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Recap: top performances from top players

12/14/2011

Here is a look at the top performances from last week (Dec. 8-14) from some of the top players in the country.

Class of 2012

No. 1 Shabazz Muhammad, SF

The top-ranked prospect made his season debut on Friday night in Bishop Gorman’s 93-53 dismantling of Durango. The uncommitted Muhammad finished with 30 points and six rebounds for the Gaels.

No. 2 Mitch McGary, PF

McGary helped his Brewster Bobcats to the championship of the Brewster Invitational over the weekend. He had 10 points and 11 boards in a win over Maine Central Institute on Friday and 11 and nine in the title game win over Tilton (N.H.) on Saturday.

No. 3 Isaiah Austin, C

Austin scored 16 points and grabbed 13 boards in Grace Prep’s 68-59 loss to Oak Hill (Va.) Academy on Saturday.

No. 4 Brandon Ashley, PF

ESPNU’s No. 2 power forward chipped in 11 points in Findlay Prep’s 103-47 demolition of Eldorado (Nev.) on Thursday. He added 11 points and 10 boards on Saturday in a win over La Jolla (Calif.) Prep. On Monday night he went for 19 and 14 in the Pilots’ 103-80 rout of Westwind Prep (Ariz.) and on Tuesday he poured in 17 points in a rout of Southwest Academy (Mich.).

No. 7 Anthony Bennett, PF

Bennett scored 11 in a rout of La Jolla (Calif.) Prep on Saturday night. He contributed a double-double (13 points and 14 rebounds) in Findlay’s 103-80 win over Westwind Prep (Ariz.) on Monday.

No. 8 Cameron Ridley, C

Ridley poured in 31 points, grabbed 15 boards and added seven blocks in Bush’s 119-56 destruction of Dulles on Friday. He was held to 10 points on Saturday in a 54-45 loss to Fort Bend Travis.

No. 9 Grant Jerrett, PF

The Arizona-bound Jerrett exploded for 25 points and 10 rebounds in La Verne Lutheran’s 87-24 rout of Chino (Calif.) on Thursday.

No. 11 Marcus Smart, SG

Smart’s 18 points lead Flower Mound Marcus to a 61-38 win over Killeen Shoemaker on Friday at the Marauder/Jaguar Classic.

No. 14 DaJuan Coleman, C

Coleman kicked off his senior season in style with 32 points in Jamesville-DeWitt’s 75-70 overtime win over Henninger on Thursday. He managed 19 and 10 in a loss to DeMatha Catholic (Md.) on Saturday. On Tuesday, he scored a game-high 17 points in Jameson DeWitt’s 59-51 win over Cortland.

No. 15 Danuel House, SF

Hightower fell to Elisk on Friday night despite 24 points, nine rebounds and four steals from House.

No. 16 Rodney Purvis, SG

Purvis scored 30 points but Upper Room Christian fell to Wilson Greenfield 84-71 on Friday night.

No. 17 Alex Poythress, SF

The Kentucky signee’s monster effort -- 36 points, 25 rebounds and seven blocks -- helped Northeast to a 63-53 win over Kenwood on Friday. It was another double-double for Poythress on Tuesday with 28 points and 14 rebounds in a blowout win against Northwest.

No. 19 Shaq Goodwin, PF

The Memphis recruit scored 15 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in Southwest DeKalb’s 64-59 loss to Ridgeway (Memphis, Tenn.) on Saturday at the Memphis vs. Atlanta Roundball Classic.

No. 23 T.J. Warren, SF

The NC State-bound Warren scored 11 points in Brewster’s 84-49 rout of Maine Central Institute on Friday then exploded for 30 points in a win over Tilton (N.H.) on Saturday as Brewster captured its own Invitational Tournament.

No. 24 Amile Jefferson, PF

Jefferson chipped in 11 points in only two quarters of action as Friends Central knocked off George School 60-32 on Saturday.

No. 25 Brice Johnson, PF

Johnson finished with 19 points in Edisto’s 62-39 win over Bamberg-Ehrhardt on Friday night.

No. 26 Sam Dekker, SF

Dekker’s 35 points led Sheboygan Lutheran past Howards Grove 51-44 on Tuesday night.

No. 27 Omar Calhoun, SG

The Connecticut signee finished with 18 points in Christ the King’s 64-59 loss to Boys & Girls on Saturday.

No. 28 Marcus Paige, PG

Linn-Marr had its 28-game winning streak end on Friday night in a 75-63 loss to West. The UNC-bound Paige finished with 29 points.

No. 32 Willie Cauley, C

The Kentucky signee scored 13 points, grabbed nine rebounds, blocked five shots, dished out three assists and added three steals in Olathe Northwest’s 57-41 win over Lawrence on Saturday.

No. 36 Gabe York, SG

York helped Orange (Calif.) Lutheran stay unbeaten with 24 points in a 74-47 win over Providence on Saturday.

No. 41 Adam Woodbury, C

Woodbury battled foul trouble all night on Saturday and managed only 10 points in Sioux City East’s 83-71 loss to South Sioux City (Neb.). He bounced back on Tuesday night with 25 points and 10 rebounds in East’s 53-46 win over Bishop Heelan.

No. 43 Jerami Grant, SF

Grant scored 11 points and nabbed 10 boards in DeMatha’s 83-57 rout of Jamesville-DeWitt (N.Y.) on Saturday at the National High School Hoopfest in Hyattesville, Md.

No. 45 D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, SG

The future Georgetown guard led all scorers with 22 points as Oak Hill rolled by Science Hill (Tenn.) 82-47 on Monday night.

No. 46 Josh Scott, C

The Colorado-bound center scored 36 points twice in wins over WheatRidge and Ponderosa. Scott’s 20 points and 14 boards led Lewis-Palmer to a 51-40 win over Boulder on Saturday night. Tuesday it was more of the same as he scored 26 points, grabbed 16 boards and blocked six shots in a 78-38 rout of Pueblo West.

No. 50 Jordan Adams, SF

The UCLA signee finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and four steals in Oak Hill’s 68-59 win over Grace Prep (Texas) on Saturday. He chipped in 17 on Monday in Oak Hill’s rout of Science Hill (Tenn.).

No. 52 Glenn Robinson, SF

Robinson led all scorers with 21 points and added seven rebounds in Lake Central’s 62-48 win over Crown Point on Friday. On Tuesday, the senior just missed a triple-double in a win over Chesterton, finishing with 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.

No. 55 Rosco Allen, SF

The Stanford signee battled foul trouble all night and finished with just nine points in Bishop Gorman’s 93-53 rout of Durango on Friday.

No. 62 Cameron Biedscheid, SF

The Notre Dame-bound small forward’s 37 points helped Cardinal Ritter to a win over Pearl (Miss.) on Saturday at the Midwest Showdown Shootout.

No. 65 J.P. Tokoto, SF

Tokoto dropped 31 points playing in front of his future head coach -- North Carolina’s Roy Williams -- in Menomonee Falls’ 85-63 loss to Wauwatosa East on Tuesday night.

No. 68 Winston Shepard, SF

In wins over Eldorado (Nev.) on Thursday, La Jolla (Calif.) Prep on Saturday and Westwind Prep (Ariz.) on Monday, the unsigned Shepard had seven points, five boards and 11 assists, 11 points, 10 assists and 6 rebounds and 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists respectively. He finished up with 10 points and nine assists on Tuesday in a win over Southwest Academy (Mich.).

No. 69 Tyler Lewis, PG

Lewis led Oak Hill to a 68-59 win over Grace Prep (Arlington, Texas) on Saturday with 22 points, including 19 in the second half, and five rebounds.

No. 72 Dominic Artis, PG

The Oregon signee had 17 points, five assists and four steals in a rout of Eldorado on Thursday. In a 114-40 destruction of La Jolla (Calif.) Prep on Saturday, Artis finished with 13 points, 11 assists and four steals. He then led all scorers with 24 points on Tuesday in a rout of Southwest Academy (Mich.).

No. 73 Mike Gesell, PG

Gesell knocked down 16-of-19 shots on his way to 35 points in South Sioux City’s 79-39 rout of North Sioux City on Thursday night. He added 25 points and seven assists in a 83-71 win over future Iowa teammate Adam Woodbury and Sioux City East on Saturday.

No. 80 Ronnie Johnson, PG

Johnson scored 23 points but North Central fell to Carmel 62-60 on Friday night.

No. 82 Georges Niang, PF

Niang poured in 33 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in Tilton’s 77-62 win over Worcester (Mass.) Academy on Wednesday. On Friday he had 34 points and 11 boards in a win over Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) before going for 20 and seven in an overtime loss to Brewster (N.H.) Academy on Saturday.

No. 84 Alex Caruso, SG

The future Aggie guard contributed 10 points in A&M Consolidated’s 61-41 win over Summer Creek on Thursday. In two wins on Friday, Caruso scored 11 and 16 respectively at the Streeter-Smith Tournament. On Tuesday, he recorded a triple-double (21 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists) in a win over Bryan.

No. 85 Matt Costello, C

Costello’s double-double wasn’t enough on Friday in Bay City Western’s 47-44 loss to Saginaw Nouvel.

No. 86 Xavier Johnson, SF

Johnson dropped 19 points on Palm Desert in Mater Dei’s 71-56 win on Saturday.

No. 91 Christopher Obekpa, PF

The senior recorded a triple-double (16 points, 14 rebounds, 12 blocks) in Our Savior New American’s win over National Christian Academy at the National Hoopfest on Saturday.

No. 95 Grant Verhoeven, PF

The Stanford signee went for 28 points and 15 rebounds in Central Valley Christian’s 52-41 win over Hanford on Thursday. On Friday, he continued his torrid shooting with 38 points while adding 16 boards in CVC’s 57-43 win over Lemoore and on Saturday it was a 21-point, 12-rebound effort in a win over Mission Oak.

No. 97 Kellen Dunham, SG

The Butler recruit finished with 32 points in Pendleton Heights’ 58-49 win over Mt. Vernon on Friday. He followed that up with 23 on Saturday in a rout of Connersville.

No. 98 Blaise Mbargorba, C

Mbargorba went for 14 points and nine rebounds in The Peddie School’s 65-35 win over Solebury on Friday. He scored 15 on Saturday in a loss to Wilbraham & Monson (Mass.).

No. 100 Jordan Loveridge, SF

Loveridge led all scorers with 19 points in West Jordan’s 74-39 rout of Pleasant Grove on Friday night.

Class of 2013

No. 1 Jabari Parker, SF

Parker knocked down 8-of 19 field goals on his way to 17 points in Simeon’s 50-43 win over Farragut on Friday.

No. 2 Nerlens Noel, C

Noel was his usual all-everything self in a win over Worcester Academy on Wednesday. The junior finished with 13 points, eight assists, five steals, five blocks and four rebounds for the Rams. Noel went for four points, five assists and 11 boards in a Friday win over Notre Dame Prep and 14 points, four rebounds, five assists and four blocks in an OT loss to Brewster on Saturday.

No. 4 Andrew Harrison, PG

Harrison chipped in 12 points, four assists and four steals in Travis’ 76-45 win over Austin. On Saturday, he garnered MVP honors of the Outback Tournament after scoring 19 points in a 54-45 win over Fort Bend Bush.

No. 6 Aaron Gordon, PF

Gordon’s 33 points led Archbishop Mitty past Sheldon 74-61 on Saturday.

No. 7 Aaron Harrison, SG

Harrison led all scorers with 27 points and added four assists in Fort Bend Travis’ 76-45 victory over Austin on Friday. He chipped on 15 for Travis on Saturday in a win over Bush.

No. 8 Troy Williams, SF

Phoebus knocked off Bethel 74-71 on Friday behind 30 points, 20 rebounds and five blocks from Williams.

No. 9 Allerik Freeman, SG

Freeman scored 19 in a 78-47 blowout win over East Gaston on Tuesday.

No. 10 James Young, SG

Young’s stat line read 18 points (8-15 FG’s), five rebounds, four steals, two blocks and five turnovers in Troy’s last second 62-61 loss to Troy Athens on Friday.

No. 13 Cliff Alexander, C

Alexander had 23 points and 11 rebounds in Curie’s 78-54 victory over Champaign Centennial on Saturday. Illinois head coach Bruce Weber was on hand to watch the ESPNU 60 junior. On Sunday he chipped in 11 points and four blocks on a win over Decatur MacArthur. Alexander scored four points, grabbed 12 boards and blocked three shots in a win over Hyde Park on Tuesday.

No. 15 Nate Britt, PG

The North Carolina-bound floor general dropped 30 points and added six assists in Gonzaga’s win over Pittsburgh Central Catholic on Friday at the D.C. Classic. He went for 19 points in a win over Sagemont (Fla.) on Saturday.

No. 19 Isaac Hamilton, SG

Hamilton finished with 27 points, 15 boards and five assists in St. John Bosco’s 94-63 rout of Millikan on Friday night. He followed that up with 29 points in a 76-74 loss to Long Beach Jordan on Monday.

No. 20 Brannen Greene, SG

Greene drew a crowd of college coaches on Tuesday night in Mary Persons’ 62-52 win over Howard. Kansas’ Bill Self, Florida’s Billy Donovan and Louisville’s Rick Pitino watched Green go for 16 points.

No. 24 Anthony Barber, PG

Barber poured in 23 points in Hampton’s 65-47 win over Denbigh on Friday night.

No. 26 Marc Loving, SF

Loving led all scorers with 25 points but it wasn’t enough as his St. John’s squad fell to Whitmer 62-59 on Friday night.

No. 29 Kennedy Meeks, C

Meeks struggled at the National High School Hoopfest on Saturday, managing only five points and three rebounds in a loss to Paul VI.

No. 40 Billy Garrett Jr., PG

The DePaul commit finished with 14 points in Morgan Park’s 59-44 loss to Soldan (Mo.) on Saturday.

No. 42 Derek Willis, PF

Playing in front of Indiana head coach Tom Crean on Tuesday, Willis went for 26 points and 15 rebounds in a 63-39 win over Oldham County.

No. 46 Jordan Bell, SF

The junior’s eight points, seven rebounds and five blocks helped Long Beach Poly to a 57-43 win over Clovis (Calif.) Buchanan on Thursday.

No. 47 Semi Ojeleye, SF

The junior exploded for 45 points (15-25 FG’s, 13-13 FT’s) on Saturday in Ottawa’s 72-52 win over McCook.

No. 56 Tyler Ennis, PG

The Canadian scored 15 points and dished out nine assists in St. Benedict’s (N.J.) 80-52 win over Academy of the New Church (Pa.) on Wednesday.

No. 58 Malcolm Hill, SG

Hill poured in 32 points but Belleville East couldn’t hold off East St. Louis on Friday, falling 97-86. He added 24 points in a 62-49 win over Belleville West on Tuesday night.

Class of 2014

No. 5 Tyus Jones, PG

With Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith in the crowd, Jones poured in 28 points in Apple Valley’s 79-69 win over Tartan on Saturday.

No. 10 Wayne Selden, SG

Selden’s 16 points and six assists led Tilton past Worcester Academy 77-62 on Wednesday. On Friday, he went for 16 points, five assists and two blocks in a win over Notre Dame Prep before pouring in 34 points on Saturday as the Rams fell to Brewster Academy in overtime, 84-78.

No. 12 JaQuan Lyle, PG

The sophomore finished with nine points, five rebounds and a game-high six assists in limited minutes during Evansville Bosse’s 93-49 blowout of Princeton Community on Friday. He poured in 29 in an 88-86 loss to Memorial on Tuesday.

No. 13 Cliff Alexander, C

The sophomore big man scored seven points, grabbed seven boards and blocked four shots in Curie’s 73-56 win over Uplift on Thursday.

No. 19 Craig Victor, PF

Victor led St. Augustine with 17 points in a 63-48 win over Baker in the Newman Invitational on Friday.

No. 23 Stanley Johnson, SF

Johnson contributed 15 points and eight rebounds for Mater Dei on Saturday in a 71-56 win over Palm Desert.

No. 24 Leron Black, PF

Black’s 21 points and 15 rebounds led White Station to a 60-40 win over Manassas on Wednesday.