Team South claims victory in all-star Showcase Houston game

SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) -- Team South claimed victory at Showcase Houston, an all-star basketball game that brought together the city's top 20 ranking high school basketball players.

The final score for the game, which took place at Wheeler Fieldhouse, was 180-156.

After the matchup, Jay Jay Chandler of Cinco Ranch High School was honored with the King of Houston award.

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"It was a real honor just to be invited to the game," said Doc Nelson of Episcopal High School. "It's a time for everybody to be honored and all the best talent to meet on the floor."

Aside from seeing NCAA college-destined players go at it in an all-star game, spectators also had a chance to watch the players test their skills in a dunk contest and other challenges.

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Showcase Houston is a "once in a lifetime" event, according to organizer Chris Smith.

"This is going to be real explosive. The matchups on both sides are something to see," organizer Chris Smith told ABC13. "You never get to see these guys compete against each other during the regular season, so this is a once in a lifetime thing."

While Texas may be known for producing some awesome gridiron talent, the Bayou City is also a breeding ground for some of the best basketball talent in the nation. Since the year 2000, at least 30 NBA and numerous All-American players have come out of Houston.

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