McDonald’s Texas Invitational 2016: Duncanville makes it five out of six
By Bob Corwin
The McDonald’s Texas Invitational generally has the best teams in the Greater Houston area in its field with the event held
annually the weekend (Thursday to Saturday) before Thanksgiving in Deer Park and Pasadena, Texas. Then add in several
good teams from around the state and you have a quality field! Duncanville has now won this event each of the last six years with the exception of 2014.
Once again the defending Texas 6A State Champions and the consensus mythical national high school champions (4 separate polls) of last year swept the field with a perfect 5-0 record defeating previously unbeaten Clear Springs High School 61-48 in the championship game. In a state with so much basketball talent, the Pantherettes have been at or near the forefront in Texas for years. With most key players being underclassmen, look for Duncanville to be even stronger next year!
Being at the event only one day, we are taking a brief look at some of the talent rather than overall event performance…
Players below are listed alphabetically with height, position, graduation year and high school. School location is in parenthesis.