It was Lone Peak’s Frank Jackson vs. American Fork’s Brendon Bailey Friday night.
In the end Bailey scored more points (28) but Jackson (21 points) got the win.
The Knights improved to 1-0 in Region 4 play (9-2 overall) by defeating the Cavemen (10-2 overall, 0-1 region) 74-60 in front of a raucous crowd so large the game had to be played at UVU’s UCCU Center in Orem.
Rarely has such talent been on display on the same court in Utah high school basketball history. Jackson, who’s committed to play for the Duke Blue Devils this fall, is the 14th best high school basketball player according to ESPN. Bailey, a four star recruit and “ESPN 100” player himself, is committed to Marquette.
The two teams will play again in less than two weeks, Jan. 20, again at the UCCU Center.