(12-17-17) – #1 Clarkston and #3 Memphis East continue to win on the basketball court, while both are fighting eligibility rulings in the court of law.

Clarkston’s Thomas Kithier has decided to take the Michigan High School Athletic Association and Dakota High School (school he transferred from) to court to regain his eligibility. The Wolves have already played and won their first four games of the season without Kithier in the lineup.

In Tennessee, Memphis East showed they are for real handling former SNN #3 Websters Grove this week 80-45. The Mustangs also continue to win in court, their two transfers, James Wiseman and Ryan Boyce, will be able to continue to play after their second hearing in a Memphis court room with a restraining order against the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) ruling.

#7 SSN Rock Canyon moves up two spots after an impressive week in California winning the Pacifica Clash on the Coast. Northern Colorado commit Sam Masten was named the MVP of the tournament.

It was a tough week for #3 Websters Grove, still playing with out point guard Courtney Ramey who is out with a wrist injury, they lose big to #3 Memphis East 80-45 and lose again to Fern Creek (Ky) 52-34. The Statemen drop out of the Top10.


Messiah Jones had a double-double, 25 points and 15 rebounds and is named the MVP at the National Hoopfest in Dallas.

#2 Denton Guyer continues to be impressive with 17 wins already this season. While #9 Cox Mill had a close call in a 58-56 win over Lincoln Charter.

Replacing Websters Grove at #10 is Garfield Heights, led by Freshman guard Demetrius “Meechie” Johnson Jr., who already has an offer from Ohio State, recently scored 50 points in a win over Benedictine. Johnson’s famous Uncle has attended one of his games this season:

SSN National Public HS Boys Basketball Rankings – Week 2 – 12-18-17

  1. (1) Clarkston (MI) (4-0)
  2. (2) Denton Guyer (Tx) (17-0)
  3. (4) Memphis East (Memphis, TN) (5-0)
  4. (5) Garfield (Seattle, WA) (5-0)
  5. (6) Shadow Mountain (Phoenix, Az)(10-0)
  6. (7) Simeon (Chicago, IL) (6-0)
  7. (9) Rock Canyon (Colo) (9-0)
  8. (8) McEachern (GA) (7-0)
  9. (10) Cox Mill (NC) (7-0)
  10. (NR) Garfield Heights (Ohio)

Dropped Out:

(3) Webster Groves (MO) (3-2) – lost to Memphis East 80-45 and Fern Creek (Ky) 52-34


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