In terms of Austin area talent, the 2019 class could be the best ever.
Will Baker is a future NBA player. He’s already a four-star prospect according to Rivals, and he has offers from Texas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State. At 6’10, Baker is a legitimate inside-outside threat with a soft touch around the rim and the ability to knock down jumpers from long range.
Then there’s Garrett Wilson, the 6’1 guard from Lake Travis who can play basketball and football at almost anywhere he chooses. He has offers from Tennessee, SMU and others, and it’s easy to see why:
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One of Wilson’s teammates at Lake Travis also has a bright future in the game, and, technically, a bright past. 6’7 forward D.J. Thorpe is the son of former NBA All-Star and champion Otis Thorpe, so the kid comes from excellent lineage, to say the least. He already has offers from Oklahoma State and Tennessee.
After that, Austin has some other players in the class with exceptional potential, like Josiyah Thorn, the 6’8 big from Reagan High School, Eddie Burgess, another long, 6’8 power forward from Connally High School, and Isaac Bullard, a 6’4 wing from Hendrickson. 6’7 forward Aleu Aleu from Austin High School can stretch the floor and use his athleticism to finish in the lane.
There hasn’t been a class from the Austin area with this much talent in a while. As Central Texas continues to grow rapidly, expect to see more and more of these kids grabbing high-major offers and professional contracts.