Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lanier Viking Tournament

Kudos to Austin lanier Head Coach Matt Sandoval for putting together a pretty good field at his Viking Tournament being held at his high school. He's put together a pretty good field and has gone a long way to restoring basketball pride to Lanier and it's community. Austin Akins, A&M Consolidated, and State Ranked Bryan High make for a pretty competitive field. Not bad when you can attract one of the country's top players in Bryan's 2012 G J. Mychal Reese.

Below: Reese, shown as a 7th grader in ESPN The Magazine (as a Texas D-1 Ambassador). For several years he was the consensus #1 player in the country, and perhaps he still is. Regardless, he's a blue chipper being recruited by Texas, Kansas, USC, North Carolina and others despite only being a sophomore. Reese was 5A All State last year, the only freshman in Texas to earn that prestigious honor. Below: An unidentified Lanier Viking flushes one against Rockdale.
Round Up:
Austin Lanier 63 Rockdale 52
Franklin 18 for Lanier.
Austin Akins 57 A&M Consolidated 45
Kevin McFarlane 17 Malcolm Canada 17
Bryan 64 Georgetown 53
Reese 19 for Bryan, and Jaron Vierra (Ouchita Baptist) 15 for Georgetown