Weekend wrap — Parker comes home
This weekend was a homecoming of sorts for Mychal Parker.
The Maryland small forward signee traveled to his hometown of Washington, N.C., with his Miller School (Va.) squad for a holiday tournament.
Mychal Parker came right off the bus, signed off autographs and then proceeded to put his signature on the game as he scored a game-high 33 points to lead The Miller School to a 106-71 victory over Stevens Prep Academy in the opening showcase game of the 30th annual Washington Daily News/PotashCorp Aurora Holiday Tournament.
In Saturday's championship game, however, the Millers fell to South Central, 62-49.
Parker netted a team-high 18 points and helped his team hold a 30-22 advantage at halftime. However, the Falcons, led by the trio of Carlton, Donta Harper (15 points) and Anthony Hilliard smothered the Mavericks with a suffocating press to out-score The Miller School 40-19 in the second half.
Ross, a 6-foot-6 senior guard who has made a commitment to play at the University of Maryland next season, drained three consecutive 3-pointers against 'Iolani's 2-3 zone in the first seven minutes last night to help the Mustangs jump out to a 17-3 lead.
Ashton Pankey, St. Anthony: The talented 6-8 senior forward, bound for Maryland, will likely be out of the lineup for at least a month due to a stress fracture in his left leg. He averaged just 7.7 points in 15 games last season, but realized his greatest value as a rebounding and defensive force.
“By the time they’re ready to come back, they just won’t be able to contribute like we hoped them to,” [St. Anthony coach Bob] Hurley said. “They’ll have to work their way back into the swing of things, and that’s not going to be easy after we’ve played so many games.”
Junior guard Sterling Gibbs led the way for Seton Hall Prep with 25 points and six rebounds in West Orange.
Desmond Hubert and Mark Pryzbylkowski tallied 12 apiece for the Warriors.
[Deon] Jones scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds Friday while junior Trevor Cooney added 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals to lead third-ranked Sanford past Caravel 75-33 in the Kappa Klassic at Glasgow High.
• Maryland landed a commitment Saturday from Norcross, Ga., offensive lineman Max Garcia -- a three-star prospect, the No. 58 player in Georgia and the No. 65 offensive tackle in the country, according to Rivals.com. Testudo Times breaks down the commitment here. Check back with Recruiting Report later this week for more on Garcia's decision.