Sure, there are question marks about the
Fort Bend Travis (Richmond, Texas)
roster entering the 2012-13 season.
There isn't a true threat in the post and seven of the top 10 scorers from last year's Class 5A state runner-up team are gone.
But nobody in the country has a backcourt like the Tigers. Identical twin sensations
and Aaron Harrison
are prototype guards – both in the 6-foot-5, 210-pound range and consensus top five senior prospects nationally – that can simply do it all.
One game into the season, the Harrisons are looking comfortable with their new-look cast. In a win over Cypress Lakes (Katy) last Tuesday, the twins combined for 53 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds and seven steals as Travis rolled 87-59. Point guard Andrew led the way with 30 points and seven assists.
Against Cypress Lakes, Travis also received solid contributions from returning guard John Burnett
(nine points) and sophomore post Juwan Williams
(seven points, nine rebounds).
Head coach Craig Brownson and the Tigers hope to take things one step farther than they did a year ago, when they took national No. 2 Marcus (Flower Mound) to the wire in the 5A state championship game. Coaches around Texas expect that to happen as they installed Travis at No. 1 in the preseason 5A rankings, a major tip of the cap to a school that opened its doors in 2006.Fort Bend Travis' last five seasons:
2011-12 – 36-4 (Craig Brownson), Class 5A runner-up
2010-11 – 34-5 (Craig Brownson)
2009-10 – 22-10 (Craig Brownson)
2008-09 – 25-10 (Craig Brownson)
2007-08 – 17-16 (Craig Brownson)