Red River Hoops student athletes receive college scholarships
By Emma Thornton, Wolf City High School, varsity starting center of Elite Sports Exposure girls basketball team
Jun 2, 2019
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Windom, Texas -- Red River Hoops Association is a non-profit organization based in Windom, Texas. We offer basketball for kids all over the tri-county area at no cost. We hold Angels Basketball every Sunday for special needs children, preparing them for Special Olympics.

We have hosted over 200 free basketball clinics this year along with many organized games for our student athletes. We also mentor our athletes, assist in academic tutoring and much more, all in a safe environment. Red River Hoops receives no grant monies or government funding to sustain our operation.

We operate solely on donations received from sponsors, local businesses, fundraisers and caring individuals in and around our community who believe in the value of the program and the benefit it provides to young, aspiring athletes. No one in our organization is a paid staff member and all programs are overseen and staffed by volunteers.

Since 2017, nine athletes, who have been members of Red River Hoops, have received offers from various colleges to play basketball. All of our athletes, who have aspired to play college basketball, have been offered at least one college scholarship to play basketball.

In 2017 and 2018, athletes who signed with colleges are Tobi Jones (Crowley’s Ridge College in Arkansas), Paige Granstaff (Cowley College in Kansas), Wyatt Dolberry (University of Colorado in Colorado Springs) and Diavian Shaw (Cowley College in Kansas).

This year’s 2019 graduates are Josh Ukpe, who has signed with Southern Arkansas University, Melanee Lewis, who is scheduled to sign with Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Jordan Brakes, who will be signing with Hesston College in Kansas, Jaden Stevens, who is scheduled to sign with McPherson College in Kansas and Bobby Marshall, who has received an offer from McPherson College but is currently undecided.  

Red River Hoops is very proud of all its graduates and can’t wait to see what their futures hold.