SECOND CHANCE

The Greater Houston Senior Football Showcase gives players a shot at playing in college

The Greater Houston Senior Football Showcase gives players access to scholarships. ABC13

Not every good football player gets a scholarship to college. There are guys that fall through the cracks every year but there is a place where they land right here in Houston.

The Greater Houston Senior Football Showcase.

Think you can play? That’s fine. But there’s a catch. You’ve got to be a student too. If you don’t have an SAT score of 840 or an ACT score of 18 you need not apply. If you do and want to show your stuff to coaches from 45-55 schools then come on out. But you have to hurry.

The event is Feb.10 but you have to be pre-registered by February 3.

Go to http://www.tinyurl.com/fbshowcase.

Pay attention to all the rules. If you mess up you won’t be registered and you want to be registered. There’s plenty of money out there to be had. This is the 10th year of the Showcase and they’ll hit $100 million in scholarship money given out. Yep. $100 million. That’s serious money.

And who knows, you may be the next Jarell Carter. He’s the first Showcase alum to make it to the NFL. He came out of Dulles in 2013 with no offers, went to the Showcase and was given scholarship money by Trinity International. This past season he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Arizona Cardinals and made their practice squad.

You may not make it to the league but you can make it to college. Get to the website.

http://www.tinyurl.com/fbshowcase

Sign up and show ‘em you stuff.  









 

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ROCKETS FALL TO WARRIORS

Critical takeaways from Rockets' 105-103 loss to Warriors

Rockets fall short against Warriors. Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

This wasn't the typical Houston Rockets-Golden St. Warriors game when Mike D' Antoni and Steve Kerr were having an offensive battle of wits. James Harden, who plays for the Brooklyn Nets, was nowhere in sight for the Rockets Friday night. Although the Rockets are in rebuild mode, it was still an interesting game. The intensity was high throughout the entire game. Emotions between Stephen Silas and Kerr were heavy, as they were yelling and jumping up-and-down along the sidelines.

A series of runs and back-and-forth scoring gave a slight reminder of the old rivalry between the Warriors and Rockets. Steph Curry was having a tough game, but with 5.1 seconds left, he was able to create great separation from a step back and drained an incredible midrange shot over Kevin Porter Jr. It was heartbreaking because Porter played great defense on Curry throughout the entire game, with Curry only making 6 out of 22 shots. Porter had a tremendous first-half defensively on Curry and recorded an 88.9 defensive rating. Porter had a good feel for guarding Curry, he didn't allow himself to switch away from him. He anticipated passing lanes and ripped Curry a couple of times.

Besides Porter playing great defense, the Rockets played good as a whole. They finished with 10 steals. Their main technique was to switch everything on defense, and Kenyon Martin Jr. and Christian Wood did a good job. It's never easy staying in front of Curry and Jordan Poole, but if they could hold their ground for five seconds, it became possible. Porter did a great job at times by communicating on defense, so he could tell Jalen Green and Eric Gordon when to switch.

And speaking of Green--- he had a strange night offensively. He went 0-11 from the field but made two great plays in the fourth quarter. Instead of Silas keeping Green on the bench because of his cold hand, he kept him in the game for learning purposes. Green made an outstanding play on Curry at the 2:52 mark in the 4th quarter. Before that, he missed a shot from three but fought hard for the rebound, then found a cutting Wood towards the rim. Green might of struggled, but the effort was there.

This was a tough loss for the Rockets, but they are steadily improving. The Rockets are 3-5 in their last five games.

Up next: The Rockets face the Spurs on Tuesday night.

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