Texas D-1 Ambassadors 2014 Elite

Head Coach Joseph Dean

Rawl Cup 2010

Posted by Coach Dean on April 11, 2010

Team 2014 poses with Team Japan, and the CAS Panthers out of New York at the 2010 Rawl Cup. The girls lost in the semi final game of the Rawl Cup to the CAS Panthers.

Texas Ambassadors & Team Japan

2010 Rawl Cup

Texas Ambassadors & CAS Panthers


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D-1 Ambassadors pose with Brittney Raven

Posted by Coach Dean on April 11, 2010

Texas D-1 Ambassadors 2014 players hanging out with Brittney Raven
Brittney came out on saturday to enjoy a great game of basketball between the Ambassadors 8th & 9th grade teams.
Texas Longhorn Guard Brittney Raven Will head to the WNBA this season and will suit up with the Atlanta Dream. I had a chance to talk with Brittney after our game on Saturday. Brittney is very excited about the great opportunity to play basketball on a professional level. As I talked with her she continued to talk about working hard. So I continue to say to all the youngsters out there HARD WORK PAYS OFF. We wish Brittney the best as she gets ready for the 2010 Season.

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Texas D-1 Ambassadors 8th Grade

Posted by Coach Dean on April 3, 2010

Team 2014 Austin Elite is looking for 4 girls who want to compete at a high level. We will hold individual tryouts  for any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing. We are looking for 4 girls who are committed to basketball and willing to travel over the summer months. Players should have a can do attitude with a very hard work ethic.

Please email Head Coach Joseph Dean for more information.



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D-1 Nation Expands

Posted by Coach Dean on April 3, 2010

It only made sense to happen eventually.  The Austin area’s two programs with the pedigree and legacy of being the home of Division One players; Texas D-1 Ambassadors (Boys/Girls) & Austin Elite (Girls) have now merged together.  A hearty welcome is extended to Coach Tommy Gregg & Coaches Fonzell & Angel Martin and the Austin Elite Family as they become an integral part of the D-1 Nation.
Their 10 plus years of serving Cen Tex, along with their many contacts at the college level will mesh well with the existing infrastructure and resources offered by the D-1 Ambassadors. Current D-1 Girls Program Director Joseph Dean & Coach Billy James endorsed this relationship wholeheartedly.  Along with myself, it’s a meshing together of FRIENDS and basketball people with a common purpose: 
“To provide the next generation of  young ladies in the Austin/San Antonio area the highest level of development/camps, competition, MAXIMUM EXPOSURE and recruiting guidance as they pursue their dreams of excelling in high school, and ultimately of playing college basketball.”

The Texas D-1 Ambassadors – Austin Elite team traveled to Houston, TX on March 27-28, 2010 to compete at the Houston Insiders Showcase Event to start the 2010 season. The aggressive and talented players of the 15U and 17U teams coached by Tommy Gregg and Fonzell Martin showed everyone what they came to do, PLAY BALL. The 15U team had a perfect 5-0 record winning the Houston Insiders NCAA division while the 17U team finished in the top 4 in the WNBA division.

The 15U beat the Texas Blazers in their first game of the tournament, followed by another win against Coast-To-Coast and then finished the day with Aldine Lady Fireballs to go 3-0. In Sunday’s bracket play, both games were tough and physical. AE started the morning out beating Hybrid Hoops HSE in a close overtime thriller to win by 3 points and sending them into the Championship game against the host team, Houston Insiders. The game was a very close game, Austin Elite preserved to win by 11 points to claim the championship. This tournament showed how the 15U team used teamwork to claim a victory. Sabrina Berry, Soph from SA Reagan, had an outstanding tournament for the 15u team. Newcomer, Fr Ketara Chapel from Temple, and Rachel Purl, Fr Vista Ridge, put everyone on notice that they have arrived.

In their first game of the day the 17U beat the CUTtheNet, followed by Houston Insiders 17U Select and ending with a blow out of Houstonians on Saturday to win their pool and finish 3-0. In Sunday’s bracket play, the AE played a powerful and aggressive game against the tall Texas Blazers 17u team that has 3 D-1 players who have already committed to Rice, Houston and Pittsburgh. This was a fast-paced game that came down to the end. It was a battle, but in the end the AE17U lost a close one by 4. Danielle Lofton, Jr from Akins, proved to be all-star caliber as she put on an all-star show. Keep an eye on Raveen Burton, Jr from Pflugerville, who displayed great speed and wizardry at point.

Texas D-1 Ambassadors – Austin Elite 15U Roster
Name              Grade   Pos.        School
Loryn Goodwin       9      G    Temple HS
Kendra King         9      G    Austin Bowie HS
Ketara Chapel       9      W    Temple HS
Rachel Purl         9      P    Vista Ridge HS
Sabrina Berry      10      W    San Antonio Reagan HS
Rykeya Johnson      9      G    Temple HS
Zeniah Morgan      10      W    Stoney Point HS
Briana Crib         9      W    Aransas Pass HS
Taija Hall          8      P    Travis MS
Tyesha Taylor       8      P    Travis MS

Texas Ambassadors – Austin Elite 17U Roster
Name              Grade   Pos.       School
Allyson Terry      11      F    Austin McCallum HS
Danielle Lofton    11      F    Austin Akins HS
Dy’Mesheon Hyder   11      P    Pflugerville HS
Kaylin Monroe      11      G    Manor HS
Kayrin Monroe      11      G    Manor HS
Raveen Burton      11      G    Pflugerville HS
Kaela Thompson     11      W    Pflugerville HS
Katie Abalos       11      F    Round Rock HS
Angela Beadle      11      F    Austin Crockett HS
Shari Stewart      11      P    Pflugerville HS

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2014 G Shoniquia Coleman

Posted by Coach Dean on March 22, 2010

2014 G 5’7 Shoniquia Coleman

Westview middle School

2014 G 5’7 Shoniquia Coleman has nice size with a great skill level. Shoniquia will suit up with the D-1 Ambassadors Elite team this summer and will do great things with this group. Shoniquia has great ball handling passing, and shooting skills with the ability to take you off the bounce.

One of the many things I like about Shoniquia is her ability to create her own shot. She can see the floor very well and  plays very well in a team environment.


texasbasketballrankings.com   Class of 2014

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2014 W 5’8 Domanik White

Posted by Coach Dean on March 17, 2010

2014 W 5’8 Domanik White

Westview Middle School


2014 wing player Domanik White will suit up with the Texas D-1 Ambassadors Elite Team this summer. Domanik plays her school ball with Westview Middle School out in P Ville where She avaregaed 10 points and 7 boards this season for the wildcats. Domanik has nice ball handling, passing, and shooting skills and continues to improve on her mid range shot.
Domanik will play with a special group of girls who really have a high passion to play basketball. Team 2014 has won two MAYB State Championships and really gets out to play at a high level. 
Look for Domanik to be a nice prospect in the class of 2014
We would like to welcome Domanik & Family to The Texas D-1 Ambassadors.


texasbasketballrankings.com    Class of 2014

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D-1 Ambassadors 2014 Go Undefeated in Houston Tourney

Posted by Coach Dean on March 8, 2010

Team 2014 traveled to Houston this weekend to play in the Primetime Spring Shootout. We tipped of the tournament against the Houston Lady Heat. The girls came out with a great deal of intensity and eventually picked the heat apart.  The team is really starting to pull together and communicate while on the floor.


D-1 Ambassadors 2014 Elite

The girls went up against the H-Town Lady Ballers for the championship game. It was a very good game with both teams knocking down shots early. With an 8 point lead going into the second half team 2014 took off  like a rocket and put the game out of reach.

H- Town Lady Ballers 2014

Great Job team 2014 and Keep  Working hard

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Texas D-1 Ambassadors Varsity Girls

Posted by Coach Dean on March 7, 2010

As of tonight the Varsity Flagship Team has been assembled. This will be a nice competitive group with a high number of D-1 Prospects. Please keep watching the website as we plan to introduce the team in the coming week. This group will be Coached by Billy James

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Posted by Coach Dean on March 5, 2010

The Lady Cardinals finished the season at 37- 3 with a lost at the Fran Erwin Center lastnight to Wakeland High. Del Valle who made it all the way to the State tournament came in ready to play. The first half was a really good battle with neither team able to pull away. Down five going into the second half Del Valle quickly tied the game with a big shot from 2010 G Joslinn Douglas. This become a free throw contest down the stretch and Del Valle could not knock them down to stay ahead in the game.

Del Valle Lady Cardinals

The Coaching staff at Del Valle has done a phenomenal job with this group and continues to show why they are the best in this area.

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Texas D-1 Ambassadors

Posted by Coach Dean on March 5, 2010

Why the Texas D-1 Ambassadors?

Does your current club (if any) just play in tournaments every weekend or do they have a PLAN for your child that includes a comprehensive understanding of the recruiting process and the college connections to implement it? If the answer is NO, or if it’s fuzzy DO NOT risk chasing what amounts to $150,000 in scholarship money in an unorganized fashion. High level club basketball is not about playing with your neighborhood friends.

The D-1 Ambassadors is now the largest program of it’s kind in the COUNTRY. We had D-1 SCHOLARSHIP players come from all 3 of our varsity teams in Texas last summer as well as from our Louisiana players.

Over 70 D-1 Scholarship alumni and countless others at JuCo & D-3. We are now over $10,000,000 earned by our players.

We publish our own full color basketball recruiting magazine (the only club to do so in the COUNTRY.)

We have our own recruiting service and database. (No need to worry about exposure or getting noticed in an obscure gym without college coaches around).

Invites to the top tournaments and camps in the country, with premium floor assignments in front of college coaches.

Qualified coaches, with integrity and background checks. There’s a reason that 20 plus high school coaches have had their children play in our program.

Automatic invite to the All American Prodigy Camp in Austin the weekend of March 13-14th

3 sets of college quality uniforms: home, away & camp.

1 pair custom Nike LeBron Soldier 3 OR Hyperize

Founder: Coach Max Ivany

Current contributor to ESPNU, Hoop Scoop Online, and various other recruiting/ranking services.

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