Announcing the 2017 All-NikeX Team

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Most Outstanding Player

Marvin Bagley III (6-10, Jr., Sierra Canyon): The left hander added much credence to the thinking that he’s the best prospect in the Class of 2018 with his event-record 43 points to go along with 14 rebounds and three blocked shots in the Trailblazers’ 98-72 win over Bishop Gorman Saturday night.

The rest of the All-Nike Extravaganza XXII team

Melo Ball (6-2, So., Chino Hills): The Huskies saw their 60-game, two-season streak snapped by Oak Hill Academy in the event finale Saturday night. But the slender and youngest of the “Ball Family” did his part to keep the streak alive while scoring 36 points (12 of 26 from the field, including seven of 14 from behind the arc) to go with three assists and nine rebounds. Three nights later he turned in a national headline-worthy 92-point performance in a Baseline League game against Los Osos.

Bol Bol (7-1, Jr., Mater Dei): The son of the late NBA player Manute Bol had quite the two-game performances during the Monarchs’ wins over Village Christian and St. Augustine, averaging 22.5 points (20 of 27 from the field), 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game.

Taeshon Cherry (6-8, Jr., St. Augustine): Cherry was tremendous in his team’s 74-62 loss to Mater Dei Saturday night, scoring 24 points to go with four rebounds and two blocked shots. Eighteen of his points came after intermission, when he hit seven shots in a row over once stretch to get his team to within six points in the final few minutes.

Spencer Freedman (6-1, Jr., Mater Dei): The left-handed point guard wasn’t sharp with his jumper (just three of 13 from behind the arc) while averaging 9.5 points Friday and Saturday.  But he did have 19 assists and just five turnovers in the wins.

Jaylen Hands (6-3, Sr., Foothills Christian): His team was dominated by Oak Hill Academy from the get-go Friday night (the Warriors prevailed, 86-59) but the future UCLA Bruin scored 34 points while hitting 15 of 28 shots from the field.

Jalen Hill (6-9, Sr., Centennial): Los Altos had no way to coup with Hill during its 83-53 loss to the Huskies as he went for 21 points and 17 rebounds.

Remy Martin (6-1, Sr., Sierra Canyon): If there is a faster player, on the dribble, in high school basketball than this guy he wasn’t seen at this event. Martin, who signed with Arizona State in November, had 14 points, five rebounds and seven assists against Bishop Gorman Saturday.

David McCormack (6-10, Jr., Oak Hill Academy): McCormack showed why he’s one of the best 2018 center prospects in the country while scoring 11 points and grabbing 13 rebounds against Chino Hills.

Joel Mensah (6-9, Jr., JSerra): The transfer didn’t become eligible until Jan. 3 but has been outstanding for the Lions over the past month. Saturday morning he went for 21 points and seven rebounds in the win over Dos Pueblos.

Billy Preston (6-9, Sr., Oak Hill Academy): The Kansas-bound McDonald’s All-American did struggle to score (16 points but just six of 17 from the field) but make his biggest contribution to the win over Chino Hills via his 21-rebound performance that was accompanied by two blocked shots and three steals.

Kaden Rasheed (6-1, Sr., Santa Margarita): He led a balanced attack with 14 points, three rebounds and three assists as the Eagles toppled Fairfax Saturday afternoon, 59-51.

Cody Riley (6-8, Sr., Sierra Canyon): Riley, a future UCLA power forward, crunched his Bishop Gorman counterparts Saturday night with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Jeremiah Sadler (6-1, Sr., Long Beach Poly): He sizzled from the field Saturday afternoon in the 72-49 win against Orange Lutheran, hitting five of nine shots from behind the arc en route to a career-best 26 points.

Lindell Wigginton (6-2, Sr., Oak Hill Academy): The Iowa State-bound guard kept his team reasonably close in the first half (after which the Warriors trailed by 10 points) against Chino Hills and then pull off the victory in the second half while scoring 35 points on 14 of 22 from the field (including four of six behind the arc) and three of six from the free-throw line.

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