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Lanier High School great and Dallas Mavericks player Monta Ellis' streak of 237 consecutive NBA games played ended March 29, after a calf injury during a game against the San Antonio Spurs. The streak, dating to the Mavericks' 2012-2013 season opener, was the fourth longest in the NBA.

Callaway High School's Malik Newman is the seventh player from Jackson to play in the McDonald's All-American Game at the United Center in Chicago. See the game on ESPN at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 1.

Alcorn State University did not renew the contract of head basketball coach Luther Riley. Riley went 38-91 in four seasons at Alcorn after coaching at Provine High School.

Jackson Prep baseball (17-1) swept a three-game series with Columbia Academy by a combined score of 43-4. Collegiate Baseball ranks them No. 21 in the nation.

Millsaps College baseball retired the No. 14 jersey of former All-SCAC star Tait Hendrix (2006-2009), who died in a motorcycle accident June 2014. The Majors swept Centre College in a doubleheader March 28 to move to 19-4 overall and 10-2 in the SAA.

Mississippi State University softball's Alexis Silkwood became the SEC co-pitcher of the week after her no-hitter against the University of Southern Mississippi on Wednesday, March 25.

The College Series at Trustmark Park in Pearl continues Tuesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. with University of Mississippi vs. Southern Miss.

Jackson State University softball will host a three-game set with Alabama State University April 3-4. Saturday's double-header marks Senior Day and starts at noon.

Sports Follows of the Week

by Jon Wiener

@ben_howland: New Mississippi State University basketball coach Ben Howland has upped his Twitter game since taking over in Starkville.

@jeffamy: Mississippi's AP news reporter Jeff Amy covers the Dan Jones saga at Ole Miss.

@jerrymeyer247: The top basketball guy on the nation's leading recruiting website, 247Sports, Jerry Meyer, breaks down Malik Newman's week at the McDonald's All-American Game.

@mccannsportslaw: Sports Illustrated's legal analyst Michael McCann provides inside-the-courtroom updates and analysis on former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder trial.


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