• Weekend Preview (Doug Jones, Rcssports)

    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 Elitewith 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. 

  • Pearland Texas Classic Recap (Doug Jones, Rcssports)

    This weekend I was present at the Pearland Texas Classic given by Rick Nelson and staff. It was another great event given by Nelson as over 200 teams took the floor in the Pearland and surrounding areas over the 3 days. I saw some breakout performances and a few unsigned seniors played some strong basketball. I also saw a crazy ending to one of the 17u championship games. I will also provide a list of all the champions from 15u-17u.

  • Live Period Tipping Off (Doug Jones, Rcssports)

    Today starts the “Live Period” the period where a prospects performance can cause a college coach to put a check by your name or cross you off the list. There are tons of tournaments going on around the state and country; I will be present at the Pearland Texas Classic given by Rick Nelson and staff. This is one of my favorite events to cover due to the organization of the event, the great facilities and the high level competition. This year’s tournament is full of underrated talent that if missed, college coaches may wind up kicking themselves for missing out on. Off the top of my head, I can think of a few teams that have D1 level players on their rosters. Teams like M&E Elite, GCBC-Bullet, Prep Stars Elite, Brazoria Ballers, STX Defenders-Brady and many others will be displaying some very good players. Also a handful of top unsigned seniors will be on display for colleges still looking for players for the 2015-2016 season. Check back next week for my top performers from this event.

  • WEEKEND FILLED WITH TOURNEYS (Doug Jones, Rcssports)

    Starting Friday in Humble and Crosby, Brian Jolivette will host the first of his 4 tournaments this year starting with the Off Da Hook tournament. Brian always has top notch tournaments with great competition and individual talent and this year should be no different. Fresh off of advancing to the championship game of the platinum division, the Houston Hoopstars will be taking the floor this weekend. Also taking the floor will be the 16u platinum division champs Houston Hoops-Holmes. Also look out for the Rockstarz, Team Stackz, Basketball University 16u and the Jr Hardballers. Should be a great weekend of basketball. Check back next week for my recap.

  • GOD FIRST CRUSADERS FARES WELL IN D.C.

    (Courtesy of God First Crusader staff)...
    This past weekend the God First Crusaders 2020 7th grade team traveled to Washington, D.C. for the National Youth Basketball League (NYBL) Session 1. The NYBL’s motto, Elite Competition and Maximum Exposure,was on full display during the 2014 season and 2015 Session 1 did not disappoint. In fact, in terms of league competitiveness last season, NYBL teams again dominated at the AAU Nationals. As evidence, in both the 6th & 7th grade AAU Nationals, NYBL teams (Team CP3 & Oakland Soldiers) took home national championships. In addition, as was the case the first 2 seasons, the high level of exposure generated by the NYBL was unprecedented and unmatched, as the league has re-established partnerships with many of the major media outlets that traditionally cover middle school basketball. Not only were media outlets such as the Buckeye Prep Report, Basketball Spotlight, Middle School Hoops, Prolific Performance, DMV Elite and Lineage of Champions covering every move the NYBL makes this season, but the league’s official website will also be offering more coverage, including session-by-session recaps, top performer lists, player and team profiles, special feature stories as well as national individual and team rankings. Based on the number of NYBL players that are ranked in the recent top 100 national rankings, it’s clear that the NYBL-generated exposure has played a significant role in determining those rankings!
     
    God First 2020 has made huge strides nationally in terms of playing at a high level against the nation’s best teams and players. Game 1 matched up the Crusaders against national Adidas sponsored powerhouse, Ohio Basketball Club. GFC played well with a great team effort, winning their first game of Saturday 53-46. 6’1 (PG/SG) Isaiah LeBlanc led all scorers with 17, 5’6 (PG) DJ Stewart had 13 and 5’9 (PG/SG) Tramon Mark had 11. The next game of the day for GFC was against Nike Sponsored Alabama Challenge. GFC jumped on the Challenge early and never looked back, pulling away 59-27. Tramon Mark led the attack with 17pts. while 5’11 (WF) Brycen Perkins finished with 14. Future 2022 star guard Giovanni Goree scored his first 2 points in a God First uniform in this game at NYBL. The third game of the night, was a headline game featuring a matchup of nationally ranked players on both teams. God First controlled the game for 3 quarters leading by 10 at the half and 7 at the end of the third quarter. A breakdown in the fourth quarter and a momentum swing by a well-coached, very talented and disciplined team, led God First to its first NYBL loss of the season 59-52 to the Mid-Ohio Pumas, one of the best teams from the East, who also knocked of the 2014 NYBL 2020 champion West Coast All-Stars earlier that day. None of the Crusaders played particularly well and ultimately the leading scorer was Isaiah LeBlanc with 16 points. Tramon Mark, Antwon Norman and 6’0 (WF) Jayden Moore played well in spurts but it wasn’t enough to overcome 6-1 national rising star Jack Pugh and the Pumas. 
     
    GFC bounced back at 8am Sunday morning in a dog fight of a game. Fresh off of a close single digit loss to the 2014 AAU National Champ Oakland Soldiers, Louisville, KY NIKE Go Hard in the Paint (The Ville) came in on fire vs. God First. GFC played their hearts out and withstood an unbelievable 3 point barrage from this talented bunch to edge out a 72-71 win.  Tramon Mark and Isaiah LeBlanc both had 17pts. and Jayden Moore continued his outstanding play with 14pts. 6’5 new addition Terius Mathis 7 points and 22 rebounds proved to be humongous in this run and gun affair. The final game of the road trip was against Nike Team Final (red) from the Philadelphia area. GFC continued to roll lead by 5’7 Antwon Norman’s 17 points and a balanced attack with several others in double figures. All in all despite playing one fourth quarter of bad basketball, God First re-established the notion of how special this team could possibly be as they continue to develop and progress. Way to represent for Houston and Texas with a successful national power team made up of local area talent and great coaching and development. 
     
      2020 2015 NYBL League Power Rankings by: Prolific Performance National Player News www.p2bball.com  - March 25, 2015
     
     
    1.      Oakland Soldiers (5-0) – Reigning national AAU champs return stronger and deeper
     
    2.      Team Durant (5-0) – 51-1 overall record and top ranked talent at every position places them in conversation
     
    3.      Team Takeover (5-0) – One man wreaking crew Terrance Williams may be most unstoppable force in the age group
     
    4.      Rip City (5-0) – The team is well coached, shares the ball, and defends in the half court – will be a tough out for anyone stepping on the floor with them
     
    5.      San Diego Select (4-1) – Huge point differential and dominating balanced team performances highlight this championship contenders run
     
    6.     West Coast Stars (4-1) – Great guard play combined with a stellar frontline boasting both size and skill has the defending NYBL champs poised for another run at the title
     
    7.     God First Crusaders (4-1) – Quietly put together a very impressive weekend led by forward Isaiah LeBlanc along with added size they are looking to climb the ranking quickly
     
    8.     Team IZOD/Sports U (4-1) – Boast good size and perimeter skill with knockdown shooters; team should be in every game they play with solid sets and good team defense
     
    9.     Mid-Ohio Pumas (4-1) – One of the most cohesive offensive units in the league forces teams to play their style which they do better than many others a team no one wants to play
     
    10.  Worldwide Wildcats- (3-2) – Solid weekend team has the inside/outside combination to be a factor all season long
  • Rytes Warriors Spring Bling Recap (By Doug Jones, Rcssports)

    This past weekend I was present at the Spring Bling Tournament given by Lamar Holt and the Rytes Warriors Organization. It was a very well ran tournament, with a lot of talent from Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Lamar always throws great tournaments and this one was no different. I saw alot of good individual talent as well as some teams that caught my eye.

     

    Teams Who Caught My Eye

    Houston Elite 13u-Saw these kids for the 2nd time so far this Spring and they continue to impress. They have good guard play, and wings that rebound and lead the break and cause mismatches. Loss in the championship game to God First, who they beat in pool play.

    God First 13u-Very good team, led by a dynamic duo of Isiah Leblanc and Tramon Marks. They were in a battle against the DCS Thunder from New Orleans but turned it up and eventually cruised to victory. Bounced back from a pool play loss to Elite to win the championship.

    Players Who Caught My Eye

    Jaylen Phillips (Houston Elite 13u)-Makes plays on both ends. Very nice size with long arms which helps him on the defensive end. Got the defensive rebound and started the break on several occasions. He also had very good touch around the basket.

    Wesley Sellers (Houston Elite 13u)-Athletic wing who is a strong finisher. Very long arms and when he wanted to was a tenacious defender. Also ran the point some.

    LJ Cryer (Houston Elite 13u)-Heady and crafty pg. Made all the right plays and is an exceptional passer.

    Tramon Marks (God First 13u)-Very athletic kids who can finish in traffic. Also an above average ball handler.

    Todd Banks (DCS Thunder-New Orleans 13u)-Very good with the ball. Made some unbelievable passes, unfortunately his teammates were not finishing. Doesn't look for his shot as much as he should.

    Results

    9u-Triple Threat def TJ Ford

    10u-Shooting Stars def Defenders

    11u-Austin Blazers def New Orleans Rising Stars

    12u-TDT def Rytes Warroirs

    13u-God First def Houston Elite

    14u-Defenders def Rytes Warriors

     

     

     

     

  • SIB Locations

    AMS  Aguirre MS 15726  Wallisville Rd,  Houston  77049
    AJMS  Alice Johnson MS 15500 Proctor,  Channelview  77530
    CHS Channelview HS 1100 Sheldon Rd,   Channelview 77530
    CMS Cunningham HS 14110 Wallisville Rd,  Houston 77049
    FB Fall Brook 12512 Walters Rd,   Houston 77014
    HT Harvest Time 17770  Imperial Valley,  Houston 77060
    KS Kolarik School  1120  Sheldon Rd,  Channelview 77530
    NHS  North Shore HS 353  N Castlegory,  Houston 77049
    NMS North Shore MS 120  N Castlegory,  Houston 77015
    GYM The GYM  2325 Atascocita,  Humble 77396

     

  • GIRLS Schedules & Brackets

     

    Girls Varsity

    2:30pm       The Gym Ct. 3     TNBA Hypolite def  Hou Phenoms (Platinum)

    3:35pm       The Gym Ct., 2     SA Hoops def Hou Pride (Gold)

    6:05pm       FallBrook, Ct. 2    NO GAME  (Silver)

     

    Girls Middle School

    1:35pm                                      SA Lady Hoops def  Legends 3T White

    6:05pm                                      Lady Houston Phenoms  def  Fall Brook

     

    Girls Super Varsity

    1st in 1-Legends 3T Plat
    3:35 @ The Gym ct 3Running Gators
    1st in 2 - Running Gators
    2nd in 2-TNBA Sadler
    2:30 @ The Gym ct 2TNBA Sadler
    2nd in 1 - Shooting Stars
    3rd in 1- Lady All 4 Sports
    5:00 @ FB ct 1Lady All 4 Sports
    3rd in 2 - Wside Force

  • 2nd ROUND RESULTS!

    6A:  Round Rock McNeil 43  Summer Creek 39,  Buda Hays 61  Klein Forest 56,  Klein 38   Austin Lake Travis 37,  Atascocita 53  Austin Anderson 43,  Cy Lakes 89  Bellaire 69,  Sam Houston 59  Cy Woods 57 (OT),  Ben Davis 65 Cinco Ranch 61,  Clear Lake 52  Port Arthur Memorial 45, Travis 69  Manvel 45,  Seven Lakes 55  Cy Ranch 45,  Dawson 52  Clements 49,  Clear Creek 68  North Shore 65 (OT)

    5A:  Brenham 93 Bryan 91 (3OT), Humble 62  Ridge Point 61,  Tomball Memorial 66  Huntsville 53,  Ozen 51  Elkins 50, Central 57  Bush 53,  Madison 83  Waco University 67,  CE King 73  Marshall 63

    4A:  Silsbee 93  Scarborough 56,  Wheatley 99  Cleveland 66,  Sterling 46  LCM 27,  Hardin Jefferson 68  Navasota 64,  West Columbia 63  Taylor 62,  LaMarque 55  La Vernia 39,  Brazosport 62  Liberty Hill 56,  Wimberley 43  Wharton 41

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  • JOHN LUCAS ALL STAR WKND TOURNEY!

    JOHN LUCAS ALL STAR WEEKEND TOURNAMENT !

    We will post the complete event recap on Monday!

    Here are Sunday's results!  Be sure follow us via twitter @RcsSports

  • "SEASON OPENER" RECAPS!

    The 6th annual “Season Opener” powered by Boost Mobile officially launched the Boys’ UIL regular season, Monday November 17, 2014 at the luxurious Aldine ISDM.O. Campbell Center,1865 Aldine Bender Rd, Houston, TX 77032.

    Click hereto view the Houston Chronicle's article which appeared in Tuesday's newspaper!

    Click hereto view ESPN.com recap of the Season Opener

    Click here to view TexasHoops.com very detailed review of the Season Opener

  • RESULTS: SUPER 16 EXTRAVAGANZA

    The 11th Annual Super 16 Extravaganza took place, Oct 4 - 5th @ Pasadena HS.  The Atascocita Eagles claimed first place with a convincing 6-0 run through the event, capped with a double digit win over Cy Lakes in the championship.  Senior shooting guard Paris Marquez pumped in a game high 18pts to lead the way for the Eagles.  On Sunday, they cruised past C.E. King (61-44), St Thomas (53-12), Beaumont Ozen (56-27), and Cy Lakes (51-40).  Factor in Saturday's pool wins over Cy Springs (66-45) and the 54-52 overtime thriller against Clear Creek was their only game decided by single digits.

  • Super 16 Extravaganza "Fall HS Championships"

    OCT 4 - 5th @ PASADENA HS:  Super 16 Extravaganza "Fall HS Championships".