The 2020-2021 VYPE Austin high school basketball season preview continues with the area's small school preseason all-VYPE team. Check it out below for notable boys and girls basketball players and stay tuned for area in-season coverage in the coming days and months.
Big thanks to all the Central Texas programs and players who participated in VYPE Austin's third annual preseason boys and girls basketball photoshoot, the coaches who submitted information about their teams, Hill Country Indoor for allowing VYPE Media to host another event at your facility, and Whataburger and Ballogy for your partnerships.
Preseason All-VYPE Austin Small School Boys Basketball Team
SUGAR LAND - Three years ago Seven Lakes made history marching into the Regional Final for the first time ever.
The lone player still on the roster today from that team – Ally Batenhorst.
The Under Armour All-American and her now fellow seniors have gotten the Spartans back within a win of the UIL State Tournament following a 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 25-22) victory over Pearland Dawson on Monday at Wheeler Fieldhouse.
"Freshman year I was obviously the youngest and I was looking up to a bunch of people," Ally said. "My older sister (Danielle) was a great leader to me and I think now being a senior I think I'm in the same position she was and I learned from her in that way. I'm more of a leader now for the team instead of a follower."
Pierson Morelli, Clear Falls<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDg0Njk1Ny9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0NDU1MTA2Mn0.fuq41xcfqqLXgzxwp1lwv3dqSvfweM6z49-hEVhlmCg/img.jpg?width=980" id="8edf5" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="2d02839906900087808e706655ffce44" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>Clear Falls QB Pierson Morelli has accounted for over 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns as a converted QB. He has led the Knights to a 4-3 and a playoff spot. Their signature win was over Clear Creek this year. </p>
Colby Stephens, Clear Creek<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDg0NzIwMC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1NzQwOTI5NX0.xdO-keqrJW-NSExxpBo8a-9ud-vfYiqfognj5xH42iY/img.jpg?width=1200&coordinates=0%2C143%2C0%2C143&height=800" id="7ac12" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="fe3eb139dfdb8312483969ee6cbff01f" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>Clear Creek is also in postseason and the defense has played a big role in the team's success. Sophomore DB Colby Stephens has held down the secondary all year. </p>
Luke Sampson, Clear Springs<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDg0NjkxNC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYyMjA4NjM4NH0.B0yECY785kcxZkJAjKdqSjg5VLxh_DFRzi8OQuftgu0/img.jpg?width=1500&coordinates=0%2C516%2C0%2C516&height=2000" id="b3ca9" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="36688a36e0a93a42a3fd6874f7876a10" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" />
By Andy Tolbert<p>Clear Springs QB Luke Sampson has had a big senior year throwing for over 2,100 yards and 24 touchdowns, leading the Chargers to a district title. </p>
Jaysen Price, Clear Brook<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDg0NzI2NC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxNTY0ODk0MX0.SYcmWE_dPdywYtayrR1NsJQf3mFMFfIWo_2kg3oYYaw/img.jpg?width=980" id="a8c61" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="0a036f35f721500fa61de7f11a9fe8e3" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>The Clear Brook leading WR is Jaysen Price and has show great escapability all season. While the Wolverines is not in the postseason, Clear Brook getting on the right track under their new coach John Towels. </p>
Tyler Durst, Clear Lake<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNDg0Nzc0MC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1NjMzMzA0NH0._FonUIyzHSS40jCPyhNWaOrQPr-oOUxe2xZMNIM_-5I/img.jpg?width=980" id="4f5b1" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="40c10a47bb95a8e67fb1422693220535" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>The future of Clear Lake is in the hands of QB Tyler Durst. He took over the starting QB position this season and has another year to hone his football skills. He's just a junior. </p>
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