The final four match-ups in the Spring Ice Breaker, touted big names including Houston Hoops, Rytes Warriors, Nike Pro Skills (5th grade) and Team Kemistry. Nike Pro Skills pulled off a 4 point battle and Team Kemistry fell to Houston Hoops 46-48. The Hoops pulled off the tournament win beating Nike Pro SKills by 2.
The scoring attack during the SIB weekend was lead by TK 2021 Christian Jackson a strong presence on both the defensive and offensive side of the ball. Jacolbi Harris (TK 2021) is having a breakout season with what appears to be a renewed confidence in his game. He shares the point position with Jaylon Calvin a lefty who knows the game very well and has the ability to be a great floor general. As he builds his right hand the guard play will only improve. Zaire Hayes played relentlessly in the semi-finals game against Hoops, posting 17 points with Christian Jackson posting 18 points. The effort was valiant but not enough.
Up next was the Future 150 Houston Tournament. This highly anticipated tournament provides an impressive level of exposure to players. TK 2021 Hayes offered a nationally recognized performance in the Future 150 Houston. The boys quickly became a tournament favorite after going 3-0 in pool play defeating Total Package 2021 (led by 6'5 6th grade Reuben "Duece" Fatheree) 55-53. Christian Jackson left a strong impression on the evaluators ending the game with a strong assist to Kyron Drones and a last second block preventing Duece from sending the game into overtime!
A rematch against TP also proved that the boys have kicked things up a notch beating them again in the semi-finals...this time by 9. It was an intense game drew another crowd was easily considered championship worthy.
The boys however; learned a very valuable lesson about endurance, effort and teamwork after a four point loss to Elevation Sports in the Championship game...a surprising tournament upset.
With a national social media following of over 16.6 thousand, TK 2021 Hayes are the 2015 Future 150 Houston-Runner's Up.
For Future 150's take on the weekend and highlights from TK top performers Jacolbi Harris, Christian Jackson and Zaire Hayes click the picture below: