St. John's Basketball Team is Talented

The Southwest Preparatory Conference is always highly competitive during hoops season, but this year might be one of the best ever. 4 of the top 6 private school teams in the state come from the S-P-C and 3 of those teams are right here in Houston. That includes St. John’s which entered this week with a 21-6 record and ranked 3rd in the state. Head Coach Taylor Green credits the turnaround from last year’s 15-18 season to staying healthy and putting a lot more focus onto the offensive side of the ball Last season, the Mavericks made the semifinals of the SPC tournament and held a 20 point lead over eventual state champion, Houston Christian, before losing down the stretch. This year, St. John’s is more experienced as their roster has 8 seniors. Plus they have a couple of what you call “X Factors”. Junior 4-star, Sebastian Williams-Adams, and freshman sensation, Malachi Booker, will be stars in college, but right now they anchor the talented Mavericks squad. Especially Williams-Adams who, at 6 foot 8, has become one of the state’s most dangerous point guards And this year, Williams-Adams has another big time scorer with him in 15 year old, Booker. Malachi is 6 foot 6 and can also score from all over which makes the Mavericks hard to guard. Booker has elevated his game immensely from the on-court tutelage of Williams-Adams. Malachi sees Sebastian is a mentor that is going through things on and off the court that Booker will eventually deal with himself down the line. 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: Follow us on Instagram: Follow us on Twitter: Visit our website: #ihss #txhsfb