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How to watch: Allen Iverson Roundball Classic featuring HIGHSCORE National Players of the Year Chet Holmgren and Raven Johnson - HIGHSCORE
How to watch: Allen Iverson Roundball Classic featuring MaxPreps National Players of the Year Chet Holmgren and Raven Johnson
The Allen Iverson Roundball Classic takes place Saturday in Tennessee as the only true high school basketball postseason showcase on the slate after the McDonald's All-American Game, Jordan Brand Classic and Nike Hoops Summit were called off due to the pandemic for a second consecutive year.

Among the storylines will be girls basketball MaxPreps National Player of the Year Raven Johnson stepping on the floor to compete with the best boys players in the country. The 5-foot-8 point guard led Westlake (Atlanta) to back-to-back unbeaten state championship seasons.

The game will also feature the boys MaxPreps National Player of the Year in Chet Holmgren, who just led Minnehaha Academy to a fourth consecutive state championship in Minnesota and will play at Gonzaga next season.

How to watch

Date: Saturday, May 8 | Time: 6 p.m. local time
Location: Bartlett High School (Bartlett, Tenn.)
Live stream: SUVtv

Holmgren will be matched up against top-ranked senior forward Paolo Banchero, who missed his senior season of high school and instead competed for club team BFL Prep. A strong performance for Banchero head-to-head against Holmgren could leave the door open for the Duke bound forward to supplant the 7-foot center for top spot in the Class of 2021.

Other players to watch include MaxPreps All-Americans Kendall Brown, Kennedy Chandler, Matthew Cleveland, Daimion Collins, Jerddarian Davison, Nolan Hickman, Hunter Sallis, Terquavion Smith and TyTy Washington.

Complete rosters are included below. For more information and tickets, visit

Team Loyalty
Paolo Banchero, F, O'Dea (Seattle, Wash.) – Duke
Matthew Cleveland, F, Pace Academy (Atlanta, Ga.) – Florida State
Jerddarian Davison, G, Calhoun (Letohatchee, Ala.) – Alabama
A.J. Griffin, F, Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, N.Y.) – Duke
Tyrese Hunter, G, St. Catherine's (Racine, Wis.) – Iowa State
Raven Johnson, G, Westlake (Atlanta, Ga.) – South Carolina
Johnathan Lawson, F, Houston (Germantown, Tenn.) – Oregon
Bryce McGowens, G, Legacy Early College (Greenville, S.C.) – Nebraska
Hunter Sallis, G, Millard North (Omaha, Neb.) – Gonzaga
Terquavion Smith, G, Farmville Central (Farmville, N.C.) – North Carolina State
TyTy Washington, G, AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.) – Undecided
Peyton Watson, F, Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) – UCLA
Benny WilIiams, F, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) – Syracuse

Team Honor
Jaden Akins, G, Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) – Michigan State
Trey Alexander, G, Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – Auburn
Kendall Brown, F, Sunrise Christian Academy – Baylor
Ahamed Bynum, G, Simeon (Chicago, Ill.) – DePaul
Kennedy Chandler, G, Sunrise Christian Academy – Tennessee
Daimion Collins, F, Atlanta (Texas) – Kentucky
Michael Foster Jr., F, Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.) – Undecided
Nolan Hickman, G, Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, Utah) – Kentucky
Chet Holmgren, C, Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, Minn.) – Gonzaga
Jordan Longino, G/F, Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, Pa.) – Villanova
Joshua Minott, F, Saint Andrew's (Boca Raton, Fla.) – Memphis
Kowacie Reeves Jr., G, Westside (Macon, Ga.) – Florida
Daeshun Ruffin, G, Callaway (Jackson, Miss.) – Mississippi
Raven Johnson will take the floor for the Allen Iverson Roundball Classic on Saturday.
Photo by Pete Wright
Raven Johnson will take the floor for the Allen Iverson Roundball Classic on Saturday.
Pierre Brooks named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE Michigan High School Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Pierre Brooks named 2020-21 MaxPreps Michigan High School Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Pierre Brooks II of Douglass (Detroit) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Michigan High School Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-6, 218-pound senior helped the Hurricanes go 17-5 en route to the program's first state title.

Brooks averaged 33.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals per outing as a senior, finishing his prep career with 1,973 points.

The Mr. Basketball finalist tallied 15 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals in the Hurricanes' 47-41 state title game victory over Tri-Unity Christian (Wyoming).

Signed with Michigan State, Brooks is regarded as the No. 66 prospect in the Class of 2021 by 247Sports. He held additional college offers from Arizona State, Butler, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Northwestern and Xavier.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team, which is scheduled to be released April 13.
Preseason HIGHSCORE Top 25 high school basketball rankings: Players to watch, storylines for No. 20 Sierra Canyon - HIGHSCORE
Preseason MaxPreps Top 25 high school basketball rankings: Players to watch, storylines for No. 20 Sierra Canyon
With California expecting to begin its high school basketball season March 12, most states will be wrapping it up by the time No. 20 Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.) tips off. And while that might present scheduling difficulties, the spotlight will only shine brighter on a program with plenty of national appeal and starpower.

The Trailblazers field a deep and talented roster led by top 50 prospects Amari Bailey, Bronny James and transfer Chance Westry. Much of the Sierra Canyon hype focuses on the son of four-time NBA champion LeBron James and how Bronny's game develops entering his sophomore season.

Other key members of the Trailblazers rotation include 7-foot-3 center Harold Yu and scrappy forward Shy Odom along with incoming transfers Max Allen and Ryan Grande.

Sierra Canyon was ranked No. 15 and favored to win its third straight CIF Open Division crown at the close of the 2019-20 season. The 30-4 Trailblazers had advanced to the state title game before COVID-19 ended the season.
Guard Bronny James
File photo by Catalina Fragoso
Guard Bronny James
Players to watch

Height: 6-8 | Class: Junior (2022)
National rank: 213 | Status: Uncommitted

Height: 6-4 | Class: Junior (2022)
National rank: 3 | Status: Uncommitted

Height: 6-1 | Class: Senior (2021)
National rank: NR | Status: Uncommitted

Height: 6-2 | Class: Sophomore (2023)
National rank: 30 | Status: Uncommitted

Height: 6-6 | Class: Junior (2022)
National rank: 192 | Status: Uncommitted

Height: 6-4 | Class: Junior (2022)
National rank: 27 | Status: Uncommitted

Height: 7-3 | Class: Senior (2021)
National rank: 181 | Status: Uncommitted
Guard Amari Bailey
File photo by David Steutel
Guard Amari Bailey

High school girls basketball: No. 2 Westlake, No. 9 Paul VI advance to GEICO Nationals final - HIGHSCORE
High school girls basketball: No. 2 Westlake, No. 9 Paul VI advance to GEICO Nationals final
Fremont (Plain City, Utah) had all the momentum, cutting a 14-point deficit to three with a little over three minutes to go. But in a snap, like they had done all game, Raven Johnson and Ta'Niya Latson took it all away, lifting Westlake (Atlanta, Ga.) to a stirring 64-54 GEICO Nationals semifinal victory Friday at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Ft. Myers, Fla.

Playing before a national ESPNU audience, Johnson and Latson were brilliant, combing for all but 13 of their team's points, lifting the second-ranked Lions into Saturday's 10 a.m. EST championship game against No. 9 Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.), which stunned No. 1 Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.) 52-49 in overtime, ending the Highlanders' 35-game win streak.

Johnson, a 5-foot-10 South Carolina commit, had 25 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and seven steals, while 5-9 junior Latson scored a game-high 26 points to go along with five rebounds, four assists and four steals as the Lions improved to 21-0.

"They did what they've been doing all season," Westlake coach Hilda Hankerson told ESPNU after the game. "They're good leaders and friends on and off the court. That chemistry between them is something you just can't coach. We're just so excited to have one more game."

All four teams in the event entered unbeaten, reigning state champions and ranked among the top 11 teams in the country. The two games didn't disappoint, each coming down to the wire.

Fremont (26-1), finally utilizing its height advantage, closed to within 53-50 on two free throws by 6-5 sophomore Maggie Mendelson (23 points, six rebounds) with 3:02 left.

In the next minute, Johnson and Latson combined for three steals and three breakaway layups. A short jumper by Misia McKinney made it 62-50 and just like that, this semifinal was over. Westlake, with superior quickness, forced 20 turnovers and turned them into 22 points. Latson and Johnson each played the entire 32 points and combined for only seven turnovers.

"Those two are definitely special in the open court," Hankerson said.

Emma Calvert, a 6-4 BYU commit, added 13 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for No. 11 Fremont, which was actually outrebounded 34-30.

Paul VI 52, Lake Highland Prep 49

It had been almost two months since the 14-time defending Virginia state champions had played a game — Feb. 9 — and with 21 turnovers and a 12 of 26 performance at the line, there were definitely signs of rust.

But the Panthers (11-0) made up for it with defense, forcing 28 turnovers and using balanced scoring, led by Jaelyn Talley (17 points), Duke signee Lee Volker (13 points, six rebounds, four steals) and Bella Perkins (10 points, five steals, four assists).

Alyssa Costigan scored all nine of her points in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter, leading a 10-2 run and giving the Panthers a 46-41 lead. Down 47-42 with 1:35 to go, Eleecia Carter (team-high 14 points) forced overtime for Lake Highland with a mid-range jumper than a 3-pointer.

In overtime a 3-pointer by Volker gave her team the lead for good. Paul VI completely locked down on the defensive end, not allowing a bucket in overtime, just two free throws by Alabama signee Kayla Blackshear (10 points, 12 rebounds).

Louisville commit Nyla Harris added 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Central Florida-bound Stefanie Ingram contributed nine points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals for the Highlanders, who hadn't lost since Dec. 28, 2019 — a 56-55 contest to Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.).

In addition to the turnovers, cold shooting did in the nation's No. 1-ranked team. The Highlanders made just 16 of 52 from the field (31 percent), including 4 of 22 on 3-pointers (18.2 percent).

GEICO Nationals schedule

Saturday, April 3
Game on ESPN2
10 a.m. (ET) — Paul VI vs. Westlake
HIGHSCORE Top 25 high school football rankings - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps Top 25 high school football rankings

Allen has the nation's best player, one of the most impressive winning streaks in state history, and now, a national title.

The Eagles' dominant victory in the Class 6A-I title game, combined with a decisive De La Salle victory over Centennial in California, is enough to boost Allen to the No. 1 spot, just past Bishop Gorman.

Bishop Gorman enjoyed a dominant season, emerging from a very challenging early-season schedule unscathed.

Allen, conversely, proved its mettle down the stretch, defeating DeSoto, Arlington Martin, Euless Trinity and Skyline in consecutive weeks leading up the 6A-I title game. Of course, it helps when reigning MaxPreps Player of the Year (and one of the greatest Texas high school football players ever) Kyler Murray lines up behind center.

De La Salle and Folsom check in at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, after dominant victories in CIF Bowl Games.

Final rankings are subject to change following the State Champions Bowl Series on Dec. 27, involving several ranked teams.

MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Football Rankings presented by the Army National Guard
Allen has finished the season as the top squad in the nation.
Photos by MaxPreps photographers / Graphic by Social Recluse Graphx
Allen has finished the season as the top squad in the nation.

1. (2) Allen (Texas), 16-0
Allen defeated Cypress Ranch to take home the Class 6A-I state title.

2. (1) Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), 15-0

Season over; Division I state champion.

3. (3) De La Salle (Concord, Calif.), 13-0

De La Salle downed Corona Centennial in the CIF Open Division Bowl Game, 63-42.

4. (5) Folsom (Calif.), 16-0

Folsom dominated Oceanside 68-7 to win the CIF Division I title game.

5. (4) Washington (Miami), 14-0