Liberty’s Julian Strawther scored 25 points in Friday’s 79-52 win over Tech, and a 3-pointer in the first quarter put him over the 2,000-point mark.
Jaden Hardy scored 26 points and had a bevy of highlight-reel passes that led to easy shots for teammates, and Coronado ran away for a 100-86 win over Liberty.
Which league is the most competitive? What are some can’t-miss player matchups? Can anybody upend the Gorman boys and Centennial girls dynasties?
Gorman went on a 15-3 run to take a one-point lead over Corona Centennial (California) in the second half but couldn’t maintain the momentum in a 71-55 loss.
Bronny James, a freshman guard at Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth, California, is not the best player but is the most popular on the seventh-ranked team in the country.
Bronny James and Sierra Canyon will play two games in the event, while Bishop Gorman aims to keep the Platinum Division title at home for the third straight year.
Eight-time defending Class 4A state basketball champion Bishop Gorman, which finished last season in New York at the GEICO Nationals, opens the season again as the team to beat in Nevada.
The 6-5 senior, a five-star recruit, also had offers from other elite programs such as Kansas and Arizona.
Cottrell, a four-star recruit, will play his senior year at Huntington Prep in West Virginia. And Isaacs, a five-star recruit, is transferring to Wasatch Academy in Utah.
The 6-foot-2-inch junior point guard has received offers from Long Beach State, Fresno State and UNR during his club basketball season with the Las Vegas Knicks.