Coach Pete’s Houston Camp was held Saturday, September 24 at Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, TX. Area Codes Basketball evaluated the prospects during the day, with a couple of our favorites listed below. To see each player’s Highlight Video- just click the name of the player. For more information on future Coach Pete Camps, go to www.d1certified.com or follow Coach Pete on Twitter @CoachPeteCamps.
Time to break down the prospects from Houston…
Noah Hendricks 6’0″ 2017 (Pearland, TX – Pearland) Hendricks was as heady as they come as he boasted the second best assist to turnover ratio at the camp. He didn’t force anyting, made the right plays, let the game come to him, and saw things before they happened on a consistent basis. He’s a deceptively quick player that excells in transition and in the half court. He will be a solid pick up for a program as the end of the season approaches. He’s also a great student with a 3.94 GPA.
Sydney Shipp 5’9″ 2019 (Fulshear, TX – St. Pius X) Shipp had the ball on a string as he looked pretty comfortable running the show from a ball handling standpoint. He was crafty and creative at times in transition, but also didn’t force anything. He’s only 5’9″ right now, but he’s got some good length to him and is young so he’s got looks of a young player that will grow. If this happens, his stock could grow simultaneously.
Daniel Corteguera 5’10” 2018 (Houston, TX – Stratford) A go out and get the job done kind of player. Corteguera was efficient and made the right basketball plays that win games. He went 17 for 30 from inside the arc and 4 for 8 from long distance. He understands how to move without the ball and takes what the defense gives. Corteguera also possessed a 9:3 assist to turnover ratio that is definitely on par with some of the better point guards at the college level.
Jared Courtley 5’11” 2018 (Katy, TX – Cinco Ranch) Courtley got on some streaks where he looked like a very capable shooter on the next level. He understood his positioning on the floor in terms of where the defense was playing and how the defense was being attacked that set him up for shots that he knocked down at a pretty reliable rate. He will be a nice pickup in a years time for a program that is looking for someone that can be a marksman at the next level.
Re Attuquayefio 6’2″ 2018 (Katy, TX – Obra D. Tompkins) A high, quick, and fluid release along with some speed and the ability to handle it a little bit made Attuquayefio appealing. At the same time, there’s still a lot of potential here as he is long, still somewhat raw as a player, and looks like he could still grow. With that being said though, Attuquayefio was still one of the most effective players at camp going 9 for 18 from inside the arc and 6 for 12 from the behind the three point line.
Billy Phenicie 6’3″ 2017 (The Woodlands, TX – The Woodlands) Phenicie was physical and tough throughout the camp. Additionally, the blue collar wing was 7 for 15 from inside the arc and and 6 for 12 from the outside the arc. The physical attributes accompanied with his skill set make him an appealing player for programs looking to add a degree of toughness to their roster when classes start in the fall of next year.
Jacob Beckstead 6’4″ 2017 (Houston, TX – Northland Christian) Beckstead had an interesting game as he has the athleticism and quickness of a small forward, but has the frame of a kid that could put on quite a bit of weight from the weight room. This could result in him being more capable of playing in the post at the next level and being somewhat of a matchup problem for opposing teams. He had a dunk in transition that was pretty impressive and showed glimpses of what he may be capable of. He’s also a high academic kid as he boasts 4.0 GPA.
Jackson Moffatt 6’6″ 2018 (Magnolia, TX – Magnolia) Really skilled for someone his size and a deceptive athlete. Moffatt may have arguably been one of the most productive players at the camp going 18 for 29 from inside the arc, 11 for 24 from outside the three point line, and pulling down 16 rebounds. His court savvy, another year of improvement to add to his game, and 3.8 GPA make Moffatt one of the sleepers out of Texas for LM D1 teams.
Xavion Solomon 5’8″ 2019 (Houston, TX – Heights) Solomon was quick and could definitely find the gaps in the defense. He generated extra help side defense with his ability to get into the teeth of the defense, but also was capable at dishing to the outside for open shots. Solomon is small, but his youth and ability as a point guard at this point in his career make him one to watch as he continues to mature. He also carries a 3.95 GPA.
D’Avian Houston 5’9″ 2020 (Missouri City, TX – Ridge Point) Houston has a really good chance to be high major prospect as time goes when you look at the tools he already has at such a young age. Houston was lightning quick in the open floor and made plays for both himself and his teammates on a consistent basis. Although small, Houston also did a great job of using his body to his advantage as he understood angles and how to finish acrobatically. 8 for 11 from inside the arc and 8 for 13 from three to go along with 8 assists is not bad at all for 2020 prospect that many need to take notice of.