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Thanksgiving Hoopfest: All-Circuit Teams

By The Circuit, 11/30/21, 6:15PM EST

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The 13th annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest was played in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend, and the event wasn’t short of fireworks. Several players stood out at the first of three Hoopfest events this season, headlined by Rylan Griffen and Cason Wallace scoring a blowout upset win over previously No. 1 AZ Compass Prep.

Check out the following awards below:

  • MVP
  • First Team
  • Second Team
  • Offensive MVP
  • Defensive MVP
  • Top Breakout Player
  • Best Performance(s)
  • Top Underclassman
  • Honorable Mention
  • All-Underclassmen

MVP: Kel'el Ware

High School: North Little Rock (AR)
Class: 2022
Height: 7'0
Game 1: 23 PTS, 16 REB, 4 BLK vs Kimball
Game 2: 28 PTS, 18 REB, 2 BLK vs Faith Family

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW

Top Underclassmen: Ron Holland

High School: Duncanville (TX)
Class: 2023
Height: 6'8
Game 1: 28 PTS, 6 REB vs Centennial
Game 2: 16 PTS, 9 REB, 3 STL, 2 BLK vs Sierra Canyon

Offensive MVP: Jared McCain

High School: Corona Centennial (CA)
Class: 2023
Height: 6'2
Game 1: 20 PTS, 3 AST, 3 STL vs Kimball
Game 2: 29 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST vs Duncanville

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW

Defensive MVP: Anthony Black

High School: Duncanville (TX)
Class: 2022
Height: 6'7
Game 1: 4 STL, 2 BLK, 17 PTS, 6 REB, 6 AST vs Centennial
Game 2: 2 STL, BLK, 11 PTS, 5 REB vs Sierra Canyon

Best Performance(S): Rylan Griffen & Cason Wallace

High School: Richardson (TX)
Class: 2022
Height: 6'5 (Griffen), 6,4 (Wallace)
Game 1: 25 PTS, 8 REB, 2 STL, 5 AST (Griffen), 22 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL (Wallace) in a win over No. 1 AZ Compass Prep

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW (RYLAN GRIFFEN)

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW (CASON WALLACE)

Top Breakout Player: Corey Washington

High School: North Little Rock (AR)
Class: 2022
Height: 6'6
Game 1: 15 PTS, 7 REB vs Kimball
Game 2: 21 PTS, 9 REB, 2 STL vs Faith Family

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW

First Team

Kel'el Ware

High School: North Little Rock (AR)
Class: 2022
Height: 7'0
Game 1:  23 PTS, 16 REB, 4 BLK vs Kimball
Game 2: 28 PTS, 18 REB, 2 BLK vs Faith Family

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW

Ron Holland

High School: Duncanville (TX)
Class: 2023
Height: 6'8
Game 1: 28 PTS, 6 REB vs Centennial
Game 2: 16 PTS, 9 REB, 3 STL, 2 BLK vs Sierra Canyon

Jared McCain

High School: Corona Centennial (CA)
Class: 2023
Height: 6'2
Game 1: 20 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST, 3 STL vs Kimball
Game 2: 29 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST vs Duncanville

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW

Nick Smith Jr

High School: North Little Rock (AR)
Class: 2022
Height: 6'4
Game 1: 15 PTS, 2 REB, 5 AST vs Kimball
Game 2: 26 PTS, 10 AST, 4 REB vs Faith Family

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW

Rylan Griffen

High School: Richardson (TX)
Class: 2022
Height: 6'5
Game 1: 25 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST, 5 STL

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW (RYLAN GRIFFEN)

Cason Wallace

High School: Richardson (TX)
Class: 2022
Height: 6'4
Game 1: 22 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW (CASON WALLACE)

Second Team

 

Arterio Morris

High School: Kimball (TX)
Class: 2022
Height: 6'3
Game 1: 26 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL vs Centennial
Game 2: 23 PTS, 7 REB, 6 AST, 3 STL vs North Little Rock

Kijani Wright

High School: Sierra Canyon (CA)
Class: 2022
Height: 6'9
Game 1: 22 PTS (9-11 FG), 15 REB vs Duncanville

KyeRon Lindsay

High School: Guyer (TX)
Class: 2022
Height: 6'8
Game 1: 21 PTS, 20 REB, 2 AST vs Tulsa Union

Donovan Dent

High School: Corona Centennial (CA)
Class: 2022
Height: 6'2
Game 1: 12 PTS, 4 REB, 4 AST vs Duncanville
Game 2: 18 PTS, 5 REB, 7 AST vs Kimball

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW

Anthony Black

High School: Duncanville (TX)
Class: 2022
Height: 6'7
Game 1: 17 PTS, 6 REB, 6 AST, 4 STL, 2 BLK vs Centennial
Game 2: 11 PTS, 5 REB, 4 AST vs Sierra Canyon

All-Underclassmen Team

 

Ron Holland

High School: Duncanville (TX)
Class: 2023
Height: 6'7
Game 1: 28 PTS, 6 REB vs Centennial
Game 2: 16 PTS, 9 REB, 3 STL, 2 BLK vs Sierra Canyon

Jared McCain

High School: Corona Centennial (CA)
Class: 2023
Height: 6'2
Game 1: 20 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST, 3 STL vs Kimball
Game 2: 29 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST vs Duncanville

Aric Demings

High School: Duncanville (TX)
Class: 2023
Height: 6'0
Game 1: 13 PTS, 3 REB, 4 STL
Game 2: 16 PTS, 3 REB, 2 AST

David Castillo

High School: Bartlesville (OK)
Class: 2023
Height: 6'1
Game 1: 28 PTS (6-8 3PTM), 4 REB, 2 AST

Ja'Kobe Walter

High School: McKinney (TX)
Class: 2023
Height: 6'5
Game 1: 26 PTS, 7 REB, 3 AST, 4 STL vs AZ Compass Prep

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW

Gabe Warren

High School: John Paul II (TX)
Class: 2023
Height: 6'4
Game 1: 22 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST, 3 STL vs OD Wyatt

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW

Liam McNeeley

High School: John Paul II (TX)
Class: 2024
Height: 6'7
Game 1: 11 PTS, 12 REB, 4 AST, 3 STL vs OD Wyatt

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW

Drew Steffe

High School: Frisco Memorial (TX)
Class: 2023
Height: 6'5
Game 1: 21 PTS, 8 REB, 5 AST vs Coronado

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW

Bralyn Smith

High School: TACA Storm (TX)
Class: 2023
Height: 6'5
Game 1: 18 PTS, 5 REB, 5 AST, 3 STL

WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEW

Jadyn Toppin

High School: Faith Family (TX)
Class: 2023
Height: 6'7
Game 1: 20 PTS (10-12 FG), 8 REB, 3 BLK

Honorable Mention

2022 Coronado (NV) G PopPop Isaacs: 22 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST, 2 STL vs. Wagner // 22 PTS vs. Frisco Memorial

2023 F Osiris Grady: 13 PTS, 12 REB, 3 AST vs. Memorial // 10 PTS, 4 REB, 2 BLK vs. Wagner

2022 G Avery Jackson: 24 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST, 4 STL vs. Coronado

2022 Madison (TX) G Pierre Hunter: 27 PTS, 3 REB, 4 AST vs. Cole

2022 Wagner (TX) G Austin Nunez: 27 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST vs. Coronado

2022 Westlake (TX) G Conor McManus: 20 PTS (6-10 3PT), 5 REB, 3 AST, 2 STL vs. Greenhill

2022 Greenhill (TX) G Noah Shelby: 16 PTS, 3 REB, 2 STL vs. Westlake

2023 OD Wyatt (TX) G Myles Rigsby: 29 PTS, 9 REB, 5 STL vs. JPII


2022 TACA (TX) F Robert Jennings: 21 PTS, 5 REB, 2 STL vs. Woodrow Wilson

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