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Boys players of the week

Terrence Jones, a 6-foot-8 senior, totaled 52 points in two recent wins for Jefferson (Portland, Ore.). Kelly Kline\ESPN RISE Magazine

The ESPN RISE boys' basketball players of the week:


East: Noah Cottrill
Logan (Logan, W.Va.)

The West Virginia-bound point guard made five 3-pointers on his way to scoring 36 points in a 90-73 win over Wyoming East (New Richmond, W.Va.). He also showed his playmaking skills with 10 assists. Cottrill averaged 26 points per game last season at Mountain State Academy (Beckley, W.Va.). He played during his freshman and sophomore seasons at Poca (W.Va.) and scored more than 1,000 points for the Dots.


Southeast: Ian Miller
United Faith Christian (Charlotte, N.C.)

The 6-foot-2 point guard scored 32 points in dominating the action in a 54-47 victory against Victory Christian (Charlotte, N.C.). As a junior, Miller averaged 22 points per game and was named the Charlotte Observer's Player of the Year. He hit a 40-foot shot to win the Class 1A North Carolina Independent Schools title over current University of Kentucky sensation John Wall as United Faith Christian beat Word of God Academy (Raleigh, N.C.). Miller trains every day with United Faith Christian assistant coach and former NBA player Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues.


Midwest: Richaud Pack
Seaholm (Birmingham, Mich.)

It was triple-double time for Pack last week in a 85-77 victory vs. Berkley (Berkley, Mich.), as the 6-foot-4 senior guard had 28 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds. He also had 22 points with eight rebounds and five assists to lead Seaholm past Stoney Creek (Rochester, Mich.). Those scoring totals are actually below his season average of 31.7 points per game, a mark that was fattened by a 56-point output earlier in the season. Pack has signed with Florida International and was one of the first recruits for new FIU coach Isiah Thomas.


Southwest: Bradley Beal
Chaminade (St. Louis, Mo.)

The Florida-bound junior and the Red Devils went on the road last week to take on St. John Vianney (Kirkwood, Mo.), and a red-hot Beal cashed in with 44 points in a 68-61 victory. Beal had 20 points in the first half, 24 in the second. In the third quarter, he threw down a ferocious dunk in one sequence and nailed a shot at the buzzer from near the half-court line. Beal averaged 23.5 points last season and led the Red Devils to a Class 5 state championship before going on to play for the USA under-16 team, which he led in scoring.


West: Terrence Jones
Jefferson (Portland, Ore.)

One week after Jones delivered with 22 points, nine rebounds and eight blocks to lead Jefferson past the No. 1 team from Washington, Federal Way, the 6-foot-8 standout stayed hot with 30 points in a 93-56 victory against Cleveland (Portland, Ore.). Jones is one of the top unsigned players in the nation. He has five finalists -- Oklahoma, Oregon, Kentucky, UCLA and Washington -- and has said one of the main reasons he is waiting is to help his teammates gain more of an opportunity to be noticed by college scouts.