The Texas U tournament is a must attend middle school team event, add it to your calendars now (Feb 15-16) for next year! A lot of competition, talent was everywhere and teams came to compete. Oklahoma and Texas have rising stars on the way with fundamental skill sets and size as well.
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Who was the competition?
Texas U has a talented group in the 2025 and 2026. They have some ball players on their hands. Be on the look out for Pressley Powell, Mazira Palmer, Maddie McGhee, Megyn Meekins, Camille Williams, and Leajah Maddox.
Team Jordan has size (paint protectors) and point guards that can handle the ball and score. Joy Igbuna 6'2* (7th), Milania Jordan (7th), Gianna Jordan (6th), Cedraiah Peterson (7th) and Natalia Jordan (6th).
Warriors had some good point guard play in Janiyah Murphy (8th), RiriDeleon (7th), Emerie Holt (8th).
Team Power is a new team out of Houston and the had two standout 6th grade players in Mariah Dickson and post player Amyah Hall who's at least 6'0.
Eye Can Athletics was led by the versatile 7th grader Aniya Foy who can handle the ball and score. Has good size, length, with an above average skill set.
San Antonio Select has a very crafty ball handler with a high I.Q in Carley Reyes (5th) and also T'Anna Evans (3rd) played very well.
Texas Flight had two rising stars in the making. One was a versatile forward that could handle the ball and the other was a point guard that was aggressive on both ends of the floor, she had good energy.
Trae Young Elite is a tough 7th grade group out of Oklahoma. They play good team ball and are well rounded at the guard and forward/post position. Laynet Stanley has good hands and footwork down low, Keeley Parks is a baller that can get to the basket and knows how to move without the ball, and Janiyah Williams plays hard on both ends of the floor.
San Antonio's Finest was led by Delaney Arredondo and Makenzie Bailey (5th) that has good size and hands.
Lady Drive Nation is still a tough group with very good size. Dominant at the guard and post positions. A lot of rising stars on this team to watch for.
CyFair has several young programs that can flat out BALL! From the 6th grade squad Ryan Dezouse, Jaden Gunter, Kamora, Pruitt, Maddie Carlton, and Chloe Lewis. Coop's 8th grade squad Neenah George, Taylor Craver, Kennedy Evans, Justice Carlton, Aniah Alexis, and Londyn Oliphant.
The Lubbock Nitro group is led by Aaliyah Chavez and the shooter #11. Chavez has great ball handling skills, see's the floor, and can pull up and knock down the mid-range.
Texas Nation has some good guards and size that has Hannah Gusters build. Can't wait to see how she improves over the next few years.
Wreckem U out of Lubbock has some size and good guard play. They are led by 7th graders Bhret Clay, Kyndal Cunningham, Caya Smith, and Faith Ford.
Of course the babies of the group, the two best teams in the 2028 class New Mexico vs Lady Drive Nation are teams to watch in the coming future. They play aggressive and get after it on the defensive end.