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The inaugural NC Top 80 was held on March 29, 2014 in Greensboro, NC and I wasn’t able to fully scout the event due to the fact that we were broadcasting six of the games live on NetCast Sports Network, but I still had quite a few notes and I’m putting up them here broken out by each game to try and make it as easy to review as possible. Today I’m posting my notes from Game Three. Note: This is the second game of the day featuring Team 4, so my notes on some players are the same, as these notes are my overall take on their play during the day, not on a specific game.

Game Three:

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The second game we broadcast on the day was Team 2 vs. Team 4, with the following rosters:

Team 2
# Name Class Height School
12 Justice Kithcart 2016 6’1″ Hillside HS
13 Spencer Wilson 2015 6’1″ Bishop McGuiness
14 Michael Okauru 2017 6’1″ Ravenscroft
27 Charles Norman 2016 6’2″ Prominence
37 Todd Smith 2017 6’3″ Flora McDonald
38 Chazz Surratt 2017 6’3″ East Lincoln HS
47 Ronshad Shabazz 2015 6’4″ Knightdale HS
53 CJ Bryce 2015 6’5″ N. Mecklenburg HS
65 Simeon Carter 2015 6’7″ West Charlotte HS
66 Xavier Hill-Mais 2015 6’7″ Page HS
80 Ebuka Izunda 2016 6’10″ Victory Christian

Team 4

# Name Class Height School
5 Juan Munoz 2016 6′ Panther Creek
6 Darriel Brown 2017 6′ FCDS
7 Kenny Hairston 2015 6′ Davidson Day
18 Quayson Williams 2015 6’1″ Eastern Guilford
28 Emmett Tilley 2016 6’2″ Northern Durham
49 Charles Minlend, Jr. 2015 6’4″ First Assembly
54 Zach Cottrell 2016 6’5″ Hayesville HS
61 Peter Agba 2015 6’6″ Greensboro Day
69 Matt Kalaf 2016 6’7″ Nuese Christian
74 Papa N’Diaye 2016 6’9″ Quality Education

Spencer Wilson (PG, 6’1, 2015) crafty left-handed point guard who has a smooth release on his deep jumper. Beats players off of the dribble and effective floor general.

Justice Cithkart (G, 6’1, 2016) a guard who showed an active, athletic game all day. Has an ability to get buckets in transition and an effective slasher in the halfcourt. Really solid looking prospect.

Charles Norman (G, 6’2″, 2016) Athletic guard with excellent awareness and aggressive with the ball. Looks to push it inside and beat the defender before they can react.

Chazz Surratt (G, 6’3″, 2016) Pushes the ball constantly and is a high motor player. One of the guys who kept looking stronger as the day progressed, and other players tired. Active on both ends, strong physically.

Ronshad Shabazz (G, 6’4″, 2015) Excellent size as a guard and versatile, today playing at both the 2 and the 3 spot. Can create his own shot.

Simeon Carter (F, 6’7″, 2015) Good length and size, raw athlete who will continue to improve as he polishes his skill set. Was active on both the defensive end and cleaning up on the offensive end.

Ebuka Izunda (C, 6’10″, 2016) Excellent big man prospect with good athleticim, good rebounding timing and can play in the post on offense. Has some upside and definitely worth being on colleges’ radar.

Juan Munoz (PG, 6′, 2016) very quick guard with a deft dribble. All over the floor on both ends and held his own against several top players.

Matt Kalaf (SF, 6’7″, 2016) Great deep shooter with length. College coaches have to like what they see in Kalaf, who has the size to play the small forward spot at the collegiate level. He has a high, fluid release on his jump shot and his height gives him an ability to shoot right over smaller guards and forwards. He also has the range to scorch teams from outside. Moves without the ball to get shots but doesn’t just set up on the perimeter, also gets inside on defense and posts up at times when he sees the right match up.

Peter Agba (PF/C, 6’6″, 2015) Agba is a rebounding machine and a physical presence in the post. Although he is undersized for a collegiate center, he outrebounded many players today who had an inch or two on him. A beast inside, he relishes and plays through contact all day long.

Zach Cottrell (SF, 6’5″, 2016) Cottrell was active and played a lot of perimeter today, showing an ability to hit from deep and a willingness to play scrappy. Good passer and awareness.

Papa N’Diaye (PF/C, 6’9″, 2016) is one of the best post prospects in the Southeast right now. His natural skill set is his length, high shot release and fluid ability to score from the mid range. I’ve seen N’Diaye play multiple times and have always been impressed with his ability to play – and score – against other true big men. His go-to move is a turn around jumper but he has a college build and will be playing at the Division I level somewhere. Great hands, good footwork and can even finish a bit slashing on the move. N’Diaye should be considered a national prospect.

Darriel Brown (G, 6′, 2017) Showed an ability to drive the lane with the ball, kicking it out if the defense adjusted, but also an ability to spot up and get open for outside shots. Good in transition with the ball.

Emmett Tilley (PG, 6’2″, 2016) Tilley is another player who I’ve seen several times and is a solid college guard prospect. Showed his ability to get to the bucket and has a quick release on the drive that makes him hard to stop going at the basket. Can run the team but today showed his ability to play and move without the ball, but was still very much involved in the game.

Charles Minlend, Jr. (SG/SF, 6’4″, 2015) one of the top performers of the day and definitely had the scouts talking. Showed a versatile game and at times looked unstoppable. In on every play, has a natural ability to get buckets, but I want to be clear that although Minland is an effective SG/SF who can score the ball, he isn’t the type of player who just drives for his shot as soon as the ball touches his hands. He showed an ability and willingness to drive and kick to teammates or give up the ball in the half court when it made sense. Easily arrived on the scene as one of the top prospects in the state in the class of 2015.

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Mitron Terry Mixtape

Mitron Terry (PG, 6’2″, 2014) Webb HS (NC) is a player we’ve mentioned multiple times over the past year, and a player that colleges should be actively recruiting. This past season Terry was more known for playing with UNC commit Isaiah Hicks, but Terry is a solid player in his own right, and has bulked up over the past year. Here’s some junior season highlights.

It’s tough for us watching the high school playoffs and championship. We have relationships with so many players and coaches on both teams that while we enjoy every win, we still feel every loss.

The state title games this past Saturday were no exception. The above video is of the final second in regulation for the 4A game, between Broughton High School and Olympic High School. For Olympic, Trey Mitchell (SG/SF, 6’5″, 2013) attended last summer’s Basketball Elite Southeast Summer Showcase, and had a solid performance, making the all-star game. We watched B.J. Gladden (SF/PF, 6’5″, 2013) on the road with his AAU team, the CP3 All-Stars, on the road as they made the Nike EYBL final four in Augusta, GA last July. We scouted Jevon Patton (PG, 5’9″, 2013) last season as he was the engine that pushed Highland Tech in the playoffs. Deriece Parks, CJ Jackson, Dante Simmons and the rest of Olympic were in one of our first broadcasts of the year as they hosted a talented Davie County HS team in Charlotte.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the ball, we’ve watched Devonte Graham (PG, 6’1″, 2013) as a talented AAU player with Garner Road, and saw him compete with some of the most elite PGs in the nation at the CP3 Elite Guard camp. When App State landed him, we knew they’d gotten a steal. Cameron Gottfried and James Hemphill are both players who are scouts have seen multiple times and helped get Broughton to the title game.

So it’s not easy; it’s actually impossible to root for either team, and we feel as bad for the losers as we feel good for the winners.

And starting now, we’ll start looking ahead to next season and see which players we’ll be seeing in the 2014 title games.

Calvin Hermanson basketball
Calvin Hermanson and Lake Oswego HS (OR) have gotten respect as the season has progressed.

By Marcus Shockley

This national high school basketball ranking combines multiple available polls for a period of time into a single poll, and creates a ranking for each team based on their average ranking, number of times they are ranked in the various polls, the highest ranking that teams has in those polls and the position ranking out of all ranked teams for the period. Read more about today’s cumulative ranking below.

School Location High AVG Qty TrueRank™
1. Findlay Prep Henderson,NV 1 1 4 33.500
2. Montverde Academy Montverde,FL 2 2 4 32.000
3. Lone Peak HS West Highland,UT 3 3 4 30.500
4. Prime Prep Academy Dallas,TX 4 5 4 27.000
5. St. Benedict Prep Newark,NJ 4 5 4 27.000
6. Whitney Young Magnet HS Chicago,IL 4 7 4 24.750
7. Huntington Prep Huntington,WV 6 8 4 22.750
8. St. Anthony HS Jersey City,NJ 5 9 4 22.250
9. Simeon HS Chicago,IL 5 9 4 22.250
10. Poly HS Long Beach,CA 5 9 4 22.000
11. Mater Dei HS Santa Ana,CA 6 11 4 19.500
12. Bishop Montgomery Torrance,CA 8 11 4 19.000
13. Desoto HS Dallas,TX 9 12 4 17.750
14. Lake Oswego HS Lake Oswego,OR 10 13 4 15.750
15. La Lumiere School La Porte,IN 10 14 4 14.750
16. Iowa City West HS Iowa City,IA 13 15 4 12.750
17. Pershing HS Detroit,MI 13 18 4 9.000
18. Germantown HS Germantown,WI 15 18 4 8.000
19. Blanche Ely HS Pompano Beach,FL 18 19 4 6.500
20. Gonzaga HS Washington,DC 12 20 3 3.667
21. Bishop Gorman HS Las Vegas,NV 18 22 4 3.000
22. Chester HS Chester,PA 22 22 4 1.250
23. Olympic HS Charlotte,NC 17 18 2 -0.500
24. Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson,VA 22 24 3 -4.667
25. Blue Valley Northwest HS Overland Park,KS 19 21 2 -6.000
26. Irmo Columbia,SC 21 22 2 -9.000
27. Northland HS Columbus,OH 22 23 2 -11.000
28. Midwest City HS Midwest City,OK 17 17 1 -16.000
29. Morgan Park HS Chicago,IL 25 27 2 -18.500
30. Miller Grove HS Lithonia,GA 21 21 1 -28.000

Notes:
The polls seem to have settled on their own opinions for Prime Prep and Huntington; some have ranked Prime as high as #4 while others still maintain them slightly lower. Huntington has dropped in all but one of the polls (USA Today). Oak Hill continues to cling to a tenuous grasp on being ranked, and no team has seen more wild swings in rankings this year than Simeon. One sleeper that’s found it’s way up in the rankings after not being ranked at the beginning of the year is Lake Oswego, ranked as high as #10 in one poll.

This week’s poll includes four sources: Hoopniks, ESPN, USA Today and PrepNation. MaxPreps also released polls during this period but I haven’t included them, due to the fact that they segment private academies from public high schools. I am not sure how, or if, I will incorporate their rankings back into the cumulative rankings.

Finally: In the poll listing, the ‘high’ value represents the highest ranking in any poll that team received during the ranking period.
‘Qty’ represents how many polls they were ranked in. ‘AVG’ represents their average ranking in all polls where they were ranked.

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Oak Hill basketball
Oak Hill has struggled – and fallen – since New Year’s. Photo Source: 247sports.com

By Marcus Shockley

This national high school basketball ranking combines multiple available polls for a period of time into a single poll, and creates a ranking for each team based on their average ranking, number of times they are ranked in the various polls, the highest ranking that teams has in those polls and the position ranking out of all ranked teams for the period. Read more about today’s cumulative ranking below.

School Location High AVG Qty TrueRank™
1. Findlay Prep Henderson,NV 1 1 4 31.500
2. Montverde Academy Montverde,FL 2 2 4 30.000
3. Lone Peak HS West Highland,UT 3 3 4 28.250
4. Simeon HS Chicago,IL 3 4 4 26.500
5. Prime Prep Academy Dallas,TX 4 6 4 24.250
6. St. Benedict Prep Newark,NJ 5 6 4 24.000
7. La Lumiere School La Porte,IN 6 8 4 21.500
8. Huntington Prep Huntington,WV 6 9 4 19.750
9. Whitney Young Magnet HS Chicago,IL 7 9 4 19.750
10. Poly HS Long Beach,CA 7 10 4 18.250
11. St. Anthony HS Jersey City,NJ 7 10 4 18.000
12. Mater Dei HS Santa Ana,CA 5 11 4 17.250
14. Bishop Montgomery Torrance,CA 10 12 4 15.000
13. Desoto HS Dallas,TX 9 12 4 15.000
15. Lake Oswego HS Lake Oswego,OR 11 14 4 12.000
16. Iowa City West HS Iowa City,IA 14 15 4 10.000
17. Pershing HS Detroit,MI 15 18 4 6.000
18. Midwest City HS Midwest City,OK 13 19 4 5.250
19. Germantown HS Germantown,WI 17 19 4 4.500
20. Blanche Ely HS Pompano Beach,FL 18 19 4 4.500
21. Chester HS Chester,PA 22 23 4 -2.000
22. Olympic HS Charlotte,NC 18 18 2 -3.500
23. Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson,VA 23 25 4 -4.500
24. Bishop Gorman HS Las Vegas,NV 18 19 2 -5.000
25. Blue Valley Northwest HS Overland Park,KS 19 22 2 -9.500
26. Irmo Columbia,SC 21 23 2 -12.500
27. Roosevelt HS Washington,DC 23 23 2 -13.500
28. Northland HS Columbus,OH 22 24 2 -14.500
29. Gonzaga HS Washington,DC 25 26 2 -19.000
30. Miller Grove HS Lithonia,GA 22 22 1 -33.000

Notes:
Still not change at the top of the poll but th various polls can’t agree on several teams, such as Pershing, Bishop Montgomery, Prime Prep and La Lumiere. But the biggest consensus is Oak Hill, which has fallen rapidly and is in danger of dropping out of the top 30 entirely.

This week’s poll includes four sources: Hoopniks, ESPN, USA Today and PrepNation. MaxPreps also released polls during this period but I haven’t included them, due to the fact that they segment private academies from public high schools. I am not sure how, or if, I will incorporate their rankings back into the cumulative rankings.

Finally: In the poll listing, the ‘high’ value represents the highest ranking in any poll that team received during the ranking period.
‘Qty’ represents how many polls they were ranked in. ‘AVG’ represents their average ranking in all polls where they were ranked.

Want to know more? You can follow Marcus Shockley on Twitter, right this second.

TrueRank is ™ and © 2013 Neptune Media Group, LLC.

St. Anthony basketball
St. Anthony’s has risen across all of the rankings. Photo Source: NJ.com

By Marcus Shockley

This national high school basketball ranking combines multiple available polls for a period of time into a single poll, and creates a ranking for each team based on their average ranking, number of times they are ranked in the various polls, the highest ranking that teams has in those polls and the position ranking out of all ranked teams for the period. Read more about today’s cumulative ranking below.

School Location High AVG Qty TrueRank™
1. Findlay Prep Henderson,NV 1 1 4 32.500
2. Montverde Academy Montverde,FL 2 2 4 31.000
3. Lone Peak HS West Highland,UT 3 3 4 29.250
4. Simeon HS Chicago,IL 3 4 4 27.500
5. Prime Prep Academy Dallas,TX 4 6 4 25.250
6. St. Benedict Prep Newark,NJ 5 6 4 25.000
7. La Lumiere School La Porte,IN 6 8 4 22.500
8. Whitney Young Magnet HS Chicago,IL 7 8 4 21.500
9. Huntington Prep Huntington,WV 6 9 4 20.750
10. St. Anthony HS Jersey City,NJ 7 10 4 19.250
11. Poly HS Long Beach,CA 7 10 4 19.000
12. Mater Dei HS Santa Ana,CA 5 11 4 18.250
13. Desoto HS Dallas,TX 9 12 4 16.000
14. Bishop Montgomery Torrance,CA 11 13 4 15.000
15. Lake Oswego HS Lake Oswego,OR 12 15 4 11.500
16. Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson,VA 14 15 4 11.250
17. Iowa City West HS Iowa City,IA 14 16 4 10.250
18. Midwest City HS Midwest City,OK 13 20 4 5.000
19. Pershing HS Detroit,MI 16 20 4 4.750
20. Germantown HS Germantown,WI 17 20 4 4.250
21. Blanche Ely HS Pompano Beach,FL 19 20 4 4.000
22. Gonzaga HS Washington,DC 14 23 3 -1.333
23. Olympic HS Charlotte,NC 19 19 2 -4.500
24. Arlington Country Day Jacksonville,FL 21 24 3 -5.333
25. Bishop Gorman HS Las Vegas,NV 19 20 2 -6.000
26. Blue Valley Northwest HS Overland Park,KS 20 22 2 -9.500
27. Chester HS Chester,PA 23 24 2 -14.000
28. Irmo Columbia,SC 23 25 2 -15.000
29. Northland HS Columbus,OH 24 26 2 -17.500
30. Carmel HS Carmel,IN 22 22 1 -32.000

Notes:
No change in this week’s top two, with Findlay and Montverde locking those positions down. But Prime Prep has finally started getting some recognition, ranking as high as 4th and averaging at 5th in this week’s cumulative poll. Simeon has exploded back up into the rankings with a healthy Jabari Parker, Huntington Prep and Oak Hill continue to languish, and Arlington Country Day works it’s way back up a few more spots.

This week’s poll includes four sources: Hoopniks, ESPN, USA Today and PrepNation. MaxPreps also released polls during this period but I haven’t included them, due to the fact that they segment private academies from public high schools. I am not sure how, or if, I will incorporate their rankings back into the cumulative rankings.

Finally: In the poll listing, the ‘high’ value represents the highest ranking in any poll that team received during the ranking period.
‘Qty’ represents how many polls they were ranked in. ‘AVG’ represents their average ranking in all polls where they were ranked.

Want to know more? You can follow Marcus Shockley on Twitter, right this second.

TrueRank is ™ and © 2013 Neptune Media Group, LLC.

Jabari Parker Simeon
Jabari Parker and Chicago’s Simeon have bounded back up into the top 10. Photo Source: MaxPreps

By Marcus Shockley

This national high school basketball ranking combines multiple available polls for a period of time into a single poll, and creates a ranking for each team based on their average ranking, number of times they are ranked in the various polls, the highest ranking that teams has in those polls and the position ranking out of all ranked teams for the period. Read more about today’s cumulative ranking below.

School Location High AVG Qty TrueRank™
1. Findlay Prep Henderson,NV 1 1 4 35.500
2. Montverde Academy Montverde,FL 2 2 4 33.750
3. Lone Peak HS West Highland,UT 3 3 4 32.250
4. St. Benedict Prep Newark,NJ 2 5 4 30.250
5. St. Anthony HS Jersey City,NJ 4 6 4 28.250
6. Simeon HS Chicago,IL 4 6 4 28.000
7. Prime Prep Academy Dallas,TX 4 6 4 27.750
8. Whitney Young Magnet HS Chicago,IL 5 7 4 26.750
9. La Lumiere School La Porte,IN 7 9 4 23.750
10. Huntington Prep Huntington,WV 8 11 4 21.250
12. Poly HS Long Beach,CA 10 12 4 19.500
11. Mater Dei HS Santa Ana,CA 7 12 4 19.500
13. Desoto HS Dallas,TX 9 13 4 18.500
14. Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson,VA 12 12 4 18.250
15. Bishop Montgomery Torrance,CA 11 13 4 17.500
16. Lake Oswego HS Lake Oswego,OR 13 16 4 13.750
17. Iowa City West HS Iowa City,IA 15 15 4 13.750
18. Pershing HS Detroit,MI 17 20 4 7.500
19. Germantown HS Germantown,WI 18 20 4 6.750
20. Blanche Ely HS Pompano Beach,FL 19 20 4 6.500
21. Midwest City HS Midwest City,OK 14 20 3 5.667
22. Olympic HS Charlotte,NC 19 19 2 -1.500
23. Bishop Gorman HS Las Vegas,NV 19 21 2 -4.000
24. St. John Bosco Los Angeles,CA 21 21 2 -5.500
25. Arlington Country Day Jacksonville,FL 21 22 2 -7.000
26. Blue Valley Northwest HS Overland Park,KS 20 24 2 -9.000
27. Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School Philadelphia,PA 24 24 2 -11.500
28. Irmo Columbia,SC 23 26 2 -14.000
29. Chester HS Chester,PA 25 27 2 -16.000
30. Gonzaga HS Washington,DC 18 18 1 -17.000

Notes:
Findlay Prep now owns the #1 spot across all polls and is the clear leader in the nation at this point. However, a little farther down in the pack, Simeon has come roaring back after an early-season injury to Jabari Parker knocked them from their #1 ranking in several polls. At one point a couple of weeks ago they were still ranked in the double digits, but now they are all the way back in the Top 10.

Arlington Country Day makes an appearance this week after showing up in two of the national polls.

The biggest discrepancy between the polls still remains between Prime Prep and Huntington Prep. When Prime Prep exploded on the national scene buy beating then-top-ranked Huntington, it created a problem for the polls that they still can’t agree on. Some have Huntington still ranked very high; others have dropped them but given Prime Prep a much higher ranking. It’s clear that the pollsters aren’t sure as a group how they feel about the upstart, and it’s clear that some pollsters aren’t willing to drop Huntington too far.

This week’s poll includes four sources: Hoopniks, ESPN, USA Today and PrepNation. MaxPreps also released polls during this period but I haven’t included them, due to the fact that they segment private academies from public high schools. I am not sure how, or if, I will incorporate their rankings back into the cumulative rankings.

Finally: In the poll listing, the ‘high’ value represents the highest ranking in any poll that team received during the ranking period.
‘Qty’ represents how many polls they were ranked in. ‘AVG’ represents their average ranking in all polls where they were ranked.

Want to know more? You can follow Marcus Shockley on Twitter, right this second.

TrueRank is ™ and © 2013 Neptune Media Group, LLC.

Nigel Williams-Goss Findlay Prep
Nigel Williams-Goss and Findlay Prep overtake #1 in the rankings. Photo Source: PrepForce

By Marcus Shockley

This national high school basketball ranking combines multiple available polls for a period of time into a single poll, and creates a ranking for each team based on their average ranking, number of times they are ranked in the various polls, the highest ranking that teams has in those polls and the position ranking out of all ranked teams for the period. Read more about today’s cumulative ranking below.

School Location High AVG Qty TrueRank™
1. Findlay Prep Henderson,NV 1 1 4 34.250
2. Whitney Young Magnet HS Chicago,IL 1 3 4 31.750
3. Montverde Academy Montverde,FL 2 3 4 31.500
4. Lone Peak HS West Highland,UT 3 4 4 30.000
5. St. Benedict Prep Newark,NJ 2 6 4 28.000
6. La Lumiere School La Porte,IN 3 6 4 27.500
7. Prime Prep Academy Dallas,TX 5 9 4 23.500
8. Mater Dei HS Santa Ana,CA 4 9 4 23.250
9. St. Anthony HS Jersey City,NJ 6 9 4 23.250
10. Desoto HS Dallas,TX 7 9 4 22.250
11. Simeon HS Chicago,IL 10 11 4 19.500
12. Poly HS Long Beach,CA 9 11 4 19.250
13. Huntington Prep Huntington,WV 9 12 4 18.500
14. Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson,VA 10 12 4 18.250
15. Bishop Montgomery Torrance,CA 14 14 4 14.250
16. Omaha Central HS Omaha,NE 11 14 3 13.333
17. Lake Oswego HS Lake Oswego,OR 13 16 4 12.000
18. Iowa City West HS Iowa City,IA 15 16 4 11.750
19. Pershing HS Detroit,MI 17 21 4 4.750
20. Blanche Ely HS Pompano Beach,FL 19 21 4 4.500
21. Paul VI HS Fairfax,VA 19 20 3 2.667
22. Midwest City HS Midwest City,OK 16 23 3 -0.333
23. Germantown HS Germantown,WI 21 22 3 -0.667
24. St. John Bosco Los Angeles,CA 21 23 3 -1.667
25. Olympic HS Charlotte,NC 21 21 2 -6.000
26. Bishop Gorman HS Las Vegas,NV 19 22 2 -7.000
27. Columbia HS Decatur,GA 22 24 2 -11.500
28. Blue Valley Northwest HS Overland Park,KS 24 26 2 -15.500
29. Bishop O’Connell Arlington,VA 19 19 1 -21.000
30. Gonzaga HS Washington,DC 20 20 1 -24.000

Notes:
After running a close #2 all season, Findlay Prep gets two big events that pushed them into the #1 spot. Findlay beat previous #1 Montverde in a head to head match up at the Hoophall Classic, but Montverde had already dropped a game over the same weekend. Nigel Williams-Goss made his latest case to be included as an All-American in the win. Meanwhile, more shakeups down the rankings as several teams who had high initial rankings or scored big upsets early in the season stumble. Most curious is the case of Huntington Prep, which has lost 2 games but still ranked very high in some of the polls, or more specifically, ESPN. Olympic continues to climb in the national rankings and Paul VI continues to surge back up into several polls.

This week’s poll includes four sources: Hoopniks, ESPN, USA Today and PrepNation. MaxPreps also released polls during this period but I haven’t included them, due to the fact that they segment private academies from public high schools. I am not sure how, or if, I will incorporate their rankings back into the cumulative rankings.

Finally: In the poll listing, the ‘high’ value represents the highest ranking in any poll that team received during the ranking period.
‘Qty’ represents how many polls they were ranked in. ‘AVG’ represents their average ranking in all polls where they were ranked.

Want to know more? You can follow Marcus Shockley on Twitter, right this second.

TrueRank is ™ and © 2013 Neptune Media Group, LLC.

Whitney Young basketball
Paul White, L.J. Peak and Whitney Young have hit the top 5 across several polls. Photo Source: MaxPreps

By Marcus Shockley

This national high school basketball ranking combines multiple available polls for a period of time into a single poll, and creates a ranking for each team based on their average ranking, number of times they are ranked in the various polls, the highest ranking that teams has in those polls and the average ranking. Read more about today’s cumulative ranking below.

School Location High AVG Qty TrueRank™
1. Montverde Academy Montverde,FL 1 1 4 34.250
2. Findlay Prep Henderson,NV 1 1 4 33.750
3. Lone Peak HS West Highland,UT 3 4 4 30.000
4. Whitney Young Magnet HS Chicago,IL 3 5 4 28.750
5. Mater Dei HS Santa Ana,CA 3 6 4 27.500
6. Poly HS Long Beach,CA 5 6 4 26.500
7. La Lumiere School La Porte,IN 4 8 4 24.750
8. Huntington Prep Huntington,WV 4 8 4 24.250
9. St. Benedict Prep Newark,NJ 5 9 4 23.500
10. Prime Prep Academy Dallas,TX 4 10 4 22.500
11. St. Anthony HS Jersey City,NJ 7 10 4 21.250
12. Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson,VA 10 10 4 20.250
13. Desoto HS Dallas,TX 8 11 4 20.000
14. Simeon HS Chicago,IL 11 13 4 16.500
15. Omaha Central HS Omaha,NE 11 14 3 13.333
16. Bishop Montgomery Torrance,CA 15 15 4 12.750
17. Iowa City West HS Iowa City,IA 15 17 4 10.750
18. Lake Oswego HS Lake Oswego,OR 14 18 4 9.750
19. Southwind HS Memphis,TN 16 17 3 7.667
20. Bishop O’Connell Arlington,VA 18 20 3 3.333
21. Pershing HS Detroit,MI 18 22 3 0.333
22. Blanche Ely HS Pompano Beach,FL 22 22 3 -1.333
23. St. John Bosco Los Angeles,CA 21 23 3 -1.667
24. Germantown HS Germantown,WI 23 23 3 -3.000
25. Midwest City HS Midwest City,OK 17 23 2 -7.000
26. Bishop Gorman HS Las Vegas,NV 20 23 2 -9.000
27. Olympic HS Charlotte,NC 23 23 2 -10.500
28. Gonzaga HS Washington,DC 20 20 1 -24.000
29. Christ the King Middle Village,NY 20 20 1 -24.000
30. Thurgood Marshall HS Dayton,OH 22 22 1 -30.000

Notes: This week’s poll includes four sources: Hoopniks, ESPN, USA Today and PrepNation. MaxPreps also released polls during this period but I haven’t included them, due to the fact that they segment private academies from public high schools. I am not sure how, or if, I will incorporate their rankings back into the cumulative rankings.

The top two in the poll remain the same, although all polls have Montverde Academy at #1, with the exception of USA Today, which has Findlay Prep at the top spot. However, movement in the rest of the rankings, as polls vary widely on schools such as Prime Prep, Huntington Prep and St. Anthony. Once again I’m listing the top 30.

Finally: In the poll listing, the ‘high’ value represents the highest ranking in any poll that team received during the ranking period.
‘Qty’ represents how many polls they were ranked in. ‘AVG’ represents their average ranking in all polls where they were ranked.

Want to know more? You can follow Marcus Shockley on Twitter.

TrueRank is ™ and © 2013 Neptune Media Group, LLC.

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Nick Emery and Lone Peak are still hot. Photo Source: Naples News

By Marcus Shockley

This national high school basketball ranking combines multiple available polls for a period of time into a single poll, and creates a ranking for each team based on their average ranking, number of times they are ranked in the various polls, the highest ranking that teams has in those polls and the average ranking. Read more about today’s cumulative ranking below.

School Location High AVG Qty TrueRank™
1. Montverde Academy Montverde,FL 1 1 4 38.250
2. Findlay Prep Henderson,NV 1 1 4 37.750
3. Lone Peak HS West Highland,UT 3 4 4 34.250
4. Mater Dei HS Santa Ana,CA 3 6 4 31.000
5. Whitney Young Magnet HS Chicago,IL 3 6 4 31.000
6. Poly HS Long Beach,CA 5 6 4 30.750
7. St. Benedict Prep Newark,NJ 4 8 4 28.750
8. La Lumiere School La Porte,IN 4 8 4 28.500
9. Huntington Prep Huntington,WV 4 9 4 27.500
10. Prime Prep Academy Dallas,TX 4 10 4 26.250
11. St. Anthony HS Jersey City,NJ 7 10 4 25.500
12. Desoto HS Dallas,TX 7 10 4 25.000
13. Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson,VA 10 11 4 23.750
14. Chester HS Chester,PA 9 15 4 18.500
15. Southwind HS Memphis,TN 13 15 4 17.500
16. Simeon HS Chicago,IL 11 15 3 16.333
17. Omaha Central HS Omaha,NE 12 16 3 14.333
18. St. John Bosco Los Angeles,CA 16 17 4 14.000
19. Iowa City West HS Iowa City,IA 17 19 4 12.000
20. Lake Oswego HS Lake Oswego,OR 14 21 4 9.750
21. Pike HS Indianapolis,IN 18 20 3 6.667
22. Pershing HS Detroit,MI 17 22 3 5.000
23. Bishop Montgomery Torrance,CA 16 23 2 -2.500
24. Bishop Gorman HS Las Vegas,NV 20 23 2 -4.500
25. Bishop O’Connell Arlington,VA 23 23 2 -6.500
26. Blanche Ely HS Pompano Beach,FL 23 24 2 -7.500
27. Putnam City HS Oklahoma City,OK 16 16 1 -8.000
28. Midwest City HS Midwest City,OK 17 17 1 -11.000
29. Olympic HS Charlotte,NC 24 26 2 -11.000
30. White Station HS Memphis,TN 20 20 1 -20.000

Notes: This week’s poll includes four sources: Hoopniks, ESPN, USA Today and PrepNation. MaxPreps also released polls during this period but I haven’t included them, due to the fact that they segment private academies from public high schools. I am not sure how, or if, I will incorporate their rankings back into the cumulative rankings.

Still not much change at the top of the poll, but a major loss by Huntington Prep this week pushed some significant movement, including dropping Prep from #3 to #9 and introducing Prime Prep, who dealt Huntington their loss, into the rankings at #10. The overall movement of the rankings is relatively consistent, but this week I’ve expanded the list to show the Top 30 True Rank teams just because, well, I have the data and I think it’s interesting. Note that two NC teams, Olympic and West Charlotte, do appear on a few polls but only Olympic has a high enough value to land in the cumulative rankings.

Finally: In the poll listing, the ‘high’ value represents the highest ranking in any poll that team received during the ranking period.
‘Qty’ represents how many polls they were ranked in. ‘AVG’ represents their average ranking in all polls where they were ranked.

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