St. Anthony Catholic HS (32‑6)
San Antonio, Texas
Texas TAPPS Class 5A state runner-up
- 6-11 SOPH Charles Bassey … #2 (ESPN) … #1 (Rivals) … #2 (Scout)
- 5-7 SR Isiah Saenz
Yellowjackets At A Glance
Newly hired head coach Jeff Merritt, a former assistant at La Lumiere (Ind.) and Jacksonville Arlington Country Day hired in June after Kevin Smisek became the school’s football coach, suddenly finds himself mentoring one of the nation’s truly special young talents in 6-11 SOPH Charles Bassey. The Nigerian center averaged 20.2 points, 17.1 rebounds and 5.9 blocks as a freshman, leading St. Anthony to the TAPPS Class 5A final. All five starters return, including gritty 5-7 SR Isiah Saenz, 6-3 SR Ricardo Valadez and 6-3 SR Darren Meeks, but several newcomers – two of them 6-11 JR Ousmane Ndim and 6-9 JR Franklin Agunanne – are expected to make a major impact.