The Dallas Showtyme Classic gave us something we really needed back, basketball. There were plenty of players who stood out and a few matchups that didn't disappoint.
We will begin our coverage with a few of the Top 2021's in this event.
2021 6'7 F Harrison Ingram: Ingram continues to be dominant in Texas. He was excellent this weekend showing off his all-around game. Harrison has really leaned out and looked more explosive off the bounce and around the rim. Backed up his status as a Top 10 National Prospect.
2021 6'1 G Wade Taylor IV: Wade looked like the best guard in Dallas this weekend. His end to end speed and shot making was seen early and often. What really makes Wade special is his ability to lock down opposing guards. Taylor's combination of anticipation, speed and quick hands make him a devastating defender.
2021 6'8 F Chrisdon Morgan: Chris Morgan is getting better. The big man changes ends well and plays hard. He's a vocal defender and a big time energy guy. He guards the post well and finishes around the rim in traffic.
2021 5'9 G Eli Stephens: Eli is small but he checks a lot of boxes that small guards need to check. He got in the paint whenever he wanted to and used his vision to find open teammates. He finishes well around the rim with floaters and knows how to use his body to finish over bigger guys. He was the best PG on the floor in the matchup.
2021 6'4 G Cooper Sisco: Deadeye shooter this weekend with good size and some pop. Much better athlete than given credit for and competes on both sides of the ball. He knocked down the three with regularity all weekend.
2021 6'4 G Zhuric Phelps: Zhuric was as good as I've seen him. He knocked down mid range jumpers, finished above the rim in traffic and did a good job defensively.
2021 6'7 F Tay Mosher: Tay showed off a nice stroke from three knocking down three triples in the game against Southern Assault. I never question his ability to stretch the floor, I want to see him rebound and bang more in the paint.
2021 6'4 G Jalen Lake: Jalen has definitely added muscle to his frame. Teams try and get physical with him and this weekend it was met with resistance from Lake. He was able to handle the ball under pressure and he shot the ball well from three and in the midrange. He's a better shot creator than what he gets credit for.
2021 6'3 G Jon Muhammad Jr.: Muhammad scored the ball well this weekend. He knocked down shots and showed the ability to finish above the rim. He has a great body and uses it defensively and on the glass as well. One to track.
2021 6'5 Wing Noah McDavid: McDavid had one of the top single game performances of the event. Went for 27 in a win by attacking the basket, knocking down shots in the midrange and being a menace defensively in the passing lanes. MM ability and size for position. Best basketball is ahead of him.
2021 6'8 F Addarin Scott: In a class lacking big men Scott is starting to insert himself as a legit prospect. His body looks good, he runs well and plays above the rim. More run and jump than anything at this point but he's good at that part of the game. Has made tremendous strides in his game and body over the last year.
2021 6'8 F Nate Tshimanga: Nate was the most talented big man in the event. Great size, long arms and skill. He handled the ball in the open floor, finished above the rim, made elbow jumpers and dominated the glass. He is VERY good and should be recruited at the MM+ level no question.
2021 6'4 Wing Chase Ross: Chase shot the cover off the ball this weekend. He has always been an electric athlete but he's gotten better every year with his shooting and his range. Looked the part of a legit MM prospect.
2021 5'10 G Kobe Wiggins: Wiggins scored the ball well this weekend. He's a quick guard that can really get down hill and make plays for himself and others.
2021 6'1 G Mason Gibson: Mason did an excellent job defensively all weekend long and took advantage of his scoring opportunities. He can really get downhill and finish around the rim. He knocked down shots this weekend as well.