PiPs Put on Show for Mavs Fans

Staff Writer
Dallas County News

The Harlem Globetrotters and 10,000 NBA fans got a look at the Van Alstyne PiPs at a Dallas Mavericks home game on Sunday night as the group showed off its basketball skills to an appreciative audience. The PiPs, or Players in Progress, began in Van Alstyne in 2013 through the efforts of Angie Best, wife of VAHS boys coach Russell Best. Angie runs the national PiPs program which her parents started more than 20 years earlier. The kids, who are in first through sixth grade, practice individual basketball skills on Monday nights during season and perform at six VAHS home games.