Friday, January 20, 2012
Mr. Basketball USA Tracker (Jan. 20)
By Ronnie Flores
ESPNU 60 No. 2 Nerlens Noel breaks into the top 5 while Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle Anderson and Jabari Parker appear on all ten ballots.
The MLK holiday weekend is a time to reflect. It's also good time to evaluate the nation's best high school basketball players.
Many of the nation's top teams and prep schools traditionally participate in MLK showcase games around the country, giving the Mr. Basketball USA Tracker panel plenty of opportunities to evaluate the top candidates for national player of the year against strong competition -- and sometimes in head-to-head match-ups.
ESPN senior national basketball analyst and panel member Dave Telep said it best after the turn of the New Year: "We'll learn a lot in the next two weeks."
There was no better place to evaluate some of the top talent than at last weekend's Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. The performances at the annual event brought about changes to the voting results of the latest ESPNHS Mr. Basketball USA Tracker.
To see the Mr. Basketball USA voting results,CLICK HERE.