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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 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
December 19, 2010: Winston Dutchin profiles Westbury Christian freshman basketball player Brianna Turner. It’s really great that women’s basketball is now getting the recognition that was long overdue. The city of Houston finally in the mix in Texas pool as the state in the nation hotbed for basketball talents for both girls and boys. The lady wildcats just recently back from the Louisiana’s tournament “Rumble in the Bluff” winning all three games against Pflugerville-Georgetown TX, St James-New Orleans and Louisiana Winfield High School. Two lady wildcats made All-Tournament Team namely Sylvana Okde and Amber Orrange who was also the tournament MVP. They have yet to be challenged this season. Next game will be January 3rd at home against Beaumont Kelly Catholic School. You can view the video by clicking the link below:
Monday, December 13, 2010
The young players on both teams showed a lot of promises. Freshmen Hannah Cambel and Haley Thompson lead the lady Vikings both with 9 points each.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
By JEFF JENKINS and JEREMY RAKES CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENTS
Nov. 30, 2010, 5:20PM
The Village School owns SPC
Monday, November 22, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
By JEFF JENKINS and JEREMY RAKESCHRONICLE CORRESPONDENTS
Nov. 12, 2010, 12:15PM
Basketball is just part of the plan to put The Village School on the map.
So far, the Vikings are doing their part to raise the college prep school's profile.
A year ago, the Village School's boys basketball team posted a winning record (14-8), and head coach Don Harvey believes it's only the beginning.
"We don't have any seniors. We're a junior-laden team," Harvey said. "We're improving, but we still have a long way to go."
To hasten the maturation process, Harvey beefed up the schedule. The Village School already has participated in the University of St. Thomas' Charlie Thomas Classic and the St. Thomas Basketball Classic. The Vikings also plan to enter the Houston Jamboree and the Houston ISD Tournament.
"In the past, we've played mostly small private schools, but we're taking on the bigger ones, including a few public schools," Harvey said.
Harvey is seeking exposure for several of his players, including a few who are considered top college prospects.
The biggest star — literally and figuratively - is junior center Shaquille Cleare. Like his namesake NBA great Shaquille O'Neal, Cleare is huge - 6-foot-9 and 280 pounds, to be exact - but he's surprisingly mobile.
"A lot of big guys don't have great skills, but Shaquille is the exception," Harvey said of Cleare. "He's dominant in the low post, but he can the dribble the ball, shoot and play defense. He moves well for his size."
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
After a grueling summer AAU basketball schedule, Houston Hoops point guard LJ Rose (2012) is back to lead the Second Baptist Eagles on the hunt for the Mc Donald's Texas Invitational title. Rose was a member of the 16u Team USA that won the gold medal in the 2009 FIBA world championship. He was also named ESPN Rise’s 2010 Underclass All-America team, Texas 4A All-State and All-District 1st team. 2010 Texas 4A State Tournament All-Tournament team member. Will Rose have enough support to get it done? How far will the Second Baptist eagles go? Come out and see how this tournament will play out. The tournament will feature the state of Texas current and upcoming high school basketball stars, boys and girls alike.
Friday, October 29, 2010
On November 18th-20th a total of 84 boys and girls team will hit the hardwood to compete for the 2010 Mc Donald’s Texas Invitational Title. 48 boys and 36 girls team that includes the boys and girls State 5A champions Fort Bend Bush and Cypress Fairbanks. Come out and support your favorite high school team. For more information, please visit the website listed below:
Thursday, October 28, 2010
1st Place - Hot Shots Space City AAU Shootout (Clear Brook, Texas) April 28-29, 2006
2012’s Blayke Hemmitt-Bellaire HS, Bianca Winslow-Bellaire HS, Jazmyn Howard-Elkins HS, Jazmin Guerrero-Dobbie HS, Kaylan Sanders-Elkins HS, Meaghan Scott-Sam Rayburn HS and Sadalia Ellis-Cy Falls HS (not in picture), 2013’s Briana Williams-St John’s, Briana Scott-Sam Rayburn HS, 2014 Hannah Cambel-Village HS
Let’s go back and follow some leads. About a year past, I wrote about this group of girls in this blog “Back to the Future! 2012-2014” and way before that when they were youngsters and in grade school, I saw them play and said these girls will become good athletes and I am happy to say that all of them are still playing the game they love and progressing tremendously in high school . Looking forward to 2012 less than a couple of years from now about half of them will graduate high school and only GOD will know where they will end up and if they will continue to play at the next level. The day will come when the last one of the pack heads out to college. I can look back and read thru all this and can only remember the days growing along with the beautiful ladies. Where ever each one of them ends up, I am for sure that they will follow their dreams and at this point in time, I can only wish for each one the best for a JOB WELL DONE so far. "Good Luck To Your 2010-2011 Season!"
More @ Team NCI Elite
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
The camp that will feature former L.A. Laker, Tierre Brown, Tulsa Shock Leading Scorer Sholanda Robinson, and 2005 WNBA Champion and 2005 All-Star and Current member of the WNBA's Connecticut Sun DeMya Walker who highlights the camp, they will be in the Houston area. The camp will be on Nov. 13 and 14 hosted by current and former WNBA and NBA players who are wanting to give back.
The camp is extremely affordable, only $80 per kid ages 7 and Up, for both boys and girls. This is a chance for everyone to improve and learn from the best!
For Teams and Group Discount, please call D.J.Fisher @ (316)-993-9133
Register NOW and save your spot!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
NEIGHBORHOOD HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP
Youngsters power The Village School
By JEFF JENKINS CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT
Feb. 5, 2010, 2:08PM
Shaq has taken his high-flying act to Houston — well sort of.
Shaquille O'Neal, one of the best centers in NBA history, hasn't left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Houston Rockets. But his younger namesake is already wreaking havoc on basketball courts across the area. Shaquille Cleare, a 6-foot-9, 270-pound sophomore, reminds many of the 7-1 O'Neal. Cleare, a sophomore at The Village School, is averaging 21 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks per game for the Vikings, a rising second-year program. “Shaquille Is already, in my opinion, the best big man in Texas,” said Don Harvey, head boys basketball coach at The Village School, a private school in west Houston. “He's only a 10th-grader, but he's already being recruited by a bunch of colleges. He's a dominant force in the middle.” Among the colleges trying to lure Cleare, a native of The Bahamas, to their respective campuses are Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M and Wake Forest. And, if Cleare continues to perform like he did in last week's 67-60 loss to highly touted Humble Christian Life (23 points, 16 rebounds, two blocks), the list is sure to grow. Cleare's play inside the paint is just one reason why The Village School, which plays an independent schedule but is headed to TAPPS next season, is becoming widely respected on the local hoops scene. The Vikings, 13-6 overall, have notched victories over more-established programs such as Beaumont Kelly, John Cooper, St. John's and St. Pius. “We've faced most of the top private schools in Houston and have been very competitive,” Harvey said. “We're a young team with all freshmen and sophomores. By the time these sophomores are seniors, we'll be a team to be reckoned with.” More on story @
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
2009-10 The Year in Review - The Village School has now entered another arena, after having a great junior high season, Coach Margo Graham and her Lady Vikings and what's left from last year’s team has greater task at hand. They have lost some key players, but also gained some new ones. Winning the Houston Junior Prep Conference and Tournament was nothing compared to high school varsity basketball where you will be playing with seasoned and experienced athletes that have played varsity for more than 2 years and for some maybe more. From Coach Graham views, she's not looking for a winning season yet, but to get the girls ready for the coming years. But of course she wants to win, but being realistic makes more sense. She believes that her team will be very competitive but will need a lot of maturity which comes from playing against the best competitions. The Village as a whole is full of excitement for the great progressions of its athletics and looking forward to its berth in the field of high school basketball.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
With everyone coming back healthy and with some new addition, Coach Don Harvey can't think of anything else but positive results for the upcoming 2010-2011 season. Most of his players have developed and matured. Six of his players already have offers from known college programs, but have not made any commitments at this time. It's looking good for the young Village High School having both boys and girls basketball programs at the rise. Shaquille Cleare now a junior will be a known force in the middle with great support from Chris Matthews, Dylan Pack, Devion Whetstone and Sebastian Leal The backcourt duo Garry Smith and Trevion Williams is also coming back from a great summer AAU basketball season. All freshmen from last year Kevin Zea, Thierry Tchenko and Joshua Butler were all broken in and ready to go for their second season too.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
It mirrors the REFLECTIONS of two great athletes that gave her life and endless possibilities. Howard and Kellye Turner the proud parents that instilled humility and great character to their only child and daughter has been successful in doing so. She’s also surrounded by great coaches that pushes her to aspire for excellence. Playing under Coach George Washington of the DFW Elite club, Briana will most probably be the next highly recruited basketball athlete for the class of 2014 coming out of Houston on the womens side. She played two undefeated season for the Nolan Ryan middle school in Alvin Texas that only adds sparkle to her early basketball career. As an incoming freshman for the Mavs of Manvel High School, Coach Fleceia Comeaux has a lot to look forward to not only for the coming 2010-2011 basketball season, but for the next four years that Briana will be playing under her directions. The Manvel Mavericks will be one of the exciting team to watch this coming school season. For more on Briana, please see link to InsideWomensBasketball @