With high school basketball taking a short Holiday reprieve for the Christmas Break, it's a perfect time to visit with some of the Texas D1 Ambassadors who are currently playing at the D1 level. Four alumni of the D1 Nation had very nice nights tonight on the college front.
In only 10 minutes of action, sophomore D.J. Stephens of Harker Heights/Memphis Tigers had 6 points and 2 rebounds. In a National game vs Georgetown , Memphis suffered their first home loss of the season. However, if you've watched ESPN SportsCenter tonight they've show D.J.'s dunk over and over. In fact, it was the play of the night. Be sure to catch it early tomorrow, as he threw down a nasty baseline effort on the noggin' of an unsupsecting Georgetown player. After recording his first double-double a couple of weeks back Stephens was diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his pelvis which required him to miss several games.
Junior A.J. Hardeman (below left) of Del Valle/New Mexico led the Lobos with 16 points and 7 rebounds in a tough loss to Northern Iowa. True freshman, Cody Doolin of Austin Westlake/San Francisco is averaging 34 minutes a game running the point for the Dons. Tonight they lost on a last second shot. Doolin poured in 12 points and 4 assists.
True freshman, Andre Roberson of Converse Wagner/Colorado has got to be one of the most efficient freshmen in the NCAA. As the 6th/7th man off the bench for the Buffaloes, In 14 minutes, Roberson had 8 points. He also leads Colorado in rebounding, averaging 7.6 rebounds per game while only playing 19 minute pg.
Congratulations to all these kids and their families. This is the legacy of the Texas D1 Ambassadors program.