The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District’s high school basketball programs had an outstanding season with many of the athletes receiving honors for their athletic abilities.
Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South student athletes were awarded positions on the 32-5A All District Team. Players from Harlingen in addition to other students from the lower Rio Grande Valley had the opportunity to be selected.
From HHS, Eric Brandenburg was awarded Second Team All-District. Stephen Gasca, Briggs Stillman, Anthony Scallan, and CJ Gallegos received Honorable Mention All-District.
From HHSS, Nick Garcia was awarded as the Most Valuable Player, the highest honor one can receive. Anjel Gonzales was placed in the First Team All District. Josue Gonzalez and Reuben Britten placed in the Second Team All District. Jacob Pena and Sean Montemayor were All District Honorable Mention.
In addition to their All District placement, some athletes received area honors. Garcia was named the Most Valuable Player on the All Area team. Anjel Gonzales was chosen as All Area Defensive Player of the Year. Josue Gonzalez made second Team All Area. Garcia and Anjel Gonzales were also Rio Grande Valley Showcase Selections.
Gilbert Reza, Harlingen High School Varsity Basketball team member, was awarded 32-5A Offensive Player of the Year and lead scorer from the Valley Morning Star and High School Sports Magazine. Matthew Cervantes, HHS, earned the Unanimous First Team All-District, and First Team Valley Morning Star.
Both Reza and Cervantes will play in Vipers All -Star game at State Farm Arena on April 6. This is the third consecutive year, RGVSports.com and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers team up for the All-Valley Showcase in order to give high school athletes a chance to play and learn from the best in the Rio Grande Valley.