17. Cedar Hill (Texas)
Last year: 35-4, Class 5A state runner-up
Coach: David Milson
Top players: G Tanner Milson (6-1, Sr.); F Thomas Gipson (6-7, Jr.); G Oliver Wells (6-2, Sr.); F Anthony Wilson (6-2, Sr.)
Top games: Dec. 26-31 at Beach Ball Classic (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
Notable: The Longhorns are a cohesive, hard-working squad with four returning starters. Opponents scored only 53 points per game against Cedar Hill last season, and the Longhorns’ defense should be equally tough this year. On offense, Milson (UNC-Wilmington), the coach’s son, averaged 14 points and four assists last season. Inside presence Gipson scored 14 points and grabbed seven points per contest.