The class of 2019 in Texas is absolutely loaded with talent and depth, reaffirming the Lone Star State as one of the fastest rising basketball states in the country.
The Dallas – Fort Worth area dominated the top-10 of this year’s rankings, including the No. 1 overall player in the state, Tyrese Maxey. The 6’3 guard from South Garland can choose from any school in the country, and they’re all after him.
Coming in at No. 2 is Austin Westlake’s Will Baker, the 6’10 big man with tremendous athleticism and a smooth outside shot. His ceiling is as high as anyone’s in the country, and he’s growing into the focal point of the Westlake offense that features three high-major Division I commits.
Rounding out the top five are the lethal Denton Guyer duo of De’Vion Harmon and Jalen Wilson, and 6’2 North Crowley guard Grant Sherfield.
Ten out of the first 15 players in the rankings are from the DFW area. Samuel Williamson was the biggest jumper in the rankings, moving from No. 60 last year to No. 7 this year.
San Antonio Wagner product Kevin McCullar lept from No. 39 to No. 10 and Trinity Christian forward Tyreek Smith also made a big improvement from No. 35 to just outside the top-10 at No. 11.
The Austin area continues to improve, with four players from the region ranked inside the top-17. Lake Travis guard Garrett Wilson is the best two-sport athlete in the state, holding Division I offers from Power 5 schools in both football and basketball. This is also one of the best Austin classes for forwards, with Baker at No. 2, 6’8 Dylan Disu at No. 16, and 6’8 D.J. Thorpe at No. 17.
Texas A&M commit Sahvir Wheeler headlines the Houston class at No. 9 followed by Chris Green, Darian Gibson, Montavious Murphy, Jordyn Adams and Javonne Lowery as the only H-town are players to make the top-25.