2017 Marshall County Hoop Fest

2017 Marshall County Hoop Fest Report

Reed Condor Gymnasium

Marshall County HS

Benton, KY

img_3135-1A special thanks to Mr. Dan and the entire crew that put on the Marshall County Hoop Fest and the Grind Session events. Their hospitality and friendliness go unmatched. The Hoop Fest is the best event in the country and should be a bucket list item for any basketball fan. I strongly urge any and everyone from Mississippi to give this event a try at least once. That’s all it takes and you will be hooked into making the trip every year. Another special thank you goes out to Magnolia Hoops contributor Wesley Odle. Mr. North Carolina Tar Heel worked tirelessly this week and was a big time help in covering the event. He has a special talent of befriending players, Coaches and every person he comes into contact with and he will never meet a stranger. Wes is pictured below with N’Faly Dante of Sunrise Christian.

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I was asked the question many times over the last several days from people back home, “Why are you covering that, that’s not MS?” There is multiple answers. Number one is that it is the Hoop Fest and should be seen by everyone and number two is that it turned into a MS show. Out of 19 boys games, we had 9 games with Magnolia Hoops ranked players playing in them. Four of the nine, we had the player of the game. Our guys created some major buzz while there and represented the state very well. Pictured below is the only 2 MS 5 star players, Jaemyn Brakefield and DJ Jeffries.

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I hope you guys enjoy the coverage from Benton, KY. Go check out the Hoop Fest site below for all-time records, scores and information. You can also watch the games presented by Tanager Sports.

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Thursday November 30, 2017 Session 1

Marshall County Patriots 1-0 (Benton, KY) 57

#487 IL Massac County Patriots 1-4 (Metropolis, IL) 48

Watch Marshall County vs Massac County

This game had a slow start but got exciting in a hurry. Isaiah Thompson (6-6 ’18 F Massac County 9 pts 10 reb 4 st) had several nice slams to get the crowd going. Game MVP, Aaron Reed (6-5 ’18 F Marshall County 18 pts 12 reb 2 ast 4 st 8-11 fg), answered with several steals and slams of his own.

Marshall County (home team)

Skyler Smith 6-3 ’18 F 11 pts 4 reb 3 ast

Matt French 6-7 ’18 C 7 pts 6 reb 1 3’s

Tyler Powell 6-0 ’20 G 13 pts 3 3’s

Massac County (traveled 39 miles)

Julian Russell 6-2 ’20 G 11 pts 5 reb 2 3’s

MVP

Aaron Reed

6-5 ’18 F

Marshall County

18 pts 12 reb 4 st 8-11 fg

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#5 KY Graves County Eagles 3-1 (Mayfield, KY) 69

University Heights Blazers 0-1 (Hopkinsville, KY) 65

Watch Graves County vs University Heights

Graves County is a great team that plays team ball. They are not as talented as other teams but play hard and together. Brenden Young (6-7 ’18 F/C Graves County 13 pts 23 reb 4 blk) set a new Hoop Fest record for rebounds with 23. Graves County won the game but Kyky Tandy (6-1 ’19 G University Heights 34 pts 4 reb 3 st 14-23 fg 3 3’s pictured below) stole the show. Tandy scored at will around the basket. The guard gets his shot off so fast from outside. Mississippi State baseball commit Drew McGowan (6-1 ’19 G University Heights) added 10 pts 4 reb 2 3’s.

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Graves County (traveled 25 miles)

Trevor Grant 6-3 ’18 G 12 pts 5 reb

Jordyn Naranjo 6-2 ’19 16 pts 9 reb 2 3’s

Ryan Mathis 6-1 ’19 15 pts 4 ast 2 st

Jacob Savage 6-3 ’19 11 pts 7 reb

University Heights (traveled 62 miles)

Heekwun Dorsey 6-2 ’18 F 3 st

Taquan Hollowell 6-3 ’19 G/F 8 pts 9 reb 3 st 2 3’s

KJ Crump 5-9 ’21 G 2 pts 2 reb 2 ast

MVP

Brenden Young

6-7 ’18 F/C

Graves County

13 pts 23 reb (new Hoop Fest record) 4 blk

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#70 FL Victory Rock Prep 5-3 (Sarasota, FL) 59

#6 (Super25) Sunrise Christian Academy Buffaloes 6-1 (Wichita, KS) 55

Watch Victory Rock vs Sunrise Christian

Victory Rock played very hard in this game and had the will to win. Game MVP Michael Durr (6-11 ’18 F/C Victory Rock Prep 14 pts 7 reb 5-9 fg 4-5 ft) played like a beast and will be a great addition to South Florida. N’Faly Dante (7-0 ’20 F/C Sunrise Christian Academy 12 pts 14 reb 2 ast 3 blk 6-10 fg) played with the MS Express/MEBO Elite  over the summer and is ranked by 247Sports as #2 in his class.  Dante had an impressive showing at the Hoop Fest. Austin Crowley (6-5 ’19 G Sunrise Christian Academy 2 pts 2-2 ft Scout #48) is still finding his way with the team and working his way into the rotation after transferring from West Point during the Thanksgiving break. He holds offers from Ole Miss, Alabama and MS State.

Victory Rock Prep (traveled 868 miles)

Jonathan Dos Anjos 6-8 ’18 F 8 pts 5 reb

Madut Akec 6-7 ’18 7 pts 4 reb

Jackson Makoi 6-5 ’19 G 8 pts 3 st 4-4 fg

Kolton Mitchell 6-2 ’19 G 8 pts 3 st 3-3 fg 2 3’s

Ibrahima Diallo 7-0 ’19 C 6 reb 3 blk

Mawot Mag 6-6 ’20 8 pts 6 reb

Sunrise Christian (traveled 571 miles)

Carlos Paez 5-10 ’18 PG 8 pts 4 ast 2-3 fg 4-4 ft

Khaleem Bennett (Central Arkansas signee) 6-4 ’18 G 8 pts

Malik Hall (247Sports #44) 6-7 ’19 G/F 11 pts 10 reb

MVP

Michael Durr

6-11 ’18 F/C

Victory Rock Prep

South Florida

14 pts 7 reb 5-9 fg 4-5 ft

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Friday December 1, 2017 Session 2

#3 (Xcellent25 & Super25) Oak Hill Academy Warriors 5-0 (Mouth of Wilson, VA) 84

#27 TN Hamilton Heights Christian Academy Hawks 7-2 (Chattanooga, TN) 63

Watch Oak Hill vs Hamilton Heights

Hamilton Heights took on the tough task of trying to tackle Oak Hill with a rebuilding and reloading team. Coach Ferrell and his guys fought hard but it wasn’t enough to over come the firepower of the Warriors.

Oak Hill Academy (traveled 478 miles)

Will Richards (247Sports #34 Oregon commit) 6-4 ’18 G 6 pts 3 reb 2 ast

Keldon Johnson (Kentucky commit) 6-7 ’18 G 16 pts 7 reb 2 st

Maurice Calloo 6-9 ’18 F 5 pts 6 reb

David McCormack (247Sports #26 Kansas commit) 6-10 ’18 C 20 pts 8 reb 2 blk 2 st 8-14 fg

Josh Hemmings 6-7 ’20 F 3 pts

Evan Johnson (Future150 #88) 5-10 ’20 G 4 pts 2 ast

Hamilton Heights Christian (traveled 265 miles)

Kevaughn Ellis 6-4 ’18 G 4 pts 2 ast

Uris Plavsic 7-1 ’18 F 16 pts 8 reb 6-9 fg

Wheza Panzo 6-6 ’19 G 12 pts 2 st 5-7 fg 2 3’s

Jason Jitiboh 6-11 ’19 C 3 pts

Tre Edwards 6-6 ’19 G 12 pts 5-8 fg

Sam Ruzhentsev 6-6 ’20 G 11 pts 4 reb

MVP

Keyontae Johnson

6-5 ’18 F

Oak Hill Academy

Florida

24 pts 7 reb 3 ast 4 st 11-14 fg (247Composite #91)

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#4 (Super25) Findlay Prep Pilots 10-1 (Henderson, NV) 67

Orangeville Prep (Ontario, Canada) 48

Watch Findlay Prep vs Orangeville Prep

Findlay Prep cruised to the victory over Orangeville Prep. Michigan signee and Scout #42 ranked Ignas Brazdeikis (6-8 ’18 G/F Orangeville Prep 28 pts 12 reb 2 ast) did everything he could do but it wasn’t enough to offset the size and talent of the Pilots. Bol Bol (7-3 ’18 F Findlay Prep 20 pts 6 reb 9-13 fg Scout #2) will be a game changer for Oregon with his size, skill and length.

Findlay Prep (traveled 1,699 miles)

Connor Vanover (Memphis signee) 7-3 ’18 C 12 pts 8 reb

Jack Schwietz (UMBC signee) 6-5 ’18 G 5 pts 4 reb

Kyler Edwards (Texas Tech signee) 6-4 ’18 G 8 pts

Nathan Mensah (San Diego State signee) 6-9 ’18 F 5 pts 9 reb 2 blk 2-3 fg

Reggie Chaney (Arkansas signee 247Sports #89) 6-7 ’18 F 4 pts 7 reb

Spencer Washington 6-7 ’18 F 4 pts 2 ast 2 st

Terrence “TJ” Moss 6-4 ’18 G 7 pts 2 reb 3 ast

Orangeville Prep (traveled 804 miles)

Keshaun Saunders 6-5 ’18 G 11 pts 5 reb

Shawn Barthelemy 6-0 ’18 G 6 reb 2 st

Joe Jones III 6-10 ’19 F/C 4 reb 2 blk

Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe (Scout #42) 6-6 ’20 SF 5 pts 4 reb 3 st

MVP

Bol Bol

7-3 ’18 F

Findlay Prep

Oregon

20 pts 6 reb 9-13 fg (Scout #2)

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#12 (Super25) Prolific Prep Academy Crew 9-2 (Napa, CA) 77

#225 TN Tenn Preparatory Academy Diplomat Lions 0-4 (Memphis, TN) 71

Watch Prolific Prep vs Tenn Prep

Prolific Prep used a big game from Jordan Brown (6-11 ’18 PF Prolific Prep 30 pts 11 reb 2 ast 2 blk 9-13 fg 12-16 ft 247Sports #9) . MBA Hoops and Mississippi summer resident Onyinyechi “Brown” Eyisi (6-9 ’18 C Prolific Prep) had 8 pts 6 reb 2-3 fg 4-4 ft. Former Yazoo County resident and former Olive Branch player Antavion “Dude” Collum (6-8 ’19 PG Tenn Prep 21 pts 2 reb 3 st 3 3’s Scout #95 pictured below) had a big weekend and helped his recruiting.

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Prolific Prep (traveled 2,219 miles)

Sekou Toure’ (UC Santa Narbara signee) 6-4 ’18 G/F 14 pts 5 reb 4 st 6-10

Jared Martin (Montana State signee) 6-5 ’18 SG 7 pts 4-4 ft

Jeenathan Williams (Buffalo signee) 6-6 ’18 G/F 6 pts

Amadou Sow (UC Santa Barbara signee) 6-9 ’18 PF 12 pts 9 reb

Tenn Prep (traveled 177 miles)

Shawn Cornelius 6-10 ’18 C 4 pts 6 reb 2 blk

Tyrese Patterson 6-2 ’18 G 24 pts 5 reb 3 ast 3 st 9-14 fg

Emmanuel Umoffia 7-2 ’18 C 6 pts 3 reb 3-3 fg

Traizon Byrd 6-7 ’19 G 9 pts 2 reb 2 st 3 3’s

MVP

Jordan Brown

6-11 ’18 PF

Prolific Prep

30 pts 11 reb 2 ast 2 blk 9-13 fg 12-16 ft (247Sports #9)

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#5 (Super25) St. Benedict’s Prep Gray Bees 3-0 (Newark, NJ) 64

#7 (Super25) Huntington St. Joseph Prep Fighting Irish 7-1 (Huntington, WV) 55

Watch St. Benedict’s vs Huntington Prep

St. Benedict’s got a great combined game from two juniors.  Sharp shooting Lester Quinones (6-6 ’19 G St. Benedict’s Prep 38 pts 4 reb 2 st 8 3’s) hit 8 3’s on his way to 38 points. Precious Achiuwa (6-9 ’19 F 17 pts 7 reb 2 ast St. Benedict’s Prep Rivals #11) played big with several poster slams. MBA Hoops was represented by UCLA  commit Kenneth “Kenny” Nwuba (6-11 ’18 C Huntington Prep 6 pts 2 blk pictured below) and Jaemyn Brakefield (6-9 ’20 G/F Huntington Prep 14 pts 10 reb 6-10 fg 247Composite #2).

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Huntington Prep (traveled 369 miles)

Johnathan McGriff 5-11 ’19 G 8 pts 3 reb

Marvin Price (Rivals #57) 6-5 ’19 G 11 pts 8 reb

Quinn Slazinski 6-8 ’19 SF 4 pts 5 reb

Michael Christmas 6-6 ’19 SG 6 pts

Jonathan Kuminga 6-8 ’21 F 6 pts

St. Benedict’s (traveled 936 miles)

Ebrima Dibba 6-6 ’18 G 7 reb

Souleymane Diatkite 6-8 ’18 F 9 reb

Jake Betlow 6-2 ’19 G 3 ast 2 st

MVP

Lester Quinones

6-6 ’19 G

St. Benedict’s

38 pts 4 reb 2 st 8 3’s

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Hillcrest Prep Bruins 8-1 (Phoenix, AZ) 82

#70 FL Victory Rock Prep 5-3 (Sarasota, FL) 77

Watch Hillcrest Prep vs Victory Rock

Arizona commit Kyree Walker (6-5 ’20 G Hillcrest Prep 27 pts 5 reb 3 ast 3 st 15-18 ft Future150 #2) was playing to win. He showed up and showed out proving his high ranking as Hillcrest survived the Victory Rock surge.

Victory Rock Prep (traveled 868 miles)

Michael Durr (South Florida commit) 6-11 ’18 F/C 7 pts

Jackson Makoi 6-5 ’19 G 7 pts 3 reb 3 ast 2 st

Kolton Mitchell 6-2 ’19 G 4 pts 4 reb 5 st

Jonathan Dos Anjos 6-8 ’18 F 14 pts 3 reb

Madut Akec 6-7 ’18 26 pts 8 reb 2 st 15-17 ft

Ibrahima Diallo 7-0 ’19 C 6 pts 5 reb 2 blk

Kuany Kuany 6-6 ’19 10 pts 8 reb

Hillcrest Prep (traveled 1,561 miles)

Pietro Agostini (Kennesaw State signee) 6-10 ’18 8 pts 4 reb

Demarius Jacobs 6-3 ’18 19 pts 4 reb 2 ast 3 st 13-13 ft

KJ Hymes (Nevada commit) 7-0 ’18 10 pts 12 reb 5 blk

Jeron Artest 6-1 ’19 5 pts

Dishon Thomas (Nevada commit) 6-9 ’19 9 pts 4-4 ft

JB Mukebu 6-8 ’19 4 pts 12 reb

MVP

Kyree Walker

6-5 ’20 G

Hillcrest Prep

Arizona State

27 pts 5 reb 3 ast 3 st 15-18 ft (Future150 #2)

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Saturday December 2, 2017 Session 3

#16 MS Columbus Falcons 5-2 (Columbus, MS) 54

Curie Condors 1-1 (Chicago, IL) 46

Watch Columbus vs Curie

Big time win for Columbus and Coach Carlyle. He is know for his zone defense, which looked really impressive, but it was his man defense that made the difference in this game. Columbus guarded well as a team and got into them defensively. Robert Woodard II (6-7 ’18 G/F Columbus 22 pts 8 reb 3 blk 10-17 fg ESPN #36) played like a beast. The MS State commit impressed fans and media with his leaping ability and physical frame. Denijay Harris (6-7 ’18 G/F Columbus 13 pts 9 reb 4-7 fg 5-7 ft pictured below) played solid against higher ranked players with D1 offers showing that he can contribute on the next level also. Casey “CJ” Smith Jr (5-8 ’18 PG Columbus 8 pts 2 st pictured below) played smart and solid as well. CJ played with poise and composure against the much bigger opponents. Curie is a very tough and good team and they will have a very successful season.

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Curie (traveled 400 miles)

Maurice Commander (Chattanooga signee) 5-11 ’18 SG 15 pts 2 reb 3 ast 4 3’s

Demarco Graham 5-7 ’18 6 pts 2 3’s

Tyree Martin 6-8 ’18 2 pts 2 reb

Offers: Chicago State, Tulsa, UIC

Treavon Martin 6-8 ’18 6 pts 5 reb

Offers: Chicago State, Tulsa, UIC

Dajuan Gordon 6-4 ’19 8 pts 3-5 fg 2 3’s

Offers: Chicago State, Montana

Marquise Walker (Future150 #90) 6-0 ’19 5 pts

Offers: DePaul, Illinois

Columbus (traveled 271 miles)

RJ Deloach 6-2 ’18 G 6 pts

Aaron Johnson 6-3 ’18 G 2 pts 6 reb

Greg King 6-1 ’19 G 3 pts

MVP

Robert Woodard II

6-7 ’18 G/F

Columbus

MS State

22 pts 8 reb 3 blk 10-17 fg (ESPN #36)

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#4 (Super25) Findlay Prep Pilots 10-1 (Henderson, NV) 56

#15 KY Aspire Academy Wizards 2-5 (Louisville, KY) 53

Watch Findlay Prep vs Aspire

Big man Charles Bassey (ESPN #3 6-11 ’19 PF Aspire Academy 16 pts 13 reb 2 ast 2 st 5-9 fg) played really big but it wasn’t enough to pull out the victory over the bigger Pilots. Former Memphis East player with Mississippi ties had two solid games over the weekend. Terrence “TJ” Moss (6-4 ’18 G Findlay Prep pictured below) averaged 7 ppg, 2 rpg, 3 ast and 2 spg.

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Findlay Prep (traveled 1,699 miles)

Bol Bol (Oregon commit Scout #2) 7-3 ’18 F 14 pts 4 reb 3 blk 2 st 6-6 ft

Connor Vanover (Memphis signee) 7-3 ’18 C 9 pts 3 reb 3-4 fg 3 3’s

Kyler Edwards (Texas Tech signee) 6-4 ’18 G 13 reb 4-4 ft

Spencer Washington 6-7 ’18 F 2 reb

TJ Moss 6-4 ’18 G 7 pts 2 reb 2 ast 3 st 5-6 ft

Aspire Academy (traveled 205 miles)

Joel Ntambwe 6-8 ’18 PF 19 pts 4 reb 2 ast 7-13 fg 5-7 ft

Nygal Russell 6-5 ’18 G 4 pts 3 reb

Kein Maisonneuve 6-4 ’18 G 3 reb

De’Sean Allen-Eikens 6-6 ’19 SG 7 pts 3 reb

Sekoe Sada Kalle 6-10 ’21 PF 2 st

MVP

Reggie Chaney

6-7 ’18 F

Findlay Prep

Arkansas

10 pts 7 reb 2 st 6-7 ft (247Sports #89)

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#5 (Super25)  St. Benedict’s Prep Gray Bees 3-0 (Newark, NJ) 68

Hillcrest Prep Bruins 9-2 (Phoenix, AZ) 57

Watch St. Benedict’s vs Hillcrest Prep

Kyree Walker (Arizona State commit 6-5 ’20 G Hillcrest Prep 32 pts 5-8 3’s 9-12 ft Future150 #2) had another outstanding game but it wasn’t enough to get past the impressive Gray Bees. St. Benedict’s left Kentucky with two impressive wins and this one could be accredited to Precious Achiuwa (6-9 ’19 F St. Benedict’s 38 pts 10 reb 3 blk 14-19 fg 5-8 3’s 5-5 ft Rivals #11). Precious showed the scouts and Coaches that he can shoot. He played with a really high motor and did everything he could to improve his ranking. His performance was very impressive in both wins. Below is Walker and Achiuwa after their 30+ point games.

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Hillcrest Prep (traveled 1,561 miles)

Demarius Jacobs 6-3 ’18 7 pts 4 reb 5-6 ft

KJ Hymes (Nevada commit) 7-0 ’18 8 pts 5 reb

Jeron Artest 6-1 ’19 5 pts

Dishon Thomas (Nevada commit) 6-9 ’19 3 reb

JB Mukebu 6-8 ’19 2 reb

St. Benedicts (traveled 936 miles)

Andre Toure 6-8 ’18 F 4 pts 3 reb

Ebrima Dibba 6-6 ’18 G 2 ast

Souleymane Diatkite 6-8 ’18 F 8 pts 10 reb 2 st 2-3 fg

Jake Betlow 6-2 ’19 G 3 pts 2 ast

Lester Quinones 6-6 ’19 G 13 pts 3 3’s

MVP

Precious Achiuwa

6-9 ’19 F

St. Benedicts

38 pts 10 reb 3 blk 14-19 fg 5-8 3’s 5-5 ft (Rivals #11)

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Saturday December 2, 2017 Session 4

#7 (Super25) Huntington St. Joseph Prep Fighting Irish 7-1 (Huntington, WV) 78

#12 (Super25) Prolific Prep Academy Crew 9-2 (Napa, CA) 74

Watch Huntington Prep vs Prolific Prep

For a short time period in this game it looked like a MBA Hoops scrimmage. They were going back and forth scoring on each other. Representing MBA Hoops was Onyinyechi “Brown” Eyisi (6-9 ’18 C Prolific Prep 8 pts 6 reb 4-5 fg pictured below), Kenneth “Kenny” Nwuba (UCLA commit 6-11 ’18 C Huntington Prep 3 pts 3 reb), Emmanuel Okpomo (6-9 ’20 C Huntington Prep 2 pts 3 reb) and  Jaemyn Brakefield (6-9 ’20 G/F Huntington Prep 25 pts 3 reb 9-15 fg 2 3’s 247Composite #2). Jaemyn displayed his impressive skills in front of all the Kentucky faithful showing just how much of a prized possession he could be for all the Blue Bloods by taking home the Game MVP honors. Jordan Brown (247Sports #9 6-11 ’18 PF Prolific Prep 24 pts 13 reb 8-12 ft) did came through with a good double-double in the loss.

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Prolific Prep (traveled 2,219 miles)

Sekou Toure’ (UC Santa Barbara signee) 6-4 ’18 G/F 8 pts 7 reb

Jared Martin (Montana State signee) 6-5 ’18 SG 8 pts 2 3’s

Jeenathan Williams (Buffalo signee) 6-6 ’18 G/F 7 pts 4 reb

Amadou Sow (UC Santa Barbara signee) 6-9 ’18 PF 19 pts 7 reb 7-10 fg 3 3’s

Huntington Prep (traveled 369 miles)

Johnathan McGriff 5-11 ’19 G 4 pts 2 reb

Marvin Price (Rivals #57) 6-5 ’19 G 7 pts 2 reb

Quinn Slazinski 6-8 ’19 SF 3 reb

Michael Christmas 6-6 ’19 SG 20 pts 9 reb 6-8 fg 3-4 3’s 5-6 ft

Cashius McNeilly 6-4 ’20 G 9 pts

Jonathan Kuminga 6-8 ’21 F 6 pts 3 reb

MVP

Jaemyn Brakefield

6-9 ’20 G/F

Huntington Prep (Jackson, MS)

25 pts 3 reb 9-15 fg 2 3’s (247Composite #2)

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Lexington Catholic Knights 2-1 (Lexington, KY) 45

Marshall County Marshals 1-1 (Benton, KY) 40

Watch Lexington Catholic vs Marshall County

Another Game MVP with a Mississippi bloodline. Zan Payne (6-5 ’18 G Lexington Catholic 22 pts 11 reb 2 ast 3 st) is not from the Magnolia State but his father has deep roots around the south part of the state. Zan is the son of Kentucky assistant Coach Kenny Payne.

Marshall County (home team)

Skyler Smith 6-3 ’18 F 9 pts 6 reb

Aaron Reed 6-5 ’18 F 12 pts 7 reb

Matt French 6-7 ’18 C 5 pts 5 reb 4 ast

Lucas Nichols 6-0 ’18 G 6 pts 3 reb

Tyler Powell 6-0 ’20 G 5 pts

Lexington Catholic (traveled 243 miles)

TC Price 6-3 ’18 8 pts 2 reb 2-2 fg 3-3 ft

Max Sparkman 6-7 ’18 3 pts 2 reb

Javen Hardin 5-11 ’19 4 reb 2 ast

Ben Johnson 6-1 ’21 6 pts 4 reb 2 3’s

MVP

Zan Payne

6-5 ’18 G

Lexington Catholic

22 pts 11 reb 2 ast 3 st

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MS #6 Olive Branch Conquistadors 6-1 (Olive Branch, MS) 91

KY #10 Adair County Indians 2-1 (Columbia, KY) 78

Watch Olive Branch vs Adair County

For the second week in a row Coach Calipari was court side to see Decorian DJ Jeffries (6-7 ’19 G Olive Branch 35 pts 11 reb 3 ast 15-23 fg 4-6 ft ESPN #9) and he didn’t disappoint earning Co-Game MVP honors. The other Co-MVP was the most electrifying freshman in the country. Olive Branch tried everything they could to slow Zion Harmon (5-11 ’21 G Adair County #1 ’21 34 pts 7-8 ft 6 reb 5 ast 3 st 5 3’s) down but it didn’t work. Harmon scored easily with double and triple teams against some high end defenders. Harmon is getting early interest from Kansas and Kentucky. Stepping up big for Olive Branch was Joseph Cooper (6-0 ’19 PG Olive Branch 24 pts 3 reb 3 ast 4 st 9-13 fg 5-5 ft pictured below). Cooper provided a scoring punch. Josh Stevenson (6-2 ’19 SG Olive Branch 10 pts 8 reb 7 ast 5-7 fg) had a solid outing playing big in crucial times of the game. Shamar Brown (6-5 ’19 SF Olive Branch 13 pts 5 reb 5-7 fg 2 3’s pictured below) shot the ball very well from the outside adding two 3’s and if not for a toe on the line would’ve been 3.

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Olive Branch (traveled 200 miles)

Kelvin Allen 6-1 ’18 G 7 pts 5 ast 3 st

Wes Taylor 5-11 ’20 PG 2 pts 2 ast

Adair County (traveled 214 miles)

Hunter Cundiff 6-2 ’18 F 7 pts 4 reb 3-5 fg

Anthony Payne 5-11 ’19 G 22 pts 3 reb 2 ast 2 st 8-14 fg 5 3’s

Dre Boyd 6-3 ’20 F 9 pts 6 reb 4-6 fg

Co-MVP

DJ Jeffries

6-7 ’19 G

Olive Branch

35 pts 11 reb 3 ast 15-23 fg 4-6 ft (ESPN #9)

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Zion Harmon

5-11 ’21 G

Adair County

34 pts 6 reb 5 ast 3 st 5 3’s 7-8 ft (#1 ’21)

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#3 (Xcellent 25 & Super25) Oak Hill Academy Warriors 11-0 (Mouth of Wilson, VA) 97

#229 TN Tenn Preparatory Academy Diplomat Lions 0-4 (Memphis, TN) 67

Watch Tenn Prep vs Oak Hill

Oak Hill started the game on fire and never cooled off. It was a highlight reel game that wowed the fans on just about every play.

Oak Hill Academy (traveled 478 miles)

Will Richards (Oregon commit 247Sports #34) 6-4 ’18 G 23 pts 5 reb 5 ast 2 st 10-17 fg 3-4 3’s

Maurice Calloo /6-9 ’18 F 4 pts 3 reb 2 st 4-6 ft

David McCormack 6-10 ’18 C (Kansas commit 247Sports #26) 15 pts 6 reb 2 st 7-9 fg

Keyontae Johnson 6-5 ’18 F (Florida commit 247Composite #91) 18 pts 6 reb 8-11 fg

BJ Mack 6-8 ’19 F 3 pts 4 reb

Evan Johnson 5-10 ’20 G (Future150 #88) 10 pts 5 st 4-6 fg 2 3’s

Tenn Prep (traveled 177 miles)

Shawn Cornelius 6-10 ’18 C 9 pts 6 reb 3-4 fg

Tyrese Patterson 6-2 ’18 G 25 pts 8 reb 3 ast 2 st 11-19 fg

Emmanuel Umoffia 7-2 ’18 C 4 pts 3 reb

Antavion “Dude” Collum 6-8 ’19 PG (Scout #95) 20 pts 2 reb 3 3’s

Nasair Holland 6-6 ’18 G 7 pts

MVP

Keldon Johnson

6-7 ’18 G

Oak Hill Academy

Kentucky

15 pts 5 reb 2 st 6-7 fg

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Sunday December 3, 2017 Session 5

Orangeville Prep 1-1 (Ontario, Canada) 88

Believe Prep Academy Starz 1-2 (Athens, TN) 66

Watch Orangeville Prep vs Believe Prep

Orangeville Prep (traveled 804 miles)

Keshaun Saunders 6-5 ’18 G 15 pts 3 reb 2 3’s

Shawn Barthelemy 6-0 ’18 G 12 pts 3 st 2 3’s

Joe Jones III 6-10 ’19 F/C 7 pts 9 reb

Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe (Scout #42) 6-6 ’20 SF 11 pts 7 reb

Shemar Rathan-Mayes (Future150 #86) 5-11 ’20 PG 12 pts 5 reb 2 ast 5-6 fg

Believe Prep (traveled 292 miles)

Coulter Dotson 6-5 ’18 SG 11 pts 3 st 3 3’s

Malcolm Farrington 6-4 ’18 SG 4 pts 4 reb 2 ast

Robert Dembskis 6-11 ’18 F 4 reb

Michee Mianga 6-7 ’18 G 4 reb

Devan Cambridge (pictured below) 6-6 ’19 SG 39 pts 7 reb 2 blk 3 st 14-24 fg 6 3’s 5-7 ft

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Shemarri Allen 6-1 ’19 G 4 pts 3 ast

MVP

Ignas Brazdeikis

6-8 ’18 G/F

Orangeville Prep

Michigan

30 pts 4 reb 4 st 3 3’s

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#1 (Xcellent25 & Super25) Riverdale Lady Warriors 7-0 (Murfreesboro, TN) 77

#4 (Super25) Mercer County Lady Titans 1-1 (Harrodsburg, KY) 60

Watch Riverdale vs Mercer County

MVP

Alasia Hayes

5-6 ’20 G (ESPN #22)

Riverdale

21 pts 8 reb 3 ast 7-10 fg 6-6 ft

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#1 (Xcellent 25 & Super25) Memphis East Mustangs 5-0 (Memphis, TN) 82

#15 KY Aspire Academy Wizards 2-4 (Louisville, KY) 66

Watch Memphis East vs Aspire Academy

Memphis East displayed why they are the best team in the country with a physically dominating performance over Aspire. Game MVP James Wiseman (7-0 ’19 F/C Memphis East #1 ’19 21 pts 10 reb 2 blk) showed multiple levels of his game and helped lead East to the big win. East has size, depth and talent.

Memphis East (traveled 187 miles)

Alex Lomax (Wichita State signee) 6-0 ’18 G 14 pts 5 reb 4 ast 2 st 12-13 ft

Ryan Boyce (UAB commit) 6-5 ’18 G 13 pts 2 ast 5-8 fg 3 3’s

Chandler Lawson (Rivals #21) 6-8 ’19 F 7 pts 5 reb 2 st

Malcolm Dandridge (247Composite #77) 6-9 ’19 F 9 pts 4-6 fg

Aspire Academy (traveled 205 miles)

Joel Ntambwe 6-8 ’18 PF 20 pts 9 reb

Nygal Russell 6-5 ’18 G 15 pts 5-8 fg 2 3’s

Kein Maisonneuve 6-4 ’18 G 5 pts 6 reb 3 ast

Charles Bassey (ESPN #3) 6-11 ’19 PF 15 pts 12 reb 3 ast 3 blk

De’Sean Allen-Eikens 6-6 ’19 SG 8 pts 3-5 fg

MVP

James Wiseman

7-0 ’19 F/C (#1 ’19)

Memphis East

21 pts 10 reb 2 blk

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Bowling Green Purples 1-0 (Bowling Green, KY) 72

Hopkinsville Tigers 1-1 (Hopkinsville, KY) 55

Watch Hopkinsville vs Bowling Green

Bowling Green (traveled 139 miles)

Jarius Key 6-6 ’18 20 pts 11 reb 3 ast 10-12 ft

Eli Thurman 6-2 ’18 14 pts 4 reb 2 st 6-9 fg 2 3’s

Ziyon Kenner (Austin Peay football commit) 5-10 ’18 10 pts 2 3’s

Trevor Dennis 6-5 ’19 16 pts 6 reb 4 3’s

Davion Dice 6-2 ’19 6 pts 3-3 fg

Hopkinsville (traveled 61 miles)

Jalen Johnson 6-2 ’18 PG 6 pts

Jacarius Burks 6-4 ’19 PF 6 reb

James Nicholas 6-4 ’19 SF 10 pts 6 reb 3 3’s

Tefrell Toliver 6-4 ’19 SF 8 pts 4 reb 4-6 fg

Deevan Williams 6-1 ’19 SG 6 pts

Alijah Watts 6-1 ’21 PG 16 pts 4 reb 5-9 fg 3 3’s


McCracken County Mustangs 1-0 (Paducah, KY) 73

Henderson County Colonels 0-1 (Henderson, KY) 64

Watch Henderson County vs McCracken County

McCracken County (traveled 30 miles)

Cam Cartwright 6-0 ’18 15 pts 4 ast 3 st

Nathan Stonecipher 6-3 ’18 14 pts

Wes Belt 6-0 ’18 8 pts

Trevor Winsett 5-11 ’19 13 pts

Henderson County (traveled 106 miles)

Jadal Fletcher 6-1 ’18 G 12 pts 7 reb

Dada Simpson 6-4 ’18 F 8 pts 7 reb

Cartel Gilbert 5-11 ’18 G 7 pts

Isaac Anglin 6-5 ’18 F 6 pts 7 reb

Corey Stewart 6-0 ’19 G 19 pts

Kale Gaither 6-0 ’21 G 12 pts

MVP

Jackson Sivills

6-5 ’20

McCracken County

20 pts 8 reb


Magnolia Hoops MS Head of the Class

2018: Robert Woodard II 6-7 G Columbus

2019: DJ Jeffries 6-7 G Olive Branch

2020: Jaemyn Brakefield 6-9 G Huntington Prep (Jackson)


Magnolia Hoops MS Starting 5

DJ Jeffries 6-7 ’19 G Olive Branch

Robert Woodard II 6-7 ’18 G Columbus

Jaemyn Brakefield 6-9 ’20 G Huntington Prep (Jackson)

Joee Cooper 6-0 ’19 PG Olive Branch

Antavion “Dude” Collum 6-8 ’19 PG Tenn Prep (Olive Branch)


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

2018: Jordan Brown 6-11 PF Prolific Prep

2019: Precious Achiuwa 6-9 F St. Benedict’s

2020: Kyree Walker 6-5 G Hillcrest Prep (Arizona State)

2021: Zion Harmon 5-11 G Adair County


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

Zion Harmon 5-11 ’21 G Adair County

Precious Achiuwa 6-9 ’19 F St. Benedict’s

Kyree Walker 6-5 ’20 G Hillcrest Prep (Arizona State)

Jordan Brown 6-11 ’18 PF Prolific Prep 

Ignas Brazdeikis 6-8 ’18 G/F Orangeville Prep (Michigan)


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