Texas Longhorns small forward signee Gerald Liddell’s high school career has come to an end, and the talented wing has quite the list of accomplishments.
As the headlining talent at Cibolo (Texas) Steele in the San Antonio area, Liddell led the Knights to a 32-3 record, a district championship, and to the third round of the Class 6A playoffs.
Courtesy of his efforts throughout such a successful season, as Liddell averaged 16 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 blocks per game, Liddell was honored as the District 27-6A MVP, a TABC Class 6A All-State selection, and furthermore, was named as the Boys Player of the Year for the 2018 Express-News All-Area Team.
“I feel like I had a pretty solid high school career. It could have been better, of course, but just use that as fuel and motivation at the next level,” Liddell told Adam Zuvanich of the Express-News.
As far as the next level is concerned, Liddell will arrive at Texas this summer as a 4-star prospect and the No. 2 overall talent in Texas, per the 247Sports composite rankings.
247Sports provided an evaluation on Liddell’s versatile skill set:
“Already, he possesses a soft, arching jump shot that’s fairly accurate from medium-range. He’s also quick to the ball with nice reflexes and makes some dribble moves — even going left — that suggest big things down the road.”
As the nation’s No. 36 overall player, Liddell also serves as the headliner of Shaka Smart’s 2018 class, which also includes 4-star power forward Kamaka Hepa, 3-star power forward Jaxson Hayes, and 3-star small forward Brock Cunningham.