Class of 2006
Chip Ivany 6’0″ G Pflugerville Connally (TX) South Alabama/Texas-San Antonio
The original D1 Ambassador, my son Chip Ivany. Chip had a great high school career starting over 100 varsity games and scoring 1500 points at the Texas 4A level including a big 28 point playoff performance for Pflugerville Connally against Boerne in the 2005 playoffs. His college career was injury riddled. The highlight was getting to the NCAA tournament in 2008 with South Alabama as they paired up against the Butler Bulldogs. Chip graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Texas-San Antonio in December 2010. He works for the Touch Agency, a sports marketing firm and lives in San Antonio with his girl, (Texas-San Antonio star Judy Jones) and his son Julian.
Bryan Beasley G 6’0″ Pflugerville (TX) Rice University
Bryan was a four year varsity player for Coach Mike Murphy at Pflugerville. he originally signed with Texas A&M. After his first year as a redshirt and the subsequent move by Coach Billy Gillispie, Beasley transferred to Rice. He started as a senior and graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from one of the country’s most prestigious universities. he currently works for a securities firm in Houston, TX. Bryan hit many game winners on the club circuit with the D1 Ambassadors including buzzer beaters against the Southern Cal All Stars (Brandon Jennings) and the H Squad (Bryan Westbrook) in the same day at the Las Vegas Easter Classic.
Class of 2005
Jeremy Buttell 6’8″ F Colleyville Heritage (TX) Texas Tech/Illinois-Chicago
Jeremy holds a special place in my heart as the first Texas D1 Ambassador to become a D1 player. He was tough down low, had a nice mid range shot and a high end motor. He averaged 12.2 ppg and a team leading 7.5 rpg as a senior. Jeremy’s career included a brief, injury plagued season in Luxembourg before returning to the States. He not only graduated from Illinois-Chicago he also obtained his Master’s degree and is now part of the coaching staff there. A true role model for all the player’s who followed in his footsteps.