The Wolves trailed Fort Bend Marshall 27-17 at halftime, but staged a dazzling comeback by making 69.2 percent of their second-half field goals -- 18 of 26. ezarate@star-telegram.com
The Wolves trailed Fort Bend Marshall 27-17 at halftime, but staged a dazzling comeback by making 69.2 percent of their second-half field goals -- 18 of 26. ezarate@star-telegram.com

Boys Basketball

Mansfield Timberview’s Chris Mullins, Class 5A state title game MVP, commits to Rice

By Brian Gosset

bgosset@star-telegram.com

August 24, 2017 7:43 PM

Mansfield Timberview senior guard Chris Mullins scored 24 of his game-high 36 points during a second-half rally as the Wolves beat Fort Bend Marshall 74-66 in March to win the Class 5A state basketball championship.

On Wednesday night, Mullins committed to Rice.

In his tweet, he thanked Timberview among others - “for letting me come in as a freshman and make an impact on the program and providing a great environment to learn and lead.”

‼️‼️‼️COMMITTED ‼️‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/flsKmd5hZM

— Chris Mullins (@ChrisMullins_24) August 24, 2017

Mullins, who was state title game MVP, was also named District 10-5A Defensive MVP, TABC all state and all region, and Star-Telegram super team. He averaged 18 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game.

Mullins with the DUNK!!! @TviewBasketball by 12 early 4th @HoopInsider @MISDathletics @ChrisMullins_24 #UILState pic.twitter.com/zQuJDWiTBd

— Brian Gosset (@Gosset41) March 11, 2017

Mullins off the glass for the tie, 626 Q2 @TviewBasketball @MISDathletics @HoopInsider @ihss_dfw pic.twitter.com/TRk6BvOS3d

— Brian Gosset (@Gosset41) December 28, 2016

Mullins, who scored 21 points against CC Veterans Memorial in the 5A state semifinals, also had an offer from Central Michigan, and had interest from SMU, Arizona and Kansas.

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