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5 Storylines for the Week: Who will Laquon Treadwell pick?



Crete-Monee (Crete, Ill.) wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, pictured during the Under Armour All-American Game, will make his college choice on Thursday. / USA TODAY Sports Images

Here are the top five storylines for this week.

1. Who will Treadwell pick? After getting the red carpet treatment at Oklahoma State this past weekend on his visit, Crete-Monee (Crete, Ill.) senior Laquon Treadwell, the top receiver in the Rivals150, will pick between the Cowboys, Ole Miss and Oklahoma Thursday at 5 p.m.

Word is Ole Miss has the inside track.

Treadwell, an Under Armour All-American, led Crete-Monee to a state title and racked up 81 catches for 1,424 yards and 16 touchdowns this season.

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2. Is La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) up for the challenge? OK, by now you know that the Lakers knocked off No. 10 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) and that their only loss was to No. 1 Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) in the Iolani Classic. Still, when La Lumiere made the jump from unranked to No. 8 last week, it eliminated any chance it had of sneaking up on No. 4 Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.). The two teams square off Friday at 8:15 p.m.

Not that the Lakers are concerned, but when you’re facing one of, if not the most talented team in the country, which includes Andrew Wiggins, the consensus No. 1 player in the country, every little bit helps.

We’ll be watching.

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3. Jackson vs. Mudiay. Emmanuel Mudiay and No. 13 Prime Prep (Dallas) will go head-to-head with HCYA North’s (Houston) Justin Jackson tonight at 7:30 p.m. Mudiay, a point guard, is ranked No. 4 in the ESPN 60, and Jackson, a wing, is ranked No. 16.

So who’s got the edge?

Well, it’s hard not to give Mudiay the edge after the defensive effort he put on Huntington Prep wing Andrew Wiggins, the top ranked player in the ESPN 100.

Jackson did, however, get the best of St. John’s (Houston) wing Justise Winslow, ranked No. 9 in the ESPN 60, in a win last week.

Still, while the Jackson-Mudiay matchup will be close, don’t expect the game to follow suit. We’ll take Mudiay with the big edge on the scoreboard and the slight edge in the matchup.

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4. What will Wagner do this week? Good luck trying to find a more lethal scorer than Mt. Miguel (Spring Valley, Calif.) guard Izzy Wagner. He’s dropping 40.2 points per game despite seeing double and triple teams all year. Wagner has Santana (Santee, Calif.) Tuesday. Can they halt his scoring barrage or will Izzy drive them dizzy?

5. Emery closing in on scoring title. Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) point guard Nick Emery may very well become Lone Peak’s all-time leading scorer this week. Emery, a BYU signee, is just 37 points away from being the ultimate Knight and just 39 points from reaching the top 10 in scoring in Utah high school boys’ basketball history. The Knights play Tuesday at Pleasant Grove (Pleasant Grove, Utah) and Friday at American Fork (American Fork, Utah), and Emery is cranking in 21 points per game this season. Bank on Emery reaching both.   

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