Each player selected must have all the requirements met to be eligible for the all-star selection. SAT, ACT scores with a qualifying GPA and must all be submitted by our deadline.
With the draft was also the unveiling of our two new team names. A community ballot was put out and the top vote getters and two new team names were Blue Thunder and Red Storm.
We were lucky enough to have the atrium at YISD headquarters as a venue for the draft. Not knowing what the community turn out would be the venue provided ample space and a big enough stage to put our vision into motion.
Once the pool of 92 players was selected the coaching staffs for the Thunder and the Storm had about a week to put together and research the players they would draft. I won’t give away any secrets, but the coaching staffs came prepared. Actually, prepared is an understatement. Imagine an NFL fantasy draft in Las Vegas, this was the scale and the preparation these coaching staffs put into to getting ready for the big day. Player ranking sheets, stats, character evaluations all were flooded across each of the team’s war rooms.