Austin Area Thanksgiving Performances Of Note

I fell behind a little over the last few days as I put most of my efforts into the highly successful D1 Nation Houston Thanksgiving Jamboree.  This morning was spent catching up on Austin area hoops and giving props to some of the top performers over the last few days.

2013 G Jacob Vick had 15 points as Georgetown drilled Willis.

2012 G Tevin Bellinger had 25 to lead Hutto over Austin St. Michael’s 59-36.

2012 G Derek Nalodka helped Round Rock Westwood “hang a hunny” on Cedar Park Vista Ridge 101-51.

2012 G P.J. Rivera had 22 but Austin Akins fell to San Antonio Churchill 75-68.

Woodlands College Park beat Georgetown 62-49 despite 28 points from 2012 G Michael Hardge.

Waco La Vega beat Austin Anderson 72-66 despite 21 points from 2013 G John Gramlich
Dripping Springs Collin Tubbs had 19 in their 60-51 win over Burnet.

Killeen came from behind to beat rival Killeen Ellison 64-62 and got two huge and ones from 2014 G Brian Long who finished with 16 points.

Austin High had 17 from 2013 F Patrick Strake in a 59-47 win over Leander.
Harker Heights won 74-59 over Round Rock Stony Point behind 2012 G Thomas Cherry’s 17.
2012 Chris Runnels had 15 points as Killeen Shoemaker beat Georgetown 69-51 to stay unbeaten.

2015 W Rashard Odomes had 32 points and played like a man possessed as Copperas Cove beat Waco Midway 95-65.

2013 Trey Nash had 19 in Elgin’s 67-58 win over Manor.

Austin Westlake beat Austin St. Andrews 74-46 behind 2012 Drew Wikelius (22), 2013 G Will Morse (13) and 2014 G Chase Carlton 13

2013 P 6’10” Leonard Allen had 18 as Round Rock nipped Temple 52-50

Pflugerville went on the road and beat A&M Consolidated despite 17 from Texas A&M bound Alex Caruso.  2013 G Napoleon Onyeje had scored 19 in the win.

Austin Hyde Park’s 2012 PG Spencer Phillips led the way with 21 points in an OT win.

Austin Bowie battled Austin LBJ to an OT win as 2012 WG Mareik Isom (Arkansas-Little Rock) had 18.

San Marcos 81  Austin Travis 50. 2012 W Allex Austin had 31 points in the blowout.

2013 W Rowdy Winters led Kerrville Tivy with 11 points in a win over South San.
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D1 Nation Houston Thanksgiving Jamboree Top Performers

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Wow! I cannot thank the various media outlets enough who took the time to write on our inaugural D1 Nation Houston Thanksgiving Jamboree and the players who performed in it. I will wait until all their stories are posted and then provide links for the competitors, high school coaches, college coaches, parents and fans to enjoy.-Coach Max Ivany

The D1 Nation Houston Thanksgiving Jamboree’s Top Dozen Performers

1. The MVP: 2012 G 6’4″ Christian Sanders Houston St. Thomas (TX) Stanford
Stanford has gotten a gem in Sanders. Yes, he is a high level shooter but that’s not all he brings to the table. He’s longer, quicker and tougher than you think. MUCH Tougher! This kid is a competitor who does not like to lose and knows how to finish games. He wants the ball and never loses his focus. 18 points vs Brazosport and 32 against Houston Bellaire only tell part of the story.

2. 2013 W 6’9″ Jarell Martin Baton Rouge Madison Prep (LA)
Martin was the sure fire pro at the event. His talent is obvious. Ultra long, bouncy, skilled and has a nice perimeter stroke. How about the intangibles though? He’s obviously on a second year team with talent not quite up to his level. Does he sulk or act above his other team mates? Absolutely not. His demeanor mever changes, he runs the floor with continuous effort on both ends and the score does not matter. He keeps working. Toss in the fact that he’s only been playing basketball three years, only had one summer on the circuit and has only played a total of 11 high school games thus far. There’s a reason that Louisville, Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas, Louisiana State, Marquette and others have offered him already.

3. 2013 G 6’1″ Ken “Juice” Williams Houston Episcopal (TX)
The Juice is loose!…and I’m not talking about the infamous O.J. This is Ken Williams who’s as good a microwave scorer as you’ll find in the 2013 Class. He can and will shoot it from deep but he’s got a devastatingly quick first step and burst to the cup that’s not easy to defend. He had 27 in EACH of Episcopal’s wins. He defeinds hard too, only question I have is how does he distribute the ball at the next level? Not saying he can’t, just that he was busy scorching and scoring during this event.

4. 2012 G 6’1″ Branford Jones Fort Bend Elkins Long Beach State
Long Beach has a tough program, and they’ve gotten a tough kid in Jones. One of talent rich Houston’s best guards he can score, distribute, defend and lead a team. He’s got just enough of a swagger but he combines that with a hard nosed style of play.

5. 2012 G 6’0″ Chase Brogna Houston St. Thomas
St. Thomas’ backcourt was the difference in their two wins. Running the point and off guard Brogna had an outstanding event. He scored 15 and 18 in his two games. It wasn’t only with his trademark catch and shoot perimeter game though. He slashed to the hole effectively in traffic several times and hit clutch midrange shots.

6. 2013 P 6’5″ Kendell Ramrale Houston Episcopal
The negatives, he’s undersized. Now, forget the negatives. Go ahead and recruit Ramrale. He’s got Ivy type grades, toughness and court savvy. He’s strong physically and bangs on every play controlling the boards against bigger opponents. He was the event’s leading rebounder, totalling near 30.

7. 2012 P 6’9″ Jeremy King Houston St, Thoma
King’s got it down pat on the defensive end. He rebounds exceptionally well and is an above average shot blocker. Offensively King shows flashes of brilliance but it’s intermittent. Once he tidies that up and revs his motor he’s a high major. He’s a nice mid major get in the spring as things now stand. Good academics and athleticism make him an intriguing prospect.

8. 2012 G 5’11” D.J. Griggs Brazosport
Griggs is well put together and is quick on both ends of the floor. He’s got multiple D1 offers but is currently scheduled to attend prep school. He’s academically in order but feels he can get “better” offers with another year to hone his PG skills. Griggs has long range although he was off on Friday night. He did get to the free throw line a bunch and once there he knocked them down. He finished with 16 points.

9. 2013 WG 6’3″ Jaleen Smith Brazosport
Smith is going to be a real find. Playing on a low profile club team has kept him under the radar but the word will quickly get out that this active, high energy player is long, can shoot it from deep and slash to the hole. He’s a nice mid major find.

10. 2012 G 6’1″ Myles Elgin Houston Bellaire
Elgin was the heart and soul of Bellaire. He slashed to the hole and he battled bigger players for rebounds. He’s fearless and plays with a high level of intensity. He would not allow his Bellaire team mates to quit, never let the crowd intimidate him and finished with 20 points.


11. 2013 P 6’8″ Bobby Reeves Houston Furr
Reeves was a new face to me. He’s raw, but has a great body; long and wide. Keith White, come get this guy and work with him! Had 15 rebounds and got better as the game went on.

12. 2013 PG 5’11” Robert Hatter Houston Westside
Hatter has some growing/filling out to do. However he pushes the ball well and has confidence in his shot from deep. Clearly made his team “go”. SHowed a nice ability to both get out and to finish in transition as well.

Just outside the Top Twelve were 2012 P 6’4″ Mark Gray of New Iberia (LA) who is undersized and not particularly fleet of foot. However, this kid showed the heart of a lion and a knack for rebounding and scoring down low which require me to give him props. Tough sell to D1 because of his size but he will help a college program at the D2 level.

Also, 2013 W 6’5″ Khory Ross of Brazosport is a long, intriguing prospect. I felt he was too quick to shoot it on his first touch from the perimeter and unfortunately it limited his impact on the game. No doubt he’s a prospect though and will be a nice mid major player when all is said and done.

2013 G Jamal Williams of Houston Episcopal is long, quick defensively and not afraid to take shots at key points in the game. Will be one of Houston’s more intriguing 2013 prospects.

D1 Nation Houston Thanksgiving Top Performers

Wow!  I cannot thank the various media outlets enough who took the time to write on our inaugural D1 Nation Houston Thanksgiving Jamboree and the players who performed in it.  I will wait until all their stories are posted and then provide links for the competitors, high school coaches, college coaches, parents and fans to enjoy.-Coach Max Ivany

The D1 Nation Houston Thanksgiving Jamboree’s Top Dozen Performers

1. The MVP:  2012 G 6’4″  Christian Sanders     Houston St. Thomas (TX)          Stanford
Stanford has gotten a gem in Sanders.  Yes, he is a high level shooter but that’s not all he brings to the table.  He’s longer, quicker and tougher than you think.  MUCH Tougher!  This kid is a competitor who does not like to lose and knows how to finish games. He wants the ball and never loses his focus.  18 points vs Brazosport and 32 against Houston Bellaire only tell part of the story.

2.      2013      W 6’9″            Jarell Martin             Baton Rouge Madison Prep (LA)
Martin was the sure fire pro at the event.  His talent is obvious.  Ultra long, bouncy, skilled and has a nice perimeter stroke.  How about the intangibles though?  He’s obviously on a second year team with talent not quite up to his level.  Does he sulk or act above his other team mates?  Absolutely not.  His demeanor mever changes, he runs the floor with continuous effort on both ends and the score does not matter.  He keeps working.  Toss in the fact that he’s only been playing basketball three years, only had one summer on the circuit and has only played a total of 11 high school games thus far.  There’s a reason that Louisville, Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas, Louisiana State, Marquette and others have offered him already. 

3.     2013     G 6’1″              Ken “Juice” Williams  Houston Episcopal (TX)
The Juice is loose!…and I’m not talking about the infamous O.J.  This is Ken Williams who’s as good a microwave scorer as you’ll find in the 2013 Class. He can and will shoot it from deep but he’s got a devastatingly quick first step and burst to the cup that’s not easy to defend.  He had 27 in EACH of Episcopal’s wins.  He defends hard too, only question I have is how does he distribute the ball at the next level?  Not saying he can’t, just that he was busy scorching and scoring during this event.

4.   2012 G 6’1″   Branford Jones      Fort Bend Elkins                          Long Beach State
Long Beach has a tough program, and they’ve gotten a tough kid in Jones.  One of talent rich Houston’s best guards he can score, distribute, defend and lead a team.  He’s got just enough of a swagger but he combines that with a hard nosed style of play.

5.   2012 G   6’0″          Chase Brogna           Houston St. Thomas          
St. Thomas’ backcourt was the difference in their two wins.  Running the point and off guard Brogna had an outstanding event.  He scored 15 and 18 in his two games.  It wasn’t only with his trademark catch and shoot perimeter game though.  He slashed to the hole effectively in traffic several times and hit clutch midrange shots. 

6.   2013     P 6’5″        Kendell Ramrale     Houston Episcopal
The negatives, he’s undersized.  Now, forget the negatives.  Go ahead and recruit Ramrale.  He’s got Ivy type grades, toughness and court savvy.  He’s strong physically and bangs on every play controlling the boards against bigger opponents.  He was the event’s leading rebounder, totalling near 30.

7.   2012     P 6’9″       Jeremy King             Houston St, Thoma
King’s got it down pat on the defensive end.  He rebounds exceptionally well and is an above average shot blocker. Offensively King shows flashes of brilliance but it’s intermittent.  Once he tidies that up and revs his motor he’s a high major.  He’s a nice mid major get in the spring as things now stand.  Good academics and athleticism make him an intriguing prospect.

 8.  2012     G 5’11”     D.J. Griggs               Brazosport
Griggs is well put together and is quick on both ends of the floor.  He’s got multiple D1 offers but is currently scheduled to attend prep school.  He’s academically in order but feels he can get “better” offers with another year to hone his PG skills.  Griggs has long range although he was off on Friday night.  He did get to the free throw line a bunch and once there he knocked them down.  He finished with 16 points.

9.          2013   WG   6’3″  Jaleen Smith                    Brazosport   
Smith is going to be a real find.  Playing on a low profile club team has kept him under the radar but the word will quickly get out that this active, high energy player is long, can shoot it from deep and slash to the hole. He’s a nice mid major find.           

10.      2012 G 6’1″  Myles Elgin       Houston Bellaire
Elgin was the heart and soul of Bellaire.  He slashed to the hole and he battled bigger players for rebounds.  He’s fearless and plays with a high level of intensity.  He would not allow his Bellaire team mates to quit, never let the crowd intimidate him and finished with 20 points.

11.      2013  P  6’8″       Bobby Reeves                                  Houston Furr
Reeves was a new face to me.  He’s raw, but has a great body; long and wide.  Keith White, come get this guy and work with him!  Had 15 rebounds and got better as the game went on.

12.      2013 PG   5’11”  Robert Hatter                                 Houston Westside
Hatter has some growing/filling out to do.  However he pushes the ball well and has confidence in his shot from deep.  Clearly made his team “go”.  SHowed a nice ability to both get out and to finish in transition as well.

Just outside the Top Twelve were 2012 P 6’4″ Mark Gray of New Iberia (LA) who is undersized and not particularly fleet of foot.  However, this kid showed the heart of a lion and a knack for rebounding and scoring down low which require me to give him props.  Tough sell to D1 because of his size but he will help a college program at the D2 level.

Also, 2013 W 6’5″ Khory Ross of Brazosport is a long, intriguing prospect.  I felt he was too quick to shoot it on his first touch from the perimeter and unfortunately it limited his impact on the game.  No doubt he’s a prospect though and will be a nice mid major player when all is said and done.

2013 G Jamal Williams of Houston Episcopal is long, quick defensively and not afraid to take shots at key points in the game.  Will be one of Houston’s more intriguing 2013 prospects.

D1 Nation Houston Thanksgiving Jamboree Recaps

The inugural D1 Nation Thanksgiving Jamboree has now come and gone. The event was a huge success. As both days progressed the crods grew, culminating in a house that was rocking when the host team St. Thomas Eagles took the court in what turned out to be high energy victories over Brazosport and last night over Houston Bellaire. Despite the fact that many college teams are playing in tournaments of their own this time of year the first time field was strong enough to attract college coaches from Texas A&M, Lousiana State University, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Louisville, Lee College, Springhill College (AL), Air Force, Baylor and UTEP. My man, John Lucas was in attendance as well.

The following media outlets were on hand to provide coverage for the event. www.d1nation.com www.areacodesbasketball.com www.westcoasthoopsreport.com www.fivestarbasketball.com www.rcssports.com www.rivals.com www.texashoops.com and www.bbcbasketballplayers.com

Houston Furr 70 Sharpstown 65
Both teams have young coaching staffs and young players trying to make a name for themselves. The opener was a see saw affair. In the end it was too much of 2013 P 6’8″ Bobby Reeves of Furr. As the game wore on, Reeves wore Sharpstown out to the tune of 24 points and 15 rebounds.

Houston Episcopal Baton Rouge Madison Prep (LA)
Episcopal were not good hosts to the young Louisiana squad as they broke open a close game late in the 3rd quarter behind the scoring of 2013 G Ken “Juice” Williams who had 27 points. I was also impressed with the work ethic of one of the State’s top rebounders in 2013 P 6’5″ Kendell Ramrale who had double digit boards and controlled the defensive end. 2013 F 6’9″ Madison Prep’s Jarell Martin had the crowd buzzing as he had several nice dunks, showed off his length and also highlighted his handles, which were pretty impressive for a young man that big. He finished with 15 points. Amazingly, this was only the 10th high school game of his career.

Houston St. Thomas Brazosport
Brazosport jumped out early on the home team, St. Thomas 16-7. That was the highlight of their night though as St. Thomas is just too talented and methodical in getting the shots they want. Their backcourt is polished with 2012 G Christian Sanders (Stanford) leading the way with 18. 2012 PG Chase Brogna had 15. I’ve watched Brogna for awhile now and he is continuing to make strides in his defensive footspeed and improved handles and a little slash to his game. He’s rounding into a more complete player while still maintaining his shooter’s edge. Brazosport were led by 2013 G D.J. Griggs as he scored 16. His shot wasn’t fall tonight and most of his points came from the free throw line.

2013 G D.J. Griggs

2012 P 6’10” Jeremy King showed more offensive aggressiveness in a 3 minute span than I’ve seen out of him before as he had two monster dunks, including one off the bounce from the wing. He finished with 10 points. Both King and Brogna are unsigned and have excellent credentials on the academic side of the coin as well.

Houston Episcopal 65 New Iberia (LA) 35
The folks in Louisiana probably have never heard of Episcopal High School before this weekend. Now that they have, it will not be pretty. For the second day in a row they gave a Lone Star whuppin’ to their neighbors from “The Boot”. Once again, Ken Williams showed why he’s one of H-Town’s premiere scorers as he torched New Iberia for 27. 2013 G Jamal Williams added 12 for Epicopal. 2012 P 6’4″ Mark Gary led New Iberia with 20 points as he battled hard all night long on the boards.

2013 Mark Gary of New Iberia (LA)

Fort Bend Elkins 69 Bryan 60
With Bryan’s roster depleted of a couple of key players (2012 G J. Mychal Reese-Texas A&M, and 2013 F Chris Johnson deciding that football is his future) their trademark full court pressure was limited. When you toss in the fact that Elkins is very talented and physical, it wasn’t that big a shock to see the Knights pounce on the Vikings and hold a 20 point plus lead. The Vikings did show pride under first year Head Coach Chris Jones though and pushed hard towards the end of the game. They closed the gap but ran out of time. The Knights were simply more talented and bigger in their backcourt. They were led by under rated G Branford Jones who scored 20 and physical WG Chance Allen. Jones is signed to play at Long Beach State while Allen mulls countless football and basketball offers.

2012 G Branford Jones brings his winning game to Long Beach State

Houston Westside 56 Baton Rouge Madison Prep (LA) 46
Madison jumped out to a 29-21 halftime lead but the Westside Wolves came roaring back early in the 2nd half to take a 31-29 lead. The rest of the game was spirited with baskets being traded until Westside’s late surge propelled them to the win. Westside’s 2013 PG Robert Hatter led with 16 points in the win. 2013 F Jarell Martin turned in another solid performance with 20 for Madison Prep.

Houston St. Thomas 60 Houston Bellaire 53
This was the game of the night. The energy level was high and you could see that the teams had a healthy dislike for each other. The officials let them play, and play they did. No shot went unchallenged and no rebound was snagged without bodies banging. The Reckling Rowdies, (St. Thomas’ version of Duke’s “Cameron Crazies”) razzed the Bellaire players at every opportunity. It was nip and tuck the whole way but once again St. Thomas’ backcourt was the difference.

It was a healthy dose of Christian Sanders early, followed by Chase Brogna scoring key baskets in the 3rd quarter. With the game on the line, Christian Sanders showed why schools like Texas and Colorado offered him and why Stanford will be lucky to have signed him. Brogna had 18 clutch points and Sanders was dominant with 32 as he hit big free throws, broke pressure and scored after he got in the lane.

2013 Myles Elgin of Houston Bellaire

D1 Nation Houston Thanksgiving Jamboree Recaps

The inugural D1 Nation Thanksgiving Jamboree has now come and gone.  The event was a huge success.  As both days progressed the crods grew, culminating in a house that was rocking when the host team St. Thomas Eagles took the court in what turned out to be high energy victories over Brazosport and last night over Houston Bellaire. Despite the fact that many college teams are playing in tournaments of their own this time of year the first time field was strong enough to attract college coaches from Texas A&M, Lousiana State University, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Louisville, Lee College, Springhill College (AL), Air Force, Baylor and UTEP.  My man, John Lucas was in attendance as well.

The following media outlets were on hand to provide coverage for the event.  www.d1nation.com   www.areacodesbasketball.com  www.westcoasthoopsreport.com  www.fivestarbasketball.com www.rcssports.com  www.texashoops.com www.rivals.com and www.bbcbasketballplayers.com

Houston Furr   70       Sharpstown 65
Both teams have young coaching staffs and young players trying to make a name for themselves.  The opener was a see saw affair. In the end it was too much of 2013 P 6’8″ Bobby Reeves of Furr.  As the game wore on, Reeves wore Sharpstown out to the tune of 24 points and 15 rebounds.

Houston Episcopal    Baton Rouge Madison Prep (LA)
Episcopal were not good hosts to the young Louisiana squad as they broke open a close game late in the 3rd quarter behind the scoring of 2013 G Ken “Juice” Williams who had 27 points.  I was also impressed with the work ethic of one of the State’s top rebounders in 2013 P 6’5″ Kendell Ramrale who had double digit boards and controlled the defensive end.  2013 F 6’9″ Madison Prep’s Jarell Martin had the crowd buzzing as he had several nice dunks, showed off his length and also highlighted his handles, which were pretty impressive for a young man that big.  He finished with 15 points. Amazingly, this was only the 10th high school game of his career.

Houston St. Thomas   Brazosport
Brazosport jumped out early on the home team, St. Thomas 16-7.  That was the highlight of their night though as St. Thomas is just too talented and methodical in getting the shots they want. Their backcourt is polished with 2012 G Christian Sanders (Stanford) leading the way with 18.  2012 PG Chase Brogna had 15.  I’ve watched Brogna for awhile now and he is continuing to make strides in his defensive footspeed and improved handles and a little slash to his game.  He’s rounding into a more complete player while still maintaining his shooter’s edge. Brazosport were led by 2013 G D.J. Griggs as he scored 16.  His shot wasn’t fall tonight and most of his points came from the free throw line. 

2013 G D.J. Griggs

2012 P 6’10” Jeremy King showed more offensive aggressiveness in a 3 minute span than I’ve seen out of him before as he had two monster dunks, including one off the bounce from the wing.  He finished with 10 points.  Both King and Brogna are unsigned and have excellent credentials on the academic side of the coin as well.

Houston Episcopal  65     New Iberia (LA)  35
The folks in Louisiana probably have never heard of Episcopal High School before this weekend.  Now that they have, it will not be pretty.  For the second day in a row they gave a Lone Star whuppin’ to their neighbors from “The Boot”. Once again, Ken Williams showed why he’s one of H-Town’s premiere scorers as he torched New Iberia for 27.  2013 G Jamal Williams added 12 for Epicopal.  2012 P 6’4″ Mark Gary led New Iberia with 20 points as he battled hard all night long on the boards.

2013 Mark Gary of New Iberia (LA)

Fort Bend Elkins  69   Bryan  60
With Bryan’s roster depleted of a couple of key players (2012 G J. Mychal Reese-Texas A&M, and 2013 F Chris Johnson deciding that football is his future) their trademark full court pressure was limited.  When you toss in the fact that Elkins is very talented and physical, it wasn’t that big a shock to see the Knights pounce on the Vikings and hold a 20 point plus lead.  The Vikings did show pride under first year Head Coach Chris Jones though and pushed hard towards the end of the game.  They closed the gap but ran out of time.  The Knights were simply more talented and bigger in their backcourt.  They were led by under rated G Branford Jones who scored 20 and physical WG Chance Allen.  Jones is signed to play at Long Beach State while Allen mulls countless football and basketball offers.

2012 G Branford Jones brings his winning game to Long Beach State

Houston Westside  56  Baton Rouge Madison Prep (LA)  46
Madison jumped out to a 29-21 halftime lead but the Westside Wolves came roaring back early in the 2nd half to take a 31-29 lead.  The rest of the game was spirited with baskets being traded until Westside’s late surge propelled them to the win.  Westside’s 2013 PG Robert Hatter led with 16 points in the win.  2013 F Jarell Martin turned in another solid performance with 20 for Madison Prep.

Houston St. Thomas   60   Houston Bellaire  53
This was the game of the night.  The energy level was high and you could see that the teams had a healthy dislike for each other.  The officials let them play, and play they did.  No shot went unchallenged and no rebound was snagged without bodies banging.  The Reckling Rowdies, (St. Thomas’ version of Duke’s “Cameron Crazies”) razzed the Bellaire players at every opportunity.  It was nip and tuck the whole way but once again St. Thomas’ backcourt was the difference. 

It was a healthy dose of Christian Sanders early, followed by Chase Brogna scoring key baskets in the 3rd quarter.  With the game on the line, Christian Sanders showed why schools like Texas and Colorado offered him and why Stanford will be lucky to have signed him.  Brogna had 18 clutch points and Sanders was dominant with 32 as he hit big free throws, broke pressure and scored after he got in the lane.

2013 Myles Elgin of Houston Bellaire

D1 Nation Alumni NCAA Thanksgiving Updates

it may be Thanksgiving, but these D1 Ambassadors alumni are no turkeys. We had some notable performances last night.

Deon Mitchell Freshman G 6’0″ Pflugerville (TX) Northern Iowa
Mitchell had the first of what will be many HUGE performances as the true freshman led his “other” Panthers over Rice at the South Padre Invitational.
When Deon Mitchell signed with UNI, they knew they’d gotten a high major steal and a four year starter


John Henson Junior 6’10” Round Rock (TX)/Tampa Sickles (FL) North Carolina Henson had 18 points and 8 rebounds in a win over South Carolina.

Paul Garnica Sophomore G 6’0″ San Antonio Lee (TX) Northern Colorado
Garnica had 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in their win over Western Carolina.

J.J. Avila Sophomore F 6’7″ McAllen (TX) Navy
Avila had 12 points and 9 rebounds

Cameron Moore Junior F 6’10” San Antonio Roosevelt (TX) Alabama-Birmingham
Moore is putting up big numbers on a nightly basis. He had 18 points and 9 rebounds.

Cody Doolin Sophomore G 6’2″ Austin Westlake (TX) San Francisco
Doolin’s 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists were not enough as Murray State nipped the Dons.

D1 Nation NCAA Thanksgiving Alumni Updates

It may be Thanksgiving, but these D1 Ambassadors alumni are no turkeys. We had some notable performances last night.

Deon Mitchell Freshman G 6’0″ Pflugerville (TX) Northern Iowa
Mitchell had the first of what will be many HUGE performances as the true freshman led his “other” Panthers over Rice at the South Padre Invitational.
When Deon Mitchell signed with UNI, they knew they’d gotten a high major steal and a four year starter

John Henson       Junior    6’10”      Round Rock (TX)/Tampa Sickles (FL)      North Carolina Henson had 18 points and 8 rebounds in a win over South Carolina.

Paul Garnica      Sophomore  G 6’0″    San Antonio Lee (TX)                  Northern Colorado
Garnica had 9 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in their win over Western Carolina.

J.J. Avila            Sophomore  F 6’7″     McAllen (TX)                                Navy
Avila had 12 points and 9 rebounds

Cameron Moore  Junior       F 6’10”  San Antonio Roosevelt (TX)         Alabama-Birmingham
Moore is putting up big numbers on a nightly basis.  He had 18 points and 9 rebounds.

Cody Doolin       Sophomore  G 6’2″ Austin Westlake (TX)                     San Francisco
Doolin’s 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists were not enough as Murray State nipped the Dons.

D1 Nation Houston Thanksgiving Jamboree Preview

Thank you to www.fivestarbasketball.com for providing event coverage. You can click on the big link below for their story on ther D1 Nation Thanksgiving Jamboree.

http://fivestarbasketball.com/originals/11-24-2011-houston-thanksgiving-jamboree-preview

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Hoops fans. When you get your fill of football today, head to Houston St, Thomas High School tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday for the inaugural D1 Nation Thanksgiving Jamboree. Over 20 D1 prospects will be on display in the 7 games on tap. Come see a future pro when Madison Prep’s (Baton Rouge, LA) 2013 W 6’9″ Jarell Matin takes to the floors twice against a loaded young Houston Episcopal squad Friday at 6PM and then Saturday at 6PM vs Houston Westside.

D1 Nation Houston Thanksgiving Jamboree Preview

Thank you to www.fivestarbasketball.com for providing event coverage. You can click on the big link below for their story on ther D1 Nation Thanksgiving Jamboree.

http://fivestarbasketball.com/originals/11-24-2011-houston-thanksgiving-jamboree-preview

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Hoops fans. When you get your fill of football today, head to Houston St, Thomas High School tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday for the inaugural D1 Nation Thanksgiving Jamboree. Over 20 D1 prospects will be on display in the 7 games on tap. Come see a future pro when Madison Prep’s (Baton Rouge, LA) 2013 W 6’9″ Jarell Matin takes to the floors twice against a loaded young Houston Episcopal squad Friday at 6PM and then Saturday at 6PM vs Houston Westside.

D1 Nation’s Houston Thanksgiving Jamboree

Thank you to www.fivestarbasketball.com for providing event coverage.  You can click on the big link below for their story on ther D1 Nation Thanksgiving Jamboree.

http://fivestarbasketball.com/originals/11-24-2011-houston-thanksgiving-jamboree-preview

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Hoops fans.  When you get your fill of football today, head to Houston St, Thomas High School tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday for the inaugural D1 Nation Thanksgiving Jamboree.  Over 20 D1 prospects will be on display in the 7 games on tap.  Come see a future pro when Madison Prep’s (Baton Rouge, LA) 2013 W 6’9″ Jarell Matin takes to the floors twice against a loaded young Houston Episcopal squad Friday at 6PM and then Saturday at 6PM vs Houston Westside.