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Ben Simmons of Montverde Academy not only led his team to one of the top rankings in the country, but he also set himself apart as the Player Of The Year!

USA Today Sport’s Jim Halley gives us the rest of the All-USA First, Second, and Third team selections after his deep analysis with coaches and recruiting analysts. To see the players that earned this great honor, click here.

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2015 McDonald’s All American Rosters

The rosters are set!

The most prestigious honor in high school basketball, the McDonald’s All American title. Fans and nominees collected to watch the announcements, and now those given the honor will get to show their talent while going head to head.

With many of these players still undecided, the landscape of the college incoming class will be defined by this game!

See the full list of boys and girls McDonald’s All American’s here.

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Analyzing the Game: #2 Montverde Academy vs. Orlando Christian Prep

In our new series Analyzing the Game, ScoreStream will take a look at some of the top games from ranked teams around the country. Today we take a look at the USA Today Game of the Day between #2 Montverde Academy and Orlando Christian Prep.

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The Setup: On a 12-game win streak, #2 Montverde Academy will host in the opening round of their own tournament- Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament. Orlando Christian Prep comes in on a 3-game win streak of their own. The game will tip-off at 7PM (EST).

Jim Halley of USA Today’s Players To Watch: 

“Montverde Academy players to watch: LSU-bound big man Ben Simmons (28.2 ppg, 12.5 rpg) is considered the No. 1 player in the country.  Senior guard Marcel Ponitka is solid at point guard and junior guards Blake Harris and Howard Washington Jr. are big contributors.

Orlando Christian Prep players to watch: Senior guard Mike Tolbert is the team’s leading scorer at 19.6 points a game. Forward Josh Raoul (16.1 ppg) is another key scorer.”

Factors: Bringing in a 14-8 record, the defending 2A State Champion Orlando Christian Prep averages 59 points a game while holding their opponents to an average score of 56.4. They have played two nationally ranked teams this year (Blanche Ely and DeMatha Catholic) and were beaten significantly in both games. The final scores were 40-62 and 45-71 respectively.

Montverde Academy sits at 23-1 while playing a plethora of the countries top teams. Of the the eight nationally ranked (at some point) teams they played, Montverde’s sole loss came in the City of Palms Classic championship game against nationally Wheeler. Montverde Academy averages 73.4 points per game and allows 56.75 points per game.

Prediction: Montverde Academy has been in their home state in Florida now for the past 10 days and have had five days off. They will want to show off on their home court in the opening round and I see this one playing out as an easy win for Montverde Academy.

Final score prediction: 75-55

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Major upsets throughout high school basketball

Martin Luther King Day weekend brought a ton of high profile basketball tournaments (HoopHall, Bass Pro ToC, Flyin’ To The Hoop…) and major upsets as well!

The weekend started off with the previously unranked Linden Tigers from Linden, NJ taking down the then #2 Roselle Catholic 75-61. Roselle Catholic proceeded to lose consecutive games, while Linden swept there tough schedule proving they were a team destined for national attention.

Some teams like Montverde Academy remained steady, winning their tournament schedule this weekend. However, the wild basketball upsets were capped off yesterday with #1 Findlay Prep losing to unranked Wayne (game recap here!).

You can read the USA Today analysis on how Wayne was able to withstand the offense onslaught of Findlay Prep here.

To see more of the scores and upsets from the USA Today Super 25, check out our scoreboard here: http://usatodayhss.com/2015/high-school-basketball-super-25-scoreboard

 

 

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2015 McDonald’s All American Nominees

One of the most prestigious national awards a high school basketball player can achieve is becoming a McDonald’s All American. Once the teams are announced, the group comes together for a display of what the NCAA is about to see.

If you want a collective of the high school basketball players you should be watching around the country right now, this is it! Don’t miss out on seeing all of the McDonald’s All American Nominees here! 

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Image and nominee list credit to McDonaldsAllAmerican.com

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High School Cube- Beyond The Arc 1/5/15

High school basketball is in full force and our friends at High School Cube News is covering the Chicagoland area hoops action. If you love seeing video of some top ranked teams like the Simeon Academy Wolverines and want to catch up on the Super25 action, you have to watch this video!

Catch more high school hoops coverage at HighSchoolCubeNews.com and through the Chicago Sun-Times!

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Don’t forget, watch the Beyond The Arc video here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYzl7IGQgKw

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“From homeless and hungry, Shortridge star rallies” via IndyStar

“He’s a 6-5 center for Shortridge Magnet High School, he’s the best player on the team, and none of that mattered when he walked to the house his mom was renting and opened the door to a nightmare. No furniture. No lights. Nobody.”

From our friends at IndyStar, written by Gregg Doyel, ScoreStream wanted to highlight this beautiful story of Various. Various Wilson has been tried on and off the court, but has never given up. His story should be motivating and exciting for all athletes.

We tip our hats to you, Various. You are truly inspiring.

Read the rest of Various’ story provided by IndyStar and Gregg Doyel here!

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Dakota Young: A Story of Redemption

For most teens, that accident might have been a surefire end to a proud career. Not for Young. After he underwent surgery in late September, Young was determined to return to action. He made that happen on December 20, coming off the bench for Fairfield in a loss to Johnson City and drilling a three-pointer from the wing in the final minute.”

This inspiring story is one you have to read and see. The ScoreStream staff is very moved by Dakota Young’s motivation and drive and we can’t wait to see where the rest of his career takes him.

To read the rest of this USA Today story and Fox Sports video, click here.