Brazoria Ballers Elite: News

Wednesday, April 27
Duncanville Great American Shootout Statistical Recap

#3 Noah Davis 6-3 G (Brazoswood 17)  19.3ppg 40%3FG 

#5 Tim Samuel 6-5 SF (Brazoswood 17)  19.3ppg 9.3rpg 

#23 Tyrell Thompson 6-4 PF (Columbia 17) 6.3ppg 10.3rpg 
#24 Jarlin White 6-2 SG (Terry 16) 5.0ppg 5.3rpg 2.7apg 
#1 Cole Armstrong 5-10 PG (Brazoswood 18) 3.0ppg 3.3apg  

Monday, April 18
H-Town Classic Statistical Recap

#5 Tim Samuel 6-5 SF (Brazoswood 2017) averaged 21.3 ppg 8.8 rpg with a game high of 28 points vs Lockdown Basketball from Austin, Texas.  

#3 Noah Davis 6-3 G (Brazoswood 2017) averaged 14.6 ppg with a game high of 19 points vs Lockdown Basketball

#24 Jarlin White 6-2 SG (Terry 2016) averaged 6.6 ppg 

#23 Tyrell Thompson 6-4 SF (Columbia 2017) averaged 4.2 ppg 6.7 rpg 

#1 Cole Armstrong 5-10 PG (Brazoswood 2018) averaged 4.5 ppg 4.2 apg 

#33 Joseph Ford 6-6 PF/C (Terry 2018) averaged 3.2 ppg 6.2 rpg 

Tuesday, April 12
Spring Regional Rankings by

The Brazoria Ballers Elite have five players regionally ranked by covers the Greater Houston Area, Beaumont, Huntsville, and Victoria. When college coaches want to recruit kids from the Houston Area these rankings are the #1 source for evaluating and recruiting talent. 


Class of 2016

#97 Jarlin White 6-2 SG (Terry 2016)


Class of 2017

#41 Tim Samuel 6-5 SF (Brazoswood 2017)

#71 Noah Davis 6-3 SG (Brazoswood 2017)

#79 Tyrell Thompson 6-4 PF/SF (Columbia 2017)


Class of 2018

#78 Cole Armstrong 5-10 PG (Brazoswood 2018)


Congratulations to all of these young men. I hope their skills will continue to develop through out their careers within in the Brazoria Ballers Elite Basketball Foundation in order to receive recruitment and college scholarships. 


Monday, April 11
Atlanta Main Event Apr. 8-10 2016

The Ballers traveled to Atlanta, GA for national exposure during the Atlanta Main Event hosted by Future 150. Stats and recap below. 

 Future150 Atlanta Main Event: 17U Recap

Tim Samuel 6-5 SF (Brazoswood 2017) 17.3ppg 9.0rpg

Noah Davis 6-3 SG/PG (Brazoswood 2017) 16.3ppg
Tyrell Thompson 6-4 SF (Columbia 2017) 9.3ppg 6.6rpg
Jarlin White 6-2 SG (Terry 2016) 7.6ppg 4.6rpg


Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site

Wednesday, March 23
Coach Watson earns BEST MARKETER / PROMOTER SUMMER COACH award from Staff

The Brazoria Ballers operate without the luxury of a sneaker deal or deep pocket sponsorship.  Plus, the bulk of this program is comprised with players from Brazoria County schools.  Plain and simple, these guys are behind the eight ball when it comes to the protocol of recruiting.  This what makes it almost a necessity for someone to provide an additional dose of info on the Brazoria Ballers.  No summer coach does this MORE CONSISTENTLY than Frank Watson.  The players and parents of this Brazoria Ballers organization may have no idea of how hard Watson goes to bat for them.  Every single week he blasts out emails to various scouting services and college coaches about the progress of his players (regardless of whether they fared good or bad).   Personally, I love the fact that Watson isn't out there attempting to over-sell players or make us believe they are high major prospects.  

- Jim Hicks of


Frank Watson

Monday, March 21
Spring Ice Breaker Mar. 18-20 2016

This is the nation's largest event to open the AAU season.  This year there were  a record 300 teams, ESPN's Reggie Rankin attended to cover this event, plus NBA Top 100 Camp Scouts, Jim Hicks, Brian Merritt,,, Alan Branch  and John Lucas will be evaluating, the exposure was priceless. In their first tournament of the season the Brazoria Ballers Elite played in a tough pool filled with division one basketball prospects. The ballers advanced to the quarterfinals of the diamond bracket and lost to nike sponsored Houston Hoops Elite 50-41. Below is a statistical recap from the Spring Ice Breaker. 
Unsigned Senior

#24 Jarlin White 6-2 SG (Rosenberg Terry 2016) 9.5 ppg

Game High: 26 points vs Just Win Academy


Class of 2017

#5 Tim Samuel 6-5 SF (Brazoswood 2017) 16.0 ppg 7.75 rpg

Game High: 28 points 12 rebounds vs ALevel Eagles 2017


#0 Chis Rossow 5-11 PG (Brazosport 2017) 11.25 ppg 5.75 apg

Game High: 17 points 4 assist vs ALevel Eagles 2017


#23 Tyrell Thompson 6-4 PF (Columbia 2017) 6.5ppg 6.5rpg

Game High: 10 points 10 rebounds vs ALevel Eagles 2017


#3 Noah Davis 6-3 SG (Brazoswood 2017) 6.25ppg  

Game High: 9 points vs Just Win Academy 


Class of 2018

#33 Joseph Ford 6-6 PF (Terry 2018) 2.0ppg 7.2rpg

Game High: 16 rebounds vs Houston Hoops Elite


#1 Cole Armstrong 5-10 PG (Brazoswood 2018) 3.2ppg

Game High: 6 points vs Just Win Academy 


We also received athletic efforts from Nate Carpenter 5-11 PG (Friendswood 2018) & Nourldeen Ali 5-9 SG (Brazoswood 2017) 

Spring Ice Breaker Family Picture

Wednesday, March 2
Jaleen Smith Earns Second Team All-Conference Honors

 Junior Jaleen Smith (Freeport, Texas) of the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team was named America East All-Conference Second Team monday afternoon. Smith was named to an All-Conference Team this season after joining the America East All-Championship Team a year ago. Smith ranks second in scoring (13.2 ppg), first in assists (3.3 apg), third in rebounding (5.4 rpg) and leads the team in minutes per game with 34.1 this season. Smith most recently matched his career-high in scoring with 23 points against the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Feb. 27) as UNH closed out the regular season with a 78-69 victory. The Wildcats are 8-3 when the Texas native, who ranks sixth in the conference in assists per game, dishes 4+ assists and he leads the conference in free throw shooting with an 88.9 percent mark (96 of 108). 

Jaleen Smith

Wednesday, March 2
Jordan Tolbert Earns SAC Freshmen of the Year Honors.

Wayland Baptist's Robert Waters made the first team, Maurice Redmond honorable mention, and Jordan Tolbert was tabbed Freshman of the Year when the All-Sooner Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Team was announced today Tolbert is a 5-10 freshman from Lake Jackson who ranks third in the NAIA in steals per game (2.3). He also leads the team in assists per game (4.5, 24th in the NAIA) and is third in scoring (11.8). He shoots 84 percent (82-of-98, 13th in the NAIA) from the free-throw line and averages 3.2 rebounds per game. 

Jordan Tolbert

Wednesday, February 17
Three Ballers make top 150 state rankings.

Out of nearly 20,000 basketball players in the state of Texas. Chris Rossow 5-10 PG (Brazosport), Tim Samuel 6-4 SF (Brazoswood), and Malik Louison 6-3 SG (Angleton)  are rated among the Top 150 in the graduating class of 2017 by This opens the door for recruitment from college coaches all over the country as we go into our AAU travel season. Congratulations are in order!


Friday, February 5
Jordan Tolbert fills the stat sheet!

Jordan Tolbert

Wayland Baptist beat Bacone College  120-93 in an NAIA Sooner Athletic Conference victory. A season-high seven players scored in double figures as Wayland (13-9, 5-6 SAC) notched a season-best scoring total, along with a season-high 29 assists. Robert Waters led the way for the Pioneers with 18 points, followed by Jordan Tolbert who finished one rebound shy of a triple-double: 17 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds "Jordan Tolbert did a really good job the whole night, head coach Ty Harrelson said. "It was one of the best all-around performances I've seen from any player on our team, and I think by far his best game of the year." The Pioneers return to the floor at 3 p.m. Saturday against John Brown (11-12, 4-7), a 61-59 loser at home to Southwestern Christian on Thursday. Wayland defeated the Golden Eagles in Arkansas in the conference opener on Dec. 3, 78-76. "John Brown is a very important game, so we hope the community will come out for that game as well," Harrelson said.


Friday, January 29
Alumni Update: Current College Players

The Brazoria Ballers Elite Basketball Foundation has nearly 40 players who have played collegiate athletics. Below is some information regarding the Ballers currently playing at the college level.

Jaleen Smith 6-4 G (Brazosport 2013)

Jaleen plays NCAA Division 1 basketball with the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. Jaleen is a junior at the university and has received the following awards so far during his college career. 2015-2016 America East All-Conference Second Team.  2015-16 All-Northern New England College Basketball Second Team and 2014-2015 American East All-Championship Team.  Jaleen is currently a starting guard for the New Hampshire Wildcats averaging 12.3ppg 5.8rpg 3.8apg.

Jordan Tolbert 5-10 PG (Brazoswood 2015)

Jordan plays NAIA Division 1 basketball with the Wayland Baptist University Pioneers.  He has earned the job of starting point guard during his freshman season averaging 10.9ppg 4.0apg 1.8spg.

Jarius Kesee 6-4 G (West Columbia 2015)

Jarius plays NJCCA Division 1 basketball with the Blinn Junior College Buccaneers. He is a reserve for the team averaging 4.2ppg 3.1rpg and shooting 41% from three point land.

We are proud of these players current accomplishments and hope they continue to succeed at the next level!

-          - Frank Watson Brazoria Ballers Elite u17 Head Coach.



J.Smith, J. Tolbert, J .Kesee

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