This was the game I attended last night. I was anxious to see the matchup between 2011 P Mark Nwakamma of Leander & 2013 P 6'10" Leonard Allen of Round Rock. Along with Westlake's Drew Wikelius and Bowie's Connor Robinson I believe they are the Austin area's best low post prospects.
This night belonged to Nwakamma (shown below left with the Texas D1 Ambassadors). Coming off a broken foot suffered last season, Big Mark was hampered well into last summer and as a result could not be his normal explosive self on the circuit. He's regained that bounce now and has a new perimeter game and ability to put the ball on the floor that makes him a nice target for the spring signing date. Nwakamma led all scorers with 21 points and 6 rebounds.
At the other end, Round Rock has a gem waiting to be polished in the youngster, Allen who scored 10 points had 4 rebounds and 4 blocks. He has good footwork and an outrageously long wing span. The Round Rock guard play is average so he does't have the benefit of a lot of touches down in the block. Allen did a nice job of making himself "big" and when he does receive it down low is solid at pinning his man. Leonard also hits his free throws and has a high release point on his shot which makes him one to watch in the Class of 2013. (Below right: Leonard Allen at Max Ivany's All American Prodigy Camp).
Austin High 45 Austin Bowie 40
A senior laden Austin High squad has established itself (along with Pflugerville, in my opinion) as the story of the 2010-2011 Austin area high school season. They beat an always tough Bowie team behind the leadership of 2011 unsigned PG 6'4" Eric McClellan. They also got 13 from Senior post Chance Robbins. 2011 P Connor Robinson of Bowie led all scorers with 14 points in the loss.
Burnet 40 Lampasas 33
2013 P 6'5" Nick Melvin had 14 to lead the Bulldogs to the win.
Austin Hyde Park 69 San Antonio TMI 41
2011 WG Brooks Pawsat led the rout with 21 points and 6 dimes.
2011 Brooks Pawsat of Austin Hyde Park
Round Rock Stony Point 56 Georgetown 55
Sweet revenge for Stony Point in their distrcit rematch as 2011 P Joel Devastey had 14 points in the win. Georgetown wasted 25 from 2011 F Logan Webb. With a one point Georgetown lead, 2 seconds remaining and with Webb at the FT line, he missed the 2nd freebie intentionally. Going for the subsequent rebound he was called for a foul and the Tigers hit both of their free throws for the stunning one point victory.
Pflugerville 71 Round Rock McNeil 59
Balanced scoring by Darrian Dempsey with 18, Deon Mitchell (Northern Iowa--14) & Storm Woods (Oregon State-football)-14) led the Panthers to the win. Blair Williams of McNeil led all scorers with 21 in a losing effort.
The kid with the great smile, Pflugerville's Darrian Dempsey.
Pflugerville Hendrickson 88 Bryan Rudder 77
2011 Jalen Washington led the way with 30 points. His recruiting is really heating up as I spoke at length with one of UNLV's staff last night about his game.
Jalen Washington's recruiting stock continues to rise.
Manor 95 Austin St. Anthony's 81
2011 PG L.D. Williams had 22 as the Mustangs romped.
Austin Akins 82 Austin Anderson 79 (OT)
The surprise team of the year, bar none is the Austin Anderson Trojans. They gave the Eagles all they could handle and then some as Akins had to come from behind in the 4th as well as an OT session. 2012 W Hayden Graham had 18, 2013 G John Gramlich had 14 & 2013 F 6'6" Alex Frame also added 14 in the loss. Austin Akins Yolonzo Moore (Hartford) had 34 points while Malcolm Canada (Central Arkansas) added 18 in the win.
Hartford's getting a polished floor general who can also score in Yolonzo Moore.
Austin Westlake 62 Del Valle 49
A young Westlake team keeps scrapping and are still in a tough playoff hunt as they rode 2012 G R.J. Rowan's 17 points and support from 2012 P Drew Wikelius (10) and 2013 G Will Morse (9) to the W. Karim York (Santa Clara) had 18 to lead all scorers in the loss.
Westlake's Rowan has the sweet perimeter stroke.
Bastrop 49 Pflugerville Connally 43
PG Josiah Monroe (UT-San Antonio-football) led the way with 18 points.
Tough as nails, Josiah Monroe leads the Bastrop Bears