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Recruiting scores: Watson’s 42, Hauser’s return highlight week

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2017 (Committed/Signed)

THEO JOHN (Champlin Park H.S., Minn.)- John had a double-double Tuesday, scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds in Champlin Park’s 85-75 win over Park Center. The future Golden Eagle also scored 14 points in the team’s 94-45 win over Blaine last Friday and 12 points, eight blocks and six rebounds en route to the team’s 20-point road win over Hopkins.

IKE EKE (U-D Jesuit, Mich.)- Eke and U-D Jesuit went 1-1 this week, defeating Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice last Friday but falling to Catholic Central Tuesday. Eke’s point totals for each game were not available. U-D Jesuit is now 8-3 this season.

JAMAL CAIN (Detroit Cornerstone, Mich.)- Cain received MVP honors last weekend in the Coaches Against Violence Invitational, scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. Cornerstone won that game over Henry Ford Academy, 82-44.

2017 (Offered)

GREG ELLIOTT (Detroit East English Village Prep, Mich.)- Elliott dropped 26 points last Friday as East English Village Prep eased past Pershing, 81-59. East English Village Prep is now 9-1 this season.

JACOB EPPERSON (La Lumiere Academy, Ind.)- La Lumiere bounced back from some relative struggles earlier in the month with a pair of wins against DePaul Prep and Gary Roosevelt. La Lumiere matched their second highest scoring output in the latter game, winning 94-42. Individual numbers for Epperson were not available. In a recruiting update by Rivals last weekend, Epperson did not mention Marquette.

DONNIE TILLMAN (Findlay Prep, Nev.)- Findlay Prep snapped their two-game losing streak with victories over Bishop Gorman and Planet Athlete this week. Tillman’s point totals were not available.

2017 (Interested)

TIM CEASER and SHAUN DOSS (Marion H.S., Ark.)- Doss and Ceaser helped Marion bounce back from a loss the previous week against Paragould with a 64-53 win over Greene County Tech and 85-58 win over Wynne.

2018 (Offered)

JOEY HAUSER (Stevens Point Area, Wis.)- Hauser returned to the hardwood this week after missing the first few months of the season with an ankle injury. The 6-foot-8 specimen did not waste any time on the floor, scoring 20 and 29 points in SPASH’s wins over Wausau West and Marshfield. Later in the week, he scored 12 in the team’s 71-39 win over DC Everest with Steve Wojciechowski and assistant coach Brett Nelson in attendance. The reigning state champions are 14-1 this season and own an 8-0 record in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.

DEMONTE NELSON (Kenosha Bradford H.S., Wis.)- Nelson’s 13 points last Friday and 23 points Tuesday were the silver linings of Bradford’s losses to Oak Creek and Franklin. Bradford is now down to 1-8 in the Southeast Conference.

RACE THOMPSON (Robbinsdale Armstrong, Minn.)- Thompson continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the Northwestern Suburban Conference, scoring a combined 33 points between Armstrong’s wins over Spring Lake Park and Blaine. Thompson is now averaging 20.1 points and 9.5 rebounds, per the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s MN Basketball Hub.

JARVIS THOMAS (Orono, Minn.)- Thomas had another two star-studded performances for Orono in their 85-61 victory over Holy Family and 70-62 victory over Waconia. In the two games, he scored 23 and 20 points.

COURTNEY RAMEY (Webster Groves, Mo.)- Ramey has remained a rock for Webster Groves, helping the team extend their winning streak to six games with 21-point and 14-point games against Parkway North and Ritenour.

TORRENCE WATSON (Whitfield, Mo.)- Watson lit up Pattonville Tuesday for 42 points in Whitfield’s 65-62 win. Earlier in the week, Sikeston humiliated Whitfield, 78-47.

JEENATHAN WILLIAMS (University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men, N.Y.)- Williams’ week included a 15-point showing Saturday as UPrep edged Bishop Timon, 60-55. The elephant in the room, however, is an upcoming battle over UPrep playoff classification. UPrep is currently appealing the decision to the New York State Commissioner of Education.

AYO DOSUNMU (Morgan Park, Ill.)- Dosunmu is fresh off a 57-54 win over fellow prep powerhouse Simeon in which he scored 12 points and a 75-46 win over Harlan in which he scored 23 points and six assists.

QUENTIN GRIMES (The Woodlands College Park, Texas)- Grimes combined to score 74 points in College Park’s two losses this week. College Park is now 17-12 this season.

TJ MOSS (Memphis East, Tenn.)- East’s lone game of the week was a 107-46 win over Memphis Overton Thursday night. Moss’ point total was not available afterwards.

PRENTISS HUBB (Gonzaga College Prep, Washington D.C.)- Hubb scored 15 points and seven rebounds this week in Gonzaga’s win over DeMatha Wednesday. Earlier in the week, he scored 15 points and eight assists in a 65-48 win over Ireton.

SIMI SHITTU (Vermont Academy, Vt.)- Shittu’s week had a quick start Sunday, when he notched 15 points and grabbed 21 boards in Vermont Academy’s win over Bradford Christian.

TIM FINKE (Champaign Central, Ill.)- Finke and the Maroons survived Mahomet-Seymour, 68-59. The recent recipient of an offer from Boston College scored 18 in the win.

2018 (Interested)

RILEY BATTIN (Oak Park, Calif.)- Battin’s week featured a pair of double-doubles, scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds Saturday against Hesperia and 19 points and 19 rebounds against Simi Valley Wednesday.

KJ HYMES (St. Mary’s, Ariz.)- Hymes scored 14 for St. Mary’s Tuesday in the team’s 85-60 loss to Shadow Mountain, the top program in the state. Last Friday, Hymes put up 11 points and six rebounds in the team’s 79-65 victory against Saguaro.

DAVID SINGLETON (Bishop Montgomery, Calif.)- Bishop Montgomery’s lone game of the week was an 83-33 blowout at Cathedral. Individual stats were not available.

JAEDON LEDEE (The Kinkaid School, Texas)- LeDee put together a double-double in Kinkaid’s game last weekend against St. Andrew’s, scoring 15 points and 11 boards.

GRAYSON CARTER (Guyer, Texas)- Carter and Guyer had a strong week, winning home games against Plano East and McKinney. Individual stats were not available.

2019 (Offered)

NOBAL DAYS (Racine Park H.S., Wis.)- Days appears to be recovering from his lethargic start to the season, scoring a season-high 14 points in Park’s loss to Oak Creek Tuesday.

MATTHEW HURT (Rochester John Marshall, Minn.)- Hurt put up 23 points last Friday in Rochester John Marshall’s 94-46 win over Rochester Century. While 23 would be impressive for many, it was Hurt’s lowest-scoring game this season.

2020 (Offered)

JALEN JOHNSON (Sun Prairie H.S., Wis.)- Sun Prairie went 2-0 this week, defeating Middleton 71-69 and Janesville Craig 71-64. Johnson chipped in 16 and 19 points in his second week since returning from a knee injury.

JALEN SUGGS (Minnehaha Academy, Minn.)- Suggs had a relative lull this week, scoring 17 points in Minnehaha’s 67-51 win over Breck. Arguably the top player of his class, Suggs is averaging 24.2 points per game this season.

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