DEC 21-22: THE CHRISTMAS CROSSOVER

MEDIA ADVISORY!
Eleven years ago, Houston area high school teams shocked the Nation after dominating competition from across the country.  On December 21-22, 2018 history has a chance to repeat itself!  Jim Hicks (Rcs Sports),  Glenn Smith (MetroPlexHoops), Marcus Sloan (OTR Exposure) are proud to present a new holiday high school basketball showcase - The Christmas Crossover, which will take place the weekend before Christmas, December 21 - 22nd @ the newly built 5,000 seat Houston ISD’s Delmar Fieldhouse.  Each game during the two day event will feature a Houston team versus an out of town opponent!

Out of town teams:  Alexandria Peabody (LA) - 2018 state finalist,  New Orleans Crescent City (LA) - 2018 state finalist, Sulphur Springs (TX) - went 30-5 last season and returned 8 players, Dallas Universal Academy (TX)  – feat. the state’s top soph post Arthur Kaluma 6'7 & Jimel Cofer 6'4 jr,  Dallas iSchool Entrepreneurial Academy (TX) - one of top TCAL privates in the state, feat. Johnathan Aku 6'11 jr & Quevian Adger 6'7 jr
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C.H. Flowers (MD) - feat. one of the tallest frontcourts of any DC area public school.  Plus, Lawton Christian (OK) a very promising young program feat. Devon Barnes 6'0 soph &  Atlanta Holy Spirit (GA) - feat. 247Sports.com #1 ranked player - Anthony Edwards, NBAdraft.net projects as the #1 pick of the 2020 draft.

Greater Houston teams:  Concordia Lutheran - 2018 TAPPS state champion feat. Kansas State recruit Montavious Murphy 6'8 sr and Sam Houston State signee Pierce Hellums 6'2 sr, Eisenhower - feat. future TSU Tigers Ja'Mare 6'0 & Ja'Mere Redus 5'11 sr,  Elkins - guided by future University of Texas star Donovan “Stretch” Williams 6'5 sr,  Episcopal - 2018 SPC state finalist feat. Jahari Long 6'2 jr,  Foster - feat. Ruben " Deuce" Fatharee 6'8 soph & Tay Fisher 6'0 sr,  Houston Christian – feat. Texas A&M bound Sahvir Wheeler, Morton Ranch - feat. Greater Houston's top scorer LJ Cryer 6'1 jr & Eddie Lampkin 6'9 jr,  Sam Houston - 134-19 over the past four seasons with two of Houston's top unsigned seniors - Marlon Jackson 6'3 & Chris Green 6'2,  Shadow Creek – Houston’s top ranked team feat. Hartford recruit PJ Henry 5'10 sr & Akin Newton 6'2 sr, Texas Christian featuring one of the state’s tallest frontcourts Sam Ayomide 6’11 soph + Mohamed Ngom 6’10 frosh & ESPN #12 ranked Jerrell Colbert 6'9 soph. Let's not forget, The Woodlands Christian - 2018 TAPPS State Champions feat. 11th grade duo Bakari LaStrap 5'10 & EJ Jones 6'8.

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SCOUTING / VIDEO SERVICES:  In effort to control the flow of traffic on the floor, Houston ISD athletics has stressed that every credential requester shall provide (via email) a copy of their approval letter from the NCAA.  No credential will be granted to anyone (in amateur media) who has not been approved by the NCAA.  Meaning, only the individual names on the approval letter from the NCAA will be considered for credentials to The Christmas Crossover.  Send email to -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (put Media Request in subject line)

"DA MAGAZINE" LOCATIONS!

Here is where you can find copies of "DA MAGAZINE"

LOCATION BUSINESS NAME  ADDRESS              /  PHONE
1960 & 45 NORTH Mi3 Center 1135 Ella Crossing  (ask for Mark Jr 832-901-3087)
3rd WARD / MID-TOWN Wolf's Department Store 2701 Emmancipation  / (ask for Raymond 713-659-7656)
5th WARD The 5th Unlimited Sports Bar 3400 Liberty Rd   (ask for Jimmy 832-503-2549)
ANGLETON  The Barber Shop 505 N. Dowling
BEAUMONT Celebrity Experience Barber Shop 2650 Washington Blvd (ask for Mr. Pender)
BRAZORIA COUNTY Angleton HS 1 Campus Drive  (ask for Coach Josey)
CLEAR LAKE / LEAGUE CITY Plan B Barber Shop 2047 W Main  (ask for Milton 832-385-4058)
FORT BEND / SUGARLAND Kim Courville (ask for Kim 832-475-7825)
HUMBLE The GYM 2325 Atascocita   (ask for Anissa 281-540-4496)
KATY Morton Ranch HS 21000 Franz Rd  (basketball dept)
MONTGOMERY COUNTY Lake Creek HS 20639 FM 2854 Rd  (ask for coach Spencer)
NORTH EAST HOUSTON Triple J's Smokehouse 6715 Homestead    /  713-635-6384
PASADENA Pasadena Memorial HS 4410 Crenshaw     (basketball dept)
PASADENA Sam Rayburn HS 2121 Cherrybrook  (basketball dept)
PORT ARTHUR Doug Jones (ask for Doug 409-365-4044) 

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