Tag Archives: GASO

GASO: Houston Defenders the class of Texas

12 Jul

Andrew and Aaron Harrison helped the Houston Defenders shine at the Great American Shoot Out. (Photo: ESPN.com)

By Sam Duren
National Hoops Report

Eight of the top teams from Texas took part in the Open Division portion of the GASO.  The Dallas Mustangs, Dallas Showtyme Elite, DJH5-Houston, Houston Defenders Select, Houston Hoopstars Elite Texas PRO, Texas Select and Urban DFW Elite.

All eight of those teams will produce multiple Division 1 players and the Houston Defenders proved to be the best of the best this weekend.  The Defenders won all three of their pool games (Dallas Showtyme Elite, Houston Hoopstars and Texas Select) on Sunday than defeated DJH5-Houston and Dallas Showtyme Elite to capture the Open Division championship on Monday.   Continue reading

GASO: There were many Texas towers on display in the Open Division

12 Jul

By Sam Duren
National Hoops Report

Cleaning out the notepad from the Great American Shoot Out, the National Hoops Report looks back at some of the standouts from the event at Duncanville High School. Continue reading

GASO: Get Smart

12 Jul

Marcus Smart was a hot prospect at the Great American Shoot Out last week.

By Sam Duren
National Hoops Report

Marcus Smart is a player who “gets it” on the court.  He plays with an intensity that few players in the nation match and is the type of player who will do whatever it takes for his team to succeed.

Now college coaches are all trying to get Smart’s signature on a letter of intent.  During this past weekend’s Great American Shooutout, the 6-foot-4 guard drew some of the largest crowds of not only spectators but of college coaches as well.   Continue reading