Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bruin Recruiting: Prep News Roundup (12/21)

By Bruin Basketball Report 

Prep News Roundup is published every Monday. 


Kentwood (2-3, 2-3) played its third straight game without 6-foot-10 star Josh Smith, the UCLA recruit who is resting a partially torn patellar tendon in his left knee. Smith, wearing a knee brace, said before the game that he will be ready for to return to practice next week and that he expects to play in the T-Mobile Invitational Dec. 29-30 in Birmingham, Ala. Kentwood coach Michael Angelidis could not confirm that timeline, stressing that Smith's health is the top priority. "When the big fella gets healthy and comes back, we're going to be a very good team," he said. "This will pay off. We've got young guys who are learning under fire. Seattle Times 12/18


Lew Wallace junior boys basketball player Branden Dawson was picked as the Indiana Pacers Player of the Week for the state's North zone after scoring 20 points and grabbing 18 rebounds in the Hornets' 75-68 overtime win over Class 3A No. 9 Indianapolis Howe last week. NWI Times 12/16

Findlay Prep's 45-game winning streak was snapped Thursday with a 53-52 loss to Northland (Ohio) in a game televised on ESPN at Westerville, Ohio....Nick Johnson scored 14 points and Jabari Brown 10 for Findlay Prep. LVRJ 12/18

The third quarter was a bad one for the Oilers in more ways than one. Not only was it outscored 18-11 but 6-5 senior standout Trey Zeigler sustained a shoulder injury trying for a steal with 30 seconds to play. Zeigler had 23 points and 15 rebounds when injured. He did return in the final period but noticeably favored his left shoulder. "We're not sure how serious it is right now," Taylor said. Zeigler had an ice bag on his shoulder following the game. He finished the game with 27 points and 18 rebounds.  Morning Sun 12/19

Amir Williams had 14 points to lead Detroit Country Day to a 71-43 win over Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard in the final game of the Throwdown in Motown tournament on Saturday. Ray McCallum and Lee Bailey added 12 points each for Country Day (4-0).  Detroit News 12/19

In Friday’s headliner, No. 1 Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) topped Winter Park (Fla.), 86-75, to bounce back from its loss to Northland (Columbus, Ohio) on Thursday night that snapped a 45-game win streak....With Nick Johnson and Tristan Thompson leading the charge in the third quarter, Winter Park’s last rally would come with 1:34 in the fourth quarter cutting the lead to 77-71.  Joseph finished with 27 points, Thompson had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Johnson added 19 points, eight assists and five steals. MaxPreps 12/20


At Dec 23, 2009, 3:41:00 AM, Anonymous Jammer said...

Maybe the JC transfer route is where Howland should look. None of his young guys seem to pan out. Has anyone seen this kid play? Offering him a scholarship ... is he academically eligible or is UCLA learning a trick or two from their cross town rivals?


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