Sunday, November 23, 2008

San Antonio Northside ISD Tournament Recap

Below: Northside Tournament MVP 2009 CG Brandon Thompson of San Antonio Stevens.
I've covered some of the NISD games in depth in separate blog entries. This is a summary of the results.

Sat with's Blue Zertuche and Texas State Head Basketball Coach Davalos for the Championship game of the tournament. To Texas State's credit they are really making a push to get out and see CenTex/South Texas kids. Two true freshman from the area (both former Texas D-1 Ambassadors) SA Madison's Roshun Jackson and Killeen's Tre Nicholls are getting minutes early for the Bobcats. They've also offered (but are not likely to get SA Stevens PG Brandon Thompson).

Tournament MVP
Speaking of Thompson, he's hands down the San Antonio Player of the Year in my opinion. It was too much Thompson v. San Antonio Clark in the final as he scored 27 and his leadership simply allowed the outcome of the game to be in doubt. He outdueled SA Clark's Jordan Brickman (Navy commit) and earned my Tournament MVP. I've had the pleasure of coaching Brandon and he's a no nonsense kid. Quiet, and always in control he's a silent assassin. Big XII caliber athlete.
The 67-57 final score as Stevens downed Clark was much closer than the 10 point spread would lead you to believe. This is Stevens year, with a strong group of seasoned varsity players to make a run to State.

Thompson also had 26 in the semi final against Arcadiana Prep from Louisiana in another duel of top ranked guards. 2010 6'2" Tramel White was All State at Houma, LA as a soph last season before transferring to Arcadiana. He had 26 as they fell to Stevens 75-72.

Tournament MVP

2009 PG 6'2" Brandon Thompson
Has offers from Colorado, Colorado State & Texas State amongst others.

Top Tournament Performers/Prospects

Arcadiana Prep

2010 CG 6'2" Tramel White
2009 P 6'7" William Nelson

Beaumont Ozen
2010 CG 6'1" DeCarlos Frank
One of Texas' top prospects can go anywhere in the country and play.
2009 PG 6'0" Breon Johnson
Top football prospect
2009 6'8" Willie Jefferson
Committed to University of Houston to play football

San Antonio Brackenridge

2011 PG Craig Cardona
2011 P 6'6" Omar Guerrero

San Antonio Churchill

I did not see the Chargers play, but my sources tell me that 2010 F 6'5" Chris Rogers played well, especially against Ozen.

San Antonio Clark

2009 PG 5'11" Jordan Brickman
"Brick" is one of the best floor generals in the area. Committed to Navy
2009 P Chris Blake
Division 1 prospect is athletic, blocks shots and finishes around the goal.

Keller Central

2009 F 6'7" Trevor Noack
Committed to Belmont
2009 G 6'2" Olden Jordan

San Antonio McArthur

2009 6'4" F Stephen Miller
2010 6'0" G Chris Gramling

San Antonio Reagan

2010 F 6'5" Max Yon
2010 PG 6'2" Tre Demps

San Antonio Southwest

2009 CG 5'9" Kendric Robinson
Committed to UT-San Antonio
2010 6'10" Justin Alexander

San Antonio Stevens

2009 CG 6'2" Brandon Thompson
2009 G 6'0" Dejon Taylor
One of the best defensive stoppers in the area.
2009 W 6'4" Julian Stallworth
2009 P 6'7" Aaron Plunkett
2010 W 6'5" Joe Monroe