Germantown Academy's Lee Melchionni, a Duke commitment, is averaging 20 points, 9 rebounds and five assists a game. He was named all-tournament at The Slam Dunk To The Beach. However, Germantown Academy got beat pretty good in the final against Cedar Hill.
Melchionni says his personal highlight of the year was handing nationally ranked Bronx (NY) All Hallows 27 points. The small forward is slated to walk-on next season at Duke where his father played his college basketball.
Hargrave Academy and Durham native Mario Boggan is putting up good numbers. In his own words, he's getting between 18-20 points a night and corralling 14 rebounds. He says he's lost more weight and is concentrating on passing.
During the holiday break, he took his official visit to Florida where he stayed with James White and Adrian Moss. Boggan wishes Udonis Haslem would be around for his career at Florida as he's begun patterning his game after the Gators standout postman. Boggan thinks he's a long shot for the McDonald's Game, but is hoping to play in some postseason all-star games later in the year.
Stanford bound winger Dan Grunfeld is off to a good start and so is his team. Nicolet is 8-0 and ranked No. 2 in the area behind nationally ranked Vincent.
Grunfeld is tossing in 25 a night and hitting the boards to the tune of 7 a game. Grunfeld's season highlight came against Milwaukee Rufus King. "They were ranked 3rd in the state at the time and we were 5th," Grunfeld said. "They have a real talented squad with some young guys who will be good college players. It was a packed house with an unbelievable atmosphere. We won by 2, I had 27 points and 10 rebounds."