Crosby sophomore scores top hoops honor

Crosby sophomore Sean Haggerty parlayed a transfer to the school and the Cougars basketball program by helping lead the squad to a district title and Region 3 quarterfinal. Haggerty is the 2019-20 Baytown Sun Select Boys Basketball Player of the Year. (Photo by Kim Keefer)

Sean Haggerty came to the Crosby High School basketball program, saw all those hoops and conquered filling it with many of his shots.

The sophomore, who transferred in to Crosby this offseason and the once Goose Creek CISD student, helped lead the Cougars to a District 22-5A championship and was a key piece in a Region 3 quarterfinal appearance for a young squad.

That is good enough to be named the 2019-20 Baytown Sun Select Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

Haggerty gave plenty of scorebook keepers finger cramps as he finished the year by averaging 27.4 points and 7.7 rebounds a game for the 26-11 Cougars. 

“He has a great work ethic and is one of the best scorers in the state,” Crosby head coach Edwin Egans said. 

Rest of the Select

Kyle Arclies, senior, Sterling

The Ranger was an explosive option coming out of the backcourt and his high-flying act could bring plenty out of their seats.

He finished his career with a respectable 12 ppg and four rebounds a game against some truly tough competition.

Adrian Boston, junior, REL

During a tough season that saw a lot of flux on the Ganders roster, Boston was a consistent presence scoring from beyond the arc and also being able to attack the lane and finish on the regular.

Sam Bradford, sophomore, GCM

Hello world, Bradford announced this winter with averages of just under 15 points and nine caroms each night.

He was also one of the team’s best defenders. 

Barely old enough to drive, there are plenty of things to come for Bradford.

Zyon Clark, sophomore, Anahuac

The Panther averaged 16 points and five rebounds a night for a team that went from a winless season to a 16-15 campaign this winter.

Mason Daniels, senior, Barbers Hill

The lone senior on a team that saw massive roster turnover from a year ago, Daniels set the pace with his leadership, especially on the defensive end. 

The Eagle took so many charges, the NBA could call him for some tips on how to do ir right without flopping.

Also averaged 10 points and six rebounds nightly.

Sean Elkington, sophomore, Crosby

Only a sophomore, Elkington went for a double-double average of 10 points and 11 boards per night.

Jaylen Herman, junior, Crosby

A great presence around the rim and out, Herman went for 15.7 ppg and 6.0 rpg for the Cougars.

Kevin Kirkland, senior, Sterling

An undersized post, no one could ever accuse Kirkland for backing down to the juggernauts in the paint he saw nightly.

Finished with 7.7 ppg and five rebounds a game.

“He was asked to handle bigs of a different nature and he always welcomed the challenge,” RSS head coach Greg Smith said. 

Jakob Wheatfall, senior, BCA

There was no rim he wouldn’t attack and leave bruises at the hoop with his lightning-quick forrays to the tin.

He helped the Bulldogs to another district crown.

Honorable mention

Cole Anderson, junior, Barbers Hill

Jeremy Benson, senior, Sterling

Avant Coleman, sophomore, GCM

Deniquez Dunn, junior, Crosby

Dariyus Woodson, sophomore, GCM


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