Monday, January 19, 2009

Week 9 National Prep Basketball Poll released

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the seventh consecutive week, the top three teams in the National Prep Basketball Poll remained the same.

All three squads participated in the HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Mass., over the holiday weekend, including Monday's ESPNU-televised matchup between top-ranked Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) and regionally ranked Whitney Young (Chicago).

No. 2 Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) won its HoopHall matchup on Saturday, defeating regionally ranked South Atlanta (Atlanta), 63-58.

In another Monday afternoon ESPNU telecast, No. 3 St. Benedict's (Newark, N.J.) was scheduled to meet regionally ranked Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.).


Anonymous said...

Keep an eye out for #24 Holmes out of Covington, KY.

Don't be surprised to see them make their way in to the top 15 within the next 3 weeks.

They have 3 High Major D1 prospects in 6'7 F Elijah Pittman, 6'5 G Ricardo Johnson, and 6'4 G Jeremiah Johnson. (Twin brother of Ricardo) All three are only juniors.

Anonymous said...

check out turner county high in ashburn ga. 17 or 18 and 1. the one loss was by one point, but they destroyed that team in the rematch.

Anonymous said...

Everyone watch out for the Hopewell (EC #7) team from Charlotte, NC. They have already beat Vance (EC #10) and have 4 D1 prospects in 6'1" G Brandyn Curry (Harvard), 6'2" G Alex Godette (Army), 6'5" G Jordan Downing and 6'6" F DeMon Brooks. I've seen them play a couple of times and you won't find a team in NC that plays harder defensively. They lack a little size but beat a team, that has three guys 6'7" or taller who are all going D1, by 14.

Anonymous said...

We HS B-Ball junkies know that polls mean nothing if you don't win your District & State but Show Olympia, Orlando, Fl some love with toughest schedule in the state. 3 loss of a total of 13 points, #12Westchester loss by 3 lead 1st 3 Qtrs, at City of Palms,
Previously Regional ranked #9 Montverde early in season lead for 3qtrs, loss by 7, and Bass Pro Tournament of Champions runner up to John Wall's Word of God loss by 3.

Key wins against Wally Judge's previously #17 ranked Arlington Day,Noel Johnson's Fayetteville County, GA, Kenny Boyton's state power American Heritage, undefeated Clearwater, FL,  Gainesville, FL,
formally #42 Ranked North Lawndale College Prep, Chicago, IL.  This week formally #14 Winter Park, FL, and Undefeated Orlando Christian Prep.Come guys Olympia has FIVE D-1 players no stars but this is a
someone steps up every NIGHT.  Look at strength of schedule
for some of those other team...

Anonymous said...

I agree with the guy above, I just saw the nominations for McDonalds Allstar game, and Olympia's entire starting line up is listed. And,, and has them in top 25 Nationally