High school action is beginning to heat up around the nation. Each Wednesday we'll bounce around the country and see who's getting it done. This week's slate of games was light.
Future Illinois center Brian Carlwell had a big night for Proviso East .His team knocked off Pauline 61-49. Carlwell had a few key buckets in the 4th quarter and finished with 22 points. Carlwell, a 6-foot-10 center, is ranked No. 33 by Scout.com.
Chicago Hales Franciscan center Javale McGee went for 20 points (10-13 FG) and 7 rebounds and 4 blocked shots as his team won 61-50 over Westinghouse. McGee signed with Nevada during the early period. Franciscan guard Jerome Randle, a member of Scout.com's Top 100, chipped in with 16.
Jeremiah Kelly's hot hand continued after the National Prep Tip-Off Classic. The reclassified sophomore point guard scored 24 points, including 6 3-pointers, as Boys To Men took out Lake Forest Academy in Chicago. Sophomore sensation Angel Garcia had 12 points and 9 rebounds for Lake Forest Academy.
Evan Turner, a forward with St. Joseph's in Chicago, led his team past Prospect 69-43. Turner hit for 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 blocks. Turner has scholarship offers from a number of Big Ten programs heading into his junior season. Senior guard Jonathan Peoples also scored 10 points.
Down in the great state of Texas, Grand Prairie senior big man Bryan Davis had a big night. The 6-foot-8 big man hit for 20 points and 15 rebounds as his team evened its record to 1-1 on the year. Grand Prairie beat Heritage 48-41.
Future Gator Nick Calathes turned in a strong effort. The Top 50 junior guard out of Lake Howell scored 32 points as his club knocked off Pine Castle 79-62.
Scout.com was in the house in Raleigh as Broughton defeated Green Hope 60-55 in double overtime. Broughton junior guard Brock Young finished with 14 points on a night when he struggled from the field. Green Hope's 6-foot-10 junior center Daniel Watts scored 7 points to go with 7 rebounds. Elon head coach Ernie Nestor was in the gym watching both players.
Travis Releford, a member of Scout.com's 2008 Top 10, was on the losing end of a score with Lincoln Prep. The 6-foot-3 sophomore went for 17 points, 11 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 blocks and just one turnover in Kansas City Central's loss.
Tyler Griffey, a 6-foot-8 freshman out of Wildwood (Mo.) Lafayette, made his debut this week. In a win over Owensville, the power forward dropped 26 points and 12 rebounds. Tabbed as a future standout in the St. Louis-area, Griffey is a player to watch in the Class of 2009.