A Triple-Double, an offer and more
by Transition Hoops Report
The holidays brought fans of high school basketball countless tournaments over a short period of time giving players a lot of opportunities to show off talent in key match ups. We saw a triple-double to go with new offers for an Oregon big man.
Billings Skyview’s Kendal Manuel scored 22 points and RayQuan Evans added 22 points in a win over Billings Central.
Miles City’s Gavin Gundlach scored 24 points in a win over Glendive who was led by Jared Asche’s 28 points.
Frenchtown’s Bridger Truett scored 36 points in a win over Whitefish.
Missoula Hellgate’s Rhett Baerlocher scored 18 points on 5 for 5 shooting from the 3 point line in a win over Butte. Tres Tinkle added 21 points.
Jefferson's Gabe Garrett scored 22 points and Isaiah Robinson scored 12 points and had 9 blocks in a win over South Salem. Robinson has reportedly received an offer from Cal State Bakersfield. South Salem was led by Connor Fohn’s 22 points.
Oregon City’s Briggs Young scored 24 points in a loss to Rainier Beach. Then in a win over Liberty, Young's teammate, Austin Dewitz, scored 28 points.
Lake Oswego’s Jazz Johnson scored 44, 38, 29, and 29 in 4 games at the Les Schwab Invitational. His 140 total points set the tournament record, which had remained since Demond Carter set the record in 2005.
Lakeridge’s Jake Spurgeon scored 28 points in a win over Peninsula (WA).
Canby’s Jace Cates scored 31 points in a win over La Salle Prep and scored 21 points in a win over Sunset.
West Linn’s Anthony Mathis scored 38 points in a win over Wheeler (GA) in the LSI semi-final. Teammate Payton Pritchard then scored 24 points in a loss to Montverde Academy (FL) in the championship game.
David Douglas’s Charles Jones scored 27 points in a win over Sheldon.
Centennial’s Dezmond Stoudamire scored 27 points in a win over McMinnville.
Davis Holly scored 29 and 24 points in a couple of wins for Mountain View.
Tualatin’s Luke Osborn scored 24 points in a win over Cresent Valley.
Jesuit’s Malcom Porter scored 25 points and Cameron Parker added 23 points in win over Lake Oswego.
Century’s Tanner Bull scored 23 win a win over Pendleton who was led by Caden Smith’s 21 points.
Roosevelt’s Nate Bradford scored 29 points in a win over Benson.
Cleveland’s Nick Hull scored 28 points in a loss to Wison.
Ben Lomond’s Brenden Morris scored 30 points with six 3 pointers and 8 rebounds in a win over Cottonwood.
Bountiful’s Zac Seljaas scored 32 points in a loss to Bingham and Jeff Pollard had 26 points in a win over Kearns.
Davis’s Jesse Wade scored 36 points on six 3 pointers, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals in a win over Weber and 46 points on eight 3 pointers in a win over Fremont.
Evanston’s Alek Johnson scored 31 points and had 8 assists in a win over Gillette.
Riverton’s Brandon Fullerton scored 26 points in a win over Star Valley.
South Bison’s Richard Blackwell scored 25 points in a win over Pallsade (CO).
Pinedale’s Jordan Costello scored 29 points in a win over Manilla (UT).
Pine Bluff’s Hunter Thompson scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a win over Lusk.
Issaquah's Trevon Ary-Turner returned nicely from a foot injury by scoring 28 points, including 4 of 6 from the 3-point line, against Bothell. Ty Gibson added 21 points.
From the Les Schwab Invitational near Portland, DeJounte Murray was on full display for four straight games. The Washington signee averaged 25.5 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 3.5 apt and 4.5 spg. He was selected to the all tournament team. And though he didn't win the MVP award (that went to Ben Simmons from Montverde Academy) you could certainly make the case that he should have. Maybe he felt the same way. Most recently against Roosevelt he put up a triple double on 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Keith Smith Jr chipped in 25 points and 10 boards in that win.
In a few lopsided Garfield wins over Las Vegas (NV), Santa Fe (CA) and Chief Sealth, Alphonso Anderson and Jaylen Nowell were the top dogs. Nowell scored 36 against Sante Fe, 32 points and 8 boards against Las Vegas and then 28 points and 9 boards against Chief Sealth. Anderson scored 31 points and 15 rebounds against Las Vegas and then 30 points and 8 rebounds against Chief Sealth.
Lakeside beat Bishop Blanchet featuring two A Plus AAU teammates going head to head. Sam Cunliffe scored 23 points for BB but Isiah Brown's 31 points made the difference in Lakeside's win. Of course Daejon Davis's 24 points for Lakeside didn't hurt.
This was the second strong offensive performance for Cunliffe. Just nights before he scored 33 in a BB win over Shorewood.
Corey Kispert scored 26 points for King's in a win over Hazen and 28 points in a win over Monroe.
Vionte Daniels scored 29 for Federal Way to take out Canyon Springs (AZ).
Wilson's David Jenkins scored 30 points to help claim the championship against Post Falls at the Coeur d' Alene Invitational.
Lincoln's Josiah Barsh had another nice night with 25 points to beat Foss.
Jessie Norton scored 27 points in a Vashon Island win over Northwest.
William Luckett added another couple of double-doubles. First, in an Inglemoor win over Meadowdale (13 points, 11 rebounds) and then in a 1 point win over Bothell (18 points, 11 rebounds).
Auburn Mountainview got another solid scoring night from Ryan Lacey, scoring 26 in a win over Lakes.
Kendall Watson scored 28 points to go with 16 rebounds in a win over West Valley.
Romaine Jackson scored 25 in a 1 point Kent Meridian loss to Kentridge.
Ronnie Robertson scored 24 points and grabbed 18 boards in a 1 point Foster win over Charles Wright Academy.
Nate Pryor helped West Seattle beat O'Dea by scoring 24 points along with 10 boards, 5 assists and 4 steals.
Darius Anderson scored 27 points in a Jefferson loss to Federal Way.
Rogers beat Ferris in 2OT behind 18 points and 11 rebounds from Malik Hampton.
Capital's Derrick White scored 20 points with 5 assists to help beat Skyview.
In a 1 point loss to Kuna, Bonneville's Telly Davenport scored 30 points and Keegan Hansen scored 26.