Saturday, September 27, 2008

Austin Hyde Park Baptist

Left to right 2009 5 ' 11" Austin Mosely, 2009 6'7" Ryan Springer, & 2012 frosh 5'6" Spencer Phillips
Hyde Park had some unexpected trouble in their Hoop Zone Fall League Gamc v. St. Stephen's who fielded mostly JV players. However, with a little bit of coaching injected once the school season starts, then the Hyde Park kids should be juust fine. Senior leadership from hustling G Austin Mosely, and the injection of 6'7" Ryan Springer, a transfer from Dripping Springs will give HPBS a very nice one-two punch inside and outside.
Mosely has put on some muscle, showing off his "guns" in the Fall League. He is definitely a kid willing to put in the work to get better.
Springer is coming off an injury plagued junior campaign along with an inexplicable lack of playing time at Drip when he was available to play. Look for the move in via Arizona to have a very nice senior campaign. He has a soft touch around the goal out to about 12-15 feet and a long wing span. He has to get a little tougher physically though. He recently scored a 30 ACT along with a perfect score on the reading portion of the test. A quick shout out to Mrs. Springer for passing on the "brain gene" to her boy, as I know the dad Al, and it sure wasn't from
On a serious note, Springer has lots of small academic oriented schools interested, but if the kid takes his senior year seriously and stays healthy, he could shoot up the ranks quickly. Confidence will be the key to his progression as the kid is extremely tough on himself. He split his club season between the Texas D-1 Ambassadors and the Cen Tex Shooters.
Young Spencer Phillips is in the mix as a 2012 freshman. He is as skilled a kid in the Class of 2012 that the Austin area has to offer, and is quick to boot. We'll watch closely to see how much he grows physically. He has an older brother Sterling, who has just gone on to play in college. His stature and quickness reminds me of recent Lamar University commit, Jonathan Garza of Pflugerville at the same stage in their development. Spencer plays his club ball for his dad, Joe with the Texas Thunder.