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Updated HS Circuit Top 25: Week 3

By Samad Hines, 11/30/20, 12:00PM EST

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SMU Commit 2021 PG Zhuric Phelps of Duncanville (TX)

H/T Steve Nurenberg

The latest update in our national top-25 rankings are in. A few big matchups and events took place over the last week and we have made a few shifts in our updated national top-25 rankings.

A new program comes into our latest update and the first month of the 2020-2021 high school season is coming to a close. Below you can find out which new program makes their first appearance in our latest top-25 rankings.  

***High School programs competing as 'club' teams with identical rosters are being treated like a standard high schools.

1. Montverde Academy (FL) (4-0) 
The Eagles began their 2020-2021 high school season two weekends ago and defeated North Florida Educational Institute (FL) 109-31 and Victory Rock (FL) 89-46. 2022 C Jalen Duren combined for 21 points and 16 boards in the first two wins for Montverde Academy. The Eagles played two games this past weekend defeating Westminister Academy (FL) and Calvary Christian (FL). Montverde will play again this Saturday against St. Andrew's (FL).

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2. Sunrise Christian (KS) (0-0)
The Buffaloes two games two weekend's ago in Dallas as part of the Battle Basketball Showcase got cancelled due to COVID-19 reasons. Sunrise Christian is now expected to make their 2020-2021 high school season debut this weekend at the Battle at the Rock event in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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3. IMG Academy (FL) (2-0) 
The Ascenders began their 2020-2021 high school season a couple weeks ago and defeated Canterbury (FL) and Victory Rock (FL) up in Port Charlotte. IMG Academy will face Sarasota Booker (FL) this evening and will be looking to go 3-0. 

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4. Compass Prep (AZ) (8-0)
Compass Prep moves up one spot after adding 2022 G A.J. Storr, who is transferring from Bishop Gorman (NV), to their 2020-2021 roster. The Dragons have not played a game since November 14th. They are expected to play again this weekend in the next Grind Session bubble in Paducah, Kentucky. 

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5. Coronado (NV) (1-0) 
The Cougars have not played a game since their win over #7 Sierra Canyon (CA) a couple weeks ago in Phoenix, Arizona. They are looking to play again sometime next month but that has not been confirmed at the moment. The Cougars are still currently ranked as the number one public school in the country. 

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6. Minnehaha Academy (MN) (1-0)
Minnehaha Academy has not played since their big time win over #12 Ypsi Prep Academy (MI) a couple weeks ago in Ann Arbor. The Redhawks are expected to begin their season this weekend with a matchup against St. Paul Academy-Summit this Saturday night. 

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7. Sierra Canyon (CA) (0-1)
Sierra Canyon has not played a game since their lost to #5 Coronado (NV) a couple weeks ago back in Phoenix, Arizona. They were scheduled to play a couple weekends ago in the Battle Basketball Showcase in Allen, Texas before the cancellation of the event. The Trailblazers will have discussions this week regarding their schedule as the club team "California Basketball Club". 

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8. Wasatch Academy (UT) (2-0)
The Tigers began their 2020-2021 high school season this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia at the Holiday Hoopsgiving showcase. They captured two  competitive wins over Grayson (GA) and Pebblebrook (GA). Their star tandem of 2022 PG Richard Isaacs Jr. and Kentucky commit 2021 PG Nolan Hickman played well this weekend and helped the Tigers secure their first two wins of the season. 

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9. St. Frances Academy (MD) (5-0)
St. Frances Academy moves up a few spots and has captured two more wins since our latest top-25 update a couple weeks ago. The Panthers are certainly a top-10 caliber squad this season and will look to move up in the top-25 rankings later next month as they are expected to appear in the loaded Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 

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10. Oak Hill Academy (VA) (7-0) 
Oak Hill Academy moves into our top-10 national rankings for the first time this season and has started the 2020-2021 high school season with a 7-0 record. The Warriors will be off the court for sometime as they are not expected to play again until January 7th, which will be the start of the elite NIBC in Springfield, Virginia.

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11. Duncanville (TX) (7-0)
The Panthers of Duncanville make their debut in our national top-25 rankings for the first time this season after a huge win over the weekend against #12 Ypsi Prep Academy (MI) at the Thanksgiving Hoopfest. 2023 F Ron Holland posted 18 points and 16 boards in the win. The Panthers established themselves as the number one team in Texas and will have two more big matchups this weekend against Legacy SSS (TX) and Yates (TX). 

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12. Ypsi Prep Academy (MI) (0-2)
Ypsi Prep Academy drops a couple spots since our latest update of our national top-25 after losing to Texas powerhouse Duncanville (TX) this past weekend at the Thanksgiving Hoopfest in Dallas, Texas. The Ball Boys's next game has yet to be confirmed. 

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13. Prolific Prep (CA) (6-2) 
The Crew has not played a game since November 12th and hold a 6-2 overall record as of now. Prolific Prep will be playing in the mini bubble this week as part of the Grind Session in Phoenix, Arizona. 

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14. Bishop Gorman (NV) (0-0)
The Gaels have moved down our national top-25 in our latest updated after the lost of two key prospects on their 2020-2021 roster. Bishop Gorman has yet to play a game since their appearance in the Border League event in October and could possibly play again sometime in December. 

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15. Camden (NJ) (0-0)
Camden High School moves up several spots after their addition of 2023 F Aaron Bradshaw, who was originally at Roselle Catholic (NJ) to begin the 2020-2021 high school season. The Panthers season has yet to begin due to the COVID-19 rules regarding the state of New Jersey. Their season is expected to begin in January.

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16. DeMatha Catholic (MD) (0-0)
The Stags have moved down just a few spots but they are expected to begin practice next month and are expected to start playing in the beginning of January. 

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17. Long Island Lutheran (NY) (0-0)
Long Island Lutheran has still not finalized their schedule for the 2020-2021 high school season but they are 
expected to be able to begin their season in January. 

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18. La Lumiere (IN) (0-0)
The Lakers were expected to begin their 2020-2021 high school season this weekend at the Hendricks County Hoopfest in Danville, Indiana but according to the event's updated schedule, La Lumiere is no longer attending. The Lakers will make their season debut hopefully next weekend at the Jack Jones Classic. 

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19. Combine Academy (NC) (4-0)
Combine Academy went into the Thanksgiving break with a 4-0 record after defeating one of the best teams in the state Winston-Salem Christian (NC). The Goats will be playing in the Battle at the Rock this weekend where they will face South Carolina's best Dorman (SC) and Blythewood (SC). 

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20. West Oaks Academy (FL) (2-1)
West Oaks Academy moves down several spots in our latest top-25 after taking a lost to unranked Central Pointe (FL) before the Thanksgiving break. The Flame will be competing in the Grind Session bubble in Kentucky later this weekend.

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21. Westtown School (PA) (0-0)
Westtown School will not begin their 2020-2021 high school season until January after the Phelps Tournament cancellation a couple weeks ago.

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22. Dream City Christian (AZ) (5-4)
Dream City Christian has not played since their win on November 16th and are expected to play again sometime this month after the Lighthouse Classic was cancelled during the holiday break.

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23. Legacy Early College (SC) (3-0)
The Lions began their 2020-2021 high school season since our last updated national top-25 rankings. Legacy Early College has started their season with a 3-0 record and will be playing Dorman (SC) this week before appearing in the Battle at the Rock. 

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24. The Patrick School (NJ) (0-0)
The Patrick School has still not finalized their schedule for the 2020-2021 high school season.

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25. Paul VI (VA) (0-0)
The WCAC teams are able to begin practicing next month and games will begin in early January. 

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NEXT FIVE:

26. Hillcrest Prep (AZ) (12-0)

27. Blair Academy (NJ) (0-0)

28. Archbishop Wood (PA) (0-0)

29. Knoxville Catholic (TN) (3-1)

30. Hamilton Heights (TN) (2-2) 

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