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Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 1:38 pm

Several area basketball standouts will be in Sacramento, Calif., this weekend to participate in the first leg of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League.

The showcase will take place Saturday-Sunday and features 40 of the nation’s top AAU programs, including a team featuring many of Canada’s best prospects.

Two of Texas’ premier club squads, the Texas Titans and Team Texas Elite, will make the trip West, with numerous local standouts slated to compete. Below is a list of local athletes rostered by the Titans and Team Texas.

Texas Titans

D.J. Hogg (Plano West, Jr.): 2013-14 District 10-5A MVP, 19.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, ranked No. 28 in the nation (ESPN)

Soso Jamabo (Plano West, Jr.): 2013-14 10-5A all-district first team, 12.2 points, 5.0 rebounds

Tyler Davis (Plano West, Jr.): Ranked No. 30 in the nation (ESPN), four-star prospect

Mickey Mitchell (Plano West, Jr.): Ranked No. 19 in the state (Rivals), 14.5 points, 8.8 boards, 7.0 assists

Isaac Asrat (Plano East, Jr.): 2013-14 10-5A Offensive Player of the Year, 16.4 points

Djery Baptiste (Prestonwood Christian Academy, Jr.): 6-10, 240-pound center, three-star prospect

Team Texas Elite

Chris Giles (Plano West, Fr.): 2013-14 10-5A Newcomer of the Year, 5.3 points

Tyler Williams (Hebron, Jr.): 2013-14 5-5A MVP, 16.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, ranked No. 14 in the state (Rivals)

Nico Carvacho (Frisco, Jr.): 2013 9-4A Co-Newcomer of the Year, 9-4A all-defense team

Following the two-day stint in Sacramento, the EYBL will resume on May 10-11 in Dallas.

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