Hoops In Overdrive - Day One by Horace Neysmith
January 2, 2010Hoops in Overdrive Shoot-Out
Centennial is the site of the second annual "Hoops in Overdrive" event, as the holiday basketball season winds down. Friday's games were highlighted by buzzer beaters and great individual scoring performances. Here is the list of top performers on the day.
Class of 2010
Nate Lubick, St. Marks H.S. (MA) - The Georgetown signee was a physical force all game long. He finsihed with 21 points and 10 rebounds as hed his team to a tough win over Oak Ridge Military. Lubick has a very good basketball IQ, runs the floor well, solid perimeter shooter and has good bounce. One of his best qualities may be his competitiveness.
Jay Canty, Oak Ridge Military (NC) - Canty had a solid floor game but didn't get much help from his teammates. St. Marks did a good job of shading his area in the zone and cutting of his driving lanes. He has a good stroke, handles it well as a wing and has very good athleticism. Canty has signed with Xavier of the Atlantic 10.
Josh Langford, Lee H.S. (AL) - The former Louisville commit sure has improved his game. Last year at this event he played well but was limited offensively. Yesterday he showed more versatility as a wing. putting the ball on the floor going both ways as he attacked the basket, as well as showing more range on his jumper. Langford finished with a Friday high of 35 points (25 in the first half) as Lovejoy had no answer for thr bouncy 6'6" wing.
Juvonte Reddic, Quality Education (NC) - Reddic had a slow start but turned it on as the game progressed, especially in the second half. He blocks shots well, finished with contact, showed a solid jump hook and good hops. The 6'9" forward is currently unsigned but claims offers from Maryland, VCU, James Madison and Moussori.
Cameron Solomon, Lovejoy H.S. (GA) - The smooth shooting unsigned guard, who has recently been slowed by an ankle injury, had a hot start scoring 15 points in the first half (21 overall). He has good range on his jumper and does a good job of moving without the ball.
Class of 2011
Quincy Miller, Quality Education (NC) - Miller showed why he is a top five player nationally. He gave the crowd a sampling of what he has in his bag. He finished with 23 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. When your 6'10" and can step out and shoot the three (hit three), drive the ball from 20 feet for baskets, create baskets for your teammates, block shots and run the floor, your a PROBLEM. What does he need? He needs to add strentgh, which will come with work in the weight room.
Dominique Pointer, Quality Education (NC) - Explosive! Pointer runs the floor well, attacks the basket, rebounds well from the wing and has high level athleticism. He used his high energy play to disrupt Mack Academy defensively and never seems to give up on a play. High major talent.
Class of 2012
Alex Murphy, St. Mark's School (MA) - The 6'8" wing shot the ball well in the second half. He doesn't mind mixing it up and shows good decision making ability. He will have high majors knocking down his door.
Kaleb Tarczewski, St. Marks's School (MA) - The big fella ran the floor well, has a nice jump hook and although thin at this stage, Tarczewski doesn't back away from contact. As with Murphy, he will be a high major recruit.