PJ Haggerty, ready to be the top guard in Houston in 2022
P.J. Haggerty has become the top guard in Houston as we finally head into summer with basketball about to begin. Haggerty, a 6-foot-3, 165-pound junior to be at Crosby High School put up big numbers during his sophomore year for Head Coach Ed Egans and the rest of the Cougars squad. Haggerty currently stands at the No.11 overall prospect in the TexasHoops.Rivals.com’s class of 2022 rankings, and after the departure of Fort Bend Hightower’s guard, Bryce Griggs, Haggerty has jumped into the top 10. -But now, in the upcoming months, Haggerty has a chance to make a bigger spalsh.
During the season, Haggerty, a combo guard averaged 27.5 points, 6 rebounds, 2.8 steals, and 2.1 assists per game. Haggerry shot 49.8 percent from the field, and 82 percent from free-throw line.
Haggerty said he is humble and grateful to be highly ranked , but he has to keep improving.
"I’m excited about the (summer) season to start in the near future. I have been working on some new skills and can’t wait to showcase them. I've been working on improving my ball handing skills and my overall strength and working improving on my defense."
The slender built scoring machine, Haggerty says he has offers from Arizona State, Lamar, Florida State, Prairie View A&M, Rice. TCU, Tennessee Tech, and the University of Houston.
Haggerty went on to mention that all the schools that have offered liked both his shot and playmaking abilities.
As the official date to start competition in the state of Texas is just days away, Haggerty has his team picked out and will be running with the John Eurey's Houston Superstars.
Head Coach's Corner... Ed Egan speaks on his star player
P.J. is such a great kid that even as his coach, you often are surprised at his skill set and basketball IQ so early in his career. Another great quality P.J. possesses is that he’s willing to be coached hard which allowed his teammates and me to trust him with the responsibility to make the correct play for himself & others.
P.J. has great body control that allows him to take contact while not losing focus on his shot attempts. This is something he anticipates when penetrating to the basket and practices doing drills. P.J. is slight in structure but has good functional playing strength. He has those uncanny, subtle moves similar to players like (James) Harden & (Stephen) Curry. P,J, just has natural scoring ability.