"Seven years ago, I concluded a meeting with Tyrous III and IV with a wry smile and a statement to the effect of, “Well, we’ll be seeing a lot of each other!” Will was preparing for his sophomore season and first as the varsity point guard, while Harrison had just started middle school. Both boys were exceptional athletes whose fun-loving personalities lit up every room. I remember thinking in that moment how amazing it would be if I actually did coach an Ingram for seven consecutive years, but I assumed that unpredictable factors would likely deprive me of that privilege. I’m the luckiest coach ever.
"Two years later, we were short-handed for a summer league game. Will and three teammates showed up, and as tipoff approached, he asked if I wanted his little brother to put on a jersey. I quickly found myself wishing that SPC rules allowed 8th graders to play with the varsity because ‘H’ did not miss. He shot 6-for-6 from behind the arc and made two clutch free throws that won us the game. The two brothers combined for about 50 of the team’s 60 points. Fast-forward to later that season: we were preparing for an important game, and I invited Harrison to join our varsity practice to help simulate an opponent. He once again proceeded to play flawlessly. At one point, we coaches were all laughing so hard with bewilderment at the dazzling display that I literally walked out of the gym for fear of embarrassing guys on the team whose inability to guard this youngster made for jaw-dropping entertainment. When the next season arrived, and Harrison was welcomed into the game by Hicks Gym faithful chanting “He’s a freshman!” I felt chills. A new era of SM hoops was upon us.
"What a run it has been ever since! Fans flocking to get a glimpse of greatness – a glorious combination of versatility and grace that has earned individual accolades of the highest degree (McDonald’s, MaxPreps, & Naismith All-American honors; TABC Player of the Year/All-Star/All-state, and numerous SPC & tournament awards/MVP’s) along with team titles ranging from his first-ever SM tournament in Wichita Falls to finishing atop the SPC heap. In every way, Harrison, you have lived up to the hype! The leadership you flashed as a towering fourth-grader, generously allowing others to make plays and commanding the respect of older boys with your poise/presence; exploits on the 7th-grade football field; your maturity amidst recruiting barrages, media melees, adoring fans – every part of the journey you have handled with the utmost class, while always making time for a bit of playful humor in your sanctuary during a free period with friends. The gym will not be quite the same without you, Harrison! A teammate first and a leader in every regard, you enriched this program and campus eternally. Thank you!"
–Coach Greg Guiler