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HIGHSCORE Sophomore All-Americans Matt and Ryan Bewley skip final two year of high school basketball to begin professional career - HIGHSCORE
MaxPreps Sophomore All-Americans Matt and Ryan Bewley skip final two year of high school basketball to begin professional career
Overtime Elite (OTE) signed its first high school players Friday, inking five-star West Oaks Academy (Orlando, Fla.) forwards Matthew Bewley and Ryan Bewley, per a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The elite Class of 2023 forwards will forgo their high school and college eligibility to join the startup league in September for contracts expected to pay out seven figures for each player over their two year contract.

Matt is regarded as the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2023 according to 247Sports, while Ryan is ranked No. 16 in the class.
Both players were selected as MaxPreps Sophomore All-Americans last season. Matt Bewley earned first team honors after averaging 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks per contest while Ryan Bewley earned honorable mention after averaging 10 points, 10.3 rebounds and two blocks per game.

Overtime Elite, in the process of building a 100,000 square-foot arena and training facility in Atlanta, hired 13-year NBA veteran and national championship-winning coach Kevin Ollie to run the team.

The upstart professional league is offering players a guaranteed minimum of at least $100,000 per year, plus bonuses and shares of equity in Overtime. It also maintains players will participate in revenue from use of their name, image and likeness, including through sales of custom jerseys, trading cards, video games and NFTs.

Overtime has secured $80 million in financial backing from Jeff Bezos, Drake, Alexis Ohanian, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and others.
Matthew Bewley in action during his freshman year at Northeast.
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Matthew Bewley in action during his freshman year at Northeast.
High school girls basketball: Lake Highland Prep, Westlake head GEICO Nationals' four-team field - HIGHSCORE
High school girls basketball: Lake Highland Prep, Westlake head GEICO Nationals' four-team field
Four of the top 15 girls basketball teams in the MaxPreps Top 25 have been invited to the 2021 GEICO High School Basketball Nationals to be played April 2-3 at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Ft. Myers, Fla.

The April 2 semifinal games will be broadcast on ESPNU with action starting at 10:30 a.m. as No. 1 Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.) battles No. 10 Paul VI (Chantilly, Va.). The second semifinal is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. (ET) featuring No. 15 Fremont (Plain City, Utah) against No. 2 Westlake (Atlanta).

The winners face off  on ESPN2 at 10 a.m. April 3 for the championship.

The games will be played in conjunction with the 10-team boys GEICO Nationals.

Lake Highland (19-0) won the Florida 4A state championship on Feb. 27 with a 84-30 win over Lincoln Park Academy. The Highlanders are a remarkably balanced squad with seven girls averaging between 7.4 and 12.1 points per game. Senior Kayla Blackshear is headed to Alabama.

Second-ranked Westlake (21-0) had a much tougher state finals on Saturday, taking home the Georgia AAAAAA crown with a 64-46 victory over a 30-3 Carrollton team behind 26 points from junior Taniya Latson. Teammates Raven Johnson (South Carolina) and Brianna Turnage (Virginia Tech) are other top-ranked players. Latson averages 23.2 points and Johnson 15.1 points, 5.8 assists and 3.7 steals.

Paul VI won all 10 games in an abbreviated season but has a legitimate chance to win a national crown with top players Lee Volker, headed to Duke, and Bella Perkins. The Panthers haven't played since Feb. 9.

Fremont (26-0) won the Utah 6A title game 63-43 over a strong Herriman squad (23-2) behind 30 points and 12 rebounds by 6-4 post Emma Calvert. The BYU commit made 16-of-17 free throws and pulled down 12 rebounds. She averages a team-best 17.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

Maggie Mendelson, a 6-5 sophomore, added 15 points and 13 rebounds in the title game for Fremont and averages 14.3 and 8.9. The Silverwolves have been without recent Oregon State commit Timea Gardiner, who averaged 13.5 points and 7.1 rebounds before an injury.
Emma Calvert, Fremont (Plain City, Utah)
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Emma Calvert, Fremont (Plain City, Utah)
2020-21 HIGHSCORE Cup winter state-by-state leaders - HIGHSCORE
2020-21 MaxPreps Cup winter state-by-state leaders
Carmel (Ind.), North Allegheny (Wexford, Pa.) and Marist (Atlanta) head the list of MaxPreps Cup leaders by state, but due to COVID, it is an incomplete list this year.

A total of 12 states, along with the District of Columbia, had no high school sports at all this year or had a limited version of regular season play, abbreviated postseason play and no state finals during the fall and winter seasons. Those states include California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Washington. Some of those states have begun competition in the spring and may hold state competition by the end of the school year.

MaxPrep lists the top five teams from each of the other 38 states that held state championships, according to the MaxPreps Cup formula.

The MaxPreps Cup is an effort to rank the top high school athletic programs in the country. Points are awarded for state championships, state runner-up finishes and national rankings. Points are awarded based on popularity of sport, based on participation numbers, the size of the state, the size of schools in a playoff division and the number of teams participating in that playoff division.
Wakeland soccer has helped the school take the Lone State State lead in the MaxPreps Cup standings after the winter season.
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Wakeland soccer has helped the school take the Lone State State lead in the MaxPreps Cup standings after the winter season.
MaxPreps Cup winter leaders by state

Alabama
Mountain Brook (Birmingham), 881
Hoover, 842
Auburn, 647
Thompson (Alabaster), 588
Huntsville, 566

Alaska
Anchorage Christian (Anchorage), 265
Service (Anchorage), 192
Bartlett (Anchorage), 180
East Anchorage (Anchorage), 180
Chugiak, 176

Arizona
Salpointe Catholic (Tucson), 774
Chaparral (Scottsdale), 667
Hamilton (Chandler), 620
Snowflake, 505
Brophy College Prep (Phoenix), 469

Arkansas
Bentonville, 1038
Greenwood, 806
Mountain Home, 591
Jonesboro, 555
Valley View (Jonesboro), 506

Colorado
Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village), 796
Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch), 740
Cheyenne Mountain (Colorado Springs), 582
Limon, 517
Niwot, 504

Delaware
Salesianum (Wilmington), 464
Padua Academy (Wilmington), 383
Cape Henlopen (Lewes), 329
St. Mark's (Wilmington), 324
Ursuline Academy (Wilmington), 314

Florida
Bolles (Jacksonville), 1000
American Heritage (Plantation), 996
Ponte Vedra, 808
Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale), 755
Plant (Tampa), 717

Georgia
Marist (Atlanta), 1147
Westminster (Atlanta), 742
Pace Academy (Atlanta), 703
Buford, 655
Marietta, 618

Idaho
Boise, 886
Sugar-Salem (Sugar City), 792
Rocky Mountain (Meridian), 519
Preston, 397
Meridian, 332

Indiana
Carmel, 1538
Chesterton, 495
Cathedral (Indianapolis), 469
Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, 460
Pioneer (Royal Center), 430

Iowa
Waukee, 919
Ankeny, 575
Johnston, 468
Dike-New Hartford (Dike), 380
Ballard (Huxley), 358

Kansas
Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission), 893
Aquinas (Overland Park), 785
Hanover, 562
Olpe, 542
Kapaun Mt. Carmel (Wichita), 520

Kentucky
Sacred Heart (Louisville), 926
St. Xavier (Louisville), 702
Highlands (Fort Thomas), 566
Trinity (Louisville), 534
Marshall County (Benton), 433

Louisiana
Catholic-B.R. (Baton Rouge), 858
E.D. White (Thibodaux), 848
St. Thomas More (Lafayette), 818
Episcopal (Baton Rouge), 751
St. Joseph's Academy (Baton Rouge), 657

Michigan
Pioneer (Ann Arbor,), 795
Marquette, 565
Catholic Central (Grand Rapids), 540
DeWitt, 530
Lenawee Christian (Adrian), 490

Minnesota
Edina, 372
Forest Lake, 346
Alexandria, 304
Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis), 274
Gentry Academy (Vadnais Heights), 261

Mississippi
St. Andrew's Episcopal (Ridgeland), 783
Madison Central (Madison), 733
Kossuth, 502
Pontotoc, 438
Lafayette (Oxford), 419

Missouri
Whitfield (St. Louis), 605
MICDS (St. Louis), 590
Jackson, 530
Parkway West (Ballwin), 525
Maryville, 465

Montana
Billings Central Catholic, 899
Laurel, 699
Manhattan Christian (Manhattan), 617
Bozeman, 571
Sentinel (Missoula), 512

Nebraska
Skutt Catholic (Omaha), 651
Fremont, 582
Elkhorn, 470
Lincoln Southwest (Lincoln), 469
Norris (Firth), 405

New Hampshire
Bedford, 768
Bishop Guertin (Nashua), 645
Concord, 546
Hollis-Brookline (Hollis), 477
Windham, 450

North Carolina
Farmville Central (Farmville), 435
Carrboro, 400
Marvin Ridge (Waxhaw), 350
Cannon (Concord), 305
Zebulon B. Vance (Charlotte), 276

North Dakota
Century (Bismarck), 1052
Minot, 419
Linton/Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock (Linton), 378
Bismarck, 364
Fargo Davies (Fargo), 336

Ohio
New Albany, 965
Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati), 727
Archbishop Hoban (Akron), 640
Mason, 575
St. Ignatius (Cleveland), 545

Oklahoma
Carl Albert (Midwest City), 914
Bishop Kelley (Tulsa), 707
Jenks, 624
Tuttle, 604
Mustang, 498

Pennsylvania
North Allegheny (Wexford), 1525
Cathedral Prep (Erie), 785
Southern Columbia Area (Catawissa), 705
Unionville (Kennett Square), 590
Mars, 570

Rhode Island
La Salle Academy (Providence), 907
East Greenwich (East Greenwich), 508
Bishop Hendricken (Warwick), 420
Barrington, 399
Classical (Providence), 298

South Carolina
Southside Christian (Simpsonville), 770
Hilton Head (Hilton Head Island), 664
Eastside (Taylors), 632
Bishop England (Charleston), 554
Wando (Mt. Pleasant), 511

South Dakota
Sioux Falls Christian (Sioux Falls), 921
O'Gorman (Sioux Falls), 627
Stevens (Rapid City), 602
Lincoln (Sioux Falls), 553
Brandon Valley (Brandon), 494

Tennessee
Signal Mountain, 951
Brentwood, 735
Baylor (Chattanooga), 717
Summertown (Summertown), 579
McCallie (Chattanooga), 569

Texas
Wakeland (Frisco), 801
Southlake Carroll (Southlake), 754
Westlake (Austin), 671
Flower Mound, 612
Argyle, 560

Utah
Lone Peak (Highland), 767
Morgan, 707
Sky View (Smithfield), 606
American Fork, 492
Desert Hills (St. George), 464

Vemont
Champlain Valley Union (Hinesburg), 651
U-32 (Montpelier), 372
Stowe, 344
Essex (Essex Junction), 274
Burlington, 241

Virginia
Patrick Henry (Ashland), 431
Pulaski County (Dublin), 351
Western Albemarle (Crozet), 345
Blacksburg, 328
Catholic (Virginia Beach), 310

West Virginia
Fairmont Senior (Fairmont), 452
George Washington (Charleston), 374
University (Morgantown), 342
Wheeling Park (Wheeling), 306
Shady Spring, 266

Wisconsin
Marquette University (Milwaukee), 550
The Prairie School (Racine), 484
Kaukauna, 458
Whitefish Bay, 434
Arrowhead (Hartland), 411

Wyoming
Jackson Hole (Jackson), 709
Cody, 623
Central (Cheyenne), 592
Laramie, 442
Kelly Walsh (Casper), 393
2021 NFL Draft: Mapping out high school home of Trevor Lawrence and every No. 1 pick since 1990 - HIGHSCORE
2021 NFL Draft: Mapping out high school home of Trevor Lawrence and every No. 1 pick since 1990
Since 1990, there had been 19 quarterbacks selected as the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. On Thursday, Trevor Lawrence made 20. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound signal caller from Cartersville (Ga.) was just announced by commissioner Roger Goodell as the top pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Lawrence was the fourth straight quarterback selected No. 1 overall. He is the second Georgia signal caller since 2011 to come off the board first, joining Cam Newton of Westlake (Atlanta).

The Clemson star was a slam dunk pick at No. 1 and has been viewed in that light since his high school days. He threw for 13,902 yards and 121 touchdowns in 56 career games (53 wins) at Cartersville and was the unanimous No. 1 recruit in the country. He hit the ground running at Clemson, leading the Tigers to a national championship as a freshman and going 39-3 during his career.

While Georgia's reputation as a high school football hotbed and pipeline to the pros continues to grow, California and Texas have produced a third of the top picks over the last three decades with five each. Of those 10 picks, eight were quarterbacks. Interestingly, though Florida leads all states in draft picks since 1990, none have gone No. 1.

Read on for a complete breakdown of top picks since 1990.
Graphic by Ryan Escobar
Alabama
JaMarcus Russell, QB, 2007, Williamson (Mobile)
Jameis Winston, QB, 2015, Hueytown

California
Keyshawn Johnson, WR, 1996, Dorsey (Los Angeles)
David Carr, QB, 2002, Stockdale (Bakersfield)
Carson Palmer, QB, 2003, Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita)
Alex Smith, QB, 2005, Helix (La Mesa)
Jared Goff, QB, 2016, Marin Catholic (Kentfield)

Georgia
Cam Newton, QB, 2011, Westlake (Atlanta)
Trevor Lawrence, QB, 2021, Cartersville

Illinois
Russell Maryland, DL, 1991, Whitney Young (Chicago)

Indiana
Jeff George, QB, 1990, Warren Central (Indianapolis)

Kentucky
Tim Couch, QB, 1999, Leslie County (Hyden)

Louisiana
Peyton Manning, QB, 1998, Newman (New Orleans)
Eli Manning, QB, 2004, Newman (New Orleans)

Michigan
Jake Long, OL, 2008, Lapeer East (Lapeer)
Eric Fisher, OL, 2013, Stoney Creek (Rochester Hills)

North Carolina
Mario Williams, DL, 2006, Richlands

Ohio
Dan Wilkinson, DL, 1994, Dunbar (Dayton)
Ki-Jana Carter, RB, 1995, Westerville South (Westerville)
Orlando Pace, OL, 1997, Sandusky
Joe Burrow, QB, 2000, Athens (The Plains)

Oklahoma
Sam Bradford, QB, 2010, Putnam City North (Oklahoma City)

South Carolina
Courtney Brown, DL, 2000, Macedonia (Closed)
Jadeveon Clowney, DL, 2014, South Pointe (Rock Hill)

Texas
Matthew Stafford, QB, 2009, Highland Park (Dallas)
Andrew Luck, QB, 2012, Stratford (Houston)
Myles Garrett, DE, 2017, Martin (Arlington)
Baker Mayfield, QB, 2018, Lake Travis (Austin)
Kyler Murray, QB, 2019, Allen (Texas)

Virginia
Michael Vick, QB, 2001, Warwick (Newport News)

Washington
Steve Emtman, DL, 1992, Cheney
Drew Bledsoe, QB, 1993, Walla Walla
Texas high school football: Allen head coach Terry Gambill retires - HIGHSCORE
Texas high school football: Allen head coach Terry Gambill retires
One of the most prominent high school football programs in the nation will be looking for a new head coach after Terry Gambill of Allen (Texas) announced his retirement Tuesday, according to multiple reports. He took over at the school before the 2016 season and went 65-4 during his five-year tenure, leading the Dallas-area power to three semifinal appearances and a 6A Division 1 state title in 2017.

"I'd like to extend my sincere appreciation to the families, coaches and administration in Allen ISD for the opportunity to spend many wonderful years in the district and athletic program," Gambill stated in a press release.

Gambill was the head coach at Midway (Waco) from 2010-15 and led the Panthers to a 68-13 record and a 4A Division 1 runner-up finish in 2011. He was an assistant coach at Allen from 2001-09 and was the defensive coordinator in 2008 when Allen won its first state championship.

Kyler Murray would lead the Eagles to three more state titles from 2012-14 and Gambill helped bring home the last one in 2017 when Grant Tisdale and Theo Wease guided the Eagles to a 35-33 win over Garrett Wilson and Lake Travis (Austin) to cap a perfect 16-0 season. 

The head coaching position at Allen will be one of the most sought-after jobs in the country. The school currently has the largest enrollment in the state, a near-$60 million dollar stadium and a recent tradition of success with five state titles since 2008.

Allen has won at least 10 games in 15 consecutive seasons. There is still plenty of talent on the roster with three-star offensive lineman Neto Umeozulu, junior running back Jaylen Jenkins and 2022 Harvard commit Jackson Newville.
Terry Gambill is interviewed on the field after leading Allen to a state championship in 2017.
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Terry Gambill is interviewed on the field after leading Allen to a state championship in 2017.