Posted On: 01/19/18 11:02 AM
With Daxton Carr’s enormous game this week (41 points, a regular season single game scoring record for Highland), and a number of other players who have erupted for big scoring outputs this season including Vallivue’s Steele Hadlock (35 points vs Emmett) , Ambrose’s Ethan Christianson (56 points vs Baker), Preston’s Brayden Parker (30 points vs Blackfoot), Genesis Prep’s Jonny Hillman (39 points vs Wallace), Bishop Kelly’s Max Rice (36 points vs Skyview) or Camas County’s Trey Smith (34 points vs Hagerman), who, including those mentioned, might be a player to watch in terms of smashing an existing school scoring record?
The prep hoops season is flying by in the state of Idaho but there’s still time for one of these studs and the list above or below to go off and put up a big number in the scoring column to snatch a school scoring record for their respective team. Based on scoring trends that we have followed this season there are a number of prospects to look at regarding a potential scoring record falling, as we looked across the Gem state, here are the scoring monsters we think might follow suit with Daxton Carr and etch their name in the record books.
Emmitt Taylor III, Lapwai
Riding high off the momentum of being the only Idaho boys hooper nominated for the McDonald’s All American Basketball Team, Taylor III has been a steady scoring force for Lapwai who has had a tremendous season thus far. Look for this gifted player to keep lighting the score up and congratulations on the nomination Emmitt from us at Prep Hoops Idaho!
In disbelief right now 😳 Beyond blessed and thankful for being nominated 🍟🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/9vSGfyyvc1
— Emmit Taylor III (@emmittIII) January 9, 2018
Michael Ure, Ririe
A usual suspect when it comes to releasing our POTW nominations each week, Ure has been tearing it up for Ririe this season averaging 18.9 points in 15 games thus far. An excellent rebounder as well, Ure will remain one to watch for the record books at Ririe.
Garrett White, North Idaho Christian
There’s not much else to say about White as he currently sits with an eye popping 27.3 points per game average through 13 games played this season. He has had huge games including six games of 30 or more points. Wow.
Jake Poulton, Columbia
Poulton snagged POTW honors earlier this season and the smooth guard at Columbia currently sits third overall in 5A SIC scoring with an average of 18.2 points per game. He can get buckets whenever he feels it seems and he could have one huge game soon. Something is brewing here, stay tuned.
Jalen Galloway, Mountain View
An unreal season so far as the College of Idaho commit keeps impressing us all around the state. Galloway currently leads all 5A SIC players in scoring with 23.5 points per game and is always on our radar for POTW honors. Galloway is picking up steam and he remains one of the top players in the entire state.
Carter Arrasmith, Middleton
The 6 foot 5 talented 2018 prospect went for 26 points back when his team faced Vallivue, but 17 of his 26 points came in the final 16 minutes, so we know that Arrasmith can score in bunches. Keep an eye on Arrasmith as the season moves ahead for Middleton
Boston Thompson, Nyssa
Thompson, a 6 foot 7 forward for Nyssa put up 28 points in an overtime win against Cole Valley earlier in the year, but had 10 points in the overtime period alone, that is enough evidence for us to think he could put up a big time scoring performance before the season closes.
Zack Barton, Kuna
Barton is averaging 20.3 points in 12 games for the Kuna Kavemen, including three games where he scored 30 or more points. Barton has only scored below double digits once this season and it truly an electric guard at the 5A SIC level. He is moving up our rankings each game it seems.
Elijah Bolyard, Twin Falls Christian Academy
Bolyard is a machine for Twin Falls Christian, and he has been making sure his name appears on the stat sheet every game this year for his team. He has scored 30 or more points twice this season but has a number of games in the 20s. He will continue to burn the nets and keep an eye on this 2018 player.
Jake Pfennigs, Post Falls
This baseball diamond stud (signed to play for the prestigious Oregon State Beavers) can do it on any given night, but most notably still for us is his Tarkanian Classic performance that earned him All-Tournament honors as he averaged 23.6 points for his team’s three games.
Paul Pennington, Boise
This super skilled guard has a great test ahead of him this upcoming weekend as his team hosts the undefeated Borah Lions, but Pennington as evidenced by his 24 point effort against Rocky Mountain can light it up in the scoring column at the drop of a hat.
Ryan Bagley, Burley
Bagley is just one of the many talented players on the Burley varsity team that can get things going in a hurry. One of the most well-rounded players in the entire state, Bagley can sink buckets when needed and in a big way. Averaging 17.5 points in 11 games, Bagley is a flat out stud.
Hayden Wayment, Carey
Wayment has made a nice move up our latest rankings for the 2018 class and with his 29 points effort in a win over Camas County, we could see the 5 foot 10 guard do something special in the scoring category before the season ends.