TB5Reports Opening Day Standouts – 17U

24′ F Robert Miller IIITeam Ford / Pasadena Memorial (TX): There wasn’t a lot Miller couldn’t do this weekend. The 6’10” forward calmly knocked down pull-up 3s, crossed-over defenders before attacking the rim, contesting shots in the paint and also erased numerous attempts altogether. Already in with notable HM offers, expect his name to continue garnering more attention..

24′ F David PunchASAK Elite 3SSB / Harker Heights (TX): Thrived in making plays at both ends in transition. His mobility was key to clogging passing lanes, recovering to block shots and keep active hands on the defensive end. Punch was very effective scoring and making plays rolling or popping off screens he set throughout the weekend. Showcased good composure and made minimal mistakes..

25′ G Montana WheelerHouston Defenders UAA / Houston Christian (TX): Wheeler showcased his explosive skillset from the jump on Friday and didn’t turn the intensity down. Excellent in the pick-and-roll, he took advantage of even the smallest driving lanes. Screens aside, he created buckets at a moment’s notice and did so OTD from every level..

23′ G Deion WareHouston Defenders UAA / Killeen Ellison (TX): EveryWARE…the unsigned senior was sure to insert himself into every facet of the game. He stretched the floor consistently, scored in transition, but was most effective in getting to the rim. He stayed super aggressive and produced plays just as frequently on the defensive end. Including his efforts on the glass, his play was momentum-changing..

23′ C Bukola OboyeTeam Ford / Ft. Bend Clements (TX): Oboye is another unsigned senior that was turning in strong performances. He showed excellent defensive awareness handling guard penetration along the baseline and recovering towards the paint to swat shots away. He was also dominant on the glass, facilitated well from the post and put back shots consistently..

24′ F Kuol Atak3d Empire / Haltom (TX): Atak’s length and ball-handling abilities continue to impress each time he steps on the floor. Shots weren’t falling consistently during this tournament, but he continued to move around defenses setting up in different spots in order to improve his chances of scoring and catching fire. It paid off on backdoor cuts and persistent court awareness…

24′ G Niko Lucero3d Empire / Birdville (TX): The Birdville-3d Empire combo has worked really well for guards at TB5 events before. Lucero could be next to see its dividends. The 6-foot guard was elusive on the perimeter working well off-ball and creating separation himself to pour in points. He showed multiple layers to his game as well utilizing his perimeter successes to hit floaters and get to the rim..

24′ G Corleone DandridgeBasketball Means More / iSchool of Lewisville (TX): Dandridge was a steadying force for his team this weekend. At both ends, he was quick to react and make impactful plays. However, three-play sequences of corner 3-block-corner 3 will quickly make the eyes open wide..

The 24′ Crab5 guard duo of Kamoni Sieber (North Crowley – TX) and Isayah Pankey (Waxahachie – TX) were persistent and active scoring threats throughout the weekend. They disrupted ball-handlers and initiated a lot of transition opportunities. Both stretched the floor consistently, aggressively attacked the lane and drew a high number of trips to the FT line..

24′ F Trey Jackson Family Ties / South Oak Cliff (TX): Getting several high-profile individual matchups on the court this weekend, Jackson was able to showcase consistent performances. He played controlled on the block and finished consistently through contact. However, his ability to win battles on the glass and lead the break was noted repeatedly. He facilitated well OTD in the half-court and displayed his potential to make impacts in multiple facets of the game..

24′ F Jalen ShelleyPro Skills EYBL / Prestonwood Christian Academy (TX): Showed strong offensive awareness flashing into space to create scoring opportunities for himself. Comfortably produced from the mid-range, but had equal success from the perimeter and putting the ball on the floor to draw contact or finish around the rim..

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