Posted On: 01/27/19 12:02 AM
Thanks to the MLK Classic at Lausanne Collegiate School on Monday and the Hotbed Classic on Saturday, I was able to put together another solid list of the top performers in this week’s high school basketball action.
Twenty-six names appeared on this week’s list, and all of them played in high major games this week. Some of them were able to help their teams get a win, while the others weren’t able to get their teams over the hump.
The regular season is winding down, and the district tournaments are around the corner. As postseason play kicks in, this list will start to get shorter and shorter. But, for now, I want a long list of players to put on display, as long as they keep filling the stats sheet up.
Here are my Top Players of the Week:
Kennedy Chandler, Briarcrest: The sophomore point guard had 18 points, four rebounds, two steals, one block, and one assist in a loss to Bartlett in the MLK Classic on Monday.
Willie Foreman, White Station: The sophomore wing had 17 points in the Spartans’ 60-55 win over Christian Brothers in the MLK Classic.
Brandon Brown, White Station: The senior forward led the Spartans with 20 points in their win over the Purple Wave.
Chandler Jackson, Christian Brothers: The freshman point guard led the Purple Wave with 18 in their loss to White Station.
Sly Thompson, Bartlett: The senior point guard finished with 13 points, four rebounds, four steals, and two assists in the Panthers’ 58-31 win over Carver in the Hotbed Classic. Thompson was named MVP after the win.
Jefferson Walker, Bartlett: Walker had 12 points, four rebounds, and one steal against the Wolverines.
Sky Forest, Lausanne: Forest had 18 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists in the Lynx’ 55-51 win over Fayette Ware in the MLK Classic.
Jalen Bo Montgomery, Lausanne: Montgomery had 16 points, four rebounds, and three assists against the Wildcats.
Johnathan DeJurnett, Lausanne: DeJurnett posted a double-double (10 points, 13 rebounds) against Fayette Ware.
Matthew Murrell, Whitehaven: The junior combo guard led the Tigers with 24 points in their 82-64 home win over Memphis Central.
Jordan Wilmore, Whitehaven: The 7-foot-4 big man scored 17 points against the Warriors.
James Wiseman, Memphis East: The Memphis commit had 19 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks in the Mustangs’ 56-55 overtime win over Whitehaven Thursday night. Wiseman had 20 points, seven rebounds, and two assists in his team’s loss to Mountain Brook in the Hotbed Classic. He still ended up receiving MVP honors.
Malcolm Dandridge, Memphis East: Dandridge had 20 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, one block, and one steal against the Whitehaven Tigers.
Kavion McCain, Whitehaven: McCain had 14 points against the Mustangs of Memphis East.
D.J. Jeffries, Olive Branch: Jeffries scored a game-high 39 points in the ‘Quistors 99-81 win at Center Hill.
Wes Taylor, Olive Branch: Taylor had a big third quarter against the Mustangs of Center Hill as he knocked down two 3s to help the ‘Quistors gain momentum the rest of the way. Taylor finished with 20 points.
Cameron Matthews, Olive Branch: The junior forward was all over the glass against Center Hill. He was effective on both ends of the floor. Matthews finished with 13 points.
Kenneth Lewis, Center Hill: The senior point guard had 31 points in the Mustangs’ 90-60 win over Lake Cormorant Tuesday night.
Decorian Payton, Center Hill: Payton had 20 points against the Gators.
Calvin Temple, Center Hill: The IUPUI commit had 18 points against Lake Cormorant.
Samson Ruzhentsev, Hamilton Heights: Ruzhentsev had 18 points and three rebounds in the Hawks’ 69-57 win over DME Sports Academy (FL).
Jason Jitoboh, Hamilton Heights: Jitoboh recorded 15 points and 10 rebounds against DME Sports Academy.
Andersson Garcia, Hamilton Heights: Garcia had seven points and 18 rebounds against DME Sports Academy.
Jordan Rawls, Hamilton Heights: Rawls had 26 points and 11 assists in an 83-71 win over Potter’s House (FL).
Bayron Matos, Hamilton Heights: The Mississippi State commit had 15 points and 11 rebounds against Potter’s House.
Bruce Guy Jr., Cordova: Guy Jr. had 20 points in the Wolfpack’s 71-46 win over Power Center Academy in the MLK Classic.