VYPE’s Monday Morning Headlines – April 8

 

If you decided to go off the grid for some weekend relaxation this is what you missed in the world of sports when it comes to Houston high school current and former players.

– Carsen Edwards declares for the 2019 NBA Draft: After testing the NBA Draft waters a year ago but deciding to back to Purdue for another year, Carsen Edwards has made yet another decision – this time to leave for the NBA. No surprise here. Edwards, outside of Duke’s Zion Williamson, really became a star in the NCAA Tournament. Not once, but twice, Edwards scored 42 points in a game, which hadn’t happened since 1975. Edwards also scored 139 points in the first four NCAA Tournament games, marking the most since 2000. The mark Edwards passed was Steph Curry’s 128 points and Buddy Hield’s 117 points. On top of all of that, Edwards hit a record 28 three-pointers in the tourney as well. Edwards made the right decision to come back for another year at Purdue and it is about to pay off in the NBA Draft.

Baylor wins NCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship: For the first time since 2012, Baylor has won it all. The Lady Bears defeated defending National Champion Notre Dame on Sunday, 82-81. Former Cypress Ranch star Didi Richards (6 pts, 6 assists) and Fort Bend Travis’ Queen Egbo (DNP) were both on this year’s roster. Richards was a starter this year for Baylor and is now a National Champion. Richards scored 15 points against Oregon in the NCAA National Semifinal on Friday and then scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Iowa in the Elite Eight victory.

Petterway commits to UH Track: The man that currently owns the top 300-meter hurdle time in the city of Houston is staying home for college. On Sunday, Petterway announced via Twitter that he is verbally committing to the University of Houston. Petterway is of course a part of the Fort Bend Marshall track team that won state a year ago and is in line for another title in 2019.

Chris Beard, Red Raiders to play for Title: Lubbock lost its mind on Saturday night when the Red Raiders for the first time ever won a Final Four game and will play for a National Championship on Monday night. Third-year head coach Chris Beard, who is a graduate of McCullough High School (now known as The Woodlands HS), leads the Red Raiders. Texas Tech will play Virginia on Monday night for the National Championship, tip is set for 8:30 p.m. central time.

 

 

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