About Chris Saiz:
Christopher Rey Saiz was born December 26, 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona and moved to Katy, Texas at a early age where he attended Beck Junior High and Cinco Ranch High School. C-Rey as he was affectionally called by his friends had a passion for life that was seen by all. All who knew him could easily see the kind, smart, and competitive nature of this young man.
Chris loved his family, his friends , his teammates, the Lord and the game of basketball. Chris was blessed early on with a special talent for the game he loved. He earned the starting point guard position as a freshman at Cinco Ranch High School in 2009 and went on to earn all-district honors and help lead his team qualify for the state playoffs. Chris had another fantastic year as a sophomore once again earning all-district honors, his strong sophomore campaign catapulted him into being voted team captain as a junior.
More importantly, Chris valued education and learning, he was a model student-athlete but the academic responsibilities always came first. Chris was a straight A student during his high school tenure and and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was also selected to the Academic all-district team twice. In addition to all Chris’s scholastic/athletic achievements, he was that rare teenager who was truly comfortable in his own skin. He knew who he was. He was there for everyone, had time for everyone, even those who are often looked through by others. He always took the time to share a good laugh with his friends.
Christopher passed away December 20, 2011 at the age of 16 as a passenger in a single vehicle automobile accident during the winter break of his junior year. Chris’ departure was sudden and unexpected, but his accomplishments and relationships with people who loved him could fill volumes. The number 23 is retired and hangs in the gymnasium of Cinco Ranch High School to honor Chris Saiz and the legacy of the outstanding young man. Chris was being recruited by multiple Ivy League schools which supported his goals to attend a high academic institution and play Division 1 college basketball.
In honor of Chris’ aspirations and dreams, the Saiz family started the Chris Saiz Point the Way Foundation to provide financial assistance for graduating high school seniors seeking a college education but lacking the resources necessary to achieve their goals. Inherent in this mission is the belief that the Foundation can make a difference in the lives of these young men and women by investing in their future.