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Players of the Week, Feb. 1, 2012

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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)

EAST

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.

SOUTHEAST

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.).

MIDWEST

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.

MIDLANDS

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.

WEST

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.

ESPNHS Players of the Week

December, 15, 2011
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ESPN ReruitingNation: Top Performances

ESPNHS Boys' Basketball Players of the Week
(After games of Dec. 14)

One player is chosen from each region of the country. The only other criteria is that no player will be chosen more than once during a season.

EAST

Willie Mangum, John Marshall (Richmond, Va.)
The 6-foot-1 senior guard scored a game-high 30 points, and reached the 1,000-point career mark, as unbeaten John Marshall (6-0) defeated Thomas Jefferson (Richmond, Va.) 83-68. Mangum cashed five 3-point field goals and also was credited with six assists and five steals for the top-ranked team in the Richmond area.

SOUTHEAST

Cedric Hankerson, Coral Reef (Miami)
The 6-foot-3 point junior point guard, who's the younger brother of Alabama’s Charles Hankerson, has begun the season with a series of stellar outings. In a 66-55 victory last week against Southridge (Miami), Hankerson connected for 32 points and had 18 rebounds, four assists and four steals. Earlier this week, Hankerson hit for 24 points and had six steals as the Barracudas blasted Varela (Miami). His early season scoring average stood at 23.2 points per game with 13.1 rebounds. If Hankerson continues to improve, he may start seeing the same recruiting attention his brother did.

MIDWEST

Tyrone Terrell, Eisenhower (Blue Island, Ill.)
The 5-foot-10 junior guard scored 50 points and made 12 3-pointers to help Eisenhower set a state record for treys with 24 in a 111-92 victory over St. Laurence (Burbank, Ill.) at the Marist RedHawk Holiday Invitational in Chicago. The previous record of 22 trifectas in a game was shared by Springfield Lutheran (Springfield, Ill.) and Crescent City (Crescent City, Ill.).

MIDLANDS

Ryan Rippee, Kickapoo (Springfield, Mo.)
The son of Kickapoo coach Dick Rippee has been ripping the ropes so far this season. A 6-foot-8 senior small forward, who averaged 19.4 points per game last season for a Chiefs’ team that went 24-4, Rippee closed last week with 32 points as Kickapoo defeated Carthage (Mo.) 71-61. He added a 31-point showing this week in a 63-46 triumph over Branson (Mo.). Through his first six games, Rippee is averaging 29.3 points per game.

WEST

Markel Leonard, Salesian (Richmond, Calif.)
The 6-foot, 165-pound junior led The Pride with 18 points in their 51-49 victory over Jesuit (Carmichael, Calif.) in the championship of the 58th annual Gridley Invitational. It was the second consecutive tourney victory for Salesian, which upped its mark to 6-0 and put the team in the POWERADE West Region Rankings. The defending CIF NorCal Div. IV champions won the tourney without the services of highly regarded junior Jabari Bird (MVP of the Jeremy Jack Tournament), junior wing Mario Dunn and Freddie Tagaloa, a national football recruit who was helping the Pride's football team win the North Coast Section Div. IV title right around the time of Leonard's big performance.

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