Monday, February 28, 2011

High School Playoff Update: TAPPS

                                                               TAPPS Playoff Schedule

Friday March 4
5A Final Four Matchups
7:30pm Plano Prestonwood vs Plano John Paul @ Timberview
9:00pm Houston St. Thomas HS vs Dallas Bishop Dunne @Timberview

4A Final Four Match-ups
7:30pm Arlington Grace Prep vs Houston Second Baptist@ Legacy
9:00pm Lubbock Trinity Christian vs Houston Westbury Christian @ Legacy

High School Playoff Schedule

                                                                  Playoff Schedule

Wed. March 2

7pm Nederland Hs vs Humble HS @ Deer Park HS
7pm  Galveston HS vs Jones HS @ Pearland HS
7pm Kingwood Park vs Beaumont Ozen HS @ Summer Creek HS
7pm Terry HS vs Lamarque HS @ Alvin HS

Wed. March 2

6pm Madison HS vs Elsik HS @Coleman Fieldhouse
7pm Elkins HS vs Hightower HS @ Wheeler Fieldhouse
7:30pm Hastings HS vs Seven Lakes @Coleman Fieldhouse
7pm Travis HS vs Clear Springs @ Campbell Center

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Texas 4A & 5A Playoff Prediction Report Card (1st Round)

Region 1
13-16  Missing on the Killeen High game was a killer.
10-16  Pflugerville Hendrickson blowing a 9 point 4th quarter lead was a shocker.
Region 3
10-16  Never saw it coming with Wheatley & Brenham getting bounced.
Region 4
13-16  I bet against Austin LBJ.  What was I thinking?

46-64    71%

Region 1
Region 2
10-16  I thought the Akins guards would get the job done.  I bet against a lock in Desoto...duh
Region 3
5-16  Strake Jesuit, Fort Bend Bush, Cy Falls???  What a bracket buster.  I'm hiding my head.
Region 4
13-16 Big win for Mac over Judson in OT, and Highlands bouncing Warren

40-64   62%   

A combined 67%. Way off last year's predictions.  I'd better step it up in the 2nd Round!

Monday, February 21, 2011

All American Prodigy Camp: Houston Award Winners

Over the last three plus years we've had some great players from the City of Houston come and attend my All American Prodigy Camp which has historically been held in Austin.  This past weekend we took the camp on the road to Houston St. Thomas High School.  Under the direction of myself (Max Ivany) & Camp Directors Richard Law & Orin Bailey both of whom coach at St. Thomas we had a total of 45 players in attendance.  I likely planned it a couple of weeks earlier than the desired dates but there was no denying the talent that showed up in the gym this early in the year.  We had 12 players who were 6'5" or better.

One of the reasons the All American Prodigy Camp is so popular is that I don't evaluate off past reputations.  Lots of "name" guys get mad at me because I don't give a free pass and of course lots of new talent get their due if they earn it.  I promote players based on merit.  You earn it, you receive the accolades.  Plain & simple!
Because of conflicts in schedules, some players could not stay for the entire session, thus they were not eligible for award consideration.  These included 2012 G 6'0" Chase Brogna a lights out shooter from Houston St, Thomas, 2013 F 6'7" Kalvin Singletary of Van Vleck who is a bruiser & banger down low & 2013 P 6'11" Anthony Young from Van Vleck, TX who will quickly go from anonymity to a huge amount of publicity as he heads out on the circuit this spring with the Texas D1 Ambassadors group out of Houston.

However, without further ado, let's spotlight the guys who got it done at the camp!-Coach Max Ivany

Four On Four Tournament Champions (Middle School)
2015 Grayson Sheena, 2015 Xavier Williams, 2015 Stephen Skeeter, 2015 Demarius Cress
Four On Four Tournament Champions (High School)
2012 Lawrence Thibeaux, 2012 Jarvis Hickey, 2011 Dominique McKinney, 2012 Alex Caruso, & 2014 Jamie Keating
Hot Shot Shooting Co-Champions
2012 6'0" Luke Savoy & 2015 6'1" John Coakley
Middle School Top Prospects
2015 6'5" J.J. Jones & 2015  5'6" Demarius Cress
Class of 2014 Top Prospects
6'4" Brandon (B.J.) Jones, 6'3" Jamie Keating & 5'8" Joshua Reese
Class of 2013 Top Prospects
6'8" Johnathan Motley, 6'5" Brandon Blackwell,  & 6'8" Kendrick Morris
Class of 2012 Top Prospects
6' 4" Devon Turk & 6'5" Alex Caruso
Class of 2011 Top Prospects
6'5" Chris Brown & 6'6" Dominique McKinney
 Tomorrow we'll begin to give rundowns on each player-Coach Max Ivany

Texas 4A & 5A Playoff Predictions

As everyone knows this time of year is when I pick the winners of every playoff game at the 4A & 5A level in Texas.  Starting this Monday-Tuesday a total of 64 games will be played in each classification in the first round.  Last year I picked a pretty robust 82% winners.  Some against the grain predictions panned out for me while "sure bets" like Austin Westlake made me look like a donkey.  I was thinking about letting my 4 month old grandson, Julian picking the winners this year over a dancing chicken but I decided that I still had an edge over both of them  :-).  So..Here goes!
There are still a few matchups that have not been updated yet, but should be in order by the late afternoon

Denton Ryan
El Paso Andress
El Paso Riverside
Wolfforth Frenship

Fort Worth Southwest
Fort Worth Arlington Heights
Arlington Summit

Amarillo Palo Duro
El Paso Parkland
El Paso Bowie
The Colony


Dallas Lincoln
Frisco Centennial
Highland Park
Dallas South Oak Cliff

Pflugerville Hendrickson
Bryan Rudder

Dallas Kimball
Frisco Wakeland
Dallas Wilson


Houston C.E. King

Galveston Ball
Houston Sterling
Houston Jones
Freeport Brazosport

Humble Kingwood Park
Houston Stratford
Houston North Forest

Rosenberg Terry
Houston Wheatley
Houston Yates

Boerne Champion
Marble Falls
Cedar Park Vista Ridge
San Antonio Alamo Heights

Victoria East
Mission Veteran Memorial

New Braunfels Canyon
Austin McCallum
Cedar Park
Kerrville Tivy

Corpus Christi Tuloso Midway
San Antonio Lanier
San Antonio Brackenridge
Corpus Christi Calallen


North Crowley
El Paso Americas

Flower Mound Marcus
Mansfield Legacy

Arlington Martin
El Paso Eastwood
El Paso Montwood
Arlington Bowie

South Grande Prairie
Cedar Hill
Plano West

Killeen Harker Heights
Dallas Jesuit
Garland Lakeview Centennial

Klein Forest
Conroe The Woodlands
Austin Akins

College Station A&M Consolidated
Richardson Berkner
Killeen Ellison

Austin High
Humble Kingwood
Spring Dekaney

Houston Madison
Houston Langham Creek
Alief Elsik
Houston Westside

League City Clear Creek
Beaumont Westbrook
Fort Bend Hightower

Houston Strake Jesuit
Alief Hastings
Houston Cy Falls
Katy Seven Lakes

Houston Clear Lake
Port Arthur Memorial
Deer Park
Fort Bend Bush

San Antonio Stevens
Converse Judson
San Antonio Reagan
San Antonio Warren

Laredo Alexander
McAllen Rowe

San Antonio Taft
San Antonio Churchill
San Antonio Wagner
San Antonio Clark

Laredo United South
Laredo United
Brownsville Hanna

Sunday, February 20, 2011

TAPPS 5A Playoffs

Houston St. Thomas 51  Argyle Liberty Christian 43  (2 OT)
St. Thomas sports a big three in the Class of 2012; all Division One prospects in 6'9" P Jeremy King, 6'0",  G Chase Brogna & 6'3" G Christian Sanders while Argyle had no players with that kind of name recognition.  Something happened though as the visitors from the DFW area didn't seem to be aware of that.  Proving that there isn't always a connect between having next level prospects and gutty, blue collar high school players it took double overtime before The Eagles finally snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

This was a game of limited scoring opportunities as both teams played a 2-3 zone and Argyle was in no hurry to just jack up shots when they had their offensive possessions.  I was impressed with the disciple displayed by Liberty Christian and their star player, Senior Eric Heidelmann.  He finished with 21 points & 6 rebounds including five buckets from behind the three point line.  As the first overtime wound down it was looking bleak for S.t Thomas until Christian Sanders hit a clutch three pointer with about a minute left in the game. St. Thomas are usually a sharp shooting bunch bit that was one of only three shots to go down from beyond the arc.  Credit Argyle Liberty for playing hardnosed D. 
2012 Chrisitan Sanders helped St. Thomas avoid the upset
In the second overtime, The Eagles switched up defenses and began to scramble, pressuring the ball.  It paid off bg time as Chase Brogna had steals on 3 possessions and salted away 4 free throws to ice the game.  Sanders led with 17 points with 9 of them coming in the OT sessions.  Brogna had 11 & King had 9 points & 7 rebounds.  They will meet Austin St. Michael's next Friday on their home court in what should be a high scroing affair in the TAPPS 5A Regional Final.

Austin St. Michael's  60  El Paso Cathedral 49
As he's done in 90% of St. Michael's games Jake Kocher led the Crusaders to the win
St. Michael's was led by Senior G Jake Kocher (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) who had 20 points and Senior Austin Burch with 13 points.  Kocher was Austin's leading scorer for the 2nd year in a row.  As he rounds out his prep career he has scored in excess of 2700 points in three season at the varsity level.

Friday, February 18, 2011

High School Playoff Schedule

7:30 Crosby / Port Neches East Chambers HS
tba Yates  /  (Washington or Worthing) Delmar or Barnett
6p Jones / Reagan Delmar
6:30 Ozen / North Forest East Chambers HS
7:30 Wheatley / Waltrip Butler
7:30 Stratford / Willis Klein Collins HS
7:30 Friendswood / Brazosport Hopson Fieldhouse
8p Nederland / Galena Park Barbers Hill HS
8p CE King /  Central East Chambers HS

7p DeKaney / Atascocita Summer Creek HS
7p Elkins / Clear Creek Pearland HS
7p Travis  /  (Clr Lake or Clr Brook) Dawson HS
6p Morton Ranch / Westside Coleman Fieldhouse
6p Westbrook / Pasadena Memorial Barbers Hill HS
6p Cy Lakes / Hastings Cinco Ranch HS
7p Klein Forest  / Oak Ridge Tomball HS
7p Klein  /  Kingwood Spring HS
7p The Woodlands  /  Spring DeKaney HS
7p Langham Creek / Nimitz Cy Falls HS
7p Cy Falls / Alief Taylor Morton Ranch HS
7p Clear Springs / Bush Manvel HS
7p Strake Jesuit / Lamar Campbell Center
7:30 Channelview / Deer Park San Jacinto College
7:30 Seven Lakes / Bellaire Coleman Fieldhouse
7:30 Port Arthur Memorial /  Dobie Lamar St College-PA
7:30 Madison / Memorial Delmar
7:30 Elsik / (Cy Springs or Cy Ridge) Cinco Ranch HS

Thursday, February 17, 2011

High School Recap- Playoff Preview

                                                                     Friday Top Games

Fri  6p   Cy Springs / Cy Ridge  @  Cy Fair HS
Fri 6pm CC John Paul II vs Second Baptist
Fri  6p  Huntsville / Kingwood Park  @  Willis HS
Fri  7p  Clear Lake / Clear Brook  @  Clear Creek HS

Fri 7p Tyler Grace vs Westbury Christian
Fri  7p  Magnolia West @ Montgomery
Fri  6:30 Washington / Worthing  @ Barnett Stadium

                                                       Tapps Playoff

Sat. 1pm  Ft. Bend Baptist vs San Antonio Christian
Sat. 3pm  Argyle Liberty Christian vs St. Thomas HS
Sat. 4pm  Plano John Paul II vs ST. Pius X HS

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

High School Round-up 2/15/11

                                                                      Tues Top Games to see

6pm  HCYA vs Christian Life  @ THE GYM
7pm  Channel view vs North Shore
7pm Clear Creek vs Clear Lake HS
7pm Seven Lakes vs Cinco Ranch
7:30pm Galveston Ball vs Manvel HS

Monday, February 14, 2011

Last Chance To Register For All American Prodigy Camp

This coming Sunday, 8:30 AM at St. Thomas High School in Houston we will be holding our first evaluation camp in the Houston area.  Boys, grade 6th-11th are accepted.  Tuition is $150 and includes dri fit camp shirt, instruction & evaluation which will be posted for exposure on our web site 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

High School Roundup 2/12/2011

                                             Game of the Night : Second Baptist vs Westbury Christian

Tonight's battle  featuring the Second Baptist Eagles versus Westbury Christian Wildcats will have a big playoff impact for the winner. These same to teams met in last years state final with Westbury Christian winning the battle.  The game will be played at Westbury Christian so plan on arriving early to the event to get a good seat.    
If you haven't seen Anthony Collins 6'0 (2011) or LJ Rose 6'4(2012)  play, you have missed a treat. These pair of lead guards are as good as you can find in the business. Expect a show when watching these two guard battle. Both players a have nice supporting cast around them so the game tonight will be a good one.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

High School Roundup Tues. Feb.8, 2011

Tues Top Games to See 
5:30pm Travis vs Ft. Bend Bush
5:30pm Dulles vs Willowridge
7pm Laporte vs North Shore
7pm Hightower vs Ft. Bend Marshall
7:30pm Friendswood vs Manvel HS
7:30pm Westbrook vs PA Memorial

High School Round Up- Recap

                                                                    Game Recap

   In front of a standing room only crowd and several division one college coaches the St. Pius vs St. Thomas game proved to live up to the hype.  Both teams came out blazing and traded early opening baskets. St. Pius seized the early momentum off a pair threes from Kenny Wells and a deep bomb from Devon Turk. St. Thomas responded with their own run sparked by Andrew Jones pair of threes.

At the end of 1st Qtr ST. Pius 21- St. Thomas HS 18. 

The 2nd period both teams settled down and managed to get a few more defensive stops thus the score at halftime ST. Thomas 35-St. Pius 26.
Both teams made a few adjustments at the half and both teams traded shots but not many baskets. Trey Guidry sparked St. Pius with 9pts in the 3rd period and Chase Brogna had 8pts to end the 3rd period  St. Thomas HS 42-St. Pius 41.

In the fourth quarter for ST. Pius Devon Turk had a pair of deep threes  and Trey Guidry had 9pts in the final period, tried  to keep ST. Pius in the hunt. ST. Thomas countered with Jeremy King getting a few put backs, Chase Brogna key baskets, and Ian Hurley icing four key free throws down the stretch to pull out the victory for ST. Thomas.

Box Score
STHS- 63
Andrew Jones 14, Chase Brogna 13, Christian Sanders 12, Jeremy King 10
*Jeremy king had 11rebs and blocked 5 shots*
Trey Guidry 18, Devon Turk 15, Kenny Wells 15

Sunday, February 6, 2011

High School Roundup- 2/7/11 Game of the Night

Game of the Night
St. Thomas HS vs ST. Pius X

The last meeting between the two rivals went to St. Thomas HS and the rematch will determine who wins the district title outright. The game features several mid to high major players 6'9 Jeremy King (2012), 6'4 Christian Sanders (2012), 6'0 (2012) Chase Brogan for St. Thomas HS and St. Pius HS 6'3 (2012) Devon Turk, 6'6 (2012) Trey Guidry and 6'0 (2012) Carl Culberson.  If you are anywhere near Shepherd St, I encourage you to stop by St. Pius HS to see the battle get there early.
6'9 Jeremy King forward (2012)

Chase Brogna (6'0 2012)     
6'6 Trey Guidry wing (2012)

6'3 guard  Devon Turk (2012)

Friday, February 4, 2011

High School District Standings 4A

District Standings 4A




Brenham 9 1
Nederland 9 0
Terry 8 1
Stratford 8 2
Ozen 7 2
Brazosport 6 2
Magnolia 7 3
Central 6 3
Angleton 5 4
Magnolia West 5 5
Port Neches 4 5
Foster 5 4
Montgomery 5 5
LCM 3 6
Lamar Consolidated 4 5
Spring Woods 2 8
Livingston 3 6
El Campo 1 7
Waller 2 8
Vidor 3 6
Bay City 0 8
Northbrook 1 9
Lumberton 1 8




Galveston Ball 8 0
Humble 9 1
Yates 10 0
LaMarque 7 1
Kingwood Park 8 2
Waltrip 8 2
Friendwood 5 3
Huntsville 7 3
Sterling 8 2
Manvel 4 4
Willis 7 3
Reagan 5 5
Dawson 3 5
New Caney 4 6
Sharpstown 4 6
Texas City 1 7
Summer Creek 4 6
Austin 3 7
Santa Fe 0 8
Porter 1 9
Lee 2 8

Caney Crk 0 10
Davis 0 10



Crosby 8 2
Jones 8 0

CE King 7 3
Wheatley 7 1

North Forest 7 3
Worthing 4 4

Galena Park 6 4
Washington 5 3

Baytown Lee 5 5
Scarborough 3 6

Barbers Hill 4 6
Kashmere 2 7

GC Memorial 3 7
Furr 0 9

Dayton 0 10