Memorial athletes in action: College basketball
The following men's basketball players, all with Memorial high school ties, have scheduled action this week:
Joey Brooks, University of Notre Dame
High school: Strake Jesuit
This week: Saturday, Nov. 24, vs. Saint Francis University
About Brooks: Brooks played his senior year at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in 2008-2009 were he was a three-year starter under head coach Wayne Jones. A three time captain, he finished his senior season as the second-leading scorer in the Greater Houston area. Brooks was also selected to play in the Capital Classic High School All-Star Game in Washington, D.C. and received all-conference honors three times in addition to being named all-city twice. He also earned all-state honors and all-region honors. Brooks is the son of Lott J. Brooks III and Denise Crawford.
Hasani Sumbry, University of the Incarnate Word
High school: Westbury Christian High
This week: Saturday, Nov. 24, vs. St. Edward's University
About Sumbry: Hasani Sumbry is a sophomore center for the University of the Incarnate Word. He is a 2011 graduate of Westbury Christian High School in Houston. In 2011, as a senior, Hasani was an All-District performer and of the team. He is an engineering management major from Houston, and is the son of Nate and Lisa Sumbry.
Bahrom Firozgary, Rice University
High School: Stratford High School
This week: Sunday, Nov. 25, at Drexel University
About Firozgary: Firozgary is a junior forward for Rice.He is a 2010 graduate of Stratford High School in Houston where he was the school's Defensive Player of the Year and helped lead the Spartans to the bi-district playoffs twice, and to the 2009 Houston ISD Jaycees Tournament consolation bracket title. He was named second team all-district in 2010 and earned honorable mention accolades the season before. Firozgary was co-valedictorian of his class, graduating with summa cum laude honors. The biochemistry major is from Houston and is the son of Farrokh and Mahnaaz Firozgary.
Christian Sanders, Stanford University
High School: St. Thomas High
This week: Sunday, Nov. 25, vs. Long Beach State University
About Sanders: Sanders is a freshman guard for Stanford. He is a 2012 graduate of St. Thomas High School in Houston where he was listed as the No. 23-ranked shooting guard by Scout.com and No. 36-ranked shooting guard in ESPNU's 100 national rankings. Sanders ranked as a two-time first-team TAPPS All-State selection after he led St. Thomas High School to a TAPPS 5A State championship as a junior while averaging 16.1 points 4.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. He also garnered district MVP honors along the way and was three-time all-district selection earning third-team all-state accolades as a freshman member of AAU squad Houston Defenders.
Julien Person, Case Western Reserve University
High School: Second Baptist High
This week: Sunday, Nov. 25, at Kenyon College
About Person: Person is a sophomore guard for Case Western Reserve. He is a 2011 graduate Magna Cum Laude of Second Baptist High School in Houston, where he was named to the All-State Tournament Team and All-District Second Team, and to the National Honor Society. The management major is the son of Christophe and Beatrice Person of Houston.
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