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High school basketball: Top 50 Class of 2022 prospect Chance Westry leaves Sierra Canyon - HIGHSCORE
High school basketball: Top 50 Class of 2022 prospect Chance Westry leaves Sierra Canyon
Despite starting the high school basketball season in Southern California with a perfect 7-0 mark, national power Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth) has suffered a number of significant personnel losses. At the top of the list is four-star guard Chance Westry, a Pennsylvania native who is returning home and no longer with the program due to personal reasons, head coach Andre Chevalier told the Los Angeles Daily News.

Regarded as the No. 34 overall prospect in the Class of 2022, Westry averaged 14.2 points per outing in five appearances this season. He did not play in Sierra Canyon's previous two contests.

Max Allen, a 6-foot-8 post player, left the team before the regular season officially got underway April 22.

Bronny James is also unlikely to join the lineup this year after tearing his meniscus in February and 7-foot-3 center Harold Yu, who lives in China, also will not join the team.

Top five Class of 2022 prospect Amari Bailey has carried the load offensively in recent games, scoring 35 points in a 70-54 victory over Windward last Tuesday before recording a triple-double with 32 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in their most recent win over Crossroads on Friday.

Despite the voids in the lineup, the Trailblazers have now won 59 consecutive league games and remain a strong contenders to capture their third consecutive CIF Southern Section Open Division title. Playoffs begin May 28.
Amari Bailey drives to the basket during his 35-point performance against Windward.
Photo by Nick Koza
Amari Bailey drives to the basket during his 35-point performance against Windward.
Carlos Stewart named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE Louisiana High School Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Carlos Stewart named 2020-21 MaxPreps Louisiana High School 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.

Carlos Stewart of Dunham (Baton Rouge) is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Louisiana High School Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior helped the Tigers go 18-11 en route to the program's second consecutive state crown.

Stewart averaged 33 points, five rebounds and four assists per game while shooting 55 percent from the field and 44 percent from 3-point range.

In Dunham's 52-48 Division III state championship game victory over Newman (New Orleans), Stewart tallied 28 points and 10 rebounds, including nine of team's final 10 points to overcome a late deficit.

Stewart is a Santa Clara commit. He also received offers from Coastal Carolina, Louisiana, New Orleans, TCU, Tulane and UAB.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team, which is scheduled to be released April 13.
Debreasha Powe named 2020-21 HIGHSCORE Mississippi High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year - HIGHSCORE
Debreasha Powe named 2020-21 MaxPreps Mississippi 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.

Debreasha Powe of Meridian is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Mississippi High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year. The 6-foot junior was the key player in the Wildcats' 16-4 season, which was capped by reaching the Class 6A final four. With all but one player returning next season, the program will look to take the next step in 2021-22.

Powe averaged 19.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, 4.2 steals and 2.2 blocks per game. Though she is a post player, she can also step out and hit 3-pointers.

Not surprisingly, she has already received serious interest at the college level from Mississippi State.

Each state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in the MaxPreps All-America Team.
Best high school volleyball player in all 50 states - HIGHSCORE
Best high school volleyball player in all 50 states
While football might have dominated the national headlines in terms of moving seasons due to the coronavirus, high school volleyball also has been affected across the country. We've spotlighted the best high school volleyball player in each state, regardless of whether the schedule is being played as regularly planned or an alternate calendar is in place.

From All-Americans to up-and-comers, players were identified based on last year's statistical data provided to MaxPreps, as well as local, state or national honors from multiple media outlets.

You could make the case that some, if not all, states could list out multiple players deserving of the honor. However, we've attempted to narrow it down to just one player per state set to serve, bump or spike it up this year.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
6-foot-1 | OH | Sr. | Committed to Samford
The All-State and Hunstville All-Region Player of the Year smashed 23 kills and dug 19 balls in the Trojans' four-set loss in the 6A title game. She posted 771 kills, 135 blocks, 243 digs and 63 aces for 58-9 Hazel Green.

5-8 | OH | Sr. | Undecided
The Wolverines went 58-10-3 and won the 4A title thanks to Houser's 301 kills (second-best on the team), while she added 156 digs and 61 blocks.

Reagan Hope, Northwest Christian (Phoenix)
6-2 | MB | Sr. | Oregon

The future Duck enters this season with nearly 1,300 kills for the reigning 3A champions. In 2019, Hope pounded 509 kills along with 272 digs and 92 aces.

6-0 | OH | Sr. | Mississippi State
While Mavericks libero Hannah Hogue was in the mix, the numbers Fitzgerald posted in the 6A runner-up season are impressive: 414 kills, 117 aces, 82 blocks, 238 digs and 416 serve receives.

6-0 | S | Sr. | Stanford
While Elia Rubin and fellow Sea Hawk Mele Corral-Blagojevich are worthy candidates and might be tops in following years, Miner's leadership, pedigree and stats are undeniable. The future Cardinal and daughter of former NBA player Harold Miner was a MaxPreps first-team All American in addition to playing on the gold-medal winning Girls U18 World Championship team last September in Egypt.

6-1 | MB | Sr. | Duke
A first-team All-State pick for the Titans, Kadel blasted a team-high 428 kills with 71 blocks, 50 aces and 70 digs.

Emma Appleman, Guilford
5-10 | OH/S | Sr. | Charleston
Her 400 kills as a junior inched close to the 1,000-kill mark. The runner-up Indians also benefited from Appleman's 551 digs and 165 aces.

5-10 | MB | Jr. | Undecided
In a 3-1 state finals win, she pounded out 19 kills with four blocks and seven digs. She was one of two juniors named to the DIVCA first-team All-State team.

District of Columbia
Rachel Richardson, St. John's (Washington, D.C.)
5-9 | OH | Sr. | Duke
Earning the District's Gatorade and Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors, Richardson led the Cadets to a 33-3 mark while posting 465 kills, 253 digs and 44 aces. 

Paris Thompson, Fort Myers
6-1 | OH | Sr. | Notre Dame

The Fort Myers News-Press chose her as its Player of the Decade. In 2019, she set a school record with 446 kills, including a single-game mark of 31. A three-year standout, Thompson is approaching 1,000 career kills.
Paris Thompson, Fort Myers
File photo by Darin Sicurello
Paris Thompson, Fort Myers
Evoni Lemons, Alpharetta
5-8 | OH | Sr. | Undecided
The 42-7 Raiders were paced by Lemons' 667 kills, hitting at a 45 percent rate. She added 454 digs, 45 blocks and 29 aces as Alpharetta was ranked in the MaxPreps Top 25 during the 2019 season.

6-0 | OH | Jr. | Undecided
Led the DI state champion Warriors in kills with 381, while pouring in 33 aces, 51 blocks, 247 digs and 163 serve receives. Kahahawai was on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's Fab 15 team.

6-1 | OH | Sr. | Undecided
She was nails for the 34-14 5A champions, dishing up 729 assists while adding 207 digs and 236 kills. Clark also added 40 aces for the Titans.

5-5 | L | Sr. | Nebraska
The state Gatorade Player of the Year led the Warriors to a repeat 3A title. She had 415 digs, 232 assists and 32 aces while missing time with a gold medal stint at the FIVB U18 World Championships in Egypt.

6-1 | OH | Sr. | North Carolina
The younger sister of the Trojans' duo, Mabrey pounded out 670 kills with 120 aces, 39 blocks, 228 digs and 337 serve receives as New Castle won its third straight Indiana title (the first 4A crown after back-to-back 3A championships.)

6-2 | OH | Jr. | Nebraska
The Hawkeye State's No. 1 Class of 2022 recruit according to, Kubik had 491 kills, 228 digs65 aces and 28 blocks for the 5A runners-up.

5-10 | S | Sr. | Creighton
In addition to being a first-team 6A All-State pick, Wait also was the state Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior. She notched 944 assists, 417 digs, 143 kills and 52 aces for the 6A consolation winners.

5-6 | L/DS | Sr. | Kentucky
The state Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-State pick, Beavin had 555 digs and 505 serve receives last year (with nearly 1,200 of each in her career).

6-0 | OH | Sr. | Undecided
The state Gatorade Player of the Year led the Rebels to a third straight DII title and a 44-6 mark. She had 526 digs, 517 kills, 86 assists, 85 blocks and 32 service aces. Hidalgo was the D-II state tournament MVP and a first-team All-State choice.

6-3 | OH | Sr. | San Diego
A two-time All-State Player of the Year and Gatorade selection, Hester had 329 kills, 161 digs and 14 blocks as the Yachtsmen won the Class A title.

6-1 | OH | Sr. | Undecided
While leading the Sailors to s 23-3 mark and IAAM title, Goyena was named the state Gatorade Player of the Year while also picking up her third All-IAAM first team selection. She posted 405 kills, 133 digs and 58 aces.

5-10 | OH | Sr. | Undecided
Blasting 290 kills along with 182 digs and 60 aces earned Amory the Dual County League All-Star pick.

5-11 | OH | Sr. | Marquette
While leading the Red Arrows to a 55-4 mark and Division I runner-up finish, Reitsma hammered 873 kills along with 422 digs and 86 aces. She was a MaxPreps All-American and her monstrous year notched her ahead of other standouts Addie VanderWeide and Evelyn Doezema.

6-0 | S | Jr. | Nebraska
The Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year as well as the Gatorade selection, Orr's numbers across the board were noteworthy: 411 assists, 380 kills and 230 digs. She led the Wildcats to a 29-3 mark and a runner-up finish in the 3A championship. She already has more than 1,600 assists and 800 kills in two years.

5-10 | OH | Sr. | LSU (beach)
Picking up where she left off, Bracken already has 120 kills on the season for the Raiders. Last year's Gatorade selection, she totaled 648 kills, 517 digs and 120 aces while leading her squad to the MidSouth Association of Independent Schools title. She was a Clarion Ledger first-team pick.

5-8 | S | Jr. | Undecided
The All-State pick racked up 1,059 assists (more than 11 per set) and 255 digs in her sophomore season for the 37-4-1 Eagles, which won the Class 4 title.

6-3 | MB | Sr. | Boise State
The Bruins went 33-0 en route to their second straight AA state title in 2019 and the state Gatorade winner was a big reason. She posted 293 kills with 127 digs, 90 aces and 86 blocks. Bartsch was the Western Conference AA Player of the Year and is a two-time first team All-State pick.
Lindsay Krause, Skutt Catholic (Omaha)
6-3 | OH | Sr. | Nebraska
A MaxPreps All-American and state Gatorade recipient, Krause led the SkyHawks to a 34-5 mark and Class B title. She posted 360 kills, 152 digs and 28 blocks for Skutt Catholic. She also was part of the U18 gold medal team in Egypt last September while also landing on the Lincoln Journal Star Super-State first team and the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska first team.

5-9 | S | Jr. | Undecided
As a sophomore, she broke single-season state records for assists (1,474 at 13.3 per set) an aces (122) last fall. She added 294 digs, 63 kills and 32 blocks and sits at 2,097 assist with two years in her prep career.
Caroline Edgeworth, Bishop Gorman
File photo by Jann Hendry
Caroline Edgeworth, Bishop Gorman
New Hampshire
S | Sr. | Undecided
The Red Raiders' setter led them to a quarterfinal appearance in the Division I state tournament while notching 507 assists, 187 digs, 27 kills and 34 aces.

New Jersey
5-10 | OH | Sr. | South Carolina (beach)
The lone junior to be named first team All-State by Wilcock pounded 434 kills for the Public Group 3 state champion Minutemen (19-7). She added 45 assists, 279 digs and 30 aces and led West Morris Mendham to the Tournament of Champions finals.

New Mexico
5-8 | OH | Sr. | New Mexico State
The two-time 5A All-State choice teamed with rising junior Erin Jones to lead the Bears to a 22-1 mark and stat title. McIntosh had 323 kills, 30 blocks and 71 digs

New York
6-0 | OH | Jr. | Undecided
Blasting 523 kills — the second highest single-season total in school history — as a sophomore and led the Spartans to a 44-6 mark and Class A state crown. She added 278 digs and 52 aces and should pass the 1,000 career kill mark this season.

North Carolina
6-0 | S | Jr. | Missouri
Playing on a nationally ranked team, Buckley dished up 451 assists, 262 digs, 260 kills (while hitting .421) and 46 aces for a 31-4 team that also snagged the NCISAA state crown.
North Dakota
Grace Solberg, Fargo Davies (Fargo)
5-10 | OH | Sr. | Undecided
The three-year started led 33-4 Eagles to their first state title, grabbing a 28-match win streak along the way. A stalwart all season, Solberg led the Eagles in the title tilt with 14 kills and three aces.

6-2 | OH | Jr. | Florida
The future Gator pasted 442 kills (5.39 per set) while hitting .287. She added 40 blocks and 29 digs for the Cougars as they went 25-3 and reached the state semifinals.

5-3 | L/DS | Jr. | Undecided
A four-year starter as Oklahoma has started playing this fall, Cramer helped the Huskies to their second 6A title, capping a 29-5 year with a four-set title win over Broken Arrow. Last year, Cramer posted 505 digs for Edmond North.

6-0 | OH | Sr. | Undecided
She blasted 288 kills with 39 blocks as the Crusaders rose up and took an epic five-set 6A title win over Central Catholic. In the title match, Dowdall blasted 19 kills as Jesuit returns two other players from the championship team.

5-10 | OH | Jr. | Undecided
She ended 2019 with a team-best 515 kills along with 342 digs, 37 aces and 29 blocks. She also had a team-high 509 serve receptions.

Rhode Island
5-8 | MB | Sr. | Undecided
With a lot of junior talent sprinkled on the All-State teams, Monroe stood out down the stretch for the Skippers on their way to an undefeated year and state title.

South Carolina
6-4 | MH | Jr. | Undecided
In each of her first two seasons, Singletary has posted at least 500 kills, notching 539 (second-best in the state) last season for the Cyclones. She also had 93 blocks.

South Dakota
6-1 | S | So. | Undecided
A state Player of the Year nominee as a freshman, Reilly dished up 503 assists while adding 265 digs, 225 kills and47 aces for the 26-5 Knights, who fell in the AA title match. In addition to her state accolades, Reilly was a Freshman of the Year candidate from and named as one of 36 athletes to train as part of the Girls Incoming Youth Holiday National Training Team.

6-1 | OH | Sr. | Alabama
The Volunteer State Gatorade winner won her third Tennessee AAA title this season (the seventh straight for Brentwood) while recording eye-popping number: 856 kills, 444 digs, 80 blocks and 87 aces.

6-0 | S | Sr. | Wyoming
The MaxPreps All-American already surpassed the 3,000 assist mark for the 6A champion Bobcats, including 1,944 last season. The 6-foot future Cowboy averaged more than 13 assists while chipping in 302 digs and 117 kills. The Lone Star State also has a handful of standouts who could've been on the list, including Charitie Luper, Ally Batenhorst, Cecily Bramschreiber and Averi Carlson.

6-1 | OH | Jr. | Undecided
A Deseret News first team selection, Shewell finished her fall campaign with a state-best 443 kills (4.6 per set) with 138 digs and 42 blocks.

5-2 | L | Sr. | Undecided
The state Gatorade selection had 111 digs, 93 aces and 42 assists while adding 22 kills for the 14-4 Cougars, who made the Division I semifinals.

5-11 | MB | Sr. | undecided
The Huskies' middle had 16 kills in the VISAA D1 state title match and earned first-team All-State honors. She blasted 265 kills, 46 assists, 69 blocks and 51 digs on the season.

6-0 | OH/MB | So. | Undecided
The 4A SPSL as well as the News Tribune Player of the Year burst on to the scene in her freshman campaign, hitting 472 kills while adding 195 digs and 40 blocks for the Eagles, who took third in the 4A state tournament.

West Virginia
5-9 | OH | Sr. | Tusculum
The rising senior pasted 505 kills along with 87 aces and 40 blocks as the Patriots went 58-2-2 and took the AAA title.

Mckenna Wucherer, Brookfield Central (Brookfield)
6-1 | OH | Jr. | Minnesota
The future Gopher notched 346 digs last season en route to being named the Greater Metro Conference Player of the Year. She also led the state with 592 kills and led the Lancers with 65 aces.

6-2 | S | Jr. | Florida
Despite missing time with a broken thumb, the future Gator was the state 4A East Player of the Year. She totaled 315 kills, 271 assists and 315 digs for the Plainsmen.
Georgia high school girls basketball star Raven Johnson to play against the boys at Allen Iverson Roundball Classic - HIGHSCORE
Georgia high school girls basketball star Raven Johnson to play against the boys at Allen Iverson Roundball Classic
While other high school basketball all-star games have gone by the wayside this spring due to the ongoing pandemic, the Allen Iverson Roundball Classic is moving forward. The contest will be played May 8 at Bartlett High School just outside of Memphis, Tenn., with former NBA standouts Matt Barnes, Stephen Jackson, Rasheed Wallace and Bonzi Wells serving as coaches.

Among the storylines will be Atlanta girls basketball star Raven Johnson stepping on the floor to compete with the best boys players in the country. The 5-foot-8 point guard has led Westlake to back-to-back unbeaten state championship seasons and is headed to South Carolina to play for head coach Dawn Staley next year.

MaxPreps National Player of the Year candidates TyTy Washington and Chet Holmgren are among the other headliners expected to compete.

Complete rosters are included below. For more information and tickets, visit

Team Loyalty
Paolo Banchero, F, O'Dea (Seattle, Wash.) – Headed to Duke
Matthew Cleveland, F, Pace Academy (Atlanta, Ga.) – Florida State
Jerddarian Davison, G, Calhoun (Letohatchee, Ala.) – Alabama
A.J. Griffin, F, Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, N.Y.) – Duke
Tyrese Hunter, G, St. Catherine's (Racine, Wis.) – Iowa State
Raven Johnson, G, Westlake (Atlanta, Ga.) – South Carolina
Johnathan Lawson, F, Houston (Germantown, Tenn.) – Oregon
Bryce McGowens, G, Legacy Early College (Greenville, S.C.) – Nebraska
Hunter Sallis, G, Millard North (Omaha, Neb.) – Gonzaga
Terquavion Smith, G, Farmville Central (Farmville, N.C.) – North Carolina State
TyTy Washington, G, AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.) – Undecided
Peyton Watson, F, Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) – UCLA
Benny WilIiams, F, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) – Syracuse

Team Honor
Jaden Akins, G, Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) – Headed to Michigan State
Trey Alexander, G, Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – Auburn
Kendall Brown, F, Sunrise Christian Academy – Baylor
Ahamed Bynum, G, Simeon (Chicago, Ill.) – DePaul
Kennedy Chandler, G, Sunrise Christian Academy – Tennessee
Daimion Collins, F, Atlanta (Texas) – Kentucky
Michael Foster Jr., F, Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.) – Undecided
Nolan Hickman, G, Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, Utah) – Kentucky
Chet Holmgren, C, Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, Minn.) – Undecided
Jordan Longino, G/F, Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, Pa.) – Villanova
Joshua Minott, F, Saint Andrew's (Boca Raton, Fla.) – Memphis
Kowacie Reeves Jr., G, Westside (Macon, Ga.) – Florida
Daeshun Ruffin, G, Callaway (Jackson, Miss.) – Mississippi