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The weekly updates to the Flint area standings and scoring leaders are posted through last Friday’s games. Send any corrections or omissions to patrickhayes13(at)gmail(dot)com or leave them in the comments.

— Patrick Hayes | Great Lakes Hoops

Jordan Crawford is having a huge season at Xavier.

Jordan Crawford turned in one of the top overall performances of the young college basketball season on Tuesday night, almost single-handedly taking apart Bowling Green.

From goxavier.com:

CINCINNATI - Sophomore swingman Jordan Crawford poured in a career-high 24 points, chased down seven rebounds and dished-out five assists to lead the Xavier University men’s basketball team past Bowling Green, 101-57, on Tuesday evening at Cintas Center. With the win, Xavier improves to 2-0 on the year while the Falcons slip to 1-1.

The 101 points marked the most scored by XU since its 108-70 win over Virginia on January 3, 2008.

Crawford’s 24 came on 9-of-14 shooting, including a red-hot 4-of-6 from beyond the 3-point arc. His previous career high was 21 points, which he registered against Northwestern on February 23, 2008 while playing at Indiana.

Mr. Basketball Brad Redford scored 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range.

— By Jared Field | Great Lakes Hoops

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Rotnei Clarke

In the Flint Journal’s Hotbed Hoops blog, I recently wrote the following about Frankenmuth’s Brad Redford (Xavier) after he was named the second-best shooter in the nation.

Of course, I’m biased toward Redford and so there’s probably never been a better shooter in the history of mankind.

From Hotbed Hoops:

OK, let me get this out the way, post-haste: There’s no way Brad Redford plays second fiddle to anyone in the art of shooting.

With all due respect to Arkansas’ Rotnei Clarke, Brad’s the Bret “Hitman” Hart of shooting: The best there is, the best there was and the best there’s ever going to be.

Recently, Redford was listed on Fox Sports as the second-best shooter in the nation behind Clarke.

I have a feeling that Clarke, as good as he is, wasn’t in the center ring of a big top shooting circus like Redford was in high school.

So, what does Rotnei Clarke do? He knocks down 13 3-pointers in a win over Alcorn State.

Second-best sounds about right.

— By Jared Field | Great Lakes Hoops