Friday, September 19, 2008

September 18 Liberty Hill Boys Preview

I may have seen one of the 3A Regional/State Finalists last night in Liberty Hill. The Pflugerville Fall League is chock full of 4A/5A talent, but apparently Liberty Hill didn't get the memo and almost stole a game from host Pflugerville HS. The final was 53-49. In his 7th year Coach Barry Boren is doing a consistently great job year in and year out. Liberty Hill has won State in football too, but amazingly at a 3A school coach Boren has many basketball ONLY kids. That in itself may merit an award in football crazy Texas!

They only have moderate size, but it's obvious these kids take defense personally, and of course can shoot the ball pretty darn well too. The majority of their rebounding will come from two seniors:

2009 6'3" W Thomas Freed
2009 6'4" P Patrick Graves

The guard spots are filled nicely by two underclassmen:

2010 5'10" PG Michael Farace who is as tough as any guard in the area.
2011 5'9" CG Sam Beans, whose pop Ed does a nice job with the Liberty Hill summer program.