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MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week
For the week of May 3-9

Boys Volleyball

Midwest Region
(Includes: Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)

Andrew Fedmasu, Plainfield North (Plainfield, Illinois)
Junior | RS/OH/MB

13 Games Played
Kills: 55
Kills/Game: 4.23
Digs: 32
Digs/Game: 2.46
Receptions: 46
Rcpt/Game: 3.54
Aces: 8
Blocks: 7

Brendan Louthain, Roncalli (Indianapolis, Indiana)
6'2 | Junior | OH

12 Games Played
Kills: 46
Kills/Game: 3.83
Digs: 30
Digs/Game: 2.50
Receptions: 52
Rcpt/Game: 4.33
Aces: 3
Blocks: 3

Northeast Region
(Includes: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington D.C.)

Ryan Barringer, Masuk (Monroe, Connecticut)
6'3 | Junior | MH/OH

12 Games Played
Kills: 38
Kills/Game: 3.17
Digs: 4
Receptions: 1
Aces: 2
Blocks: 14

Blake Wagner, Manheim Central (Manheim, Pennsylvania)
6'1 | Senior | OH/MH

8 Games Played
Kills: 46
Kills/Game: 5.75
Digs: 18
Digs/Game: 2.25
Receptions: 28
Rcpt/Game: 3.50
Aces: 4
Blocks: 2

South Region
(Includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas)

Andre Aguilar, Freedom (Orlando, Florida)
6'4 | Junior | S/OH

9 Games Played
Kills: 35
Kills/Game: 3.89
Digs: 20
Digs/Game: 2.22
Receptions: 12
Rcpt/Game: 1.33
Blocks: 5

Brayden Green, Park Vista (Lake Worth, Florida)
6'4 | Junior | S/OPP

6 Games Played
Kills: 34
Kills/Game: 5.67
Digs: 23
Digs/Game: 3.83
Receptions: 14
Rcpt/Game: 2.33
Aces: 2
Blocks: 6

West Region
(Includes: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)

Cole Hauser, Madison (San Diego, California)
6'2 | Junior | OH/MB/OPP

8 Games Played
Kills: 63
Kills/Game: 7.88
Digs: 26
Digs/Game: 3.25
Receptions: 39
Rcpt/Game: 4.88
Aces: 4
Blocks: 3

Jordan Shinaut, Sunrise Mountain (Peoria, Arizona)
6'6 | Senior | OH
12 Games Played
Kills: 46
Kills/Game: 3.83
Digs: 4
Receptions: 18
Rcpt/Game: 1.50
Blocks: 4

Girls Volleyball

California
Mikela Labno, Hilmar
6'2" | Senior | OH

7 Sets Played
Kills: 35
Kills/Game: 5
Digs: 19
Digs/Game: 2.71
Aces: 4
Blocks: 3

Massachusetts
Sally Butler, Old Rochester Regional (Mattapoisett)
6'1" | Junior | MB/OPP

6 Sets Played
Kills: 18
Kills/Game: 3
Digs: 3
Digs/Game: 0.5
Aces: 2
Blocks: 8

New York
Emily Sclabach, Clarence
5'5" | Sophomore | S

15 Sets Played
Assists: 133
Assists/Game: 8.87
Team Hitting%: 0.305
Digs: 10
Digs/Game: 0.67
Aces: 6
High school baseball rankings: Barbe slides to No. 2 in HIGHSCORE Top 25 after Buford, Jesuit stumble in playoffs - HIGHSCORE
High school baseball rankings: Barbe slides to No. 2 in MaxPreps Top 25 after Buford, Jesuit stumble in playoffs
After enjoying a season at or near the top of the MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings for most of the season, Buford (Ga.) and Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.) faced the possibility of dropping out this week. Here's why they're still in the rankings.

Buford, which had been No. 1 for the vast majority of the season, dropped to No. 14 last week after a couple of last-inning losses to Pope (Marietta, Ga.) in the second round of the Class 6A state playoffs. Pope (29-12), which was in the rankings last week at No. 13, was then eliminated from the postseason two rounds later by Lassiter and was also dropped from the rankings. So why is Buford still in this week's rankings?

For one, Buford has 32 wins on the season and just two losses, both of which occurred in the last at-bat. Additionally, Pope defeated Buford without ever facing National Player of the Year candidate Dylan Lesko, who didn't pitch during the series. In football and basketball rankings, two losses can be enough to knock a team from the rankings. Not so in baseball. So even though Buford will not be the Class 6A state champion, it still deserves to be ranked for its overall body of work.

Jesuit, meanwhile, picked the wrong time to lose to Jefferson (Tampa, Fla.). The Tigers had defeated Jefferson four times during the regular season and in the district tournament. However, Jefferson managed the 3-2 win in the second round of bi-district play. Like Buford, however, Jesuit's complete body of work can't be overlooked in favor of Jefferson's win.

Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.), was not as fortunate. Since it lost to Alhambra (23-1), which had a better record than Hamilton, in the semifinals, Alhambra had to move into the rankings and the Huskies dropped out.

Barbe (Lake Charles, La.), moved into the No. 2 spot, ahead of IMG Academy, after winning the Louisiana Class 5A state championship with a win over West Monroe. Barbe's only two losses came against Southside and Sam Houston, two teams it also defeated. One of Barbe's win was a 1-0, 11-inning thriller in the playoff semifinals.

Barbe had to move ahead of IMG Academy, since it had 16 more wins and the same amount of losses while also playing in a state playoff (IMG Academy does not participate in Florida playoffs). Barbe now faces the opportunity to finish as the final No. 1 team in the nation, a ranking it held in 2014, should current No. 1 Friendswood stumble.

A total of four teams joined the rankings this week. Besides Lassiter and Alhambra, Jackson Prep (Miss.) moved in after winning its fourth straight MAIS championship. In the finals, the Patriots swept Madison-Ridgeland, a team that had handed Jackson Prep one of its three losses.

Butler (Vandalia, Ohio), which was ranked No. 2 in the state coaches association rankings behind Olentangy Orange, moved in this week after beating Orange on Monday.

Dropped out: Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.), Lakeland Christian (Lakeland, Fla.), Parkview Baptist (Baton Rouge, La.), Pope (Marietta, Ga.).

Game of the Week: Barbe 1, Sam Houston 0, 11 innings. Jack Walker pitched 10 no-hit innings with 13 strikeouts, but Gavin Guidry got the win by pitching the top of the 11th. Barbe won the game in the bottom of the inning when Kyle DeBarge was hit by a pitch, advanced to third and came home on Donovan LaSalle's fielder's choice. Barbe advanced to the championship game, where it defeated West Monroe for the Class 5A title.

Player of the Week: Maxwell Muncy, Thousand Oaks. Another big week for Muncy, who had three home runs, including a grand slam, with 10 RBI in three Thousand Oaks wins last week.

Recruit Watch: Jack Walker, Barbe. Walker finished a spectacular season season with a 10-inning no-hitter against Sam Houston in the semifinals of the Class 5A state tournament. He completed his career with a 13-0 record and 121 strikeouts.

Game to Watch: Stoneman Douglas vs. Columbus. The Eagles are coming off a quarterfinal win over Palm Beach Gardens that included a walk-off, three-run home run. Columbus (27-4) knocked off Braddock in the second round and Taravella 2-0 in the quarterfinals.

Milestones: A pair of longtime Oklahoma coaches called it a career last week following Roff's win over Red Oak in the Class B championship game. Roff coach Ead Simon has been named the school's superintendent and will step down from coaching. His team had a 59-game win streak and won a fall and spring championship during the past school year. He ends his career with 1,1,20 wins, according to Iwasatthegame.com. Red Oak coach Trey Booth, meanwhile, retires with 1,514 career wins, which ranks No. 5 in state history.

Streaks: Webster (Wis.) won three more games last week (9-0) to put its win streak at 46 wins in a row.
Jack Walker, Barbe
Photo by Roddy Johnson
Jack Walker, Barbe
MaxPreps Top 25 high school baseball rankings

1. Friendswood (Texas)
Record:
27-0 | Last week: 1
Results: Def. Fulshear, 7-0.
Stats: Jacob Rogers threw a one-hitters with 10 strikeouts in the win.
Next: Sat. vs. Port Neches Groves.

2. Barbe (Lake Charles, La.)
Record:
39-2 | Last week: 3
Results: Def Sam Houston, 1-0, in 11 innings; def. West Monroe, 5-0 for Class 5A state championship.
Stats: Jack Walker threw a 10-inning no-hitter against Sam Houston while Gavin Guidry had a two-hitter with nine strikeouts against West Monroe.
Next: Season over. Louisiana Class 5A state champions.

3. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
Record:
23-2 | Last week: 2
Next: Season over

4. St. Mary Prep (Orchard Lake, Mich.)
Record:
30-1 | Last week: 6
Results: Def. Grand Blanc, 13-3; def. Dexter, 12-1; def. Catholic Central, 7-2
Stats: Alex Mooney was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI against Grand Blanc. Nolan Schubart was 2-for-4 with double and three RBI against Dexter. Ike Irish had a home run against Catholic Central.
Next: Tue. vs. Grosse Pointe North.

5. Thousand Oaks (Calif.)
Record:
22-0 | Last week: 7
Results: Def. Calabasas, 5-3, 7-3; def. Newbury Park, 8-3.
Stats: Cody Carson struck out 10 and Maxwell Muncy hit a home run in the 5-3 win. Dylan Jackson and Muncy each homered in the second game. Muncy also had a double and a grand slam against Newbury Park with Jackson adding a home run.
Next: Wed./Fri. vs. Newbury Park

6. Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.)
Record:
26-2 | Last week: 8
Results: Def. Park Vista, 5-3; def. Palm Beach Gardens, 6-4
Stats: Santiago Ordonez had a double and a walk-off, three-run home run against Palm Beach Gardens. Chris Arroyo hit a home run against Park Vista.
Next: Fri. vs. Columbus (Miami)

7. Madison Central (Madison, Miss.)
Record:
30-2 | Last week: 5
Results: Def. Starkville 14-1, lost 3-2, won 19-1.
Stats: Braden Montgomery struck out 11 and Ross Highfill and Connor Nation each homered in the first win over Starkville. Nation also hit three doubles and Connor Chisolm hit a home run in the 19-1 win.
Next: Thur. vs. Tupelo

8. Gregory-Portland (Portland, Texas)
Record:
33-2-1 | Last week: 10
Results: Def. Sharyland, 3-2, 7-0
Stats: Robbie Spencer had two doubles and got the win in the first game while Malachi Lott and Walker Janek combined for a no-hitter in the second game.
Next: Fri. vs. Carroll (Corpus Christi)

9. Baylor (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Record:
22-4 | Last week: 15
Results: Did not play
Next: Playoffs Friday, opponent TBD

10. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
Record:
29-4-2 | Last week: 16
Results: Def. Churchill (San Antonio), 4-1, 6-0.
Stats: Luke Jackson had eight strikeouts in the first win while Ethan Roark had 10 strikeouts in the second game.
Next: Fri. vs. Round Rock.

11. Reagan (San Antonio, Texas)
Record:
33-4 | Last week: 17
Results: Def. Cedar Ridge, 11-1, 6-1.
Stats: Stayton Ankrom, Britton Moore and Cole Tabor each had a triple in the first win and Ryan Beaird had 10 strikeouts in the second win.
Next: Sat. vs. Smithson Valley

12. Buchanan (Clovis, Calif.)
Record:
21-1 | Last week: 18
Results: Def. Central (Fresno), 5-3, 13-0, 5-2.
Next: Tue./Thur/Sat vs. Clovis West.

13. Roff (Okla.)
Record:
33-0 | Last week: 19
Season over, Oklahoma Class B state champions.

14. Trinity (Louisville, Ky.)
Record:
23-1 | Last week: 21
Results: Def. Silver Creek, 3-2; def. Bardstown, 6-0; def. Christian Academy, 4-0; def. St. Henry, 10-6, def. Ashland Blazer, 6-2.
Stats: Daylen Lile hit a triple and home run against Christian Academy and a double and a home run against St. Henry.
Next: Tue. vs. Butler; Wed. vs. Collins.

15. Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.)
Record:
22-2 | Last week: 24
Results: Def. Santa Margarita, 19-14, 10-0, 2-0.
Stats: Gabe Miranda and Mikey Romero each had a home run and Matthew Polk had a grand slam in the first game.
Next: Tues/Wed. vs. St. John Bosco.

16. Allatoona (Acworth, Ga.)
Record:
32-6 | Last week: 12
Results: Def. Glynn Academy, 6-2, 9-1; def. Houston County, 6-0, lost to Houston County, 6-1.
Stats: Aidan Jolley went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI in the first game while Hunter Paulsen had a home run in the second game against Glynn Academy.
Next: Houston County, TBD

17. Buford (Ga.)
Record:
32-2 | Last week: 14
Season over.

18. St. Christopher's (Richmond, Va.)
Record:
20-0-1 | Last week: 23
Results: Def. Woodberry Forest, 5-3; def. St. Anne's Belfield, 14-1, 14-0.
Next: Postseason, opponents TBD.

19. Jackson Prep (Jackson, Miss.)
Record:
35-3 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Madison Ridgeland Academy, 3-0, 5-1
Season over, MAIS state champion

20. Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
Record:
26-3 | Last week: 4
Results: Lost to Jefferson, 3-2.
Season over.

21. Puyallup (Wash.)
Record:
16-0 | Last week: 22
Season over.

22. Auburn (Ala.)
Record:
32-6 | Last week: 25
Results: Def. Central, 7-6, 2-1
Stats: Riley Austin had two home runs in the first game.
Next: Wed./Thur. vs. Hoover

23. Alhambra (Phoenix, Ariz.)
Record:
23-1 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Hamilton, 3-2
Next: Tue. vs. Liberty, Class 6A state championship game.

24. Butler (Vandalia, Ohio)
Record:
25-2 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Olentangy Orange, 3-2
Next: Postseason, opponent TBD

25. Lassiter (Marietta, Ga.)
Record:
32-6 | Last week: NR
Results: Def. Pope, 3-2, 3-0
Next: Class 6A championship game, opponent TBD

MLB Draft: Top 10 high school pitching prospects - HIGHSCORE
MLB Draft: Top 10 high school pitching prospects
Video: 10 Extreme high schools via Google Earth
See these campuses that run north to south and east to west.

With only five rounds in the Major League Baseball Draft this year, much fewer high school players are expected to be chosen in the early rounds compared to previous season, especially pitchers.

That being said, more high school pitchers will be chosen in this year's draft than any other position, with the bulk of those players being right-handed pitchers.

With only two days to go before the 2020 MLB Draft, here's a look at our final installment — pitchers. Previously, we've looked at corner infielders, middle infielders, outfielders and catchers.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
Nick Bitsko, Central Bucks East (Doylestown, Pa.)
Scouts don't know a whole lot about Bitsko since he reclassified from the Class of 2021 and he didn't take the field during the 2020 spring. Thus he only played two seasons of high school baseball. Nevertheless, scouts don't need to know much when a pitcher is hitting 96 mph on his fastball. Bitsko, at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, also has the size to add more speed. He also has a solid enough curve and change to be considered the top right-handed prep prospect in the draft. Projection: Top 15 picks.

Jared Kelley, Refugio (Texas)
If not for Bitsko, Kelley would be the top prospect. The National Gatorade Player of the Year, Kelley did not allow a hit in three appearances, including a complete-game no-hitter. Kelley's fastball has hit 99 mph this spring and he also has a change that's considered a plus second pitch. Projection: Top 20 picks.

Mick Abel, Jesuit (Portland, Ore.)
Abel has a 94 mph fastball, but the slider is his premium pitch, which Baseball America ranks as the best in the 2020 draft. The Gatorade State Player of the Year in Oregon had an 18-3 career record with 213 career strikeouts. Projection: End of first round.

Jared Jones, La Mirada (Calif.)
Jones has command of an assortment of pitches and is also a possible everyday player based on his ability on offense. Jones is a possible second-round selection, but his signability is in question, considering he has committed to play at Texas — one of the top baseball programs in the nation. Projection: Second round.

Carson Montgomery, Windermere (Fla.)
Another pitcher who has a mid-90s fastball to go along with a plus change. Montgomery also has a curve in his repertoire making him a solid three-pitch candidate. Projection: Second round.

Justin Lange, Llano (Texas)
Lange is a new name among the top pitching prospects thanks to a spring season in which his fastball hit 99 mph. That type of velocity would normally make Lange a first-round prospect, but with a shortened spring, scouts appear willing to wait until the second round. Projection: Second round.

Nolan McLean, Garner Magnet (Garner, N.C.)
McLean is a two-way prospect after belting nine home runs and batting .373 as a junior to go along with 53 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched. A two-sport athlete, McLean also had 6,809 yards passing as a quarterback. McLean can hit 94 mph on his fastball. Projection: Third round.

Cam Brown, Flower Mound (Texas)
Brown had a very strong summer last year, which pushed him up the ranks of the top pitching prospects in the country. His fastball sits in the mid-90s and he has good command of a curve ball and change-up, however he is likely a third- or fourth-round selection. Projection: Third round.

Alex Santos, Mt. St. Michael Academy (Bronx, N.Y.)
Santos hits about 93 mph on his fastball, but scouts project Santos to add speed to the pitch as he adds strength at the next level. He also has a solid change-up and curve and appears to have plenty of potential. Projection: Fourth round.

Dax Fulton, Mustang (Okla.)
The only left-hander on the list, Fulton has a 96 mph fastball and he is one of the few lefties expected to be drafted during the five-round selection process. Fulton is ranked as a first-round prospect by some mock drafts, but he more than likely falls toward the end. Projection: Fifth round.
MLB Draft: Top 5 high school corner infield prospects - HIGHSCORE
MLB Draft: Top 5 high school corner infield prospects
Video: Extreme high schools
Ten unique schools as seen via Google Earth.

The coronavirus cut short the 2020 high school baseball season and it's also going to cut short the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft.

Scheduled for June 10-11, the usual 40-round selection process will last just five rounds this year, according to Major League Baseball. The first round will be held on June 10 with the final four rounds on June 11.

Since there will be far fewer draft selections this year, MaxPreps is providing a truncated look at the top high school selections for the MLB Draft. Instead of the usual Top 10, MaxPreps looks at the Top 5 players at six different positions starting with corner infielders.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
Jordan Walker, Decatur (Ga.)
With a big frame and solid athleticism, Walker could be the top high school third baseman chosen. He hit 17 home runs last year and already had four to start his senior season before the year ended. He's blessed with a strong arm and should be able to stick at the position. He was hitting .457 with a 1.555 OPS when the season ended and he was named the Gatorade State Player of the Year. Projection: Middle of first round.

Blaze Jordan, DeSoto Central (Southaven, Miss.)
At one time, Jordan was the No. 1-ranked player in the Class of 2021, but he reclassified after an All-American sophomore season to the Class of 2020. He got in 13 games before the season ended, batting .422 with six doubles and five triples, but no home runs. The last number is of interest considering that Jordan is expected to be one of the top power hitters in the nation. However, Jordan's prior history shows that he can hit for power and his production at a young age will make him an attractive selection. Projection: End of first round.

Coby Mayo, Stoneman Douglas (Parkland, Fla.)
A solid fielder with a strong arm, Mayo played shortstop in high school, but he will likely be a third baseman at the next level. Mayo's power hitting numbers improved this spring, even in the short season, as he already had two homers compared to just four all of last year. He was also batting .455 when the season ended. Projection: Second round.

Cayden Wallace, Greenbrier (Ark.)
A shortstop the past two seasons, Wallace will be a third baseman at the next level. His ability to hit for average and power and to utilize the opposite field makes him a potential early pick. He batted .510 over the past two seasons with seven home runs. Projection: Third round.

Michael Brown, Vacaville (Calif.)
A first base prospect, Brown could be one of the top power hitting high school prospects in the draft. He will likely have to develop discipline at the plate before his power numbers rise as he had just 10 home runs in his final three seasons in high school with six as a sophomore. Likewise, his strikeout numbers rose and his walk totals sank from his sophomore to senior season. Nevertheless, scouts like his power hitting potential and his 6-foot-6, 250-pound frame. Projection: Third round.
Georgia high school girls basketball star Raven Johnson to play against the boys at Allen Iverson Roundball Classic - HIGHSCORE
Georgia high school girls basketball star Raven Johnson to play against the boys at Allen Iverson Roundball Classic
While other high school basketball all-star games have gone by the wayside this spring due to the ongoing pandemic, the Allen Iverson Roundball Classic is moving forward. The contest will be played May 8 at Bartlett High School just outside of Memphis, Tenn., with former NBA standouts Matt Barnes, Stephen Jackson, Rasheed Wallace and Bonzi Wells serving as coaches.

Among the storylines will be Atlanta girls basketball star Raven Johnson stepping on the floor to compete with the best boys players in the country. The 5-foot-8 point guard has led Westlake to back-to-back unbeaten state championship seasons and is headed to South Carolina to play for head coach Dawn Staley next year.

MaxPreps National Player of the Year candidates TyTy Washington and Chet Holmgren are among the other headliners expected to compete.

Complete rosters are included below. For more information and tickets, visit IversonClassic.com.

Team Loyalty
Paolo Banchero, F, O'Dea (Seattle, Wash.) – Headed to Duke
Matthew Cleveland, F, Pace Academy (Atlanta, Ga.) – Florida State
Jerddarian Davison, G, Calhoun (Letohatchee, Ala.) – Alabama
A.J. Griffin, F, Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, N.Y.) – Duke
Tyrese Hunter, G, St. Catherine's (Racine, Wis.) – Iowa State
Raven Johnson, G, Westlake (Atlanta, Ga.) – South Carolina
Johnathan Lawson, F, Houston (Germantown, Tenn.) – Oregon
Bryce McGowens, G, Legacy Early College (Greenville, S.C.) – Nebraska
Hunter Sallis, G, Millard North (Omaha, Neb.) – Gonzaga
Terquavion Smith, G, Farmville Central (Farmville, N.C.) – North Carolina State
TyTy Washington, G, AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.) – Undecided
Peyton Watson, F, Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) – UCLA
Benny WilIiams, F, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) – Syracuse

Team Honor
Jaden Akins, G, Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.) – Headed to Michigan State
Trey Alexander, G, Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – Auburn
Kendall Brown, F, Sunrise Christian Academy – Baylor
Ahamed Bynum, G, Simeon (Chicago, Ill.) – DePaul
Kennedy Chandler, G, Sunrise Christian Academy – Tennessee
Daimion Collins, F, Atlanta (Texas) – Kentucky
Michael Foster Jr., F, Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.) – Undecided
Nolan Hickman, G, Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, Utah) – Kentucky
Chet Holmgren, C, Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis, Minn.) – Undecided
Jordan Longino, G/F, Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, Pa.) – Villanova
Joshua Minott, F, Saint Andrew's (Boca Raton, Fla.) – Memphis
Kowacie Reeves Jr., G, Westside (Macon, Ga.) – Florida
Daeshun Ruffin, G, Callaway (Jackson, Miss.) – Mississippi