The 2010-11 college season has begun and let's take a look at which of the Greater Houston former stars shined the brightest during the first game of their post high school careers (on the D1 level).
Mind you, from the class of 2010's final Top 11 ranked players, only #1 Brandon Peters, #6 Darius Gardner, #7 Darrius Richardson, #9 Kene Anyigbo, #10 Mackey McKnight, and #11 Drew Parker (pictured) were in uniform for the D1 schools they inked with last season. I used eleven players with all due respect to the tragic loss of Texas A&M recruit Tobi Oyedeji and his family. Of those six players, 4 were in the starting lineups on opening night, which establishes one piece of factual evidivence - whatever the head coach told them during the recruiting process, he didn't lie. As of today, those young men (who have started all their lives) certainly made the proper decision in regards to their college careers. Now that doesn't mean because another young man didn't start that he made the wrong decision whatsoever. I could go deeper into this equation and conduct a role call of how many of you guys would've bet your right pockets that Parker or McKnight would've been starters on the D1 level six months after getting a high school diploma? Allright then, go ahead and admit that you just might have pegged those two young men too low in regards to the respect category.
Parker played the most minutes, had the most assists of all the true crabs (33mins/ 8dimes). McKnight had the most points (13pts) and blocks (3). The ex Langham Creek in his college debut as starting point guard, for Lehigh: 30 min / 13pts, 5-12fg, 2-2 3pt, 1-1 ft / 3a / 3rb / 3blks.
Although he's not a crab, Strake Jesuit product Tim Frazier was the starting point guard on the opposite end, for Penn State: 30 min / 7pts, 1-5fg, 4-4ft / 6a / 7rb.
Meanwhile, the best stat line of the night was produced by redshirt freshman Augustine Rubit (16pts/ 15rebs) with 15 of those points coming in the first half of the team's blowout win. No doubt, the Houston basketball community is very proud of these young men!
Two addition products of Houston faced each other on out of state soil, when Florida A&M battled Alabama. Former Sharpstown HS standout Jeremy Dean earned a scholarship with the Rattlers after playing well at the Unsigned Senior Showcase this past July. He played 17mins (1pt) while recent Christian Life grad Jason Carter hauled in 6rebs in 8mins of action for the Crimson Tide.
|| D1 COLLEGE
||33m / 8a / 4p/ 3r
||loss to VCU
||23m / 3a/ 4p/ 2r
||win over St Joe's
||23m / 10p/ 2r
||win over Tx Luth
||27m/ 16p/ 15r
||win over Spring Hill
||Port Arthur Memorial
||22m / 6a / 3p
||win over Tx Luth
* denotes - redshirt freshman who actually was member of 2009 class.