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Top stars, best performances in Arkansas high school boys basketball state championship games

Some of the top stars and best performances from the high school boys basketball state championship games

By Steve Andrews | Photo by Tommy Land

Listed below are some of the top stars and best performances from the boys state championship games. If you know of a top performer we should include, please let us know in the comments.

Jerry Long, Osceola

The junior scored 16 points, including 10 in the second, to earn Most Valuable Player honors as the Seminoles rallied to defeat Dumas 52-43 in the 3A championship game.

Michael Reddick, Dumas

The junior scored 17 points with 8 rebounds in the Bobcats’ 52-43 loss to Osceola in the 3A championship game.

Kolby Glidewell, Lavaca

The 5-11 senior was named Most Valuable Player after netting a game-high 20 points and sparking an 11-0 third-quarter run that put the game away in the Golden Arrows’ 50-34 victory over Magnet Cove in the 2A championship game.

Tyrese Harris, Bradley

The 5-11 point guard scored a team-high 9 points and drained the game-winning 3-pointer with three seconds remaining to lift the Bears to a 44-41 win over County Line in the 1A championship game.

Aundrae Milum, County Line

The junior tallied a game-high 16 points in the Indians’ 44-41 loss to Bradley in the 1A championship game.

Nick Smith, Jr., North Little Rock

The senior McDonald’s All-American and future Arkansas Razorback scored 25 points, adding 6 rebounds and 5 assists to pace the Charging Wildcats to a 65-47 win over Bentonville in the 6A championship game.

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Kel’el Ware, North Little Rock

The senior tallied 8 points, 11 rebounds and 7 blocked shots, despite early foul trouble, to help pace the Charging Wildcats to a 65-47 win over Bentonville in the 6A championship game.

Jaylen Lee, Bentonville

The senior scored a team-high 12 points to go along with 6 rebounds in the Tigers’ 65-47 loss to North Little Rock in the 6A championship game.

Caden Miller, Bentonville

The 6-9 sophomore scored 7 points and pulled down 16 rebounds with 4 blocked shots in the Tigers’ 65-47 loss to North Little Rock in the 6A championship game.

Quion Williams, Jonesboro

The senior scored a game-high 17 points and was named Most Valuable Player in the Golden Hurricane’s 55-28 victory over Marion in the 5A championships game. 

Deion Buford-Wesson, Jonesboro

The junior scored 15 points in the Golden Hurricane’s 55-28 victory over Marion in the 5A championships game.

Derrian Ford, Magnolia

The 6-4 senior – and future Arkansas Razorback -- scored a game-high 29 points with 5 rebounds, and was named Most Valuable Player, in the Panthers’ 59-56 win over Blytheville in the 4A championship game.

Rashaud Marshall, Blytheville

The 6-foot-9 junior scored a game-high 20 points and 12 rebounds in the Chickasaws’ 59-56 loss to Magnolia in the 4A championship game.

T.J. Jackson, Blytheville

The 6-5 guard scored 7 points and pulled down a game-high 16 rebounds in the Chickasaws’ 59-56 loss to Magnolia in the 4A championship game.