Saturday, January 1, 2011

Introducing the Rookies 2016 & 2015!

The Rookie Foundation has grown!

The 2016 Rookies have returned 8 members and added 3 to the lineup. Returning for the Rookies are: Isaac Allen, Devin Anderson, Ryan Biggers, Kevin Granger, Reginald Hemphill, Trejon Jacob, Isaac Jackson, and Cainan McClelland. They welcomed, Hasaun Glasglow, Grant Hazle and Nijal Pearson.

The 2015 Rookies are: Justin Chukwujekwu, Austin Gifford, Jonathan Giles, Eric Kennard, Xavier Kizzee, Paris Marquez, Nate Nahirny, Cameron Oluyitan, Paul Thomas, and Daniel Utomi.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Rookies Win Ultimate Showcase, Las Vegas!!!

July 21-26

The 2016 Rookies traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete in the Ultimate Showcase. The Rookies' first opponents were California King Basketball. They earned their first win in a very competitive game with a final score of 40-36. The Rookies won effortless over their next two opponents, Arizona Tuscon Spartan 53-19 and California 3Ball 52-14. With those wins the Rookies had a bye and took the time to enjoy a little fun Las Vegas style. They spent the day at Circus Circus and the Hoover Dam. Next up for the Rookies was California NOC, the Rookies won that contest 45-22. That win earned the Rookies a spot in the Championship. They would face their friends, Puerto Rico Torrimar Hawks. The Rookies took the Championship with a win of 40-31. The Hawkes presented the Rookies with wristbands and an invitation to Puerto Rico. The Rookies closed out their trip by celebrating the championship at ESPN Zone and the Las Vegas Aquarium.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Rookies Take Runnerup In Battle of the South

Jackson, Mississippi - March 26-28 The Rookies competed in the Battle of the South Tournament. There were 21 teams in the 12U division and the Rookies were the only team from Texas. They opened up against tournament host MBA Hoops. The Rookies won that match 40-28 and then faced the Arkansas Blackhawks. The Blackhawks took the win 46-29. The Rookies then traveled over to Ridgleland, MS to meet up with the Delta Travelers, winning effortless 53-18. Then Rookies were then treated to a team fish fry hosted by Cainan's grandfather. Later that night the Rookies face Laurel-Jones Elite and won that contest 41-39. Sunday, the Rookies faced the Lafayette Celtics. The Rookies handed the Celtics a loss of 36-33 in an overtime match. With the win, the Rookies moved on to round 2 of bracket play. The Ascension Jaguars were the next opponents in a back in forth match. The game was tied 45-45, 10 seconds left in the game and the Jaguars had the ball. Kevin Granger forced a Jaguar turnover stealing the ball and passing off to Cainan McClelland for the game winning basket 47-45. That win propelled the Rookies into the championship game. In order to make their flight deadline back to Houston, the Rookies would have to play back to back games. Coming off an overtime game and a last second win, the Rookies would face a rested LA Primetime Select. Primetime would take the contest and the Rookies would capture Runnerup in the Battle of the South. The Rookies are now 38-14 on the season.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rookies Win Spring Tip-Off Championship!

March 6-7 the Rookies competed in DGibs Hoops Spring Tipoff. They had wins over Gulf Coast Blue Chips-Tony 41-37 and Game Time Tigers 53-23 on Saturday. The Rookies finished 1st in their pool and entered bracket play on Sunday. They had wins over the Texas Cowboys 57-27 and Houston Elite 41-20. The Rookies again made it to the championship round and faced the Rockstarz winning 47-41. The Rookies are now 30-11 on the season.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Rookies win Runnerup in For the Love of the Game Tournament

Feb 27-28 proved to be a busy weekend for the Rookies competing in two tournaments. The Rookies started the weekend with games at the Game Time Tiger's Break-A-Way Hoops Classic.
They won against the Humble Gladiators 36-20 and suffered their first loss against the Rockstarz 35-33. Next the Rookies traveled across town to compete in Team Swagger's tournament. They had wins over Swagger Phenoms 53-48 and Legends Elite 44-39. They tooke a little rest and then traveled back across town to play their 5th and final game of the day. THe Rookies defeated TX Superstars 42-18. Conflicting times forced the Rookies to forfiet the Break-A-Way Hoops Classic. The Rookies then faced Houston Elite and winning the contest to make it to the championship game. Swagger Force would win the championship game and the Rookies would capture runnerup. The Rookies are now 25-11 on the season.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

What Others Are Saying About The Rookies...

It's nice to know what others think about your organization. What suprised me most is not what people are saying in Houston but, that we are being watched in other parts of Texas!

Latest news on Texas Roundball...

"I admire that HOUSTON area program to the fullest. BTW, I like the GCBC program, I like the Rookies, the Houston Elite and even the Swagger program... They all have made the best of what they have and showed up for battle. If the best in the state is there to compete all of the aforementioned programs will be there..."

Desota Heat 2/10/10

Monday, February 8, 2010

Rookies Win Championship In DGib Hoops Tournament

The Rookies were honored in the DGibs Hoops Shooting For Success Tournament. Each player was presented a Letter of Commendation from the Navy Recruiting Houston District for their academic accomplishments. We have some of the best student athletes on our Rookies team! They prove not only do they excel in basketball but in the class room as well.

The Rookies opened up tournament play against Houston Elite and suffered their 1st and only loss 30-23. The Rookies would end up 4-1 with wins over Total Package 39-19 and Eastside Ballers 49-15. The Rookies would get a rematch over Houston Elite and win 30-22. They earned a spot in the championship game and would face Game Time Tigers. The Rookies worked hard and won 46-31. They are now 20-7 on the season and 3 Championships.

The 9U Rookies also competed this weekend. They had some very close games again coming up short. They showed much improvement and are working hard for their next tournament.