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Texas basketball teams, players find success on national level

Updated: January 21, 2009, 11:59 AM ET
By Jeff Miller | Special to ESPNRISE.com

Inclusion of Texas high school basketball among the nation's elite is a relatively new development. This is a state where basketball once was mostly a way to spend time between football and spring football.

Two of the past five teams recognized as national champions were from Texas: Lincoln (Dallas) in 2004 and Duncanville in 2007. The first time a Texas high school product was chosen No. 1 in the NBA draft was 1991, when the Charlotte Hornets selected Larry Johnson of Skyline (Dallas). ...

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