Westlake's Adams Ends Area Trend To UT; Paves Own Path To Kansas
It's become almost expected to see the best Austin high school boys basketball recruit commit to the hometown University of Texas at Austin. But, that changed with 2021 Westlake prospect KJ Adams, who committed to college basketball power Kansas during his Friday July 31st announcement. "It would have been easier and predictable for me to stay close to Austin or in Austin," Adams told VYPE Media in an interview. "All of the schools on my list have great academics, great facilities, great coaching staffs and players," he continued. Before Adams heads to Lawrence, Kansas, he has another Texas high school basketball season to prepare for it.
Wimberley's Jones Leans On Multi-Sport Skills To Master Different Ventures
One incentive for the upcoming campaign is the fact that she earned a UIL 4A all-state honorable mention recognition for her play during the 2019 volleyball season. After she completes her final high school volleyball season, she'll stay in the gym and remain competitive for basketball season. If you go back to her last complete campaign, her resume also includes a UIL 4A first-team all-state honor from the spring of 2019. Wimberley just made the cut as a UIL 4A school, so Jones is ready to take advantage of the opportunity. "I was very excited, especially thinking that I wouldn't get to have a season," Jones said of her first reaction to the news.
San Marcos' Phillips Remains A Rattler In College Commitment
For San Marcos senior Faith Phillips, she found one for our future college basketball career at St. Mary's University. Most of my family does live in San Marcos, so it definitely is a plus that they will get to see me play." She helped San Marcos win 20 games during the 2019-2020 girls basketball season and her play against region teams earned her a UIL 26-6A first-team all-district honor. "I think last season has ignited a fire in every single member of the Lady Rattler program," said Phillips. San Marcos remains a UIL 26-6A member for the next two school years, but faces a new Austin area slate of district opponents.
Mason 5-Sport Athlete Keller Lives & Breathes Sports With Family
One of its athletes, five-sport female Tristin Keller, has found a way to be a part of both groups. "I have played nine different sports growing up: gymnastics, soccer, baseball, softball, football, tennis, track, cross country and basketball. Keller ultimately condensed her athletic involvement to basketball, football, softball, tennis and track. At first glance, two things immediately stand out: the five sports she still plays and being a female member of the football program. [And] my entire family is part of the Mason Puncher football program: my brother, Tyson Keller, is a 2018 UIL 2A Division I state champ, my dad, John Keller, is an assistant coach, and my mom, Sherry Keller, is a cheer coach."