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Ben Emelogu and South Grand Prairie Lose Texas State Title Game

VT signee, 6’5″ guard Ben Emelogu, and his South Grand Prairie High School team lost the Texas 5A (highest level) State Championship Game 46-38 to Ford Bend Travis at u of texas in Austin. Ben led SGP with 13 points, right on his team leading 13.5 ppg average.

SGP finishes the season at 38-4.

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One Response to “Ben Emelogu and South Grand Prairie Lose Texas State Title Game”

  1. VTTX says:

    I’ve seen Emelogu, he’s a long, long way from being a decent ACC player. Not sure what JJ sees, scores 13pts a game in high school, can’t pass and is average at best on D. This was a long year for VT hoops but it will look like the good ‘ol days about this time next year.


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