MaxPreps 2013-14 Texas Boys Basketball Preseason Fab 5 presented by the Army National GuardClick here to see the boys basketball preseason Fab 5 from every state1. Prime Prep (Dallas)2012-13 record:
The Deion Sanders charter school – which welcomed Allen Iverson in for a midnight madness-type event recently – was a smashing success in its inaugural season a year ago. 247Sports No. 1 Class of 2014 recruit Emmanuel Mudiay
should ensure that the follow-up effort is fruitful.2. Plano West2012-13 record:
The Wolves are one of the biggest mysteries nationwide. They may have the talent to run the table – even in Texas, where teams can play up to 40 games – but question marks regarding chemistry and health persist. Ohio State commit Mickey Mitchell
, who hasn't taken the court since suffering an ACL tear in football last fall, leads a talented list of newcomers on the roster. Senior point guard Avery Johnson Jr.
and 6-foot-9, 270-pound junior Tyler Davis
are also new to Plano West.3. DeSoto2012-13 record:
The Eagles are always a safe bet under Dyer. Seniors Julian Green
, Terry Maston
(Baylor verbal pledge) and Devin Wyatt
(Loyola Marymount) will keep the program flying high despite the loss of Matt Jones to Duke.4. Kimball (Dallas)2012-13 record:
Kimball was mired in controversy last season over eligibility issues but should be ready to get back to its winning ways this winter. Seniors D'Angelo Allen
and Trent Brinkley
– both in the 6-6 range – give the Knights size and length on the wing. Junior point guard Jawun Evans
comes to the program from South Carolina, where he earned a major reputation as a playmaker.5. South Grand Prairie2012-13 record:
The Warriors lost Ben Emelogu (now a freshman captain at Virginia Tech) but had a lot of young talent last season and look like a program here to stay under Bennett.