Much attention has been paid to the Dallas area over the past year because many of the big-time national prospects have come from that area in Texas.  The Houston area is quietly starting to come back into the fold for the class of 2023 and G/F Jamari McDowell of Manvel High School just to the south of Houston is determined to be mentioned in the fold.  McDowell while still young, has the size and potential to be an elite national prospect once its all said and done.
  
Standing 6’5 and still growing, he already has the height and the strength to cause serious matchup problems at the high school level.  A three-level scorer, with great instincts allows him to play multiple positions on the offensive end.  He has above average ball handling skills and will attack the rim every chance that he gets.  He is a gifted athlete who has put in a lot of work to improve his outside shot over the last summer.  He can step out from well beyond the arc and consistently make the three, or he can pull up from the mid-range when the defense is aggressive on the perimeter.  While he is a natural scorer, his passing has improved considerably.  This has allowed for him to not only play off the ball, but also in a PG role as he can find open teammates for easy baskets in the half court as well as transition.

Defensively he is the heart and soul of the team on every possession.  He has great instincts as size which allows him to get in the passing lanes and get steals that lead to transition plays.  He has great positioning on rebounding and is very sound as a on ball defender.  He can switch off on smaller guards because of his speed as well as bigger defenders because of size and strength.  He is a legit national and has many of the universities in the region taking notice.
  
His outstanding growth over the last year has gained him offers from Sam Houston St and Lamar University.  This list will look a lot different in the next 12 months as some of the bigger universities are getting a front seat at his development and will begin to make a hard play at landing the prized recruit.