View Full Version : Meech Goodson and Jeff Taylor's Games tonight, January 29

01-29-2008, 09:20 AM
Meech: Meech’s Klein-Collins Tigers (24-4, 6-1) play Klein-Forest (24-2, 8-0) at home at 5:00 PM PST (7:00 Texas time). The game will be broadcast on tsrnsports.com (http://www.tsrnsports.com/Broadcast/Broadcast-Schedule-2007.htm). Klein-Forest leads the 5A Region II District 16 League, followed by Klein-Collins (League Standings per MaxPreps (http://www.maxpreps.com/FanPages/Group.mxp/AffiliateID-/AreaID-bb4c26e9-e08f-4544-80fc-a24624444fad/LeagueID-d7a6f227-a451-4d46-b7e1-86c2c20572a4/Boys_Varsity_Basketball_Winter_07-08/Texas). ). Klein-Forest beat Klein-Collins at Klein-Forest in their first meeting this season. This should be a huge, exciting game. (I hope we'll have some Zag fans listening, because they've mentioned Gonzaga frequently during past games, and I nagged tsrnsports.com in e-mails to carry KC games because of our rabid interest in Meech!)

TABC (Texas Association of Basketball Coaches) ranks Klein-Forest and Klein-Collins #3 and #4 in the state (http://tabchoops.org/finalB.html)

Nationally, Klein-Forest is ranked #41 in Rivals Fab 50 (http://highschool.rivals.com/viewrankhs.asp?ra_key=308). (You'll note some other interesting teams on that list, including Joel E. Ferris at #17.)

Last post on the board reported on the game v. Klein, which the Tigers won 55-35 (See htownzagfan’s game account (http://www.guboards.spokesmanreview.com/showthread.php?p=155003#post155003), where he reported that Meech had 16 points and 8 assists, with Coach Few in the house on a stopover en route to Memphis.)

Jeff Taylor: The Hobbs Eagles play Goddard at home at 6:00 PM PST (7:00 PM Hobbs time). The game is available for listening online at http://www.hobbsschools.net/. (Select “Eagle TV/Radio” in the left side column, then “Live Radio.”)

Last game: at home v Artesia at Hobbs, Hobbs won 90-55, on 33 points from Jeff Taylor. Hobbs beat Artesia earlier in the season 90-64, on 36 points from Taylor. The last game pushed Jeff to #6 on the Hobbs all-time scoring list, ahead of his father, Jeff Taylor, Sr. Hobbs is 19-2, with Jeff averaging 29.4 ppg. (He was averaging 32 ppg before sitting out two games with an ankle injury.)

Last story, in the Louisville-Courier Journal (http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080127/SPORTS11/801270600/1002/SPORTS), reported:

Add New Mexico's Jeff Taylor to the list of players who are currently being recruited by UK basketball coach Billy Gillispie.

The 6-7, 195-pound senior forward, who averages 28 points per game for 17-2 Hobbs High School, was recruited by Gillispie when he coached Texas A&M, and now the Wildcats have been in contact.

"They were recruiting him hard when they were at A&M and some when they first took the (UK) job," Hobbs coach Russ Gilmore said. "Then they backed off, and now they're back on again. I would say it's 'semi' right now."

Taylor has visited to Vanderbilt, Texas, UNLV and Gonzaga.

Taylor also has scholarship offers from Texas Tech, New Mexico and Nebraska. He was averaging 32 points before he injured his ankle in the first quarter of a game. Since his return, Taylor has scored 36, 31 and 31 points.

"He's 6-7 and a real athletic, slasher type of player," Gilmore said.

Last post here (http://www.guboards.spokesmanreview.com/showthread.php?p=154522#post154522).

01-29-2008, 01:48 PM
Bumping for the HS BB junkies who might want to listen and missed the post first time around.

01-29-2008, 04:02 PM
Just got a shout out from the announcers for Meech's game, who said they heard some folks up at Gonzaga were reported to be listening to the game tonight, and if they were, "Hello!" Nice.

In the pregame show, Coach Shumacher just said Meech is just really special, won't have big numbers #, but his skill is going to translate really well to the next level. "He plays the right way, and he's just really fun to coach." Asked what KC's strength was, Shumacher said it's really Meech, running up and down creating plays for other people.

Should be a good game. The "Collins Crazies" are out in full force.

01-29-2008, 04:45 PM
I like how Goodson is praised for his "really special, won't put up big numbers" and "plays the right way" unselfish approach, and other PG commit Grant Gibbs is bashed on for it(at least from a numbers standpoint), and that is in no way disrespect to Goodson, who seems to be a great player and find for the zags without a doubt. Gibbs plays the game the same way, with the same unselfish, extra-pass, WINNING mentality. The kid has lost like 3 games in his high-school career. Him and Goodson both have the zag mentality........ Its time to make notice.

01-29-2008, 04:56 PM
Interesting point. I think really the issue is that people here pretty much only have the stats to go on as far as Goodson is concerned, whereas there is at least 1 observer in Houston and more info about Meech. I'm sure there is a very good reason the staff liked Gibbs enough to offer him - that reason is just not clear through his stats this year.

01-29-2008, 05:25 PM
Thanks, ZagNative. Keep up the good work!

01-29-2008, 05:37 PM
Meech was player of the game per the announcers. Klein Collins won 54/47 I think. The post game report was all about Meech and how good he is at being a pure point and how they think he will have an impact at GU even in his first season. The mentioned his ability to distribute, to post-up, and how he dives for loose balls, etc. He puts the team first. He scored 11 pts tonight.


01-29-2008, 05:49 PM
Birddog, thanks for the information. It is fun to read about the players that will be coming next year. And from what we hear, he is a winner.

By the way, has anyone heard anything about Poling?

01-29-2008, 06:02 PM
Birddog, thanks for the information. It is fun to read about the players that will be coming next year. And from what we hear, he is a winner.

By the way, has anyone heard anything about Poling?
Poling plays tomorrow night. I'll be linking an article in a separate thread, later tonight or tomorrow.

Listening to Jeff Taylor's game right now - it's the half, and Hobbs is leading, 48-23. Jeff has scored 19 to the half, including 3 dunks, and is one point away to moving into #5 on the Hobbs all-time scoring leader.

01-29-2008, 06:16 PM
Thanks Native. That type of information is fun to read about during the slow times..

01-29-2008, 07:15 PM
Hobbs won over Goddard, 101-52, with the JV in the game for much of the last quarter.

Jeff ended the game with 28 points, including 3 dunks, moving into 5th on the Hobbs all-time scoring list, though he's only played for Hobbs his junior year and now his senior year. His free-throw shooting wasn't so hot, though, 10 of 22. I didn't hear them mention rebounds, but it sounded like he had quite a few, as well as some blocks.

Hobbs is now 20-2 (high-ankle sprain kept Jeff out for the two losses).

Next game, I think, is Tuesday against the Carlsbad Cavemen ;).

Sure wish we had our guy Jeff sewed up, so we could enjoy his senior year angst-free! What is it? 2 1/2 months to the spring signing period and decision time for the unsigned '08 class?

Angelo Roncalli
01-29-2008, 09:14 PM
Goodson (11 points, five assists), a Gonzaga signee, played mostly mistake-free ball and did a stellar job running the Tigers' offense and finding open men.

``That's just how Demetri Goodson plays,'' Schumacher said. ``He's not a guy who's going to put up huge numbers but he does an outstanding job for us.''


01-30-2008, 05:08 AM
Boys as usual - hello from htown - man what a huge game last night - as far as HS bball in the regular season it doesnt get much bigger than last night- PACKED HOUSE - By the way before I talk about the game just thought I'd tell you guys that Klein Collins has a group called the Collins Crazies and before every tip off they give alittle shout out to the Zags by doing the jumping up and down just like you guys do it in the Kennel - so thought you'd like to know that Gonzaga fans are impacting a few folks down here in Houston...Anyways last night's game - Chron.com pretty much sums it up perfectly - the game in the second half was never that close as the lead got to almost 18 - Meech was his usual self - the consumate floor general - guys Collins has a great team but Meech makes them SPECIAL...he's that kind of player, a true difference maker and until you have a chance to see him live and in color - you won't truly be able to appreciate that - he's their leader & when the chips are down - you need a bucket, a def. stop, a rebound, a steal - the kid finds a way to get it done. Meech played great defense throughout the game and was realy able to penetrate and get to the rim early on in the game (against D1 guards - UTAH, Northern Colorado). He did a stellar job of drawing KF's defenders and getting his teammates WIDE OPEN looks - With the kind of shooters that Coach Few is going to surround this kid with things could get scary for Zag opponents. Collins will have another big game on the road Friday vs a tough, hungry Spring team thats battling for a playoff spot. Will keep you updated - As always - GO ZAGS!!!!

01-30-2008, 06:51 AM
Thanks for the update, once again! :D

01-30-2008, 09:04 AM
Here is some video of last night's game: www.brightcove.tv (http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1378365855)

Meech is #3 in white.

01-30-2008, 09:50 AM
htown for the eyewitness updates, & of course ZN & AR for the links. Meech is gonna be fun to watch.

01-30-2008, 10:06 AM
I'm remembering this, from a Jim Meehan blog (http://www.spokesmanreview.com/blogs/sportslink/archive/?postID=6118):

“He went up there last weekend and absolutely fell in love with the campus and the people,” said Tim Schumacher, coach at Klein Collins High, located in Spring, Texas, just outside of Houston. “He’s so excited to be going there.

"I talked to him on the phone when he was changing flights in Denver and he said, ‘Coach, I want to go to Gonzaga.’ I told him to come home and sleep on it and then make up his mind.

“He just loves the size of the school and the excitement over Gonzaga basketball is second to none. It’s a great fit for him.”

01-30-2008, 04:15 PM

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