Bassey Stays atop 2019 Rankings
Top 10 of our Texas 2019 rankings are out and there are new and old faces in the top 10. 6’10 forward Charles Bassey keeps the top spot and is arguably the top player in the nation for 2019.
Tyrese Maxey takes the second spot after being in the Nike Top 100 Camp in June and very strong showings in the EYBL Peach Invitational in July and an overall good performance after coming back from a serious leg injury in the spring.
Grant Sherfield moves up from the four spot to number three and Grant, one of the leading scorers in the Adidas Gauntlet and a Adidas Nations invite, made a name for himself and clearly a top three player in the state and one of the top guards in the country as well with Maxey.
Charles Smith took a slight dip from being number four to number five in our rankings but only due to the re-emergence of De’Vion Harmon and his play in the spring and summer was at a high level and also dropping football for basketball. Harmon also performed very well at USA trials and has been one of the biggest names at 2019 in Texas in the past month.
Smith IV, who although is number five, is not talked about much and is a quiet assassin according to our staff. A 6’5 guard with a big offer list and Smith IV is primed for a huge season with Westbury Christian in Houston.
His teammate at Westbury, Quinn Slazinski stays at our top 10 and definitely should, being at number six. Quinn, who also was at USA trials, had a consistently productive spring and summer and is no doubt and has been in our radar for the past two years.
Rounding out the top 10 is skilled 6’9 forward Drew Timme of Nike ProSkills/JJ Pearce, who stays in the top 10 at 7. Timme is one of if not the most skills post player in his class. Sharpshooter Chris Harris Jr. stays at the top ten at number 8 and Harris Jr. is a quick bucket getter. Our biggest leaper, maybe ever is Jordan Turner was at number 48 and lands at number 9. The 6’6 guard has racked up the offers and made a name for himself this past Spring and Summer. Big time talent who the staff loves.
Jalen Wilson was in the outside looking in on the last update but sees himself in our top 10. The 6’6 forward is a scoring machine and he produced against elite competition. A no doubt top 10 player in the state.
1 . Charles Bassey – PF 6’10 – St. Anthonys
2 . Tyrese Maxey – PG 6’3 – South Garland
3 . Grant Sherfield – CG 6’2 – North Crowley
4 . De’vion Harmon – PG 6’1 – Denton Guyer
5 . Charles Smith IV – CG 6’5 – Westbury Christian
6 . Quinn Slazinski – SG 6’7 – Westbury Christian
7 . Drew Timme – C 6’9 – JJ Pearce
8 . Chris Harris Jr. – SG 6’2 – South Garland
9 . Jordan Turner – SG 6’7- C.W.A.
10 . Jalen Wilson – SF 6’6 – Denton Guyer
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Greg Brown takes top spot in 2020
The staff went back and forth about it for months and I’m not lying when I say for months but the number one player in Texas was a back and forth between Greg Brown and RJ Hampton. Brown takes the top spot slightly due to his versatility at 6’8 and being able to handle the ball, has next level length and scores on all three level…. Brown is the real deal.
But do not get it mistaken; 6’4 point guard RJ Hampton is the real deal as well and Hampton who is an elite scorer and high level defender knows how to get others involved as well in the offense and has shown the staff in the EYBL, John Lucas All Star Weekend, MADE Hoops, etc that he is a point guard.
Cryer sees a bump from number five to three and the guard this summer played at a high level in 15u Adidas Gauntlet, averaging about 15 points a game. Cryer has been sought after with Baylor, TCU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State, Texas and Nebraska showing interest and Texas A&M, Texas and Ok. State coming to see him workout at Morton Ranch High School this fall.
Micah Peavy has seen a rise in the rankings, from being outside the top ten to being inside number the top five. An Elite 24 invite and USA Trials invite, the 6’4 guard has played well 16’s this year with Hardwork in the Under Armour Circuit.
Cade Cunningham made a point for our staff and everyone else watching that he can play! A 6’5 forward that is very versatile and does a little bit of everything on the offensive end. Cunningham is a talent that will blow up this year and get more attention.
Rounding out our top 10 is 6’3 guard Tramon Mark at 6, and the guard held his own playing 17’s this year with Texas Boys Athletic Club. The athletic Jay Wilson sees his name at number seven, 6’5 high motor forward Jonathan Alexander for Nike ProSkills cracks the top ten and is a player to keep an eye on especially at Pangos Camp this weekend in Dallas.
Isaiah LeBlanc stays at number nine, and the sharpshooting guard is poised for a big season on varsity at Kinkaid high school.
The sleeper Jahari Long sees his name at number 10 and the staff loves what he can do now and once we see him against more elite competition, he can be a top five player in Texas and you heard it here first!
1. Greg Brown 6’7 SF – Basketball University
2. RJ Hampton 6’3 PG – Dallas, Tx
3. LJ Cryer 5’9 PG – Basketball University
4. Micah Peavy 6’4 PG – Hardwork
5. Cade Cunningham 6’5 CF – Texas Titans
6. Tramon Mark 6’1" PG – Texas Boys Athletic Club
7. Jay Wilson 6’6 CF – Team Texas Shooters
8. Jonathan Alexander 6’6 CF – Pro Skills
9. Isaiah LeBlanc 6’2 CG – God First Crusaders
10. Jahari Long 6’2 PG – Houston, Tx
1. Duncan Powell - BMM
2. Reuben Fatheree - Houston
3. Arthur Kaluma - Supreme Court
4. Devin Martin - NTX Tarheels
5. Langston Love - Hardwork
6. Harrison Ingram - NTX Tarheels
7. PJ Neal - God First Crusaders
8. Jaddai Henry - Mighty Kings
9. Chris Felix - God First Crusaders
10. Griffith Datcher - God First Crusaders
11. Gavin Perryman - D1 Premier
12. Louie Yebra - God First Crusaders
13. Manny Obesaki - NTX Tarheels
14. Latrell Moore - West Coast All Stars
15. Cameron Oliver - Texas Elite Basketball
16. Chance Felix - Hardwork
17. Wade Taylor- Team Duke
18. Christian Green - Mighty Kings
19. Rodrique Ruffin - Houston
20. Donta Coady - D1 Premier
21. Mason Gibson - Tx Gators
22. Teon Erwin - Tyler
23. Myson Huff - Mighty Kings
24. Mekhi McIntyre- Texas Elite Basketball
25. Latrell Neville - God First Crusaders
26. Imo Essien - Mighty Kings
27. Coleton Benson - Hardwork
28. David Martinez - KDC
29.Damien Himes - Houston Defenders
30. Tyler Webb - Hardwork
31.Elijah Lawrence - God First Crusaders
32. Christian Jackson - God First Crusaders
33. Augustine Arroyo - ATX
34. Kajion Thompson - Hardwork
35. Tay Mosher - D1 Premier