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High school basketball: HIGHSCORE All-American Scoot Henderson set to skip senior year for NBA G League - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: MaxPreps All-American Scoot Henderson set to skip senior year for NBA G League
Five-star Class of 2022 high school basketball star Scoot Henderson of Kell (Marietta, Ga.) announced Friday on social media he will his senior year and join the NBA G League Ignite team.

Henderson is the first high school player to forgo his senior year to play in the G League. He won't be eligible for the 2022 NBA Draft because of age restrictions, meaning he must spend two years with the Ignite program.
The 6-foot-3 guard is the No. 9 prospect in the Class of 2022 according to 247Sports. He is expected to join Jaden Hardy, Michael Foster Jr. and international prospect Fanbo Zeng on the Ignite team next season.

Henderson was a first team MaxPreps Junior All-American selection this season, averaging 32 points, seven rebounds and six assists per contest to help the Longhorns reach the Georgia AAAAAA state title game. The explosive point guard showed rapid development over the course of his high school career and has the potential to be a lottery pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.

A year ago, Class of 2020 prospects Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, Daishen Nix and Isaiah Todd selected the G League path over the traditional collegiate route.
Scoot Henderson in action during a December game against McEachern.
Photo by Ed Turlington
Scoot Henderson in action during a December game against McEachern.

High schools of 'The Last Dance' alumni as seen via Google Earth - HIGHSCORE
High schools of 'The Last Dance' alumni as seen via Google Earth
Video: 'The Last Dance' high schools
See where Michael Jordan and eight teammates prepped via Google Earth.

Chicago's United Center has been known for many things since it was built in 1994. The UC. The Madhouse on Madison. The House that Jordan Built.

Specifically, it is the home of the Chicago Bulls, where Michael Jordan and his teammates won four of their six NBA championships.

It's also where much of the footage was shot for the ESPN documentary series "The Last Dance," which concludes Sunday with its final two episodes.

The following are the home high school gyms and prep careers of Jordan and several teammates featured in the 10-part documentary.

E.A. Laney (Wilmington, N.C.) — Michael Jordan: Widely regarded as the greatest basketball player to ever lace up a pair of sneakers, Jordan didn't make the varsity as a sophomore. That started his fire to become the very best. A four-inch growth spurt combined with his fire and work ethic led to back-to-back seasons of 25-points-per-game-plus, a McDonald's All-American honor and scholarship to North Carolina.
Hamburg (Ark.) — Scottie Pippen: Named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, Pippen was an All-Conference player and led the Lions to the state playoffs, but he received no college offers. Like Jordan and Dennis Rodman — see below — a growth spurt literally helped elevate his game.
Palisades (Pacific Palisades, Calif.) — Steve Kerr: The greatest 3-point shooter (percentage wise) in NBA history and an 11-time NBA champion (as player and coach), Kerr was perhaps known more for his baseball prowess as a third baseman and pitcher than sharpshooter on the Palisades hardwood.
Kiser High School (Dayton, Ohio) — Ron Harper: The school was shut down and demolished the year Harper graduated in 1982 and now is site of the town's K-6 elementary. Harper averaged 20.5 points, 13.4 rebounds, five assists, five steals and six blocks as a senior and was named first-team All-Ohio.
Poway (Calif.) — Jud Buechler: Not only a top basketball prospect, earning a scholarship to the University of Arizona, the 6-6 forward was also a Top 50 national volleyball standout at Poway.
Long Island Lutheran (Brookville, N.Y.) — Bill Wennington: A native of Canada, the 7-foot post's family moved to Brookville where he led one of the nation's Top 10 teams. He later starred at St. John's before a 13-year NBA career.
South Oak Cliff (Dallas) — Dennis Rodman: The extravagant NBA Hall of Famer stood 5-6 as a high school freshman and was cut from making any teams there. A massive growth spurt led him to a spot at then Cooke County College and eventual NBA stardom.
Hancock Central (Sparta, Ga.) — Horace Grant: He and brother Harvey led the Bulldogs to back-to-back state titles before Horace earned a scholarship to Clemson, where he was the ACC Player of the Year. He won four NBA titles with the Bulls and Lakers.
Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) — B.J. Armstrong: The three-time NBA champion and point guard holds the Warriors' single-game scoring record at 51 points and is a member of the Catholic League Hall of Fame.
HIGHSCORE/AVCA Players of the Week - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
MaxPreps/AVCA High School Players of the Week
For the week of Oct. 19-25

Alabama
6'0" | Freshman | S/RS
12 Sets Played

Assists: 134
Assists/Game: 11.17
Team Hitting%: 0.182
Digs: 18
Digs/Game: 1.5
Aces: 5

Arizona
5'9" | Senior | OH
10 Sets Played

Kills: 64
Kills/Game: 6.4
Digs: 42
Digs/Game: 4.2
Receptions: 55
Rcpt/Game: 5.5
Aces: 10

Arkansas
6'1" | Senior | RS/OH
6 Sets Played

Kills: 48
Kills/Game: 8
Digs: 4
Digs/Game: 0.67

Connecticut

6'3"  | Junior | OH/OPP
7 Sets Played

Kills: 41
Kills/Game: 5.86
Digs: 16
Digs/Game: 2.29
Receptions: 23
Rcpt/Game: 3.29
Aces: 6
Blocks: 3

Florida
6'4" | Sophomore | RS/OH/MB
4 Sets Played

Stats
Kills: 24
Kills/Game: 6
Digs: 6
Digs/Game: 1.5
Aces: 4
Blocks: 3

Georgia
5'11" | Senior | S/DS
6 Sets Played

Assists: 72
Assists/Game: 12
Team Hitting%: 0.411
Digs: 8
Digs/Game: 1.33
Aces: 5

Idaho
5'10" | Senior | MH/OH
5 Sets Played

Kills: 30
Kills/Game: 6
Digs: 21
Digs/Game: 4.2
Receptions: 27
Rcpt/Game: 5.40
Blocks: 4

Indiana
5'10" | Sophomore | OH
10 Sets Played

Kills: 73
Kills/Game: 7.3
Digs: 42
Digs/Game: 4.2
Receptions: 29
Rcpt/Game: 2.9
Aces: 5
Blocks: 1

Iowa
6'1" | Sophomore | OPP
7 Sets Played

Kills: 35
Kills/Game: 5
Digs: 15
Digs/Game: 2.14
Receptions: 16
Rcpt/Game: 2.29
Aces: 4
Blocks: 4

Kansas
5'10" | Senior | S
9 Sets Played

Assists: 105
Assists/Game: 11.67
Team Hitting%: 0.308
Digs: 25
Digs/Game: 2.78
Aces: 1
Blocks: 12

Kentucky
Ryle High School (Union, KY), 15 - 6
6'0" | Junior | OH/S
8 Sets Played

Kills: 47
Kills/Game: 5.88
Digs: 19
Digs/Game: 2.38
Receptions: 37
Rcpt/Game: 4.63
Aces: 2
Blocks: 7

Louisiana
5'9" | Senior
14 Sets Played

Kills: 89
Kills/Game: 6.36
Digs: 49
Digs/Game: 3.5
Receptions: 41
Rcpt/Game: 2.93
Aces: 13
Blocks: 2

Maryland
Junior | MB
6 Sets Played
Kills: 16
Kills/Game: 2.67
Digs: 4
Digs/Game: 0.67
Receptions: 14
Rcpt/Game: 2.33
Aces: 5
Blocks: 3

Massachusetts
6'1" | Senior | OH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 35
Kills/Game: 4.38
Digs: 14
Digs/Game: 1.75
Receptions: 21
Rcpt/Game: 2.63
Aces: 16
Blocks: 1

Michigan
6'0" | Junior | MH
19 Sets Played

Kills: 93
Kills/Game: 4.89
Digs: 12
Digs/Game: 0.63
Receptions: 1
Rcpt/Game: 5.3
Aces: 6
Blocks: 18

Minnesota
5'10" | Sophomore | S
6 Sets Played

Assists: 71
Assists/Game: 11.83
Team Hitting%: 0.341
Digs: 14
Digs/Game: 2.33
Aces: 2

Mississippi
5'11" | Junior | OH/RS
7 Sets Played

Kills: 46
Kills/Game: 6.57
Digs: 34
Digs/Game: 4.86
Receptions: 9
Rcpt/Game: 1.29
Blocks: 3

Missouri
6'1" | Senior
13 Sets Played
Kills: 85
Kills/Game: 6.54
Digs: 50
Digs/Game: 3.85
Receptions: 51
Rcpt/Game: 3.92
Aces: 2
Blocks: 4

Montana
5'9" | Senior | S/RS
7 Sets Played

Assists: 64
Assists/Game: 9.14
Team Hitting%: 0.190
Digs: 19
Digs/Game: 2.71
Aces: 5
Blocks: 3

Nebraska
5'11" | Senior | S
9 Sets Played

Assists: 103
Assists/Game: 11.44
Team Hitting%: 0.439
Digs: 24
Digs/Game: 2.67
Aces: 6
Blocks: 5

New Hampshire
Senior | OH
10 Sets Played

Kills: 26
Kills/Game: 2.6
Digs: 6
Digs/Game: 0.6
Receptions: 18
Rcpt/Game: 1.8
Aces: 10

North Carolina
5'10" | Senior | S
9 Sets Played
Assists: 78
Assists/Game: 8.67
Team Hitting%: 0.180
Digs: 29
Digs/Game: 3.22
Aces: 5
Blocks: 5

North Dakota
5'9" | Senior | S
4 Sets Played

Kills: 12
Kills/Game: 3
Digs: 7
Digs/Game: 1.75
Receptions:
Rcpt/Game:
Aces: 4
Blocks: 1

Ohio
6'0" | Senior | MH
7 Sets Played

Kills: 42
Kills/Game: 6
Digs: 25
Digs/Game: 3.57
Receptions: 24
Rcpt/Game: 3.43
Aces: 4
Blocks: 5

Oklahoma
Freshman | OH
11 Sets Played

Kills: 43
Kills/Game: 3.91
Digs: 12
Digs/Game: 1.09
Receptions: 5
Rcpt/Game: 0.46
Aces: 7
Blocks: 2

Pennsylvania
6'0" | Senior | S/OH
10 Sets Played

Kills: 67
Kills/Game: 6.7
Digs: 13
Digs/Game: 1.3
Receptions: 11
Rcpt/Game: 1.1
Aces: 6
Blocks: 4

South Carolina
5'11" | Sophomore | OH
8 Sets Played

Kills: 58
Kills/Game: 7.25
Digs: 21
Digs/Game: 2.63
Receptions: 14
Rcpt/Game: 1.75
Aces: 3
Blocks: 3

South Dakota
5'8" | Junior | OH
14 Sets Played

Kills: 91
Kills/Game: 6.5
Digs: 34
Digs/Game: 2.43
Receptions: 10
Rcpt/Game: 0.71
Aces: 11
Blocks: 4

Tennessee
5'8" | Senior | OH
11 Sets Playe
d
Kills: 48
Kills/Game: 4.36
Digs: 39
Digs/Game: 3.54
Receptions:
Rcpt/Game:
Aces: 8
Blocks: 3

Texas
5'11" | Senior | OH
12 Sets Played

Kills: 69
Kills/Game: 5.75
Digs: 42
Digs/Game: 3.5
Receptions: 28
Rcpt/Game: 2.33
Aces: 7
Blocks: 3

Utah
6'5" | Sophomore | OH/MB
12 Sets Played

Kills: 62
Kills/Game: 5.17
Digs: 11
Digs/Game: 0.92
Receptions: 22
Rcpt/Game: 1.83
Aces: 7
Blocks: 3

Virginia
5'7" | Junior | OH/DS
4 Sets Played

Kills: 45
Kills/Game: 11.25
Digs: 32
Digs/Game: 8
Aces: 8

West Virginia
5'9" | Sophomore | MH
Kills: 47
Kills/Game: 3.92
Digs: 28
Digs/Game: 2.33
Receptions: 37
Rcpt/Game: 3.08
Aces: 9
Blocks: 12

Wisconsin
5'10" | Sophomore | OH
12 Sets Played

Kills: 71
Kills/Game: 5.92
Digs: 40
Digs/Game: 3.33
Receptions: 30
Rcpt/Game: 2.5
Aces: 7
Blocks: 1

Wyoming
5'5" | Senior | S
10 Sets Played

Assists: 85
Assists/Game: 8.5
Team Hitting%: 0.178
Digs: 31
Digs/Game: 3.1
Aces: 1

About the MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program
The MaxPreps/AVCA High School Player of the Week Program is a partnership between the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and CBS MaxPreps, Inc. Each week MaxPreps and the AVCA recognize deserving student-athletes at the high school level who have demonstrated outstanding play on the court throughout the week of competition. Coaches must submit statistics to MaxPreps.com in order for their athletes to be considered for the program. To obtain your free access code to MaxPreps.com call (800) 329-7324 x1 or email [email protected] For more information on AVCA, check out the AVCA website at www.avca.org.
Allyson Fertig named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE Wyoming High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Allyson Fertig named 2020-21 MaxPreps Wyoming High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year
Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.

Allyson Fertig of Douglas is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Wyoming High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-4 senior center led the Bearcats to a perfect 24-0 record and the Class 3A state championship.

Fertig averaged 23 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots this winter. She posted double-doubles in 18 of 24 contests.

A four-time Wyoming Coaches Association All-State selection, Fertig led the Bearcats to a 101-2 record over the past four seasons, including 40 straight wins to conclude her career.

Douglas won Class 3A state titles in 2018, 2019 and 2021 while the pandemic prevented a run at the 2020 crown. Fertig finished her career with 1,854 points, 1,198 rebounds and 453 blocked shots.

Fertig, who owns the state record for career field goals with 830, will continue her basketball career at the University of Wyoming next year.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team.
High school football: Valdosta board will reconsider firing of embattled coach Rush Propst - HIGHSCORE
High school football: Valdosta board will reconsider firing of embattled coach Rush Propst
Rush Propst, the well-traveled and embattled former high school football coach at Valdosta (Ga.), might get a second chance, media reports indicate. The Valdosta City Schools will revisit the coach's April 27 firing Monday after a board member who supported Propst motioned for the special meeting, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Wednesday.

The school board voted 5-3 to dismiss the coach amid allegations of the coach illegally recruiting five players to Valdosta, including Californian Jake Garcia. However, Warren Lee, one of the three to back Propst, called for the board to reconsider the decision. An announcement post on the school board website read "Revisit non-renewal of head football coach at VHS - Mr. Warren Lee - action required."

That means the board could reinstate Propst, even after the Georgia High School Association upheld the $7,500 fine levied on the program in addition to forcing the school to forfeit seven wins in 2020 and banning the team from the 2021 playoffs.

In February, Propst was the subject of a lengthy deposition that alleged he was involved in recruiting, mishandling money and even interfering in the hiring process that brought him to the program to begin with. Michael Nelson, who has been involved with the Valdosta Touchdown Club booster organization for many years, said in his sworn deposition that Propst, among other things, paid for housing for two transfers, facilitated recruiting of players with the help of college coaches, asked for a "funny money" slush fund and meddled in his own hiring process.

Propst owns a career record of 299-92 – including 7-5 in his lone season at Valdosta – and has won seven state titles during a high-profile, 30-year career. He garnered national attention while at Hoover (Ala.), which was featured on MTV's popular "Two-A-Days" reality show. He resigned there in 2007 and was dismissed at Colquitt County (Norman Park, Ga.) in 2019 after being charged with lack of compliance, improper conduct with students, dishonesty and misuse of public funds and property.

The AJC reported Propst remains under investigation by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, which can deny teaching certificates. The commission pulled Propst's credential after his Colquitt County dismissal, but regained in on appeal, leading to his hiring at Valdosta.
Former Valdosta coach Rush Propst
File photo by Gary McCullough
Former Valdosta coach Rush Propst