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Weekly Notebook: Williams-Goss says he'll only count two years of stats



Findlay Prep senior Nigel Williams-Goss, pictured at the Spalding Hoophall Classic, is already anticipating how others will view his career records. / Michael Beswick, The Republican

Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) senior point guard Nigel Williams-Goss is the Pilots all-time leading scorer and also the leader in assists. But he’s already anticipating future naysayers who could potentially diminish those accomplishments.

“I know people are gonna say that I only broke the record because I was there for four years,” said Williams-Goss, a Washington signee. “I know they will.”

To combat that, Williams-Goss wants to only count his junior and senior year stats in comparison with other Findlay greats like Myck Kabongo, Avery Bradley and Cory Joseph.

“Most of those guys played just one or two years,” Williams-Goss said. “So I’m hoping I’ll have the record by using just my last two years. I just want to compare it evenly. That’s the competitor in me, I guess.”

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McDonald’s missteps

On Jan. 17, when the McDonald’s All-American committee released its list of nominees for the 2013 All-American game, it included two ineligible players.

Two former New York City standouts, Tafari Whittingham, who starred at Lincoln (Brooklyn), and Jordan Washington, who starred at Pathways Prep (Queens), made the list of 814 players.

But, according to the Daily News, Whittingham is currently enrolled at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan., and Washington, who still attends Pathways Prep, has been banned from playing.

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“Both players were nominated for their outstanding high school achievements earlier this year,” McDonald’s selection committee chairman Morgan Wootten said in a statement. “Today, Whittingham and Washington are no longer active on their high school rosters, and therefore ineligible for the 2013 McDonald’s All American Games.”

Parker, Nunn receive ultimate honor

Last week before Simeon (Chicago) knocked off Harlan (Chicago), 73-54, seniors Jabari Parker and Kendrick Nunn had their jerseys retired.

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Parker, a Duke signee, scored 27 points in the win and Nunn, an Illinois signee, added 17 points.

“It was very special for me because I've been here four years,” Parker told the Chicago Tribune. “It's been good but it's also unsatisfying because I haven't finished what I need to do.”

Basketball Commits

South Kent (South Kent, Conn.) shooting guard Shane Rector to Rutgers… Pacific Hills (Los Angeles) point guard Jahmel Taylor to Washington.

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