There was an abundance of talent in Cedar Park on Friday at the LISD Holiday Tournament, featuring well-known prospects as well as some up-and-comers.
Eight players in the Texas Top 100 rankings were on the court Friday:
2020 No. 2 Greg Brown
2019 No. 16 Dylan Disu
2020 No. 16 Caleb Golden
2018 No. 24 Ajare Sanni (Pacific commit)
2018 No. 33 Riley Abercrombie (Boise State commit)
2018 No. 46 Davion Buster (Lamar commit)
2019 No. 61 Isaac Bullard
2020 No. 90 James Hester
Here are a few takeaways from some of Friday’s action:
Dylan Disu, Pflugerville Hendrickson
Although his team lost, Disu had an outstanding game with 25 points and a few three-pointers from very long range. He’s the unquestioned leader of an improving Hendrickson team. There were plenty of highlight plays to choose from, but Disu’s best may have come after he turned the ball over and went end-to-end to chase down and block a Clear Lake layup attempt. The 6’8 junior is one of the state’s best kept secrets – he has offers from Stanford, Northern Colorado and Rice. I’m expecting a flurry of Power 5 offers to come in if he can continue to put up big performances against elite competition.
Ajare Sanni, Houston Clear Lake
Lean, shifty and explosive, Sanni navigated his way to a 25-point, nine assist performance in a victory against Pflugerville Hendrickson. The 6’3 guard can score in a variety of ways and he proved it Friday with an electric performance. His first step is deadly quick and he glides through the air for smooth finishes around the rim. Sanni also can light it up from beyond the arc in a hurry. Pacific stole a gem with this kid.
Riley Abercrombie, Houston Clear Lake
Abercrombie is a fascinating prospect and I can’t wait to see what Boise State does with him. At 6’8, Abercrombie is a menacing defensive presence inside, and his soft touch around the rim makes him just as deadly on offense. He also showed his ability to knock down shots from three-point land and isn’t afraid to go after rebounds on both ends of the floor. Abercrombie put up 17 points in the 93-81 win against Hendrickson on Friday. Clear Lake (15-4) has a chance to do some damage in the postseason behind Abercrombie and Sanni.
Jimel Cofer Jr., St. Andrew’s
Cofer is just a freshman, but he was one of the best players at the tournament. He scored 12 points against Cedar Park in what was a scrappy, low scoring game, but displayed absolute confidence running the point against a formidable opponent. Cofer’s dad played football (cornerback) at Michigan State and his mother ran track. Talk about good genes. The kid already is 6’3 and could end up around 6’5 or 6’6 with overwhelming athleticism. His ceiling is as high as anyone’s in Texas.
KJ Adams, St. Andrew’s
Adams is the second dynamic freshman on a promising St. Andrew’s roster. He’s already 6’6, and despite his youth, he’s a pretty strong player in the post. He consistently scored in the lane and outrebounded his opponents. He was a reliable source for offense when St. Andrew’s needed it most. This team is extremely young, but as they continue to grow physically and skill-wise, they could be legitimate contenders in the years to come and both Adams, Cofer and Robledo will be the foundation of St. Andrew’s success.
Noah Robledo, St. Andrew’s
Yet another standout freshman for St. Andrew’s, Robledo led the team in scoring against Cedar Park with 15 points. At 6’6, Robledo proved to be a versatile small forward, scoring inside and out while applying pressure on the defensive end of the floor.
Davion Buster, Austin Lanier
Lanier cruised to a 76-44 victory against Round Rock Cedar Ridge behind a 30-point outing from Davion Buster. The Lamar commit is capable of dropping 30 on just about anyone, so Friday’s blowout shouldn’t seem like too much of a surprise.
Keep an eye on…
Bradley Rahn, 6’0 sophomore, Hendrickson – The kid can shoot the lights out. Could serve a similar role as Luke Pluymen does at Westlake and, consequently, end up at a school like St. Edward’s.
Josh Baker, 6’7 junior, Cedar Park – Baker needs to grow into his body – that said, he showed a nice touch around the rim and if he really hits the gym the summer, he could play at the next level. Luckily, he has another year of high school to develop.