Monday, July 25, 2011

Las Vegas: Day Three

In some divisions of the various tournaments today marks the beginning of bracket play, while others finish their last pool game (s). 

Texas D1 Ambassadors-San Antonio 63  Dallas DHJ5  55
With the entire Big XII on hand, a game filled with prospects was DOMINATED by 2012 F 6'9" Connor Lammert of San Antonio Churchill. With Texas Tech Head Coach Billy Gillispie, and SMU Boss Man, Matt Doherty on hand (as they have for every minute of every game Lammert has played during the live period) and Texas Head Coach Rick Barnes paying close attention Lammert showed his complete package. He dropped 5 first half three pointers en route to a 31 point explosion.  He dominated the boards and showed some nifty passing ability to round out the day.  We'll have more about Lammert's offers later on Monday.
2012 Connor Lammert will have his choice of schools

In the Fab 48 both of the Texas D1 Ambassadors squads bowed out by blowing late leads.
R&R Soldiers (CA)  71  Texas D1 Ambassadors-Austin  67
2012 G Michael Hardge played his butt off scoring 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals while 2012 Allex Austin added 5 points and 15 rebounds.  A 14 point second have lead disappeared because of countless turnovers (many of them unforced).  2013 G T.J. Williams had 17 and added 6 assists. 2012 P Drew Wikelius also had 9 points and 4 rebunds in a very solid effort. This concludes the Austin groups summer.  We will see how recruiting shapes up for them very soon.
2012 F Allex Austin of San Marcos
Play Hard Play Smart (CA)  74  Texas D1 Ambassadors-Houston  68
An 8-12 point lead the entire game slipped away in the final three minutes once again because of poor shot selection, errant free throw shooting and an inability to take care of the ball.  2012 Aly Mohamed dominated down low where he had 19 points. 2012 G Chase Brogna, 2012 G Darryl Milburn of Baton Rouge McKinley (LA) and 2012 G Devon Turk all added 12 points.  The D1 Ambassadors-Houston now head to Phoenix to compete in the Desert Duel Memorial, the jewel of the summer circuit.
2012 Aly Mohamed's great play may have him headed to Rice University
Arizona Rebels  70  Texas D1 Ambassadors-Bostic  67
2012 Justin Moss of Pflugerville, a slashing wing with great upside led the way for Texas D1 with a strong 22 point showing.  2013 G Darian Bostic of Pflugerville had a strong 17.
2013 G Darian Bostic of Pflugerville
Texas D1 Ambassadors-Morse 66  ECBA Force (Seattle, WA)  58
Team Morse's 16 year olds completed the trifecta by going 3-0 in pool play against 17's and heading to tomorrow's bracket play.  2013 G Will Morse dropped 22 points in the win and Austin Bowie's Zach Nunnery continued with his outstanding rebounding efforts (12).
2012 W Zach Nunnery is quickly becoming one of my favorite players because of his work ethic