Austin/Round Rock GASO: Pool Play Game Recaps

Lyndon Cook, Texas Hoops Staff Writer
Texas Hoops

The Great American Shoot-Out is hitting the road for the second weekend in a row, this time setting up shop in Austin. TexasHoops.com's Lyndon Cook is your man on the front lines, bringing live updates about some of the biggest matchups and prospects in the state capital.

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Centex Lockdown Elite 69 SABO Gold 65

Centex Lockdown Elite opened their weekend at the Austin GASO with a close win over SABO Gold. Dayante McClellan (Del Valle 2017) used his strong frame to get inside and draw a ton of fouls, scoring 9 of his team high 17 points from the charity stripe. Luke Hamilton continued to show off his range on the GASO circuit by hitting 2 threes as part of a 12-point game, with Malcom Greene scoring 12 as well. SABO Gold fought their way back after a slow start thanks in large part to the dangerous Michael Bradley (Cornerstone Christian 2018) and Avery Theus (Brandeis 2018) connection. Bradley's stock rises with every GASO he attends, and Theus really scored the ball well, as the two combined to score 40 of SABO's 65 points. James Hunter (Antonian Prep 2018) also impressed for SABO, finishing with 14.

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YIIS/Texas Future 16U 54 Urban ASAK Gold 37

Sayvon Frye (SA Marshall 2019) opened his account at the Austin GASO with a dominant 19-point performance, leading Texas Future over ASAK Gold in the process. Frye was all over the court forcing steals and converting layups, while six-foot-10 Simeon German (Casady 2019) protected the rim exceptionally for Yes II Success. Kevin McCullar (Wagner 2019) is a hot commodity on the 2019 recruiting trail as of late, and ended up with 10 points in the win. Tyrese Taylor (Copperas Cove 2019) led the way for ASAK Gold with 13, while EJ Trevino (Holmes 2018) scored 12.

Mo Taylor Elite 63 PHA Elite 54

Max Vosloh (St Thomas 2018) hit 2 threes in each half to put Mo Taylor Elite well on their way to a 9-point pool play win over PHA Elite. Vosloh scored 13, with Marcellus Monroe-Freeman (Stratford 2017) and Myles Burns (Lamar 2018) adding 11 a piece. Questyn Luckey (Judson 2018) answered back with 11, but it simply wasn't enough to overcome a hard nosed and athletic Mo Taylor Elite team.

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Urban ASAK Elite 72 Texas Hardwork 16U 69

Urban ASAK came out on top of one of the day's premier matchups, defeating Texas Hardwork 16U by 3 on the back of a 21-point day from recent Oklahoma visitor Brock Cunningham (Westlake 2018). Other top performers from ASAK included 2019 Darius McBride of Vista Ridge and Shasirae Harvey (Austin LBJ 2018), with both players finishing with 12 points. Though they are a year younger, Hardwork still had some heavy hitters on the offensive end, with Jahmius Ramsey (Mansfield Summit 2019) and Micah Peavy (Dekaney 2020) both going off for 22 and 17 points respectively. Jalen Jackson (Wagner 2019) distributed the ball well and came up with some big plays on the defensive end, but just couldn't lead his team over the hump.

Texas D1 Houston 80 CCYA Tigers 71

The combination of Gabe Bazile (Atascocita 2018) and Deon Blakemore (College Park 2018) was too much for CCYA Tigers to handle, with the pair of them scoring a combined 46 points in the win. Bazile did most of his damage right around the rim, while Blakemore scored 9 of his 19 from the free throw line. Luke Pluymen (Westlake 2018) chipped in with 14, while Alex Dehoyos (Friendswood 2018) dropped some dimes in a 7-point game. CCYA Tigers fought back after trailing by as many as 20, but in the end just couldn't go on a run to put themselves within striking distance. Brian Batts (LBJ 2019) led CCYA with 15 points in the loss.

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Sanni Hoops Gold 90 Texas Hardwood Prospects Elite 88

Ajare Sanni (Clear Lake 2018) returned to the GASO circuit in some style, breaking out to drop 30 in a shootout win over THP Elite. While Sanni stole the praise because his team came out on top, recent Lamar-commit Davion Buster (Lanier 2018) returned fire with a 28-point outburst of his own for THP. This really was a battle between each team's marquee player, thought both teams' supporting casts pulled their own weight. Zaid Harris (Clear Lake 2018) and Ovidio Perez (Pearland 2018) combined to score 25 in the win for Sanni Gold, with Riley Abercrombie scoring 17. Isaac Bullard (Hendrickson 2019) kept up a strong summer by putting up 17, while Overton Jefferson (Pflugerville Conally 2018) accounted for 14 as THP Elite fell in a nail biter.

Seawolves 77 Rim Rockers 17U 47

Greg Brown (Vandegrift 2020) had a big day Saturday and capped it off with a 23-point performance as his Seawolves side rolled past Rim Rockers to the comfortable victory. Brown is one of the top recruits in the nation for the 2020 class, and it's not hard to see why when he plays the way he did in this one. One sequence saw Brown go coast-to-coast, and after a quick probing of the defense, threw it down with authority. Another top class of 2020 recruit KJ Pruitt (Little Elm) also showed flashes of his vast potential in the win. Dorian Perkins (Pflugerville 2018) led the way for Rim Rockers, tallying 9.

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