Sunday, February 10, 2008

Bruin Recruiting: Prep News Roundup (2/11)

By Bruin Basketball Report

Prep News Roundup is published every Monday.


Jrue Holiday scored 38 points Tuesday in a 73-43 victory over visiting Montclair Prep of Panorama City, eclipsing former Simi Valley standout Don MacLean (2,243 points, 1986-88) as the area's third all-time scorer with 2,281points, according to Cal-Hi Sports. With one Olympic League game remaining, plus the Southern Section playoffs and probably the CIF State playoffs ahead, Holiday trails only Mitchell Butler (2,682 points, Oakwood of North Hollywood, 1986-89) and Greg Goorjian (2,506 points, Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta, 1976-78). Holiday added 17 rebounds, nine steals, four assists and a blocked shot, helping the Vikings to their 112th victory in 124 games since his arrival four years ago. LA Daily News 2/5

MODESTO CHR. 97, ESCALON 62, at Modesto Christian -- Adam Watts (21 points) stepped up with a big game for the Crusaders (18-4, 12-0)....Reeves Nelson finished with 20 points for the Crusaders. Modesto Bee 2/6

Reeves Nelson -- a 6-7 junior forward who has already verbally committed to UCLA -- had 20 points in the first half, while 6-3 Dabrail Henton scored 10 of his 19 points in the opening period. Nelson, benched early in the season for his inconsistent effort, showed he's overcome that malady. With MC up 73-36, he chased his missed 3-point shot four rows deep into the stands and flung it back to the hoop -- and his freshman brother Raymond turned it into a basket. "He's been doing it since our tournament, going all over the court to score, block shots and rebound," Porter said. "The whole team's playing this way."  Modesto Bee 2/9

Modesto Christian 108, #17 Skyline-Oakland 75: Modesto Christian was led by D.J. Seeley, a 6-3 senior guard headed for Cal. He had game highs of 30 points and 12 rebounds, and 6-7 junior Reeves Nelson - who committed to UCLA last month - added 26 points, 11 rebounds, five blocks and four assists despite playing only 17 minutes after receiving two technical fouls. SF Chronicle 2/10


Led by super sophomore Tyler Lamb, Division II-AA No. 7 Colony (16-9, 8-0) secured the Mt. Baldy League title with the help of a second consecutive win over second-place No. 15 Chaffey (16-5, 6-2) on Jan. 30. Inland Daily Bulletin 2/5

Ater Majok, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound high school senior center who attends the American International School in Carlingford, Australia, will make official recruiting trips to KU and Connecticut sometime in March, according to Majok, 20, a native of Sudan who has played for Heat Basketball Academy in Virginia, has also heard from West Virginia, Baylor, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgetown, St. John’s and others. LJ World 2/5

If the Panther boys wondered how much McGuinness missed junior Daniel Orton in the teams' first meeting this season, they got their answer Tuesday night. Orton totaled 33 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocked shots to give the Class 4A No. 1-ranked team a 63-51 victory over Class 6A's No. 2-ranked squad. Oklahoma City 2/6

Stephen Van Treese to attend Baylor game: KU will have a recruit in attendance for Saturday’s 7 p.m. home game against Baylor. Stephan Van Treese, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound junior forward from Lawrence North High in Indianapolis, tells he will be making an unofficial visit to KU. He is considering KU, Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue and UCLA. “I’m kind of excited because I’ve never seen anything in Kansas. All I’ve heard is that it is flat ground. But I’ve heard the area and campus is real nice,” he told “The stadium is amazing, from what I’ve heard. I’ve seen a lot of games on television, and the crowd seems amazing.” LJ World 2/6

Mason Plumlee, a 6-foot-11 junior being recruited by a host of Division I schools including Duke, scored 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and made four blocks for the Greenies (26-2). Ashiville Citizen 2/7

Westchester (25-3, 10-1) avenged its recent loss to Fairfax. It succeeded in taking center Renardo Sidney, the nation's top junior prospect at his position, out of his game enough to turn Westchester loose on its own. And Westchester found it could win with its fleas-against-the-big- dog approach, turning the matchup against Sidney into a stalemate when it mattered most. Westchester turned loose its skill and agility and found itself. Daily Breeze 2/7

It took two overtimes, but Westchester finally ended its five-game losing streak to Western League rival Fairfax with a 71-70 victory. The game was played at Loyola Marymount University....Fairfax junior center Renardo Sidney had 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Lions (21-4, 10-1). LA Times 2/7

Dominguez 90, Warren 39: Jordan Hamilton scored a game-high 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Thurman Woods added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Dons (23-2, 10-0), who finished the San Gabriel Valley League undefeated. Press Telegram 2/7

Westchester turned in a performance Wednesday night in a 71-70 double-overtime victory over Fairfax that was one for its video archives, if not those of Fairfax junior center Renardo Sidney, whose personal cameraman follows him conspicuously. Sidney has entered the realm of handlers and hustlers. He's not a high school player, but a prospect on loan, performing here as a perfunctory measure, while he is groomed to be somebody's meal ticket. Appearance counts more than effort, and all you had to do was watch him saunter up and down an NBA-sized court Wednesday night to realize that quick guards at the next level will drive circles around this ice-cream truck if he doesn't learn how to run. Daily Breeze 2/9

The Wildcats wrapped up their regular season with a 63-45 nonleague home victory Friday over Mission Prep of San Luis Obispo....Renaissance Academy used a quick 7-0 spurt midway through the third quarter to take a 35-26 advantage and seize control of the contest. Junior post Anthony Stover was superb, recording a triple-double with 16 points, 14rebounds and 11 blocks. LA Daily News 2/9

(photo credit: Ashville Citizen)



At Feb 11, 2008, 3:30:00 AM, Anonymous BruinFan said...

I had a nightmare that Collison and Westbrook got into it at practice before the Washington loss...then Collison had the worst game of his life...
Any truth to my nightmare??? Is there something going on between those two that we, as fans don't know about??
I'm not starting was a nightmare and then he played crappy.
Thanks BBR

At Feb 11, 2008, 8:16:00 AM, Anonymous Brew in said...

After reading these things about Sidney, sounds like he's not our man. He doesn't sound like UCLA material at all!


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