High School Hoops
Takeaways from VYPE basketball tournament
Originally appeared on Vype.com.
The VYPE Thanksgiving Tournament presented by First United Mortgage was held at The Woodlands High School and the impressive field did not disappoint.
The Klein Forest Golden Eagles took home the Championship Belt with a 75-70 win over Shadow Creek.
So what did we learn from the two-day tourney?
Klein Forest Picking Up Where They Left Off
Coach Cary Black’s crew is back. No. 10 Klein Forest has a super-short bench, but get up and down the floor quickly and everyone has the green light. When they get hot from three-point land, they can beat anyone in the city. They were hot this weekend.
Shadow Creek is Coming
The new school is ranked No. 14 already and has a pair of talented young shooters. David President leads this young team into District 23-5A and the Sharks will be lurking for a district title. They reached the finals of the tourney with an overtime win over The Woodlands.
Highlander Squad Coming Together
This is another team that lives and dies by the three-pointer. The Highlanders have fallen to highly-ranked Cy Falls, and Tompkins and Shadow Creek in overtime. They face Willis this week before heading down to Corpus Christi next week for a tourney. District 12-6A will be a battle between College Park, Lufkin and The Woodlands.
Travis will Battle in FBISD
Led by one of the top coaches in H-Town Craig Brownson, Travis is in good hands. The Tigers looked physical against a tough Hastings squad. Their inside-outside game is led by a few experienced returners.
Gambrell Can Score from Anywhere
Madison star and Western Kentucky-signee, Jeremiah Gambrell, can score from all over the court. He showed up in the second-quarter of the first game of the tourney, and displayed tremendous handles. He can also get his three-point shot off from anywhere and any distance.
MVP – Kharee McDaniel, Klein Forest
D’Angelo Smith, Klein Forest
Calvin Soloman, Klein Forest
Kenan Mitchell, Shadow Creek
Tyron Henry, Shadow Creek
KeSean Carter, The Woodlands
Romello Wilbert, The Woodlands
Connor Castens, FM Marcus