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According to his father, 18 NBA teams requested the videotape from Kelenna Azubuike’s (right) record-breaking 65-point outburst.
Azubuike, who is averaging – yes, that’s averaging – an astounding 41.2 points per game this season – pumped in 65 and grabbed 18 boards against Cimarron High. He was 25-of-48 from the field and 13-of-15 from the charity stripe in the 96-62 win.
The output was not only a new city single-game scoring mark, but is also made Azubuike the Tournament of Champions all-time leading scorer with 211 career points.
The 6-5 senior, who has a 4.0 GPA, has made it clear that he’d prefer to go straight to the NBA, but he’s also considering a couple of colleges in case NBA teams don’t feel he’s ready.
"Illinois is the school that’s strong right now,” said Kenneth Azubuike. “They’ve always been very strong with the family because we have close ties with (coach) Bill Self.” Note: Azubuike orally committed to Oklahoma in September but did not sign a National Letter of Intent this past fall.
Jason Bennett, a 7-1, 225 pound eighth-grader in the class of 2006, got his first varsity start at Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville, FL, on Monday, January 7, 2002. The result, 11 rebounds and 13 blocks including four rejects on one play! Looks like he's in the lineup for good now.
Antonio Lawrence, one of the top unsigned player in the nation, scored 38 points in San Joaquin Memorial’s 80-62 victory over Compton Dominguez (Calif.). Lawrence moved from Jacksonville to Fresno, Calif., to get away from the negative publicity that had been surrounding him.
Detroit Crockett (Mich.) guard Maurice Ager (Michigan State) scored 41 points in a rout over Chadsey.
Ben Olson, considered one of the top quarterbacks in the nation, scored 21 points to lead Thousand Oaks (Calif.) to a 64-53 win over Westlake. Olson signed a football letter-of-intent with BYU.
Note: rates Olson number 1 among pro-style quaterbacks and no. 2 overall.
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