The class of 2021 has been negatively impacted by the pandemic in ways that many of us if the recruiting has never seen.  Players from all over the country have lost out on opportunities to showcase their talent in front of college programs and have been left in situations where they have gone into their senior year without many options.  The state of Texas, and notably the greater Houston area has a long list of Division 1 and 2 players that are still on the board that could be impact players at the next level.  Here is a look at five prospects in the state of Texas that are worth noting.

Note - Not listed in any particular order & not an exclusive list
Ayrega “AJ” Richards 6’6 G/F Dawson High School
Richards is very hard-working wing with a chip on his shoulder.  Looks to improve every time he steps on the floor.  Has a high motor and plays the game on both sides of the floor with a great level of intensity.  He has really improved his ball handling skills and his range on his outside shot which is what makes him extremely attractive to college programs.  Defends multiple positions and is particularly good in the open court.  Has great court vision and does a great job getting teammates involved.  There is no doubt that Richards is poised to have a long productive career at the next level. 

Jefferson Morris 6’7 F Lamar High School
Morris has made big strides becoming more of a complete all-around player.  He has developed the ability to catch on the perimeter and attack the rim with either hand.  His three-point shot has really improved as he has focused on becoming a legit three level scorer.  He is always in attack mode offensively and has adjusted to finishing at the rim with contact.  He moves his feet well on defense and will be able to defend multiple positions at the next level.  He loves to compete and does not mind putting in extra hours in the gym outside of practice.  He is a above average student and a high character young man who we fully expect to get a lot of attention from schools in the region over the next six months.  

Chris Wiseman 6’7 PF Langham Creek High School  
A powerful post presence would be an understatement regarding Wiseman.  He impacts the games on both sides of the floor and is the backbone of any team that he plays for.  Very crafty around the basket and loves to play with contact.  He has a strong upper body and could be used to play in multiple positions at the next level.  Defensively is where he separates himself from others that are still on the board in 2021.  Was selected the Defensive Player of the year in his District and had no problem shutting down the best player on opposing teams.  Plays the game with a tremendous amount of passion and emotion and will help a program on the next level and see minutes the second he arrives on campus. 

Kolby Williams 6’6 Heights High School
Kolby has cemented himself as one of the top wings in the area.  He has put in the work this past offseason to become a legit all-purpose guard who checks off all the boxes.  He has extended his range beyond the three-point line as well as tightened up his ball handling skills to be able to attack against pressure with either hand.  He can finish at the rim with contact as well as find teammates in the half court.  Defensively he moves his feet very well and can get up and guard almost any position on the floor.  He takes pride in competing and does what it takes to help his team win games.  He is the ultimate teammate and will step into a nice role at the next level where he be an impactful part of a college program from day one.  

Ethan Shiflett 6’5 G/F Morton Ranch HS 
He impacts the game in so many ways.  Anytime his teams need a play he steps up and makes something happen.  He has really improved his jump shot over the past year and teams now must plan to make sure that someone is always on him.  He attacks the rim in the half court just as good as any player you will find in the area.  He can finish above the rim and score with contact.  He is particularly good in the passing lanes on the defensive end of the floor and gets a lot of steals that lead to easy transition baskets.  He is a great passer and see plays before they happen in the open court.  His size and athleticism should make him a prospect that attractive to schools in the area at different levels.