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Stanford men recruits putting up big numbers

Dwight Powell, the highly-rated Stanford signee who is now a senior at the IMG Academy in Florida, was named the MVP at a tournament in Massachusetts last month. See story on Powell MVP tournament here.  (Here is another story that references Powell.)

Stanford signee Anthony Brown of Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach, Calif., is averaging 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists while shooting 41 percent on three-pointers for his 10-3 team.

He had 22 points and eight boards in Ocean View's Dec. 31, 76-72 loss to Sunnyslope of Phoenix, Ariz., in a tournament in Mesa, Arizona.   In the previous game, Brown had 12 points and six rebounds in an 81-72 victory over Dobson of Mesa, Ariz.   Brown's dunks have been getting quite a bit of attention too.

John Gage, a 6-9 center-forward from Vashon Island, Wash., who also signed with Stanford, had three big games in consecutive wins at the end of December.    He was particularly effective at the defensive end.  Gage had 25 points and nine blocks in a 67-41 victory over Cashmere, 28 points and seven blocks in a 56-32 win over Colville and 19 points in a 47-44 victory over Steilacoom.

Another Stanford signee, point guard Aaron Bright of Bellevuew (Wash.) High School, twice scored more than 30 points in a recent tournament.   He had 32 in a 70-39, Dec. 28 win over Kentlake, 12 in a 47-36, Dec. 29 win over Inglemoore and 31 in a 57-51, Dec. 30 victory over Sqwualicum to improve his team's record to 10-0.

Stanford signee Josh Huestis of CM Russell High School in Great Falls, Mont., was averaging 12.3 points and 10 rebounds after his team's first three games, but he improved on those numbers in his last two games this month.   He had 18 points, including a dunk off an offensive rebound, in a 76-29 victory over Kalispell's Flathead High, and had 19 points, 19 rebounds, four blocks and three dunks in a 78-44 rout of Havre to help his team improve to 5-0.

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