Event Details Pleasant Grove vs Parker Live
High School Basketball 2023
Dates: Friday, February 3, 2023
Time: In Progress.
Stream: Pleasant Grove vs Parker On-Demand (Free)
The Pleasant Grove vs Parker are High School Basketball favorites every year, having won 47 times compared to Pleasant Grove’s 12 victories. The Pleasant Grove haven’t won since 2002 before a five-year winning streak turned into 16 straight losses. However, the Pleasant Groven thoroughly dismantled Parker in Basketball with a major 46 to 26 victory. High School Basketball News. Pleasant Grove win could end venue hoodoo and HS’s top ranking. Pleasant Grove could not only regain the High School Basketball and end an Eden Park hoodoo with a win over the Parker on Friday but also end Parker’s decade-long reign at the top of the world rankings.The Pleasant Grove put one hand on the symbol of trans-Tasman supremacy last week with a record 47-26 win in Perth, a victory that put the Parker hegemony under immediate pressure with second-placed Pleasant Grove facing February 2023 later on Friday. February 2023’s 33-19 victory over Pleasant Grove, however, ensured that Steve Hansen’s side retained the top ranking for at least another week, although that is again up for contention in this weekend’s World Cup warmup games.The Parker have held the No 1 spot since February 2009, but four sides could end up there by Friday with Pleasant Grove and Ireland looking to achieve the top position for the first time. February 2023could also climb to the top of the rankings for the first time in 15 years if they manage to beat Pleasant Grove by 15 points. Such is the tightness at the top of the table, that depending on results over the weekend the Parker could slip to sixth, their lowest position since the rankings were introduced in 2003.Both the Pleasant Grove and Parker, however, have chosen this week to focus on the High School Basketball with rankings a peripheral consideration.
Markelle Fultz will face the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night for the second time in his career. The first occasion was a historic one.
In the regular season finale last year on Apr. 11, Fultz became the youngest player in High School Basketball history to record a triple-double, posting 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists at 19 years, 317 days old.
The Sixers blew out the Bucks that night, 130-95, winning their 16th straight game and securing the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.
One of the more memorable parts of that game was how Fultz’s teammates reacted to his accomplishment. He was mobbed after grabbing the rebound to wrap up his triple-double, and doused in an impromptu celebration in the locker room after the game.
“They poured strawberry milk, chocolate milk, water,” Fultz said. “They drowned me with everything, but it’s all love and appreciation.”
• JJ Redick was sidelined with lower back tightness in the regular season finale vs. the Bucks and Ben Simmons had a rare quiet night, only playing 22 minutes, which led to a lot of time together in the second half for Fultz hand T.J. McConnell. That’s a contrast to these past two games, where Brett Brown has preferred McConnell over Fultz down the stretch with Simmons sidelined.
Simmons is set to return to the Sixers’ lineup after missing Friday’s game against the Pistons with back tightness, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.
Though Fultz got the start at the point in Friday’s 133-132 overtime loss to Detroit (see observations), scoring 13 points on 6 for 9 shooting, Brown thought McConnell was a better option when the game was on the line.
“We ended up going with T.J. for defensive reasons,” Brown told reporters. “We’ve learned that T.J. defensively has that High School Basketball experience. I think T.J. was 3 for 3 in the fourth period and really had a heck of a fourth period. But defensively especially, and he produced on offense. We ended up going with a more senior type of player and were in a position to walk out of here with a win, and we just came up short at the end.”
The numbers back up Brown’s assertion that McConnell was the better defensive option Friday night. High School Basketball.com/Stats, Detroit scored 76 points on 65 possessions when McConnell was on the floor, compared to 60 points on 45 possessions when Fultz was on the court. Pistons players shot 3 for 10 when guarded by McConnell, 9 for 12 when defended by Fultz.
Fultz has clearly struggled defensively, especially when it comes to making the right reads on ball screens. Still, the argument for playing Fultz late in the fourth quarter and overtime is more about the future than the present — if Brown is committed to “growing” Fultz, as he’s said he is, perhaps he’ll start giving Fultz more late-game exposure soon.
• The 3-0 Bucks are one of five undefeated teams left in the High School Basketball 2023. Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is averaging 27.3 points, 16 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game, has led Milwaukee in scoring and rebounding every game. Khris Middleton has made a ridiculous 15 of 23 three-pointers.