Top stars, best performances in Arkansas high school boys basketball

By Steve Andrews | Photo by Tommy Land

Listed below are some of the top stars and best performances in Arkansas boys high school basketball last week. If you know of a top performer we should include, please let us know in the comments.

Cody Dickens, Cedarville

The senior tallied 15 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in Pirates’ 56-52 win against Mountainburg on Dec. 28 in Ozark’s Bank OZK Tournament.

Bradlee Kemp, Lamar

The senior had 16 points, including a 3-pointer, in the Warriors 63-50 win over West Fork, and also scored 19 in a 46-32 win over Ozark Catholic Academy.

Daylen Love, Osceola

The junior poured in 31 points in the Seminoles’ 70-63 victory over Harding Academy.

Jesse Washington, Jonesboro

The senior hit four 3-pointers and finished with 17 points in the Hurricanes’ 66-50 win over Tampa Catholic in the Arby’s Classic in Bristol, Tenn.

Jayvion Smith, Fort Smith Northside

The junior scored 17 points in the Bears’ 73-59 loss to Putnam City West (Okla.) in the championship game of the Coca-Cola Christmas Classic.

Cody Paul, Lead Hill

The senior scored 31 points with 6 3-pointers, and 5 rebounds in the Tigers’ 77-66 win over Couch (Mo.) in the Arvest Winter Jam in Yellville. He also had 19 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in a 69-64 loss to Bakersfield.

William Mancinelli, Lead Hill

The senior had 16 points and 4 assists in the Tigers’ 77-66 win over Couch (Mo.) in the Arvest Winter Jam in Yellville.

Cam Wallace, Little Rock Parkview

The 6-foot-7 senior scored 13 points, had 9 rebounds, 4 blocks and 2 steals in a 66-63 victory over Fort Bend (Texas) Hightower in the King Cotton Classic in Pine Bluff. He had 24 points and 6 rebounds in a 87-46 victory over Goose Creek (Texas) Memorial in the semifinals.

Addison Shelton, Little Rock Parkview

The junior scored 12 points in a 66-63 victory over Fort Bend (Texas) Hightower and had 13 in a 67-58 loss to Magnolia in the Creed Bracket championship.

J.T. Miller, Little Rock Parkview

The 5-8 senior had 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting in a  87-46 victory over Goose Creek (Texas) Memorial and 17 on 6-of-14 shooting in a 67-58 loss to Magnolia in the Creed Bracket Championship.

Kel’el Ware, North Little Rock

The 7-0 senior scored 20 of his 24 points in the first half in a 77-46 victory over Calvary Baptist, (La.). He also had 12 rebounds and blocked 3 shots. He had 20 points and 10 rebounds in a 86-59 semifinal victory over Cane Ridge (Tenn.). He had 17 points and 6 rebounds in a 82-72 victory over Beaumont (Texas) United in the championship game.

Nick Smith, North Little Rock

The 6-5 senior guard scored 19 points and had 8 assists in a 77-46 victory over Calvary Baptist (La.). He had 32 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the 86-59 victory over Cane Ridge (Tenn.) in the semifinal. In the championship victory over Beaumont (Texas) United, he had 33 points and 3 rebounds.

Corey Washington, North Little Rock

The 6-5 senior guard scored 18 points and had 6 rebounds in a 77-46 victory over Calvary Baptist (La.). He had 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the semifinal victory over Cane Ridge (Tenn.) and 23 points, on 9-of-12 shooting, with 10 rebounds and 6 assists in the championship victory over Beaumont (Texas) United.

Derrian Ford, Magnolia

The 6-4 senior guard scored 26 points, had 6 rebounds and 2 steals in a 55-47 victory over Cardinal Ritter (Mo.). He had 13 points and 7 rebounds in a 68-61 victory over Shreveport (La.) Huntington in the semifinal. He had 29 points on 10-of-24 shooting with 14 rebounds in 67-58 victory over Parkview in the championship game.

Devonta Walker, Magnolia

The 6-5 senior forward scored 13 points and had 9 rebounds in a 55-47 victory over Cardinal Ritter (Mo.) in the King Cotton Classic. He had 11 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists in a 68-61 victory over Shreveport (La.) Huntington in the same tournament. He had 10 points and 9 rebounds in the championship victory over Parkview.

Jai’chunn Hayes, White Hall

Hayes scored 18 points in a 51-41 loss to Shreveport Huntington (La.) in the King Cotton Classic. He had 22 points and 5 rebounds in a 84-50 loss to Cardinal Ritter (Mo.) and 9 points in a 59-44 loss to Fort Bend (Texas) Hightower.

Keaton Stone, White Hall

Stone had 10 points in a 84-50 loss to Cardinal Ritter (Mo.) and 13 points in a. 59-44 loss to Fort Bend (Texas) Hightower.

Khamani Cooper, Watson Chapel

The 6-3 junior scored 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting and had 9 rebounds in a 58-46 loss to Raymond (Miss.) in a consolation game in the King Bracket. He had 12 points and 5 rebounds in a 26-25 loss to Calvary Baptist (La.) in a consolation game.

Hampton Hall, Watson Chapel

The 6-3 senior had 10 points in a 58-46 loss to Raymond (Miss.) in a consolation game of the King Bracket.

Courtney Crutchfield, Pine Bluff

The 6-3 sophomore guard had 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting in a 62-57 loss to Cane Ridge in the first round of the King Bracket. He had 22 points and 6 rebounds in a 63-50 victory over Calvary Baptist (La.) and had 12 points and 5 rebounds in a 58-53 loss to Raymond (Miss.). 

Troy’reon Ramos, Pine Bluff

The 5-10 senior guard had 14 points and 5 assists in a 62-57 loss to Cane Ridge in the first round of the King Bracket. He had 10 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in a 63-50 loss to Calvary Baptist.

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