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GASO Scouting Reports: DFW Must-See Teams

As we head into the final day of the "GASO Scouting Reports" series, it's only right that we conclude with a jumbo-sized preview of teams from Dallas/Fort Worth, where the Live Period GASO is hosted. The teams below are seriously talented and are sure to be thoroughly scouted by college coaches throughout the weekend.

Urban DFW Elite

Team Profile: Urban DFW Elite goes into the Live Period GASO after a summer of turning heads in Great American Shoot-Outs and the Adidas Gauntlet. Urban is a high-flying team capable of blowing teams out of gyms with an explosive offense. Kaden Archie (Midlothian 2018) has been playing lights out basketball all summer long and his rapid rise on the national recruiting scene has reflected that. Kennedy Milton (Lincoln 2018) is one of the top assist men in the state. Urban also has a deep talent level in the frontcourt with a high flying forwards like Feron Hunt (DeSoto 2018), Jahmar Young (DeSoto 2018), and Braden Bell (Rowlett 2018). RJ Mason (DeSoto 2018) is another quick guard to keep your eye on this weekend.

Tournament Outlook: An all-Urban matchup with Urban ASAK opens up the weekend for DFW Elite, before games with Colorado 17U Miners Elite, Texas Hardwork 17 UA, and Houston Defenders 17 UA. Should they meet in bracket play, Urban DFW would be sure to relish a shot to avenge an earlier loss to Texas Impact 4:13 at the GASO Memorial Day Classic.

RM5 EYBL 17U

Team Profile: RM5 has an absolutely loaded squad who have been making waves on the national recruiting scene all summer. Fresh off playing in the Nike Peach Jam, RM5 will be out to try and prove they are the best Texas has to offer in the Live Period GASO. No.3 ranked Gerald Liddell (Steele 2018) will miss out with a hand injury, and RM5 will be sure to miss his electric scoring presence. The amount of talent RM5 possesses at the guard position is unrivaled in the field, with 4 top-15 players in the 2019 class in Avery Anderson III (Justin Nortwest), Tyrese Maxey (South Garland), De'Vion Harmon (Denton Guyer), and Chris Harris Jr. (South Garland). Other big names to keep an eye on are Reggie Chaney (Findlay 2018) and Evan Marshall (Midlothian 2018).

Tournament Outlook: RM5 will take on Sanni Hoops Gold in a rematch of a bracket play loss to Sanni from last year's Live Period GASO. They will then meet 3D Empire before getting into bracket play.

Nike ProSkills 17U EYBL

Team Profile: ProSkills is yet another shoe team from DFW to have a great year on the recruiting scene for their prospects. 6-foot-9 Drew Timme (Richardson Pearce 2019) has had a breakout year and risen all the way to No.3 in the rankings. Bryce Cook (South Grand Prairie 2019) is a fast-paced point guard and currently sits at No.29 in the rankings. 7-footer Connor Vanover (Baptist Prep, AR) and inside man Franklin Agunanne (La Lumiere 2018) are two more bigs to keep track of for this tournament.

Tournament Outlook: A meeting with Basketball University 17 Gold might prove to be one of the best contests of the tournament's showcase games. A game with Urban ASAK Elite will play host to a great individual battle between Timme and ASAK forward Brock Cunningham.

3D Empire

Team Profile: 3D Empire have been impressing the TexasHoops staff and college coaches alike on the GASO circuit this summer. With shooters at every position and a well-coached and potent offense, it's not hard to see why. Mason Hix (Northwest 2018) has gotten his name out there this summer through some efficient scoring at the 4 spot, with Carson Hughes (Keller 2018) showing off his deep range and stroke. Zach Rouseau (Bishop Lynch 2018) dictates tempo for 3D on offense, and Trevone Fuller (Mansfield Legacy 2018) can go off from outside. The Young triplets Braylen, Bryant, and Bryce all offer something different in their games but are united in their ability to shoot the ball.

Tournament Outlook: 3D will be up against some of the most elite competition in the state this weekend, with games against RM5, Yes II Success, Sanni Hoops Gold, Texas Hardwork 16 UA, Texas PRO Gold, and will wrap things up Sunday with Houston Defenders 17 UA