The BEST Jay Basketball Team EVER, '88-'89
Calvin Thomas, Byron Campbell, Tim Ostazewski, and Bo Outlaw were a few of Jay class of '89 players on the best Jay basketball team ever. Calvin was the 6'6" leading scorer, Byron was the blazing fast point guard, Tim was the 6'7" post man, and Bo was the 6'7" defensive stopper and hustler extraordinaire. Calvin actually made the varsity team as a sophomore; in his first varsity game, he came off the bench and had four dunks in one half!
The fearsome foursome led Jay to a 38-1 record in the '88-'89 season. They were ranked as the #1 team in the state most of the year. They were district champs, city champs, and regional champs. Unfortunately, the only blemish to their otherwise perfect record came in the state championship game when Clear Lake High School caught fire from the 3-point line (the first year the UIL instituted the 3-point line for high school competition.) If they had waited one more year to put in the 3-point line, we would have dominated the game with our overwhelming inside advantage.
Calvin Thomas, Byron Campbell, and Bo Outlaw played on the NATIONAL CHAMPION San Antonio AAU team along with a tall fellow from San Antonio's Cole High School whom you might have heard of...Shaquille O'Neil. The star Jay players went on to play college basketball. After 15+ years of NBA basketball, Bo Outlaw excitedly came back for his jersey retirement ceremony as Coach Floyd recounted funny stories from years gone by. Tommy Hines, another member of that Jay '89 basketball team, has gone on to become one of the most successful basketball coaches in San Antonio. Tommy helped coach Jay to a state title in '95 and then became a fantastic head coach who led his Brennan team to district, city, and regional championships.