Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

March 12, 2013

GC Hoops: Frost’s Steels makes 1A DII All-State

Polar Bears standout also will play in All-Star Game in Maypearl on Saturday

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

— Frost guard Danial Steels has been selected first team all-state by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. Steels is of 20 players to make the Class 1A DII All-State Boys team.

Steels averaged 24.3 points and 10.9 rebounds per game this season for the Polar Bears, who made it to the regional finals before losing to eventual state champion Roxton.

“He deserves every bit of it,” Frost football/basketball coach Eric Blenden said. “With the run we had in the playoffs, he deserved it. He’s a great player. I don’t know very many people who can be All-State in football and basketball. That’s special.

“I was fortunate to get to coach him for four years.”

Steels also has been selected as one of the top basketball players in Texas and has been invited to participate in the 14th Texas Roundup All-Star Game on Saturday in Maypearl.

The Texas Roundup selects the state’s top 24 boys and girls players from Class 1A, 2A and 3A schools.

The boys game is scheduled for 5 p.m. with the girls before at 3 p.m. Admission is $5. Maypearl is located on FM?66, 10 wiles west of Waxahachie and 15 miles north of Hillsboro.