Much of the credit goes to junior guard Keith Frazier, who scored 17 points in the state championship game. Frazier is also ranked as one of the top 10 players in the country, according to Rivals.com.
But should he really have been playing for Kimball High?
For the first three months of the 2011-2012 school year, Frazier lived at a house in Irving and was destined to be a star player for the Irving Tigers.
But in early November of last year, Frazier and his family picked up and moved out of the Irving residence where they'd lived for three years.
Days later, Frazier enrolled at Kimball, rated by the state as an "academically unacceptable" high school in south central Dallas.
But before he could play basketball for Kimball, Frazier's transfer had to be approved by the Dallas ISD's District 11 4-A executive committee, made up of representatives of each school in Kimball's district.
The key question asked by the committee: Did Frazier move so he could play basketball for the reigning state champs? To do that would be a violation of state high school basketball rules prohibiting players for moving for "athletic purposes."