The NFHS Network Starting Five

Posted by Jacob Plunkett on 1/16/17 6:31 PM

Week One of the Starting Five was definitely a success, with several memorable performances from last week's student-athletes. This week has a chance to be EVEN BETTER!

Preview these elite players, and watch them this week LIVE on the NFHS Network.

The Starting Five:

Michael Porter Jr. - 6'10" / 212 lbs / Senior / Nathan Hale High School, Seattle, WA

Yes, Porter was a member of our Starting Five last week, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it! The newly-apointed McDonals's All-American put up 42 in just under three quarters last week, and is averaging 36 and 16 on the year. Those are grown man numbers. If you haven't already, you've GOT to see this dude play.

Watch Porter and the #1 team in the country, Nathan Hale (according to MaxPreps) Friday at 8:30 PT:

Watch Michael Porter Jr.


LaMelo Ball - 6'2" / 160 lbs / Sophomore / Chino Hills High School, Chino Hills, CA

As the youngest Ball Bro, LaMelo committed to UCLA at the age of 13. His creativity and confidence on the court are unparalleled, and you can expect to see several no-look passes, alley oops, and perhaps a half court shot or two anytime the Sophomore point guard laces up.

Watch LaMelo and his star-studded Chino Hills Huskies Tuesday night on the NFHS Network:

Watch LaMelo Ball


Francis Okoro - 6'9" / 225 lbs / Sophomore / Normal Community West High School, Normal, IL

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As the #1 ranked Sophomore in the state of Illinois, the 6'9" Nigerian is an incredible athlete who already has elite size. He's a matchup problem for any opposition and is a keen shot-blocker on the defensive end.

Watch Okoro and Normal Community West High School Friday at 7:30 CT:

Watch Francis Okoro


RJ Nembhard - 6'2" / 175 lbs / Senior / Keller High School, Keller, TX

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The 6'2" point guard is committed to play his college ball in-state at TCU next season. He's a great scorer with above average length and athleticism. His Keller squad is currently riding a 20 game winning streak.

Watch Keller take on Timber Creek Tuesday night at 7:30 CT:

Watch RJ Nembhard


Spencer Freedman - 6'2" / 165 lbs / Junior / Mater Dei High School, Santa Ana, CA

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Freedman is the leader of the nation's #6 ranked team, Mater Dei. The Junior guard has above-average passing ability and a silky-smooth, left-handed shot. His Monarchs are currently 19-1 on the year.

Watch Freedman lead Mater Dei against Orange Lutheran Friday at 7:00 PT:

Watch Spencer Freedman




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