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GASO's New Kids on the Block: Get to know Nonol, High, and Pebley

It’s back… The GASO - New Kids on the Block! Recruiting Analyst, Blue Zertuche is talking about three players from past Great American Shoot-Outs who were unknown to the staff and now, we are inserting them right into the mix.

Houston Raptors - Benjamin has a point guard who is fun to watch. From the outskirts of San Antonio, a forward has lifted himself into the conversation of “must-see” in the class of 2023, and a big-man from Fort Worth is working hard to get noticed.

Jepherson Nonol is around 5-foot-6 and the Cypress Park point guard is a blur in the open court. Traveling with Houston Raptors - Benjamin, Nonol displayed his ability to create opportunities for his teammates with his separation and precision passing. In the smallest of gaps, Nonol was able to get the ball to slashing teammatess for buckets, and he was quick to make a decision to score with his floaters and short-range jumpers. Speed can put to rest any questions about his size, as he makes consistent plays on both ends of the court.

The size and length of Zayden High puts him in a category of bigs and forwards from the San Antonio/Austin area of prospects in the class of 2023 that will get the college recruiters taking trips to central Texas for the next several years. High is pushing 6-foot-8 and his reach is incredible. If it’s versatility you seek, then High is your guy. The Smithson Valley prospect can beat his opponents from beyond the arc or take them inside where he can score over the top. -But the one thing that pops for High is his ability to put the ball on the floor and throw it down coming baseline. High made me a believer in just a few moves, so I suggest for everyone to get familiar with him.


This next prospect is a gritty interior player who eats up space and works hard. Joe Pebley is a true back-to-the-basket post who will make a move and get a bucket or a rebound. Pebley’s game is simple, and it’s a game that will translate. He may not always be the first option on the 3D Empire 2022 team, but he will battle and does things to win. Pebley attends high school at Fort Worth All Saints