Around The Nation: Nix, Knight Look Strong

Weather and exams took its toll on the Tuesday night high school schedule across the country. Instead of a marathon "Around The Nation" we offer you this light jog from coast to coast beginning with Derrick Nix powering the Doughboys in Detroit.

Is Iowa State onto something? According to a newspaper report, the Cyclones watched power forward Kris Frazier, a 6-foot-7 senior, scored 28 points and hauled in 20 rebounds in East Tech's win over John Marshall. Apparently, Frazier is in his second season of high school ball.

The Doughboys had it rolling against Osborn as they prevailed 93-57. Powering the attack was Derrick Nix who posted 28 points and 17 rebounds.

Future Clemson Tiger Donte Hill rolled out the triple-double with 27 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists as Collegiate edged Christchurch 64-57.

Newly minted Top 25 Christ School used a 21-0 run to put Asheville Christian in its place. Mason Plumlee had 14, Lakeem Jackson 17 and junior wing Sebastian Koch had 22 points to go with five 3-pointers.

Akron signee Zeke Marshall scored 22 points as McKeesport defeated Franklin Regional 63-59.

North Broward Prep held Brandon Knight … to 40! Pinecrest drubbed NBP 84-52 behind one of the nation's best young guards.

Junior Jelani Hewitt dumped 31 points for Northeast as it rolled Stranahan 80-45 in South Florida.

Lake Clifton is 4-0 now on the season as it dumped City behind 17 points from Will Barton. Barton's brother Antonio tossed in 12 of his own.

Powerful Lawrence North scorched Arlington 77-44. The big three – Justin Martin, Stephen Van Treese, Dominique Ferguson – combined for 38 points.

Joe Jackson led White Station with 22 points as it upended Woodside 52-44.

Another day at the office for Harrison Barnes and Ames. Barnes scored all of his 19 points in the first half as Ames crushed Cedar Falls 77-40.

The weather didn't slow down the Zion Benton attack. Lenzelle Smith pushed his team past Mundelein 97-67. Smith dropped 20 points. Sharpshooter Ben Brust netted 37 in the loss, which included 15 points in the third quarter.

Foreman dusted Payton 75-57 as junior Lavonte Dority did it to the tune of 23 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Teammate Mike McCall dialed in with 17, 9 assists and four steals.

WARSAW, N.C. – Pender High School has a player. Sophomore Keynan Pittman, a 6-foot-8 specimen, comes from good stock. His dad played at UNC-Wilmington. Pittman's team beat Kenan 73-58 Tuesday night.

Pittman Has Promise
Pittman has a big wingspan, lots of talent and plenty of room to improve. Foul trouble found him and he finished with four points, four boards, four blocks and four fouls. Nonetheless, we view him as a new name to remember and excellent prospect from what appears to be an extremely deep Class of 2011 in N.C.

Vance destroyed Robinson 91-45 Tuesday night. Pacing the charge was sophomore guard Jacoby Davis who hit for 17. Fellow sophomore Marquis Rankin had 7.

Tracy Abrams, a high-major target, had 11 points and 5 assists as Mount Carmel beat Lawrence by 17.

This one was a mismatch. Dudley torched Rockingham County 116-39 behind 30 points from wing P.J. Hairston. The sophomore canned 5 3-pointers. Freshman Reggie Dillard had 13 points, 7 assists and 8 steals.

Tony Wroten's family launches sues the district.

Roscoe Smith was the Baltimore Sun athlete of the week.

Is Tre Payne the replacement for Xavier Henry? Maybe, he's a freshman.

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