on Saturday. We went  one on one with these three prospects as we talk about recruiting, offers and deciding factors.

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EPLAY Boys Summer Championship

College Coaches, √. Long check in lines, √. The live period is up and running as the EPLAY Boys Summer Championship rolled out for its inaugural step into grassroots basketball at Duncanville Fieldhouse and Friday evening drew a slew of matchups and players that the TBB staff have been waiting to see.

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2021 Jaden Jones Could Be Next

Over the years, the Texasboysbasketball.com staff have been able to find the up and coming prospects before they take a step on a high school campus. From Cream of the Crop alums Tyrese Maxey, Samuel Williamson, De'Vion Harmon, Gerald Liddell, Grayson Carter to other top 2019 prospects such as Charles Smith IV and Quinn Slazinski, we have been able to predict, "Who's next. "

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EPLAY Summer Boys Championship Preview

EPLAY Youth is prepared to make a strong opening impression on the first live period weekend as the Texasboysbasketball staff will be front and center for the EPLAY Summer Boys Championship in Duncanville. Teams from five different states will be under one roof as Los Angeles Rockfish, who have been in the grassroots scene for over 25 years will make the three hour flight to Dallas to compete with some of the states top teams. This preview breaks down the top Texas prospects that will perform at the Duncanville Fieldhouse.

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The Main Floor 2018 Prospect Preview

When going through the calendar to mark good evaluation opportunities," The Main Floor" was on the top of the staff's list as over 40 percent of the TBB top 25 prospects in 2018 and 2019 will be competing under one roof. 3X 4A State Champion Coach Snoop Johnson and long time grassroots evaluator Stacey Houston will provide primetime contests that grassroots basketball fans in Texas have been demanding to have for months.  We will preview the top prospects in each class that will perform center stage at Cedar Hill High School.

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Dallas Showtyme Classic Friday Notables

A parking spot was a struggle as the Dallas Showtyme Classic was spilling over at the Duncanville Fieldhouse on Friday. Several players on the TBB top 75 for the 2018 and 2019 class were scheduled to face off,  as Erven "Big E" Davis and Dallas Showtyme gave the fans and sports writers the matchups wanted.

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Jackson, Townsend Shine on Friday at the Dallas Showtyme Classic

Ervin "Big E" Davis is no stranger to the grassroots scene as his startup manning the sidelines came from coaching stints with Dallas Hoops and Slamm Jamma before creating the Dallas Showtyme in 2005. The Gorrillas, going into their 12th year has sent 8-10 athletes per year to the next level.

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2017 Darius McNeil Talks Commitment to Cal Berkley

There is a misconception in grassroots basketball that the chance to get the most exposure and be seen by college coaches is to play in a major shoe circuit. While the Nike EYBL, Adidas Gauntlet and UA Circuit can open doors for athletes; if the player can play and has character, he will be found. 2017 Darius McNeil "trusted the process" and felt that his grassroots program, TX Boys Athletic Club allow him to fulfill his dreams of playing D1 basketball.

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NBPA Top 100 Camp Profile: Charles Bassey (The What If)

Let's roll the calendar back to 2015 in Lewisville, Tx for the Pangos Fr/Soph Camp and my first live look at  2019 Charles Bassey.

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NBPA Top 100 Camp Profile: Antoine Davis

A team with the star power like Javonte Smart, Nassir Little, Ashton Hagans and Nazeron Reid will get most of the attention from the defense but there was this skinny 6'1 guard that was continually left open and made defenders pay.

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NBPA Top 100 Camp Profile: Miller Kopp

Manning the sidelines for Team Rockets in Virginia was Chicago Bulls point guard Rajon Rondo as he led his team to  an 8-0 record and a championship to go with it.

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NBPA Top 100 Camp Profile: Grant Sherfield

The first game on Wednesday afternoon for 2019 Grant Sherfield didn't go the way he envisioned it as he went 0-2 from the field, 1 rebound 3 assist to go with 1 turnover in 22 min.

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NBPA Top 100 Camp Profile: Kendric Davis

When your on the down side of 6' in basketball, you have to have a mixture of toughness, grit and nastyness in your game to excel and that  concoction is in 2018 point guard Kendrick Davis.

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NBPA Top 100 Camp Profile: Jaedon LeDee

Sitting at number four in our 2018 state rankings is the forward from Kinkaid High School, Jaedon LeDee and there were games that LeDee made scoring look so easy.

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NBPA Top 100 Camp Profile: Matthew Mayer

If I had to give a description for 2018 forward Matthew Mayer at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, that word is, "flashes." The Baylor Bear commit showed in flashes why he was once considered a top 5 player in Texas by our staff.

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NBPA Top 100 Camp Profile: Jahmar Young

Watching a kid play for periods of time, there's this feeling of joy, relief, happiness when you start to see that they are improving and on the right track to become the best version of themselves as a player.  The bigger the player, the longer the development takes and this past week at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, 6'9 2018 power forward Jahmar Young showed that he is on that right track to being the player the staff envisions he will become.

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