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(2019) PF Matthew Hurt to Duke

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On 12/15/2018 at 7:44 AM, Class of '66 Old Fart said:

John Marshall defeated Winona 85-70.  Matthew Hurt with a school record 55 points.  Hurt added 11 rebounds & 7 assists.  [Not a bad nigh'ts work]

I guess he finally determined, that with his teammates, 25 wasn't going to get it done.

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1 hour ago, Class of '66 Old Fart said:

There must be virtually nothing on the team but Hurt as the John Marshall Rocket fell to 1-4 with a 70-59 loss to Austin.  Hurt had 39 pts. and 7 reb.  

Wow, it really does seem he's playing on a very limited roster.  It might raise his stats, but then again, it could be lowering them if teams are concentrating almost exclusively on him.  I wish I could watch a game of theirs to see how he manages double or even triple teams...he seems very capable to create in a traffic jam.

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Matthew Hurt moved within four points of 3,000 for his career as John Marshall defeated Woodbury 61-43 in the first round of the Rotary Holiday Classic on Thursday.

The Rockets won in the Olmsted Medical Center Bracket to move to Friday's title game.

Hurt scored 11 of his 19 points in the first half. The 6-foot-9 senior forward added added eight rebounds and eight assists.

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Seeing as how Hurt is most likely going to end up with more career points than Bailey, I got to thinking about scoring records by state and was surprised to find that 16 states have had players with more than 3,134 points. Some of those states have had multiple players surpass that mark. That being said, Jon Diebler and Robert Parish are the only two on that list that I've heard of so it's not exactly an indicator of long-term success. Even so, I thought it would be interesting to discuss Hurt's career scoring in relation to Bailey's. 

Obviously they are completely different players, so I'm not talking about comparing them as such. I'm just curious to see what people have to say about their accomplishments. Which do you find more impressive? Generally I'd be inclined to say Bailey based on the fact that he did it in a state known for basketball (talent and coaching), and the fact that he was only 6'3" (I would assume Hurt has a pretty decent height advantage in every game he plays).

On the other hand, I was an infant when Bailey was playing and am not familiar with the level of competition BNL went up against. I would assume there were a lot of cupcakes. Could be the same for Hurt, but I believe he faces larger schools which generally equates to better opponents. He also appears to be a very versatile scorer and may not rely on his height advantage much. If that is the case and a lot of his offense comes from outside the paint, I'm inclined to give him more credit as his height makes his skill set more impressive. 

So, what do you guys think? Whose scoring record is more impressive and why?

For those interested, here is the link to HS scoring leaders: https://www.nfhs.org/RecordBook/Record-book-result.aspx?CategoryId=1133

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Forget the scoreboard. On Tuesday in Albert Lea, it was rebounds that told the tale as the John Marshall boys basketball team cruised to an 88-67 win over the winless Tigers.  JM pulled down 45 rebounds while Albert Lea had just 16. Matthew Hurt led the Rockets with 43 points and 17 rebounds. JM shared the ball very well, recording 24 assists on their 32 field goals.

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