NPH Top 25 National High School Rankings – Week 10
***All scores and team records are up to date as of January 10th, 9am EST.***
1. CanadaTopflight Academy (Ottawa, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 1 Ranking Change: League Record: 4-0 Overall Record: 17-2 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: None
Topflight will have just one game in January against GTA Prep, but in the meantime will still hold on to the number one spot for at least one more week. CTA will then head to Rhode Island on the weekend of February 2-3 to kick off what will be a very busy month of February.
2. Orangeville Prep (Orangeville, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 2 Ranking Change: League Record:10-1 Overall Record: 21-6 Week 10 Wins: DME Academy (FL) (61-58) Week 10 Losses: Aspire Academy (KY) (82-77), Prolific Prep (76-65)
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— MikeDOG #88 💪🏾 (@MikeyD1744) January 5, 2019
Orangeville Prep kicked off 2019 going right back into the fire down south at the Grind Session. They first traveled to Kentucky for a last minute game against Aspire Academy, where they just came up short, then bounced back against DME Academy. To top off the session, they fell to #28 nationally ranked Prolific Prep according to Prep Circuit, but not before Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe managed to blow the roof off of the gym with a thunderous poster. Between him and Jevonnie Scott, you might need to start referring to O’ville as the ‘Body Bag Gang’.
3. Ridley College (St. Catherines, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 3 Ranking Change: None League Record: 7-2 Overall Record: 17-7 Week 10 Wins: Week 10 Losses:
Ridley College is back in action this week in league play to kick off 2019, as they take on King’s Christian later today and Central Tech tomorrow. They will be hosting their own tournament this coming weekend to top off a busy week ahead of them.
4. RISE Prep (Brantford, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 4 Ranking Change: None League Record: 8-5 Overall Record: 21-10 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: FHC (80-72)
RISE Prep enjoyed their Christmas break, but were given a rude awakening in the form of FHC to start their 2019 year. We expected a big game from their three headed monster Rahmir Moore, Miguel Tomley, and Josh Noton, but they managed to be mostly held in check by the aggressive full throttle play of FHC. Despite the loss, RISE is still one of the most dangerous teams in Canada with one of the deepest rosters, and will get one more crack to turn it around before getting bounced out of the top five.
5. TRC Academy (Brantford, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 6 Ranking Change: Up 1 League Record: 9-0 Overall Record: 15-5 Week 10 Wins: Southwest (96-74) Week 10 Losses: None
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#TRCMBB started 2019 on the right foot and move to 9-0 after picking up the 96-74 win against Southwest Academy in London, ONT. The team was led by Avan Nava @avannava7 with 26 pts 7 rebs and 5 asts. Sabry Philip @sabryphilip impacted the game in various ways putting up 14 pts 10 rebs and 4 blks. Adam Francolini @ffrxnco was dominant on both ends putting up a double- double with 13 pts and 13 rebs. The team is back on the road Thursday against Vaughan Prep. #TRCMBB HC @TV.905| RISE-Realize Individual Success Everyday #TRCWBB #TRCMBB #RPMBB #TRChockey | 411 Elgin St, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, N3S-7P5 www.theRISEcentre.com @theRISEcentre | TRC IG: @TRCacademy | TRC Twitter: @TRCwolfpack | Thank You Sponsors: @aerialpromotions @snpolytechnic @ansperformance #LancaContracting @cowaninsurancegroup @jumpman23 @nikebasketball @playtruehockey @college_source @sjceagles #WolfpackPride
TRC Academy pulled out yet another impressive win over an up and coming Southwest Academy out of London. After only defeating Southwest by one point in their previous meeting, The Wolfpack pulled out ahead early on the road, and never really had this one in question after the first quarter. Sharpshooter Avan Nava had 26 points along with 7 rebounds in the win, and continues to show just how valuable of a combo guard he will be at the next level. This is now the highest TRC has been ranked all year, which isn’t bad at all considering most were expecting it to be a rebuilding one.
6. Father Henry Carr (Rexdale, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 8 Ranking Change: Up 2 League Record: 8-2 Overall Record: 14-9 Week 10 Wins: RISE Prep (80-72) Week 10 Losses: Liberty Heights (NC) (62-47), Virginia Academy (VA) (60-58), St. Andrew’s (RI) (73-57)
Hear what Head Coach Paul Melnik has to say about his squad and their travel… pic.twitter.com/wLCFFcPBjL
— Governor's Challenge (@GovChallenge) December 28, 2018
Despite going 0-3 after their trip to the Governor’s Challenge out in Salisbury, Maryland. FHC will moves up two spots after an 80-72 road victory over RISE Prep last night. Kobey Lam dropped 21 in the win vs RISE, while Caleb Johnson managed to step up during the Governor’s Challenge for the Crusaders against St. Andrews, despite recovering from both an injury and a cold. FHC are now firmly in control of second place in their division, and could be in the top five as soon as next week if they manage to get a few more high profile victories.
7. Thornlea (Thornhill, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 5 Ranking Change: Down 2 League Record: 7-5 Overall Record: 13-8 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: None
Thornlea has had a quiet start to 2019, and as a result slip out of the top five for at least one week. Look for Cashius McNeilly and the rest of the Thunder to get right back into the top five conversation when they take on Vaughan January 15th.
8. Crestwood Prep (North York, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 7 Ranking Change: Down 1 League Record: 7-2 Overall Record: 15-4 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: None
— OnPointBasketball (@DrewEbanks) January 9, 2019
Crestwood Prep will be back in NPA action later today as they take on TBA. Jahcobi Neath and company will be looking to continue to build their lead in the central division in the month of January, while also climbing their way back into the top five in the national rankings.
9. Rothesay Netherwood (Rothesay, New Brunswick)
Last Week Ranking: 9 Ranking Change: None League Record: 7-3 Overall Record: 17-5 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: None
Rothesay had a quiet Christmas break, but will be right back at it out in Atlantic Canada this coming week, with games against Fredericton High, and Colonel Grey out of Prince Edward Island. Following those two matchups, Caleb Sooley and the rest of Rothesay are off to New York for the Gotham Winter Classic.
10. King’s Christian (Oakville, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 10 Ranking Change: None League Record: 8-6 Overall Record: 13-8 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: None
King’s Christian kicks off their 2019 schedule taking on #3 Ridley College later today in league action. Look for Cameron Hayhoe and Alexander Nwagha to be the key factors under the basket as they will try and shut down one of the top frontcourts in the country.
11. Vaughan (Vaughan, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 12 Ranking Change: Up 1 League Record: 5-6 Overall Record: 12-16 Week 10 Wins: A.I. Black (71-56) Week 10 Losses: None
After pulling off the 71-56 win over A.I. Black, Vaughan is once again inching closer to a top 10 spot in the country. Vaughan is in action later today against TRC Academy, they will also be heading out to the Corey Graham Can-Am Showcase in Buffalo this weekend, where they will be taking on #4 nationally ranked Hargrave Military Academy according to Prep Circuit. Vaughan Will also be taking on Rocktop Academy in that Showcase.
12. Southwest Academy (London, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 11 Ranking Change: Down 1 League Record: 5-6 Overall Record: 11-9 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: TRC Academy (96-74)
This was a game that was surely marked on Southwest’s calendar after nearly upsetting the defending OSBA champs on their home floor to kick off the season, but it just wasn’t Southwest’s night. TRC Academy managed to get out in transition in the first quarter and never really looked back. Southwest continues to struggle with consistency, but they are simply a team that is trying to learn how to win big games. Nobody is overlooking Kobe Elvis and the rest of this squad anymore, and as a result they will have to come ready every single night to avoid results like this.
13. Halifax Prep (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Last Week Ranking: 13 Ranking Change: League Record: 7-3 Overall Record: 9-3 Week 10 Wins: Week 10 Losses:
Congrats on our senior @_akslim_ on receiving 2️⃣ USA College offers today with the monster performance of the night. pic.twitter.com/MZ1B3KIHbD
— HalifaxPrep (@halifaxprep) December 21, 2018
Halifax will be back in action in February as they prepare for their exam period. In the meantime, Akoi Yuot can embrace the fact that he has been given two offers from Eastern Florida and Mississippi Gulf Coast CC following his performance at the Sun Youth Holiday Classic back in December.
14. Edge School (Calgary, Alberta)
Last Week Ranking: 14 Ranking Change: None League Record: 5-3 Overall Record: 5-6 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: None
Edge will be back in action later this month as they prepare for the Western NPA session in February. Until then, they remain at 14.
15. Toronto Basketball Academy (Toronto, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking:15 Ranking Change: League Record: 4-3 Overall Record: 9-7 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: None
TBA will be in action later today as they take on Crestwood Prep. Marcus Masters had an impressive finish to his 2018 year, and will look to continue those gains in the new year. Amir Golizadeh has also become a breakout name in the NPA after a 70 point performance just a couple weeks ago to cap off 2018. With all of this to consider, not be shocked if you see TBA in the win column after today.
16. GTA Prep (Brampton, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking:16 Ranking Change: None League Record: 5-5 Overall Record: 5-10 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: None
Joshua Haughton has stepped into the spotlight for @gta_prep this season and has delievered both on the court and in the classroom. At the midway point of the NPA season, Haughton’s 21.9ppg ranks him in the top-5 in the league!
— NPA (@NPACanada) January 7, 2019
GTA Prep’s first game of 2019 will be an in house matchup later today against GTA Academy at Fletcher’s Meadow S.S. in Brampton. This has been a team that has definitely shown they can run with anyone through the first half of the season, but much like a number of teams between the 10-20 spots nationally, consistency in every game will be key for them to crack the top 10 in 2019. In the meantime, Coach David Cooper can hang his hat on the NCAA and USports interest his squad has been garnering everywhere that they have traveled to this season.
17. Lincoln Prep (Hamilton, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 17 Ranking Change: None League Record: 5-5 Overall Record: 5-12 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: Central Tech (113-88)
Lincoln Prep came off the Christmas break on the wrong foot with a disappointing loss at home to Central Tech. Scott Jenkins and Tyler Sagl had another impressive shooting performance and ball movement in the first half, but Central Tech’s half court traps and fast break finishes blew the game open in the fourth quarter. Lincoln will look to bounce back
18. Pine Ridge (Pickering, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 18 Ranking Change: None League Record: 4-0 Overall Record: 18-4 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: None
— Stacey Davis (@NYCHoopsnball) January 6, 2019
Pine Ridge is back in league action tonight as they take on Pickering. Shakael Pryce has been one of the most well known uncommitted prospects this season coming out of Ontario. He will now get a chance to prove his worth against none other than LaMelo Ball of SPIRE Academy this Sunday at the Corey Graham Showcase in Buffalo, when the Pumas take the court against one of the top Prep programs in the US.
19. Central Tech (Toronto, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 20 Ranking Change: Up 1 League Record: 4-8 Overall Record: 13-13 Week 10 Wins: Lincoln Prep (113-88) Week 10 Losses: None
Good team win today. Lead by Kalyem Liburd-Mullings and Malachi Davis. Not to be outdone was Nas Robert who destroyed the rim late with 4 monster dunks including 3 spectacular Alley-Oops. 😤😤😤💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾
— Kevin Jeffers (@Coachtrinikev) January 9, 2019
Central Tech kicked off 2019 on a perfect note, with a dominating win over higher ranked Lincoln Prep on the road no less. Kalyem Liburd-Mullings led the way with 25 points while also setting up his teammates for a number of great assists. Head Coach Kevin Jeffers praised his team’s practice habits over the break for the way they came out. “We talked about it…and said this where we are going to turn the corner now, this is a new season for us, and we are just going to play with joy and intensity, and I’m proud of how we showed that today.”
20. Saskatoon Basketball Academy (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
Last Week Ranking: 19 Ranking Change: Down 1 League Record: 4-4 Overall Record: 4-4 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: None
SBA will be prepping for the Western NPA Session coming up in February, until then, they will remain at the 20 spot for now.
21. Saint Laurent (Montreal, Quebec)
Last Week Ranking: 21 Ranking Change: None League Record: 1-3 Overall Record: 4-5 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: None
St. Laurent will be back in action this week, until then, Junior Mercy and company remain at the 21 spot.
22. London Basketball Academy (London, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 22 Ranking Change: None League Record: 2-2 Overall Record: 7-6 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: None
LBA will get the chance to have all the eyes of the prep circuit world on them when they head to Buffalo this weekend for the Corey Graham Showcase. They will be the first matchup on the schedule on Saturday as they will be taking on Beckley Prep. Look for Okay Djamgouz to be a name that will be on the tip of a lot of collegiate scouts tongues after this one.
23. Oakville Prep (Oakville, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 23 Ranking Change: None League Record: 1-4 Overall Record: 2-6 Week 10 Wins: None Week 10 Losses: None
Oakville Prep is back in action this weekend at the Ridley tournament in St. Catherine’s, and will look to build on the season following a 2018 year that was chock full of both impressive performances and tough lessons. Look for Diar Abdul-Allah to come into this tourney firing from all spots on the floor after a breakout first half of the season.
24. St. Francis Xavier (Mississauga, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 25 Ranking Change: Up 1 League Record: 7-0 Overall Record: 23-4 Week 10 Wins: Mount Carmel (83-53), Kennedy (65-55), Holy Name (79-65), St. Anne’s (69-55), St. Joe’s (Barrie) (60-49) Week 10 Losses: None
The annual Purple and White tournament at Western University began in 1957. Sixty-one years later, we're proud to engrave the name of a Mississauga school on this trophy: St. Francis Xavier. Well done boys! @mr_mmackenzie @iamdvorsky #RunWithX #XavierBasketball @HooptownGTA pic.twitter.com/TNpjKX37uD
— Xavier Athletics (@AthleticsXavier) December 30, 2018
The Tigers closed out 2018 with a bang after claiming the Purple and White Classic out at Western University. Tyrell Vickers picked up tournament MVP honours for his efforts. Xavier is back in league action later today and looks to close in on 25 wins for the season.
25. St. Marcellinus (Mississauga, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 24 Ranking Change: Down 1 League Record: 8-1 Overall Record: 18-5 Week 10 Wins: Turner Fenton (66-52) Week 10 Losses: None
Another league win for Marcy’s has them remaining in the top 25 for another week.
Have Your Say…Who Should be in the Top 25?
On the bubble:
- LaSalle Secondary (Kingston, ON)
- Brampton Centennial S.S. (Brampton, ON)
- Central Toronto Academy (Toronto, ON)
- Northstar Prep (Winnipeg, MB)
- St. Thomas Aquinas (Oakville, ON)
- St. Benedict (Cambridge, ON)
- Brebeuf (Hamilton, ON)
- St. Patrick’s (Ottawa, ON)
- B.C. Christian (Port Coquitlam)
- Jeanne Mance (Montreal, QC)
- Henri-Bourassa (Montreal, QC)
- Middlefield Collegiate (Markham, Ontario)
- Burnaby South Rebels (Burnaby, British Columbia)
- Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey, British Columbia)
- Kennedy HS (Windsor, ON)
- St. John Paul II (Scarborough, ON)
- Oakwood CI (Toronto, ON)
- Holy Trinity (Oakville, ON)
- St. Martin S.S. (Mississauga, ON)
- Eastwood (Waterloo, ON)
- Lord Tweedsmuir (Surrey, BC)
- North Park (Brantford, ON)
- Holy Name (Windsor, ON)
- Dartmouth HS (Dartmouth, NS)
- Auburn Drive High School (Cole Harbour, NS)
- Halifax Grammar School (Halifax, NS)