Texas D1 Ambassadors – Team Josephs Advance To Elite 8 at Kansas City Classic

This past weekend, Coach Paul Josephs Texas  D1 Ambassadors group out of San Antonio travelled to Kansas City to participate in the KC Classic. Previously named the Manhattan Classic, this forty team tournament included high profile participants such as Team Texas, Spiece Mo-Kan, Houston Hoops, Martin Brothers, Kingdom Hoops and host Spiece Mo-Kan.

6’8″ 2012
Connor Lammert

The D-1 Ambassadors had an excellent weekend making a strong run through pool and bracket play by making it to the quarter finals before losing to host Spiece Mokan in a hard fought game by six points, 59 – 53. Spiece Mokan went on to win the tournament championship in a twenty point win over the Galveston Hornets out of the Houston area. Mokan went through the tournament undefeated with the D1 Ambassadors providing them their closest game of the tournament. In what was considered the upset of the tournament, the D1 Ambassadors knocked off Nike sponsored Team Texas Elite in the round of sixteen. Team Texas was lead by 2011 pg Jamal Branch (A&M commit) and 2012 6’9 F Zach Peters (recent Kansas commit). The Ambassadors played outstanding defense in the victory and were able to contain Team Texas’ outstanding guard play and control the boards throughout the game.

It was an excellent trip for this group of four sophomores and seven juniors. After two tough weekends of basketball they will be off to Dallas to participate in the Summer Tip Off (GASO) over Memorial Day before taking a break in their schedule.

D1 Ambassadors  – San Antonio Roster

2011 G Sean Bambace (Antonian Prep)
2012 G Carter Josephs (SA Clark)
2012 G Michael Douglass (SA Churchill)
2012 G Adam Perez (SA Clark)
2012 F Connor Lammert (SA Churchill)
2011 G Alec Senioris (SA Central Catholic)
2011 F Kyle Rutledge (SA Clark)
2011 F Ansley Benjamin (SA Clark)
2011 G Tommy Berry (SA Central Catholic – Did not make the trip)
2011 F Clark Lammert (SA Churchill)
2011 G/F Jacob Palacios (SA Clark)

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