It is awards season here at VYPE!
We welcome you to the Countdown to the 2021 VYPE Awards presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Over the next two weeks, we will be unveiling the finalists for the player of the year awards. Team and Coach of the Year awards will be announced LIVE during the Fourth Annual VYPE Awards.
The winners will be honored in a one-hour virtual show on Sunday, June 27 at 6 p.m. on VYPE Houston's website, Twitter account and on the VYPE Texas Facebook page and YouTube Channel! It will be an event to get dressed up for and to tune in to as it will be an evening full of special moments!
Let us get it started! Here are the finalists for Public School Men's Basketball Player of the Year!
PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Bryce Griggs, Fort Bend Hightower
Bryce Griggs is among the top recruits in the City of Houston for the Class of 2022. Griggs, who stars at Fort Bend Hightower, averaged 22.6 points per game this season for the Hurricanes. He was also a Top 10 Finalist for the Guy V. Lewis Award, which is given to the Houston-area's top men's basketball player each year.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Jacob Harvey, Huffman
Jacob Harvey was a key piece in Huffman's magical run in 2021 to the program's first-ever championship game appearance. Harvey was a lights-out shooter for the Falcons throughout the season and especially in the playoffs averaging 26 points per game. Harvey signed to play at Trinity University.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Ramon Walker, Shadow Creek
Ramon Walker has been in the spotlight for the past few seasons helping build the Shadow Creek basketball brand. The University of Houston-signee was a scoring machine this year and at the end was the 2021 Guy V. Lewis Award winner, which is awarded to the city's top men's basketball player.
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HOUSTON - Fort Bend ISD's Hopson Fieldhouse will be the place to be come Saturday afternoon.
The best of the best in High School girls basketball will be on display in the 2021 Greater Houston Area Girls Basketball Association All-Star Game powered by VYPE.
The All-Star game is slated for a 2 p.m. tip-off and the game can be watched LIVE on the VYPE YouTube page.
Why is this game a must-see? Well, just look at the talent on the teams.
First, the White Team, which will be coached by Latoya Michaeux-Giles and assistants Larry Micheaux and Alexis Anderson.
If the second name rings a bell, Larry was a key piece to the legendary Phi Slama Jama at the University of Houston under Guy V. Lewis. His daughter, LaToya, who played at Texas A&M, is now the head coach at Shadow Creek and will coach this all-star team.
On the other side of the court will be the Blue Team, will be led by Klein Cain coach Melissa Fields and assistants Tony Vo and Danielle Paley.
White Team Roster
1. Gracelynn Alvarez, Heights (G), UTEP
2. Amber Williams, Cy Springs (G), Undecided
3. Rori Harmon, Cy Creek (PG), Texas
4. Abby Bala, Cinco Ranch (G), University of Missouri Western State
5. Briana Peguero, Jersey Village (G), Trinity Valley JC
11. Gabrielle Huetter, Magnolia (F), Undecided
12. Robin Whitehead, Atascocita (G), Rice
14. Kaidance Glenn, Klein Oak (G), Blinn College
15. Bre'yon White, Shadow Creek (Post), Oklahoma
20. Aleighyah Fontenot, Ridge Point (PG), Southern University in Baton Rouge
21. Eliya Ellis, Clear Creek (F), Florida A&M University
23. Jessica Lynn, Bridgeland (G), Harding University
24 . Shanna Petty, Westside (G), Undecided
30. Taylor Jackson, Cy Creek (Post), Undecided
45. Alicia Blanton, Foster (F), University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Manager: Marcus Arline, Atascocita, Lone Star
Blue Team Roster
1. Gia Adams, Jersey Village (PG), Tennessee State University
2. Na'layjah Johnson, College Station (G), Texas A&M
3. DaNae Williams, Shadow Creek (G), Undecided
4. Kamari Portalis, Magnolia West (PG), UTPB
5. Raven Adams, Ridge Point (PG), Texas State
Alt. Jasmin Allen, Pearland (PG), Undecided
11. Crystal Smith, Tompkins (G), Tarleton State University
12. Kyndall Hunter, Cy Creek (G), Texas
14. Kaley Perkins, Langham Creek (G), Oklahoma
15. Haley Brown, Klein Cain (G), East Texas Baptist University
20. Nicole Petrakovitz, Oak Ridge (G), Tarleton State University
21. Ashlyn Jones, Klein Oak (F), University of Lousiana at Lafayette
23. Kaiya Wynn, Foster (G), Tennessee
24. Niyah Johnson, Clear Springs (Post), Abilene Christian University
30. Asia Broughton, Cy Ridge (Post), University of Southern Mississippi
45. Tierra Simon, Heights (Post), Prairie View A&M
Manager: Serena Lindke, Magnolia West, Weatherford College
The GHAGBA Board Members include Cy Creek coach Jennifer Alexander (President), Klein Oak coach Michael Prejean (Vice President), Crosby coach Michelle Trotter (Treasurer) and Pearland coach Lauren Martens (Secretary).