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Tex Preps Basketball Magazine celebrates its 10th year and this year’s magazine will be in a digital only format. As in the past, we invite and welcome your pre-order for the magazine, which will be completed and available in the month of October.

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The magazine will as always feature boys and girls district-by-district previews for public and private schools, a special section devoted to Texas college previews, high school team power rankings, state Top 50 players, Texas high school players in the NBA, a look-back feature on a Texas legend and so much more.

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Stanley Bonewitz: Catching Up With A Basketball Legend
By Mark McKee

Texas high school basketball has produced some legendary talent over the years: Ira Terrell, Eddie Owens, Shaquille O’Neal, Larry Johnson and Rashard Lewis. But none have captured the average fan more than Stanley Bonewitz of East Central in San Antonio.

Even to this day he is still one of the most talked about players to ever grace the Drum in Austin. His exploits on the court have taken on legendary proportions. Anybody who saw Bonewitz play will never forget his style and flair for the game. He played the glamour position of point guard with the ball in his hands on the fast break as well as shooting a three pointer.  The position requires split second decisions made at full speed. Few were able to do it any better than Bonewitz.

Texas has produced a plethora of talented point guards who have gone on to great success at the college and pro levels including T.J. Ford,  Deron Williams, Mookie Blaylock,  D.J. Augustine, Micheal Williams and going all the way back to Rob Williams of Houston Milby. Bonewitz ranks right up there with the best the state has seen.

When coaches reminisce about the greats that they have seen at the position, one name always comes up: Stanley Bonewitz. As Stan said himself with a laugh, “Every year that goes by I get better.”  The amazing aspect of Bonewitz’s play was not so much the fact that he had unreal numbers and a great deal of success but rather the speed and skill he performed at under extreme pressure.


About Tex Preps Basketball Magazine

Tex Preps Basketball magazine is the leading authority for Texas high school boys and girls basketball and is the Official Publication of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC). 

The annual edition features more than 2,000 Texas high school boys and girls varsity basketball teams, our Top 50 boys and girls selections, state Top 10 list for all classifications, top player listing of all-time by school, and a wide range of feature stories.

Tex Preps Basketball magazine can be ordered either on-line from this web site (see shopping cart at left) or purchased at most bookstores across the state (click on the newsstand locator at left for our fast-find database of magazine distributors).

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R.V. Baugus

R.V. Baugus is the publisher and editor of Tex Preps Basketball (, has been involved in high school sports in various capacities for more than 30 years. He was a long-time high school football freelance writer for The Dallas Morning News and is an accomplished writer with 11 Quill Awards to his name. He is proud of his partnerships with the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, of which Tex Preps Basketball is the official magazine, and the newest partnership with the VYPE family of high school sports publications. R.V. and his wife, Tanya, reside in Grand Prairie. He enjoys travel and is a long-time season ticket holder of Dallas Mavericks basketball.

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Mark McKee

Mark McKee, Contributing Editor, has been with Tex Preps Basketball magazine since its first year and has covered sports since his college days. He is a graduate of Texas A&M in Commerce. Mark grew up in McKinney and was a standout athlete earning 12 varsity letters in football, basketball, track, baseball and tennis. He has not only followed high school basketball for his entire life but he has been a basketball coach for 35 years, coaching junior high all the way to varsity. He is presently teaching in high school and still coaching club basketball. He is a avid follower of the high school game and will make his 40th trip to the state basketball tournament this year in San Antonio. He is the proud father of Sammy, age 25, and twin girls, Lindsey and Kelly, age 20. “I am very excited to be associated with Tex Preps Basketball magazine and working with R.V. and promoting a great sport like high school basketball. We have seen the game expand so much in the last 20 years in Texas and now it is one of the country’s hotbeds for college recruiters,” he says.


Bo Carter

Bo Carter, a veteran of over 44 years in college media relations, is no stranger to communications, college athletics and the business world. Carter served as student media adviser and adjunct mass communications instructor at Texas Wesleyan University and Texas Woman’s University from 2009-14. He also has been a consultant and columnist with the National Football Foundation since Aug. 2006 after working with the Big 12 Conference for 10 years, for the Texas Collegiate League in 2006 and as assistant commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 1986-96. Carter, a native of Sheffield, Ala., and 1974 cum laude graduate in classics at Vanderbilt, has been associated with conference and school athletics media relations since 1970. He was named to the College Sports Information Directors Hall of Fame in July 2005 and completed a Masters degree in journalism at the University of North Texas in August 2006. He has been a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association since 1974.


Kevin McPherson

After spending 18 years as a reporter and editor at several Texas newspapers, Kevin McPherson changed careers and is currently a high school English teacher in McKinney, Texas. Kevin was an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor.  His stints included the Texarkana Gazette, Paris News, Greenville Herald Banner, Richardson News and The Dallas Morning News. He also serves as official statistician for high school and college football and basketball for both radio and television, including the Texas State Network, ESPN, Fox Sports Southwest and numerous other regional TV production companies. Kevin spends his free time exploring Texas cuisine and high school football stadiums.  He and his wife, Pam, have two teenage daughters.

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Grant Goodwin

Grant Goodwin is a native Texan who has been an avid Texas high school sports fan for years.  Along with broadcasting basketball, he has also provided color commentary on high school football broadcasts and has co-host a weekly high school football podcast for eight years.