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High school football: Over 50 FBS-bound players fill Mater Dei, St. John Bosco rosters - HIGHSCORE
High school football: Over 50 FBS-bound players fill Mater Dei, St. John Bosco rosters
Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) and St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.) are two of the premier programs in high school football and have produced a boatload talent, especially as of late. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Bru McCoy, Bryce Young, Elias Ricks, JT Daniels and Mase Funa are some notable Monarchs while the Braves have had the likes of Chris Steele, DJ Uiagalelei, Jaiden Woodbey, Josh Rosen, Kourt Williams, Trent McDuffie and Wyatt Davis.

In 2019, Uiagalelei and Young shared the MaxPreps' National Player of the Year award while McCoy won it the year before and Daniels in 2017.

St. John Bosco has finished ranked in the Top 10 five consecutive years and was the 2019 MaxPreps National Champions while Mater Dei has finished ranked in the Top 10 four straight years and have finished either Nos. 1 or 2 in three consecutive seasons (2017, 2018, 2019).

With California moving football to the spring, the two powers weren't included in the MaxPreps Top 25, but there are still plenty of implications when the Braves and Monarchs meet on April 17. There's a good chance the winner will head into next season ranked No. 1.

These are the top two teams in the California Top 25 rankings and the last time they squared off Uiagalelei led the Braves to a wild 39-34 win in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship. The five-star quarterback threw for 446 yards and five touchdowns.

Beaux Collins, Cristian Dixon and Jaylin Davies are notable players who opted out of the spring season so they could enroll early in college, but these two programs still boast a ton of talent. There will be 61 players on the field that are either rated as a three-star recruit or higher on 247Sports composite rankings or have at least one FBS offer. 

NOTE: Rankings are based off 247Sports composite list
Raesjon Davis, Mater Dei
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Raesjon Davis, Mater Dei
Mater Dei (30)

Class of 2021 (9)

Four stars (2)

OLB — Raesjon Davis | 6-1 | 215 | USC
No. 48 overall | No. 4 outside linebacker | No. 3 in California

WR — Kyron Ware-Hudson | 6-1 | 200 | USC
No. 126 overall | No. 22 wide receiver | No. 11 in California

Three stars (7)

RB — Marceese Yetts | 5-8 | 165 | Air Force
No. 1,007 overall | No. 10 all-purpose back | No. 83 in California

OG — Ross Maseuli | 6-2 | 350 | San Diego State
No. 1,019 overall | No. 52 offensive guard | No. 84 in California

C — George Miki-Han | 5-11 | 300 | Colorado State
No. 1,584 overall | No. 20 center | No. 135 in California

DE — Tyler Narayan | 6-1 | 255 | Navy
No. 1,933 overall | No. 111 strong-side defensive end | No. 158 in California

ATH — Champion Johnson | 6-2 | 220 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Oregon and San Diego State

ATH — Shoes Brinkley | 5-9 | 185 | Uncommitted
Has 22 FBS offers led by Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, Hawaii and Nevada.

OG — Terrance Caldwell | 6-2 | 290 | Cornell
Has 11 FBS offers, committed to Cornell on Dec. 8.

Class of 2022 (12)

Five stars (1)

CB — Domani Jackson | 6-1 | 185 | USC
No. 3 overall | No. 1 cornerback | No. 1 in California

Four stars (3)

RB — Raleek Brown | 5-8 | 185 | Oklahoma
No. 47 overall | No. 3 running back | No. 2 in California

WR — C.J. Williams | 6-2 | 195 | Uncommitted
No. 71 overall | No. 9 wide receiver | No. 7 in California

OLB — David Bailey | 6-3 | 220 | Uncommitted
No. 82 overall | No. 6 outside linebacker | No. 9 in California

Three stars (8)

ATH — Cooper Barkarte | 6-1 | 180 | Uncommitted
No. 407 overall | No. 38 athlete | No. 29 in California

OLB — Eoghan Kerry | 6-3 | 225 | Uncommitted
No. 640 overall | No. 42 outside linebacker | No. 47 in California

RB — Quincy Craig | 5-9 | 175 | Uncommitted
No. 753 overall | No. 58 running back | No. 52 in California

CB — Josh Hunter | 5-9 | 165 | Uncommitted
No. 910 overall | No. 88 cornerback | No. 65 in California

CB — Cameron Sidney | 5-10 | 160 | Uncommitted
No. 925 overall | No. 92 cornerback | No. 66 in California

ILB — Malaki Te'o | 6-1 | 225 | Uncommitted
No. 929 overall | No. 32 inside linebacker | No. 70 in California

ATH — Tanner Salisbury | 6-1 | 200 | Uncommitted
Has 11 FBS offers led by Colorado, Fresno State, San Diego State and San Jose State.

DT — Sione Moa
No. 89 defensive tackle | No. 131 in California

Class of 2023 (2)

Four stars (1)

ILB — Leviticus Su'a | 6-1 | 210 | Uncommitted
No. 90 overall | No. 3 inside linebacker | No. 7 in California

Three stars (1)

OG — BJ Tolo | 6-1 | 290 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Colorado State, Kansas and Oregon.

Class of 2024 (7)

DL — Aydin Breland | 6-5 | 315 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon and USC.

QB — Elijah Brown | 6-2 | 180 | Uncommitted
Has an offer from Pittsburgh.

DB — Zabien Brown | 6-1 | 165 | Uncommitted 
Has six FBS offers led by Michigan, Penn State and USC.

OL — DeAndre Carter | 6-6 | 345 | Uncommitted
Has an offer from USC.

OLB — Ramere Davis | 6-1 | 190 | Uncommitted
Has six FBS offers led by Florida State, Michigan and Oregon.

WR — Jack Ressler | 5-10 | 180 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Hawaii and Pittsburgh.

DL — Kaho Tuihalamaka | 6-5 | 360 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Arizona State and Oklahoma State.
Maximus Gibbs, St. John Bosco
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Maximus Gibbs, St. John Bosco
St. John Bosco (31)

Class of 2021 (5)

Three stars (5)

OG — Maximus Gibbs | 6-6 | 385 | USC
No. 905 overall | No. 46 offensive guard | No. 73 in California

OLB — Andrew Simpson | 6-1 | 220 | Kansas
No. 1,144 overall | No. 72 outside linebacker | No. 92 in California

WR — Jode McDuffie | 5-10 | 170 | Sacramento State
No. 1,188 overall | No. 172 wide receiver | No. 96 in California

DE — Ieremia Moore | 6-3 | 265 | California
No. 1,220 overall | No. 79 strong-side defensive end | No. 98 in California

OG — Edward Riley | 5-11 | 265 | Uncommitted
No. 117 offensive guard | No. 238 in California

Class of 2022 (14)

Four stars (4)

OG — Earnest Greene | 6-4 | 330 | Uncommitted
No. 59 overall | No. 2 offensive guard | No. 3 in California

RB — Rayshon Luke | 5-8 | 160 | Uncommitted
No. 184 overall | No. 1 all-purpose back | No. 12 in California

DE — Nathan Burrell | 6-2 | 250 | Uncommitted
No. 332 overall | No. 20 weak-side defensive end | No. 23 in California

S — Sione Hala | 6-2 | 190 | Uncommitted
No. 333 overall | No. 20 safety | No. 24 in California

Three stars (10)

CB — Tayvion Beasley | 5-10 | 165 | Uncommitted
No. 419 overall | No. 39 cornerback | No. 30 in California

OLB — Jalen Woods | 6-0 | 210 | Uncommitted
No. 435 overall | No. 33 outside linebacker | No. 32 in California

QB — Katin Houser | 6-3 | 200 | Boise State
No. 483 overall | No. 21 pro-style quarterback | No. 36 in California

RB — Jabari Bates | 5-8 | 160 | Uncommitted
No. 793 overall | No. 59 running back | No. 53 in California

DT — Jairus Satele | 5-11 | 300 | Uncommitted
No. 1,000 overall | No. 69 defensive tackle | No. 74 in California

RB — Michael Hayes | 5-8 | 165 | Uncommitted
No. 1,104 overall | No. 82 running back | No. 86 in California

S — Jaxon Harley | 5-9 | 165 | Uncommitted
No. 1,137 overall | No. 73 safety | No. 90 in California

WR — Jaceon Doss | 6-0 | 180 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Kansas and Pittsburgh.

WR — Logan Booher | 6-2 | 200 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Brown and Kansas.

DT — Malachi Finau | 6-4 | 275 | Uncommitted
Has an offer from Kansas.

Class of 2023 (8)

Four stars (3)

ATH — Matayo Uiagalelei | 6-6 | 265 | Uncommitted
No. 15 overall | No. 2 weak-side defensive end | No. 3 in California

QB — Pierce Clarkson | 6-0.5 | 205 | Uncommitted
No. 171 overall | No. 4 dual-threat quarterback | No. 12 in California

ATH — Jahlil McClain | 5-10 | 180 | Uncommitted
No. 238 overall | No. 26 athlete | No. 21 in California

Three stars (5)

WR — Raiden Brown | 5-10 | 150 | Uncommitted
Has an offer from Arizona State.

LB — Deven Bryant | 6-1 | 210 | Uncommitted
Has an offer from Oregon.

S — Ty Lee | 6-3 | 190 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Arizona State and University of Southern California.

RB — Nygel Osborne | 5-9 | 160 | Uncommitted
Has offers from Arizona State and Colorado.

OL — Mosiah Talanoa | 6-3 | 350 | Uncommitted
Has an offer from Florida Atlantic University.

Class of 2024 (4)

ATH — Jordan Lockhart | 6-3 | 190 | Uncommitted
Has an offer from Maryland.

ILB — Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa | 6-2 | 205 | Uncommitted
Has seven FBS offers led by Michigan and Oregon.

CB — Marcelles Williams | 5-11 | 170 | Uncommitted
Has 10 FBS offers led by Arizona State, Florida State, Michigan, Oregon and USC.

S — Peyton Woodyard | 6-1 | 175 | Uncommitted
Has 10 FBS offers led by Arizona State, Florida State, Michigan, Penn State and USC.
High school baseball rankings: Buford takes over No. 1 spot in HIGHSCORE Top 25 - HIGHSCORE
High school baseball rankings: Buford takes over No. 1 spot in MaxPreps Top 25
For the third straight week, there's a different team atop the MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings. This time, undefeated Buford (Ga.) replaces Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), which lost to IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) over the weekend.

Buford continues to get strong pitching as it jumps to a 14-0 start. Along with Dylan Lesko's 12 strikeouts against Lanier, Buford also got a no-hitter from Connor Sampers against Habersham Central.

Calvary Christian Academy, which sat at No. 1 spot for one week after preseason No. 1 Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.) had lost two weeks ago, was only able to get one hit off of IMG Academy's Jackson Ferris, who also struck out 10. IMG Academy handed All-America candidate Andrew Painter his first loss of the season.

Only two new teams entered the rankings this week. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), with only a loss to Stoneman Douglas marring its record, joined the rankings at No. 15, while Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.) joins at No. 22.

Dropped out: Spruce Creek (Fla.), Marcus (Flower Mound, Texas).

Game of the Week: IMG Academy 2, Calvary Christian Academy 0. The Ascenders knocked off the No. 1 team in the country with a one-hitter by Jackson Ferris. Drake Varnado and Tommy White also hit home runs in the win. Andrew Painter of Calvary Christian Academy suffered his first loss of the season.

Player of the Week: Brady House, Winder-Barrow. The All-America candidate had three doubles and two home runs in leading the Bulldogs to four wins last week.

Recruit Watch: Vito Valincius, Baylor. The first baseman got his season off to a good start with two home runs in Baylor's season-opening win over Gordon Lee.

Game to Watch:IMG Academy vs. Calvary Christian Academy. The Eagles get a rematch with the Ascenders on Friday. This time IMG Academy is No. 3 and Calvary Christian Academy is No. 5 in the country.
Dylan Lesko, Buford
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Dylan Lesko, Buford
MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings

1. Buford (Ga.)
Record:
14-0 | Last week: 2
Results: Def. Lanier 8-0, 8-1, def. Habersham Central, 15-0.
Stats: Jax Brockett struck out 10 in the 8-0 win and Stan Zagrodnik added a double and a triple. Dylan Lesko struck out 12 in six innings for the 8-1 win. He also had a triple while Ayden Digiacomo had a home run. Connor Sampers threw a 4-inning no-hitter with 5 strikeouts against Habersham Central.
Next: Wed./Fri. vs. Habersham Central.

2. Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
Record:
14-0 | Last week: 3
Results: Def. St. Louis Catholic, 2-1; Catholic-B.R. (Baton Rouge), 9-1, 5-3, 1-0.
Stats: Jack Walker struck out 11 in a 9-1 win over Catholic. Adam Guth struck out eight in a 5-3 win while Landon Victorian struck out 8 in the 1-0 win.
Next: Tue. vs. St. Louis Catholic (Lake Charles), Thur. vs. Zachary.

3. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Record:
11-1 | Last week: 5
Results: Def. Montverde Academy, 16-0; def. Calvary Christian Academy, 2-0.
Stats: Drake Varnado had two home runs and Elijah Green and Tommy White had one each against Montverde. Varnado and White each hit home runs against Calvary Christian Academy as well. Jackson Ferris threw a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts.
Next: Fri. vs. Calvary Christian Academy

4. Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 4
Next: Tue. vs. Chaparral

5. Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Record:
7-1 | Last week: 1
Results: Lost to IMG Academy, 2-0
Stats: Andrew Painter took the loss, giving up two runs on two hits with four strikeouts.
Next: Tues. vs. North Broward Prep; Fri. vs. IMG Academy.

6. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
Record:
10-1 | Last week: 6
Results: Def. Jefferson 3-0, 7-2, def. Sarasota, 3-0, def. Sickles, 14-4; def. Wharton, 6-5.
Stats: Wes Mendes (6) and Kris Sosnowski (7) combined for 13 strikeouts in the 3-0 win over Jefferson. Mendes also had a double and a grand slam in the 7-2 win over Jefferson with Jake Kulikowski adding a home run. Dominic Castellano threw a 7-inning no-hitter with 8 strikeouts against Sarasota. 
Next: Wed. at Saladino Tournament.

7. Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
Record:
10-0 | Last week: 14
Results: Def. Parkview, 9-2
Stats: DeYon Cannon was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the win.
Next: Wed./Fri. vs. Parkview

8. Sam Houston (Lake Charles, La.)
Record:
16-0 | Last week: 15
Results: Def. Rosepine, 3-2; def. Ouachita, 11-7; def. Alexandria, 10-7; def. Tioga, 4-2; def. Jena, 11-0, def. Pineville, 3-2.
Stats: Dylan Thompson had a double and home run against Alexandria. Dallas Rhodes had two doubles against Ouachita.
Next: Thur. vs. Airline.

9. Madison Central (Madison, Miss.)
Record:
10-0 | Last week: 16
Results: def. Northwest Rankin, 20-2; def. Germantown, 16-0; def. Neshoba Central, 6-0; def. Ridgeland, 8-1.
Stats: Hunter Hines had a home run against Northwest Rankin. Braden Montgomery threw three, no-hit innings with eight strikeouts against Germantown. Beau Bryans and Brendon Minor combined for a no-hitter against Neshoba Central.
Next: Wed. vs. New Hope, Thur. vs. North Pike.

10. Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.)
Record:
11-1 | Last week: 10
Results: def. Dunedin, 8-2; def. Clearwater Central Catholic, 6-0; def. Berkeley Prep, 10-0, def. Seminole, 3-2.
Stats: Tyler Dietz struck out 10 against Central Catholic and Jack Cebert threw a five-inning no-hitter with eight strikeouts against Berkeley Prep.
Next: Thur. vs. Clearwater Central Catholic.

11. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.)
Record:
10-1 | Last week: 12
Results: Def. Hialeah, 5-4; def. Boca Raton, 2-0, def. Cardinal Gibbons, 11-10.
Stats: Rolando Lujo had a home run against Hialeah. Chris Arroyo struck out 6 against Boca Raton.
Next: Thur. vs. Monsignor Pace.

12. Carrollton (Ga.)
Record:
14-1 | Last week: 17
Results: Def. Bremen, 6-5. def. South Paulding, 11-5.
Stats: Colton Cosper went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI against Bremen. Cosper also struck out 10 against South Paulding.
Next: Wed. vs. South Paulding; Thur. vs. Douglas County.

13. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
Record:
14-2-2 | Last week: 7
Results: Def. Cedar Park, 11-0; def. Vista Ridge, 4-1; Harker Heights, 10-0; tied College Station, 7-7; def. Reagan, 5-4; lost to Cedar Park, 3-1.
Next: Tue. vs. San Marcos.

14. Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.)
Record:
9-1 | Last week: 11
Results: Def. Santaluces, 12-0; def. Martin County, 2-0; def. Spanish River, 12-2, def. Boca Raton, 8-0; lost to Saint John Paul II, 4-1.
Stats: Tobin Moran threw a one-hitter with seven strikeouts against Santaluces. Dom Stagliano threw a seven-inning no-hitter with eight strikeouts against Martin County.
Next: March 22 vs. Cardinal Newman.

15. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
Record:
10-1 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Northeast, 16-1; def. McArthur, 7-1; def. Cypress Bay, 4-1.
Next: Wed. vs. Pembroke Pines Charter.

16. Gregory-Portland (Portland, Texas)
Record:
17-0-1 | Last week: 19
Results: Def. Veterans Memorial, 8-2; def. Floresville, 8-2; def. John Paul II, 7-2; def. Ingleside, 13-2; def. Bishop, 10-0; def. Robstown, 8-5.
Next: Tue. vs. Flour Bluff; Fri. vs. Victoria West.

17. St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 9
Next: March 27 vs. Catholic Central.

18. Reagan (San Antonio)
Record:
17-2 | Last week: 13
Results: Def. Madison, 10-3; def. Clark, 3-0; lost to Lake Travis, 5-4; def. McNeil, 6-1; def. Vandegrift, 13-0; def. Vista Ridge, 7-2.
Next: Tue. vs. Brandeis; Fri. Johnson.

19. Tompkins (Katy, Texas)
Record:
15-1-1 | Last week: 18
Results: Def. Katy Taylor, 4-3; lost to George Ranch, 3-0; def. Magnolia, 18-5; def. Tomball, 7-0; def. Cypress Ridge, 10-0; def. Tomball Memorial, 4-2.
Next: Tue. vs. Morton Ranch; Thur. vs. Seven Lakes.

20. Auburn (Ala.)
Record:
13-1 | Last week: 20
Results: Def. Tuscaloosa County, 4-3; def. Baker, 9-4; def. Sparkman, 5-3; def. Gulf Shores, 2-0.
Stats: Jack Tullier struck out eight against Gulf Shores. Ryan Austin had a home run against Baker.
Next: Tue. vs. Benjamin Russell. Fri. vs. Harris County.

21. Owasso (Okla.)
Record:
8-0 | Last week: 21
Results: Def. Sapulpa, 10-0; def. Oktaha, 7-1; def. Enid, 4-3; def. Choctaw, 2-1.
Stats: Braden Blundell had a double and a home run against Sapulpa. Brennan Phillips struck out 16 against Choctaw.
Next: at Catoosa/Verdigris tournament.

22. Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Record:
1-0 | Last week: NR
Results: .Def. Gordon Lee, 6-2.
Stats: Vito Valincius had two home runs and three RBI in Baylor's opener while Henry Godbout had a solo shot.
Next: Wed. vs. Bradley Central; Thur. vs. Soddy Daisy.

23. Winder-Barrow (Winder, Ga.)
Record:
11-1 | Last week: 25
Results: Def. Dacula, 7-2, 7-4; def, Central Gwinnett, 13-0 and 21-0.
Stats: Brady House had a double and a home run in the 7-2 win. He also had a double in the 7-4 win. Andrew Lewis struck out 11 in a 5-inning no-hitter against Central Gwinnett. House had a double and a home run in the 13-0 win. Andreaus Lewis had a home run in the 21-0 win.
Next: Wed./Fri. vs. Central Gwinnett.

24. De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 22
Results: Did not play
Next: Tue. vs. Franklin

25. Farragut (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Record:
0-0 | Last week: 23
Next: March 16-18 Grand Slam Tournament
Girls high school basketball rankings: Indiana's North Central leads four new teams in HIGHSCORE Top 25 - HIGHSCORE
Girls high school basketball rankings: Indiana's North Central leads four new teams in MaxPreps Top 25
The No. 1 girls high school basketball team in the country hasn't played for three weeks. The No. 2 team hasn't played at all. The preseason favorite in Alaska hasn't met an in-state opponent this season, but instead is playing a series of games in Mississippi right now. That's right – Mississippi.

Of course it's hardly a news flash that these are strange days, so in a way, all of this is sort of "normal." And so the MaxPreps Top 25 girls high school basketball rankings are about as "normal" as we can make it, absent big tournaments, intersectional matchups and, in many states, regular season or postseason play.

And Lake Highland Prep, the No. 1 team, mentioned above, is back in action Friday, and No. 2 Bishop McNamara will start Saturday. As the saying goes, every journey begins with but a single step.
Sydney Steward, Hazel Green
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Sydney Steward, Hazel Green
MaxPreps Top 25 Girls High School Basketball Rankings

Record: 11-0 | Last week: 1
The Highlanders' last game was Jan. 6 against No. 14 Montverde. The next one is Friday against 13-7 Colonial, which wraps up the regular season — but since Florida is planning to have its state playoffs, at least there are more to come.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 2
The Mustangs hope to squeeze in 10 to 15 games before the season ends, and it starts Saturday against Seton. The big one, though, is Feb. 3 against Paul VI.

Record: 12-0 | Last week: 3
The first time around, the Lions outscored their next two opponents 170-45, so the likelihood of an upset is not all that high. In fact, infinitesimal might be stretching it.

Record: 3-0 | Last week: 4
Wayzata still has talent, but the Royals hammered their rival, 102-52. Expect more of the same in the game this week.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 5
The Pioneers begin Jan. 27, but the biggest test looks to be several weeks away: rival Renaissance on Feb. 20.

Record: 16-0 | Last week: 6
The Cougars have one game this week, and barring disaster, will be the heavy favorite the rest of the regular season.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 7
The Cadets likely will play six regular season games (the first of which will be Feb. 6) but the presence of uber-talented Azzi Fudd may still have St. John's in line for the GEICO High School Nationals, should it be played.

Record: 14-0 | Last week: 8
The Red Knights beat Westminster Academy by four the first time around — it was 75-46 in the rematch. The two games this week will not be as challenging.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 9
New Jersey is kicking into first gear, with the Lancers starting next Tuesday — but note that strong Red Bank Catholic is on the schedule Feb. 6.

Record: 21-0 | Last week: 10
The Cougars are having little trouble handling Houston competition and has already beat their next two opponent by a combined score of 158-21. Don't look for much to change.

Record: 7-0 | Last week: 11
The Tigers got past a quality Edmond North team 69-62, but won't have to work nearly as hard in their two games this week.

Record: 10-0 | Last week: 16
The Tigers have three games in the next seven days, and maybe fatigue will have an impact. If not, expect three wins.

Record: 13-0 | Last week: 13
The Redskins, like many members of the MaxPreps Top 25, should have little trouble navigating the upcoming local competition.

Record: 17-1 | Last week: 14
After taking care of 17-2 Plant 59-49 last week, the Eagles host unbeaten Winter Haven on Saturday in what could be the last competitive game of the season.

Record: 15-1 | Last week: 21
The Eagles jump six spots thanks to a second win over previous No. 23 Duncanville. The 69-60 victory was obviously a big one, but Mansfield on Jan. 27 could be another challenge.

Record: 20-2 | Last week: NR
The Panthers' two-point win over previous No. 12 Newark — on the road — vaults Indiana's best back into the MaxPreps Top 25. But there a lot of good teams in Indiana, so North Central will have to work to retain its spot.

Record: 5-2 | Last week: 17
New Hope has played the toughest seven-game schedule in the country, and it gets no easier with the trip to unbeaten Paul VI on Thursday.

Record: 13-0 | Last week: 18
Syracuse was considered the biggest threat to the Silverwolves in Utah, and that turned out to be no problem. The next hurdle? A trip to Davis next Tuesday.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 19
The Argonauts finally take the court next Tuesday against Immaculata — and hopefully it will be the first of many games.

Record: 16-1 | Last week: 12
The Wildcats lost to new No. 16 North Central by two, and they've proved to be Ohio's best — so No. 20 seems about right.

Record: 1-0 | Last week: 21
Arizona is under way, and though the Monsoon starts slowly, the schedule will eventually call for five games in a single week — which is a test no matter how good you are.

Record: 0-0 | Last week: 22
The sharpshooting Vikings will play a 12-game, conference-only schedule, beginning this week — but that conference is the always tough Philadelphia Catholic League, so there will be challenges,

Record: 27-1 | Last week: NR
The Trojans jump into the rankings after a 65-45 hammering of Hoover last week — and the only loss was to No. 16 Ensworth, by three points.

Record: 9-0 | Last week: NR
The Bearcats join the Top 25 party, but draw 5-1 Spencer County on Thursday — and the schedule in competitive Kentucky will ramp up in the coming weeks.

Record: 20-0 | Last week: NR
The Green Wave washes into the MaxPreps Top 25, which is rare territory for Louisiana teams, but must face Anchorage Christian, which was 27-2 last season, on Thursday.

Dropped out: No. 15 Hoover (Ala.); No. 24 Chiawana (Pasco, Wash.), season postponed until spring; No. 23 Duncanville (Texas); No. 25 Meridian (Miss.).

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High school girls basketball: Raven Johnson named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE National Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
High school girls basketball: Raven Johnson named 2020-21 MaxPreps National Player of the Year
The postseason banquet after Raven Johnson's freshman season was a celebration of a state championship for Westlake (Atlanta). As part of the festivities, a representative from the company that was going to make the championship rings was there to measure everyone for their new jewelry.

"What finger do you want your ring on?" he asked. "You might win another one, so choose carefully."

Johnson, the young point guard who had to be coaxed to say much during the season, held up her hand.

"She was dead serious," Westlake coach Hilda Hankerson said. "There was no smile."

"I remember it like it was yesterday," Johnson said. "I held up all four fingers and said, 'You might as well get the other three sizes too because I'm going to win four state titles.'"

Which, of course, she and Westlake did. The Lions won AAAAAAA titles in 2018, 2019 and 2020, then a AAAAAA title this season, which they parlayed into a GEICO Nationals victory and a MaxPreps National Championship.
Johnson is the 2020-21 MaxPreps National Player of the Year after averaging 15.1 points, 5.1 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game while leading Westlake to a 22-0 mark.

"I wouldn't call that cocky," said Johnson, who's headed to South Carolina. "I'd call that confident."

And Johnson credits that confidence for much of her success. "If you have confidence, it will carry you a long way," she said.

It didn't take long for Hankerson to recognize that Johnson was going to carry Westlake a long way. She first saw her at the local middle school which feeds Westlake.

"She was head and shoulders above the others," said the coach. "She really stood out."

And Hankerson, who's been running the show at Westlake for 26 years and played Division I basketball at Mercer, knew exactly what she was looking at.

"Raven was my point guard from Day One," she said. "The summer before she started ninth grade, I called my senior point guard over and said ‘You're getting ready to be my two guard.' "

And though Johnson obviously had the skills and the confidence, she also understood that basketball is a team game.

"As players get older, they sometimes get cliquish," Hankerson said. "The seniors just sit with the seniors, or the starters are always together. But Raven probably sat with more people than anyone I've ever coached, no matter how good they were."

At the same time, though, Johnson is ferociously competitive. She's always played with boys because "they challenge me every day. I like to compete," she said, and then pauses. "But most of all, I like to win."

She hopes to keep on winning playing for the Gamecocks and coach Dawn Staley, who's one of the greatest point guards in women's basketball history.

"She showed me videos of her playing, and I was like ‘Wow,' " said Johnson, who also knows Staley is a taskmaster.

That's OK with Johnson. "I don't like a coach who would kiss my butt. When you're screaming at me, I like that."

Of course, there's one thing she likes better.

"I like to win," she said, adding her goal at South Carolina is simple. "I just want to win a national championship."

And get another ring.

Past MaxPreps National Players of the Year
2020 — Paige Bueckers, Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.)
2019 — Azzi Fudd, St. John's (Washington, D.C.)
2018 — Christyn Williams, Central Arkansas Christian (North Little Rock, Ark.)
2017 — Megan Walker, Monacan (Richmond, Va.)
2016 — Sabrina Ionescu, Miramonte (Orinda, Calif.)
2015 — Ali Patberg, Columbus North (Columbus, Ind.)
2014 — A'ja Wilson, Heathwood Hall Episcopal (Columbia, S.C.)
2013 — Diamond DeShields, Norcross (Ga.)
2012 — Breanna Stewart, Cicero-North Syracuse (Cicero, N.Y.)
2011 — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
2010 — Chiney Ogwumike, Cy-Fair (Cypress, Texas)
2009 — Skylar Diggins, South Bend Washington (South Bend, Ind.)
2008 — Nneka Ogwumike, Cy-Fair (Cypress, Texas)
2007 — Maya Moore, Collins Hill (Suwanee, Ga.)
2006 — Jacki Gemelos, St. Mary's (Stockton, Calif.)
HIGHSCORE/AVCA Players of the Week - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
MaxPreps/AVCA High School Players of the Week
For the week of Nov. 16-22

Arizona
Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, AZ)
6'2" | Senior | OPP/OH
11 Sets Played

Kills: 57
Kills/Game: 5.18
Digs: 28
Digs/Game: 2.54
Receptions: 20
Rcpt/Game: 1.82
Aces: 5
Blocks: 11

Florida
6'1" | Senior | OH
5 Sets Played

Kills: 46
Kills/Game: 9.2
Digs: 31
Digs/Game: 6.2
Receptions: 8
Rcpt/Game: 1.6
Aces: 1
Blocks: 2

Massachusetts
5'5" | Senior | S
9 Sets Played
Assists: 69
Assists/Game: 7.67
Team Hitting%: 0.150
Digs: 23
Digs/Game: 2.56
Aces: 10
Blocks: 1

Minnesota
5'10" | Senior | OH/L
14 Sets Played

Kills: 56
Kills/Game: 4
Digs: 36
Digs/Game: 2.57
Receptions: 40
Rcpt/Game: 2.86
Aces: 9
Blocks: 7

North Carolina
5'10 | Senior | OH
7 Sets Played

Kills: 37
Kills/Game: 5.29
Digs: 20
Digs/Game: 2.86
Receptions: 16
Rcpt/Game: 2.29
Aces: 6
Blocks: 5

Ohio
6'1 | Junior | OH/MB
5 Sets Played

Kills: 24
Kills/Game: 4.8
Digs: 11
Digs/Game: 2.2
Blocks: 5

Pennsylvania
5'5 | Senior | S
10 Sets Played
Assists: 116
Assists/Game: 11.6
Team Hitting%: 0.196
Digs: 34
Digs/Game: 3.4
Blocks: 2

South Dakota
5'10 | Senior | OH/MH
10 Sets Played

Kills: 32
Kills/Game: 3.2
Digs: 28
Digs/Game: 2.8
Aces: 1
Blocks: 7

Texas
5'7 | Junior | S
6 Sets Played

Assists: 80
Assists/Game: 13.3
Team Hitting%: 0.322
Digs: 21
Digs/Game: 3.5
Blocks: 2

Virginia
5'5 Freshman, S
6 Sets Played

Assists: 39
Assists/Game: 6.5
Team Hitting%: 0.333
Digs: 4
Digs/Game: 0.67
Aces: 3