Sunday, February 04, 2007

Bruin Recruiting: Prep News Roundup (2/5)

By Bruin Basketball Report

Prep News Roundup is published every Monday.


Chace Stanback, Fairfax. Finished with 35 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks as the visiting
Lions, ranked No. 4 by The Times, defeated Western League foe Venice,
71-53. LA Times 1/31

Jerime Anderson
, Canyon, Jr. -Smart player who understands
the dangers of trying to do too much. Needs to learn to set up for his
outside shot a fraction of a second sooner. OC Register 2/1

They say he is one of the best high school players in the country.
They say he rebounds like Moses Malone and his outlet passing is like
Wes Unseld. They say he will become UCLA's next great big man, in the
company of Lew Alcindor and Bill Walton. They say a lot about Kevin Love. OC Register 2/2

Yes, he is that good. Kevin Love lived up to the hype.
UCLA's top recruit scored 36 points, made some great passes, grabbed
just about every rebound in his vicinity (he finished with 15), and
blocked three shots, as the 6-foot-9 senior led Lake Oswego of Oregon
to a 61-52 victory over Mater Dei on Saturday in the final game of the
two-day Nike Extravaganza at Mater Dei. OC Register 2/4

The Monarchs tried to front Kevin Love, mostly using 6-10 sophomore David
Wear. There always was plenty of weakside help, often provided by
Wear's twin brother Travis. But Love was just too much. Is his
strength his quickness, or his muscle? On Saturday, he was so good at
so many things, and in so many ways, that it was difficult to single
out one outstanding attribute. OC Register 2/4

Chace Stanback
, Fairfax: Had 24 points, but it wasn't enough to prevent Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy from defeating the No. 4 Lions, 70-54, in intersectional play at the Nike Extravaganza. LA Times 2/4


James Harden scored 27 points, including 13 of Lakewood Artesia's 16
fourth-quarter points, to help the Pioneers (21-1, 8-1), ranked No. 2
by The Times, hold off No. 9 host Lakewood Mayfair, 77-72....Renardo Sidney had 21 points for Artesia, which took the team bus
immediately after the game to catch a 10:40 p.m. flight to Raleigh, N.C. LA Times 1/31

The 6-foot-8 King, who had already made six 3-pointers, was the obvious
choice to attempt a score-tying shot. Instead, the Monarch's Blake
Arnet launched a 3-pointer that fell short as time expired and Oak Hill
(27-1) escaped with a 77-74 win....Andy Brown and Travis Wear scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, while
Kamyron Brown and David Wear had nine each for the sixth-ranked Monarchs. News Observer 1/31

Mayo's surprise appearance came after Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy beat Santa Ana Mater Dei, 77-74....Artesia's Renardo Sidney, a 6-10 sophomore who was coming off a
three-game suspension for what his coach, Loren Grover, called "a team
situation," scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half, and Mayo's
future Trojans teammate, Malik Story, scored 12 of his 21 points in the
first half as the 11th-ranked Pioneers (20-2) took a 40-30 lead by
halftime. LA Times 1/31

Luke Babbitt scored 34 points for Galena (8-0 in
the High Desert League) in a little over a half. "Luke really shot the
ball extremely well," Mauer said. "He just really was in the groove. Nevada Appeal 1/31

Profile: Drew Gordon, Archbishop Mitty; The 6-foot-9 center showed why he is one of the top boys
basketball recruits in the nation when he had 25 points, 12 rebounds
and seven blocks in a victory at St. Francis on Jan. 24. Mercury News 1/31

Nothing official yet, but word is Mitty High School-San Jose junior
prospect Drew Gordon is down to six potential college destinations:
North Carolina, Duke, UCLA, Washington, Arizona and Cal. Contra Costa Times 1/31

After playing at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadiumn Tuesday night,
Artesia flew home Wednesday and landed at the airport at 12:30 p.m.,
rested and then went out and beat the Matadores 72-55 to take over sole
possession of first place in the Suburban League. Sophomore forward Renardo Sidney led all scorers with 24 points Press Telegram 2/1

As has been the script all season, juniors DeMar DeRozan (a game-high
22 points, 14 of those in the second half when he didn't miss a shot
from the field) and Edgar Garibay (14 points, 16 rebounds and six
blocked shots) led the way for the Tarbabes. Press Telegram 2/1

Twins' success is ever-growing
Sophomores David and Travis Wear are ready to demonstrate their on-court talents for scouts at the Nike Extravaganza. Three days before Dave and Gloria Wear gave birth to their first child, doctors prepared them for twins. "David
Jr.," the only boy's name they selected, was their first child born
Sept. 21, 1990, 19 inches long, weighing 5 pounds, three ounces. A
minute later, Travis weighed in 8 ounces heavier but identical to his
blond, brown- eyed brother in every other way. OC Register 2/1

Los Alamitos High boy's basketball player Corbin Moore admitted that he
was upset when he lost his starting spot eight games ago because he was
too inconsistent...Ever since he's been on the bench to start the game, the 6-foot-9 junior
forward has been playing great, and nothing changed against Fountain
Valley. He recorded 23 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots in a
50-40 win on the road. Press Telegram 2/2

#2 Mitty-San Jose 74, Sacred Heart Cathedral 49: Mitty's Drew Gordon
scored 16 of his game-high 18 points and had eight rebounds and six blocks in
the first two quarters, as Mitty (17-4, 10-1 West Catholic Athletic League) put
on a first half passing clinic, leading 46-28 at halftime. San Francisco Chronicle 2/3

GALENA 82, MCQUEEN 52: Luke Babbitt scored 29 points, Goose Robinson had
14 points, Brice Crook had 13 points and J.D. Peters added 11 points.
In addition, Mauer praised the way Crook hit the offensive glass. Nevada Appeal 2/3

Luke Babbitt scored 14 points in limited action for
Galena (16-9, 10-0 in the High Desert League). Babbitt scored 12 points
in the first half. He hit just one field goal, but was 9-of-10 from the
foul line. Brice Crook added 11 points for the Grizzlies. Nevada Appeal 2/4

Justin, the 6-foot-6 senior, is headed for Washington. Jrue, the
6-foot-4 junior, hasn't made a call yet, but is believed to be deciding
between UCLA and Washington. "I'm going to let it run its course," Jrue Holiday said. "I'm not close to making that decision." "I
don't get involved in what he's deciding," Justin said. "Obviously the
fact that I'm going to Washington probably has a bearing, but I'm not
really even keeping up with it." OC Register 2/4

(photo credit: Daniel A. Anderson, OC Register and Tracey Roman/Press-Telegram)



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