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Kevin Armstrong
November 26, 2007
1. DUNCANVILLE (Texas) 39--0
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November 26, 2007

Si's Top 10

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1. DUNCANVILLE ( Texas) 39--0

The Panthers are primed for a second straight Class 5A championship with the return of junior forwards Shawn Williams and Roger Franklin. Last season, Williams led the team with 14.5 points per game and Franklin averaged a team-high seven rebounds. A Dec. 19 showdown against No. 3 Oak Hill at Southern Methodist University will be a big test.

2. ST. PATRICK ( Elizabeth, N.J.) 30--2

Dexter Strickland,'s top junior point guard, will be the go-to guy for the Celtics, but he will not be alone. Kansas-bound power forward Quintrell Thomas (7.5 rebounds per game) and promising freshman forward Mike Gilchrist will need to step up for the Celtics to win the New Jersey Tournament of Champions for the third straight year.

3. OAK HILL ( Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 40--1

Explosive Arizona-bound point guard Brandon Jennings, who had 15.2 points and a team-high 11.2 assists per game last season, will carry the scoring load along with Artesia ( Lakewood, Calif.) transfer and USC-bound guard Malik Story (14.7 points per game).

4. MONTVERDE ( Fla.) 30--0

Last season Texas A&M signee Dashan Harris averaged 12.6 points and set the school assists record (300). He will lead an international team, featuring Cameroon-born forward Steve Tchiengang ( Vanderbilt) and Australian senior forward Femi Akinpetide.

5. ST. ANTHONY ( Jersey City) 28--1

Five Division I senior guards—Rutgers-bound Mike Rosario, Pitt signee Travon Woodall, Marquette-bound Tyshawn Taylor and Fordham recruits Jio Fontan and Alberto Estwick—will lead the Friars. The athletic 6'5", 170-pound junior forward Dominic Cheek will add speed to the up-tempo offense.

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