Friday, December 30, 2011
Five area players earn Whataburger honors
By Travis L. Brown
HALTOM CITY, Texas -- Despite not one area team winning an Orange Bracket championship, five area players were named to the Whataburger Tournament all-tournament team Friday.
North Richland Hills was the only team to have two players selected, with guard Ricky Roberts and forward Kris Brown earning honors.
DeSoto Eagle and Duke commit Matt Jones, along with fellow top recruit Marcus Smart of Flower Mound Marcus, also earned a spot with the tournament's elite.
Finally, Plano West's T.J. Cline was given the nod because of his efforts in sending the Wolves to a fourth-place finish.
Whataburger Tournament Orange Bracket All-Tournament Team:
MVP: Imara Ready, Little Rock Parkview
Anton Beard, Little Rock Parkview
T.J. Cline, Plano West
Derail Green, Klein Forest
Ricky Roberts, North Richland Hills Richland
Kris Brown, North Richland Hills Richland
Matt Jones, DeSoto
Dominique Borom, Milwaukee Rufus King
Arroyo Edwards, Milwaukee Rufus King
Marcus Smart, Flower Mound Marcus