8 NEW GIRLS' TEAMS ENTER USA TODAY'S TOP 25
There were a lot of changes in the latest USA Today's Top 25 Girls Poll. Eight new teams entered their latest rankings, one of which was Louisville Male (KY) whose only lost came to the nation's number one team, Fairfax Paul VI (VA), back in late December. Click below to view the latest rankings.
USA TODAY'S POLL
LIT (DAY 2)
Tuesday, I visited Valley High School in Louisville (KY) for Day 2 of the 70th Annual Louisville Invitational Tournament. Below were the top players based on college potential. All schools are in Louisville unless noted otherwise.
- TREY HILL 6-4/JR PLEASURE RIDGE PARK
- JAXON BURGESS 6-1/SR DESALES (RIO GRANDE)
- CURT LEWIS 6-4/JR VALLEY
- JACQUESS HOBBS 6-2/SR WAGGENER
- ERIC GEORGE 6-4/SR VALLEY
JAAGO KALAKON 6-4/SO WAGGENER (27 POINTS)
- JAQUAY WALES 5-9/JR BUTLER
- CALEB WILLIAMS 6-4/SR EASTERN
- JAVEN RUSHIN 5-11/SR EASTERN
- HOGAN BROWNLEY 6-5/SR MALE
- LUKE EZELL 5-10/JR MT. WASHINGTON BULLITT EAST
MICHAEL BURNS 6-6/JR BUTLER
GAME RESULTS FOR DAY 2
- WAGGENER-63 MALE-58
- EASTERN-53 BUTLER 47
- VALLEY-59 DESALES-45
- MT. WASHINGTON BULLITT EAST-68 PRP-48
All of the above winners advance to the quarter-finals at Valley High School on Friday. Games begin at 4:00 PM.
MCDONALD'S ALL-AMERICAN NOMINEES
The McDonald's All-American Game revealed their nominees for both boys and girls for their upcoming all-star games later on this year. Click below to view the listings.
MCDONALD'S ALL-AMERICAN NOMINEES
MEMPHIS EAST (TN) CLIMBS TO #3 IN LATEST USA TODAY POLL
LaPorte LaLumiere (IN) still claims the #1 spot in the latest USA Today poll but Memphis East (TN) made the biggest jump to #3 after their huge upset over Montverde Academy (FL) this past Saturday in the Penny Hardaway Shootout. Click below to view the latest rankings.
USA TODAY'S TOP 25
LIT GAME RESULTS (DAY 1)
Below were the game results for Monday's LIT played at Valley High School in Louisville, KY. All teams from Louisville, KY.
- Central-64 Jeffersontown-48 (Central will play Doss on Wednesday)
- Christian Academy-80 Manual-60 (CAL will play Ballard on Wednesday)
- St. Xavier-62 Moore-50 (St. Xavier will play Trinity on Wednesday)
- Fairdale-69 Western 62 (Fairdale will play Fern Creek on Wednesday)
LIT (DAY 1)
Monday I took in the the 70th Annual Louisville Invitational Tournament at Valley High School in Louisville, KY. This tournament brings back special memories for me since my high school team, Louisville Male, who I played for won the 1967 championship. Would you believe that I even made the All Tournament Team! Now to the top players based on college potential. All teams are from Louisville, KY.
- DELVONTE MCCLOUD 6-6/SR JEFFERSONTOWN (15 PTS & 17 REBS)
- JJ WEAVER 6-6/SO LOUISVILLE MOORE
- PARKER JONES 6-4/SR LOUISVILLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (35 PTS)
- PIERCE KIESLER 6-7/JR LOUISVILLE ST. XAVIER
JAMES TAYLOR 5-11/FR LOUISVILLE ST. XAVIER
- RAMON COLLINS 6-5/SR MOORE
- DEVIN FIRMAN 5-10/SR CENTRAL
- GLENN QUEEN 5-9/JR FAIRDALE
- ONEAL SWINT 6-4/SR WESTERN
MICHAEL WOODWARD 6-2/SR LOUISVILLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
First round action resumes Tuesday at 3:30 PM with a total of four games at Valley High School.
MUSTANG MADNESS AWARD WINNERS
Below are our award winners for the Mustang Madness Grind Session held yesterday at McCracken County High School in Paducah, KY.
- BEST SENIOR: DEANDRE AYTON (PHOENIX HILLCREST ACADEMY, AZ)
- BEST JUNIOR: ROBERT WOODARD (COLUMBUS, MS)
- BEST SOPH: CHARLES BASSEY (SAN ANTONIO ST. ANTHONY, TX)
- BEST FROSH: MAKUR MAKER (SAULTE STE. MARIE TECH ACADEMY, CAN)
- BEST BANGER: CHARLES BASSEY (SAN ANTONIO ST. ANTHONY, TX)
- BEST ATHLETE: ALEX OGUINN (OLDSMAR CHRISTIAN, FL)
- BEST COACH: MICHAEL OLIVER (CHICAGO CURIE, IL)
- BEST DEFENDER: BRENDAN AUSTIN (HIGH POINT WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN, NC)
- BEST DRIBBLER: DAVID SLOAN (ORLANDO CONRAD ACADEMY, FL)
- BEST DUNKER: MATUR MAKER (SAULTE STE. MARIE TECH ACAD., CAN)
- BEST LITTLE MAN: ALLANTE PICKENS (CHICAGO CURIE, IL)
- BEST PROJECT: OUSMANE NDIN (SAN ANTONIO ST. ANTHONY, TX)
- BEST REBOUNDER: DEANDRE AYTON (PHOENIX HILLCREST ACADEMY, AZ)
- BEST SCORER: ELIJAH JOINER (CHICAGO CURIE, IL)
- BEST SHOOTER: GARY TRENT (NAPA PROLIFIC ACADEMY, CA)
- BEST SLASHER: JAYLEN HOARD (HIGH POINT WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN, NC)
- BEST SLEEPER: AARON WIGGINS (HIGH POINT WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN, NC)
- BEST TEAM: NAPA PROLIFIC ACADEMY, CA
- MOST IMPROVED: AMADOU SOW (NAPA PROLIFIC PREP, CA)
- MOST VERSATILE: LUGUENTZ DORT (ORLANDO CONRAD ACADEMY, FL)
- NAME TO REMEMBER: JOSH GREEN (PHOENIX HILLCREST ACADEMY, AZ)
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