Head Coach Grant McCasland and his staff at the University of North Texas made a formal introduction to prospects across Texas and Oklahoma at their elite camp this past Saturday in Denton, Texas. More than 150 prospects participated in skill development sessions and competitive game play.
I was on hand for the majority of the day and several prospects had solid performances.
Germany and Long make excellent first impression
Jacob Germany was the best performer on the day. The 6’9 2019 prospect from Kingston, Oklahoma made his debut with a one hand dunk from the middle of the paint. A former pitcher, he has excellent athleticism and is very active in the paint and in transition. Germany knocked down a couple of lefty jumpshots and can handle in close quarters. Houston’s Jahari Long oozes with potential. A lean and long 6’2 guard, he was not intimidated by his older counterparts and was very good facilitating to his teammates and running the pick and roll. The class of 2020 prospect is one that will be fun to watch for quite some time.
Trinity Christian Cedar Hill’s Isaiah Range went in his trick bag with a two hand self lob off the glass. His athleticism made him, at times, unguardable.
6’4 Tyler Caswell of Wichita Falls Rider is an efficient wing who consistently made plays for himself and others. He has a good looking stroke and leaks his basketball IQ all over the floor.
Fort Bend Elkins’ Donovan Williams is long and fluid. The 6’4 wing is a playmaker on both ends of the floor, scored well in transition, and showed good range.
6’7 Victor Iwuakor was the most athletic prospect in the camp. He aggressively blocked shots and made acrobatic dunk after acrobatic dunk.