Jaylon Tyson, Manny Obaseki one of the most dominant backcourts in Texas

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John Paul II senior forward Jaylon Tyson at The Battle in Fort Worth, Texas (Photo: Stephan Dawson / Basketball Society)

Jaylon Tyson and Manny Obaseki are the backcourt to watch in Texas.

With a current record of 19-1, John Paul II is being led by one of the most dynamic backcourts in the country with Jaylon Tyson and Manny Obaseki.

Tyson is having a monster senior season before heading to Texas Tech. The 6-foot-6 three-level scorer is averaging 25 points and five rebounds per game. Nearly identical to his First Team All-State junior season stat line of 24 points and five rebounds.

Obaseki helps to lead Tyson in that effort. The 6-foot-3 Texas A&M commit is a dynamic playmaker, naturally putting himself and his teammates in great positions to score. It’s rare to see him take a bad shot, showing his IQ that can help him translate at the next level.

He’s also uniquely athletic, able to jump with the best of them and dazzle with acrobatic finishes in the air.

In their game against Parish Episcopal, Obaseki started off the game with an alley-oop dunk off the backboard.

The one loss for John Paul II came against Waxahachie in the third game of the season. Their star player is CJ Nolan, one of the top senior guards in Texas committed to Oklahoma.

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John Paul II guard Manny Obaseki goes for a layup at The Battle in Fort Worth, Texas (Photo: Stephan Dawson / Basketball Society)

John Paul II defeated iSchool of Lewisville by two points in overtime at The Battle earlier this month at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. High-profile junior Keyontae George headlines iSchool, finishing with 37 points and seven rebounds.

Tyson and Obaseki are expected to lead John Paul II to their second straight Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) state championship after winning it for the first time in its history last season.


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