Flyin’ to the Hoop- Day 3 (Sunday) Recap

16 Jan

By TDP staff writer JB Burgin

Top Ohio performers at Day III of Kettering’s Flyin’ to the Hoop event……..

  • Adolphus Washington

    Dimitrik Trice- ’15 Huber Heights Wayne PG: Having to fill some big shoes he started slowly but he showed that he can hit his shot when given the chance.  He contributed to the scoring for the Warriors with 11 points and 4 reboundss.  Dimitrik is only a freshman but look for him to improve along the season and in the future when his body matures.

  • Juan Ford– ’14 Huber Heights Wayne SG: Juan is one of the top sophomores in the state; he might have struggled in the game with his shot, but he will be a force to be reckoned with.  He finished with 4 reboundss and tied a team high with 3 assists.
  • Malcolm Pittman- ’12 Huber Heights Wayne PF: Malcolm led the Warriors with a game high of 22 points and 6 rebounds, as he scored on various low post moves and put-backs but also showed a nice touch from about 15.  He would be a great D-2 prospect although undersized he has a great work ethic.
  • Ahmad Wagner- ’15 Huber Heights Wayne C: A young 6’6 big man with great potential we liked how Ahmad posted up with surprising power for a young prospect. He is one to keep an eye on as he develops more skills.
  • Derek Sloan- ‘13Cleveland St. Ignatius PF: Scored 10 points with 12 rebounds and 3 blocks as he ate the glass and showed his athleticism by blocking shots.  Although he his undersized his work ehtic speaks for itself.
  • DJ Blanks- ’12 Akron St. Vincent St Mary’s SG: DJ played one of the best games I’ve seen him play to date.  He contributed big time with 21 points on a various display of mid range jumpers and drives to the basket. Transition was most kind to Blanks as his speed allowed him to break out and use nice Euro step finishing moves on Taft defenders.
  • Victor Dorsey– ’14 Akron SVSM PF: Despite foul trouble for most of the game he willed his way to 7 points and a team high 5 rebounds.  Look for him to improve and look for this prospect he has good size and a high motor.
  • Lorenzo Cugini– ’12 Akron SVSM SF: Lorenzo led the Fighting Irish with 29 pointss he was very efficient from long distance (5-9 3pt).  He has good size at 6’6 and showed tonight that he can stretch the floor.
  • Maverick Morgan– ’13 Springboro C: Maverick has great size at 6’10 and he led the team with 14 points and 8 rebounds.  He used his size to keep the ball high and turn and score over either shoulder with nice touch on his jump hook. Despite playing against a huge and athletic HYCA (TX) frontline the junior was still very impressive.

    Lorenzo Cugini

  • Adolphus Washington– ’12 Cincinnati Taft C: A 6-6, 245-pound post player with a man’s body, the player known as “The Diesel” scored 30 points on 11-for-14 shooting and by making 8-of-11 from the foul line. He added nine rebounds in a huge win over Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. Washington tallied 16 points in the first quarter as his power and effort led to bucket after bucket inside. When Washington gets in the post, there appears to be no one who can contain the Ohio State football commit with his combination of strength and terrific footwork.
  • Jalean Lowe– ’12 Cincinnati Taft SF: The sharpshooter had a productive scoring game as he stepped outside for jumpers and attacked the rim with aggression on his way to 13 points.
  • Orlando Berry Jr– ’12 Cincinnati Taft PG: The 5’7 uncommitted point guard was in full attack mode against SVSM as he tallied 21 points and 4 assists. The floor general punished Irish guards all game and got to the rim at will as he used his superior body control and quickness to finish at the rim over taller defenders.

Brewster Boys Shine in Nationally Televised Win over Tilton (MA)

In a nationally televised game on ESPN the three Ohio natives from the prestigious Brewster Academy (NH) all played near the whole game, with one taking home the MVP award, in their team’s win over powerhouse Tilton (MA). ’11 Cincinnati Withrow graduate Aaron Thomas, a wing headed to Florida St, led the way with 23 points on 8/13 shooting. Thomas hit three deep three-pointers while also attacking the rim and using his length to score in transition on his way to the MVP award. Akron native Jakarr Sampson, a national top 50 ranked recruit who is still looking at schools, played his forward role to perfection by using his unreal athleticism to throw down tip dunks and face-up and attack defenders as he was Brewster’s 2nd most impressive player. Finally, Cincinnati Winton Woods ’11 PG Semaj Christon, who will be attending Xavier next year, manned his ballhandling role efficiently while attacking enough to keep the defense honest and showing great leadership in the rivalry win.

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