Around The Nation: 11/27 Edition

COAST TO COAST – takes you for a spin from coast to coast in high school basketball. We've got some top recent performers and news from a handful of the nation's best ballers, including B.J. Mullens who had a strong game Tuesday night.

Jerime Anderson, a UCLA signee, hit up Orange for 6 3-pointers en route to an 84-36 Canyon victory. Anderson, a Top 30 prospect, scored 29 points in the game.

Canal Winchester eased into a win over Lancaster Tuesday night behind its big fella. Stud Ohio State recruit B.J. Mullens got it done with 26 points, 15 in the second half. Mullens spearheaded a 15-2 run in the 3rd quarter that basically ended the game.

St. Jude evened its record to 2-2 after Tuesday's thumping of Catholic 75-43. No surprise here as talented forward JaMychal Green scored 23 points and hauled in 14 rebounds.

Charlotte Christian was paced by Liberty signee Seth Curry who poured in 24 points. Charlotte Christian defeated Charlotte Catholic 74-64. Junior forward Willis Hall chipped in with 15 points of his own.

New Charlotte Latin coach Lane Odom is 4-0 after his club pasted Gastonia Huss 73-58 Tuesday night. Junior prospect David Chadwick tossed in 22 points. Latin is tuning up this week for its Saturday showdown with Ravenscroft and Ryan Kelly. Meanwhile, Kelly pumped in 37 as Ravenscroft beat Riverside 71-61.

Powerful North Mecklenburg took apart Berry 77-39. Junior sharpshooter Kyle Gaillard, a player on the verge of a breakout season, paced his club with 27. High-major recruit Andre Marhold chipped in with 14.

In one of the more lopsided scores we've seen this year, St. Georges took apart SBEC in Memphis 78-29. Lawrence Bowers led the way with 18 points while Duke signee Elliot Williams chipped in with 13 as both certainly had to take time off in this rout.

Unsigned senior Chris Babb led Arlington Oakridge past Palmer 62-27. In the 35-point whitewashing, Babb poured in 26 points to lead all scorers. Babb has three official visits remaining as we head toward a spring signing.

North Crowley dominated S. Grand Prairie 92-52. Oklahoma signee Willie Warren tossed in 16 points for the victors.

Wesley Witherspoon, one of the top unsigned small forwards in America, scored 22 points as his Berkmar Patriots outlasted Clarke Central 78-65.

Georgia signee Howard Thompkins scored 26 points as Wesleyan doubled up Walker 73-36.

Briarcrest's Leslie McDonald scored 19 points as his team pulled away from Arlington 65-48. Teammate Johnny Williams dropped in 10 of his own and Greg Wooten had 20 in the 17-point victory.

Duncanville used Mesquite to tune up its game Tuesday night in a 69-46 whipping. Highly touted juniors Roger Franklin (15 points) and Shawn Williams (12) helped the cause. Kevin Butler was the leading scored with 21.

One of the top rivalries in the Houston area ended up with St. Thomas defeating Strake Jesuit 58-47. Notre Dame commitment Joey Brooks scored 21 points including a big time display of 3-point shooting.

Mount Tabor used 24 points from junior guard C.J. Harris to knock off Reagan 63-58 Tuesday night in non-conference action.

Miami signee center Reggie Johnson powered Winston-Salem Prep past Atkins 56-47. Johnson went for 14 points, 14 boards and blocks for the victors.

Akeem Richmond led a spirited comeback as Southern Lee erased a 49-36 halftime deficit to beat host Garner 94-84. Southern Lee, sparked by Richmond's 14 3rd quarter points, scored 34 points in the first 8 minutes out of halftime. Richmond finished with 36 for the game as he shot12-for-22 from the field. Teammate Chad Taylor had 20 points.

Ragsdale sophomore wing Jay Canty erupted for 34 points as the team ran past Northwest Guilford 71-61. Ragsdale had to rally for the win. Canty is considered one of the gems in N.C.'s strong 2010 class.

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  • Greensboro Day coach Freddy Johnson scored his 700th win this week.

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  • From the Press Register: -- Cousins Sidelined Temporarily: LeFlore basketball star DeMarcus Cousins has been held out of the Rattlers' last three games while school officials try to confirm there are no issues with his eligibility. Cousins, a 6-foot-10 forward who is rated among the top juniors in the country, transferred to LeFlore from the Birmingham area this fall.

    LeFlore coach Otis Hughley said Cousins' move to Mobile has been confirmed as a bona fide move, but school officials in Birmingham have raised questions about his standing there before the transfer. Hughley said he expects Cousins to be back on the floor soon. "All we have to do is make sure he's in good standing from one (school) system to another," Hughley said. "And just to make sure that's the case, we want it in writing."

    In two games with the Rattlers, Cousins scored 19 points in a win over Vigor and 27 in a win over McGill-Toolen.

  • Last weekend American Heritage guard Kenny Boynton, a Top 10 player in the junior class, dropped 50 points on Riverdale.

  • They say DeShaun Thomas is making another jump with his game.

  • Waukegan sophomore Jereme Richmond has been suspended for his teams first three games due to a violation of the schools athletic code, according to newspaper reports.

  • Hales Franciscan chatted up Ed Davis a little much last weekend and lost.

  • "Right now, I am just wanting to play ball," he said. "I am worried about high school. I am just quiet on recruiting for a bit.

    "The reason I said that was because anything can change my junior or senior year. I am just keeping my options open, but I am really feeling Ohio State right now."

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