Five storylines of the week

Five storylines of the week

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Five storylines of the week

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1. Licking Heights to give another lickin’?

Licking Heights (Pataskala, Ohio) baseball team pulverized Harvest Prep (Winchester, Ohio) 65-0 on April 5. The game was called in three innings.

No, really.

What’s worse? The two teams square-off again today.

Harvest Prep won’t win, but can they at least make it respectable?

May need to start with: Can they score?

2. Wiggins watch.

Just like we did when Grayson (Loganville, Ga.) defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, the country’s No. 1 football player, was closing in on his decision we’re bringing you our weekly installment of Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.) wing Andrew Wiggins news.

Wiggins, the consensus No. 1 player in the country, has plans to meet with three schools this week; North Carolina today, Kansas on Tuesday and Florida State on Wednesday. The fourth school that he’s considering, Kentucky, stopped by to meet with Wiggins three weeks ago.

With rumors swirling out of control about where Wiggins is headed it’s imperative for the coaches to make their last ditch sales pitches.

Truth is, it’s highly unlikely that the meetings will make or break the decision since it’s typically just a reiteration of what they’ve said forever: “We want you. You’re the man. Did we mention we want you?”

3. Banditos keepin’ it real.

Looks like AAU baseball is next up in the reality TV world.

According to BaseballAmerica.com, truTV is developing a new reality show featuring Coach Ray DeLeon and his Houston Banditos AAU program. The show will air sometime this summer.

Hey the way we see it is that if Flavor Flav can have multiple reality shows AAU baseball can have one.

4. Skill development time.

Now that most of the postseason all star games are in the books senior hoopers will hit the gym with their personal trainers to polish their skills preparing for the next level.

Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) point guard Nigel Williams-Goss has already started two-a-days.

It’s an opportune time to elevate their game before they step onto campus.

5. EYBL invades Virginia.

The Nike Elite Youth Basketball League’s second session heads to Hampton, Va., this weekend. Most of the country’s top players are on this AAU circuit and will duke it out for the chance to play in the prestigious Peach Jam tournament in mid July.

This is where players earn higher recruiting rankings and where scholarships are earned.

It’s no holds barred.

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