Trevor Manuel wasn’t a key player for Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) last season, but the 6-9 center benefitted from working in practice every day against Cody and Caleb Martin, now at North Carolina State.
As a freshman and sophomore, Manuel played at Sexton (Lansing, Mich.), helping the team win its second consecutive Class B title as a freshman. After spending last season at Oak Hill, the Oregon signee returned to Lansing to play for Everett as a senior this season.
On Saturday, he had 42 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks in his team’s 79-71 defeat of Ottawa Hills (Grand Rapids). He’s averaging 28 points and 12 rebounds a game for the 8-2 Vikings.
“I coached against him his sophomore year,” said Everett coach Desmond Ferguson. “I can see tremendous improvement. He’s gotten stronger and more aggressive in his game. You could say that was from going to Oak Hill and playing against the best players in the country or from natural development, but he’s definitely gotten better. He’s going to be a four in college, but his versatility is his biggest strength.”
Manuel leads our American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week. The rest of the ALL-USA Performances of the Week:
Lindsey Corsaro, girls basketball, Roncalli, Indianapolis
Junior guard, who has committed to Kentucky, had 33 points to lead her team to a 68-43 defeat of Center Grove (Greenwood) on Saturday. Over the past five games, she is averaging 26.8 points a game.
Hannah Cox, girls basketball, Lebanon, Va.
Senior guard set a school single-game scoring record with 49 points in a 71-62 defeat of Chilhowie on Wednesday.
Calvin Dennis, boys basketball, North Kitsap, Poulsbo, Wash.
Senior center had 25 points and 15 rebounds in a 64-54 defeat of Olympic (Bremerton) on Tuesday. It was his third consecutive double-double. He had 31 rebounds and seven blocks in a 72-57 defeat of Bremerton on Jan. 14 and 11 points and 13 rebounds in a 62-43 defeat of Kingston on Friday.
Asia Durr, girls basketball, St. Pius X, Atlanta
Senior guard, who has signed with Louisville, had 43 points in a 51-37 defeat of Columbia (Decatur) on Tuesday.
Kyran Hagan, wrestling, Eureka, Mo.
Sophomore was named the top wrestler at the St. Charles West Invitational, winning the 120-pound title Saturday with a 9-5 decision over Kentucky state champion Bryce Sheffer of Union County (Morganfield, Ky.). Hagan is 23-0 for the year. His twin Alec is 23-0 at 132 pounds for Eureka.
Tessa Lewis, girls basketball, Maryland School for the Deaf, Frederick, Md.
Senior guard broke a 53-year-old record when she became her school’s all-time leading scorer in a 68-53 defeat of Mercersburg Academy (Mercersburg, Pa.) on Tuesday. She has 1,518 points. The old mark of 1,502 points was set by Donald Leitch in in 1952.
Ryan Mantz, ice hockey, Oshkosh, Wis.
Senior forward scored four goals in his team’s 7-2 defeat of Fox Cities (Appleton) on Friday.
Westin Riddick, boys basketball, Benton, Ark.
Sophomore guard set school record with 10 three-pointers, finishing with 30 points in a 61-40 defeat of Sheridan on Tuesday.
Chandler Spring, boys basketball, Covington, Ind.
Senior guard had 45 points and 10 rebounds in an 81-46 defeat of Rockville on Friday.