This weekend 250 of the top Freshmen and Sophomores from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas and even outside the region descended on Duncanville, TX to put their talents on display against each other. The common theme for all is a chance to measure their skills against some of the best players in prep hoops and work towards a future in the collegiate ranks. Which Forwards and Centers performed the best and stood out from the rest of the competition?
– Tre’ White (6’5”/2022 – San Antonio Cornerstone Christian (TX)) – Easily the biggest standout at the camp, White is a polished product already at this point in his career. The Kansas commit was all over the floor offensively including multiple highlight dunks per game. White showed good-enough ball handling to lead his team up the court, break the press and comfortably score off the dribble. His most effective moves were off of jab steps and in-and-out moves that froze the defense. Already a 5* prospect in the class, White will surely garner more offers and explode on the national scene.
– Jordan Walsh (6’6”/2022 – Oak Cliff Faith Family Academy (TX)) – Walsh’s game showed a lot of versatility throughout the weekend. As one of the more explosive players this weekend, he played above the rim and tried to take off the rim several times. However, his ball handling and speed made him a difficult matchup for many players throughout the camp. His range and length are a huge advantage on both ends of the floor and make Walsh frustrating to guard attacking the rim. Already a Top-50 prospect in his class, Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech are chasing him hard with his brand undoubtedly set to grow in the next year.
– Rylan Griffin (6’5”/2022 – Richardson HS (TX)) – One of the top playmakers over the weekend, Griffen used his shifty ball handling to get by defenders and into the lane. He didn’t force any shots, but showcased his court vision and ability to find teammates in traffic. However, he also was able to soundly beat defenders one-on-one and attack the rim with ferocity.
– Ryan Agarwal (6’5”/2022 – Coppell HS (TX)) – The forward went off in the Top-25 game with one of the smoothest and deadliest shooting strokes at the camp. Agarwal caught fire early with back-to-back 3-pointers and never looked back. Adding several more later in the first half, he showed comfort as both a spot shooter and creating his own looks off the dribble. Showcasing a more versatile aspect of his game, Agarwal was attentive on defense jumping passing lanes as well as adjusting to the defense on the offensive end. He moved to attack the basket and take advantage of mid-range looks. Currently unranked, he has an opportunity to garner more attention.
– Lee Dort (6’10”/2022 – North Dallas Adventist Academy (TX)) – A close second to Tre’ White as the camp’s best player, Dort was the most skilled big man of the weekend. Showcasing a high motor, Dort was ever-present on the glass at both ends and frequently finished with a dunk over defenders. The most impressive aspect of the Sophomore’s game, aside from his developed footwork, was the relentless nature protecting the rim and chasing down shooters on the break. A top-10 player in the class, Dort already has many high-major teams throughout the Southeast United States chasing him hard. His recruitment should continue to blossom over the next year or two.
– Francis Chukwudebelu (6’9”/2025 – North Dallas Adventist Academy (TX)) & Aruna Zuberu (6’9”/2022 – Prince of Peace Academy (TX)) – Both Chukwudebelu and Zuberu were very impressively defensively throughout the weekend. Chukwudebelu was the youngest camper to make the Top-25 game and held his own against guys older and more physically mature than he. However, he displayed a high IQ defensively in positioning himself well against defenders and moving his feet to disrupt shots. His best moment came on back-to-back possessions tallying 3 total blocks against post moves and an attacking guard. Zuberu also showcased a similar shot-blocking tendency in the Top-50 game, but it was his offensive footwork and touch around the rim that boosted his stock even more. Both players should receive attention from teams at the next level, but development of their offensive games could see their recruitments really take off.