Written by SportsDayDFW.com
The state's top nine 2015 boys hoops recruits come from Dallas area
The top nine 2015 basketball prospects out of Texas are from the Dallas area, according to updated class rankings from Rivals.
Lancaster's Elijah Thomas is at the top of the class, ranked ninth overall. The 6-9 junior center averaged 17.8 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks and three assists while leading Lancaster to the Class 4A Region II final.
A trio of Plano West recruits are in the top 60, including Tyler Davis (No. 20), D.J. Hogg (No. 35) and Mickey Mitchell (No. 52).
Rockwall's Austin Grandstaff, ranked 30th, averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists this season.
Also among the area's top nine recruits are Triple A Academy guard King McClure (No. 37), Kimball guard Jawun Evans (No. 45), Madison guard Admon Gilder (No. 49) and Duncanville guard Matthew McQuaid (No. 74).
Thomas, Hogg, Grandstaff, McClure, Evans and Gilder were members of SportsDay's all-area team, which came out Sunday.
Below is a list of all the state's prospects included in the Rivals 150, with area players in bold.
9. Elijah Thomas, C, Lancaster
20. Tyler Davis, C, Plano West
30. Austin Grandstaff, G, Rockwall
35. D.J. Hogg, F, Plano West
37. King McClure, G, Triple A Academy
45. Jawun Evans, G, Kimball
49. Admon Gilder, G, Madison
52. Mickey Mitchell, F, Plano West
74. Matthew McQuaid, G, Duncanville
95. E'Torrion Wiridge, F, Beaumont Central
104. Jordan Murphy, F, San Antonio Brennan
107. Christian James, G, Bellaire
119. Jalen Miller, F, Seagoville
147. Tyler Williams, F, Hebron
148. Jordan Hunter, G, Beaumont Ozen