Breakfast: Texans March Madness

With the start of March Madness upon us, it got me thinking. 

Who would make up the most dangerous Texans starting five for March Madness?

With an abundance of talent and unique skill sets, the Texans roster could make up quite an interesting powerhouse.

Who are my starting five, you ask?

Well, since you're wondering... I threw a little list together:

Shooting Guard:
DeAndre Hopkins; The man has insane leaping ability. Think about all those rebounds, high-flying dunks, blocks and overall energy Hopkins would bring to the floor - not just offensively, but defensively. Not to mention he dabbled in basketball during his time at Clemson, so he already knows a thing or two about dazzling on the court. That kind of electric player could just carry you through March.

Point Guard:
Deshaun Watson; A fairly obvious choice, but the point guard orchestrates the offense - and that has Watson's name written all over it. His vision and poise would be key, especially in close games down the stretch. His leadership would help the team in high-pressured game situations. As the second half winds down, who would you want to have the ball in their hands when you're tied 74-74 with just a few seconds left? I'll tell you. This guy.

Small Forward: 
Zach Cunningham; Athletic. Fast. Rangy. Tall, too. Small forwards need to do a little bit of everything for your team, and Zach can do just that. At 6'3, 220, he provides the height, build and play-making ability you need to have a well-rounded starting five. Play him at the three or if you want to play small, you could play him at the four. His versatility alone is exciting enough to join this hypothetical squad.

Power Forward:
Whitney Mercilus; A good power forward can fill a variety of roles, whether that's scoring in the post, defending the paint or occasionally stepping out for that mid-range jumper. Texans linebackers as a whole are asked to fill a variety of roles, especially 7th year veteran Whitney Mercilus. Whether it's rushing the passer or stepping out into coverage, Mercilus brings this competitive fire and seasoned leadership skills into all facets of his position. Plus, he'd be the guy you could depend on to take those charges and play physical. Someone's gotta do the dirty work.

Center: 
J.J. Watt; I mean, does this really warrant an explanation? I'll be honest, though. For me, this was a toss-up between J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney. Both are such athletic (and massive) forces to reckon with. Yet, I had to go with Watt because he is just so aware of his surroundings. He has impeccable timing, which can be a key asset to playing center - especially defensively. His all-out effort in every possession would promise to wear teams down.

Need more background? Check out this video of Benardrick McKinney and Jadeveon Clowney balling with the Harlem Globetrotters.

So, who would be in your Texans starting five?With the start of March Madness upon us, it got me thinking. 

Who would make up the most dangerous Texans starting five for March Madness?

With an abundance of talent and unique skill sets, the Texans roster could make up quite an interesting powerhouse.

Who are my starting five, you ask?

Well, since you're wondering... I threw a little list together:

Shooting Guard:
DeAndre Hopkins; The man has insane leaping ability. Think about all those rebounds, high-flying dunks, blocks and overall energy Hopkins would bring to the floor - not just offensively, but defensively. Not to mention he dabbled in basketball during his time at Clemson, so he already knows a thing or two about dazzling on the court. That kind of electric player could just carry you through March.

Point Guard:
Deshaun Watson; A fairly obvious choice, but the point guard orchestrates the offense - and that has Watson's name written all over it. His vision and poise would be key, especially in close games down the stretch. His leadership would help the team in high-pressured game situations. As the second half winds down, who would you want to have the ball in their hands when you're tied 74-74 with just a few seconds left? I'll tell you. This guy.

Small Forward: 
Zach Cunningham; Athletic. Fast. Rangy. Tall, too. Small forwards need to do a little bit of everything for your team, and Zach can do just that. At 6'3, 220, he provides the height, build and play-making ability you need to have a well-rounded starting five. Play him at the three or if you want to play small, you could play him at the four. His versatility alone is exciting enough to join this hypothetical squad.

Power Forward:
Whitney Mercilus; A good power forward can fill a variety of roles, whether that's scoring in the post, defending the paint or occasionally stepping out for that mid-range jumper. Texans linebackers as a whole are asked to fill a variety of roles, especially 7th year veteran Whitney Mercilus. Whether it's rushing the passer or stepping out into coverage, Mercilus brings this competitive fire and seasoned leadership skills into all facets of his position. Plus, he'd be the guy you could depend on to take those charges and play physical. Someone's gotta do the dirty work.

Center: 
J.J. Watt; I mean, does this really warrant an explanation? I'll be honest, though. For me, this was a toss-up between J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney. Both are such athletic (and massive) forces to reckon with. Yet, I had to go with Watt because he is just so aware of his surroundings. He has impeccable timing, which can be a key asset to playing center - especially defensively. His all-out effort in every possession would promise to wear teams down.

Need more background? Check out this video of Benardrick McKinney and Jadeveon Clowney balling with the Harlem Globetrotters.

So, who would be in your Texans starting five?

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With the start of March Madness upon us, it got me thinking.

Who would make up the most dangerous Texans starting five for March Madness?

With an abundance of talent and unique skill sets, the Texans roster could make up quite an interesting powerhouse.

Who are my starting five, you ask?

Well, since you're wondering... I threw a little list together:Shooting Guard:
DeAndre Hopkins
The man has insane leaping ability. Think about all those rebounds, high-flying dunks, blocks and overall energy Hopkins would bring to the floor - not just offensively, but defensively. Not to mention he dabbled in basketball during his time at Clemson, so he already knows a thing or two about dazzling on the court. That kind of electric player could just carry you through March.Point Guard:
Deshaun Watson
A fairly obvious choice, I would admit, but the point guard orchestrates the offense - and that has Watson's name written all over it. His vision and poise would be key, especially in close games down the stretch. His leadership would help the team in high-pressured game situations. As the second half winds down, who would you want to have the ball in their hands when you're tied 74-74 with just a few seconds left? I'll tell you. This guy.Small Forward:
Zach Cunningham
Athletic. Fast. Rangy. Tall, too. Small forwards need to do a little bit of everything for your team, and Zach can do just that. At 6'3, 220, he provides the height, build and play-making ability you need to have a well-rounded starting five. Play him at the three or if you want to play small, you could play him at the four. His versatility alone is exciting enough to join this hypothetical squad.Power Forward:
Whitney Mercilus
A good power forward can fill a variety of roles, whether that's scoring in the post, defending the paint or occasionally stepping out for that mid-range jumper. Texans linebackers as a whole are asked to fill a variety of roles, especially 7th-year veteran Whitney Mercilus. Whether it's rushing the passer or stepping out into coverage, Mercilus brings this competitive fire and seasoned leadership skills into all facets of his position. Plus, he'd be the guy you could depend on to take those charges and play physical. Someone's gotta do the dirty work.**Center: *
J.J. Watt
I mean, does this really warrant an explanation? I'll be honest, though. For me, this was a toss-up between J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney. Both are such athletic (and massive) forces to reckon with. Yet, I had to go with Watt because he is just so aware of his surroundings. He has impeccable timing, which can be a key asset to playing center - especially defensively. His all-out effort on every possession would promise to wear teams down.

Need to do more research? Check out this video of Benardrick McKinney and Jadeveon Clowney balling out with the Harlem Globetrotters.



Agree? Disagree? Who would be in your Texans starting five?

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