Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Players of the Week, Feb. 1, 2012
Here are this week's high school boys’ basketball Players of the Week. One player is chosen from each region of the country. No player will be chosen more than once during a season.
(After games of Sunday, Jan. 29)
Brandon Camic, Serra Catholic (McKeesport, Pa.) The 6-foot-5 senior forward has made his wait to play at Serra Catholic worthwhile. He set a school single-game scoring record last week by chalking up 51 points in an 88-33 rout of Elderton (Pa.). Camic had to sit out his junior season after transferring from South Allegheny (McKeesport, Pa.) following his sophomore year. Camic, who recently passed the 1,000-point career mark, leads Pittsburgh area Class A scorers with a 23.8 per game average. He also averages 10 rebounds and six assists per game.
Devonte Boykins, East Rutherford (Forest City, N.C.) As a freshman last year, Boykins started alongside older brother Devince, who is now playing at Marshall University, and helped East Rutherford win the Class 2A state title. He’s now one of the most promising sophomores in the state. Boykins posted a triple-double of 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and also had four steals in his team’s 69-48 win over Patton (Morgantown, N.C.). He added 20 points and eight rebounds in a 58-47 triumph against A.C. Reynolds (Ashville, N.C.).
Casey Kasperbauer, Carroll (Iowa) The 6-foot-1 senior guard scored 47 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, in a 84-70 victory over Winterset (Iowa). The South Dakota recruit, who also plays quarterback in football, connected on eight 3-point field goals and all 11 of his free throw attempts in the second highest scoring game for an Iowa player this season. Kasperbauer leads Class 3A in scoring with a 25.3 points per game this season. A four-year regular and three-time all-state honoree, he has led Carroll in scoring, assists and steals for four straight seasons.
Quinton Threadgill, Haworth (Okla.) This senior guard is from a school of less than 400 in the far southeast lip of the state and has been putting up huge numbers. Threadgill broke his own school record last week with 52 points in a 90-65 victory over Valliant (Okla.) and went over 1,500 points for his career. Threadgill scored 50 in a game earlier this season and is averaging 26.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. He will play next at Southeast Oklahoma State.
Corey Lange, Tehachapi (Calif.) After starting the season late due to being on a 10-2 football team, Lange has become one of the most explosive scorers in California. He began last week with 45 points, 12 rebounds, four steals, two blocks and two assists in a 76-63 victory over Taft (Calif.). That was followed up with 48 points, which ties a school record and is the highest total in a game this season in the CIF Central Section, when Tehachapi beat Bakersfield Christian (Bakersfield, Calif.) 98-84. Lange, a 6-foot-2 guard, is averaging 25.8 points per game.