Sunday, April 25, 2010

Next Level Ballers Recap (Dallas, TX)

Today was definitely disappointing for me as we piled up a few too many losses for my liking.  Wins and losses in an of themselves are not the main focal point.  How hard you compete, your decision making and desire to play the game the right way is what it's all about if you fancy yourself to be a college prospect.

D-1 Ambassadors-Hargis 66 Tulsa (OK) Junior Hurricanes 60

A good win in that the team fought from 10 points down to pick up the victory.  The best effort player on the floor was 2011 P 6'7" Zac Chambers who gives 100% every time out.  This time his effort showed tangible results as he scored his buckets down low as a result of doing the "dirty work" and grabbed his share of rebounds and added a couple of blocks too.

Houston Franchize All Stars 60  Texas D-1 Ambassadors-Hargis 57

With a 9 point lead and roughly 6 minutes to play, D-1 shot themselves in the foot with five consecutive turnovers on inexplicably bad decisions by the ball handlers.  To their credit, Franchize kept competing and had a big 3 with less than a minute left that sealed the win.  D-1 was led by 2011 SG Cole Martinez of San Antonio Central Catholic who had 18 points.  Martinez has a pure shot and rarely pulls the trigger unless he has his feet set and a good look at the rim.  He led the team in scoring in all 4 games they played.

ATX 76  Texas D-1 Ambassadors-Cress 64

ATX was led by 2011 G Devonta Brown of Killeen Ellison as he scored 18 points and played tough defense.  2011 WG Keith Beasley of God's Academy (Dallas, TX) had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. Ball pressure was the key to the win.

Dallas Mustangs 15U 83  Texas D-1 Ambassadors-Cress 74

After having an 11 point halftime lead, D-1 folded their tent and the talented young Mustangs team kept making plays.  Coach Booker is doing a great job with these youngsters who have a core of players from the Richardson Berkner area.  Could be a powerhouse in the making at RB.