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Summer Prep Showcase (May20-23) Houston, TX
The Houston Preps finished in 2nd place for the second weekend in a row at the Houston Summer Showcase. The Preps beat the Texas Cagers and Top Gun in pool play. The Preps were led in scoring by Richard Benedyth (5’10 g 2012 Cy Springs) 13ppg, Joseph Munoz ( 6’3 g 2012 Cy Creek) 12.5 ppg, Tre Bennett (2011 g Rise Academy) 12ppg, and F Adam Drexler (6’5 f 2012 St. Thomas) 8ppg/7rebs. 2012 c Valentine Izundu continues to be a force in the paint with multiple blocks and double digit rebounding. In bracket play the Preps beat the Texas Thunder 69-40 and Texas Slam 81-68. Izundu had a triple double with 10 pts, 10 blocks, and 12 rebounds against the Thunder. In the championship game the Preps lost to Houston Hoopstars who boast Texas committ Cameron Ridley in the middle. In the championship Benedyth led all scorers with 24 points while Munoz added 14. Unsigned senior Roderick Smith might have had the play of the weekend for the Preps. On the fast break he threw the ball to himself off the glass and dunked on his surprised opponent.
After advancing to the finals the Preps current summer record stands at 23-8. The Preps will be traveling to Chicago Memorial Day Weekend (May 27) to play in the prestigious Chicago Memorial Day Classic.