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RCS Sports Season Opener Standouts

Here I will be recapping players that caught my attention at the Season Opener on 11/10/23 and 11/11/23. It was a great overall event, as usual, thrown by RCS Sports. Shout out to the whole company for their amazing hospitality. 

2025 W Kayden Edwards (Duncanville High School) - He’s always been known as a prolific scorer and he did that getting 22 points, but he’s also added great leadership ability to that. He led a very young Duncanville team to a big win over a top ranked team in the state. 

2027 W Isaiah Santos (Seven Lakes High School) - A sturdy body freshman that played with great energy. His motor was running from the tip-off through the end of the game. He battled down low and ended up with a gritty 16 points and 8 rebounds.

2024 G AJ Bates (Seven Lakes High School) - What can we say that hasn’t already been said about AJ? He played with pace, poise and confidence. Even with his second best player going down with injury, he battled until the very end. He finished the night with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals.

2025 G Michael Collins (Shadow Creek High School) - Michael Collins used to only be known as a defender. He still defends you from the school bus, but now has put together a nice offensive package to go along with his defensive intensity. He finished the game with 19 points, 3 assists and 3 steals with a big win over a Georgia team. 

2025 W Sebastian Williams-Adams (St. John’s High School) - Going downhill, he’s a locomotive without breaks. No one wants to step in front of that when it’s coming full speed at you. His ball handling has gotten better, as he was the main catalyst for continuing to break the C.E. King press. He finished the game with 22 points, 4 assists and 2 blocks. 

2024 G J’mar Franklin (C.E. King High School) - J’mar almost messed around and got a triple double to the tune of 20 points, 13 assists and 8 steals. But it wasn’t just about the numbers. He continued to make momentum changing shots as St. John’s was making a run to try and close out C.E. King. If he continues this type of play, who knows where this team might end up.

2024 P Logan Alexander (C.E. King High School) - As I stated in my preview, when he’s locked in he can be a lockdown paint defender. He had 5 blocks. Logan also ran the floor well, finishing with 12 points and 15 rebounds. If mentally locked in, the sky is the limit for this prospect.

2025 G Bryson Wheatfall (Summer Creek High School) - This was a tale of two halves. In the first half, he looked like he was trying to find his way. In the second half, he took over. He was virtually unstoppable going downhill, garnering 28 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. 

2025 W Damorae Pritchett (Summer Creek High School) - Damorae is a long range sniper. He shot 40% from the 3 point line in this contest and ended with 16 points; however, it was his versatility on defense that excited me. Look for him to gain more interest as the season continues on. 

2024 W Avion Jackson (Atascocita High School) - Avion was the best player on the floor in his team’s win. It wasn’t just about the numbers, even though he did score 12 points, it was more about the intangibles that he brought to gain victory. He’s also one of the most underrated defenders in the city.

2024 W Chris Adlam (Houston Christian High School) - A smooth, left-handed wing that scored well (30 points), did dirty work in the paint (13 rebounds) and got others involved (7 assists)...need I say more?

2025 PG Montana Wheeler (Houston Christian High School) - He puts so much pressure on the opposing guards with his speed and reckless abandon to get to the goal. Montana finished this game with 17 points, 7 assists and 6 steals.  

2024 G Ashton Simmons (Beaumont Westbrook High School) - Watching Ashton play basketball is like watching a top level piano player. He just does everything so effortlessly. You look up and he is almost at a triple double. Which is what happened in this game, as he finished with 20 points, 7 assists and 8 rebounds.

2024 W Clarence Payia (Beaumont United High School) - The word that comes to mind when you’re watching Clarence play is confidence. Once he gets confidence in a particular game, it is very hard to stop him. He’s one of the most skilled unsigned seniors in the area and he showcased all of his skills with a dominant 31 point, 14 rebound performance. 

2024 G Dalyn Johnson (College Park High School) - Coming into this event, I didn’t know much about this prospect. He left a lasting mark on me as I left this event with his all around play. Johnson would finish the game with 24 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds. 

2025 G Chris Jones, Jr. (Pasadena Memorial High School) - Chris put his name directly on the recruiting radar with a loud 43 point performance. He was 18 for 27 from the field and hit 7 threes. Jones had 28 points in the second half alone, producing a gutsy performance with their best player fouled out of the game.

2024 P Chris McDermott (Booker T. Washington High School) - McDermott plays with an infectious joy for the game. He doesn’t get rattled by big time matchups or bright lights. All he does is produce double doubles and wins. He’s firmly cementing himself as one of the greatest players ever at Booker T. This was just another night out on the court as he boasted a big 26 point, 18 rebound performance.

Article Written by: Robert Carroll [Ball So Hard, Lead Scout]

November 14th, 2023


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