ILLINOIS' FINAL 4 SET FOR 1A & 2A
The Illinois' State Tournament is set for March 10-11 at Carver Arena in Peoria, IL, for Class 1A and Class 2A. To view the brackets, click below.
KENTUCKY'S BOYS "SWEET 16" SET
Sixteen tickets have been punched for the KHSAA Boys State Tournament that begins next Wednesday at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY. Click below to view the pairings.
NAISMITH'S ALL-AMERICAN BOYS TEAMS
NAISMITH GIRLS ALL-AMERICAN TEAMS
INDIANA'S GIRLS WRAPUP REPORT
With the basketball season drawing to a close, I will be doing a series of wrapup reports both regionally and nationally of the top players regardless of class. First will be the 2016-17 wrapup report for Indiana's girls. Click below to view the Top 100+ Hoosiers regardless of class.
USA TODAY'S GIRLS TEAM POLL
The latest USA Today's Girls Team Poll is out and Murfreesboro Riverdale (TN) is still ranked number one. Riverdale is playing in the TSSAA State Tournament later this week at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. If they can win the state title, Riverdale will also remain number one in the rest of the USA Today's polls. Click below to view the SUPER 25.
8TH REGION'S BOYS FINAL SET (KY)
Monday evening I drove to Henry County High School in New Castle (KY) to scout the 8th Region Semi-Finals. Below were the game results.
- (22-12) Shelbyville Collins-48 (20-13) Warsaw Gallatin Co.-44
- (21-11) Lawrenceburg Anderson Co.-65 (26-6) Crestwood South Oldham-56
The two above winners will meet Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM to determine who gets to go to the "Sweet 16". Below were the top college prospects based on potential.
- JO GRIFFIN 6-2/SR CRESTWOOD SOUTH OLDHAM (WALK-ON AT LOUISVILLE)
- COBE PENNY 5-11/JR LAWRENCEBURG ANDERSON CO.
- DOMINIQUE TURNER 6-5/SR SHELBYVILLE COLLINS
DAYVION MCKNIGHT 5-10/FR SHELBYVILLE COLLINS
- CHARLES COCHRAN 6-4/SR SHELBYVILLE COLLINS
- MASON WILSON 5-10/SR WARSAW GALLATIN CO.
- JOHN PAUL GARMON 6-0/SR LAWRENCEBURG ANDERSON CO.
NATHAN HALE (WA) CLOSING IN ON USA TODAY'S TOP TEAM
Although 29-0 Seattle Nathan Hale (WA) won the 3A state championship in Washington this past Saturday, it is not a done deal that they will finish as USA TODAY'S number one team when the season is over. The reason is the Dick's Sporting Goods National Tournament that will be held in Brooklyn (NY) the week of the Final 4. Should Nathan Hale accept an invitation to play in the Dick's Tournament and lose, they probably won't finish as the nation's one team. To guarantee the national number one ranking, they would have to decline the Dick's invitation. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.