Houston, Texas is well known as a developmental proving ground for producing some of the best basketball players at all levels.  In the past few years, Katy, a western suburb of Houston, has increasingly been a hot spot for college coaches to find top level talent with the likes of Jay Jay Chandler (Texas A&M), Jamal Bieniemy (Oklahoma), and Kristian Sjolund (Georgia Tech) all committing to high major programs.  2020 PG LJ Cryer of Morton Ranch High School in Katy, TX is poised to be next up in increasing list of talent that has become a trend for this area.

Standing at 6’0, Cryer is the ultimate package from the point guard position.  He has a natural feel for the game and makes plays whenever his team needs him to.  His ball handling skills and speed separate him for many other guards, as well as his above average court vision.  In the open floor he has the ability to find open teammates, or he can get to the rim and finish with either hand.  Although still improving his jump shot, he has shown more consistency in his midrange shot as well as his ability to knock down the three balls.  

His speed and size allow him to keep his opponents in front of him on defense as well as anticipate steals by playing the passing lanes and getting deflections.  Cryer is the ultimate competitor who seems to get better every time he steps on the floor.  His play on the court has not just been noticed by the people in Texas, but he is trending nationally with major programs already lining up for a shot to land him.  

His excellent play this past travel season was a huge spark for him to gain the attention from the likes of Oklahoma, Texas, and LSU.  He was able to gain offers from Baylor, Houston, Louisiana-Lafayette, Oklahoma St, Stephen F. Austin, TCU, Texas A&M, and UTEP.  You can expect this list only to grow substantially over the next 18-24 months as he continues to develop and improve on the court.  

Cryer plays for Basketball University during the grassroots travel season.