The summer travel season is behind us, but the state of Texas did not disappoint in terms of talent and high-level prospects.  The LoneStar state has long been regarded as the place where the class of 2022 has shined in terms of shoe company team prospects as well as 3D Empire taking home the crown as the top independent team in the country.  There are five prospects that we believe have a chance to take their games to the next level and help their stocks nationally.

Cameron Amboree 6’1 G Shadow Creek High School Houston, TX
Many could argue that Amboree had as good of a travel season as any prospect nationally.  He simply is one of the best guards that the class of 2022 has to offer.  He is a true leader who makes everyone around him better.  He can shoot the basketball from anywhere on the court and has tremendous poise and flare.  The Grassroots hoops Championships in Orlando was the perfect setting, and he did not disappoint.  Every time his team needed a play, he was there to make it. If you can sum his play in one word it would be poise.  He takes pride in being the underdog in terms of recruiting and will be one of the players who could lead a team to a national championship at the next level. In the championship game of the in Orlando, he made big shot after big shot to take home the trophy in superstar fashion. Oral Roberts, Wofford, Ohio, Mt. St. Mary’s, McNeese, and Cal St Fullerton as well as Georgia Southern are among those pushing to land him.   

Terrance Arceneaux 6’7 G/F Beaumont United HS Beaumont, TX
Ever since hitting two of the biggest shots in the history of boys’ basketball in the state of Texas, Arceneaux has continued to show that he is a top 25 player nationally.  Heading into the EYBL he was somewhat of a mystery to many but by the time he left he was a household name.  Whether it was scoring, defending, rebounding, or passing he simply checked off all the boxes.  He simply is at a point where he can dominate a game from the moment he steps on the floor and that is exactly what he does.  According to Cerebro Sports, Arceneaux was the best performing player in the entire EYBL in terms of impact and efficiency.  We fully expect him to be notched up to a 5-star level recruit when the next national rankings are released and he is fully deserving.  UNLV, Texas A&M, LSU, Georgia, Marquette, Houston, UCLA, and Texas are just a few of the schools that are making a push to get him on campus.

Cason Wallace G 6’4 Richardson High School Richardson, TX
Outside of Arceneaux, Wallace may have had the best summer travel season.  His Texas ProSkills squad was dominant in the EYBL and the main reason for that was his stellar play on both ends of the floor.  He simply gets to wherever he wants to on the floor and makes plays.  He does not force the issue and scores the ball with high degree of efficiency.  Defensively is where he may impact the game better than any other player his size nationally.  He is strong and athletic enough to match up against players bigger than him and quick enough to keep smaller players in front.  Many of the comparisons that were floating around this summer was those of former Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade.  A legit top 10 national prospect with tremendous upside. There are three schools that he is focused on right now in terms of recruiting and they are Kentucky, Texas, and Tennessee.  Look for him to make a final decision sometime in November.

Anthony Black 6’7 G/F Duncanville High School Duncanville, TX
Anthony Black finished out the travel ball season with as good of a resume as you could put together.  Being the center piece of a talented 3D Empire squad who played against the best of the best all spring and summer, he showed exactly why people are arguing that he be a top 15 worthy prospect.  His height, skillset, vision, and playmaking skills are elite and it hard to find many flaws in his game.  He steadily improved his range on shot as well as his ability to pull up from mid-range on a consistent basis.  He recently relocated to basketball powerhouse Duncanville High School and instantly made them the favorite to cut down the nets in the state championship this upcoming year.  He is currently being targeted by the likes of Gonzaga, Georgia, Texas, Baylor, Iowa St, Duke, and Oklahoma St.  

Jordan Walsh 6’7 SF Southern California Academy Castaic, CA
Not to be outdone by the other players on this list but no prospect helped themselves in the EYBL more the Walsh.  A bit of an unknown to many outside of the region leading up the summer, he was dominate once he touched the floor against national competition.  He has put in a tremendous amount of work improving his footwork, speed, and agility and it paid off greatly.  He was able to showcase his range on his shot as well as the ability to put the ball on the floor and finish at the rim.  Extremely physical and does not shy away from contact.  Another area where he has made great improvements in is his passing.  Has great vision and makes excellent reads from multiple spots on the floor.  He is an excellent teammate and has tremendous upside.  He is currently being recruited by Auburn, Arkansas, Georgia, Creighton, Texas, Oklahoma, and Oregon among others.  The Texas native will be attending Southern California Academy for his senior year.