In the second edition to my Cream Of The Crop Camp recap, I look at the front-court play from the event. A solid amount of guys that have a D1 chance were in the building. Let’s start with my first storyline.
Related: Cream of the Crop Backcourt Standouts
Daniel Ogoemeka, Davion Adkins Went At Each Other/Ethan Sheats Eye Popping Stats
The second slate of games had the two most imposing front-line prospects from the camp in 2026 Daniel Ogoemeka and Davion Adkins. It was a contrast of two styles. Ogoemeka is 6-foot-11, strong and has long arms. He was a monster inside, displaying emphatic dunks, big-time blocks and promising footwork with his back to the basket game. He finished with 12 points, six rebounds, and four blocks. Adkins, on the other hand, has a more high motor, finesse style approach. Built and plays stylistically similar to Ron Holland at the same age, too. Adkins used his length to finish above the rim, looked to collect every missed shot and flashed some of his face-up and perimeter game. Could end up being the best in the 2026 class state-wise and the top forward as well if he continues to expand his game and be productive without having the ball in his hands. Adkins finished the game with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Ethan Sheats, a forward out of Denton High School was really good. He’s 6-foot-8 and shows versatility. Sheats was the fourth leading scorer at the camp, averaging 21 ppg and led overall in rebounds with 9 rpg. This was the hardest I saw Sheats play in a while and I’ve been tracking him since last October. Can score from 15 feet out and also finish around the basket. I like that he didn’t settle for shots from the perimeter and looked to get easier attempts when the shot wasn’t falling. Will be really good later.
Xavier Young, Terrell Jackson Headline 2028 Standouts
Taking a look into the future, I really liked how Xavier Young and Terrell Jackson performed at the Cream Of The Crop. Xavier is about 6-foot-6 and can score inside and out. Looked comfortable shooting the three ball and defended well on the block in one vs. one situations. Real upside and ability of becoming a face-up 4-man down the road that’s a dependable inside-out scorer.
Jackson is about 6-foot-8 and has really improved over the last year. Still a raw prospect. which is fine for a current eighth grader, but now he rebounds out of his area, is more comfortable scoring or getting a clean look on the block and defensively he is a shot deterrent.
Emiliano Menchaca, 2026 6’7 PF/SF - Frisco Memorial: A skilled forward that has adequate feel for the game for his age. Has nice touch on floaters and can hit an open 3-pointer. Has deceptive vertical pop as well. Averaged 14 ppg and 5 rpg on 45 percent shooting.
Dawson Battie, 2027 6’7 SF - St. Marks: A big wing prospect that is the son of long-time NBA’er Tony Battie and 2024 high major prospect Dillon Battie. Dawson has a strong frame, comfortably generating his own look off the bounce and has a smooth release from three (75 percent shooting from deep at the camp). Looking like another high major prospect in the Battie household.