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LeBron: Top 40 Rankings

Malik Monk (left) and Dedric Lawson were two of the best players at their respective position at the 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy. Photo: Ronnie Flores

Malik Monk (left) and Dedric Lawson were two of the best players at their respective position at the 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy. Photo: Ronnie Flores

We attended the first three of four evaluation days at the 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas and broke down our notes to rank the top forty players in attendance. 

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Sacramento EYBL: Top 40 Player Rankings

Jayson Tatum dazzled at the first Nike EYBL session on the West Coast with his smooth offensive ability and court awareness. His face up game is quite advanced for a player entering his junior year.

Jayson Tatum dazzled at the first Nike EYBL session on the West Coast with his offensive ability and court awareness. His face up game is quite advanced for a player entering his junior year.

We evaluated all rounds of games at the 2014 EYBL session No. 1 in Sacramento, Calif. and broke down our notes and reports to rank the top 40 performers led by Student Sports First Team All-American Ben Simmons, second teamer Ivan Rabb, high-scoring guard Allonzo Trier and 2016 standout Jayson Tatum.

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Student Sports All-American Second Team

The fathers of McDonalds' All-American East teammates Justise Winslow (left) and James Blackmon Jr. played in the 1983 McDonald's All-American Game in Atlanta, Ga.

Justise Winslow (left) and James Blackmon Jr. are a pair of Student Sports All-American Second Teamers that participated in the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago.

The 30-man 2013-14 Student Sports All-American second team team includes five underclassmen, including National Sophomore of the Year Josh Jackson and Thon Maker, a tenth-grader who’s already built a national following for his unique blend of size and skill. The second team also includes four players from California and three from Virginia.

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Updated FAB 50 National Rankings

Guards Trevor John (left) and Grant Jackson led Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.) to a California Division I state title as the Mustangs move up nine spots in this week's Student Sports FAB 50. Photo: Ronnie Flores

Guards Trevor John (left) and Grant Jackson led Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.) to a California Division I state title as the Mustangs move up nine spots in this week’s Student Sports FAB 50. Photo: Ronnie Flores

Mater Dei of Santa Ana wins a historic fourth major division title in a row in California to clinch a top three spot in next week’s final Student Sports FAB 50 National Rankings. Arsenal Tech of Indianapolis wins a state crown as the Hoosier State and California are the last two states to crown its champions. The only games left involve the eight teams competing at the Dick’s Sporting Goods National High School Tournament in New York, which begins a day after the McDonald’s All-American Game April 2 (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).

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Tark Recap & National Updates

Stanley Johnson of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) will wait to see how this college basketball season plays out before making his college choice. Photo: Andrew Drennen

Stanley Johnson of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) led his team to its second straight Tarkanian Classic title despite a roster that lost two potential starters after school began. Johnson has consistently been one of the nation’s most productive players so far this season. Photo: Andrew Drennen

FAB 50 No. 6 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) won the Platinum Division of the Tarkanian Classic for the second consecutive year, outlasting No. 27 Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, Calif.) in overtime. Tournament will shake up national rankings picture as No. 2 Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) loses twice at event. Check story for other national updates.

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Thursday Tarkanian Classic Top Performers

Sophomore Frank Jackson (left) had a big game for Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) in its first round victory at the Tarkanian Classic, as did Maleke Hanyes of El Camino Real (Woodland Hills, Calif.).

Sophomore Frank Jackson (left) had a big game for Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) in its first round victory at the Tarkanian Classic, as did Maleke Hanyes of El Camino Real (Woodland Hills, Calif.).

We took in all the Platinum Division first round games Thursday at the 2013 Tarkanian Classic and come up with a list of our top 10 performers. Check back late Friday for a recap of the Platinum Division quarterfinals, semifinals and a recap of the top games in the Prep Division. 

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Friday Tarkanian Classic Recap

Bishop O'Dowd's Juwan Anderson (left) and Paris Austin combined for nine assists and controlled the game's tempo in the Dragons' 68-54 victory over Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) to earn the right to play Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) in the Tarkanian Classic Platinum Division title game.

Bishop O’Dowd’s Juwan Anderson (left) and Paris Austin combined for nine assists and controlled the game’s tempo in the Dragons’ 68-54 victory over Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) to earn the right to play Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) in the Tarkanian Classic Platinum Division title game.

It will be an all-California final in the Platinum Division of the Tarkanian Classic with Student Sports FAB 50 No. 6 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) taking on No. 27 Bishop O’Dowd. In the Prep Division, the nation’s No. 2 ranked team goes down as Prime Prep (Ft. Worth, Texas) rebounds from its first loss on Thursday to down Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.). Findlay Prep’s loss is sure to shake up the next set of FAB 50 rankings after the New Year’s holiday.  

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