Texas D1 Ambassadors-Houston 66 West Coast Elite (CA) 46
With 15 minutes left in the second half and only a one point lead, Texas D1 went on a big run and won going away. 2012 Alex Caruso had 13 points, 3 assists, 3 steals & 4 rebounds while 2012 Chase Brogna had 11 points & added 3 assists. 2011 G Jalen Washington had 8 points & 8 rebounds.
Texas D1 Ambassadors-Houston 68 CTB All Stars (AZ) 41
CTB was made up mostly of players from Westwind Prep School located in Phoenix, AZ. They shot the ball well, but had no answers for Texas D1's height and athleticism. 2012 G Devon Truk led with 14 points and 2013 F 6'8" Johnathan Motley one of Texas' top emerging big men had 12 points & 9 boards. 2011 Mark Nwakamma had 6 points & controlled the boards, snagging 11 of them.
Texas D1 Ambassadors-Houston 54 Orange County (CA) 47
Falling beind 13-1, Texas D1 out on an amzing 5 niunte run to go into the half with a 26-24 lead. 2011 Keynan Willis blocked 3 shots in a row & followed that up by running the floor and finishing with 3 emphatic dunks. The second half was nip and tuck as Orange County went up 45-43. Texas D1 ended the game on a 11-2 run, including 4 straight free throws from 2012 Chase Brogna to seal the deal. Nwakamma had 10 points while 2012 F Maurice Letcher-Ellis had 10 points and 6 boards.
In other notes, San Antonio Brennan's Johnny Azzinarro, one of my favorite lead guards in the Class of 2013 was in uniform with the Arizona Dream Team, leading them to a 2-1 record in Day One. Azzinarro's family has temporarily relocated to the Phoenix area but they expect to be back in the Alamo City come the school year. Also moonlighting for CTB was Austin St. Stephen's Parth Vakil as his Ambassadors Austin team had the week off.
2013 Johnny Azzinaro
There was a Brandon Webster sighting in the desert as the 6'10" post was attending the predraft camp at Grand Canyon University when I dropped by to see the workouts and take our guys on a campus visit.
Brandon Webster (Fresno State) goes strong to tbe cup vs Boise State in a game in 2009.