2010 W 6’5″ Demetrious “Cleveland” Smith (shown here at the www.TexasRecruit.com combine) helped his Pflugerville Panthers to a convincing win tonight. Smith’s wingspan has been measured at 6’9″. His perimeter shot is improving and he’s turning into a sure fire prospect.
Texas Basketball Inc’s correspondent was in the house tonight at Pflugerville to see the Panthers dominating win over Austin Akins. Pflugerville came out of the gate early and held a 50-34 edge at the half, emptied their bench and coasted to an 89-68 victory.
Akins is no slouch team either as Coach David Peavey has his troops playing aggressive basketball. What makes Pflugerville scary good is that they’ve never been healthy all season. The Ville has been the victim of assorted nagging injuries to 2010 W Cleveland Smith, and two both their D-1 signees; 2009 Osas Ebomwonyi (still getting in shape after suffering a broken leg, returning to the lineup just before New Year) and 2009 PG Jonathan Garza (only played 2 minutes tonight with a broken hand).
If the Panthers can get healthy there’s no telling what they can accomplish. A deep playoff run is in the cards for them in my opinion. They’ve already beaten Judson, and lost in double OT to San Antonio Madison this year WITHOUT Smith and Ebomwonyi in the lineup.
Akins was led by Kevin McFarland with 13, Brandon Wooley with 11 and 2011 PG Yolonzo Moore with 11.
Pflugerville, who seems to have a different hero everytime out got 20 points and 11 rebounds, including 2 big dunks from 2009 W Brian Todd, 17 from 2011 G Deion Mitchell, and 16 points from 2010 W Cleveland Smith who is showing much improved range on his shot. Ebomwonyi clogged up the middle and blocked 5 Akins shots.