Randle, four other TX ballers take to court in Elite 24

Of course, most of the focus this weekend will be on football, but for those who need a basketball fix, tune in to the Boost Mobile Elite 24 showcase.

Texas players abound in this year's class, as Prestonwood Christian's Julius Randle, Bush's Cameron Ridley, Strake Jesuit's Rasheed Sulaimon and Fort Bend Travis twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison are all in Venice Beach, ready to show their stuff. The festivities jump off Friday night with the dunk contest, which will air at 5 p.m. on ESPNU. The big game takes place the next day at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.

The players have been busy all week, playing in the midnight run, undergoing drills and hanging out with each other. Check out this article with Randle and Sulaimon discussing how to divide up the touches in a game full of stars. And click here to see how Sulaimon extended his win streak in HORSE against former Duke star Jay Williams.

Brandon Parker covers Texas for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.