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High School Basketball: No. 12 Prolific Prep, Oak Hill Academy advance to GEICO Nationals quarterfinals - OFFICIAL
High School Basketball: No. 12 Prolific Prep, Oak Hill Academy advance to GEICO Nationals quarterfinals
A pair of GEICO Nationals play-in games went down to the wire on Wednesday night as No. 12 Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.) and Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) each advanced to Thursday's quarterfinal action.

In the opener, Prolific Prep escaped with a 45-43 victory over La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) despite an 11-1 Lakers' run to close the game. Stefan Todorovic split a pair of free throws with 5.7 seconds remaining before La Lumiere sophomore guard Jeremy Fears Jr. grabbed the rebound and drove the length of the court only to miss an off balance mid-range jumper from the left wing as time expired.

Five-star Oregon signee Nathan Bittle led the way for the Crew with eight points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in the win. Chisom Okpara scored a game-high 15 points in the loss for La Lumiere (7-10).

Prolific Prep (31-3) faces No. 3 Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) (19-3) in tomorrow's 2 p.m. (ET) quarterfinal.

In a thrilling nightcap, Oak Hill Academy outlasted No. 15 Pace Academy (Atlanta, Ga.) 84-77 to snap the Knights' 28-game win streak.

The Warriors were paced by an outstanding performances from five-star sophomore Caleb Foster, who finished with 23 points, seven assists and three rebounds and three-star senior Camryn Carter who approached a triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Oak Hill shot 57 percent from the field.

Florida State signee Matthew Cleveland led Pace Academy (28-2) with a game-high 30 points and eight rebounds.

Oak Hill Academy (20-8) draws top-ranked Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) (21-1) in their 4 p.m. (ET) quarterfinal. The Eagles beat the Warriors twice this season by a combined 55 points.
Jalen Reed and Oak Hill Academy advanced to the next round in the GEICO Nationals with their 84-77 win over Pace Academy on Wednesday.
File photo by Annette Wilkerson
Jalen Reed and Oak Hill Academy advanced to the next round in the GEICO Nationals with their 84-77 win over Pace Academy on Wednesday.

High school football: Valdosta program hit with $7,500 fine, postseason ban for using ineligible players - OFFICIAL
High school football: Valdosta program hit with $7,500 fine, postseason ban for using ineligible players
Valdosta (Ga.), the winningest high school football program in history, was hit with a historic punishment this week by the Georgia High School Association over alleged recruiting violations and lack of institutional control, according to media reports.

The school was fined $7,500 and the football team banned from the 2021 postseason as five players from the 2020 team were deemed ineligible. Valdosta finished 7-5 last season and reached the AAAAAA semifinals. The school's 939 wins are the most in prep history, though victories with ineligible players become forfeits.

Valdosta coach Rush Propst remains on administrative leave last month after allegedly asking former booster club director Mike Nelson for "funny money" to help recruits and their families with rent and other expenses.

GHSA Executive Director Robin Hines announced the fines as $1,000 for each of the five ineligible players as well as $2,500 for "lack of institutional control."

"The evidence is clear that this is not an isolated instance (of recruiting) and that Coach Probst (sic) and members of the Valdosta Touchdown Club have on other occasions contacted other student athletes or their families and provided gifts of money, payment of utilities and housing incentives in an attempt to persuade those student athletes to transfer to Valdosta High School," Hines told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Among the ineligible players was Jake Garcia, who transferred to Valdosta from California. He played one game for Wildcats before being declared ineligible and transferring to Grayson, where he helped the Rams to a AAAAAAA title. Garcia is now enrolled at the University of Miami.

Propst owns a career record of 299-92 and has won seven state titles during a high-profile, 30-year, seven-school career that included an eight-year stint at Hoover (Ala.), which was featured on MTV's popular "Two-A-Days" reality show. He resigned there in 2007 mired in controversy, and was dismissed from Colquitt County (Moultrie, Ga.) in 2019 after more alleged impropriety.

The school has seven days to appeal to the GHSA.

Propst declined comment on any allegation or GHSA's ruling, but told the AJC, "We've got to let the (appeals) process play out, and we respect that process, and hopefully we'll get to the bottom of this."
Rush Propst, Valdosta
File photo by Gary McCullough
Rush Propst, Valdosta

High school basketball: Bronny James, D.J. Wagner headline list of sons of former NBA stars - OFFICIAL
High school basketball: Bronny James, D.J. Wagner headline list of sons of former NBA stars
There have been many famous father-son duos in the NBA over the years. In all, 89 second-generation players have made their marks in the league including Devin Booker, Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry and Pete Maravich among others.

There's potential to add to the list as LeBron James, Ray Allen, Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, Scottie Pippen and Dwyane Wade are among those with sons shining on the high school hardwood.

Several sons of former players are regarded as Top 100 prospects in their class, while others are freshman beginning their high school hoops journey.

Read on for a look at 24 sons of former and current NBA players ready to carve their own paths this season.
Graphic By: Ryan Escobar
Ray Allen Jr., Gulliver Prep (Miami)
Father: Ray Allen, 10-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA champion.
Son: Like his father who leads in all-time 3-point makes, the sophomore guard has a smooth shooting stroke and is expected to contribute for the Raiders this season.

Father: Shawn Bradley, 1997 NBA blocks leader and one of the tallest players in NBA history at 7-foot-6.
Son: The 6-foot-6 forward played in 16 games last season as a junior, averaging 1.3 points per contest.

Father: Anthony Carter, 13-year NBA veteran played for six NBA teams.
Son: A shoulder injury in February forced Carter to reclassify to the Class of 2021. Prior to being sidelined, the South Carolina signee averaged 28.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Father: T.J. Ford, Eight-year NBA career cut short due to injuries.
Son: The son of the former Texas Longhorns great is an under-the-radar Class of 2023 guard prospect.

Father: Adrian Griffin, Nine-year NBA veteran played for five NBA teams.
Son: Regarded as the No. 6 prospect in the Class of 2021, the Duke commit earned preseason MaxPreps All-American third team honors. He averaged 17.3 points and 8.8 rebounds in an injury-shortened, 12-game junior campaign.

Father: Juwan Howard, 1996 NBA All-Star and two-time NBA champion.
Son: Produced impressive numbers as a sophomore for University (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), averaging 15.6 points, 3.7 assists and 2.8 rebounds per contest. He's regarded as a Top 50 prospect in the Class of 2022 and is expected to be a key contributor for the second-ranked Ascenders.

Father: Larry Hughes, 13-year NBA veteran scored over 10,000 points in his career.
Son: The three-star prospect showed potential as a sophomore, averaging 7.9 points per contest for the 21-7 Cadets. The 6-4 guard is ranked No. 211 in the Class of 2022.

Father: LeBron James, four-time MVP, four-time Finals MVP and four-time NBA champion.
Son: Bronny played a limited role off the bench for the Trailblazers last season, but showed flashes of potential in his freshman campaign. His most memorable moment came against his father's alma mater, St. Vincent St. Mary (Akron, Ohio), putting up a career-high 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including the go-ahead bucket late in the game.

Father: George Lynch, 12-year NBA veteran scored over 5,000 points in his career.
Son: The 6-1 guard brings plenty of intrigue into his freshman season for the Charlotte-area program.

Father: Vernon Maxwell, 13-year NBA veteran was a two-time NBA champion.
Son: The 6-foot freshman guard will compete for minutes on a loaded Vikings squad.

Father: Mike Miller, 2000-01 NBA Rookie of the Year and two-time NBA champion.
Sons: Mason, a 6-foot-9 forward, is a Top 100 prospect and recently committed to Creighton. Hopes also are high for sophomore Mavrick.

Sir Mohammed, Myers Park (Charlotte, N.C.)
Father: Nazr Mohammed, 18-year NBA veteran also won an NBA title.
Son: Sir, who is 6-4, has plenty of room to grow as his father stood 6-10. He brings intrigue into his freshman campaign for Myers Park paired with fellow freshman Lynch.

Father: Dikembe Mutombo, eight-time NBA All-Star and four-time Defensive Player of the Year.
Son: The 6-11 senior follows in his father's footsteps after committing to play at Georgetown. Mutombo is a late-bloomer, rising from the No. 198 overall prospect in the Class of 2021 to No. 78 in the most recent update.

Father: Hakeem Olajuwon, 12-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA champion and two-time Finals MVP.
Son: Little has been written on 6-3 Abdullah as he heads into his junior year. Abdul-Rahman enters his freshman year with high expectations after breaking Village Schools' eighth-grade team single-game scoring record last season with 48 points.

Father: Shaquille O'Neal, 15-time NBA All-Star, 4-time NBA champion and three-time Finals MVP.
Son: The youngest of Shaq's five children, Shaqir is an under-the-radar 6-7 wing still looking for a college scholarship offer. The three-star prospect earned GISA 3A all-region honors after averaging 16 points per contest as a junior.

Father: James Posey, 12-year NBA veteran and two-time NBA champion.
Son: The 6-3 sophomore guard is a promising young prospect for the Fighting Crusaders.

Justin and Preston Pippen, Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)
Father: Scottie Pippen, eight-time NBA All-Defensive first-team selection and six-time NBA champion.
Son: Senior Preston and freshman Justin are often overlooked on a star-studded Trailblazers roster.

Zaire Wade, Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.)
Father: Dwyane Wade, 13-time NBA All-Star, three-time NBA champion and 2006 Finals MVP.
Son: After an up-and-down senior season at Sierra Canyon, Wade reclassified and moved to Brewster Academy with hopes of bolstering his college recruitment.

Father: DaJuan Wagner, four-year NBA career cut short due to health complications.
Son: Last season, Wagner led Camden to the No. 16 spot in the MaxPreps Top 25, averaging a team-high 18.5 points per contest. Ranked as the top prospect in the Class of 2023, according to 247Sports, Wagner has a long NBA lineage as both his father and grandfather (Milt Wagner) played in the league after impressive amateur careers.

Father: Corliss Williamson, 12-year NBA veteran, one-time NBA champion and 2002 Sixth Man of the Year.
Son: Creed showed promise as a sophomore, averaging 14 points and 10 rebounds per game. The 6-8 junior holds offers from Arkansas, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, St. John's and Oral Roberts. Corliss is a promising freshman prospect.
OFFICIAL/AVCA Players of the Week - OFFICIAL
MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
MaxPreps/AVCA High School Players of the Week
For the week of Nov. 2 - 8

Alaska
5'11 | Senior | OH,MH
12 Sets Played

Kills: 49
Kills/Game: 4.08
Digs: 18
Digs/Game: 1.50
Receptions: 20
Rcpt/Game: 1.67
Aces: 12
Blocks: 1

Arizona
Senior | OH/OPP
11 Sets Played
Kills: 62
Kills/Game: 5.64
Digs: 49
Digs/Game: 4.46
Receptions: 32
Rcpt/Game: 2.91
Aces: 1
Blocks: 2

Connecticut
5'8 | Senior | OH/DS
9 Sets Played

Kills: 32
Kills/Game: 3.56
Digs: 17
Digs/Game: 1.89
Receptions: 15
Rcpt/Game: 1.67
Aces: 8
Blocks: 1

Florida
5'10 | Senior | MH/OH
5 Sets Played
Kills: 27
Kills/Game: 5.40
Digs: 14
Digs/Game: 2.80
Receptions: 11
Rcpt/Game: 2.20
Aces: 2
Blocks: 3

Georgia
5'8 | Senior | OH
4 Sets Played

Kills: 22
Kills/Game: 5.50
Digs: 11
Digs/Game: 2.75
Receptions: 23
Rcpt/Game: 5.75
Blocks: 4

Indiana
5'8 | Sophomore | S/RS
4 Sets Played

Assists: 38
Assists/Game: 9.50
Team Hitting%: 0.201
Digs: 13
Digs/Game: 3.25
Blocks: 5

Iowa
6'1 | Senior | OH
10 Sets Played

Kills: 48
Kills/Game: 4.80
Digs: 34
Digs/Game: 3.40
Aces: 4
Blocks: 8

Kentucky
Senior
3 Sets Played

Kills: 11
Kills/Game: 3.67
Digs: 7
Digs/Game: 2.33
Receptions: 6
Rcpt/Game: 2.00
Aces: 2

Louisiana
5'6 | Senior | OH
6 Sets Played

Kills: 27
Kills/Game: 4.50
Digs: 9
Digs/Game: 1.50
Aces: 4

Massachusetts
5'4 | Senior | OH/DS
12 Sets Played
Kills: 47
Kills/Game: 3.92
Digs: 19
Digs/Game: 1.58
Receptions: 61
Rcpt/Game: 5.08
Aces: 18

Michigan
5'11 | Senior | OH/S
10 Sets Played

Kills: 79
Kills/Game: 7.90
Digs: 52
Digs/Game: 5.20
Receptions: 25
Rcpt/Game: 2.50
Aces: 17
Blocks: 6

Minnesota
6'0 | Junior | MH/OH
8 Sets Played
Kills: 40
Kills/Game: 5.00
Digs: 24
Digs/Game: 3.00
Receptions: 25
Rcpt/Game: 3.13
Aces: 4
Blocks: 5

Missouri
5'11 | Freshman | OH
6 Sets Played

Kills: 33
Kills/Game: 5.50
Digs: 12
Digs/Game: 2.00
Receptions: 19
Rcpt/Game: 3.17
Aces: 3
Blocks: 3

Montana
6'0 | Senior | MH
11 Sets Played

Kills: 49
Kills/Game: 4.46
Digs: 12
Digs/Game: 1.09
Aces: 7
Blocks: 8

Nebraska
5'6 | Junior | S/D/S
11 Sets Played

Assists: 159
Assists/Game: 14.46
Team Hitting%: 0.278
Digs: 36
Digs/Game: 3.27
Aces: 1
Blocks: 7

North Carolina
6'4 | Senior | MH
6 Sets Played

Kills: 15
Kills/Game: 2.50
Digs: 3
Blocks: 10

North Dakota
5'4 | Senior | S
5 Sets Played

Assists: 38
Assists/Game: 7.60
Team Hitting%: 0.142
Digs: 14
Digs/Game: 2.80
Aces: 2

Ohio
6'0 | Senior | S
7 Sets Played

Assists: 84
Assists/Game: 12.00
Team Hitting%: 0.329
Digs: 16
Digs/Game: 2.29
Aces: 1
Blocks: 7

Pennsylvania
5'10 | Junior | OH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 36
Kills/Game: 4.50
Digs: 38
Digs/Game: 4.75
Receptions: 51
Rcpt/Game: 6.38
Blocks: 7

South Carolina
5'9 | Senior | OH/MH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 35
Kills/Game: 4.38
Digs: 27
Digs/Game: 3.38
Receptions: 39
Rcpt/Game: 4.88
Aces: 2
Blocks: 3

South Dakota
Freshman, S
5 Sets Played

Kills: 32
Kills/Game: 6.40
Digs: 13
Digs/Game: 2.60
Receptions: 12
Rcpt/Game: 2.40
Aces: 2
Blocks: 2

Texas
6'0 | Sophomore | OH
13 Sets Played

Kills: 71
Kills/Game: 5.46
Digs: 54
Digs/Game: 4.15
Receptions: 44
Rcpt/Game: 3.39
Aces: 1
Blocks: 2

Utah
Lehi High School (Lehi, UT), 16 - 10
Junior | OH/OPP
11 Sets Played

Kills: 55
Kills/Game: 5.00
Digs: 31
Digs/Game: 2.82
Receptions: 36
Rcpt/Game: 3.27
Aces: 10
Blocks: 4

Virginia
5'8 | Freshman | OH
6 Sets Played

Kills: 24
Kills/Game: 4.00
Digs: 10
Digs/Game: 1.67
Receptions: 8
Rcpt/Game: 1.33
Aces: 10
Blocks: 2

West Virginia
Junior
13 Sets Played

Kills: 54
Kills/Game: 4.15
Digs: 50
Digs/Game: 3.85
Receptions: 22
Rcpt/Game: 1.69
Aces: 12
Blocks: 10

Wisconsin
5'6 | Senior | S/DS
6 Sets Played
Assists: 64
Assists/Game: 10.67
Team Hitting%: 0.323
Digs: 12
Digs/Game: 2.00
Aces: 1
Blocks: 4

Wyoming
5'8 | Senior | OH
10 Sets Played

Kills: 39
Kills/Game: 3.90
Digs: 62
Digs/Game: 6.20
Receptions: 63
Rcpt/Game: 6.30
Blocks: 1

About the MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program
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High school softball: Kentucky pitcher Madison McIntosh strikes out all 21 in perfect game masterpiece - OFFICIAL
High school softball: Kentucky pitcher Madison McIntosh strikes out all 21 in perfect game masterpiece
Madison McIntosh should pitch with a sore arm more often. The 5-foot-8 senior from Rockcastle County (Mt. Vernon, Ky.) recorded a perfect perfect game Tuesday, striking out all 21 batters she faced on just 77 pitches in a 3-0 win over Lincoln County.

Having pitched five games in the previous four days, McIntosh told MaxPreps said she entered Tuesday's game "a little sore," so she "just wanted to make sure that my fundamentals were correct and not try to overdue anything."

Instead, she overwhelmed Lincoln County, teammates and herself while becoming just the fourth pitcher in Kentucky High School Athletics Association history to post 21 strikeouts in a seven-inning game. She was the first to do so since Whitney Valentine pulled it off in 2003 for Elizabethtown versus Green County.

The last perfect perfect softball game — 21 batters, 21 strikeouts — MaxPreps could confirm was by Shannon Becker of Mahopac in 2019, the first ever in New York. Before that, Cedar Grove (N.J.) hurler Mia Faieta pulled off the feat in a 2017 playoff game.
According to the NFHS Record Book, more than 40 pitchers have struck out 21 batters or more in a 7-inning game. The record is 24 by Kelly Holmes of Plymouth Canton (Mich.) who sat down 24 against Walled Lake Western in 1992. There is no available list of perfect 21 K games, but clearly it is rare.

McIntosh, who will pitch next fall at Division III Berea College in Kentucky, has pitched multiple no-hitters but never a perfect game. Her previous strikeout high was 18.

"I was just completely shocked," she said Tuesday via text just hours after the victory. "In the back of my mind, I knew what was going on, but I just tried to play and not think about it."

With her dad and assistant coach Tim McIntosh calling the pitches, none of the Rockets let on they knew what was going on. But Madison knew. All of her pitches were working, primarily her rise, drop curve and fastball. She threw just one change up.

"My speed was up tonight, so my quick pitches were on," Madison said.

Her focus was helped being a scoreless tie until the sixth. That's when the Rockets (11-6-1) struck for three runs on RBI doubles from Raegan Chasteen and Casey Coleman, and a run-scoring single by Haley Pingleton

"By the seventh inning, I got nervous," Madison admitted. "But I just got on the mound and tried to blow it past them."

The right-hander did, She improved to 9-4 on the season while lowering her ERA to 1.75. She's struck out 136 in 84 innings.

The gem was particularly sweet considering she, like all players in Kentucky and most of the country, missed out on a 2020 season due to the pandemic.

It should also be the start of an eventful week. On Friday, she's planning on signing her letter of intent to Berea. The Mountaineers better sign her quick. After Tuesday's performance, more offers might be arriving.

"I honestly had no idea something like this was going to happen tonight," Madison said. "I am just completely on Cloud 9."
Rockcastle senior pitcher Madison McIntosh holds up the ball used to record her 21st and final strikeout in Tuesday's perfect game vs. Lincoln County.
Photo courtesy of Alex McIntosh
Rockcastle senior pitcher Madison McIntosh holds up the ball used to record her 21st and final strikeout in Tuesday's perfect game vs. Lincoln County.
Madison McIntosh has struck out 136 in 84 innings this season.
File photo by Crystal Hester
Madison McIntosh has struck out 136 in 84 innings this season.