Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2011 All Centex Team

I've been a little behind on my reporting as the Final Four held last week in Houston, TX really had me going.  It's time to catch up a little bit with the All Centex team chosen by the Austin American-Statesman (photo compliments of the Statesman). This could almost have been a Texas D1 Ambassadors team photo with the exception of Austin Bowie's Connor Robinson. From left to right:

2011 PG 6'0" Deon Mitchell of Pflugerville has committed to Northern Iowa.  The silky smooth Mitchell was also named the Centex Player of the Year. He can score and drop dimes almost effortlessly.

2011 P 6'4" Connor Robinson of Austin Bowie. Robinson is a workhorse down low, with great low post footwork, great strength and tenacity on the boards. He was a double double machine all season as the Bulldogs #1 scoring option.
2011 PG 6'4" Eric "Quick" McClellan of Austin High has still not decided where to suit up at the next level.  He's visited Northeastern, and is scheduled to visit both Tulsa & Wichita State in the next two weeks.  He's a long defender, with great bounce and ability to finish at the rim.

2011 Combo 6'5"  Jalen Washington of Pflugerville Hendrickson originally committed to Mount St. Mary's last November but at the last minute decided to reopen his recruitment.  Washington is tough to stop going to the cup, rebounds as well as most forwards & can also shoot the three ball.  He has opted to play the summer as an unsigned senior where I believe his stock will soar.

2011 PG 6'4" Dylan Cox of Cedar Park has committed to West Point.  The two sport star (football) chose Army, and he'll have an instant impact there as a tough minded lead guard who can score & rebound the ball.

Congratulations to all these kids.  I've had the pleasure of coaching four of them and getting to know them and their families well.  They are all winners and will represent their communities well at the next level-Coach Max Ivany