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All-State hoops: Texas

11/13/2011

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With the 2011-12 hoops season set to tip off, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top players in Texas.

We’ve broken down the state’s top 20 players into four teams based on their talent, and included 50 other players who just missed the cut. Keep in mind, these selections are based on past accomplishments and projected on-court performance in addition to recruit rankings.

For a list of the top senior basketball recruits in Texas, click here.

First team

G: Marcus Smart, Marcus, 6-3/200, Senior

Oklahoma State recruit was MVP of adidas Super 64 this past summer.

G: Rasheed Sulaimon, Strake Jesuit, 6-3/175, Senior

Averaged 21.3 points and 2.4 steals for Crusaders; pledged to Duke.

F: Julius Randle, Prestonwood Christian, 6-9/225, Junior

The nation's No. 3 junior tallied 24.6 points and 12.7 boards a game.

F: Isaiah Austin, Grace Prep, 7-0/200, Senior

Averaged 14 points and six blocks in leading Lions to TAPPS 4A title.

C: Cameron Ridley, Bush, 6-10/230, Senior

Texas pledge recorded 17.6 points, 15.3 boards and 5.6 blocks last year.

Second team

G: Andrew Harrison, Fort Bend Travis, 6-5/210, Junior

Ranked No. 4 in ESPNU 60 and shined at Boost Mobile Elite 24.

G: J-Mychal Reese, Bryan, 6-2/170, Senior

Texas A&M recruit can score in bunches; averaged 28.3 points last season.

G: L.J. Rose, Westbury Christian, 6-3/180, Senior

Pass-first playmaker pledged to Baylor; was at Second Baptist last year.

F: Danuel House, Hightower, 6-6/185, Senior

Led team to Class 5A semifinals and followed with a big summer on the AAU circuit.

C: Shaquille Cleare, The Village, 6-9/270, Senior

Maryland recruit has soft hands to go with his imposing frame.

Third team

G: Alex Caruso, A&M Consolidated, 6-5/180, Senior

Averaged 18 points and led Tigers in assists, boards, steals and blocks.

G: Aaron Harrison, Fort Bend Travis, 6-4/205, Junior

Tallied 13.5 points and 2.1 steals per game as just a sophomore last year.

F: Wannah Bail, Trent Internationale, 6-7/210, Senior

The Bahamas native is a freakish athlete who makes impact in the paint.

F: Danrad Knowles, Homeschool Christian Youth, 6-9/190, Senior

Houston recruit is home-schooled but too good to keep off this team.

C: Prince Ibeh, Naaman Forest, 6-10/225, Senior

Pulled down 9.3 rebounds and blocked 5.2 shots per game last season.

Fourth team

G: Phil Forte, Marcus, 5-10/175, Senior

Led Marauders in scoring (16.8 points) during Class 5A title run.

G: Keith Frazier, Irving, 6-4/180, Junior

Led Dallas Class 5A scorers with 21.2 points per game last year for Tigers.

G: Matt Jones, DeSoto, 6-4/180, Junior

Ranked No. 21 in ESPNU 60, he's deadly from 3-point range.

F: Connor Lammert, Churchill, 6-9/200, Senior

Texas recruit can do damage on the perimeter and in the post.

C: Karviar Shepherd, Grace Prep, 6-9/215, Junior

DeSoto transfer gives Lions another strong rebounder and shot blocker.

Other Top Players

Terry Allen, Manvel, F, Senior

Nick Banyard, Marcus, F, Senior

Ray Barreno, Eldorado, C, Junior

Drew Charles, Azle, G, Senior

Micah Cooper, Maceo Smith, G, Senior

Delvin Dickerson, Westbury Christian, F, Senior

Damyean Dotson, Yates, F, Senior

Aaron Durley, Bush, C, Senior

Zachary Freeman, Fort Bend Baptist, G, Senior

Josh Gray, Wheatley, F, Senior

Derrick Griffin, Terry, F, Junior

D.J. Griggs, Brazosport, G, Junior

Trey Guidry, St. Pius X, F, Senior

Kendal Harris, Berkner, G, Junior

Ruston Hayward, Wheatley, F, Senior

Charles Hill, Trimble Tech, G, Senior

Courtney Hooper, Lincoln, F, Senior

Je’lon Hornbeak, Grace Prep, G, Senior

Valentine Izundu, Lamar Consolidated, C, Senior

Justin Jackson, Homeschool Christian Youth, G, Sophomore

Branford Jones, Elkins, G, Senior

Devante Kincaide, Skyline, G, Junior

Jeremy King, St. Thomas, F, Senior

A.J. Luckey, Marcus, G, Senior

Darrion Martin, Yates, G, Junior

Jordan Mickey, Grace Prep, F, Junior

Mickey Mitchell, Plano West, F, Freshman

Tavario Miller, Wheatley, F, Senior

Aly Mohamed, Trent Internationale, C, Senior

Jonathan Motley, North Shore, F, Junior

Emmanuel Mudiay, Grace Prep, G, Sophomore

Warren Muldrow, Cypress Falls, F, Senior

Uche Ofoegbu, Stevens, F, Senior

James Pegues, Oakridge, F, Senior

Zach Peters, Prestonwood Christian, F, Senior

Austin Rettig, Prestonwood Christian, G, Senior

Nathan Rooney, Homeschool Christian Youth, G, Senior

Chad Rykhoek, Fort Worth Christian, C, Senior

Christian Sanders, St. Thomas, G, Senior

Clyde Santee, Yates, F, Senior

Clyde Smith, Hotchkiss, G, Senior

Melvin Swift, Yates, F, Sophomore

Shirmane Thomas, Lincoln, G, Junior

Devon Turk, St. Pius X, G, Senior

Chris Washburn, Duncanville, F, Senior

Parker Wentz, Trinity Christian, G, Senior

Devon Williams, Wilson, F, Senior

Ken Williams, Houston Episcopal, G, Junior

Travis Williams, Arlington Heights, G, Senior

Justise Winslow, St. John’s, F, Sophomore

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