Here is a look at the top performances from last week (Dec. 29- Jan. 4) from some of the top players in the country.
Class of 2012
No. 1 Shabazz Muhammad, SF
Muhammad became Bishop Gorman’s all-time leading scorer on Thursday in a 76-38 rout of Lakota East (Ohio) at the Beach Ball Classic. His 22 points gave him 1,640 for his career. He scored a game-high 32 points but the Gaels were rolled by Milton (Ga.) 77-56 on Friday in a Beach Ball semifinal. He went for 32 again and grabbed nine boards on Saturday in a third-place win over Whitney Young.
No. 3 Isaiah Austin, C
Austin’s double-double (27 points, 13 rebounds, and six blocks) helped Grace Prep get past Pantego Christian 89-30 on Tuesday night.
No. 4 Brandon Ashley, PF
Ashley was held to 12 points as Findlay Prep suffered its first loss of the season on Thursday, falling 67-66 to La Lumiere (Ind.) at the Mike Miller Classic. He went for 18 points in a rout of Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Friday.
No. 5 Kyle Anderson, SF
Anderson contributed 12 points, seven rebounds and six steals in St. Anthony’s 68-25 romp over Mission Hill (Mass.) on Wednesday at the inaugural Shooting Touch Shootout Event. He scored 13 points, grabbed 10 rebounds dished out five assists as the Friars held off St. Benedict’s 51-50 on Sunday night.
No. 8 Cameron Ridley, C
Ridley scored 21 points to help Bush get past Pflugerville 92-69 on Wednesday at the Westlake Holiday Classic. He also had 17 points in Bush’s 57-46 win over Kempner on Tuesday.
No. 9 Grant Jerrett, PF
Jerrett went for 35 points in a Torrey Pines tournament win over Compton on Friday. On Tuesday he finished with 25 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks in just three quarters of action in a 75-45 rout of Montclair.
No. 10 Gary Harris, SG
Harris scored 23 in Hamilton Southeastern’s 62-57 overtime win against Pendleton Heights on Thursday. He went for 17 in an 89-80 win over North Central on Friday in the finals of the City Securities Hall of Fame Classic.
No. 11 Marcus Smart, SG
Smart was held to six points in Flower Mound Marcus’ 45-38 win over Justin Northwest on Wednesday at the Whataburger Tournament. On Thursday morning he scored 19 but Marcus fell to Richland 58-55. On Thursday night he finished with 15 points in a consolation win over DeSoto.
No. 12 Rasheed Sulaimon, SG
The Duke recruit had 11 points and seven steals in Strake Jesuit’s 76-63 loss to Garner (N.C.) at the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational on Wednesday. He helped Jesuit bounce back on Thursday, scoring 26 points and grabbing eight rebounds in a 70-63 win over Wheeler (Ga.).
No. 15 Danuel House, SF
House finished with 26 points, seven rebounds and five blocks but Hightower fell to Marshall 64-62 on Tuesday night.
No. 16 Rodney Purvis, SG
Purvis went for 31 points on 12-of-14 shooting as Upper Room Christian rolled past Body of Christ (N.C.) on Wednesday at the HighSchoolOT.com Tournament. On Friday in the third-place game, Purvis scored 17 in a 66-61 win over United Faith Christian.
No. 17 Alex Poythress, SF
The Kentucky signee scored 27 points in a 79-36 win over Hickman County on Wednesday. Poythress was held to nine points as Northeast suffered its first loss of the season on Thursday, 57-51 to Brentwood in the Hickman County Tournament semifinals. Poythress bounced back with a 46-point, 18-rebound effort in a win over Giles Co. on Friday.
No. 21 Robert Carter, PF
Carter had 25 points in Shiloh’s 74-58 loss to G.W. Carver on Friday at the Hoops in Overdrive Classic.
No. 24 Amile Jefferson, PF
Jefferson had 19 points, eight rebounds and five blocks in a win over Neshaminy on Friday night. On Sunday he went for 18, 10 and seven in a 57-53 win over Wings Academy (N.Y.).
No. 27 Omar Calhoun, SG
Calhoun dropped 31 points on St. Rita on Wednesday in an 81-67 win at the STOP-DWI Holiday Classic. He poured in 28 in a 76-65 win over Wings Academy on Thursday. He struggled on Friday in a finals loss to Neumann-Goretti (Pa.), finishing with just 10 points on 3-of-17 shooting. He ended his week with 25 points and four rebounds in a 65-53 loss to Chester (Pa.) on Sunday. He had 23 points, 11 rebounds and six assists in a win over Archbishop Molloy on Tuesday.
No. 29 Kris Dunn, PG
Dunn finished with 27 points in New London’s 57-52 loss to St. Joseph on Wednesday. He recorded a triple-double on Friday, finishing with 31 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in New London’s 88-66 win over Weaver.
No. 30 Ricardo Gathers, PF
Gathers poured in 22 points but Riverside Academy fell to Central Catholic (Ore.) 82-65 on Wednesday at the Les Schwab Invitational.
No. 35 Braxton Ogbueze, PG
The Florida-bound guard finished with 20 points in United Faith’s loss to Upper Room Christian on Friday at the HighSchoolOT.com Invitational. On Tuesday, he scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half of a 90-69 win over Gaston Day.
No. 36 Gabe York, SG
York dropped 38 points on Canyon on Wednesday in a 77-67 win at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Orange Holiday Classic. On Thursday he became Lutheran’s all-time leading scorer after dropping 30 on Foothill in an overtime win.
No. 37 Perry Ellis, PF
The Kansas signee had 23 points in Wichita Heights’ 63-46 win over Bishop Carroll on Tuesday night.
No. 40 Daniel Ochefu, C
The uncommitted senior had 23 points to lead Westtown past Solebury 66-38 on Thursday at the Prime Time Shootout. On Friday he had nine points in the finals, a 31-29 win.
No. 43 Jerami Grant, SF
Grant chipped in 10 points to help DeMatha advance to the MaxPreps Holiday Classic championship with a 64-49 win over Newark Memorial on Thursday. He was named MVP on Friday after leading the Stags past L.A. Windward with 12 points in a 75-64 championship game win.
No. 45 D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, SG
Smith-Rivera struggled from the floor (1-12 FG’s, 0-6 3pt) and managed only two points in Oak Hill’s win over Lincoln (Ore.) on Wednesday at the Les Schwab Invitational. He bounced back on Thursday with 18 points in an 80-43 rout of Westview. In a 57-50 championship win over Jesuit on Friday, he led all scorers with 23 points.
No. 47 Hanner Mosquera-Parea, PF
The Indiana-bound forward chipped in 13 points in La Lumiere’s 67-66 win over Findlay Prep (Nev.) on Thursday at the Mike Miller Classic. He snatched 12 rebounds in a win over O’Gorman on Friday.
No. 48 James Robinson, PG
Robinson scored a game-high 18 points in helping DeMatha win the MaxPreps Holiday Classic on Friday with a 74-64 decision over L.A. Windward.
No. 50 Jordan Adams, SF
The UCLA commit poured in 26 points and pulled down 12 boards in Oak Hill’s 74-46 rout of Lincoln (Ore.) on Wednesday at the Les Schwab Invitational. He chipped in 11 points in a win over Westview on Thursday. Adams contributed eight and six rebounds in the championship win over Jesuit on Friday.
No. 51 Andrew White, SG
White went for 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in The Miller School’s 87-63 win over Body of Christ on Thursday at the HighSchoolOT.com tournament.
No. 52 Glenn Robinson III, SF
The Michigan signee went for 26 points on 9-of-16 shooting in Lake Central’s 60-45 win over La Porte on Thursday.
No. 53 Jake Layman, SF
The Maryland recruit went for 18 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks in King Philip’s 67-37 rout of Nashoba on Thursday. Layman had a triple-double on Tuesday, finishing with 33 points, 18 rebounds and 10 blocks in a win over Avon.
No. 57 Joel James, C
James finished with eight points and 14 rebounds in a loss to Montverde Academy on Thursday at the Kingdom of the Sun tournament. He pulled down 51 rebounds in three tournament games.
No. 58 Jeremy Hollowell, SF
The Indiana recruit dropped 38 points on Bowman Academy but it wasn’t enough in Lawrence Central’s 84-76 loss on Tuesday.
No. 59 Marcus Hunt, SF
The Georgia Tech signee had 22 points in North Clayton’s 79-49 blowout of Lake Weir (Fla.) at the Kingdom of the Sun tournament on Wednesday. He scored 12 in a 64-63 consolation loss to Basha (Ariz.) on Thursday.
No. 60 Katin Reinhardt, SG
The UNLV signee scored 24 points to lead Mater Dei past Foothill, 98-67, on Thursday during the semifinals of the MaxPreps Holiday Classic. On Friday, he went for 20 while being named MVP of the event following a 76-69 win over Lincoln (N.Y.).
No. 62 Cameron Biedscheid, SF
Biedscheid managed 25 points but Cardinal Ritter fell to Chicago Marshall 64-59 on Wednesday at the Normandy Holiday Invitational.
No. 64, Steve Taylor, SF
Taylor led all scorers with 23 points in Simeon’s 70-31 demolition of Bloomington (Ill.) on Wednesday at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament. He added 19 points in a 71-33 rout of United Township on Thursday at the event. Taylor helped Simeon to the tournament title on Friday with 11 points and seven rebounds in a win over Curie.
No. 65 J.P. Tokoto, SF
The UNC-bound Tokoto scored 31 points in Menomonee Falls’ 60-54 win over Waterford on Wednesday. On Tuesday he poured in 18 points in a win against Plymouth.
No. 67 Savon Goodman, PF
Goodman dropped 46 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in Constitution’s 80-72 win over Cardozo (N.Y.) on Sunday at the Villa Classic.
No. 68 Winston Shepard, SF
Shepard’s double-double (20 points, 10 rebounds) helped Findlay Prep knock off Sioux Falls Roosevelt 89-53 on Friday at the Mike Miller Classic.
No. 69 Tyler Lewis, PG
Lewis knocked down 10-of-14 shots on his way to 22 points and added six assists as Oak Hill rolled by Lincoln (Ore.) 74-46 on Wednesday at the Les Schwab Invitational. He chipped in nine points and eight assists in a rout of Westview on Thursday. He added 10 points and two assists in the finals win over Jesuit on Friday.
No. 70 Javan Felix, PG
Felix poured in a team-high 23 points as St. Augustine held off Prestonwood Christian (Texas) 70-57 in a consolation matchup at the Beach Ball Classic on Friday.
No. 71 Evan Nolte, SF
Nolte scored a team-high 20 points for Milton in a 77-56 win over Bishop Gorman (Nev.) on Friday at the Beach Ball Classic. He added another 20 in the title game win over Lone Peak (Utah) on Saturday.
No. 72 Dominic Artis, PG
Artis helped Findlay Prep bounce back from its first loss of the season with a game-high 21 points in an 89-53 rout of Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Friday at the Mike Miller Classic.
No. 73 Mike Gesell, PG
The Iowa signee went for 34 points in SCC’s 84-65 win over Tucson Amphitheatre on Wednesday. He then dropped 36 points but SSC suffered its first loss of the season on Thursday, 82-72, to Corona Del Mar (Ariz.) at the VistaMesa.com Challenge. He added 37 points on Friday in a win over Phoenix Pinnacle.
No. 74 L.J. Rose, PG
Rose chipped in five points in Westbury Christian’s 70-38 rout of Second Baptist on Tuesday.
No. 76 Rapheal Davis, SG
Davis scored 14 points as La Lumiere handed Findlay Prep (Nev.) its first loss of the season on Thursday, 67-66, at the Mike Miller Classic. He exploded for 38 points in a 74-73 win over O’Gorman (Sioux Falls) on Friday.
No. 83 Nik Stauskas, SF
In two games at the HighSchooOT.com Invitational, Stauskas had 12 points, six rebounds and five assists on Thursday and 28 points on Friday.
No. 84 Alex Caruso, SG
Caruso led all scorers with 18 points in a 45-41 double-overtime win against Killeen Shoemaker on Tuesday.
No. 85 Matt Costello, C
Michigan State-bound center Costello led all scorers with 34 points and a whopping 25 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Bay City Western fell to Detroit King, 73-72, on Thursday. He went for 24 points and 20 boards in a win over Midland Dow on Tuesday.
No. 87 Denzel Valentine, SF
Valentine scored just three points but added 11 rebounds and 10 assists in Lansing Sexton’s 80-71 win against Kalamazoo Central on Friday.
No. 88 Terry Rozier, PG
Rozier scored 20 points but Shaker Heights dropped a 56-54 decision to Brunswick (Ohio) in the Brunswick Holiday Hoops Classic championship.
No. 92 Shaquille Johnson, SF
The Auburn-bound forward led the way for Milton with 18 points in a 77-56 rout of Bishop Gorman (Nev.) on Friday at the Beach Ball Classic. He scored 19 as Milton captured the championship on Saturday with a win over Lone Peak (Utah).
No. 93 Michael Frazier, SG
The future Florida guard had 11 points and four rebounds in Montverde’s 72-50 win over Dwyer on Thursday at the Kingdom of the Sun Tournament. He went for 19 points and nine rebounds in helping Montverde capture the tournament title on Friday with a 67-53 win over Ely.
No. 94 Zena Edosomwan, PF
The unsigned senior had 20 points and 10 rebounds in a MaxPreps Holiday Classic loss to Lincoln (N.Y.) on Thursday. He scored 23 as Harvard-Westlake beat Sacramento Burbank 60-62 on Friday to win its division championship of the tournament.
No. 95 Grant Verhoeven, PF
Verhoeven exploded for 39 points and 23 rebounds in Central Valley Christian’s 77-61 win over Sylmar at the Modesto Christian Tournament. He went for 20 and 18 in a win over University High (San Francisco) on Thursday. On Tuesday he had 23 points, 16 boards and five blocks in win over Coalinga.
No. 97 Kellen Dunham, SG
Dunham had 22 points but his Pendleton Heights squad fell to Hamilton Southeastern in overtime on Friday morning at the City Securities Hall of Fame Classic. On Friday afternoon he scored another 22 points in a consolation win over Kokomo. He poured in 30 – including 7-of-10 from 3 – as the Arabians rolled by Alexandria 83-23 on Monday.