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Top performances from ranked prospects

2/26/2013

Here is a look at the top performances from the past week (Feb. 19-Feb. 25) from some of the top players in the country, ranked in our ESPN 100, 60 and 25.

Class of 2013: ESPN 100

No. 2 Jabari Parker, SF

Parker scored 21 points and added nine boards in Simeon’s 69-43 City-Suburban Showdown win over Marist on Saturday.

No. 3 Julius Randle, PF

The undeclared senior scored 35 points in just his second game back from a foot injury as Prestonwood Christian opened the TAPPS 5A playoffs with a 67-56 win over Houston St. Thomas on Friday. Randle was held to nine points on Saturday but Prestonwood rolled to an 86-57 win over Bishop Lynch.

No. 4 Aaron Gordon, PF

Gordon scored 27 points as Archbishop Mitty survived Friday’s Central Coast Section playoff match, taking a 59-57 decision over Soquel.

No. 5 Andrew Harrison, PG

Harrison helped Travis win its first two playoff games this week. The Tigers knocked off Clear Lake on Tuesday and Pearland on Friday, despite Harrison fouling out.

No. 6 James Young, SF

Young led all scorers with 31 points and added eight rebounds and four assists in Rochester’s 57-35 win over Oxford on Tuesday night. The senior injured his calf later and is expected to miss up to two weeks of action for Rochester.

No. 8 Noah Vonleh, PF

Vonleh scored 13 points but New Hampton dropped a 63-62 decision to Worcester Academy on Friday night. The senior had a double-double (13 points and 14 rebounds) in a 56-48 win over Tilton on Saturday.

No. 12 Wayne Selden, SF

The Kansas-bound Selden had 19 points, 12 assists and six rebounds in Tilton’s 80-70 decision over Proctor Academy on Wednesday.

No. 13 Bobby Portis, PF

Portis led the way with 26 points, 11 boards and six blocks on Tuesday in Little Rock Hall’s 73-66 win over Little Rock Parkview.

No. 14 Chris Walker, PF

The Florida signee scored 22 of his 28 points in the second half of Holmes County’s 55-47 win over Malone on Saturday in a state 1A Regional Final.

No. 15 Austin Nichols, PF

Nichols led the way for Briarcrest with 31 points and 10 rebounds on Saturday in a 63-46 win over Chattanooga Baylor, sending the Bulldogs to the Division 2AA state semifinals.

No. 16 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, SF

Hollis-Jefferson’s triple-double – 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists – led Chester past Strath Haven 85-44 on Tuesday night in a District 1 Class AAA second-round game.

No. 17 Isaiah Hicks, PF

Hicks scored a game-high 15 points in Webb’s 47-42 loss to Chapel Hill on Friday night in the championship of the Carolina 6 Conference tournament. His monster effort – 24 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks – led Webb to an 82-47 3A state playoff opening win over Asheboro on Monday.

No. 20 Nigel Williams-Goss, PG

The Washington-bound senior had 19 points and six assists on Thursday in a 92-79 win over Westwind Prep (Ariz.). He had an identical 19 and six on Friday in another win over Westwind, 79-70. Williams-Goss finished with a triple-double on Saturday, scoring 25 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists as Findlay Prep cruised by Future College Prep 84-68.

No. 21 Demetrius Jackson, PG

Jackson scored 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Marian’s 81-61 win over Bremen on Tuesday.

No. 22 Rysheed Jordan, PG

Playing in front of St. John’s head coach Steve Lavin and representatives from UCLA, Jordan finished with 28 points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals in Vaux’ 71-68 overtime win over Martin Luther King on Thursday in a Public League semifinal. Despite a 45-point effort form Jordan on Sunday, Vaux dropped a 67-66 decision to Imhotep Charter in the City League final.

No. 23 Anthony Barber, PG

Barber scored 21 points as Hampton held off Landstown 50-49 in overtime on Wednesday in an Eastern Region quarterfinal. Hampton’s quest for a second straight state title ended on Sunday in a 67-60 loss to Great Bridge despite 26 points from Barber.

No. 24 Zak Irvin, SF

Irvin scored 20 fourth-quarter points to lead Hamilton Southeastern past Lafayette Jefferson 60-53 on Friday night.

No. 26 JaJuan Johnson, SG

Johnson managed just five points in Southwind’s 69-55 loss to Ridgeway on Tuesday in the District 15-AAA title game. He scored 21 points in a 58-28 Region 8AAA romp over Melrose on Saturday.

No. 27 Tyler Roberson, PF

Roberson poured in 26 points on Saturday in Roselle Catholic’s 84-45 romp over Colts Neck.

No. 29 Isaac Hamilton, SG

Hamilton poured in 25 points for St. John Bosco on Tuesday night in a 69-36 Southern Section 3A rout of Cathedral. He exploded for 43 points (16-of-23 FG’s) in an 89-87 win over Ocean View in a 3A semifinal on Friday.

No. 30 Eric Mika, C

Mika finished with 17 points in Lone Peak’s 98-57 thrashing of Bingham on Tuesday. The big man went for 19 points and 16 rebounds on Monday in a 90-53 playoff opening win over West Jordan.

No. 31 Kuran Iverson, SF

Iverson poured in 33 points for Fishburne Military on Friday night in the Caissons’ 108-77 win over Kingdom Prep.

No. 32 Matt Jones, SG

Jones scored 18 points as DeSoto knocked off Copperas Cove 72-56 on Tuesday night in a Class 5A first-round playoff match. He went for 22 on Friday and DeSoto advanced with a 69-41 win over Coppell.

No. 34 Robert Hubbs, SG

Hubbs’ 24 points weren’t enough on Tuesday night as Dyer County dropped a 65-63 overtime decision to Munford. Despite battling an eye injury in Saturday’s Region 7AA opener, Hubbs finished with 21 second-half points in a 78-50 win over Bolton.

No. 35 Derrick Walton, PG

The Michigan signee’s line read: 25 points, 12 assists, eight rebounds and five steals in Chandler Park’s 80-56 romp over Detroit Old Redford Academy on Wednesday.

No. 36 Semi Ojeleye, SF

Ojeleye became the state of Kansas’ all-time leading scorer on Tuesday night (2,563 points), finishing with 26 points in Ottawa’s 65-27 rout of Eudora. The previous mark was 2,554 points set by Brewster’s Josh Reid from 1993-1996.

No. 38 Tyler Ennis, PG

Ennis and St. Benedict’s avenged their only loss of the season on Wednesday with a 93-47 rout of Blair in the Prep A Tournament final. The senior had 26 points and 12 assists for the Grey Bees.

No. 42 Troy Williams, SF

Williams dropped a triple-double – 22 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists – in Oak Hill’s 93-58 rout of Quality Education Academy (N.C.) on Tuesday. The senior followed that with 16 points and 10 assists on Thursday in a 110-47 win over St. Ignatius Prep and eight points, five assists and five blocks on Friday in an 81-54 victory over Covenant Christian.

No. 45 Nick Emery, PG

Lone Peak hammered Bingham 98-57 on Tuesday night behind Emery’s 30 points. The senior led all scorers with 22 in a 90-53 Class 5A playoff opening win over West Jordan on Monday.

No. 48 Keith Frazier, SG

Frazier poured in a game-high 26 points for Kimball in a 69-38 win over Bryan Adams on Tuesday in Class 4A playoff tilt. Despite going 0-for-6 from three, Frazier scored 24 points and added seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in the Knights’ 74-57 decision over Newman Smith on Friday to advance in the Class 4A playoffs.

No. 49 Deonte Burton, SF

Burton scored 20 points in Milwaukee Vincent’s 99-46 rout of Milwaukee Riverside on Friday night.

No. 50 Zach LaVine, PG

LaVine put in 19 points and Bothell held off Bethel 61-55 on Saturday in a regional round playoff match.

No. 51 Matt Thomas, SG

The Iowa State-bound guard led all scorers with 31 points in Onalaska’s 66-39 Division 2 regional final win over River Falls.

No. 54 Johnathan Williams III, PF

Williams scored 16 points but Southwind fell to Ridgeway 69-55 on Tuesday in the District-AAA championship game. He had 18 on Saturday in a Region 8AAA win over Melrose.

No. 55 Duane Wilson, PG

Wilson knocked down five 3s on his way to 28 points as Dominican hammered HOPE Christian 95-50 on Friday in a Division 4 playoff opener. On Saturday he went for 27 points – including 21 in the second half – in an 82-62 win over Young Coggs Prep in a Division 4 Regional final.

No. 56 Brandon Austin, SF

Austin scored 18 points – including 11 in the third quarter and the 1,000th of his career – as Imhotep Charter knocked off Communications Tech 66-40 on Thursday in a Public League semifinal. His 23 points, six boards and five steals led Imhotep past Vaux 67-66 on Sunday in the City final.

No. 57 Mike Young, PF

Young scored 23 points for St. Benedict’s on Wednesday in a 93-47 thumping of Blair in the Prep A Tournament final.

No. 58 Kameron Williams, SG

Williams led all scorers with 27 points in Mount St. Joseph’s 79-48 romp over Loyola on Friday in a Baltimore Catholic League tournament game. He was held to six points on Sunday but the Gaels held off John Carroll 62-53 in a semifinal win. Williams helped Mount capture the title on Monday, scoring 14 points in a 73-56 win over Archbishop Spalding.

No. 59 Kris Jenkins, PF

Jenkins finished with 18 points and eight boards but Gonzaga was stunned on Saturday in a WCAC quarterfinal, falling 67-58 to Bishop Ireton. The loss was the first conference defeat for the Eagles this season.

No. 60 Ishmail Wainright, SF

Wainright put in 13 points in Montrose Christian’s 51-37 win over St. Maria Goretti on Tuesday.

No. 61 Kendrick Nunn, SG

Nunn knocked down four second-half treys on his way to 21 points and added four steals in Simeon’s 69-43 win over Marist on Saturday.

No. 63 Reggie Cameron, PF

Cameron finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds in Hudson Catholic’s 69-47 win over Bayonne on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Hudson County Tournament. He was held to 12 points on Saturday but the Hawks topped St. Peter’s 56-49 in the tournament championship.

No. 65 Allerik Freeman, SG

The UCLA-bound guard had 17 on Friday as the Pilots held off Westwind Prep (Ariz.) 79-70. Freeman chipped in 14 points for Findlay in an 84-68 win over Future College Prep (Calif.) on Saturday.

No. 67 Luke Fischer, C

Fischer finished with 25 points on Friday night in Germantown’s 90-22 regional semifinal rout of Waukesha South. The Indiana-bound Fischer scored 20 points as Germantown rolled over Homestead 70-44 on Friday in a Division I Sectional.

No. 68 Malcolm Hill, SG

Hill scored 14 points as Belleville East knocked off Collinsville 55-42 on Tuesday on Senior Night in Belleville.

No. 69 BeeJay Anya, C

Anya scored 15 points but DeMatha was knocked off by St. John’s 57-55 on Saturday in a WCAC quarterfinal.

No. 71 Jimmie Taylor, C

Taylor made 7-of-8 field goals on his way to 15 points in Greensboro’s 61-52 win over Midfield on Thursday in a Class 3A Central Regional semifinal. The Alabama signee led Greensboro to the 3A state semifinals with 13 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks in a 54-44 win over Leeds on Saturday.

No. 74 Christian Wood, PF

Wood scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Findlay in a 92-79 victory over Westwind Prep (Ariz.) on Thursday. He had six points and seven boards as the Pilots knocked off Westwind again on Friday, 79-70. Wood contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds to Findlay Prep’s 84-68 win over Future College Prep (Calif.) on Saturday.

No. 75 Mamadou Ndiaye, C

Ndiaye scored 34 points on Tuesday but Brethren Christian fell to Buckley 75-51 on Tuesday, ending the Warriors season in a Southern Section 5AA matchup.

No. 76 Akoy Agau, PF

The future Louisville forward finished with 22 points and seven rebounds as Omaha Central knocked off Omaha Burke 66-51 on Monday in an A-1 District final.

No. 77 Detrick Mostella, SG

Mostella scored 13 points in La Lumiere’s 88-58 rout of Trader’s Point Christian on Saturday.

No. 79 Jordan Bell, PF

Bell scored 18 points for Long Beach Poly on Friday night in the Jackrabbits’ 75-69 win over Loyola in a 1AA Southern Section quarterfinal.

No. 80 Wes Clark, PG

Clark had 12 points on Saturday in Romulus’ 66-32 rout over a Rochester team playing without ESPN 100 shooting guard James Young.

No. 85 Malcolm Hill, SG

Hill led all scorers with 30 points as Belleville East held off Granite City 52-47 on Friday night.

No. 86 Mark Donnal, PF

Donnal finished with nine points and eight boards for Anthony Wayne in Friday’s 58-52 win over Maumee.

No. 87 Kendal Yancy-Harris, PG

Yancy-Harris put in 10 points in Richardson Berkner’s 59-48 win over McKinney Boyd on Tuesday in a Class 5A playoff opener. He scored 14 on Friday as R-B advanced following an 81-54 romp over Mesquite Horn.

No. 94 Rashawn Powell, PG

Powell scored 30 points on Tuesday but Dr. Phillips couldn’t hold off Wekiva, falling 71-65 in overtime of a Class 8A region semifinal.

No. 97 London Perrantes, PG

Crespi held off Price 70-67 on Tuesday night in a Southern Section 4AA quarterfinal behind Perrantes’ 19 points.

No. 98 Stanford Robinson, SF

Robinson scored 15 points and added nine rebounds in Findlay’s 92-79 win over Westwind Prep (Ariz.) on Thursday. He went for 13 points and eight boards as the Pilots beat Westwind again on Friday, 79-70. He had nine points and four rebounds in an 84-68 win over Future College Prep on Saturday.

No. 100 Elliott Pitts, SG

Pitts led all scorers with 16 points on Friday in De La Salle’s 42-25 win over Berkeley in a North Coast Section quarterfinal.

Class of 2014: ESPN 60