Elite 14: Bossi's scouting notes

Eric Bossi, National Analyst
Rivals Basketball Recruiting
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Courtesy of Pangos Camp

WICHITA FALLS, Texas -- Each year the Elite 14 serves as an invaluable scouting tool in advance of the coming high school season. National Analyst Eric Bossi gives his scouting notes on the likes of Kansas committed sophomore Tre White from his annual trip to Hirschi High School. The top storylines of the event will be covered on Monday in the Starting Five.

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LANCASTER BACKCOURT IS FUN TO WATCH

Whenever I settle in to watch Lancaster (Texas) High, I know that their backcourt duo of 2020 four-star Mike Miles and 2021 Rivals150 scorer Wade Taylor are going to give me a show. They always play hard, they play fast and it's easy to see why they are being recruited at high levels.

A tough and physical point, Miles continues to evolve and he's getting more consistent. At a higher level -- TCU, Texas A&M and others are coming around -- his defense will help to earn him minutes early. At an upper end mid major, he could play near starter minutes from day one because of his size and style. His only official visit thus far has been to North Texas and he'll likely wait things out until the spring to sign.

Then there is Taylor whose listed 6-foot-1 may even be a little generous and he is probably as much a shooting guard as he is a point guard. His smallish size as a combo may be a knock from some, but I tell you what, Taylor hands out buckets and I believe he's a legit high major prospect because he can stretch the floor, gives you an additional ball handler and because he has a high basketball IQ. Baylor, Florida State, North Texas, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M and UTEP have all offered.

SOPHOMORE TANDEM STANDS OUT

San Antonio (Texas) Cornerstone Christian actually has a trio of good looking freshman, but top 25 four man Jerrell Colbert had to sit out during the game I watched. That's fine, I've already seen much more of him than his teammates -- Kansas bound Tre White and Austin Nunez.

Ranked in the top 40 nationally, White is a power wing who has a big body and combines some bounce with power. What struck me most was his skill level. He did some things with the ball (stepbacks, hesitations, changes of pace and direction) that I'd not seen from him in the past and he shot the ball with confidence. He backed up his lofty national status.

As for Nunez, he's not nearly as mature physically as his teammate White but he plays with every bit as much confidence. He's a gunslinger from deep who has no reservations about pulling up for jumpers and he's pretty crafty off the dribble. When he adds strength through physical maturation, he's got the skill and feel to be a real problem and that's why Baylor, LSU, Memphis, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, UT San Antonio and Wake Forest have already offered.

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