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High school basketball: TyTy Washington leads No. 2 AZ Compass Prep past No. 15 Prolific Prep - OFFICIAL
High school basketball: TyTy Washington leads No. 2 AZ Compass Prep past No. 15 Prolific Prep
In a rematch between nationally-ranked high school basketball powers Tuesday, No. 2 AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.) improved to 2-0 this season over No. 15 Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.) with a 68-55 win in Phoenix. MaxPreps National Player of the Year candidate TyTy Washington led the way with 25 points, six rebounds and six assists.

AZ Compass Prep (20-1) held a narrow 50-48 lead with 2:46 remaining in the contest but closed on a 21-7 run. After the Dragons split a pair of free-throws, Prolific Prep (25-3) head coach Mark Phelps was hit with a technical foul — which ultimately ignited the late surge.

Washington was also a difference-maker in the first meeting between the two teams, a 75-56 AZ Compass Prep victory back on Nov. 6. In that contest, the Creighton-bound point guard tallied 29 points and eight rebounds.

Dayton signee DaRon Holmes added 19 points and 11 rebounds for AZ Compass Prep, which picked up its fourth win over a MaxPreps Top 25 opponent this season.

Oregon commit Nathan Bittle, a 6-foot-11 post player, led Prolific Prep with 17 points and seven rebounds.
TyTy Washington, AZ Compass guard
Photo by Mark Jones
TyTy Washington, AZ Compass guard
Nathan Bittle, Prolific Prep forward
Photo by Mark Jones
Nathan Bittle, Prolific Prep forward



High school baseball rankings: Buford enters Georgia postseason undefeated and No. 1 in MaxPrep Top 25 - OFFICIAL
High school baseball rankings: Buford enters Georgia postseason undefeated and No. 1 in MaxPrep Top 25
With an 18-strikeout performance by Dylan Lesko, Buford ended the regular season with a 4-0 win over Grayson on Monday. The Wolves continue to sit atop the MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings heading into Georgia's postseason.

The Peach State's playoff system calls for a best-of-three series in each round of the playoffs, meaning the Wolves could lose a game in a series, yet move on to the next round. Thus Buford could win a state championship, yet drop in the rankings should it split any series games along the way.

Sitting in the wings waiting to pounce are Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.), Madison Central (Madison, Miss.) and Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.). Jesuit takes on IMG Academy on Tuesday, and a win over the Ascenders would be a signature victory for the Tigers in the 2021 season heading into the postseason. The Florida playoff system is a single-elimination format, meaning Jesuit would need to go undefeated the rest of the way in order to have a chance to surpass Buford.

Madison Central also plays a best-of-three postseason format, but the Jaguars have been simply dominant this year against Mississippi 6A competition. There's a chance Madison Central could jump over Buford and Jesuit (assuming losses by both teams) since it is currently undefeated.

Stoneman Douglas is also in the mix since it could potentially win a Florida state championship and it takes on No. 10 Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) in a non-district contest Wednesday.

The wildcard here is St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.), which has dominated after getting its seasons started earlier this month. The Eaglets have a ways to go and will still be playing while everyone else ahead of them has finished the season. That could allow St. Mary Prep to climb all the way to No. 1 should it have an impressive finish to its season.

Dropped out: Auburn (Ala.), Carrollton (Ga.), Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.); Winder-Barrow (Winder, Ga.)

Game of the Week: Friendswood 2, Manvel 1. Friendswood remained undefeated on the season with a walk-off double in the bottom of the eighth with two outs that scored Izaak Pacheco, who had reached on a walk.

Player of the Week: Henry Godbout, Baylor. Godbout finished the week hitting in eight straight at-bats over two games, including two doubles and a triple.

Recruit Watch: Jack Walker, Barbe. The Buccaneers senior missed all of last year due to injury, but he's making up for lost time. He had a no-hitter against Lafayette with eight strikeouts.

Game to Watch: IMG Academy vs. Jesuit. Both the Ascenders and the Tigers have a shot at finishing the season as the No. 1 team in the country. Since IMG does not play in the postseason in Florida, it can really use a win over Jesuit to give it an edge over the Tigers should Jesuit go on to win a state championship.

Streaks: Webster (Wis.), a team that has not played a game since June 13, 2019, still holds the longest active winning streak with 37 games in a row. Andrean (Merrillville, Ind.), raised its win streak to 37 in a row, before dropping its first game since the 2019 season. St. Mary's Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.) is closing in on Webster with 14 straight wins this year to go with 20 straight wins to end the 2019 season. St. Mary's Prep did not play in 2020. The Eaglets are undefeated in 43 straight games (41-0-2).
Henry Godbout, Baylor
Photo by Andy Mitchell
Henry Godbout, Baylor
MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings

1. Buford (Ga.)
Record:
29-0 | Last week: 1
Results: Def. Winder-Barrow, 10-0, 3-0. Def. Grayson, 4-0.
Stats: Stan Zagrodnik had a home run and Riley Stanford had a double and a triple in the first game. Jackson Gaspard tossed a one-hitter with eight strikeouts. Jax Brockett had a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts in the 3-0 win. Dylan Lesko threw a two-hitter at Grayson, striking out 18.
Next: Playoffs TBA

2. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
Record:
22-1 | Last week: 2
Results: Def. Calvary Christian, 10-1; def. Berkeley Prep, 10-0; def. Blake, 11-1.
Stats: Dominic Castellano struck out 15 in six innings against Calvary Christian. Cole Russo had two doubles and four RBI against Berkeley Prep. Bradke Lohry had two doubles against Blake.
Next: Tues. vs. IMG Academy; Fri. vs. Champagnat Catholic

3. Madison Central (Madison, Miss.)
Record:
24-0 | Last week: 3
Results: Def. Clinton, 10-0, 5-3.
Stats: Ross Highfill had a grand slam home run in the win over Clinton. Gatlin Sanders went 3-for-4 with a double in the second game.
Next: Fri. vs. Brandon.

4. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.)
Record:
20-1 | Last week: 4
Results: Did not play
Next: Wed. vs. Calvary Christian Academy; Thur. vs. Westminster Christian.

5. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Record:
21-2 | Last week: 6
Results: Did not play
Next: Tue. vs. Jesuit.

6. Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
Record:
29-2 | Last week: 7
Results: Def. Lafayette, 10-0.
Stats: Jack Walker pitched a six-inning no-hitter with eight strikeouts against Lafayette. Kyle Debarge went 4-for-4.
Next: Tue./Thur vs. New Iberia.

7. St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
Record:
14-0 | Last week: 9
Results: Def. Divine Child 14-0, 8-0; def. Chelsea, 5-3; def. Brother Rice, 15-0, 11-1; def. Detroit Country Day, 14-4.
Stats: Jake Dresselhouse had a grand slam against Divine Child, his third of the season. Jack Crighton had two doubles against Chelsea. Ike Irish, Brock Porter and Nolan Schubart all homered against Brother Rice in the first game with Schubart also hitting one in the second game. Dresselhouse, along with Ryan McKay, hit home runs against Detroit Country Day.
Next: Wed. vs. De La Salle Collegiate (DH).

8. Friendswood (Texas)
Record:
21-0 | Last week: 10
Results: Def. Manvel, 2-1.
Stats: Dylan Maxcey hit a walk-off double to beat Manvel.
Next: Tue. vs. Sterling; Fri vs. Santa Fe.

9. Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Record:
24-2 | Last week: 11
Results: Def. Heritage, 15-6; lost to Combine Academy, 13-3; def. White County, 10-0; def. Walker Valley, 7-6; def. Cleveland, 6-3; def. Bearden, 4-1.
Stats: Parker Evans had a double, a home run and six RBI against Heritage. Jaxson Pease struck out nine against Bearden. Garett Brewer and Tanner Kim each homered against Greenville.
Next: Tue. vs. Lenoir City; Wed. vs. William Blount.

10. Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Record:
16-3-1 | Last week: 12
Results: Did not play
Next: Wed. vs. Stoneman Douglas

11. Thousand Oaks (Calif.)
Record:
10-0 | Last week: 14
Results: Def. Newbury Park, 10-7; def. Agoura, 10-0.
Stats: Roc Riggio went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Maxwell Muncy went 3-for-4 with three RBI against Newbury Park. Riggio and Charlie Saum each homered against Agoura with Saum adding a double.
Next: Wed/Thur vs. Agoura

12. Bryant (Ark.)
Record:
17-1 | Last week: 18
Results: Def. Northside, 12-2
Stats: Turner Seelinger hit a double and a home run in the win.
Next: Tue vs. Catholic; Thur vs. North Little Rock.

13. Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Record:
14-2 | Last week: 19
Results: Def. Chattanooga Christian, 17-0; def. Ooltewah, 14-3.
Stats: Daniel Corona homered against Chattanooga Christian while Henry Godbout had a double among four hits and Cooper Kinney had two doubles and five RBI. Godbout also went 4-for-4 with a double and a triple against Ooltewah.
Next: Tue vs. Knoxville Catholic; Sat. vs. Parkview.

14. Rancho Bernardo (San Diego)
Record:
14-0 | Last week: 20
Results: Def. Carlsbad, 4-1; def. Sage Creek, 14-4; def. Santa Fe Christian, 22-5.
Stats: Peyton Schulze went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and four RBI against Sage Creek. Kevin Takeuchi led a 19-hit attack against Santa Fe Christian with a home run.
Next: Wed vs. La Costa Canyon.

15. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)
Record:
10-2 | Last week: 5
Results: Lost to Liberty, 9-2; def. Desert Ridge, 4-0.
Stats: Brock Selvidge went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs against Desert Ridge.
Next: Wed. vs. Horizon; Fri. vs. Perry.

16. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
Record:
24-3-2 | Last week: 8
Results: Lost to Bowie, 5-4.
Stats: Kyle Rader went 2-for-3 with a double in the loss.
Next: Tue/Fri vs. Akins.

17. Reagan (San Antonio)
Record:
25-3 | Last week: 13
Results: Def. Brandeis, 9-2.
Stats: Jacob Burcham went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the win.
Next: Tue. vs. Johnson; Fri. vs. Churchill

18. Seymour (Tenn.)
Record:
25-1 | Last week: 23
Results: Def. Knoxville Central, 11-1; def. Grace Christian Academy, 6-3. def. Morristown-Hamblen West, 27-0.
Stats: Adam Quincy had a double and a home run and Elijah Galyon had a home run against Knoxville Central. Alex Hutcherson had a grand slam and Galyon and Seth Shaw each homered against MHW.
Next: Tue vs. Morristown-Hamblen West

19. Fort Zumwalt West (O'Fallon, Mo.)
Record:
22-2 | Last week: 22
Results: Def. Rock Bridge, 8-1; lost to Staley, 5-0; def. Hickman, 1-0; def. Staley, 10-7; Def. Troy Buchanan, 8-1, 10-0.
Next: Tue. vs. Francis Howell

20. Gregory-Portland (Portland, Texas)
Record:
25-2-1 | Last week: 24
Results: Def. Flour Bluff, 6-0; def. Victoria West, 10-0.
Stats: Walker Janek and Christian Mayer combined for a no-hitter against Victoria West. Malachi Lott struck out 17 against Flour Bluff.
Next: Fri vs. Victoria East.

21. Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Ala.)
Record:
25-3 | Last week: 15
Results: Lost to Vestavia Hills, 6-2
Next: Tue/Thur vs. Spain Park.

22. Lakeland Christian (Lakeland, Fla.)
Record:
21-1 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Bartow, 10-3.
Next: Tue. vs. IMG Academy White; Thur. vs. Lake Wales.

23. Winter Park (Fla.)
Record:
20-1 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. East Ridge, 5-3; def. Orangewood Christian, 6-0.
Next: Wed. vs. Olympia; Thur. vs. Freedom.

24. Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)
Record:
14-0 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Highlands, 13-2; def. St. Henry, 8-0; def. Campbell County, 5-2.
Next: Sat. vs. Campbell County.

25. Vero Beach (Vero Beach, Fla.)
Record:
18-1 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Bayside, 11-1.
Next: Wed. vs. Palm Bay; Thur. vs. Jensen Beach.
2021 NFL Draft: Ranking the high school careers of top quarterback prospects - OFFICIAL
2021 NFL Draft: Ranking the high school careers of top quarterback prospects
Draft experts expect five quarterbacks to be taken in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, which starts Thursday. And to no one's surprise, Trevor Lawrence is expected to go No. 1 to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

After all, from high high school football days at Cartersville (Ga.) to leading the Clemson Tigers to a 39-3 mark with a National Championship, Lawrence has stood above most other quarterbacks, including the other four QBs expected to go in the first round.

Lawrence was 53-3 as a four-year varsity starter at Cartersville, winning two state titles while posting nearly a 6-to-1 career touchdown-to-interception ratio.

His senior year, the projected top pick put an exclamation point on an impressive Hurricane career by passing for 3,290 yards and 41 touchdowns against one interception. He had a 69 percent completion rate as Cartersville went 11-1.

While Justin Fields missed the back half of his senior season due to injury, the elite dual-threat option rushed for over 2,000 yards and accounted for 69 total touchdowns in 19 career games.

BYU product Zach Wilson also showed off elite versatility during his senior year, passing for 298.6 yards per game adding 752 yards rushing and eight touchdowns on 119 carries.

Mac Jones and Trey Lance each won over 84 percent of their games over the course of their high school career, however, neither quarterback put up gaudy numbers throughout their prep careers.
Trevor Lawrence, Cartersville
File photo by Will Fagan
Trevor Lawrence, Cartersville
Ranking the high school careers of top quarterback prospects

Record: 53-3 (2 state championships)
Career stats: 13,902 yards, 121 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. Lawrence completed 63.4 percent of passes over 56 career games.

Record: 15-4
Career stats: 4,187 yards, 41 touchdowns and eight touchdowns. Field completed 65.8 percent of passes and rushed for 2,096 yards and 28 touchdowns on 300 carries.

Record: 16-7
Career stats: 5,842 yards, 45 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, Wilson's completion percentage was  61.9 percent and he added 1,310 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns on 211 carries.

Record: 22-4
Career stats: 3,911 yards, 55 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Jones completed 64.5 percent of his passes as a senior.

Record: 27-4
Career stats: 3,045 yards, 33 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Lance's completion percentage was 51 percent. He rushed for 1,212 yards and 20 touchdowns on 218 carries.
Georgia State basketball hires seven-time state champion Sharman White of Miller Grove - OFFICIAL
Georgia State basketball hires seven-time state champion Sharman White of Miller Grove
Video: Sharman White at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic
New Georgia State assistant brought Wolverines out West in 2013.

Doug Roberson of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is among those reporting that head coach Sharman White of Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) will join the basketball staff at Georgia State University.

Taking over the Miller Grove program when the school opened its doors in 2005, White has become one of the most successful high school basketball coaches in the United States.

The Wolverines have won seven state titles – including six in a row from 2009-14. White's 2015-16 team was among his best, going 31-3, earning a bid to Dick's Nationals in New York City and finishing ranked No. 15 nationally by MaxPreps.

White was 268-60 in 11 seasons at the school. He will work under the tutelage of head coach Ron Hunter at Georgia State, a program coming off a disappointing 16-14 record last season.

Several media outlets reported that White was also under consideration for a position at Georgia Tech under new Yellow Jacket head coach Josh Pastner.
In addition to his duties at Miller Grove, Sharman White was a member of USA Basketball's Junior National Team staff.
Photo by Lonnie Webb
In addition to his duties at Miller Grove, Sharman White was a member of USA Basketball's Junior National Team staff.
High school softball rankings: Leander sits atop OFFICIAL Top 25 preparing for Texas playoffs after unbeaten regular season - OFFICIAL
High school softball rankings: Leander sits atop MaxPreps Top 25 preparing for Texas playoffs after unbeaten regular season
Postseason play is right around the corner or already here for states throughout the country. Louisiana opened its Bi-Disctrict play on Monday. State titles will be on the line in late April and into early May in the Pelican State.

In Texas, regular season play wraps up for some this week. For  Leander (Texas), the No. 1 team in this week's MaxPreps Top 25 high school softball rankings, Part One of the to-do list is done. The Lions' real season begins later this month. But we do have to mention what an incredible run it was for the Lions. The team outscored their opponents 223-38 and hit 40 home runs. LSU commit Baylea Brandon clubbed 18 home runs and had 18 games where she had two or more hits. Her junior teammate SJ Geurin was 17-0 in the circle. The Oklahoma commit finished with a 0.69 ERA and struck out 218 batters. So now we will see if they can finish Part Two and finish with a state title.

Five new teams join this week's MaxPreps Top 25, including Doral Academy (Doral, Fla.). The Firebirds are showing they have what it takes to be considered Florida's top-ranked team. Kassandra Machado has 15 home runs as they have rolled off 11-straight wins.
Baylea Brandon, Leander
Photo by Paul Knight
Baylea Brandon, Leander
MaxPreps Top 25 high school softball rankings

1. Leander (Texas)
Record:
29-0 | Last week: 1
The Lions roll into postseason play unbeaten.

2. Barbers Hill (Mt. Belvieu, Texas)
Record:
29-2 | Last week: 5
It has been over a month since any team has scored against the Eagles.

3. Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton, Fla.)
Record:
20-2 | Last week: 2
The Mustangs finish up regular season play this week.

4. Los Alamitos (Calif.)
Record:
9-0 | Last week: 4
The Griffins are averaging over 10 runs per game.

5. Park Vista (Lake Worth, Fla.)
Record:
20-0 | Last week: 5
Tyrina Jones, Chloe Fariello and the rest of the Cobras look to close out the regular season with a flawless record.

6. Marist (Chicago)
Record:
5-0 | Last week: 6
The RedHawks have jumped out to a hot start after four games last week.

7. Norco (Calif.)
Record:
8-1 | Last week: 7
After an early season loss to fourth-ranked Los Alamitos, the Cougars have won seven straight.

8. Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Ala.)
Record:
32-2-1 | Last week: 10
Big week of district play coming up for the Huskies, starting Tuesday against Vestavia Hills.

9. Westlake (Westlake Village, Calif.)
Record:
6-0 | Last week: 11
Stanford signee Kylie Chung pitched nine innings and struck out 13 in a 2-1 win over Oaks Christian on Monday.

10. Warren (San Antonio)
Record:
21-0 | Last week: 12
The Warriors wrap up district play on Thursday before postseason play.

11. Newsome (Lithia, Fla.)
Record:
21-0 | Last week: 13
Big game on Tuesday for the Wolves as they hit the road to play 22-2 Steinbrenner.

12. Lake Creek (Montgomery, Texas)
Record:
29-0 | Last week: 15
The Lions are hitting .469 as a team with 40 total home runs.

13. University (Orange City, Fla.)
Record:
19-0 | Last week: 16
Junior Aminah Vega has a hit in all but two games this season. She is batting .604 with 11 home runs.

14. Bob Jones (Madison, Ala.)
Record:
24-2 | Last week: 17
Auburn commit Emmah Rolfe struck out 12 in the circle and went 4-4 at the plate on Monday.

15. Neshoba Central (Philadelphia, Miss.)
Record:
22-0 | Last week: 18
Elleigh Willis hit a home run and pitched a complete game on Friday to help the Rockets stay unbeaten.

16. Crescenta Valley (La Crescenta, Calif.)
Record:
2-0 | Last week: 21
The Falcons will meet No. 9 Westlake on Saturday.

17. Spring-Ford (Royersford, Pa.)
Record:
5-0 | Last week: 22
The Rams are up and running scoring nine or more runs in all but one game.

18. Fairhope (Ala.)
Record:
25-2 | Last week: 24
Alea Johnson threw a no hitter on Monday in a 9-0 win over Foley. The LSU commit struck out 20.

19. Villa Park (Calif.)
Record:
9-0 | Last week: 25
The Spartans have outscored its opponents 61-8 to start the season

20. Doral Academy (Doral, Fla.)
Record:
20-2 | Last week: NR
Junior Alyssa Zabala is 13-2 in the circle with a 1.01 ERA.

21. Lake Central (St. John, Ind.)
Record:
11-0 | Last week: NR
Loyola University Chicago commit Peyton Pepkowski is 6-0 in the circle with 71 strikeouts in 38 innings pitched.

22. Judson (Converse, Texas)
Record:
23-1 | Last week: NR
Junior Keely Williams has hit 11 home runs and is batting .680 as the Rockets have won 19-straight.

23. Mater Dei Catholic (Chula Vista, Calif.)
Record:
7-0 | Last week: NR
Giselle Garcia and Isabela Valdez have been a nice 1-2 punch in the circle for the Crusaders.

24. Crown Point (Ind.)
Record:
8-1 | Last week: 9
The Bulldogs dropped their first game of the year, falling 4-2 to No. 21 Lake Central on Wednesday.

25. Williamsburg (Ohio)
Record:
10-0 | Last week: NR
The Wildcats are back in the Top 25 after an impressive 10-0 start.

On the bubble: Rocklin (Calif.); Benson (Ariz.); Sabino (Tucson, Ariz.), Valencia (Calif.), Eastern Alamance (Mebane, N.C.)