Super 16 Extravaganza Schedule

Super 16 Schedule

1st Chr Life (1-1) Kingwood(2-0)
Jones (1-1) LaMarque (2-0)
Klein Forest (2-0) Seven Lakes (2-0)
2nd Wheatley (1-1) Galv Ball (1-1)
StrJesuit (1-1) Elkins (1-1)
LaPorte (1-1) Elsik (1-1)
3rd HCYA (1-1) StThomas(0-2)
N. Shore(1-1) Second Bapt(0-2)
Episcopal (0-2) P’dena Mem (0-2)





9a Elkins 54 Sec. Bapt. 25
P. Mem 22 S. Lakes 61
K. Forest 55 Episcopal 37
10a Wheatley 58 HCYA 62 (OT)
Jones 45 S. Jesuit 46
Kingwood 33 St. Thomas 31
11a Elskik 31 S. Lakes 45
LaPorte 52 Epsicopal 45
LaMarque 54 S. Baptist 34
12p HCYA 37 Chr Life 60
G. Ball 67 St.Thomas 44
Northshore 51 S. Jesuit 49
1p LaPorte 35 Klein Forest 52
LaMarque 60 Elkins 57
2p G. Ball 44 Kingwood 52
Jones 72 Northshore 52
3p P. Memorial 38 Elsik 50
Chr Life 50 Wheatley 51
4p Sec. Baptist 46 Episcopal 36
P. Memorial44 St. Thomas 45


9a LaMarque HCYA
Galveston Ball LaPorte

10a Seven Lakes Wheatley
Jones P. Memorial
11a KingWood Elsik
K. Forest Strake Jesuit

12p Elkins Northshore
Christian Life St Thomas
1p #11:   winners of #3 v #4
#12: winners of #5 v #6

2p #13:   winners of #9 v #10
#14: winners of  #7 v #8

3p Showcase: tba
#15: winners of #11  v #12

4p xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx
#16: winners of #13  v #14

#17: winners of #15 v #16



D-1 Nation Real Talk: 2011 G 5’5 Vanessa Winston

Contributing Editor: Joseph Dean

The D1 Nation caught up with 2011 G Vanessa Winston of  Akins High School for today’s segment of D-1 Nation Real Talk.

What are some of your hobbies outside of basketball?

Reading, shopping.
What’s your favorite subject at school?
What music are you listening to before a game?
Who’s your favorite NBA player from Texas?
Kevin Durant
List some goals you’ve set for this year.
Win District
Win District MVP

2011 G Vanessa Winston of Austin Akins 

What’s the most memorable moment in your high school career?
Waking up late for a tournament game and coach letting me
know about it
What’s been your best “Sports Center” moment?
Koby doing a step back move and knocking it down
What college or WNBA player do you model your game after?
Renee Montgomery
Who are the top 5 colleges recruiting you the hardest?
South Western University
Dartmouth University
If you won a $1,000,000 what would you do with it?
Find something profitable to invest it in
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
Teaching Spanish


Contributing Editor: Joseph Dean

With the season right around the corner, things are really heating up in Fall league play. D-1 Nation was on hand this week to check out some key match ups & players in the Pville Fall league. I had a chance to catch District 25-5A power house Pflugerville High Match up against 4A power house LBJ.

Pflugerville High School Lady Panthers
This game had a playoff atmosphere as the stands was packed to capacity to see some of the top talent around the area. 2011 P 6’1 Nneka Enemkpali continues to be a beast around the basket. The 6’1 Senior lead Pflugerville to the state tourney in 2009, and she be a huge factor for the panthers this season. Nneka is being highly recruit by several D-1 schools including the University of Texas.

2012 G 5’6 Jasmyn Booker
Pflugerville High School

Jasmyn is a nice smooth point guard with a high basketball IQ. The 5’6 PG has great handles with the ability to get to the rim. Jasmyn has great range on her shot and will be a nice impact player for the Panther this season.  

2011 W 5’10 Tierany Henderson (Left)
2011 F 5’11 De’ Mesheon Hyder (Right)
2011 W 5’10 Tierany Henderson is a great slasher with solid skill. The 5’10 junior has nice size and should be a huge impact for the Jags this season. Henderson has solid handles with a nice mid range shot. Look for Henderson to be a tough match up this season in district
2011 P 5’11 Dy’ Mesheon Hyder will be a big part of the Panthers success this season.
De’ Mesheon  has a powerful presence in the post very  physical, but mobile post player that coaches love. Good to great low post scorer and physical rebounder. Good shooter and is developing her range. She is good at holding her position on defense. Wide body that can run the court.
Dy’ Mesheon pictured here with the D-1 Ambassadors Austin Elite
Player Watch
2013 W 5’11 Diana Omozee

2013 W 5’11 Diana Omozee has nice size with great athleticism. The true sophomore works very hard defensively, and has nice footwork around the basket. Diana has nice ball handling, & passing skills. Diana will suit up with the  JV team this season and will do great things. Look for Diana to be a nice prospect in the class of 2013. College Coaches Alert!


Texas Super Showcase Sweet 16: Sunday, October 3rd @ Concordia University

The 2nd Annual D1 Nation Texas Super Showcase Sweet 16 will be held this Sunday, October 3rd at Concordia University in Austin, TX. 

With a few exceptions, these are some of the top talent laden squads in the Austin/San Antonio area this coming 2010-2011 season.  Some of the top performers in no particular order will be:

2012 G Santiago Parades of Austin Waldorf 
2011  All State F 6’5″ Brooks Pawsat & 2011 F 6’7″ Austin Jenkins of  Austin Hyde Park
2012 PG Michael Hardge of Georgetown

2011 G Deon Mitchell of Pflugerville (Northern Iowa)

2011 P 6’9″ Shane Minnick of Marble Falls
2013 P 6’6″ Drew Wikelius, PG Will Morse & 2012 SG R.J. Rowan of Austin Westlake
2011 P 6’7″ Malcolm McDonald of Killeen Shoemaker
2012 G Marcel Pimpton of Pflugerville Connally

2011 W Jaleel Williams of Killeen Ellison

2013 PG John Azzinarro of San Antonio Brennan
2012 G J. Mychal Reese & 2013 G Travon Landry of Bryan
2011 G Jake Kocher & 2011 W Adam Whitlock of Austin St. Michael’s

2011 G Tre Demps of San Antonio Reagan (Northwestern)

2011 G Eric McClellan, 2011 G Alex Reinking & 2013 W Patrick Strake of Austin High
2011 W 6’5″ Jaleel Williams & 2011 G Devonta Brown of Killeen Ellison
2012 W 6’5″ Allex Austin & 2012 G G Collin Hart of San Marcos
2011 PG Tre Demps & 2011 WG Max Yon of San Antonio Reagan

2011 G Eric McClellan of Austin High

2011 PG Deon Mitchell, 2012 W 6’4″ Jamal Shabazz, 2013 PG T.J. Williams & 2011 W Cameron Blue of Pflugerville
2011 G Yolonzo Moore, 2011 G Malcolm Canada, & 2013 W Lionel Hollins of Austin Akins

Who knows what other bright, young stars will burst onto the scene at this year’s Super Showcase. Admission is $7 for the day, for all games.  College and high school coach’s passes will be honored.
 Court 1

9AM Austin Waldorf (TAPPS) v D1 Ambassadors
10:10AM Georgetown (16-5A) v Marble Falls (25-4A)
11:20AM Austin Westlake (15-5A) v Killeen Shoemaker (12-5A)
12:30PM Pflugerville Connally (16-4A) v San Antonio Brennan (28-4A)
1:40PM Georgetown (16-5A) v D1 Ambassadors
2:50 PM Bryan (12-5A) v Austin Westlake (15-5A)
4PM San Antonio Brennan (28-4A) v Austin Waldorf (TAPPS)
5:10PM Killeen Shoemaker (12-5A) v Pflugerville Connally (16-4A)

                                              Court 2

9AM Austin St. Michael’s (TAPPS) v Austin High (15-5A)
10:10AM Killeen Ellison (12-5A) v San Marcos (25-5A)
11:20AM San Antonio Reagan (26-5A) v Bryan (12-5A)
12:30PM Austin High (15-5A) v San Marcos (25-5A)
1:40PM Pflugerville (16-5A) v Austin St. Michael’s (TAPPS)
2:50 PM Killeen Ellison (12-5A) v Austin Akins (15-5A)
4PM San Antonio Reagan (26-5A) v Pflugerville (16-5A)
5:10PM Austin Akins (15-5A) v Marble Falls (25-4A)

2nd Generation D1 Ambassador Julian Ivany Enters The World

Most of you know the background of the D1 Ambassadors organization.  Please indulge me, today. The original D1 Ambassador, my son Chip Ivany & his beautiful fiancee’ Miss Judy Jones have given me the most wonderful gift. Welcome my second grandson to the world, Julian Cordell Ivany born in San Antonio, TX at Methodist Hospital.
He came into this world at 2:09AM on September 27th.  Weighing in at 9lbs 4ozs & 21 inches long, we thank God he is in perfect health…and he is one good looking dude! 🙂
 Julian Ivany, chilling and pondering his college offers

I think we’ve got a future big baller on our hands.  Daddy Chip Ivany, shown below with South Alabama was part of the Jaguars 2008 NCAA Tournament team & scored 1500 points in his high school career at Taylor & Pflugerville Connally. 

Mama Judy Jones was a freshman at Texas-San Antonio last year.  As a true freshman, she recorded game highs of 26 points (Sam Houston), 13 rebounds (Rice), 7 assists (Lamar) & 5 steals (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi).  In short she terrorized the Southland Conference before suffering ligament damage in her foot late in the season.

In addition, while at Monroe Wossman (LA) she was the Louisiana State runner up in the 200 meters and long jump. As a senior she captured the State Championship in the high jump and was the FOUR time State 400 mete champion from her freshman to senior year.

I like Julian’s chances.  Anyway, thanks for indulging me and thank you for all the congratulations to our family that we have received.

Del Valle’s Karim York Commits To Santa Clara

Congratulations to Del Valle’s Karim York & his Family.  Karimm committed to play for Santa Clara in the West Coast Conference.  The 2011 versatile 3/4 man is close to 6’8″.  He’s skilled enough to punish bigger defenders if they attempt to guard him on the perimeter or can score with nifty post moves and touch down low when confronted with a bigger defender.  York reminds me in many ways of former Del Valle & New Mexico star A.J. Hardeman.  This includes his athleticism and ability to block and alter shots with their long frames.
2011 Karim York of Del Valle (shown below with the Texas D1 Ambassadors)

I had the privelege to coach York at the Minnesota Pump N Run Tournament, held this past July in Minneapolis. In addition to his basketball skills I was struck by him being a nice kid who also had focus on his academics.  SMU, Texas Tech, & Northeastern were just some of the many schools recruiting York.

St. Thomas High School Fall League


ST. Thomas Varsity Fall League
Sept. 29,

5:00pm STHS Red (Varsity) (4-0) vs Memorial HS (3-1)
halftime score sths 24- MHS 11
final score STHS 53- MHS 30

Ian Hurley (2011) 5’10 led all scorers with 18
Christian Sanders (2012) 6’3

ST. Thomas jumped out to an early lead off early turnovers by Memorial. Ian Hurley paced St. Thomas with 18pts, while his backcourt mate Christian Sanders controlled the tempo all game. Memorial struggled to score in the half court set,  thus allowing ST. Thomas to get easy baskets.

STHS- Ian Hurley 18pts,  Christian Sanders 12pts -Jeremy King 15 rebs
MHS-  Russell Clark 11pts,

6:00pm STHS white (II) (2-2) vs ST. Pius HS (2-2)
halftime score SPHS 38- STHS 24
final score- SPHS 69- STHS 56

Chris Brown (2011) 6’4 STHS

STHS-Chris Brown 16pts, 12rebs, Chris Voss 14pts
SPHS-Trey Guidry 17pts, 12 Carl Culberson, Devon Turk 11pts,

Trey Guidry (2012)  6’6 ST.Pius HS 

ST. Pius used contant pressure to speed up the place and play,  and ST. Thomas never adjusted to the tempo of Pius. In a game of runs St. Pius was able to outlast the Eagles down the stretch, in the game of the arch rivals.

7:00pm Wheatley HS (4-0) vs Spring Woods HS(0-4)
halftime score WHS 36-SWHS 16
final score WHS 80- SWHS 46

WHS- Randy Lewis 19, Victor Preston 14,Julius Hudson 13,  Jarrion Brooks 10pts
SWHS- Faliq Gaiter 12pts
8:00pm Reagan HS (0-4) vs Second Baptist HS(1-3)
halftime score RHS 51- SBHS 37
final score
In a very heated game for a fall league game, Reagan HS pulled out its 1st victory of the league. Khalil Potts lead all scorers and controlled the tempo for the Reagan bulldogs. Second Baptist big 3 made plays, but ran out of gas in the contest.

Khalil Potts (2013) guard 5’10

RHS- Khalil Potts 24, Marcus Ballard 15,
SBHS-Charles Allen  20pts ,Khadeem lattin 15pts, Kendrick Morris 12pts

Charles Allen (2011) guard 6’1 SBHS
Khadeem Lattin 6’9 (2014) SBHS

St. Thomas High School Fall League

ST. Thomas JV Fall League
      Sept. 28

5:00pm STHS black (frosh) (1-3) vs Lamar HS JV (0-2)
halftime STHS26- LHS 12
final score STHS 53- LHS 26
ST. Thomas sprinted out the gate with a quick 8-0 run ot establish the tempo. In a game where Lamar didnt shoot well, ST. Thomas was able to extend there lead and put the game away early.

Jaime Keating (2014) 6’2 scored early and often .
Joshua Reese (2014) pg 5’8

STHS Jaimie Keating 21pts, 2blks, 11rebs, Joshua Reese 10pts, 5rebs, 5asst, Phillip Carter 10pts,
LHS- no player scored in double digits

6:00pm STHS Grey (2-2) vs Memorial HS JV (4-0)
halftime MHS 26-STHS13
final score MHS 37- STHS 27
In a sloppy game Memorial HS imposed its will against St.Thomas on the defensive end, and held on for the victory countering St. Thomas late rally attempts. Memorial used a total team effort to keep the Eagles off balance .

STHS- Jarin Murphy 10pts,Rowan Brumant 10pts

Rowan Brumant (2012) wing 6’2

7:00pm ST. Pius JV (1-3) vs Washington HS JV (2-0)
halftime WHS 40- STPHS 22
Final score- WHS 74- STPHS 62
Washington exploded out the gate and took a commanding lead 12-3 in the opening minutes. Marquez LeBlanc dominated on both ends of the floor. ST.Pius regrouped after the half and made a charge, but Washington had to much fire power. EX-Washington legend Tack Minor was in the building to check out  his alma mater in action.

Chris Walker  6’2 (2013) St.Pius

SPHS – Chris Walker 30pts,
WHS- Marquez Walker 18pts 12rebs, Domquence Burns 15pts,

Marquez Walker (2013) 6’4 post


Domquence Burns (2013) 6’0 guard

D1 Nation Real Talk: 2011 G Deron Belford of Kerrville Tivy (Texas State)

The D1 Nation caught up with Kerrville Tivy floor general and Texas State commit, 2011 PG Deron Belford for today’s segment of D1 Nation Real Talk.
What are your hobbie ouside of basketball?
Football video games

What’s your favorite subject in school?
What music do you listen to before a game?
Who’s your favorite NBA player from Texas?
Deron Williams
List some goals you’ve set for this year.
District MVP, & back to regionals for 3rd time
What’s the most memorable moment in your high school career?
Regionals as a sophomore
What’s your “Sports Center” highlight?
Got a steal and made a layup to win the game

2011 G Deron Belford of Kerrville Tivy

What college or NBA player do you model your game after?
Allen Iverson
Which colleges are recruiting you hardest?
I have committed to Texas State
Who are the 6 best players in the Cen Tex area?
KK York, Devonte Brown, Me, Jalen Washington, Deon Mitchell, Jordan Roach
What would you do if you won a $1,000,000?
Buy a basketball court
What do you see yourself doing in 5 year?
Playing ball over seas

D1 Nation Diamond In The Rough: 2013 W 6’1" Terrell "T Rex" Colbert of Angleton

Angleton HS made the trip up to San Marcos, TX and ran into two pretty solid teams in Leander & Laredo Nixon.  It was worth the trip though as I was on hand repping the D1 Nation and found a definite D1 Nation Diamond In The Rough.  Rail thin 2013 W 6’1″ Terrell “T Rex” Colbert was a whirling dervish at all times for the Arlington Wildcats.  The sophomore poured in 20 plus points in both contests.  He did it in the high post, in transition, and was particularly effective when he slashed to the hoop when he’d cut in from the wing.
2013 Terrell “T Rex” Colbert of Angleton
Colbert did not play any summer basketball last year.  That needs to change.  Angleton’s got a good one for the next three years.  College coaches alert!