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Murray, Bragg star at Hoopfest

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BENTON, Ky. -- One of the nation's top high school events, the Marshall County Hoopfest, delivered the goods with a grueling Saturday schedule that stretched into early Sunday morning. With one big-timer taking the floor after another, junior guard Jamal Murray dug in and delivered with a huge performance as his Orangeville Prep squad survived a 42-point outburst by the top shooting guard in the senior class, Malik Newman of Jackson (Miss.) Callaway.
Murray wills team to victory
By the time the dust had settled, a score of 85-71 didn't indicate how tight of a game it was between Canada-based Orangeville Prep and Jackson (Miss.) Callaway. A back-and-forth brawl until late free throws opened it up for Orangeville, the game featured a 42-point scoring binge from Callaway's Malik Newman in defeat and a 31-point performance from Orangeville's Jamal Murray.
To the victors go the spoils, so we will start off the discussion by reviewing the play of Murray. A 6-foot-4 combo guard who currently ranks No. 19 in the class of 2016, the five-star was outstanding in every aspect of the game. He carried the offensive load early with 14 first-half points before scoring the last 14 of his team high 31 down the stretch in the fourth quarter.
Murray pulled up in transition to hit three-pointers with a high degree of difficulty. He drove the lane to earn trips to the free throw line and he led his team vocally while competing on both ends of the floor. Capable of running the show from the point or sliding off the ball to play as a scorer, Murray refused to budge as his team got down in the fourth quarter and showed a tremendous will to win.
A true competitor, Murray said that he let the game dictate which role he would play.
"The score was too close late, I had to score at that point," Murray said after the game. "Malik got hot so I started trying to take over and hit the shots that I needed to hit."
Like everybody else in the gym, Murray was both impressed by Newman and proud of the way his team responded against the big-time senior in a pressure situation.
"I've played against him before at LeBron camp and stuff like that," said Murray. "He's a good player and hard to guard. We both played great and we played a good team game and that was what I was really looking for."
On the recruiting front, Murray said that his father has been handling most of his recruitment for now, but he did mention Michigan State, Louisville, Michigan and Illinois as some of the teams with interest. Murray also addressed talk about a possible move to the class of 2015 by indicating that he is in a position to do so academically, but that any decision to reclassify will be made much further down the road.
Moving on to Newman, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard looked for the better part of three quarters like he was going to lead his team to a win. He also looked like he might break the Hoopfest record of 46 points (held by another Jackson native, NBA star Monta Ellis).
Simply unguardable for long stretches, Newman had his patented pull-up jumper working to perfection. As Orangeville rotated defenders on him and ran two and three defenders at him, he kept scoring from deep, in the mid-range and at the rim. He split defenders, made passes to open teammates and competed on both ends of the floor. Clearly gassed heading into the fourth quarter, Newman appeared to be suffering stomach cramps late and was guzzling water -- and even mustard -- at every chance just to keep himself in the game. He didn't quite get the scoring record and his team fell a little short, but Newman certainly demanded respect and left the crowd one of the event's all-time great efforts.
Bragg delivers down the stretch
The No. 14 player in the class of 2015, 6-foot-9 power forward Carlton Bragg of Cleveland (Ohio) Villa Angela St. Joseph, didn't disappoint in a win over Radnor (Pa.) Archbishop Carroll a as he scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds with Bill Self of Kansas, John Groce of Illinois and an assistant from Kentucky on hand to watch.
The night wasn't without some ups and downs, though. For a few stretches, Bragg gravitated to the perimeter and settled for jumpers too easily. However, when things got tight late and he had to make plays, Bragg scored seven straight points late in the fourth quarter and made his only three of the game on a designed play to help shut the door.
"What I've really been working on since the summer is my leadership, so I had to step up," Bragg said. "I think I played pretty well, but I think I could have crashed the boards more and gotten my teammates a bit more involved."
So far, Bragg has only used one of his official visits (to Kansas), and he also stopped by Kentucky unofficially in October and checked out UCLA while in Los Angeles for Adidas Nations back in August. He has no timetable just yet, but said that he would like to try and see each of Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA before making his final decision sometime in the spring.
Narain making a name
In an afternoon game, La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere pounced on Nashville (Tenn.) Christ Presbyterian Academy early and often while running away to a 77-48 win. A big part of their success had to do with the play of junior power forward Nolan Narain.
Currently ranked No. 145 in the class of 2016, Narain looked very much like a prospect capable of making a nice move up the rankings. A thin four man, he really runs the floor, battles more on the glass than you might expect and he has good touch and overall feel for the game. He finished his day with 17 points and 11 rebounds and was part of a relentless interior attack.
"We really wanted to come out and run and get a jump on them," Narain said. "We wanted to hit them first before they had a chance to hit us."
A native of Canada playing his first year in the U.S., Narain has started to attract plenty of attention. Gonzaga, New Mexico, Illinois, Miami, Vanderbilt, Kansas State, Notre Dame, Oregon, San Diego State and Missouri are among the many schools to dangle early offers and Narain said that he is stating to pay more attention to the recruiting process.
Most of all, Narain is glad to be producing and feel fully adjusted to playing at La Lumiere.
"I feel like I'm adjusted 100 percent now," Narain said. "I'm really fitting in with the players and the coaches. It was hard to get adjusted at first being away from home and not working as hard at home as I do here, but I've adjusted now and I'm really enjoying the process."
Making his return to the floor, five-star big man Cheick DialloClick Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill's top billed duo of five-star wing Dwayne BaconClick More Saturday news and notesHere to view this Link. and four-star center Daniel GiddensClick More Saturday news and notesHere to view this Link. both backed up their lofty status. Headed to Florida StateClick More Saturday news and notesHere to view this Link., Bacon scored 20 points and grabbed three rebounds. Always a fine finisher on the break with a strong body, Bacon looks like he has locked himself in the weight room at Oak Hill and is easily in the best shape of his high school career. Giddens, an Ohio StateClick More Saturday news and notesHere to view this Link. signee, controlled the paint with his defense and rebounding. Like Bacon, Giddens looks like he has been living in the weight room and he had a very nice 11-point night while battling in the paintHere to view this Link. battled through some rust to finish with 15 points and 12 rebounds in Our Savior's loss to Oak Hill. Relatively slender, the big man does look to have added some weight and as usual his motor was running high.
Marist snuck into Cleveland and scored themselves a nice player in Villa Angela St. Joseph's Brian ParkerClick UNLVClick Malik NewmanClick Rivals.com has had a chance to watch current No. 1 in the class of 2016 Thon MakerClick Headed to UNLV, four-star wing Derrick JonesClick It was a tough day for 2016 four-star combo forward Braxton BlackwellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link. and Nashville (Tenn.) Christ Presbyterian Academy as they lost to La Lumiere. On an individual level, it was a mixed bag for the No. 37 player in the class of 2016 as he logged 19 points and 10 rebounds. Blackwell didn't shoot well from deep (0-for-6 from three) but he did make plays off the dribble and was active on the glass. Most notably, Blackwell looks to have grown to a legitimate 6-foot-7 and he has really started to fill out. He is awfully young, but remember the name of Blackwell's teammate Tyger CampbellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link.. Only an 8th grader, the six-foot tall point guard looked more than comfortable playing against high-end competition while scoring 16 points. He looks skilled and poised and will most certainly be a player Rivals.com is tracking down the road.Here to view this Link. had a few big-time slams in his 18-point and nine-rebound effort for Radnor (Pa.) Archbishop Carroll in a tough loss to Villa Angela St. Joseph. But, we know that Jones is an elite level run-and-jump athlete. Most encouraging was the confidence in which he stepped into his jumpers. He did struggle at the free throw line (just 4-for-12), but overall had a good night. Jones' teammate Ernest AflakpuiClick It was a tough day for 2016 four-star combo forward Braxton BlackwellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link. and Nashville (Tenn.) Christ Presbyterian Academy as they lost to La Lumiere. On an individual level, it was a mixed bag for the No. 37 player in the class of 2016 as he logged 19 points and 10 rebounds. Blackwell didn't shoot well from deep (0-for-6 from three) but he did make plays off the dribble and was active on the glass. Most notably, Blackwell looks to have grown to a legitimate 6-foot-7 and he has really started to fill out. He is awfully young, but remember the name of Blackwell's teammate Tyger CampbellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link.. Only an 8th grader, the six-foot tall point guard looked more than comfortable playing against high-end competition while scoring 16 points. He looks skilled and poised and will most certainly be a player Rivals.com is tracking down the road.Here to view this Link., a Temple signee, was also effective, scoring 16 points and grabbing six rebounds. A big and strong body, Aflakpui should be ready to step in and help defensively and on the glass early while he polishes his offense.Here to view this Link. play twice in the last week. After a tough loss in Lexington, Ky., last weekend in a game where he didn't play his best, Maker got off to a slow start again on Saturday. However, the seven-footer rallied late to score some tough hoops and convert at the free throw line while finishing with 19 points and 12 rebounds for Orangeville Prep. Maker also contested a ton of shots around the rim and found ways to make an impact on a night where his offense didn't get going until late. Maker has also acknowledged that the door is open for him to make a move to the class of 2015 and it is looking more and more like he will end up on a college campus a year earlier than initially expected.Here to view this Link. is going to get most of the headlines, but senior teammate Wesley HarrisClick Rivals.com has had a chance to watch current No. 1 in the class of 2016 Thon MakerClick Headed to UNLV, four-star wing Derrick JonesClick It was a tough day for 2016 four-star combo forward Braxton BlackwellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link. and Nashville (Tenn.) Christ Presbyterian Academy as they lost to La Lumiere. On an individual level, it was a mixed bag for the No. 37 player in the class of 2016 as he logged 19 points and 10 rebounds. Blackwell didn't shoot well from deep (0-for-6 from three) but he did make plays off the dribble and was active on the glass. Most notably, Blackwell looks to have grown to a legitimate 6-foot-7 and he has really started to fill out. He is awfully young, but remember the name of Blackwell's teammate Tyger CampbellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link.. Only an 8th grader, the six-foot tall point guard looked more than comfortable playing against high-end competition while scoring 16 points. He looks skilled and poised and will most certainly be a player Rivals.com is tracking down the road.Here to view this Link. had a few big-time slams in his 18-point and nine-rebound effort for Radnor (Pa.) Archbishop Carroll in a tough loss to Villa Angela St. Joseph. But, we know that Jones is an elite level run-and-jump athlete. Most encouraging was the confidence in which he stepped into his jumpers. He did struggle at the free throw line (just 4-for-12), but overall had a good night. Jones' teammate Ernest AflakpuiClick It was a tough day for 2016 four-star combo forward Braxton BlackwellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link. and Nashville (Tenn.) Christ Presbyterian Academy as they lost to La Lumiere. On an individual level, it was a mixed bag for the No. 37 player in the class of 2016 as he logged 19 points and 10 rebounds. Blackwell didn't shoot well from deep (0-for-6 from three) but he did make plays off the dribble and was active on the glass. Most notably, Blackwell looks to have grown to a legitimate 6-foot-7 and he has really started to fill out. He is awfully young, but remember the name of Blackwell's teammate Tyger CampbellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link.. Only an 8th grader, the six-foot tall point guard looked more than comfortable playing against high-end competition while scoring 16 points. He looks skilled and poised and will most certainly be a player Rivals.com is tracking down the road.Here to view this Link., a Temple signee, was also effective, scoring 16 points and grabbing six rebounds. A big and strong body, Aflakpui should be ready to step in and help defensively and on the glass early while he polishes his offense.Here to view this Link. play twice in the last week. After a tough loss in Lexington, Ky., last weekend in a game where he didn't play his best, Maker got off to a slow start again on Saturday. However, the seven-footer rallied late to score some tough hoops and convert at the free throw line while finishing with 19 points and 12 rebounds for Orangeville Prep. Maker also contested a ton of shots around the rim and found ways to make an impact on a night where his offense didn't get going until late. Maker has also acknowledged that the door is open for him to make a move to the class of 2015 and it is looking more and more like he will end up on a college campus a year earlier than initially expected.Here to view this Link. is going to get himself recruited in the process. A 6-foot-7, maybe 6-foot-8, power forward who is skinny and quick, Harris can play. He can make some jumpers, is quick around the rim and looks to have a lot of upside.Here to view this Link. signee Jalen PoyserClick Malik NewmanClick Rivals.com has had a chance to watch current No. 1 in the class of 2016 Thon MakerClick Headed to UNLV, four-star wing Derrick JonesClick It was a tough day for 2016 four-star combo forward Braxton BlackwellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link. and Nashville (Tenn.) Christ Presbyterian Academy as they lost to La Lumiere. On an individual level, it was a mixed bag for the No. 37 player in the class of 2016 as he logged 19 points and 10 rebounds. Blackwell didn't shoot well from deep (0-for-6 from three) but he did make plays off the dribble and was active on the glass. Most notably, Blackwell looks to have grown to a legitimate 6-foot-7 and he has really started to fill out. He is awfully young, but remember the name of Blackwell's teammate Tyger CampbellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link.. Only an 8th grader, the six-foot tall point guard looked more than comfortable playing against high-end competition while scoring 16 points. He looks skilled and poised and will most certainly be a player Rivals.com is tracking down the road.Here to view this Link. had a few big-time slams in his 18-point and nine-rebound effort for Radnor (Pa.) Archbishop Carroll in a tough loss to Villa Angela St. Joseph. But, we know that Jones is an elite level run-and-jump athlete. Most encouraging was the confidence in which he stepped into his jumpers. He did struggle at the free throw line (just 4-for-12), but overall had a good night. Jones' teammate Ernest AflakpuiClick It was a tough day for 2016 four-star combo forward Braxton BlackwellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link. and Nashville (Tenn.) Christ Presbyterian Academy as they lost to La Lumiere. On an individual level, it was a mixed bag for the No. 37 player in the class of 2016 as he logged 19 points and 10 rebounds. Blackwell didn't shoot well from deep (0-for-6 from three) but he did make plays off the dribble and was active on the glass. Most notably, Blackwell looks to have grown to a legitimate 6-foot-7 and he has really started to fill out. He is awfully young, but remember the name of Blackwell's teammate Tyger CampbellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link.. Only an 8th grader, the six-foot tall point guard looked more than comfortable playing against high-end competition while scoring 16 points. He looks skilled and poised and will most certainly be a player Rivals.com is tracking down the road.Here to view this Link., a Temple signee, was also effective, scoring 16 points and grabbing six rebounds. A big and strong body, Aflakpui should be ready to step in and help defensively and on the glass early while he polishes his offense.Here to view this Link. play twice in the last week. After a tough loss in Lexington, Ky., last weekend in a game where he didn't play his best, Maker got off to a slow start again on Saturday. However, the seven-footer rallied late to score some tough hoops and convert at the free throw line while finishing with 19 points and 12 rebounds for Orangeville Prep. Maker also contested a ton of shots around the rim and found ways to make an impact on a night where his offense didn't get going until late. Maker has also acknowledged that the door is open for him to make a move to the class of 2015 and it is looking more and more like he will end up on a college campus a year earlier than initially expected.Here to view this Link. is going to get most of the headlines, but senior teammate Wesley HarrisClick Rivals.com has had a chance to watch current No. 1 in the class of 2016 Thon MakerClick Headed to UNLV, four-star wing Derrick JonesClick It was a tough day for 2016 four-star combo forward Braxton BlackwellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link. and Nashville (Tenn.) Christ Presbyterian Academy as they lost to La Lumiere. On an individual level, it was a mixed bag for the No. 37 player in the class of 2016 as he logged 19 points and 10 rebounds. Blackwell didn't shoot well from deep (0-for-6 from three) but he did make plays off the dribble and was active on the glass. Most notably, Blackwell looks to have grown to a legitimate 6-foot-7 and he has really started to fill out. He is awfully young, but remember the name of Blackwell's teammate Tyger CampbellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link.. Only an 8th grader, the six-foot tall point guard looked more than comfortable playing against high-end competition while scoring 16 points. He looks skilled and poised and will most certainly be a player Rivals.com is tracking down the road.Here to view this Link. had a few big-time slams in his 18-point and nine-rebound effort for Radnor (Pa.) Archbishop Carroll in a tough loss to Villa Angela St. Joseph. But, we know that Jones is an elite level run-and-jump athlete. Most encouraging was the confidence in which he stepped into his jumpers. He did struggle at the free throw line (just 4-for-12), but overall had a good night. Jones' teammate Ernest AflakpuiClick It was a tough day for 2016 four-star combo forward Braxton BlackwellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link. and Nashville (Tenn.) Christ Presbyterian Academy as they lost to La Lumiere. On an individual level, it was a mixed bag for the No. 37 player in the class of 2016 as he logged 19 points and 10 rebounds. Blackwell didn't shoot well from deep (0-for-6 from three) but he did make plays off the dribble and was active on the glass. Most notably, Blackwell looks to have grown to a legitimate 6-foot-7 and he has really started to fill out. He is awfully young, but remember the name of Blackwell's teammate Tyger CampbellClick Available big man Alex OlesinskiClick Also impressing for Our Savior was junior power forward Kassoum Yakwe, who scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. A 6-foot-7 power forward, Yakwe currently checks in at No. 116 in the class of 2016 and he has really started to fill out. Yakwe is a deluxe athlete who plays hard on both ends of the floor and he looks to be playing with a lot of confidence.Here to view this Link. of La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere will really help his status with more games like Saturday's. The 6-foot-8 four man who is originally from New Mexico went for 16 points and 10 rebounds in his team's win. He is thin but mobile and has touch. The three-star should have schools from a wide range making a play for him this winter.Here to view this Link.. Only an 8th grader, the six-foot tall point guard looked more than comfortable playing against high-end competition while scoring 16 points. He looks skilled and poised and will most certainly be a player Rivals.com is tracking down the road.Here to view this Link., a Temple signee, was also effective, scoring 16 points and grabbing six rebounds. A big and strong body, Aflakpui should be ready to step in and help defensively and on the glass early while he polishes his offense.Here to view this Link. play twice in the last week. After a tough loss in Lexington, Ky., last weekend in a game where he didn't play his best, Maker got off to a slow start again on Saturday. However, the seven-footer rallied late to score some tough hoops and convert at the free throw line while finishing with 19 points and 12 rebounds for Orangeville Prep. Maker also contested a ton of shots around the rim and found ways to make an impact on a night where his offense didn't get going until late. Maker has also acknowledged that the door is open for him to make a move to the class of 2015 and it is looking more and more like he will end up on a college campus a year earlier than initially expected.Here to view this Link. is going to get himself recruited in the process. A 6-foot-7, maybe 6-foot-8, power forward who is skinny and quick, Harris can play. He can make some jumpers, is quick around the rim and looks to have a lot of upside.Here to view this Link. of Orangeville Prep continues to prove that he belongs as a four-star prospect. The 6-foot-3 senior point guard is an off-the-dribble scorer with sneaky athleticism who keeps defenders off balance by mixing jump shots and drives to the rim. He will need to add strength, but he is a guard with size and scoring ability who should be able to help the Rebels early. He finished with 19 points on 7-for-15 shooting from the field.Here to view this Link.. A powerfully built 6-foot-2 combo guard, Parker loves to attack the rim and he is built to absorb and finish through contact. He finished his night with 19 points.
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