May 10, 2007
Sabes Invitational Preview
The 7th annual Sabes Invitational hosted by the Howard Pulley Panthers takes place again this weekend. Due to some repairs in the Barn, the event will take place at Bloomington Jefferson High School and it will showcase several stars that recently made the Rivals top 150 including St Louis Eagle John Brandenburg and KC Pump-N-Run's Travis Releford.
Howard Pulley Panthers Black
Angelo "Bear" Johnson, 5-foot-11, point guard
Jordan Taylor, 6-foot-1, point guard
Armond Battle, 6-foot-6, small forward
Jared Berggren, 6-foot-10, center
Royce White, 6-foot-7, power forward
Rodney Williams Jr., 6-foot-7, small forward
This has been an outstanding spring for the Howard Pulley Panthers as they were runner-up at the Jayhawk Invitational, they made the Final Four at the Kingwood Classic and they performed solid at the Boo Williams event. Right now it's unclear if Bear Johnson will be with them now that he has signed for next year with USC but Pulley still has Jordan Taylor to run the point and Jared Berggren to work in the middle, both future Wisconsin Badgers. Add in the sensational sophomore duo of Royce White and Rodney Williams with the wing play of Armond Battle and this Pulley team is considered one of the favorites although there is some tough competition waiting for them.
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