What better way to celebrate the inagural Houston high school sports post then one regarding the Jack Yates Lions, men’s basketball team. (Quick Recap of Jack Yates) The Lions are currently ranked 94 in the state of Texas by MaxPreps.com and ranked 441 in the nation. Those two rankings don’t necessarily get you excited about their season especially with their record at 6-4.
Yates losses to Oakhill Academy, Mater Del in California, weren’t shockers, and Yates lost big. Losing to Prime Prep, and Lincoln High School in Dallas, TX are the real blemishes.
Yates is currently playing in the City of Palms Tournament and after losing in their first game to Marietta Wheeler (GA.) the Lions won in miraculous fashion over Alpharetta Milton (GA.) 90-88 with a buzzer beater by Milton Jackson.
— Coach Adam Barnes (@coachbarnes1) December 20, 2013
Worth noting that Yates has dominated their district topping Jones High School 132-55 and the forever awful Scarborough High School 109-32. (That’s Ridiculous!)