Weekend Preview (Doug Jones, Rcssports)
- 24 Apr
Friday will kick off the prestigious Kingwood Classic hosted by Bigfoot Hoops. A total of 342 teams in 10 age groups, including 105 in 17u will compete over the three day event, in front of dozens of college coached and hundreds of spectators. The event will host teams throughout Texas, as well as Louisiana, Oklahoma, Indiana, Florida, Georgia, North Dakota, Tennessee, Washington, Nevada, California, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware. For people who don’t understand, this was the premier event before all the different leagues by the shoe companies. I remember one year when the Kingwood Classic had 753 teams and it was the “Who’s Who” of top prospects and college coaches. This is a very important weekend for several prospects, to either continue their strong play, or make a name for themselves. The previous two days we have provided some teams and players who can boost or hurt their stock this weekend. A couple more are Prep Stars Elite with kids like Collin Means, Nick Hernandez, Rashadre Wilson and Kyre Edwards. Houston Rockstarz with kids like the Robinson twins and Brandon Loville, and a host of others. It should be a fun weekend on the north side of town, I know I’m excited and speaking with one particular summer coach, he was so excited Monday, he said he wanted to go set up a tent and camp outside the MI3 Center!!! Speaking of the MI3 Center, that is the tournament headquarters.