CE King Back on The Map in Basketball

In case you were wondering, it’s not only football where 21-6A is one of the most dangerous districts in the state. It’s basketball too. 4 of the top 25 teams in the state call 21-6A and that includes top ranked Beaumont United. But a squad that’s rapidly earning their respect in this district is C. E. King. After finishing 10-19 a year ago, the Panthers are off to a roaring start as they were 13-3 going into this week. Because of last year’s record, King has been slightly overlooked early in the season and that’s just fine with them One reason C E King has quickly become the hunted is their new head coach, Damien Mobley (MO-blee). While coaching at Dallas Madison, Mobley was a part of 5 state title teams and now brings that pedigree with him in his first year with the Panthers. It’s easy for players to buy in to a coach who’s been to where they aim to go. Mobley’s remake of the Panthers started with a move-in big man from Baltimore, Christian Thomas (#22). Add to that 6 foot 9 pogo stick, Logan Alexander (#10), who only started playing competitively 3 years ago and King has size down low. Finally, came transfer J’Mar (Jay-Mar) Franklin (#1) from St. Thomas to run the point and the Panthers transformation is complete. Mobley says the addition of Franklin especially has been like having another coach on the floor. Subscribe to Houston Inside High School Sports to stay up to date on everything high school sports related in the Greater Houston Area! Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HoustonInsideHighSchoolSports/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ihsshouston/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ihss_houston Visit our website: https://hou.insidehighschoolsports.tv/ #ihss #txhsfb