The school season is coming to a close as we are in the last week of state and conference championships. As one season closes, another one opens and camp season is about to commence. I spent my Sunday afternoon at Duncanville Fieldhouse to cover the annual TexasHoops GASO Tops in Texas Camp but this was the first year they added the “Next Gen” component. Not only was it an event for the upperclassmen to display their talent, but it also gave us a glimpse of the ones next up with the 2026 & 2027 crop. Let’s get to the standouts and what they did.
Cam Carroll, 6’2 PG – South Grand Prairie: A physical guard that used his strong frame to power his way to the basket. Carroll’s ability to get to the paint and make sound passes as well as finish through contact made him a tough cover.
Kason Brown, 6 ‘3 SG – Midlothian Heritage: First time getting a close look at Kason and I was impressed with the shot creation. Generates space off the live dribble and can score it in bunches. Fine positional size with a strong build as well. A lot to like about Brown’s game.
Des Jones, 5’10 PG – Pinkston: Shifty guard that showcased the depth of his handle. Changing speeds coupled with ball-on-a-string allows him to get wherever he wants on the floor. He’s improved as a playmaker and a shooter which is making him become a legitimate D1 prospect.
Jaylon Dean-Vines, 6’4 Wing – Pinkston: Athletic wing that showed more of his perimeter game at the camp. Played more of the role of a slasher/lob guy in high school and even though he excels in that role, there’s some real upside with his perimeter shooting. Saw him drive and get into his pull-up game, knock down a few catch & shoot threes (Shooting mechanics look fine by the way) and he did it with confidence. I didn’t know how skilled he was or can become but this weekend I got a better feel for it.
Keyuan Williams, 6’ 2/1 CG – Bedford: Lanky guard that was impressive with ability to get to the paint. Possesses a quick first step and because he’s a threat to blow by his man, he can generate space with step-backs. Will be interesting to see how he develops in the next couple of years but Williams has a high ceiling.
Austin Goosby, 6’4 CG – Melissa: Arguably best performer I saw at the camp in his class. My last viewing of him was in August and his handle has gotten tighter, grew a little bit in height, more decisive with his passes and added muscle to his frame. Austin is a two-sport athlete with a strong athletic background.
Roman Washington, 5’11 SG – LD Bell: Liked how well he shot it from deep. A dependable shooter off the catch with extended range on his jumper. Fairly long arms, looks to still not be done growing at all. I see a player with intriguing upside.
Antoine Almuttar, 6’3 Wing – Grapevine: Physical wing prospect with a broad frame. What stood out is his ability to play hard on both ends and that’s more noticeable in a camp setting. Collected steals, rebounded the ball in traffic and took the ball coast to coast multiple times for finishes.
Trae Nunn, 6’3 SG – Waxahachie: Trae was solid on Sunday. Like his advanced mid-range game, three point shooting accuracy and feel for the game. He was just steady but you can see what makes him one of the better players in his class in Texas.
Sibu Socks, 6’4 Wing – Coppell: Impacts games with his athleticism. Socks is a high-level slasher that finished well vs length. He skied for rebounds, was a strong weak-side shotblocker during the games and overall just plays above the rim.
Caleb Richard, 6’3 CG – Mansfield Timberview: Showed he had a flamethrower. I didn’t see Caleb miss good looks from three-point land. Good size for a combo that has good lift on his jumper but also equipped with the skill and physical tools to become a big-time playmaker in the future.
Beckham Black, 5’10 PG – Kennemer Middle School: Brother of current Arkansas Razorback and future NBA guard Anthony Black. For fun, to compare Beckham and his brother at the same time, I feel that Beckham’s handle and shooting was further along than Anthony. However, AB was a better athlete, taller and more of a competitor on the defensive end, But one thing they both do is run the point guard spot at a high level. We will see Beckham’s name on a national level during his high school career.
Chris Hunt Jr, 5’10 CG – Kennemer Middle School: Another one that’ll have a big time high school career will be Chris Hunt Jr. Sharing the backcourt with Beckham at Kennemer, Chris is effective on and off the ball as the southpaw guard put on a scoring exhibition at the Next Gen Camp. Get to the rim and finish, hold a nice stop & pop game and once he gets hot from deep, can start making multiple triples quickly.
Jonathan Bradley, 5’8 PG – Waxahachie Middle School: Jonathan just has a long frame. Long arms, legs and looks to be seeing a big growth spurt in the future. He played more of the scoring role on Sunday but his playmaking skills are in a good place too. Bradley is one to keep tabs of.
Isaak Hayes, 5’8 PG – Summer Creek Middle School: Shifty guard that can impact games with his passing and scoring. Hayes has a high feel for the game and is a confident primary ball handler. Regardless of size, Hayes knows how to put his team in position to win and can still do what he does best vs length.
Xander Prunzinky, 6’7 PF – Middle School: Was very productive. Zander had finishes above the rim, blocked a multitude of shots and ran the floors hard. It’s also the little things I like about Prunzinky. Communicates on defense, does a solid job defending ball screens and is a good screener.
Royal Watson, 5’7 PG – Danny Jones Middle School: Fast with the ball in his hands. Royal changes direction well, is a quick and precise decision maker but also showed lateral explosion on defense. A strong, speedy guard that is a threat in the open court.
Bo Ogden, 2026 6’5 SF – St. Michael’s
Jaxson Thompson, 2026 5’9 PG – Greenhill
Silas Rodrigues, 2026 6’3 SG – Denton Guyer
Noah Armstrong, 2026 6′ PG – Woodrow Wilson
Markece Young, 2025 6’4 Wing – South Grand Prairie