With stints in the greater Houston and greater Dallas areas, the Great American Shoot-Out Fall Classics tour will make its third and final stop on Saturday in San Antonio on the campus of Trinity University.
The San Antonio GASO will feature 24 teams predominantly from the San Antonio and Austin areas. Each team will play three games on Saturday. First games start at 9 a.m., and the last games are scheduled for 6:20 p.m. tipoffs.
Here are five teams to keep an eye on throughout the showcase, in alphabetical order:
AUSTIN AKINS Players to watch: Yolonzo Moore, Malcolm Canada, Jeremy Mendez Notable: What Akins lacks in height, it makes up for with heart. Akins likes to run the floor on offense and loves to play hard-nosed defense. Moore has verbally committed to play for Harford.
AUSTIN BOWIE Players to watch: Paul Baxter, Connor Robinson, Jacob Varela Notable: Keep an eye out on this team looking to show it belongs with the big dogs. Baxter was the UIL District 25-5A Newcomer of the Year last season. Robinson, a blue-collar workhorse, is capable of averaging a double-double.
FLOWER MOUND Players to watch: Jordan Green, Andrew Werner, Jacob Moses Notable: The only team from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex could be the team to watch if its star comes to play. Green, a Texas A&M commitment, can either take over a game or frustrate opponents with his ability to incorporate his teammates.
SAN ANTONIO REAGAN Players to watch: Tre Demps, Max Yon, Matt Madell Notable: Reagan has a solid foundation and is looking to have a breakout season. Demps (Northwestern) and Yon (Air Force) are college-ready athletes who are expected to take their team far.
SAN ANTONIO TAFT Players to watch: Marshall Harris, Dylan Elias, Deondre Logan Notable: Taft has tons of talent and should compete with a loaded backcourt. Harris has committed to play college ball The Citadel, and Elias is headed to Northern Colorado next season.