(12-11-17) It has been a long week for our #1 ranked SSN National Public HS Boys Basketball Rankings team Clarkston.

Recently the Michigan High School Athletic Association ruled that Clarkston transfer Thomas Kithier has been ruled ineligible. despite that ruling the Wolves opened the season with two wins, with Kithier sitting on the Clarkston bench.

The dispute has brought the Clarkston community together in the support of Kithier:

Newcomer Denton Guyer enters the Top 10 all the way up to the #2 spot. Guyer won the Houston Methodist Cy-Hoops Invitational 2017, beating highly regarded  Waxahachie 77-71 and also preseason #6 Cypress Falls.

Two teams also entered the Top 10 this week, Rock Canyon at #9 and Cox Mill at #10.

#4 Memphis East, much like Clarkston, lost two players due to eligibility issues, but got them back after a court restraining rule. The Mustangs beat national power Prolific Prep Academy 80-54 this past weekend.

#5 Shadow Mountain, playing in the Hoophall West 2017, looked very impressive in an 80-78 win over Sierra Canyon.

Four teams fell out of the preseason rankings after suffering disappointing starts, #6 Cypress Falls, #8 Sidney and and # 10 Westlake.

SSN National Public HS Boys Basketball Rankings – Week 1 – 12-11-17

  1. (1)Clarkston (MI) (2-0)
  2. (NR)Denton Guyer (Tx) (15-0)
  3. (2)Webster Groves (MO) (3-0)
  4. (3)Memphis East (Memphis, TN) (5-0)
  5. (4)Garfield (Seattle, WA) (3-0)
  6. (5)Shadow Mountain (Phoenix, Az)(7-0)
  7. (7)Simeon (Chicago, IL) (3-0)
  8. (9)McEachern (GA) (4-0)
  9. (NR)Rock Canyon (Colo) (5-0)
  10. (NR)Cox Mill (NC) (5-0)

Dropped Out
(6)Cypress Falls (Houston, TX) (8-2)
(8)Sidney (Ohio) (1-2)
(10)Westlake (Austin, TX) (15-2)

On the Bubble – Whitney Young (6-1)


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