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December 28, 2011VYPE MAGAZINE - North Houston
VYPE’s North Houston Top Five Girls Teams
By Austin Staton
3. Klein Collins
5. Klein Forest
1- Dekaney: The Wildcats posted a 14-0 mark in league play while finishing the season with a 32-5 overall record a year ago. With nearly their entire starting lineup returning, Dekaney is the odds on favorite to clinch the District 13-5A championship as they are lead by four standout collegiate prospects.
2- The Woodlands: With a point guard that is heading to play basketball at the next level in Paige Bradley (Denver), the Highlanders feature a potent offense due to their ability to play both the inside and outside game. Anna Strickland and Kelsey Lang man the middle.
3- Klein Collins: She might be young, but Veja Hamilton is wise beyond her years. While the Tigers play in a competitive District 13-5A, Hamilton, who is committed to TCU, is a standout guard who has been a force in the district since she made her debut and will only continue to progress as a senior leader.
4- Tomball: With a handful of student-athletes averaging double-digit scoring, the Diaz sisters lead a Tomball squad that features a solid offense and a pesky defense.
5- Klein Forest: Through their first nine games, the Golden Eagles have only been challenged on one occasion. With two dynamic scorers in Ekiya Green and Ebony Parker, Klein Forest should challenge Klein Collins and Dekaney for the district crown.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Dekaney features a quartet of scorers who will soon be playing Division One basketball. Kayla and Shunta Nevitt, Alexis Durley and Jaleesa Chapel are all potent scorers and create one of the top offenses within the Greater Houston area. Klein Collins’ Veja Hamilton is one of the youngest seniors in the country. However, she has progressively improved over her tenure in a Tigers’ uniform and is a standout guard that should challenge for District 13-5A honors. The Woodlands’ Kelsey Lang and Anna Strickland create of the more potent post duos in the Greater Houston area. Lang, a 6-foot-4 junior who is garnering offers from several major schools is a force on defense while Strickland is one of the area’s top-ranked rebounders. Tomball’s Caitlin Diaz can shoot. As a 6-foot-2 forward, Diaz is one of the top-ranked prospects in the area and will take her talents to Louisiana-Lafayette next season.