Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Texas Week 10 hoops rankings: Three new teams enter FAB 50
By By Brandon Parker
After games on Sunday, Feb. 12
It was a big week on the national stage for Texas hoops stars and programs. Here's a quick rundown:
-Four local players in Isaiah Austin, Cameron Ridley, Marcus Smart and Rasheed Sulaimon earned spots on the McDonald's All-American team.
-Julius Randle dropped 46 points in a blowout win against Bishop Lynch. The super junior scored 50 points earlier this season.
-Three Texas teams entered the POWERADE FAB 50, as South Grand Prairie, Richland and Churchill made their debut riding lengthy win streaks.
Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):
1. Marcus (Flower Mound) 31-2 (1) Marauders downed Hebron before beating Plano East behind 15 points from McDonald's All-American Marcus Smart.
2. Prestonwood Christian (Plano) 22-4 (2) Julius Randle went bananas with 46 points in a rout of Bishop Lynch.
3. Grace Prep (Arlington) 22-3 (3) Lions ended the regular season with a victory against Faith Christian, a nice recovery from their loss to No. 9 Trinity Christian. Next up: the TAPPS playoffs.