Karnell James takes over St. Thomas High School's basketball program. James has been an assistant for the Eagles and will now put his own stamp on the inner loop school's hoop program.
James sat down with VYPE Chief Content Officer Matt Malatesta about his basketball journey and where the Eagles' program is heading.
Var'Keyes Gumms is New Orleans born and bred.
The West Bank-native happened to land at Dekaney High School a few years back, who is led by Baton Rouge-native coach Anthony Williams.
"There was a lot going on in New Orleans and moving to Houston was just a better opportunity," Gumms said. "Playing for Coach Williams reminds me of home. He's a Louisiana guy who just understands."