. PORT ARTHUR HEAT 14u SCORCHES THE COMPETITION!
PA Heat 14u won the championship of the L&S Airwalkers and Houston Nets "Above the Rim" tournament, held May 19th in Houston.
Be sure to check out these guys at the George McClellan Invitational (GMI) July 12-14th!
. BASKETBALL U - WINS 1st PLACE @ SUMMER PREP SHOWCASE!
Basketball University 14U won 1st place in the Summer Hoops Tour Tournament (May 19, 2013) in Cypress, TX. The team is coached by former Clear Lake and South Alabama standout, Richard Law.
. GFC TAKES TITLE @ SUMMER PREP SHOWCASE
The God First Crusaders have emerged as a group of talent young kids working hard to improve daily. They have played in 8 straight tournament championship games while maintaining a tough competitive schedule that already includes 4 games against "AAU" nationally ranked teams & several big tourney events! This is their 5th championship in a row as they defeated Cy-Fair Hoops 55-23, Houston Cowboys 49-27, Team Duke 41-22, & Louisiana Sports Academy 59-36. Great Job GFC, keep it rolling as they head to New Orleans Primetime Super 60 ready to compete & represent for Houston!
. TEAM DUKE GETTING IT DONE IN CLASSROOM!
Team Duke is a start up program, that requires all players to maintain an A/B average in order to play in tournaments. Now that's what I'm talking about!
The team has eight players remaining with three that are 12 years old and four that are 11 years old and one that is 10 years old. This makes Team Duke a 12 U team in many of the tournaments which is a true disadvantage due to size.
Team Duke played great against Sports Academy, but fell short by a point, 49-48. Jerome Scott was the lead scorer with 18 points for Team Duke and hit a three pointer just before the final buzzer. It was a break out game for him with several assists, steals and rebounds and three 3 point shots. He has been invited to the John Lucas Future of the Game camp in Hampton, VA. and being considered for the Houston Prospect Hoops Camp, 2013.
. HOUSTON ELITE BASKETBALL DOMINATES @ AAU QUALIFIER
Houston Elite Basketball wins the 2013 Gulf Region AAU Qualifier on this past weekend. The team of 14u/ 8th graders went 6-0 after beating Houston Hoops, Houston Defenders Select, Blazers, Starting 5, A level Eagles and GCBC. Elite has won the championship 6 consecutive years. Congrats to the coaches, players, and super fans of the Elite organization.
FRANCHIZE BLACK 14u WIN 1st PLACE IN AUSTIN
Capital of Texas (Austin, TX) 8th Grade Championship Franchize Black 14U- 71 Austin Gametime- 27. Jase Febres scorched the nets for 31pts while DeShang Weaver produced 16p 15r and Marcellus Richardson added 10p 11r.
GCBC 3rd GRADERS TAKE 1st (AGAIN)
Despite playing up in the 14u division of the Rookies Tournament, the Gulf Coast Blue Chips 3rd grade team took first place. This marks the team's sixth straight championship run. GCBC was lead by; Bryce Griggs, Miles Williams, Allen Single, Isaac Norris, Masai Collins, Cameron, Amboree. The team will seek title number seven, during Memorial Day Weekend at the New Orleans Super 60.
. 2013 JOHN LUCAS' INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL COMBINE
(By: Jim Hicks, RcsSports)
This year's International Middle School Combine reminded plenty of those in attendance just how well oiled the John Lucas machine is rolling along the Boulevard. While former Louisville assistant Brian Merritt assembled the vast majority of this very talented crop of talent, there were some very qualified instructors. The staff included recent Texas Tech head coach Chris Walker, ex Corpus head coach Perry Clark, current Centenary head coach Adam Walsh, and former Jordan Brand All American Tack Minor - just to name a few.
A record number of national media were present - which translates to more avenues for exposure. It boasted a very diverse batch of very talented players representing 32 States. Eighth graders such as DJ Russell (Orange Park, FL), Jalek Felton (Mullins, SC), Ira Lee (Hidden Hills, CA), and John Jones (Baton Rouge, LA) all received high grades with their performances over the weekend. In total, there were 136 campers, including 28 from the great State of Texas.
A DOZEN TEXAS BASED 8TH GRADERS WHO RECEIVED (GRADE A) ON OUR REPORT CARD!
1. Jarred Vanderbilt - 6'6 (Houston) - Fared the best of all Texas prospects. Very talented forward. Made plays on both ends of the floor, even without the rock in his hands.
2. Chris Giles - 6'3 (Plano) - Plays hard on both end of the court and has a great mid range game.
3. Craig Roberts - 5'11 (Irving) - Arguably one of the top 5 guards in camp. A very athletic guard who was active on the floor. He very strong going to the basket
4. P.J Washington - 6'6 (Frisco) - A step out four that can play some three and stretch the defense. shoots the ball well and plays very good around the basket
5. Ricky Nelson - 5'10 (Houston) - A cerebral play-making floor general who can score. Has a nice floater.
6. Marvin Wilson - 6'4 (Houston) - A very impressive big with great hands and good footwork, He has a great touch around the basket.
7. Jordan Myers - 6'2 (Fort Worth) - A very strong guard with the ability to score a will
8. Josh Williams - 5'9 (Houston) - a strong guard that can shoot the ball very well. very solid players and very impressive camp
9. Waydale Jones - 6'2 (Angleton) - Athletic guard with a good motor. Played very hard and solid on defense.
10. Keaton Hervey - 6'3 (Cedar Park) - long athletic wing who ran the floor, rebounded, and finished well.
11. Gregory Bowie - 6'0 (San Antonio) - directed offense well. Nice handles.
12. Jacob Wiley - 6'3 (Houston) - good catch and shoot prospect.
HALF - DOZEN TEXAS BASED 7TH GRADERS WHO RECEIVED (GRADE A) ON OUR REPORT CARD!
1. Charles "Tyger" Campbell - 5'9 (Austin) - exceptional ball handler who can finish shots with either hand.
2. DeShang Weaver - 6'6 (Houston) - big young fella who rebounded and occupied plenty of space.
3. Antione Davis - 5'10 (Houston) - one of the more skilled guards in camp. Converted open shots.
4. Zach Thomas - 5'10 (Duncanville) - A young kid who is a magician with the ball he's very fast and can get by defenders
5. Russell Barlow - 6'7 (Garland) - blocked plenty of shots. Rebounded well within his range.
6. Bryson Etienne - 5'8 (Houston) - up and coming guard that held his own at the camp. watch out for this kid
. VARSITY LEGENDS 13u MAKE STATEMENT @ AAU QUALIFIER!
Varsity Legends 13u captured the Gulf Division AAU District Qualifier Championship. They defeated Basketball University in a tight game that needed overtime to decide the outcome.
. HOUSTON DEFENDERS 2017 TAKE 1st PLACE @ GASO!
Below is a recap video of the Houston Defenders Select 2017 Gaso championship run. Here is the link http://youtu.be/KqPKPt3b6Qw
. VICTORY SPORTS EAGLES TAKES BATTLE OF THE BAYOU!
The 12u Victory Sports Eagles won 1st place in the Houston Battle of the Bayou City Classic April 27-28, 2013.
The Team members are Roman Benjamin, Dante Dunn, Quinten O'Callaghan, Kendrick Benjamin, Ray McChristian, Evan Pratt, Cameron Parson, and Trenton Massey.
Team is coached by Jerry Parson, Head Coach and Charles Thompson, Assistant Coach.
. TNBA 2018 WINS SPRING SUPERFEST!
TNBA 2018 brought home the first place trophy in the Spring Superfest with a gritty 5 point win over the SA Next Level Raiders. The Raiders came back from down 10 to tie the game with 14 seconds on the clock. AJ Armstrong gave TNBA the win with a 25 footer with 3 seconds left.
. NO FEAR CERTAINLY AINT SCARED!
Brazoria Ballers-No Fear won the Platinum Division 14U championship at the H-Town Classic this weekend. No Fear beat Texas Dream Team, Houston Hoops-Shelton and Starting 5 Evolution in bracket play.
Comprised By: Russell Burnett (published in Angleton Times)
A local boy’s basketball 14U team finished a grueling three-day tournament in Houston this past weekend by going undefeated and bringing the championship trophy back to Brazoria County.
The Brazoria Ballers-No Fear team is made up of players in seventh, eighth and ninth-grade from Freeport, Lake Jackson and Angleton. They won the H-town Classic Platinum Division with wins over some of the top teams from across the state.
“This is one of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the country, and it speaks volumes about our kids because a team from our area has never won this tournament,” said head coach Robert Griggs. “It’s a live event, which means college coaches flock to the gym to watch the older divisions. The platinum division is for the teams that went undefeated in pool play, so we played the cream of the crop to win the event.”
No Fear was led by Chris Rossow, a 5’7 point guard from Freeport as well as post players Hunter Quick (6’5 from Lake Jackson), Kevin Davis (6’1 from Angleton) and wing Angel Trevino (5’11 from Freeport). Rossow averaged 18.4 points per game to go with 3.6 assists, while both Davis (10.8 ppg., 7.4 reb.) and Quick (8.6 ppg., 7 reb.) dominated down low. Defensive stopper Trevino went for 14.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3 steals per contest.
“I think as a whole, we played well, but the point guard position with Rossow was unbelievable,” Griggs said. “I think he was one of the top three players in our age division. Davis and Quick teamed up to be a two-headed monster holding down the middle. Angel is an awesome ninth-grader who plays with us when the tournaments allow a grade exception, meaning you can play with one player who is a grade older.”
Other team members who contributed in the tournament include: Lake Jackson’s Cole Armstrong, Trey Burnett, Ty Griggs and Sa’vion Myles as well as Angleton’s BJ Foster. No Fear will play in a couple more tournaments in Houston before hitting the road for games in New Orleans and Las Vegas.
The No Fear program was started by Griggs in 2005 and its alumni from the area include DJ Griggs (Long Island University), Quandre Diggs (University of Texas), Shai Fields (Weber State) and Ed’Marques Batties (Middle Tennesse State).