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The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches selected Veterans Memorial’s Sahara Jones (UIL Class 5A girls) and Cole’s Jordyn (UIL Class 3A boys) as the state Players of the Year in their respective divisions.

Jones, a 6-1 guard/forward and Texas A&M signee, averaged 23.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.5 steals.

Jones was also District 26-5A’s MVP, named to the UIL state Class 5A all-tournament team and was selected as the Express-News Player of the Year.

Arnette, a 6-3 guard/forward signed with Incarnate Word, averaged 18.6 points and 9.2 rebounds.

Arnette was named District 26-3A co-MVP with teammate Vince Iwuchukwu. The Express-News selected Arnette to its All-Area Super Team.

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