LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- The Franchize All-Starz out of the Houston area are loaded with talent. Out of the group 2012 forward Wanna Bail is the most intriguing.
Bail, who is originally from the Bahamas, is a long athlete with a skilled game at 6-foot-8. The lefty shoots the ball well from deep and is a reliable ball handler. Relatively new to the game, he has enormous upside and the potential to be an elite prospect in the class of 2012.
Michael Carey (Franchize All-Starz 2012)- Also from the Bahamas, Carey is an impressively built combo guard. At 6-foot-5 and sturdily built, Carey is improving as a ball handler and has a feel for scoring. His defense is also impressive. Like Bail, Carey is new to the game and has tremendous upside. If he develops into a legitimate point guard, he has a chance to also be an elite prospect in the 2012 class.
DeAngelo Harrison (Franchize All-Starz 2011)- Harrison absolutely filled it up from deep Sunday morning. He hit three-pointers of the dribble and coming off screens, while also spending a lot of time running the point. Harrison is a high level shooter as a high major prospect.
And evidently Harrison was even better when Rivals.com wasn't watching. In a 10 point loss to the Dallas Mustangs in the championship game, Harrison went for 47 points.
Isiah Jones (Franchize-The Life 2011)- Speaking of high level shooters, Jones was just as impressive from deep as Harrison. A former 2010 prospect out of Chicago. Jones is now at Christian Life Academy as a 2011 prospect.
Kevin Thomas (Grassroots Canada 2011)- A smooth left handed combo forward, Thomas had the most success on his team against the Dallas Mustangs on Sunday. He attacked the basket off the dribble and finished with touch.
J.J. Thompson (Dallas Mustangs 2011)- Several of his teammates have bigger reputations, but Thompson was as important to the Mustangs' success over the weekend as any player on the team. The lefty controlled the point of attack both offensively and defensively while also knocking down some timely shots.
Jherrod Staggers (Dallas Mustangs 2011)- Staggers was the Mustangs' sharp shooter throughout the event. The physical 6-foot-3 shooting guard has a quick release and also defended at a high level. Both he and Thompson played like high major prospects during the event.
NEWS AND NOTES
According to Dallas Mustang director Tony Johnson, elite wing prospect LeBryan Nash is considering Kentucky, Oklahoma State, Villanova, Baylor, Texas and UCLA.
Since decommitting from Oregon State, Jahii Carson has picked up offers from UNLV and California and interest from Marquette, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona State, Washington, Villanova and Butler.
Keaton Miles has offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Houston and Texas A&M. Georgia Tech, Georgetown, Texas Tech and Wake Forest are showing interest.
Chris Coleman now claims an offer from West Virginia to go along with his Florida International offer. He also said he is hearing from Marquette, Georgetown, Syracuse, UTEP and Colorado State.
Kevin Thomas has an offer from Marquette according to Grassroots Canada coach Ro Russell. Thomas is also being recruited by UConn, Arkansas, Charlotte, VCU, Richmond, Wake Forest and Miami.
Isiah Jones did have offers as a 2010 prospect from DePaul, Kansas State, Indiana State and Illinois State. Now that he is reclassifying at Christian Life Academy his recruitment is starting over. He lists those four schools along with Indiana and Louisiana Tech.
Arkansas and Baylor are the two main high majors recruiting J.J. Thompson.