DUNCANVILLE, Texas – Now in year 13, the Thanksgiving Hoopfest is one of the nation’s premier high school basketball showcases and a must stop to evaluate and gather news from top talent. Each year the event features the top talent in Texas, bordering state and beyond. It is the perfect place for players to cement their reputations or see their national stock begin to take off.

Version 13.0 at Duncanville High just outside of Dallas is no different and things got off to a tremendous start on Friday. On a day when seven five-star prospects from the classes of 2022 and 2023 took the floor and several others who will be ranked in 2024 were having big outings, nobody did more damage than Oregon bound five-star big man Kel’el Ware.