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Whataburger Orange Division: Elite to meet in Haltom City

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Whataburger Orange Division

Thomas Coliseum, Haltom City

Online: Live streaming coverage on www.NFHSnetwork.com.

Thursday’s schedule: Justin Northwest vs. Richardson Berkner, 10 a.m.; South Grand Prairie vs. Lakeview Centennial, 11:30 a.m.; North Crowley vs. Plano East, 1 p.m.; Denton Guyer vs. DeSoto, 2:30 p.m.; Arlington Martin vs. Atascocita, 4 p.m.; Jonesboro, Ark., vs. Fort Worth Trimble Tech, 5:30 p.m.; Richland vs. Plano West, 7 p.m.; Louisville Ballard vs. Euless Trinity, 8:30 p.m.

Tournament favorites

DeSoto: Texas’ top-ranked Class 5A team.

Louisville (Ky.) Ballard: The top-ranked team in Kentucky.

Jonesboro (Ark.): A top-five team in Arkansas.

Plano West: Plenty of talent, led by Avery Johnson Jr. (yes, that Avery Johnson) at the point.

South Grand Prairie: Stocked with Division I talent.

Players to watch

Quentin Snider, Louisville Ballard: True point guard who can also score, is staying home in Louisville for college.

Kelan Martin, Louisville Ballard: Physical power forward considered Texas Tech before deciding to sign with Butler.

Joe Burton, Atascocita: This 6-6 small forward from the Houston area has signed with Oklahoma State.

Myles Turner, Euless Trinity: The unsigned center is the most sought-after recruit in the nation.

Kahron Ross, Jonesboro, Ark.: Lehigh is the destination for the 5-10 point guard.

Rick Curry, South Grand Prairie: No fewer than seven Division I programs on his heels.

Elbert Robinson, Garland Lakeview Centennial: 7-foot lefty heading to Louisiana State and the SEC.

D.J. Hogg and Mickey Mitchell, Plano West: Both juniors, Hogg can virtually go wherever he wants, 6-8 Mitchell has committed to Ohio State.

Nick Babb, Arlington Martin: Warriors’ 6-4 shooting guard is nifty slasher who knows how to get to the basket. He’s going to Arkansas. — John Henry

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Rank Team Win/loss Previous
1. Cedar Hill 17-2 -
2. North Crowley 15-5 -
3. Duncanville 15-4 -
4. Richland 13-3 -
5. South Grand Prairie 14-4 -
6. Colleyville Heritage 14-5 -
7. Justin Northwest 17-4 -
8. Arlington 14-7 -
9. Coppell 15-5 -
10. Arlington Lamar 12-6 -
Week 8 (01/03/2011-01/09/2011)
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1. Mansfield Summit 14-6 -
2. Grace Prep 14-5 -
3. FW Arlington Heights 12-2 -
4. FW Trimble Tech 17-3 -
5. Azle 13-3 -
6. Crowley 11-8 -
7. Everman 14-4 -
8. Kennedale 10-1 -
9. FW Southwest 11-8 -
10. Nolan Catholic 10-5
Week 8 (01/03/2011-01/09/2011)