In a week filled with basketball, brackets and the inevitable bracket busters, the area’s top high school hoops talent will also take the court Saturday for the Inaugural Battle for the Gulf, Texas versus Louisiana High School All Star Game.
The event is presented by the College Prospect Network. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Merrell Center in Katy and the game will be broadcast live by Sports Radio 610.
Some of the players on Team Texas include: J.C. Washington (Yates), committed to Houston, Leon Gilmore (Manvel) committed to Creighton and Joe Burton. The rest of the Texas roster features: Zach Haney, Trevon Woods, Devon Begley, Elton Dyer (Houston football commit), Jerome Segura, AC Reid, Jonathan Wiley, Austin Henry and Trevin Woods.
Two spots on each roster will also be earned from players participating in a combine held Friday at Pasadena High. All of the participants are already D1 qualifiers.
Jacob Harris, Vice President for the College Prep Networks feels the time is right to showcase the top basketball players from the area.
“The region has been known for football for a long time,” he said. “But the outstanding basketball talent is just now starting to get the same level of notoriety.”
The game partners with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston. Kids from the clubs will be attending the game for free and will get to meet the players. Five dollars of every $15 ticket sold will also be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston.
The event will feature much more than just the boy’s game. The girls will also hold an All Star Game at 1:30 p.m. The girls will practice at 10 a.m. while the boys are available for an autograph session. The boys take the floor at 11 a.m. to practice while the girls sign autographs. A dunk contest and three-point shootout will begin at noon.
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