NO. 1 FALLS
Top-ranked Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) came to Chicago last week undefeated, but 22nd-ranked Simeon (Ill.) scored a 78--75 upset, in part because Wolverines guard Derrick Rose (right) outplayed everyone else in the game. Rose, committed to Memphis, had 28 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. Oak Hill junior guard Brandon Jennings, held scoreless through three quarters, made the game close with 19 fourth-quarter points.
A bigger surprise last week was the 67--65 loss by No. 5 Artesia (Lakewood, Calif.) to unranked, 13--5 La Mirada (Calif.). Artesia had a chance to tie the game with three seconds remaining when the Pioneers' star forward James Harden was fouled shooting a three-pointer. But Harden missed one free throw and Artesia couldn't get the ball back after he intentionally missed the third.
January 29, 2007
The NFL named Rich Kallok (below) its High School Football Coach of the Year last week. His 166--27 record at Cretin-Derham (St. Paul) certainly helped, and so did the accomplishments of the former players who nominated him: Panthers QB Chris Weinke, who won the 2000 Heisman Trophy with Florida State, and Vikings five-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk.
The Dobyns-Bennett (Kingsport, Tenn.) boys' basketball team reached an unprecedented milestone Friday, winning its 2,000th game with a 65--55 victory over Sullivan Central (Blountville, Tenn). Dobyns-Bennett overtook Centralia (Ill.) last year as the nation's winningest program, and the Indians' lead is widening: Dobyns-Bennett is 14--7 this year, while Centralia (1,979 wins) is 4--11.
For recruiting news and the latest commitments from Rivals.com and the boys' basketball Top 25 from RISE, go to SI.com/highschool.