Friday, November 27, 2009
Baton Rouge Area Teams headed West for Texas Jamboree
Pictured Below are the entire Glen Oaks Panthers after winning the Woodlawn Tourney, and Istrouma's Ronald McGhee, Steven Jackon and Darius Johnson.
This event should be listed right smack in the middle of the Black Friday sales papers. Eight games for only $10 (only $1.25 a pop) is about as good of a bargain that you could ask for. Plus, this is a grand opportunity to see which teams live up to the hype, and which ones don't. Naturally, there can hardly be top teams without top players. Here's your personal "cheat sheet" to print and keep in pocket as you sat courtside.
ALL GAMES @ STRAKE JESUIT COLLEGE PREP SCHOOL 8900 Bellaire, Houston 77036
Friday, November 27, 2009
10:30 am NORTH FOREST BULLDOGS (0-2) vs ST JOHN'S MAVERICKS (3-4)
This should be a fairly evenly matched game. North Forest is a bit on the scrappy side and will pretty much take whatever defenses give them, while St John's will rely heavily on guard play in a more structured offense.
NF: Johnny Pope 5'10 cg 2011, Kenderek Uwadia 6'5 pf 2010
SJ: William Young 5'11 pg 2010 (23ppg/ 7apg), Tim Otey 6'0 g 2010 (12ppg), Justin Winslow 6'1 g 2011
RCS PREDICTION: St John's by 4
12PM AUSTIN LBJ JAGUARS (3-0) vs ST PIUS X PANTHERS (6-7)
Austin LBJ entered the season as one of the top ranked 4A teams in the state. That ain't good news for St Pius, who has a new head coach of a young team wrestling to find their identity. However, the Panthers now have their football players and have won 3 of their last 4 games. This could be the perfect grounds for an upset.
LBJ: Robert Lee 6'0 g 2010 (22ppg), Donald Dallas 6'2 g 2010, Cameron Brown 6'0 g 2010
SP: Trey Guidry 6'5 w 2012 (18ppg), Kenny Wells 6'1 g 2011
RCS PREDICTION: LBJ by 8
1:30 BATON ROUGE GLEN OAKS PANTHERS (5-0) vs CLEAR SPRINGS CHARGERS (1-2)
Glen Oaks is one of Louisiana's top 5 teams and are off to a strong start including an impressive win last week over rival Istouma HS. Meanwhile, Clear Springs boast a pretty solid front court, but it don't mean didley squat if the guards can't break the press and get the rock into those guys.
GO: Brian Williams 6'5 g 2010 (Mr Basketball last season), Tre Drye 6'7 f 2011
CS: Anthony Horton 6'7 pf 2010 (signed w/ Campbell), Teris Bourgeouis 6'4 f 2011, Ryan Garcia 6'7 c 2010
RCS PREDICTION: Glen Oaks by 14
3:00 pm ISTROUMA (LA) INDIANS (3-1) vs ST THOMAS EAGLES (8-4)
The Istrouma squad is laced with athletes including a nice blend of upper and under classmen. Expect four sophomores to see plenty action for the Indians. Speaking of 10th graders, St Thomas has one of the best young in-out duos in Houston. The Eagles are without 3 starters because of leg injuries, but their vocal student section is often good for causing at least one turnover + one air ball per quarter.
I: Ronald McGhee 6'5 w 2010, Steven Jackson 6'4 f 2010
ST: Christian Sanders 6'3 pg 2012, Aaron Durley 6'9 c 2012
RCS PREDICTION: St Thomas by 1
4:30 DALLAS PINKSTON VIKINGS (0-2) vs SAM HOUSTON TIGERS (1-2)
Both of these teams possess a high major D1 prospect, and one of these teams will experience defeat for the 3rd time while playing less than five games. My point is plain and simple - if these superstars are as good as we've been led to believe, then they should be able to put the team on their back and prove their value
DP: Tony Mitchell 6'8 pf 2010 (signed w/ Missouri)
SH: Anthony Norris 6'7 wf 2011
RCS PREDICTION: Pinkston by11
6pm LANCASTER TIGERS (2-0) vs HOUSTON BELLAIRE CARDINALS (6-0)
These could be the best two teams of the entire field, going toe to toe at the crack of dawn. Lancaster is a Dallas area 4A power with wins over Dallas Kimball and Dallas Carter, while Bellaire is the area's top 5A team fresh off capturing 1st place at the prestigious McDonald's Texas Invitational.
L: John Bohannon 6'9 f 2010 (signed w/ UTEP), Michale Kyser 6'8 pf 2010 (signed w/ Lamar), Tre Lynch 6'1 cg 2010 (signed w/ Lamar)
B: Tobi Oyedeji 6'8 c 2010 (signed w/ Texas A&M), Jamel Outler 6'3 sg 2010 (signed w/ Texas Tech), Kene Anyigbo 6'6 pf 2010 (signed w/ Western Kentucky), Sheldon McClellan 6'5 wg 2011 (committed to Texas)
RCS PREDICTION: Bellaire by 4
7:30 pm DALLAS EPISCOPAL EAGLES (4-0) vs SECOND BAPTIST EAGLES (8-0)
Two of the top privates in Texas with each featuring an All American point guard running the show. This game will be won with intangibles and how good the role players can perform their roles.
E: Trevor Fuller 6'8 pf 2010 (signed w/ San Diego), Phil Pressey 5'10 pg 2010 (signed w/ Missouri)
SB: Mikhail McLean 6'7 f 2010, LJ Rose 6'2 pg 2012
RCS PREDICTION: Second Baptist by 1
9pm DALLAS KIMBALL KNIGHTS (0-1) vs WESTBURY CHRISTIAN WILDCATS (7-0)
The pressing attack of Dallas Kimball meets unbeaten Westbury Christian is a first ever pairing between the historic programs. Kimball suffered a season opening loss vs Lancaster last week while Westbury Christian has dominated all seven opponents with their closest margin of victory being 21pts.
K: David Kates 6'5 w 2010, Jerion Henry 6'8 f 2011
WC: Nick Shepherd 6'9 c 2010 (signed w/ Long Beach St), Anthony Collins 5'11 pg 2011
RCS PREDICTION: Westbury Chr by 2
Saturday, November 28, 2009
9:00 am North Forest Bulldogs vs Louisiana Istruma Indians
10:30 am St. John High School vs Austin LBJ Jaguars
12:00 pm St. Thomas Eagles vs Louisiana Glen Oak Panthers
1:30 pm Second Baptist Eagles vs Dallas W.Wilson Wildcats
3:00 pm Strake Jesuit Crusaders vs Dallas Pinkston Vikings
4:30 pm Westbury Christian Wildcats vs Episcopal School of Dallas
6:00 pm. Houston Jones Falcons vs Lancaster Tigers
7:30 pm Port Arthur Memorial Titans vs Dallas Kimball Knights
9:00 pm Houston Bellaire Cardinals vs Duncanville Panthers