PJ Haggerty, a 2022 6’3 G out of Crosby High School in Houston, TX is poised to prove one thing, and that is be the top guard in the state of Texas.  The past few years the state of Texas has some notable national recruits at the lead guard position like LJ Cryer, Tyrese Maxey, and RJ Hampton but PJ Haggerty is quietly improving his game and could very well be mentioned with the likes of this list when all is said and done.  

He is the ultimate package from the guard position.  He has a natural feel for the game and makes plays whenever it is asked of him.  His ball handling skills and lightning quick first step separate him from many players in his class.  He has above average court vision and he can see plays before they happen.  Haggerty is at his best in the open floor distributing passes to open teammates as well as getting to the rim and finishing at the basket.  Although still improving his jump shot, he’s shown a lot more consistency in his mid-range shot as well as behind the three-point line recently.  He is comfortable playing off the ball and he uses screens well to get open and the talented guard from Texas is always in attack mode making it exceedingly difficult for opposing teams to plan for.  

His size and speed allow him to keep people in front of him on the defensive end of the floor.  He anticipates well and gets in the passing lanes leading to steals and easy transition baskets.  Haggerty is the ultimate competitor and does not take plays off on the defensive end.  He positions himself well to get defensive rebounds and is not afraid to go in the post and play physical in situations where he may face stronger opponents.  His all-around play on the court has not just been noticed by schools in Texas as he is trending upward nationally with schools from outside the region lining up to get a shot at landing him.  

This past travel season he competed with the always talented Houston Superstars grassroots travel program.  That hard work paid off with him receiving offers from Arizona State, Florida State, Houston, Lamar and Prairie View A&M.  He also has received attention and offers from Rice, TCU, Tennessee Tech, Texas Southern, and Wake Forest.  This list will only continue to grow as his game continues to trend upward and his skills steadily improve.  He’s one to watch closely in the 2022 class as he’s firmly positioned himself to be one of the biggest stories in Texas over the next 8-12 months.