Monday, January 25, 2010

Week 10 National Prep Basketball Poll released

URBANDALE, Iowa -- The Top 10 of this week's National Prep Basketball Poll includes three teams from the state of New Jersey.

No. 5 St. Patrick (Elizabeth) is still the top-rated member of the Garden State trio, although the Celtics dropped three spots after losing twice last week. One of the defeats was at the hands of No. 6 St. Benedict's (Newark), which won, 65-64, on a late bucket from junior point guard Myck Kabongo (Texas). St. Patrick's highly touted junior forward Michael Gilchrist did not play in the game.

The Celtics (11-2) also lost a 71-70 heartbreaker to No. 2 Findlay (Henderson, Nev.) last Monday at the Spalding Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass.

For the sixth consecutive week, the nation's No. 1 ranking belongs to Northland (Columbus, Ohio). Ohio State-bound big man Jared Sullinger scored 24 points for the Vikings, who routed Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, Ind.) at the Ohio Play-by-Play Classic in Columbus. It was Northland's third win against an out-of-state opponent this season.


Ryan said...

Props on keeping St. Pats at #5. I thought they would have dropped more.

Having the top prospect out or injured and losing to elite level programs counts for something.

Anonymous said...


I think the Hopewell team in Huntersville, NC is one of the most balance high school teams this year I have seen. We have played them twice(W. Charlotte) and once you think you have them beat, someone else on the team will step up and make you pay. I have seen Christ School also and think Hopewell is somewhat better.

The only team in our area that starts 5 Sr. There point guard is a one of the best past first and able to run a team that i have ever seen (62 years old).

Curtis Huges,

Anonymous said...

Hopewell plays in the toughest 4a conference in the state of nc period them an lake norman(15-1(7-1) easly could be in mention for national attention lake norman has a rematch with hopewell Friday an I think they will hand hopewell there first loss of the season. But both team could compete with christ school.

Anonymous said...

Hopewell is the nc 4a state tittle favorite an should be a lot higher.