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James Blackmon Jr. breaks father's school record for points in a game

Marion (Ind.) basketball star had one of the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week



Kelly Kline / Under Armour via 247Sports

James Blackmon Jr., needed only one game at Marion, Ind., to break his father's school record for most points in a game. The senior guard, who transferred from Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne) to Marion for his senior year, had 54 points in a 102-42 defeat of Irvington Prep (Indianapolis) on Wednesday. His total eclipses the mark of 52 set by James Blackmon Sr., now the Giants' head coach.

James Jr., who has said he will sign with Indiana, had 23 points in the first quarter and made his first five three-pointers and finished nine-for-11 from beyond the arc.



Blackmon leads the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week. The rest of the top performances:

Tyler Cline, ice hockey, Blaine, Minn.
Senior forward scored hat tricks in a 6-4 win at Moorhead on Friday and an 8-4 win at Roseau on Saturday.

VIDEO: Interview with Cline

Paige Gallimore, girls basketball, Antioch, Ill.
Senior guard averaged 31 points per game in a Thanksgiving tournament at Niles North (Skokie), including a 45-point game in a 86-78 defeat of Fenwick (Oak Park) on Friday.

MORE: Last week's Performances of the Week

Joe Griffin, football, Imbler, Ore.
Ran for 335 yards and four touchdowns from scrimmage, had 139 receiving yards and three touchdown catches and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in a 88-76 defeat of Lowell for the 1A state title on Friday.

VIDEO: Griffin talks about his big game

Treon Harris, football, Booker T. Washington, Miami, Fla.
Senior quarterback, who has said he will sign with Florida State, passed for five touchdowns and ran for a touchdown in a 49-10 4A semifinal defeat of Cocoa on Friday.

Kelsey Mitchell, girls basketball, Princeton, Cincinnati
Senior guard, who has signed with Ohio State, made five three-pointers and 42 points in a 77-70 defeat of Centerville on Saturday.

VIDEO: Mitchell's AAU Mixtape

Kyler Murray, Allen, Texas
Junior quarterback threw five first-half touchdowns Saturday in a 56-21 5A-I regional semifinal defeat of The Woodlands.

VIDEO: Murray's season highlights

Travis Quintanilla, football, Refugio, Texas
Senior quarterback set the state career passing record in a 73-72 overtime 2A-II regional defeat of Rogers on Friday. He threw for 712 yards and six touchdowns, boosting his career mark to 13,035 yards and erasing the mark of 12,534 yards set by Garrett Gilbert at Lake Travis (Austin) from 2006-08.

VIDEO: Quintanilla's highlights

B.J. Taylor, basketball, Boone, Orlando, Fla.
Senior guard, who has signed with Central Florida, scored 59 points in a 100-69 defeat of Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs) on Saturday.

VIDEO: Taylor's AAU highlights

Deshaun Watson, football, Gainesville, Ga.
Senior quarterback, who has said he will sign with Clemson, completed 23 of 30 passes for 313 yards and four touchdowns and ran for two touchdowns in a 42-28 state AAAA quarterfinal defeat of Mundy's Mill (Jonesboro) on Friday.

VIDEO: Watson's highlights

 

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