Scout.com's top-ranked senior, Harrison Barnes, is 1-0. Defending state champion Ames ripped Urbandale 78-42 Monday night. Barnes scored 31 points. When asked if he had given people what they came to see, Barnes told the Ames Tribune that he thought so, but there's more. "If not, they can get another showing Friday in Ames." Northern Iowa signee Doug McDermott had 15.
Yes, you're reading this score correctly. Pinecrest defeated Benjamin School 59-12 to open its title defense. Brandon Knight, Scout.com's No. 2 player, scored 25 points, including 4 3-pointers as his opponent's strategy of holding the ball backfired in a big way.
Terrence Jones and the Jefferson Democrats opened their season this week. The unsigned senior led his team to a 91-69 win over Lincoln. Jones pumped in 36 points, 32 of which came after picking up his third foul.
Wake Forest recruit J.T. Terrell is getting used to the rims in Charlotte after transferring from Burlington Cummings for his senior year. Terrell dropped in 32 points in West Charlotte's 76-51 win over Independence.
LSU signee Matt Derenbecker scored 22 points as his Country Day team squeaked one out against St. John's 61-59 to remain unbeaten.
USC recruit Bryce Jones scored 25 points in his varsity debut for Woodland Hills Taft as it defeated Carson 84-37. Jones had to sit out last season due to transfer rules. DeAndre Daniels chipped in with 17 and 11 rebounds.
St. Joe's signee Langston Galloway scored 24 points to lead Christian Life to a 58-48 victory over Belaire.
Melrose ripped Kirby 75-35 behind 20 points from Top 10 recruit Adonis Thomas. Melrose is 7-0 on the season.
Bernard Sullivan and North Mecklenburg are off to a fast start. The junior power forward scored 26 points and had 9 rebounds in North Meck's 59-55 win over Providence.
QEA junior Quincy Miller scored 15 points as his team smoked Victory Christian 79-46. Anthony Estes led Victory with 13. QEA's Stargell Love scored 13 and Juvonte Reddic had 14. Kentucky was in attendance watching Miller. Marshall was there to see Aaron Bowen and Stargell Love.
North Carolina recruit P.J. Hairston dropped in 35 points as Dudley defated Reagan 74-63 Tuesday night. Hairston shot 14-for-24 from the floor and had 12 rebounds. Navy signee Brennan Wyatt has 8 assists.
Anthony Stitt's first game of the year featured a 29-point scoring outburst but Butler fell to Vance 57-46. Vance junior Marquis Rankin had 8 and 6 assists. Sophomore Braxton Ogbueze left in the third quarter with a possible concussion. Clemson head coach Oliver Purnell attended the game as did assistants from Charlotte, East Carolina and UNC-Wilmington.
Cherryville junior wing Terry Whisnant pumped in a game-high 35 points as his team slipped past N. Gaston 88-78 in his team's opening game.
The Clarion Ledger's Dandy Dozen.