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Top Performances by ESPN ranked HS players during Holiday Tourneys
Class of 2013
No. 7 Aaron Gordon, PF
The undeclared senior exploded for 43 points and 15 rebounds on Wednesday in Archbishop Mitty’s 80-70 win over Southridge (Ore.) at the Les Schwab Invitational. Gordon struggled at the free throw line on Thursday – finishing 3-of-14 – while scoring 17 points in Mitty’s 76-72 overtime loss to Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) in a quarterfinal matchup. He had 32 points on Friday in consolation win over Century (Ore.).
No. 17 Rondae Jefferson, SF
Jefferson’s reverse layup with seven seconds remaining gave Chester a 63-61 win over Imhotep Charter on Friday night. He finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Clippers.
Class of 2014
No. 2 Jahlil Okafor, C
Okafor finished with 16 points, 11 boards, four blocks and three assists in Whitney Young’s 80-44 rout of Myrtle Beach (S.C.) at the Beach Ball Classic. The junior contributed 20 on Friday in a 76-67 quarterfinal win over Bishop Gorman (Nev.). Okafor scored 17 and added nine rebounds and four blocks on Saturday in a semifinal win over Scott County (Ky.).
No. 8 Cliff Alexander, C
Alexander scored 24 points and added eight boards and seven blocks for Curie in a 64-46 rout of Plainfield North on Thursday at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament. He went for 18 points and 13 rebounds in a 62-54 win over Joliet West. His 21 points weren’t enough on Saturday in a 62-57 loss to Simeon.
No. 22 Stanley Johnson, SF
Johnson’s 27 points and 12 rebounds led Mater Dei (Calif.) past Tustin on Saturday in the championship of the Orange Holiday Classic.
No. 26 Parker Jackson-Cartwright, PG
Playing in front of Arizona head coach Sean Miller, the junior finished with 15 points and eight assists in Los Angeles Loyola’s 65-63 win over De La Salle on Thursday at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic. He went for 18 points and 11 assists in Loyola’s 67-64 semifinal loss to Fort Bend Travis Friday.
No. 40 Shaqquan Aaron, SF
Aaron had 24 points for Rainier Beach on Thursday in a 75-70 loss to Harvard-Westlake (Calif.) at the MaxPreps Holiday Classic. He had 19 on Friday in a loss to Miller Grove (Ga.).
Class of 2015
No. 1 Diamond Stone, C
Stone scored a team-high 17 points in Dominican’s 50-47 loss to La Crosse Aquinas Wednesday at the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Shootout.
No. 7 Stephen Zimmerman, C
Zimmerman scored 12 points for Bishop Gorman in the Gaels 69-55 win over Franklin (Ohio) on Thursday at the Beach Ball Classic. He went for nine points as Gorman fell to Whitney Young (Ill.) 76-67 Friday in a semifinal matchup.
Article by Brendan Nolan-ESPN
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