BKH Scouting report 11-9
CLASS 6APLAYERS TO WATCHShaydon Campbell: Brennan, G, 6-2, Sr.Will Carsten: Reagan, F, 6-7, Jr.Michael Chandler: Judson, G, 6-1, Jr.Sayvon Frye: Marshall, G, 6-2, Sr.Luke Gibson: Clark, F, 6-6, Sr.Zach Keller: Johnson, G, 6-1, Sr.Demarvin Leal: Judson, C, 6-6, Sr.Kino Rodriguez-Thompson: Warren, G, 6-2, Jr.Jacari Sanders: Brennan, G, 6-1, Sr.OUTLOOKGraduation made a dent in several of the area’s perennial top contenders, making the landscape this season appear wide open. Look for Judson, Steele, Clemens and East Central to be District 26-6A’s top threats, Brennan and Warren to battle for 28-6A supremacy, and Johnson to be the best bet in 27-6A, which added South San, a regional semifinalist last year.Class 5APlayers to watchSteven Benitez: Harlandale, F, 6-3, Sr.Vincent Fraga: Southwest, G, 5-11, Sr.Caleb Garcia: Harlandale, G, 5-8, Sr.Nathan Ghavidel: Boerne Champion, G, 6-0, Sr.Nathan Hernandez: Southwest, F, 6-8, Sr.Jalen Jackson: Wagner, G, 5-9, Sr.Eric Laija: McCollum, G, 6-0, Sr.OutlookWagner played for the UIL Class 6A state championship in 2016-17 and might have returned to the Final Four a year ago if not for a late-season injury to one of its best players. With a drop in classification, expect the Thunderbirds to soar again. Harlandale, Sam Houston and Kerrville Tivy are teams to keep an eye out for.Classes A-4APlayers to watchJackson Allen: Marion, F, 6-4, Sr.Jordyn Arnette: Cole, G, 6-3, Jr.Logan Bracamonte: Randolph, F, 6-4, Sr.Ya’Monie Crawford: Cole, G, 6-0, Sr.AJ Haines: Randolph, G, 5-8, Soph.Ben Mackay: Boerne, G, 6-0, Sr.Jacob Wallace: Marion, F, 6-4, Sr.OutlookWith the likes of Cole, Marion and Randolph, District 26-3A might be the area’s most competitive league. Don’t be surprised if one of those teams ends up playing at the Alamodome in early March.Private schoolsPlayers to watchBryon Armstrong: Antonian, F, 6-3, Soph.Avery Eugster: Saint Mary’s Hall, G, 6-4, Jr.Ben Eugster: Saint Mary’s Hall, G, 6-4, Jr.Dane Huggins: Saint Mary’s Hall, G, 5-11, Jr.Gavino Ramos: Antonian, G, 6-2, Soph.Juan Reyna: Antonian, G, 6-2, Soph.Max Terry: Saint Mary’s Hall, G, 5-11, Jr.Clayton Thompson: Central Catholic, F, 6-6, Sr.OutlookAntonian and Saint Mary’s Hall should battle for the TAPPS 3-6A championship, and each has the parts to achieve even more.Scouting reports were compiled by Express-News staff writer Terrence Thomas from schools that responded to questionnaires. Not all schools responded.Key datesToday: Season beginsFeb 16: TAPPS playoffs beginFeb. 18: UIL playoffs beginMarch 1-2: UIL regional tournamentsFeb. 28-March 2: TAPPS state tournament, WacoMarch 7-9: UIL state tournament, AlamodomeContact usBeat writer: Terrence Thomas, call 210-250-3339 or email email@example.comTo report results: Immediately after games, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210-250-3257, 3376 or 3389.