Reported by indystar.com
MUNCIE, Ind. — Tony Wroten was allowed to play, and with their star sophomore in the lineup, Garfield beat one of the country's best boys basketball programs, Duncanville, Texas, 57-56 Tuesday in the T-Mobile Invitational.
Wroten, a 6-foot-5 guard considered one of the top prospects in his class nationally, scored 11 of his 19 points after halftime, and he led Garfield back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Duncanville, ranked 12th nationally by USA Today. Wroten added eight rebounds, six assists, six steals and three blocked shots.
The King County Superior Court judge who granted Wroten a temporary injunction on Dec. 17 clarified his order early Tuesday, stating that Wroten was allowed to play. That went against the Seattle School District's decision before Garfield's game Monday, when the district said Wroten could not play until he re-enrolled at Garfield. He had not had that chance yet because of snow cancellations and the district's winter break.
Without Wroten, Garfield lost 61-37 in its first-round game against Lawrence North of Indianapolis.
The district had removed Wroten from the school on Dec. 5, claiming an investigation revealed he did not live in Seattle. But the temporary injunction on Dec. 17 allowed his return to Garfield, and the injunction stated that Wroten could return to participation in school activities.