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On the Road with TX Hoops: Texas HS Jamboree

TexasHoops hit the road during the holiday week to catch 40+ teams at the annual Texas HS Jamboree in Houston.

The Starting Five and Sixth Man
Player Grad Year Pos Ht High School

Braelon Bush

2020

1

5'7

Silsbee

LJ Cryer

2020

1

6'1

Katy Morton Ranch

RJ Keene

2021

3

6'7

Tomball Concordia Lutheran

John Shanu

2020

5

6'9

Houston Sam Houston

Jonathan Massie

2021

2

6'3

Houston St Thomas

Davon Wright

2020

4/3

6'5

Cy Springs

Top Performers from the TX HS Jamboree

Braelon Bush - The electric play-making guard is just too fast and athletic to contain on a high school court. He is explosive to the rim with lightning speed in the open court and has a smooth jumper that is deadly to 25-feet. Many people question how his game will translate to the college level but his toughness and talent will find a way...and many may be looking back wishing they had taken the chance.

LJ Cryer - Another player who will make the list anytime he plays. His consistency and smooth play with the ball in his hands are just too much for the high school competition. He scores it with easy and has a great feel for the game. The Baylor-bound PG will continue to impress during the season and has a bright future in the Big 12.

RJ Keene - A tough competitor who is willing to step up to the competition. He went nose-to-nose with a very talented PA Memorial squad on Friday and hit big shot after big shot. He has a soft touch from the arc with the ability to shoot off the dribble from deep. He handles it very well for his size with the ability to pass over the defense.

John Shanu - The young big man makes the list for his stunning improvement. His game is growing by the day. He was good at the TX Invitational and even better at the TX Jamboree. He runs the floor well with a long and wiry frame but he has added good foot work and the ability to drop step and finish with authority at the rim. He is challenging shots at the rim and controlling the paint. With added weight and strength, the young big man has a high ceiling in a game he is just learning to play.

Jonathan Massie - The talented wing/guard showed a strong ability to score the ball with athleticism at the rim and a soft touch from the perimeter. He constantly attacked the rim and played with energy to make plays at both ends. He is a natural scorer with his long frame and has a knack of finishing in traffic.

Davon Wright - The strong bodied athlete is a do-it-all type of player who just makes his team better. He is active on the boards, competes for loose rebounds and gets deflections and steals with energy. He has a great basketball body and will get out on the break and finish in transition. While not one skill stands out as "elite", the sum of his game is very effective as he makes game changing plays.

New Kids on the Block
Player Grad Year Pos Ht High School

Traelyn Porchia

2023

3

6'5

Beaumont United

Terrance Arceneaux

2022

4

6'5

Beaumont United

Wesley Yates

2023

2

6'3

Beaumont United

Jayden Nunn

2023

1

5'10

Cy Springs

Arterio Morris

2022

1/2

6'4

Dallas Kimball

Jaland Lowe

2023

1/2

6'1

Houston Kinkaid

Dylan Scales

2022

1/2

6'1

Humble Summer Creek

Shawn Jones

2022

3/4

6'5

Shadow Creek

Amaree Abram

2022

1

6'1

Port Arthur Memorial

Camron Amboree

2022

1

6'1

Houston Sam Houston

Top Fresh and Sophs that stood out as players to watch in the future