This past weekend, VYPE Hoops hosted its second high school basketball preseason showcase at the Texas Tornados facility. This time it was the boys' turn to hoop it up.
Thirty-four varsity teams and 10 junior varsity squads laced up their sneakers for the fourth annual event.
College Park,Stratford,Cy Ranch, Barbers Hill, Galena Park, Salt & Light, Cy Falls and Cy Park all went 2-0 in the showcase event. Some power programs were also involved such as 2020 state finalist Stafford, perennial power Katy Tompkins and Morton Ranch were also in attendance.
"I love our preseason events; it provides VYPE a sneak-peek to the upcoming basketball season," VYPE Chief Strategy Officer Derek Dusek said. "The competition was fantastic on Saturday. We deeply appreciate the support we receive from Houston-area schools. The coaches value our format; it allows them to work out a few kinks before practice starts this week. And a quick shout-out to the staff at Texas Tornados…they were great helping keep a clean/safe environment for athletes, coaches, fans and staff."
VYPE Media's Bradley Collier was on hand to capture some of the action! Check out the pics below!
If you walked into the Texas Tornados facility on Saturday, it was a treat for any basketball fan.
Look one way and there was the TAPPS 6A State Champion Village School Vikings. Look the other way there was the Class 6A State Runner-Up Cypress Creek Cougars. Then there was George Ranch, Langham Creek, Atascocita, Foster, Summer Creek, North Shore and the list goes on and on of quality teams and talent on display.
In the evening slot, there was the showcase of national talent.
"It's definitely good for the girls game," Cypress Creek senior Rori Harmon, a Texas-commit, said. "It's good to see everybody and know everybody. We just compete when we get on the court."
(All Photos By Bradley Collier/ VYPE Media)
One of the newest stars in the Houston-area on display wasKaiya Wynn, who moved to Foster during the offseason from Tennessee. The four-star prospect, who is verbally committed to Tennessee, has enjoyed the city thus far and getting to see and workout with other top-tier talent.
"It's super crazy," Wynn said about Saturday's event. "There's definitely not a lot of things like this in Nashville. Being able to come in and show what you can do and then be able to watch the other top recruits good too is special."
In one of the final games of the evening, Cypress Creek played Village School, which pitted Harmon against Jada Malone, a Texas A&M-commit.
"It's fun," Malone said. "Just to play against top competition, at the end of the day we make each other better."
For full list of scores from Saturday's event, click on PDF link below!
VYPE Interview: Caught up with @CyCreekGBB senior @roriiiharmonnn to talk about being back on the court, playing alongside other national recruits, her commitment to Texas and chasing that state title in 2021! @CyCreekBooster @cycreekhs @CyFairISD @CFISDAthletics @TexasWBB pic.twitter.com/q9Di6yJnw6
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