Queen Egbo, sophomore center for Baylor and a former star at Travis, is on the Team USA roster for the FIBA Women’s U19 World Cup in Bangkok, Thailand.
She scored eight points and had five rebounds in a 95-50 win over Hungary on Tuesday to put Team USA in the Round of 16. Egbo scored 10 points in Monday’s win over Australia.
Egbo averaged 5.4 points and 4.2 rebounds for the Lady Bears last season, helping them go 37-1 and winning the 2019 NCAA Division I National Championship.
Hughes visits Bulldogs
Jerry Hughes has been one of the better defensive linemen in the NFL the past five years. And after signing a two-year extension with the Buffalo Bills in May, the 10-year pro went back to where it all started: at Austin High School.
Hughes, who played running back and defensive end with the Bulldogs, stopped by the school last week. Austin, under new head coach and former Travis offensive coordinator Mike Arogbonlo, were in the middle of strength and conditioning drills when Hughes came to visit.
Hughes took time to talk to players and coaches about playing in the pros and motivating the team for success this season.
Last year, Hughes led the Bills in sacks (seven), quarterback hurries (18), tackles for loss (13) and forced fumbles (three). His seven sacks were the most he’s had in the last four seasons. Hughes had back-to-back 10-sack seasons in 2013 and 2014.
Lamb named preseason All-Big 12
Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb was listed on the Preseason All-Big 12 Team as both a wide receiver and as the punt/kick returner after earning honorable mention recognition last year.
The former Foster star accumulated 1,158 yards and 11 touchdowns on 65 receptions as a sophomore last year for the Sooners, garnering attention as a potent downfield blocker as well as an acrobatic receiver.
He registered five 100-yard receiving games and caught at least one touchdown pass in seven straight contests from Sept. 8 through Oct. 27. He racked up a career-high 167 yards and a touchdown on six receptions in the Big 12 Championship victory against Texas.
A two-year starter, Lamb has compiled 1,965 yards on 111 career receptions. He already ranks 10th in school history with 18 touchdown receptions and needs eight more to move into the top three.
Foster’s Stubblefield fields first FBS offer
Foster quarterback Ryan Stubblefield had plenty of offers from FCS programs, but he finally got an FBS offer last week.
The senior quarterback got an offer from Kent State, joining other offers from Houston Baptist, Texas Southern, Grambling, Abilene Christian, Cornell, Montana State, Dartmouth, Lamar and Alcorn State. Stubblefield has visited programs like Texas A&M, Florida and East Carolina, but no offers were reported from those schools.
George Ranch volleyball awarded for academic excellence
The George Ranch volleyball team earned an American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2018-2019 season.
The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.
The AVCA Team Academic Award is the single largest award offered by quantity of schools, players and coaches honored. Since the 2000-2001 season, the number of recipients has increased each year but two, while more than doubling the total over the last eight academic years. Since the award’s inception in 1993, the amount of award winners has increased from 62 to its current number of 1,125.
Foster senior Valerie Carreon signed a letter of intent to wrestle with McKendree University, a Division II school in Lebanon, Ill. … Foster assistant coach Doug Foster was honored by the Texas High School Coaches Association for 25 years of coaching at the THSCA convention in Houston on Monday… Lamar Consolidated senior infielder Stanley Tucker was named to the all-tournament team for the Texas Premiere U17 West Championship, playing for the South Texas Sliders.