Saturday, April 11, 2009

Texas D-1 Ambassadors 89 Branch West Prep (CA) 71

With an ESPN Outside The Lines crew shooting the action the Texas D-1 Ambassadors put on another high flying act & dunk-a-thon in beating Branch West Prep out of California by a score of 93-71. The kids have been so impressive that we've been asked to do an interview Saturday morning about the club & the players with ESPN. Apparently their show is about the growing importance of high level club basketball in the recruiting process. It's an honor the kids have earned, and I tip my hat to every one of them. All the folks in the 210, 512, 254 area codes as well as down in "The Roux" (Baton Rouge, LA) should be very proud of how these boys are representing their respective communities on and off the court as well as in the classroom.

It's to the point where who the scorers are doesn't really matter because they are trying to set each other up so much they'd rather count assists. R.J. McGhee who can score with the best of them made it a personal bet with San Antonio's Paul Garnica over who could get the most ASSISTS. Now that's team play! It has been fun. Gold bracket play begins tomorrow against the A-train Snow Bears from Utah. Needless to say the trip to Las Vegas has been extremely worthwhile for the continued exposure of the boys. We respect our opponents and understand that one slip in bracket play and it's loser go home.

Brian Williams 16
Conner Kemper 14
Tre Drye 9
Paul Garnica 9
Tre Demps 9
D.J. Stephens 8
Cody Doolin 8
Jake Kocher 7
R.J. McGhee 6
Joanthan Perry 4
Daniel Alexander 3