Texas high school summer basketball tournament circuit Great American Shoot-Out will host 152 teams over three days of competition at nine different sites (20 courts) in College Station, June 7 through 9. 20 teams from grades 6th through 8th will participate along with 132 teams in the high school divisions.
Larry Sowell-Runs the Defenders Basketball Program out of Houston: “We always play in the GASO tournaments because Sam and Blue do a great job of promoting our kids. The GASO tournaments are always of high quality with top notch competition, plenty of exposure with scouts from all over the country.”
Six different divisions ranging from 6th grade through graduating seniors, including NIT, NCAA, and NBA divisions, will showcase their talents.
Greg Gober-Head Coach Texas Titans: “I like to play in the GASO tournaments because they are flexible, well organized and we can play teams that are very competitive.” Great American Shoot-Out/Texas Hoops also offers a recruiting service which ranks players throughout the state for each grade level. Over 200 college coaches receive the service each month. Bryan/College Station GASO is the place to be for summer basketball action this weekend.
For 32 years, Texas Hoops has been running the GASO tournaments. This is the 21st year, that the Great American Shoot-Out (GASO) has been held in Bryan/College Station. The organization was founded in 1988 by Mike Kunstadt.
Tommy Thomas-Former N.B.A. Agent and Former Head Coach at The Colony High School: “It’s a great opportunity for college coaches and players to come together in a competitive environment. No telling how many kids have been given the chance for a college education because of the exposure they received at the GASO tournaments.”
TEAMS TO WATCH: Team Harden (James Harden sponsored), HD Toros out of San Antonio, Texas Titans-EYBL Nike, Houston Defenders-Under Armor, Texas Hardwork-Under Armor, JL3 16-U (John Lucas sponsored), 3D Empire Dallas
LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS TEAMS: Bryan High School, Bryan Rudder High School, A&M Consolidated High School, College Station High School
PLAYERS TO WATCH
6’6” Cade Cunningham, Montverde Academy (Florida), Texas Titans – Top 5 Player in the country by Rivals
6’9” Greg Brown, Austin Vandegrift, Texas Titans – National Top 10 and Texas top recruit
6’9” Jerrell Colbert, SA Cornerstone- Texas Hardwork – National Top 25
6’2” Kino Thompson, SA Warren – HD Toros
6’7” Jakobe Coles, Denton Guyer – Texas Titans – National Top 150
6’9” Montreal Pena, Arlington Martin – Texas Titans
6’10” Valentin Katt, Orangefield – Houston Defenders 17
6’6” Logan Bracamonte, San Antonio Randolph – SABO
FORMER STANDOUTS FROM TEXAS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE GASO TOURNAMENT-(32 YEARS AND COUNTING)
De’Aaron Fox-Cypress Lakes Class 2016 Kentucky Sacramento Kings
Marcus Smart-FM Marcus Class 2012 Oklahoma State Boston Celtics
LaMarcus Aldridge-Lancaster Class 2004 Texas Blazers, SA Spurs
Deron Williams-The Colony Class 2002 Illinois Jazz, Nets, Mavs Tyrese Maxey-South Garland Class 2019 Kentucky Future N.B.A
A&M RECRUITS 2020 in attendance:
Mike Miles (Texas Titans 2020) Lancaster
Eddie Lampkin (Houston Defenders 2020) -Katy Morton Ranch
Austin Nunez (Texas Hardwork 2022) -San Antonio Cornerstone
Hayden Hefner (Houston Defenders 2020) – Nederland
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