Wednesday, January 11, 2012
All-State Stock Watch reps PA's northern half
By Christopher Parish
Each week, we'll take an in-depth look at our preseason All-State basketball team and let you know how a few of those athletes are faring as the season progresses. We'll feature a Prime-Time player (PTP), an Other Top Player (OTP) and an under the radar star who is making a bid to be one of the state's top players (UTR).
If you've got athletes you think we should mention in our All-State Stock Watch, hit me up on Twitter @CParishESPNHS.
PTP: Terry Turner, Scranton, Senior
What's made Turner even more dangerous this season than he was last year is that he doesn't need to lead his team in scoring. He's had players such as Malik Draper who have stepped up and helped carry the scoring load. But if teams forget about Turner, there he goes with another big night. On the year he's averaging 17 points a game and Scranton is unbeaten and No. 7 in the POWERADE Pennsylvania Weekly Rankings.
OTP: Jordan Reed, Wissahickon, Senior
With his team locked in a tight game on Tuesday, Reed took matters into his own hands in the second half. The senior dropped 26 of his 38 points in the second half, helping the Trojans pull away and win a 61-51 game over Upper Merion at home. The Trojans are 11-1 on the season thanks to Reed's continued offensive output
UTR: Zameer McDowell, Spring-Ford, Junior
As if the 44 points that McDowell poured in on Tuesday weren't enough, the junior decided to pull down 18 rebounds just to solidify his stat-filling night in a 75-40 victory over Phoenixville. McDowell was 18 of 28 from the floor. The 44-point output broke his school's single-game scoring record.