SBLive/Sports Illustrated Power 25: After defending City of Palms title, Montverde moves up to No. 3 in boys basketball rankings

Power 25 rankings are compiled by SBLive reporter Andy Buhler and SI Director of Basketball Recruiting Jason Jordan based on observations and conversations with an extensive network of coaching and media sources across the country.

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No doubt: Link Academy coasts to Les Schwab Invitational title, but Tualatin impresses in taking 2nd

“People don’t give us our respect, so we’re coming out to tournaments and trying to win their respect and get as many wins as possible.”

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Highlights: Tarris Reed Jr., Link Academy topple Tualatin (Ore.) to win 2021 Les Schwab Invitational

Link Academy (20-0), a first-year high school from Branson, Missouri, is No. 8 in SBLive/Sports Illustrated’s Power 25 national basketball rankings.

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Link Academy keeps rolling at Les Schwab Invitational, shutting down Barlow in semifinal: ‘The best defensive team is always going to win’

Link, a first-year program that is ranked eighth in the SBLive/Sports Illustrated Power 25, will face Tualatin at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the LSI title game. 

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Link Academy puts on a show against Tigard in Round 1 of Les Schwab Invitational: ‘We’re just out to prove we’re one of the best teams in the country’

“There’s still some room for improvement, stuff we have to figure out later on in the tournament, but for today, I felt we did well.”

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