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Just a Great fan of the game. Email your basketball pictures, videos & articles and I will get it out here for you. Glad to be of help! LET'S PROMOTE HOUSTON, LET'S PROMOTE YOU, LET'S PROMOTE BASKETBALL! Let's also look back and enjoy the memoirs as we move on...

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tyler Gilbert Named Athlete Of The Week

Tyler Gilbert, Hightower
Twin sister of Taylor Gilbert, daughters of proud parents Rodney & April Gilbert. The twins known as the "TWIN TOWERS" will be a force for the Hightower Hurricanes for the coming 2 years. Watch out for the "Canes Twin" because they are sure to come and cause damages to your home court.

• Notable: The sophomore had 17 points in a win over Nimitz on Monday. The Hurricanes (17-1) own a 16-game win streak. Courtesy of Chron.Com

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Houston Is Full Of Guards

If you are looking for playmakers and chaos creators at the guard position, Aaliyah Brown from South of Houston, Texas. A player who seem to be everywhere on the court as described by Hoopgurlz. From the off-guard position, the 5’7” Brown does a great job of penetrating the heart of the defense and drawing attention, so she can deliver a pass or score herself. On defense, she is always active creating her share of turnovers and is an excellent on-ball defender. Originally a member of Houston Angels now playing for DFW Elite-Washington 2012. Sophomore at Clear Springs high school and top scorer for Coach Pam Crawford and the Chargers averaging 15 points per game.

Yates Lions Represent Houston in a BIG WAY!

Yates High School outscored its opponents by an amazing 96.5 to 50.9 points a game en route to a 34-1 record and to the 2009 Texas University Interscholastic League Conference 4A state title. Six-foot-two junior guard Joseph Young, who was named Conference 4A championship game MVP, set the pace with a 19.4 ppg scoring average. Classmates Brandon Peters (6-2) averaged 18.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and 6.2 steals and Darius Gardner (5-10) averaged 12.2 points, 7.2 steals and 6.8 rebounds. With 6-0 point guard Marshall Lange and 6-9 center Alexander Davis also coming back for their senior campaigns, the entire starting unit returns intact for 2009-10, along with 11 of 15 players from last year’s state championship team. Courtesy of T-Mobile Invitational. See more @

Monday, December 21, 2009

Fast Forward 2014

2009 Houston Hoops Holiday Classic showcased girls of Year 2014. Houston will be loaded with great players starting with a possible number “1” recruit Brianna Turner (Houston Heat-DFW Elite), daughter and only child of both great basketball athletes Howard & Kellye Turner. Brianna now 8th grader at Nolan Ryan Junior High is making a lot of noise nationally. She’s long and athletic which are definite attributes from her parents. Worked and trained with Ganon Baker this past summer in Atlanta and was rated by ESPN Hoopgurlz and ASGR as one of the 2014 Top 10 players.

The future is bright for the youngster of 2014 and with the way girls’ basketball is shaping up in the city she will definitely be an asset for any high school team. Only time will tell of how good of a player she will become. I wish Brianna the best and admire the Turner’s continued support to their daughters’ success.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


The Village School Lady Vikings junior high get a scare from HCYA, but pull it through by 2 points and taking three tournament awards home. Claiming its 2009 1st place trophy for the Houston Christian School Junior High Shoot Out. Lexie Onigbanjo got the MVP award while Hannah Cambel took the All-Tournament Player award. Coach Margo Graham was very pleased with the effort of her team. Everyone contributed and played well including her two very young 7th graders Maia Chargois and Sophie Milich. It’s early in the season for the Lady Vikings with a current record of 9-0 overall and 2-0 in conference.

Westside Home of the Wolves

Westside High School the home of where elite guards like Sydney Colson of Texas A&M had risen, now another skilled point guard name Tiffany Davis is making noise around the city. Daughter of former Houston Rockets point guard Emmanuel Davis is making a name for herself in the high school girl’s basketball arena. First time I saw Tiffany was back in 2006 playing for the Sure Shots AAU team competing in a tournament at the Ripley House near Houston ship channel. I remember her dribbling and driving down the middle lane confidently and was one of the girls in her team that gave Team NCI Elite a run for their money. Being coached and taught by her dad who played professionally is a great advantage for Tiffany.

Though, 2012 will be another year for Houston’s girls basketball triumph with girls that will populate college basketball arenas. It includes not only guards like Courtney Williams of North Shore, Jazmyn Guerrero of Dobbie high school, Raven Burns who teams up with Bianca Winslow daughter of former UH Phi Slamma Jamma Rickie Winslow at Bellaire high school, but we also have post players at Hightower high school, the T2 twin towers Tyler and Taylor Gilbert. Another 2012 guard is Sylvana Okde for Dulles where Kelsey Bone was a household name in 2008. More to come…

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Sophomores Trey Williams and Gary Smith are two of the rising guards in the city. They are The Village High School deadly backcourt combination. Smith and Williams can shoot the long threes, can penetrate, and dishes the ball and shoot mid range jump shots. Adding a post like Shaquille in the middle makes it a lot more difficult to defend the Vikings offense. Having only sophomores and freshmen makes them one of the youngest team in the city. The Village High School already showing maturity this season will be turning some heads in the next few years and with some of the freshmen addition, the Vikings will truly go farther next season. So if you are looking for some good basketball to watch, just come and see The Village High School Vikings basketball games.

These young guards and of course the rest of the Vikings team have already been getting some good looks and attention from colleges and universities around the nation.

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