2011-2012 Season


by Jody Stone

by GazettePreps Online

Jacks Action Shots - 2012 4A State Champion Photos
Click on photo above to see all 486 photos by Jacks Action Shots – 2012 LP vs Sierra State Championship Game

Jacks Action Shots - 2012 4A Final Four Photos
Click on photo above to see all 359 photos by Jacks Action Shots – 2012 LP vs Valor Christian State Final Four Game

Congratulations Lewis-Palmer (Colo.) – 2012 Super 25 People’s Champion. With 29,724 votes, Lewis-Palmer has won a $1,000 donation from HighSchoolSports.net to its athletic department.

Lewis-Palmer edges Sierra for boys 4A state hoops title: Read more

Lewis-Palmer takes 4A boys hoops title over Sierra on late 3-pointer
Justin Smith sinks an oft-practiced trey for the lead, then Sierra fails to capitalize in final seconds
Read more at The Denver Post

Gordon and Scott shifted the area’s balance of power by transferring early in high school Read more:

Colorado Springs rivals Lewis-Palmer, Sierra set for Class 4A title game: University of Colorado-bound senior Josh Scott teams with Justin Smith to end a string of three consecutive semifinal losses for Lewis-Palmer. Fellow CU signee Wesley Gordon posts huge game for Sierra.

Lewis-Palmer makes it past 4A state semis for first time in four tries – Rangers, Sierra face off in final. Read more:

Lewis-Palmer finally reaches 4A boys hoops final, topping Valor Christian – Read more at The Denver Post

Lewis-Palmer boys roll to victory in state playoff opener – Read more

4A/5A brackets are out, and a Lewis-Palmer vs. Sierra title bout is still in play
Area 4A teams shown respect, while several 5A boys mainstays are left out
Read More

Lewis-Palmer and Scott knock off Sierra and Gordon 45-42
Read more

Denver Post Week 3 rankings for Colorado high school boys basketball.

Columbine leaped into the 5A ranking this week, debuting at No. 6. Elsewhere, ThunderRidge moved up to No. 2, and Highlands Ranch is No. 3. Read More at the Denver Post

Denver Post Week 2 rankings for Colorado high school boys basketball.
Denver East remained on top of the 5A poll. Fruita Monument joined that ranking at No. 10 this week. Read more at The Denver Post

Lewis-Palmer forward Josh Scott: CU signee — and “fastest big man in the country”?
By Terry Frei – The Denver Post
Read more at The Denver Post

Denver Post Week 1 rankings for Colorado high school boys basketball.
Denver East is the unanimous top pick in 5A, while Sterling bumped up to No. 1 in 4A. Read more at The Denver Post

Lewis Palmer beats Pueblo Central: Highlights from Tuesday’s high school action in the Pikes Peak region at the Gazette Preps.

Clutch decision leads Broomfield past Lewis-Palmer: Evan Kihn’s clutch decision leads Broomfield past Lewis-Palmer and Josh Scott in overtime
Posted: 12/03/2011 01:00:00 AM MST By Neil H. Devlin The Denver Post

Preseason Colorado high school boys basketball rankings from the The Denver Post (Posted: 12/02/2011 03:42:48 PM MST)

Boys’ basketball preview: Gazette Preps: Gazette Preps: “Expect big things this year thanks to two special big men” – Read more:

Fourth time a charm for L-P boys? Lewis-Palmer has certainly been able to reach the Final Four in the State Playoffs in recent years. However, the team is definitely looking to go beyond that point this year. Here’s a great article from The Tribune on our chances to go a little further in pursuit of a State Championship.

Today started an eight day signing process for many NCAA sports (including basketball) and the University of Colorado accepted a signature from our very own, Josh Scott. CU’s signing class this year is expected to be in the top 25 in the country and Josh is joined by some familiar faces in 4A basketball in Colorado. Read the entire article at the Denver Post Preps online.

Josh Scott, a 6-foot-10 center who is about to begin his senior year for the Lewis-Palmer High School Boys Basketball Program, is now on the ESPNU recruiting list as one of the nation’s top 100 prospects. Read more at the denverpost.com…

Analysis from ESPNU:
Strengths: Scott has an impressive frame with great length. Athletically, he has good bounce, quickness, running and foot work. He is a fundamentally sound player who passes extremely well for his size and has good ball handling skills to break defenders down off the dribble. In the post, Scott can score the basketball with a jump hook from either hand. When he does not have the advantage in the post, he passes well out of the post to cutters or open shooters. From the high post or mid post area, Scott is comfortable using jab and go moves or cross over step moves to beat his defender to the basket. Scott is also capable of grabbing defensive rebounds and pushing the basketball up the floor himself. He can make good decisions at the end of a fast break, either bouncing a pass to a teammate or getting a scoring himself with a quick lay-up or dunk.

Weaknesses: Scott has to work on improving his shooting technique, so he can become a more consistent 15-17 foot jump shooter. In addition, Scott will have to get bigger and stronger, so he can battle in the post at the division one level.

Bottom Line: Scott’s versatility, length and athleticism add credibility to sound fundamentals which make Scott an intriguing prospect. He plays the game with a motor and is active on both ends of the floor. Even at his present skill level, Scott could be a good fit for Coach Tad Boyle’s post play.

Lewis-Palmer’s third straight state semifinal exit came weighted down by 6 minutes of “what ifs.”
Read More at Gazette Preps

On Thursday, Scott, a 6-foot-9 junior forward from Lewis-Palmer, ended his personal recruitment circus by announcing his commitment to the University of Colorado. On Saturday, Scott made sure basketball fans in Boulder will enjoy a preview of what he will be adding to the CU program.
Read More at Denver Post Preps

Lewis-Palmer blows out Sand Creek; reaches 4A semifinals for third straight year
The chant started in the Lewis-Palmer locker room after the game was over: One, two, three … It didn’t end until it hit 30. The No. 2 Rangers counted off their margin of victory after running away with a 66-36 victory over No. 25 Sand Creek at the Colorado School of Mines on Saturday, earning a third consecutive trip to the 4A semifinals.
Read More at Gazette Preps

CU hoops lands commitment from Lewis-Palmer’s Scott: Josh Scott, a 6-foot-9, 205-pound junior at Lewis-Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, has become the first oral commitment to the Colorado men’s basketball program for the 2012 recruiting cycle.
Read More at Denver Post Preps