Today is a special day for me. Almost 3 years ago I threw my hands up in the air with disgust at the negative things being written about kids on another basketball site. Rather than complain, I began writing on www.d1nation.com We’ve now added reports covering Houston, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon and New Mexico. However, the roots were right here in Austin/San Antonio , Texas which is home to me. I didn’t know if anyone would bother reading what I had to say but this past month we had almost 50,000 hits on our site in October alone. This is my 1000th story, along with several hundred more while covering the other geographic areas. THIS IS A FREE SITE. THERE IS NO SO CALLED “PREMIUM” SECTION YOU HAVE TO SUBSCRIBE TO.
The years of hard work have allowed me to have a lot of influence at the college level. My opinion as to what level a player is capable of performing at is valued nationally. I take my responsibility to be able to provide opportunity to deserving players very seriously and pledge to keep working hard for the quality player who is also a quality student and good person. -Coach Max Ivany
I spend approximately 2 hours daily actually compiling, researching and writing (I’m no writer). As far as in the gym goes, the hours are countless. Counting tournament games and summer basketball I would think I easily see 350-400 games annually. It’s become a big part of my life that makes me feel I am doing something positive and productive in the community. I have no plans of slowing down anytime soon. In fact, we have some great expansion plans on the table. I hope you enjoy reading these reports as much as I do in providing them.
Tuesday’s Top performances
Westlake’s Will Morse Twists Steel(e)
Austin Westlake beat Cibolo Steele 67-46. Will Morse had 20 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds. RJ Rowan lead the team in scoring with 24 points and 5 steals. Drew Wikelius added 12 points. 2014 Jordan Severt a 6’4″ sophomore is now back from the football field and is providing much needed size and rebounding to assist Wikelius on the boards. 2013 C.J. Siples led Steele with 20 points.
2012 G R.J. Rowan is hitting his scoring stride for Westlake.
San Antonio Warren 85 San Antonio East Central 74
2012 G Jerell Ellis led the way with 25 points, while 2012 F Taurean Prince-Waller (Long Island) added 23 in the win.
San Antonio Antonian 51 San Antonio Madison 50
2012 F 6’10” Jered Kite had 14 to lead his team in a tight game.
Liberty Hill 66 Boerne 54
2013 PG Shane LaCaille handles the point and scores the rock. He had 24 last night over another tough 3A foe in Boerne. 2013 Griffin McHone had 15 in the loss.
Round Rock McNeil 84 Austin Bowie 80 (OT)
It must have been a whale of a game. Despite 2012 G Paul Baxter’s 23 points the Bulldogs came out on the short end vs McNeil.