Albert Almanza of Austin Saint Stephens High School and Josh Delaney of Killeen Harker Heights have signed letters-of-intent to attend Sam Houston State University and play men’s basketball for head coach Jason Hooten in 2014-15.
The announcement comes on the first day of November early signing period.
Almanza is a 6-5 wing who averaged 15.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game as a junior in 2012-13.
“Albert is athletic, really skilled and as a great IQ,” Hooten said. “He can dribble, pass and shot and has great size. His father played basketball at Houston Baptist and his grandfather is in the Texas Longhorn Hall of Fame.”
Delaney is a 6-0 point guard who led Harker Heights into the playoffs last season.
“Josh is a tremendous, hard-nosed floor leader,” Hooten said. “He has a lot of speed and is fast with the ball. He shoots well and is a good passer.
“Both these young men are excellent students and the type of student-athletes who will fit into our culture at Sam Houston State. We’re excited to have them in the program for the next four years.”
EARLY SIGNING – SAM HOUSTON BASKETBALL
Albert Almanza – Austin Saint Stephens High School
Josh Delaney – Killeen Harker Heights High School