Final Four Week in Houston has come to an end and it was an eventful time. I got to spend some time in the gym evaluating talent as the USA Junior Team Minicamp stationed at Booker T. Washington High School on the city’s Northside. I examined the Texas players on their play from the event so let’s dive into the performances.
Tre Johnson, 6’5 SG – Richardson Lake Highlands: We know the scoring prowess Johnson holds but I was impressed with the playmaking. Making sharp, quick passes as well as making fine reads as a pick n roll ball-handler. Defensively competed as well. Strong showing for the top player in 2024.
Jaden Toombs, 6’9 C – Dynamic Prep: Toombs was solid. Has lost a lot of weight in the past year so he’s moving better. Like his activity on both ends. His athleticism doesn’t pop out at you, but his twitchness does. Quick with his hands and reactions which allows him to collect help-side blocks, nabs rebounds in traffic and holds a soft touch coming off either shoulder on the block. His counterparts’ athleticism gave him a hard time at times when it came to finishing around the rim, but Jaden still held his own.
Nigel Walls, 6’9 PF/C – St. Francis: The type of player Walls can become is scary. Thin built but at his size, he’s a plus shooter and a solid passer that moves well. Saw ability to put the ball on the floor and generate a decent look. Walls checks a lot of boxes, he’s young for his class and once it all comes together, you’ll see a player that is high in the ranks in a loaded 2025 class.
Jeremiah Green, 6’2 PG – Denton Guyer: I liked Green’s assertiveness with the ball. Can get to whatever spot he wants to on the floor due to the mix of power and speed that grants him access to the paint and also has a nice mid-range shot off the dribble. Sometimes he got too deep into the teeth of the defense and got himself into a bind but he did show his ability to get to spots.
Sebastian Williams – Adams, 6’8 Forward – St. Johns: Sebastian had his moments. Showed flashes of his versatility on the offensive end. His handle, off the catch shooting and his play inside. Defensively he was fine.
Calvin Murphy III, 5’10 PG – Jack Yates: I thought Murphy was solid. Was able to display his quick release from three, advanced handle and speed. Murphy is a fun one to watch especially when he’s loose and has his foot on the pedal the whole time.
TreVaun Clark, 6’6 Wing – San Antonio Wagner: Good positional size with fairly long arms. Legit shooting stroke from 3-point line and handle has gotten tighter in the past year. Playing through physicality better but that’s still something he needs to get better at. Ton of upside with this one.
Seven Spurlock, 6’5 Guard – Frisco Memorial: Strong basketball bloodlines with his father playing D1 basketball overseas and the older brother having a solid D2 career as well. Southpaw guard who can handle and pass. Strong for his age as physicality didn’t bother him as much. Needs to improve as a shooter but liked his positional size, length and passer vision.
Trent Perry, 6’4 Guard – Frisco Lone Star: Was the best 2026 player out the bunch. Big-time athletic guard that was aggressive from the jump. Got to the paint, used vertical pop to finish above the rim and defensively, he was very active, trying to disrupt the opposing team’s point of attack. Shooting as well will be Trent’s swinging skill down the road, but he has a lot going for him.