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Mavericks' Cryer ranked No. 60 nationally by ESPN

By DENNIS SILVA II, Times Sports Editor
Posted 1/23/20

Morton Ranch guard L.J. Cryer is ranked No. 60 in the country in ESPN’s latest national rankings for the Top 100 recruits in the Class of 2020.

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Morton Ranch High School, Mavericks, Texas high school boys basketball, L.J. Cryer, ESPN, Top 100

Mavericks' Cryer ranked No. 60 nationally by ESPN

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Morton Ranch guard L.J. Cryer is ranked No. 60 in the country in ESPN’s latest national rankings for the Top 100 recruits in the Class of 2020.

The rankings were released on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Cryer is among five players from Texas ranked in the Top 100. Montverde Academy (Arlington) point guard Cade Cunningham is ranked No. 3, followed by Vandegrift High (Austin) power forward Greg Brown at No. 9, Duncanville High small forward Micah Peavy (Houston) at No. 31, Cryer at No. 60, and Dickinson High small forward Tramon Mark (Dickinson) at No. 67.

Prolific Prep’s Jalen Green, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of Fresno, California, is ranked No. 1.

The 6-foot-1, 181-pound Cryer is a four-star recruit and a Baylor signee. He is averaging 34.8 points per game this season and has scored 40 or more points in a game nine times.

“I always go in feeling that nobody can guard me,” Cryer said following a 44-point game in a win over Taylor on Jan. 21. “I’m just battling through, staying positive and keeping my mind right.”

Cryer is also averaging 4.2 assists and 2.7 steals per game for the No. 15-state ranked Mavericks, who are 17-8.

The Louisiana native is shooting 55 percent from the field, including 45 percent on 10 3-point attempts per game.

Earlier this season, Cryer surpassed the 3,000-point career mark as a Maverick. In 27 games last season, he scored 742 points for an average of 27.5 per game. This season, he has scored 801 points in 23 games so far.

“L.J. has a quiet way going about his business, but it’s eventful,” Morton Ranch coach Khris Turner said. “I’m used to watching him play, but, man, it feels like every time I watch him play, he amazes me a little bit more.”

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