Kreul Classic: Minott & Davis emerge as high-major prospects

Corey Evans, Basketball Analyst

CORAL SPRINGS, FL. – The Kreul Classic has become the landing spot for the very best teams from the Sunshine State and a few others as a premier pre-Christmas high school event. This year’s was nothing outside of the norm thanks to the play from breakouts Josh Minott and Cruz Davis, the athleticism of UConn bound Andre Jackson and shot making of Deebo Coleman.


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The next roundtable discussion, whenever the question is asked for which unranked junior I believe should be in the Rivals150, the easy response will be Josh Minott. Boy, what upside he presents along the perimeter. A giant 6-foot-8 true wing that has major, major upside, thinking of what he can be in three or four years can make your mind wander for a good bit of time.

I am not saying that he is a complete product but rather that his upside is of the best you’re going to come across in the 2021 class from a fairly unheralded prospect. He needs to shoot it better and add some strength but he sure does know how to play the game. Guys with his size that he can dribble, pass and defend are en vogue.

Minott’s recruitment might be minimal now but he has all of the makings of a breakout recruit once the travel season begins and college coaches can truly see how good and talented he is. Six offers are in from Dayton, FAU, FGCU, North Texas, Rice and Stetson, while he has already taken an official visit to Dayton. He is a definite four-star prospect with better upside than most others.


Cruz Davis caught my eye to begin the day. The 6-foot-2 guard didn’t get much playing time last year but that is understandable seeing that he was behind Tyrese Maxey and Chris Harris on the South Garland High depth chart. Now at i-School, Davis’ time is now. He just picked up an offer from SMU last month, while Baylor, Houston and Oklahoma are showing interest. A lefty playmaker that scores with great consistency out of the mid-range, Davis is going to be a heavily recruited guard from the state of Texas and should have a chance to receive inclusion within the Rivals150 during its future updates.


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