Thomas Bryant says he loves playing in Kentucky. “I just love the basketball atmosphere,” the five-star forward from Huntington Prep (W.V.) said Saturday at the McCracken County Mustang Madness. Kentucky head coach John Calipari and assistant Kenny Payne on Saturday watched Bryant go for 33 points, 14 rebounds, 4 blocks and one steal in a 72-66 loss to Callaway (MS), which got 35 points from Malik Newman. The Wildcats jumped into Bryant’s recruiting late, offering late in the 2014 year, joining Syracuse, Indiana and Missouri as Bryant’s final four.
Myles Powell finished with 23 points to lead four players scoring in double figures in Trenton Catholic’s 77-75 victory over Medford Tech in Medford. Malachi Richardson scored 19 points, Marcus Floyd had 13 and Marquise Bell added 12 for Trenton Catholic.
Kamar McKnight scored nine points, all on 3-pointers, and Trevon Duval and Arnaldo Toro each added eight points apiece to pace St. Benedict’s in a 46-43 loss to Montrose Christian (Md.) in Rockville, Maryland.
Kodye Pugh scored 12 of his 22 points in the first half and No. 12 Boys’ Latin beat host No. 10 St. Vincent Pallotti, 80-65, in basketball Friday. The Lakers improved to 15-4 overall and 9-0 in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference. The Panthers fell to 14-4, 4-2.
Lamar Stevens scored 31 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and rejected six shots as Haverford School stayed undefeated in the Inter-Ac with a 79-65 victory over Germantown Academy. Shawn Alston added 19 points, Cameron Reddish poured in 15 to go with seven rebounds, and Derek Mountain was also near a double-double with 14 points and nine boards as four players accounted for all the scoring for Haverford School (9-7, 3-0).
Pope John 86, Vernon 29: Senior forward Moustapha Diagne had 22 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals as the Lions improved to 8-0. Senior forward Jeromy Rodriguez had 17 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and three steals.
Wesleyan Christian Academy (North Carolina) possesses a star-studded roster that includes Harry Giles, the No. 2 overall in the Rivals Class of 2016, and Kwe Parker, arguably the top dunk at the high school level. That sort of talent leads to a fair share of highlights for the Trojans. Above is the latest example, as Parker inbounds the ball to Giles, who immediately lobs in to the rim. The 6-foot-2 Parker skies to finish a 180 alley-oop on the baseline out-of-bounds play.