By Brandon C. Williams
DICKINSON high school boys basketball coach Jason Wilson has three more seasons of Tramon Mark. Wilson will also have three more seasons of college scouts clamoring into The Swamp on Tuesdays and Fridays to see one of the nation’s best underclassmen.
Mark was named to ESPN.com’s top 25 boys basketball players for the Class of 2020 this past week, ranking 22nd overall and one of only two players in the state of Texas to make the prestigious list. The incoming sophomore already has an offer from TCU, yet will see his mailbox fill up as more colleges begin to zero in on Mark.
One of the key components to Dickinson’s run to district 24-6a regular season title, Mark finished with 15.1 points per game to go along with 4.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.3 steals per contest. He was named the district’s top newcomer and was named to the 24-6a first team. His freshman success came after being named to the National Youth Basketball League first team and leading McAdams junior high school to consecutive district championships.
Mark’s style of play has been compared to former Houston area youth hoops standout De’Aaron Fox, who was the fifth overall selection of Sacramento Kings in this past Thursday’s NBA draft following a year of playing at University of Kentucky.
He is also among four area players who made the Class of 2020 watch list of RCSSports.com, one of the state’s premier basketball scouting sites. Mark was joined on the list by fellow Dickinson teammate Deuce Guidry, while Clear Springs’ Jalen White and La Marque’s Jordan Curry.