Sunday, November 30, 2014

Brazosport added to area list

Not much going on last week due to the long Thanksgiving holiday however Dekaney avenged it's FBISD Tournament loss in the championship against Cy Ranch, they flip-flopped positions while North Shore retains #1 spot after coming from behind to beat Atascocita on the road. I did at Brazosport to the list, Jasmyne Harris is the primary reason why because she simply get's the job done but there are others who surprised me enough to place them on it

Four tournament going on in the area means there will probably be some changes but I'm off to Aggieland, not just to see my daughter but Duke is in town


#GirlsTXJamboree shows variety

The 2014 Texas Jamboree rolled smoothly and effortlessly just like many of the players on the floor. The opening game had Duchesne against Wheatley, this was my first look at both squads as Wheatley is definitely trying replace pieces from last seasons team however the main piece is in order with point guard Eryka Sidney. I've been saying she was one of the top guards in Texas 2016 the past three seasons and she definitely shows it on the court while Duchense's Ilya Babineuax is a 6'2 sophomore that creates problems galore on both ends of the floor

Like Sidney, I've also been calling Jasmyne Harris another of the top Texas kids in that same 2016 class and at 5'9 she is one of those unique players that does things around the rim. Her athleticism is through the roof and her range sometimes opens the roof up as she can score in bunches. Marissa Banfield is one of the top points right now and even though the sophomore isn't halfway through her high school career, she simply knows how to control the tempo, get teammates involved or just take over when needed

SATCH definitely brought some firepower back from last season with Anna McCleod and Maddison Schenck, two of the states top juniors but the things I've seen over the past few months from freshman Mikayla Schenck has been simply mind-boggling. I knew the younger Schenck was going to be really good a couple of seasons ago however something has clicked and she's way ahead of schedule in fact with the mindset she's showing, there is no telling what lies ahead. Girls and Boys Prep are led by Eemani Brown and Ireneshia Johnson, one of the states top sophomores. Brown keeps coming at you on both ends while if ever a player should be labeled as a BEAST, it is definitely Johnson

Bellaire and St. Agnes closed out the night and I've seen Bellaire multiple times this season and each time I have a different view on how they'll do in district against Westside. Their athletic and explosive and the fireworks definitely started last night with Aeriel Hioliday and Aaliyah Austin hit the court. St. Agnes on the other hand had their own extinguisher handy in Lauren O' Connell who is one of the deadliest three point shooters in the area but the Cardinals simply have several pieces to play around with as they keep coming at you

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Girls Texas Jamboree today at San Jac

I'll start the day off at Lutheran North then jet over to San Jacinto Junior College for the Texas Jamboree. Lutheran North has one of the most impressive front lines in the state in Asia and Shania Woods along with Tiffany Valentine, they host St. Pius featuring Jade Ball and @theTALLgirl2  Laura Dalton. Ball has been on a tear recently but they'll have their hands full with the undefeated Lutheran North sqaud

Friday, November 28, 2014

North Shore tops Cy Woods #TexasInvitational

I kid around about wishing I was cloned but I wonder if I'm actually kidding and maybe just maybe I'm sending myself a subliminal message but I know one thing, North Shore and Cy Woods are sending direct messages early as they are the teams to beat in R3 and it's highly likely they'll do it again in Peggy Whitley

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Cy Ranch defeats Dekaney for #FBISD title

Cy Ranch pulled off one of the biggest surprises of the season defeating Dekaney in the FBISD Tournament championship however Dekaney returned the favor the following Monday. In case you MISSED it, here's a recap


Aldine Invitational recap

Port Arthur Memorial's Jakeria Ford and myself were captured in this #AutoAwesome photo and I wonder if she hadn't got into foul trouble in the first half how this game would have turned out. Nevertheless, it was  great game between PAM and Atascocita who both showed a lot of firepower from multiple players read more

Cy Woods and Barbers close out opening week as tops in area

Jasmine Williams doesn't like this picture however when I told her I was an artist and every picture tells a story, well at least I can make up one for every picture and the intensity she shows on the court along with her pregame focus, can you see it, is one of the main reasons Cy Woods might get out of here

I also love this one as Jakaila Phillips wants nothing to do with paparazzi as her focus, like in the above Williams photo, is what she's about to get into on the court. Barbers Hill will major player come February and the stage has been set


Recap Friday starts now

Surprising I slept pretty good considering all of the things I probably shouldn't have eaten yesterday and as a lot of different things played out through my head I figured I give you a little recap of the season so far. I almost lost my mother in a fire last year so I'm truly thankful that she's still here and she'll get a kick out of being on the blog, or maybe she won't we'll see

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sunday Top 10 battle between A&M and Duke means road trip

I'm looking forward to my Sunday trip to Aggieland because not only do I get a chance to see my baby, #6 Texas A&M hosts #8 Duke in what should be a battle  read more

Kayla Glover brings more heat to #2014HoopAholicsCamp

I've seen Kayla Glover multiple times and the energy she has shown has me super excited that she will be among the stars of the future at PassThaBall's HoopAHolics Camp December 13th in Duncanville. The 2021 DC Queens star is one of those players you'll be hearing a lot about over the next few years read more

Talent is everywhere, well if you know what you're looking at and one thing I certainly know is spotting talent. If you haven't registered, please do so now and join the many being evaluated by Simmie as they get on the map


Rice hosts Alcorn State as Ike great Dubose returns home November 28th

Shaqueria Dubose is graduate of the #sizedontmatter club as she simply did two things I truly love in point guards, get her teammates involved and if necessary, take things into her hands and over her career at Eisenhower she definitely was a player that made those around her better. Dubose  comes to town with her Alcorn State team to face a hot Rice Owls squad that just came off a Monday night victory against A&M Corpus Christi

Game time is tomorrow, the day after THANKSGIVING at 6pm and here's a recap of Dubose who I was spelling Debose but  read more

Shore and Woods among favorites in #PeggyWhitleyClassic however

I truly hate I missed the championship game of the Texas Invitational, well I also hate I missed the finals of the FBISD Tournament and had I went to either of those, I would be saying I hate I missed the Aldine Invitational but that's just how it goes. I'll probably miss the 3pm championship game which could be another Cy Woods vs North Shore match-up however several teams are capable of also making it

Hightower is explosive as well as Clear Springs, that should be a second round match-up with the winner going against Woods in the semis but who knows. Cy Fair hosts North Shore on Tuesday, that could also be a semifinal match-up but again who  knows which is good for the game and it will also keep everyone on their toes


North Shore ends month #1 but Cy Fair's up next

I expected a fight between North Shore and Atascocita last Monday so I loaded up the truck and moved out to Beverly, well Will Clayton where the Eagles hosted the Mustangs. North Shore coming off a stunning championship at the Texas Invitational defeating Cy Woods in the finals while Atascocita also surprised me by defeating Port Arthur Memorial in the Aldine Invitational and I may as well throw in the hat trick because I was totally amazed that Cy Ranch beat Dekaney for the FNISD Tournament title but to be honest with you, that's what I love to see, the unexpected

I didn't expect Anacia Wilkinson @_AWXXIV  to start the game off with 8 or 10 early points including a three as she was simply on fire as she helped Atascocita jump out to a high double digit lead in thhe first half, Wilkinson also was huge in the Eagles Aldine Invitational championship as the Tennessee Tech signee wants to close out her career with a bang as she and her twin tower teammate Hannah Hopkins @hanalyhop are are combo to deal with. Hopkins caught fire in the second half and although a junior she has already committed to Rice and when the guards are clicking, like Shae Moore did down the stretch, this team will be a problem when the playoffs come around

Got a new rhyme for you just for Thanksgiving and it goes like this. Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, #sizedontmatter ask Adriiana and Chastity. Well Adriiana Jackson @Roiiyalcranium  and Chasity Patterson @Lil_BitREAL are the fuel that starts the Mustangs engine and when they get going, those kids can create some huge issues on both ends. When you have as many high energy guards as the Mustangs, well this is why I initially had them as the top pick but the improvement of 6'2 Alyssa Okoene is simply icing on the cake. Tre Norris and Shae Johnson would be starting for most of the teams in the city however they provided a spark off the bench, on both ends plus once Deja Hughes is 100% , I think this team will simply be a problem for many

One thing is for certain, it doesn't get any easier for them to stay in that top spot because they face one of the toughest defensive teams Tuesday, they travel to Cy Fair and then that highly anticipated rematch with Cy Woods could happen in the Peggy Whitley classic next weekend so I'm thinking that's a Friday /Saturday stay for me


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

2019 Cassidy Salyer will be at #2014HoopAHolicsCamp

Another young lady who's name made say hmmm when I saw it on the registered players for the December 13 HoopAHolics Camp in Duncanville was Cassidy Salyer. I made it a point to catch the young lady after seeing her and a teammate walking through the gym and I asked them could they play and Salyer responded you need to come to our game or something like that but nevertheless, I did, they could and that's my story, well actually this is read more

This young lady has a very bright future based on what I saw as well as many others sso let me get that #TonsOfTalent ready to go along with whatever else pops into my head because they'll be ready but the question is will you and if so, click that link below


Cy Ranch holds off Summer Creek

There was somewhat of a scoring battle going on between Cy Ranch star sophomore Deauzya Richards @Deauzya and Summer Creek's Jayla Calhoun @Jay__Cal  who recently signed with UNCC and their teammates simply got after it. Calhoun was virtually unstoppable in the early going and every college coach that called me about Calhoun got the same response, "you're getting a steal" and although it was documented she had 12 of the teams 26 at halftime, after review I'm pretty sure it was more. The smooth as silk Richards and her dynamic duo teammate Arianna Whitfield @_arii_20  compliment each other so well however after moving back into my GPR Area Top team list after defeating Dekaney for the FBISD title, they lost big to Dekaney Monday afternoon

The explosive Whitfield along with Alyssa Guerrero are going to be players you definitely need to watch out for as well as Carrie Bradford who nailed her first two jumpers in the early going but the biggest boost they're getting is from talented freshman D'Asia Collins. Here we go with another #sizedontmatter player to keep the momentum going strong and this young lady has been hitting some big shots in both of the games I've seen. I'm not adjusting Ranch because they lost the game because I wasn't there and sometimes extenuating circumstances happen but I do know that if Rachel Tapps @_hoopsdream  was in the line-up they would definitely be in the hunt

Calhoun has simply turned into a silent assassin as she's putting up numbers the way I love seeing players do, effortlessly and in the flow. Summer Creek is also filled with talent, Sugar Young can go off. Alaina Spencer aka Spencer For Hire and that freshman, Demaya Telemaque have all played huge in games I've watched but both teams are definitely filled with talent and could be spoilers in February

Monday, November 24, 2014

HBU host SW Assemblies Of God tomorrow 11/25 6:30 pm


Rice hosts A&M Corpus Christi TONIGHT 11/24 6pm

North Shore @ Atascita at 1 pm then the Owls hosting the Islanders at 6pm, yes I'm happy, not about weather but read more 


Sometimes I just laugh myself silly at the nonsense however I truly understand a parent feeling their kid isn't getting attention or notoriety that they deserve, believe me I get it but here's the difference. I wanted my daughter to go against the top players and teams, she was ranked from the low teens to the top twenties back in 2007 so I could see for myself and even though the team lost, her dropping 40 and 32 against Georgia Metros who has double digit D1 players including one of the best players I've seen in my life Maya Moore, that sort of solidified me going off on message boards with folks, well going gangsta would probably be more the way to describe it. She also went against the top ranked point guard at the time and the first three plays of the game stole the ball from her for baskets which brought then grassroots director out of the stands and told the club coach to take her out, all of this stuff happened in front of over 100 college coaches.

The main thing is I was right about everything I had said about her and I'm usually right about whatever I say because I say what I feel and I'm going to give an honest assessment on a player no matter what because it's the right thing to do. Since I'm on the "I'm always right bandwagon" things going in the stands are probably not beneficial to some of the kids on the court, I'm just keeping it real and giving you what I always give you, valuable information of relevance so people watch, people talk and college coaches see everything and if you think I'm lying, one even commented during my daughters recruiting process on how she not only supported her teammates but got up and had water waiting for them when she was off the court. Many think their kids are "can't miss" however actions on and off the court from players and parents, well............

Before #2014HoopAholicsCamp December 12th in Metroplex

All is well with Cori Schnell as the young lady is averaging I guess over 20 a game for Prince of Peace so with that being said, I'll make it a point to catch the 2016  Under The Radar star as they host Prestonwood on HoopAHolics eve

Only realized a few weeks ago Prestonwood added arsenal of Jade Williams, one of the top 2017 players on earth along with with Tiffany Dunlap to go along with one more "don't get shook by" Brooke Alexander

Don't know if I can squeeze a 2 for 1 in but here's the December 12th schedule

I'll be covering PassThaBall's HoopAHolics again so REGISTER 6th-8th graders and if you're younger and can play, come show me

Owen puts up #AutoAwesome performance for Deer Park

The camera and Google+ like me don't lie and watching '16 Katie Owen go to work for Deer Park at the Texas Invitational was a work of art. Owen continues to show me she can create, I already knew she could shoot but she's becoming more of the type of player I love talking about and that;s those who simply find ways to get the ball in the basket, either by themselves or others, which goes back to my using the word "create"

Own helped lead Deer Park to the Bronze Championship in Division 2 at the Texas Invitational and as you can see from the stands, the place was packed and Katie had em rockin

11/25/14 schedule featuring Summer Creek at Cy Ranch

Don't turn your back on Summer Creek as they continue to show their explosiveness and I may, in fact I'm leaning toward checking them out since they won Consolation at the FBISD Tournament while Ranch won the whole thing. That game also isn't listed and it's also at 1pm


11/24/14 schedule features N Shore @ Atascocita

I knew there were two but I'm going see Adriiana Jackson and her North Shore teammates today as they travel to Atascocita. I usually wouldn't make that long drive, especially after the temperature has dropped but North Shore won the Texas Invitational while Atascocita captured the Aldine Invitational so I'm thinking #NoMediocre should be a very exciting game

Jackson and Chasity Patterson made the Texas Invitational ll Tournament team, Dillard signee Jackson was the MVP while Erica Stewart, Shae Moore, Anacia Wilkinson and Hannah Hopkins made the squad at the Aldine Invitational where Stewart was named MVP

One game that's not listed is Dekaney @ Cy Ranch in an FBISD Tournament finals rematch, that game is also at 1pm but here is what's listed on


TAMU Coach Blair drops loooong shot

I'm multi-tasking early in the morning and as I go back and forth between what I'm writing along with what's passing on social media, I come across this video of Gary Blair dropping one from half-court

Afterwards he dropped his signature moves on the court and brought me back to that magical 2011 season when him and then A&M President Loftin, well here it is

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Coming up, FBISD and TI

I'll give it to you tomorrow and a special thanks   to for the photos

Cy Ranch and Port Arthur Memorial JEFFERSONIZED in week 2

Love this picture of Deauzya Richards and Ariana Whitfield as I caption it "why did you take us out of the rankings" but one thing I know about those two is that they can give intelligent reasons on why I shouldn't count the Mustangs out, I only wish it was two of me because they have a rematch with Dekaney at home tomorrow but it's the same time North Shore will be playing at Atascocita so I have to go with that game because the teams won Texas Invitational and Aldine tournaments over the weekend

Hey it's my opinion, doesn't mean anything because to be honest it's North Shore and Cy Woods in R-3 still and a whole lot of other teams capable of getting hot and winning 6A, same with Barbers Hill in 5A but just so you know, JEFFERSONIZED means "Movin On Up" and just follow the bouncing basketball as you read the Top 15 after week 2


Iyanna McCown among talent just registered for #2014HoopAHolicsCamp

I've been giving you names of the young stars of tomorrow that will be at the Bob Knight Fieldhouse on December 13th and I just received word that more heavy hitters are on board. I haven't seen everyone but I've see enough names to know that I'm overly impressed yet again

I haven't seen Iyanna McCown in person but I have a feeling just from a video and mannerisms on pics that, well you hear about it

Here are more young ladies that will be there, you can too by REGISTERING NOW

Brielle Hampton
Raven Adams
Madison Briscoe
Noelle Yancy
Teniola Kuyinu
Marchelle Willis
Destini Smith
Iyanna McCown
Brielle Hampton
Raven Adams

Atascocita places four on #AldineInvitational All Tournament squad

Erica Stewart, Shae Moore, Anacia Wilkinson and Hannah Hopkins were named to the Aldine Invitational All Tournament team, Stewart was the MVP. Atascocita, aka The Taz because I hate typing were impressive enough for me to take that long drive to where my GPS stops working tomorrow and watch them tangle with the area new #1 team North Shore

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Game is @Atascocita time is 1pm, that's MONDAY NOVEMBER 24th

Port Arthur Memorial duo capture #AldineInvitational All Tournament honors

Jakeria Ford and Joyce Kennerson are probably averaging over 30 ppg between them and I personally watched both put up close to 30 on separate nights in the Aldine Invitational. Both were name to the All Tournament team


Longhorns battle UCLA today after major upset

How bout them Horns folks and after reloading with a Who's Who recruiting class, I figured an F-4 might be a possibility in as little as one year however after their thrilling OT victory against Stanford, who had just knocked off UCONN, which I haven't had a chance to watch, they battle UCLA at 3pm CST

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

#FBISDTournament here I come

Kempner is in one of the Consolation semis while Hightower and Dekaney are on opposite sides of the F-4 so off to Wheeler

#TXInvitational semis set

North Shore plays Desoto in one semifinal while Cy Woods has Cedar Ridge in another, I ain't seed em folks but here we go


Bracket play for all can be found


#AldineTournament Saturday games updated

Kennedy Lofton is steadily showing improvement and when I saw the 6'2 sophomore drop step for a basket on one end and racing down court to block a shot on the other, I'm thinking come February, Port Arthur Memorial will be one of those teams that just might sneak up on a few.

Joyce Kennerson dropped around 30 on Thursday and last night Jakeria Ford did the same as PAM moves to the semifinals and play Westbury Christian at 1:30 while Atascocita goes against Nimitz in the other F-4 game at 10:30 both at Campbell Center and the boys semifinals will be played there as well. Bracket has been updated , click on link


Friday, November 21, 2014

#TXInvitational and #AldineTournament today I think

When you go for close to triple double against one of my top teams in the area, well I need to catch Joyce Kennerson again today, it's just that simple. I saw Port Arthur Memorial earlier, I knew they were missing players including JK and since the drive up I-10 is rather long, I need to catch as much of them as possible

With that being said, I'll start at Texas Invitational then catch Atascocita vs Westfield 4pm at Macarthur for around three quarters then head to Aldine Davis to see PAM vs Tomball. Tomorrow, it's me at Wheeler all day longggggggg


11/20/14 area results

Cy Woods has been #AutoAwesome this season and here are yesterday's results, none from FBISD so I don't know


Kennerson explodes in Port Arthur Memorial win #AldineTournament

Joyce Kennerson opened up the game of the day between Port Arthur Memorial and Clear Springs with a three and throughout the evening she did a little bit of everything. That drive through rain and traffic from Deer Park had me drowsy but talk about a double dose of B-12, this game had it. One thing I know about Clear Springs is that they are capable of making runs and and won't quit but PAM was a little too much. Despite Kennerson dropping five threes, four from bta and an and one, Jakeria Ford took over in the second half and watching these two on a couple of plays where Kennerson made no looks was definitely an adrenaline boost. Here's the good news, the Aldine Bracket has already been updated and you can see it under that link below


#TXInvitational day one wrap

The day opened up with close game between Cy Creek and Manvel at Deer Park North and I left in a tight battle between North Shore and Mansfield Summit to head over to the Aldine Tournament so a quick run down on yesterday. Duncanville is better than their record indicates, Clear Creek despite losing Lacey Savage for the season will compete in district and speaking of district, Manvel vs Pearland should make for some interesting games

Cy Woods definitely sent a message but bracket play starts tomorrow so we'll just see. Here are the results from yesterday


Big game right off the top as Cedar Ridge battles Duncanville, I'll catch a couple before I head to CEC