Saturday, May 22, 2010

TABC Texas 4A-5A All Star Game

The Texas All Star Game was as expected, a wide open affair with the Blue Squad beating the White 162-144.  The game had literally 40 dunks, including a few at the end where the kids stood around as Houston Yates Brandon "Snap" Peters & Dallas Pinkston's Tony Mitchell traded between the legs efforts while unguarded.

Seeing the Class of 2010 finally move on to college was a bittersweet moment for me as I'd spent a lot of time with many of these kids.  The Texas D-1 Ambassadors sported 6 alumni in the game.  These are the only guys I kept stats for as frankly it was just too much fun to watch to be marking everyone's specifics down.  This Class of 2010 may be the deepest ever from the Austin-San Antonio area as we've got close to 20 Division One signees this year. 

In Alphabetical order:

J.J. Availa                    McAllen                       Navy                     4 points, 3 rebounds
Jason Brickman          San Antonio Clark      Long Island          3 rebounds, 2 assists
Jordan Clarkson         Converse Wagner       Tulsa                     19 points, 6 rebounds
Cody Doolin                Austin Westlake          San Francisco       4 points, 4 rebounds
Jonathan Perry          Kerrville Tivy              Fork Union Prep  2 points, 2 assists
Andre Roberson         Converse Wagner        Colorado               17 points, 14 rebounds

And also from the Centex:
David Eads                  Austin Lake Travis      Dartmouth            2 points, 5 assists

Special thanks to Mr. Todd Winters for supplying me pictures of the players below:
Left to right:  Jason Brickman, JJ Avila, Jonathan Perry, Cody Doolin/Jonathan Perry

Bottom left: The Perry's   Bottom Right: The Roberson's

In addition to the fine performances of Roberson and Clarkson the White team electrified the crowd on the strength of Houston Yates' Brandon Peters who had 10 dunks including an incredible reverse jam.  The play of the night though was when Missouri commit, 5'10" Phillip Pressey skyed over Dallas Pinkson's 6'8" Tony Mitchell and dunked on his head.  Providence commit Joe Young of Houston Yates likely led all scorers as he went off from outside as well as got to the rim at will.

The winning Blue team was led by Irving MacArthur's Ricky Scott who was $$$ from the three point line all night.  Arkansas fans should be excited seeing him in the backcourt or on the wing with fellow shooter Rotnei Clark.