Huddleston on the RISE

It's official: Allen Huddleston's life has gone public. In a very big way.

The Merced point guard has scored more than 30 points in all but two games this season. His fast start has caught the eye of two marquee Web sites for prep sports.

For starters, Huddleston might be the first Merced-area athlete to be featured on the home page of MaxPreps ( The Pacific-bound senior is listed as the third-leading scorer in the nation at 34.4 points per game. To view, click the "Leaders" tab.

However, the biggie is the pub he received from ESPN last week.

Huddleston was named the ESPN RISE CalHiSports State Player of the Week. Harold Abend, a special correspondent, wrote a great story on Huddleston (