Cream Of The Crop: Backcourt Standouts

The Cream Of The Crop Camp in Dallas is in its eighth year and it's been an introduction of who’s coming up in the DFW area. This year's event featured the classes of 2026-2028 and we saw a high amount of talent. In this feature, I’ll talk about the backcourt play that was present. Let’s get started.

Trent Perry, Seven Spurlock Imposed Will
Court 1, Game 1 headlined two of the top tier players in 2026 with Seven Spurlock and Trent Perry. Trent had a loud 19-point, 5-rebound game with 50 percent shooting. Perry showcased an array of dunks, finishes in traffic and flashed a more confident jumper. He seems more comfortable as a secondary ball handler, but I think there’s upside with the shot creating and playmaking. Will be a big year for Perry in regards to skillset building but it’s going in the right direction. (Side note: Perry recorded 40-point 10-rebound game in his second outing.)

Spurlock strung together a 23-point, 7-rebound game on 11-13 shooting and he’s polishing his game. Attacking with his off hand better, jumper is cleaner as Spurlock showcased offensive versatility. Making simpler plays with passes and not attempting as many flashy throws. Will be a priority for high major coaches.

Chris Hunt Jr. is a Natural Bucket
A lot of high end Division 1 prospects have come out of Duncanville (Texas) and 2027 Chris Hunt Jr. has the makings of being another high major player when his high school career is over. He's a lefty scoring guard that plays with confidence. Strong pull-up and floater game, shifty off the bounce and has nice elevation on his jumper. First game he played he provided a 29-point performance of 73 percent shooting. As he continues to get stronger and adjust to speed of the varsity game, Hunt will provide quality play this high school season.

A Snap Shot of 2028 Guard Play
I wanted to highlight some of the top 2028 guards I saw in the camp. Josia Rose is a physical guard with advanced feel for his age. Embraced contact on drives and finished in a variety of ways. Connected open shots from deep and finished camp averaging eight rebounds a game.

Tahlan Jackson is a combo that’s a dependable shooter from deep. He makes the right reads and passes when playing on-ball and a promising movement shooter that’s active running off screens. Jackson's activity on the offensive end being able to make an impact when ball isn’t in his hands is what impressed me.

Maxwell Moody is somebody I saw in late July and he did more of the same things at the Cream Of The Crop. A talented guard prospect that holds a smooth offensive game. He's a better finisher around the rim than what he showed but does make the right basketball play. Blends simplicity and aggression offensively, which keeps defenders guessing.

Other Camp Notables:
Brenden Williams, 2026 5’10 PG - Richland Hills: Speedy guard that’s a hard cover in transition. Ability to blow by defender and get paint touches translate well at varsity level.
Tyson Heard, 2026 6’1 PG - TACA Homeschool: Shifty guard that balances playmaking and scoring well. Reliable three point shooter that has an intriguing upside. One to keep tabs on.
Silas Rodrigues, 2026 6’3 SG - Denton Guyer: Known more as a shooter, Rodrigues showed what he’s been working on the off-season which is his ability to put the ball on the floor and score. Wasn’t great in his first game but in his second matchup, the mid-range shots and runners that rimmed out the first outing, went in (27 points). Just like his improvement on attacking closeouts while still being able to extend the floor with his shooting.
Kingston Willis, 2026 6’1 PG - Oak Cliff Faith Family: Guard with a strong frame who knows how to manage a game. Unselfish, makes open shots and can defend with physicality and those are three things that always lead to production.
Jaylin Hancock, 2026 6’3 CG - Kimball: A wiry framed combo with good size. Jaylin can be a quality producer for Kimball this season. Handles it well, sees over smaller guards and zips to teammates, plus a good enough shooter for defenses to have to close out on. Another one to keep tabs of. Averaged about six assists a game at camp.
Onie Lewis, 2027 5’10 PG - Mansfield Lake Ridge: Guard that’s all arms and legs right now. Looks to not be growing at all, yet was productive on the court, averaging 12.5 ppg. Uses length to finish around the basket, thrived in transition and got where he wanted to score. Interested to see what he looks like three to four years from now.
Keyuan Williams, 2026 6’1 SG - LD Bell: Williams was one of the top performers at the camp. The two-guard from LD Bell can let it fly from deep. Can spot up and connect while on the move. Averaged 21 ppg on over 50 percent shooting.
Jordan Jones, 2027 CG - Rowlette: A big guard for his class. Averaged 13 points & seven rebounds at the Cream Of The Crop. Rebounds well for a guard and was efficient scoring 15 feet in.
Amare Johnson, 2026 6’2 SG - TACA Homeschool: Has a knack for scoring. Clean shooting stroke, has good balance and creates space off step-backs. Young for his class and has a high offensive upside.
Akoye King, 2026 6’4 2/1 CG - DeSoto: Crafty guard with good feel for the game. Has good touch on runners and floaters. From a passing standpoint, he really sees the floor and threads the needle. Best pure passer at the camp.

More Notables:
Major Hopkins, 2026 CG - Naaman Forest
Dekoda Davis, 2028 CG - Sabine
MJ Miles, 2027 PG - Faith Family
Amarion Hunter, 2027 PG - Dallas Carter

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