High school ball mid-season check-in: who’s hot and who’s not

Class of 2013 check: Mercedes Russell continues to deliver. The Springfield, Ore. junior last night posted 32 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocks in a game against a big rival, because her coach asked her to do so. At least two Division I coaches had traveled to witness the game in person. Russell has been taking unofficial visits to colleges since last year.

(This morning I tweeted, “everyone wants Mercedes,” and a car dealer promptly followed me)

Other hot sophomores, juniors and seniors, as noted by ESPN.