Power Rankings Profile: Fort Bend Travis

Our No. 19 team hails from the Lone Star State

by Jeremy Bauman November 16, 2011 6:53pm ET
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Andrew Harrison is ranked as the No. 1 player in 2013 by Rivals.

Fort Bend Travis is a team that is built upon its backcourt—ever since they arrived to high school, Andrew and Aaron Harrison have proven themselves to be the pillars of a program and, more importantly, winners.

When you combine the Harrison brothers' backcourt with 6’7” senior and Mount St. Mary’s commit Christian Crockett and Kyle Coulter up front, the Tigers have a team to be reckoned with in the southwest. Whether they can get by without a dominant interior presence is a question that Travis will have to answer, but their talent level and experience is certainly formidable enough to come in at No. 19 in our High School Power Rankings.

Strength: Backcourt play

When your starting backcourt's being recruited by Arizona, Kentucky, Baylor, Villanova, Maryland, and Texas, finding your team's core strength is an easy task. Juniors Andrew and Aaron Harrison will carry this team through thick and thin with their steady athleticism, versatility, relentlessness, and rapidly increasing experience on the basketball court.

Weakness: Size on the interior

Andrew and Aaron Harrison are excellent rebounders for their size, and the Tigers also have 6-6 forward Christian Crockett and 6-7 Kyle Coulter on their frontline. However, when Fort Bend Travis matches up against Grace Prep, for example, the Tigers will have their hands full while trying to guard the likes of the 7’ inside-out presence of Baylor-bound forward Isaiah Austin in the paint. Against any team that has a few players over 6-8, the Tigers could have their hands full on the interior—the key will be to pressure the ball on the perimeter to make it difficult for opponents get the ball inside.

Schedule:

As previously mentioned, the Tigers biggest test of the season will come next week against the size and talent of No. 15 Grace Prep on November 26th—during Thanksgiving dinner, Travis might want to keep in mind that they will be tested in a big way shortly after. Already having beaten a formidable Yates team on Monday, Travis has a chance to have a more-than-solid season as long as they can take care of business against the cupcakes and rise to the occasion when necessary throughout their 22-game season.

Next Up: November 18 at Cypress Springs

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