Season Opener: The Preview

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Posted On: 11/6/18 6:00 AM

RCS Sports presents the Season Opener 2018. The Season Opener host some of the Greater Houston area top high school teams and prospects. The event will be held once again at the M.O. Campbell Educational Center. Let’s review the teams and some of the prospects that will be in attendance. Jim Hicks and his staff run a first class event!  The schedule has been released for this year’s event.

A star power event!  The Season Opener is filled with talent at all levels. Below is the list of games and prospects to watch each game. All team rankings are based off of TABC rankings. Player Ranked within Prep Hoops Texas (PHTX 100-2019, PHTX 75-2020, PHTX 50-2021, and PHTX 25-2022). M.O. Campbell Educational Center 1865 Aldine Bender Rd, Houston, TX 77032

 

Nimitz vs North Shore 10:30 am

 

Nimitz will be a top 4 team in their district this year. Couldn’t have asked for a better playoff experienced match up to start the season. North Shore looks to pick up were they left off last year. Here is the prospects to watch going into this game:

Reggie Comeaux 6’4 SF Jr. Nimitz

Andre Washington 6’7 PF Sr. Nimitz

Keiman Capers 6’5 F Sr. North Shore

Deveon Taylor 5’9 PG So. North Shore

 

Humble vs Houston Christian 12:00 pm

 

Humble has been moved from 5A to 6A and look to continue their success from last year. They face #4 Houston Christian (Private Schools 6A). Houston Christian will be without Texas A&M commit Sahvir Wheeler who is ranked 10th in class of 2019. Here are prospects to watch:

Kendrick Gathe 6’2 SG Sr. Humble

Justin Lawson 6’3 SG Sr. Humble

Dylan Miles 5’9 PG Jr. Humble

Ty Archibald 6’0 PG Sr. Houston Christian

Noah Kon 6’0 PG So. Houston Christian [PHTX 50]

Kobe Haynes 5’9 PG So. Houston Christian

 

Sam Houston vs Spring Woods 1:30 pm

 

Next game is #10 Sam Houston Tigers (UIL 6A) vs #20 Spring Woods Tigers (UIL 6A). Sam Houston is looking to continues last year success, despite the loss of Kendric Davis who plays for TCU. Spring Woods is looking to have a big season and make the playoffs again. They will have three seniors who have been starting since there freshman year. Prospects to watch this game are:

Marlon Jackson 6’4 SF Sr. Sam Houston [PHTX 100]

Chris Green 6’3 WG Sr. Sam Houston

Kevin Baker Jr 6’5 PF Sr. Sam Houston

Jesse Zarzuela 6’3 PG Sr. Spring Woods (UTEP) [PHTX 100]

Darian Gibson 6’3 CG Sr. Spring Woods

Nico Hardin 6’6 PF Sr. Spring Woods 

 

Dickinson vs Morton Ranch 3:00 pm

 

Another UIL 6A Top 25 match-up. #13 Dickinson Gators will be tough this year. Despite the news that junior Marcus Williams is not eligible to play due to transfer rules. The gators will still be a force to be reckoned with. #3 Morton Ranch Mavericks is the deepest team on paper. Two nationally touted juniors to led the charge and a strong cast behind them. They are the pre-season favorite to rep region III. Prospects to watch are:

Tramon Mark 6’4 PG Jr. Dickinson [PHTX 75]

Deuce Guidry 5’8 PG Jr. Dickinson [PHTX 75]

LJ Cryer 6’0 PG Jr. Morton Ranch [PHTX 75]

Eddie Lampkin 6’10 C Jr. Morton Ranch [PHTX 75]

Tre Elrod 6’2 SG Sr. Morton Ranch

Westley Sellers 6’2 CG Jr. Morton Ranch

Adrian Caldwell 6’3 WF Jr. Morton Ranch

 

Yates vs Beaumont United 4:30 pm

 

#7 Yates (UIL 4A) is always a tough and scrappy team who always has a young prospect to shine each year. They will take on #22 Beaumont United (UIL 6A). This is United first year as a school and varsity team, as a merger took place between two Beaumont 5A schools to make one. Expect for them to make a lot of noise this year. Here are the prospects to watch:

Rubin Jones 6’4 PG Jr. Yates [PHTX 75]

Antwon Norman 6’0 PG Jr. Yates

Kasen Harrison 6’0 PG Jr. Beaumont United [PHTX 75]

Justin Pleasant 6’6 CF Jr. Beaumont United

Terrance Arceneaux 6’4 SF Fr. Beaumont United

 

Concordia Lutheran vs Port Arthur Memorial 6:00 pm

 

In this battle of State Champions we have #1 Concordia Lutheran (Private School 6A).  Crusaders are coming off a 6A TAPPS State Title. Last year the team was filled with seniors plus one star junior and went 43-1 overall. They have added some new faces to the mix and look to repeat as state Champs. They will be facing #16 Port Arthur Memorial (UIL 5A). The Titans were last years UIL 5A State Champs. They return a lot of players from last year’s team, and look to build off that momentum and repeat as champs. Here are some prospects to watch:

Pierce Hellums 6’1 SG Sr. Concordia Lutheran (Sam Houston St.) [PHTX 100]

Montavious Murphy 6’9 PF Sr. Concordia Lutheran (Kansas St.) [PHTX 100]

Evan Palmquist 6’2 PG Sr. Concordia Lutheran

RJ Keene 6’6 SF So. Concordia Lutheran [PHTX 50]

Nathan Clover 6’8 C Jr. Port Arthur Memorial [PHTX 75]

Kenneth Lofton Jr. 6’6 CF Jr. Port Arthur Memorial

Amaree Abrams 6’1 PG Fr. Port Arthur Memorial

 

Eisenhower vs Klein Forest 7:30 pm

 

The final game of the night host #11 Eisenhower Panthers  (UIL 6A). The Panthers have very strong guard play offensively and defensively from the twins. #19 Klein Forest Eagles (UIL 6A) looks to prove a point with their team and prospect ranking. Two fast paced teams but only one can win the game. The prospects to watch this game are:

Ja’Mare Redus 6’0 PG Sr. Eisenhower (Texas Southern) [PHTX 100]

Ja’Mere Redus 6’0 PG Sr. Eisenhower [PHTX 100]

Patrick Punch 6’4 WG So. Eisenhower

Kharee McDaniel 5’11 PG Sr. Klein Forest (Central Oklahoma) [PHTX 100]

Calvin Solomon 6’6 SF Sr. Klein Forest [PHTX 100]