High School: Kansas Jayhawks

Two DeSoto seniors signed national basketball letters of intent Wednesday.

Chelsea Gardner, a 6-3 forward, signed with the Kansas Jawhawks women‘s program. Last season, she averaged 7.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and two blocks for the Lady Eagles.

“Chelsea is a very skilled, long and athletic in the post,” said Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson. “She is excellent in transition as she can really get up and down the court. She is a capable scorer by either posting up or facing the basket. She will be a great asset to our inside game.”

Antwan Space, a 6-7 forward, signed with the men’s program at Florida State. As a sophomore, Space was a member of the Eagles’ Class 5A state championship team. Last year, he averaged 16 points, six rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

“It is a really good decision for me,’’ said Space, ranked as the nation‘s 75th best player in his class. “I am going to work as hard as I can to make the Seminoles a great team and a great program.’’

Joining Gardner at Kansas will be Duncanville’s Catherine “Bunny’’ Williams, a 6-1 forward. She averaged 13.5 points and 6.4 rebounds for the Pantherettes last season and chose Kansas over offers from Memphis and Kentucky.

“Bunny is very physical in the post,” said Henrickson. “She already has the physical presence and build of a college post player. She is versatile in that she can play facing the basket or with her back to the basket. In addition, she has a high basketball IQ and is a good communicator.”
Plano Prestonwood forward Zach Peters took himself off the recruiting market early with a commitment to Kansas on Wednesday.

The sophomore (6-9, 235) received offers from Kentucky, North Carolina and Texas, but chose to be a part of Kansas’ 2012 class.

“I am confident in my decision,” Peters said in a statement. “There are a lot of great basketball programs but I feel Kansas is the best fit for me.”

He averaged 15 points and nine rebounds per game in 2009-10, leading Prestonwood to the TAPPS 5A state title.

Denison's Jones signs with A&M

February, 3, 2010
Denison running back D.J. Jones will take his elusive running style to Texas A&M in 2010, as the senior signed with Aggies on Wednesday morning.

The three-year starter rushed for 2,262 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2009, guiding the Yellow Jackets to a berth in the Class 4A Division II state semifinals.

Quarterback Jordan Taylor signed with Rice as an athlete. He threw for 2,472 yards and 27 touchdowns while rushing for 1,356 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Defensive end Jaqwaylin Arps and linebacker Jimmay Mundine both signed with Kansas.

Guyer junior QB commits to Okla. St.

February, 2, 2010
Denton Guyer junior quarterback J.W. Walsh committed to sign with Oklahoma State's Class of 2011, ESPN affiliate Web site InsideTexas.com reported late Monday. He was 185 of 286 for 2,599 yards, 27 touchdowns and six interceptions last season. He also rushed for 1,554 yards and 22 TDs.

Walsh also had early scholarship offers from Arizona, Kansas and Houston. Regional powers Texas and Oklahoma were showing heavy interest.

He is the third Class of 2011 commitment for Oklahoma State, joining Plano West offensive lineman Travis Cross.