Four East Texans Named to All-UIL State Basketball Tournament Team
Four East Texans were named to the all-UIL state basketball tournament team on Sunday.
Tatum's Robbie Rockwell and Klifton Willis, Grapeland's Patrick Walker and Laneville's Donta Harris were all selected after their performances at the tournament in Austin over the weekend.
Rockwell averaged 11.5 points in the Eagles' two games, while Willis averaged 13 points. In Tatum's 58-41 semifinal win over Bushland, Rockwell scored 10 points with six rebounds and four assists. He added 12 points, including two 3-pointers, in the Eagles' 66-56 loss to Ponder in the state final.
Willis had nine points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals vs. Bushland, and had a team-high 17 points with six rebounds and two steals against Ponder.
Walker had 37 points, which included seven 3-pointers, in Grapeland's 65-64 loss to Muenster in the Class A Division i semifinals. He added five rebounds, two blocks and two steals.
Harris put up 30 points in Laneville's 55-54 1A D-II semifinal defeat of Miller Grove, including an 8-for-14 performance from beyond the 3-point line. He scored nine points and had four steals in the Yellowjackets' 68-44 loss to Water Valley in the state championship game.