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Seven from DFW including state-winning coach, 5-star 2020 guard, lead All-USA Texas team

Duncanville holds off late to win 6A title

The Panthers won 73-69 in the 6A state title game over Klein Forest to win their first championship since 2007.
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The Panthers won 73-69 in the 6A state title game over Klein Forest to win their first championship since 2007.

Duncanville head coach David Peavy, who guided the Panthers to the Class 6A state championship last month, was named USA Today All-USA Texas Coach of the Year.

The Panthers beat North Shore and Klein Forest in last month’s UIL boys basketball state tournament. It was Duncanville’s first boys basketball title since 2007 and Peavy did it alongside son Micah, a junior forward who was voted state title game MVP.

The Panthers beat the Mustangs in the 6A state semifinals at the Alamodome, Friday March 8, 2019.

Another star for Peavy, Texas Tech signee Jahmius Ramsey was named to the second team. Out of the 10 players selected, 7 come from Dallas-Fort Worth.

This includes Gatorade Texas Player of the Year, Little Elm 2020 RJ Hampton. Hampton, who was also named to the USA Today All-USA first team, was named USA Today All-USA Texas Player of the Year after averaging 32 points, 9.7 rebounds and 6.4 assists.

Hampton holds 17 offers from TCU, Texas, SMU, Kansas, Duke, Kentucky, Memphis, Baylor, Cal, Florida, Florida State, Houston, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State, LSU, UCLA and USC. He’s projected to commit to Duke, per 247Sports.

Hampton won gold medals with Team USA at the 16U FIBA World Cup in 2017 and at the 17U FIBA World Cup in 2018. The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class 5A Player of the Year in 2018, he concluded his junior year with 2,854 career points.

FIRST TEAM

Player of the Year

RJ Hampton, Jr., Little Elm

Named to the USA TODAY ALL-USA first team, Hampton also claimed the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year award after averaging 32 points, 9.7 rebounds and 6.4 assists.

Greg Brown, Jr., Vandegrift

The USA TODAY ALL-USA third-team selection scored 30 points a game while adding 13 rebounds per contest.

LJ Cryer, Jr., Morton Ranch

Cryer, who averaged 27.5 points and 5.8 assists per game, has drawn offers from the likes of LSU, Purdue, Baylor and Houston.

Tyrese Maxey, Sr., South Garland

The Kentucky recruit scored 21.8 points per game this season while adding 6.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists.

Samuell Williamson, Sr., Rockwall

Named the MVP of District 11-6A, the Louisville signee averaged 25 points and 11.2 rebounds per game.

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Duncanville senior Jahmius Ramsey vs. North Shore, Friday March 8, 2019. Matthew Smith Southlake Sports Pics

SECOND TEAM

Will Baker, Sr., Westlake

De’Vion Harmon, Sr., Guyer

Jahmius Ramsey, G, Duncanville

Drew Timme, Sr., Pearce

Jalen Wilson, Sr., Guyer

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.
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