2022 John Lucas International Middle School Combine


May 7-8th Houston, Texas
This years IMSC with loaded with talented guard play. I saw some outstanding deep range shooting and good ball handling skills. I was very impressed with the skill play and enjoyed highlighting some of the kids below:

2026 Elijah Williams 6’4 F (Scottsdale Christian Academy) Scottsdale, AZ He was very skilled. Had a nice smooth game. Had good size and moved well with and without the ball. His shot looked very good. I did feel he could be more aggressive on both ends.

2026 Jalen Montonati 6’4 F (Owasso 8th Grade Center) Owasso, OkThis young kid was a standout at a past JLE event and his game continues to grow. His long can put it on the floor and can score at all 3 levels. He’s sneaky athletic. He scored in bunches.

2026 Diego Scholze 6’3 F (Polytechnic School) Pasadena, CAHe was quick and energetic. He can stroke it and was deadly from mid-range. As long as he continues to work his game will grow and grow fast.

2026 Patrice Mpouli 6’1 G (Olympic MS) Auburn, WA This young player was strong and physical and used it to his advantage. He was hard to stop getting in the lane and when he got there he more then not finished. He plays was beyond his age. He played with a good pace and rhythm.

2026 Dawson Gilbert 5’11 G (Adair County MS) Columbia, KY This kids was just a lights out shooter, he also put it on the floor and created. He had unlimited range and didn’t see a shot he didn’t like. I like to see him refine his game, because the commodities a PG that can shoot, not an undersized SG.

2026 DJ Biggins 6′ G (St Gabriel’s) Windsor, CT He was an aggressive lefty that loved to attack and could knock down the 3. He had a good IQ for the game and I really like his instincts on both ends.

2026 Dylan Vallien 6’2 G/F (Nolan Ryan Jr High) Houston, TX He’s very active on both ends and always seems to be around the ball. He has to become more consistent on the offense end but his energy more then compensate for any offensive deficiencies

2026 Johnny Rios 5’8 G (Arizona Charter Academy) El Mirage, AZ This little dynamo was a shooter and wasn’t scared to let it fly. He launched from deep. I like to see him upgrade his playmaking skills.2026 Athan Oliver IV

5’10 G (Cathedral Carmel) Lafayette, LA This young guard had good feel and a real good IQ. He had very good court vision and made the right play the majority of the time. He scored when he needed too.

2026 Evan Egans 5’10 G (Crosby MS) Crosby, TX He was a crafty shooting guard that had a nice stroke and a real quick release. All he needed was a little space and he let it fly.

2026 Paxton Scalf 6’6 C (Home School) Rockwall, TX He has very good size and decent footwork. He needs to work on his speed and agility. Was very good around the basket but got in trouble when he was out in space.

2026 Jaylen Simmons 5’11 G (Alamo Jr High) Odessa, TX He was one of my camp favorites because he loved to defend. He picked up 94 feet all weekend. On the offensive end he used the same aggressiveness to attack the basket.

2026 Dylan Mingo 6’1 G (Howitt MS) Farmingdale, NY He has the chance to be special if he keeps working on his game. He’s a long guard that can get anywhere he wants on the court. He has a nice touch on his shot and o plays with some flair. I like to see him go a little more to the right though.

2026 Jack Gambrell 5’9 PG (Lexington Catholic) Lexington, KY He’s a heady Pg, that just knows how to play. He doesn’t force nothing and makes the easy play. He just knows how to run a team.

2026 Joshua Coleman 5’4 G (Westlake MS)This little tough PG is definitely not deterred by his height. He’s lightening quick and can get off his shot. He’s a pest on defensive, every time you put it on the floor your in jeopardy of giving it up.

2026 Richard Claude 5’11 G (Hopewell MS) Round Rock, TXHe showed at times when he’s aggressive, he be problem on the offensive end. He can stroke it and put it on the floor. He looked very good at times and then had the tendency to disappear.

2026 Jordan Skyers 6’3 G/F (Cardinal Hayes) Middletown, NY He’s an aggressive kid that can only go one speed and that’s 100 miles per hour. You hate to tell someone to tone it down, but he needs too. He would get to the rack but more finished, but still missed some easy bunnies. When he learns to play with pace, he’ll be alright.

2026 Gavin Lightning 6’4 F/C (Legacy Christian Academy) Bowling Green, KY The big fella had good length and a nice body. He showed flashes of good footwork and a good touch around the basket. He just needs to become way more aggressive. He has a very nice ceiling.

2026 Ayden Sadler 6’3 F (Gladeville MS) Mt. Juliet, TN The young fella has good length and real good athleticism. He has decent feet and moves very well. He needs to work on being more consistent and more aggressive. 

2026 Ramsey Guessagba-Sato 6′ G (Oak Hills Jr High) Montgomery, TX This kid was a flat out shooter. He knew how to read the defense coming off the screen and pulling up. He also could put it on the floor and knock it down from deep. He need to work more on putting on the floor and attacking.

2026 Aidan Conlan 5’4 G (Our Lady of Mount Carmel School) Santa Barbara, CA This young man was flashing from deep all weekend. He would pull up from anywhere with confidence. He tended to take some bad shots, but he hit a few of them.

2026 Bryce Dixon 6’3 F (Kennemer MS) Cedar Hill, TX He was by far one of the most aggressive kids in the camp. He played aggressive on both ends. When he learns to understand the game more and not take as many bad shots, his game will flourish. He was focus all camp was outstanding.

2026 Chaz Wallace 5’7 PG (Crandall MS) Dallas, TX He’s a jet quick guard that can get in the lane and make things happen. He has a good IQ. I like to see him stay more aggressive at times and keep the pressure on the defense.

2026 Gavin Blanton 6’1 G/F (St George Catholic School) Baton Rouge, LA He’s a real skilled wing. He can shoot it at all levels. I like to see him mix it up and get a little more physical. 

2027 Gervin Caleb 5′ G (Sacred Heart) Bermuda Dunes, CA Little man was an intense competitor all weekend. He stood out in station work and it carried over to the games. He’s tough as nails and didn’t back down from anyone. He had a high IQ and plays within himself.

2027 Tyrone Jamison 6′ G (Youree Drive) Shreveport, LA This young fella had much potential. He has good handles and can get to the basket at will. The problem is, he fell in love with his jumper. He has a decent shot but is way better when he attacks. 

Other notable performers:

2026 Andrew Sellers 6’2 F (St Thomas Episcopal) Houston, TX
2026 Adam Boyd 6’2 F (Humble MS) Humble, TX
2026 Colin Langdon 6’7 F/C (Chisholm Trail Middle) Round Rock, TX
2026 Phoenix Woodson 6’5 F/C (Crossings Christian School) Edmond, TX
2026 Caleb Samuel 5’10 G (Rock Springs MS) Smyrna, TN 
2027 Michai White 5’9 G (Student Athlete Academy) Hackensack,NJ
2026 Sean Mondragon 6′ G (Baker MS) Corpus Christi, TX
2026 Acoya King 6’4 F/C (Taca Academy) Dallas, TX
2026 Stephen Walton 5’11 G (Churchland MS) Portsmouth, VA
2027 Christopher Stokes 4’10 G (Wilders Prepatory Academy) Los Angeles, CA

WRITTEN BY: Darnell ‘Tate’ Johnson

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