January 30, 2008
Basketball recruits putting up big numbers
Arizona State's 2008 class signees Taylor Rohde and Johnny Coy, and 2009 commits Jared Cunningham and Trent Lockett are each have excellent seasons in leading their respective teams to high winning percentages.
Rohde's Phoenix Pinnacle squat is 19-5, including 6-0 in league play with three regular season games remaining, including a Friday night contest at Horizon, a team Rohde dropped 47 points and 18 rebounds on in a 74-51 win earlier in the year.
The skilled 6-foot-9 post player has put up back-to-back 40 point games in his two most recent outings, an 80-75 win over Marcos De Niza and an 83-58 win over Skyline.
Rohde is averaging 30.1 points and 12.1 rebounds on the season, while shooting .693 from the field, .328 from 3-point range and .787 from the free throw line.
For St. Joseph's (Mo.) Benton, Coy is averaging 26.9 points, 12.1 rebounds, 5.5 blocks and 3.9 assists. The team was 14-3 as of Tuesday, and undefeated in league play.
A 6-foot-7 wing forward, Coy has averaged double figures in both points and rebounds in every game of the season.
High School juniors Cunningham and Lockett are having similar success.
Cunningham is averaging 18. Points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.3 steals. His squad is 16-3, including 9-1 heading into a game against Mt. Eden this evening. He is shooting .623 from the field, .258 from 3-point range and .750 from the line.
In his last game out, a 58-54 win over Castro Valley, the 6-foot-3 combo-guard had 27 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.
At Minnetonka (Minn.) Hopkins, one of the top basketball programs in the country in recent years, the school is off to a 16-0 start as it enters league play with a Feb. 2 game against Cass Lake-Bena.
Lockett is averaging 15.1 points for a balanced offense that features four double-figure scorers. He had 22 points in an 88-75 win over Richfield last week.
Cunningham and Lockett are both among the Top-100 prospects in the class according to the most recent Rivals.com 2009 rankings.
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