Cream of the Crop Games
October 3, 2011By Dino Trigonis of Full Court Press TV
Day two at the Fullcourt Press All-West Frosh/Soph camp saw some new, and very talented faces in the lead up to today’s Cream of the Crop Games at the Player’s Edge facility in Corona, CA. The newest faced on the scene nationally was 6-10 240-pound sophomore post man, Idrissa Diallo from Los Angeles, CA Ribet Academy. He is an explosive physical specimen, who as his offensive skills meet his rebounding and defense could challenge for a spot among 2014’s elite. He has a ways to go, but was one of the day’s fastest risers at the FCP All-West Camp. But, the highlight of the day were the two Cream of the Crop games, so with that in mind let’s take a look at the top performers in the Top 60 and Top 30 games Sunday Afternoon.
The Top 30 Game – White 126 – Black 91
As was the pattern in both games, the game was over almost before it got started as the White team led by 6-5 Tyler Dorsey (#5 prospect in 2014) ran out to a 14-0 lead as Dorsey scored nine points to lead the opening charge. The Black squad cut the margin to ten, 14-4 on two on quick baskets by Gerad Davis and Namon Wright, but that was as close as they would get for the game. Especially once 6-5 Camp MVP Stanley Johnson got it going offensively as he led the White to a 51-31 half-time lead. The game was still a twenty point game, 80-60, with fourteen minutes to play before the White team went on another run that blew it open and cruised to a 126-91 victory over the Black. To those of us at court side, it was just a matter of which squad had fresher legs, in this case it was the White All-Stars.
The White team was led by Co-Top 30 Game MVP’s Johnson with 21 points and Dorsey with 17 points, they definitely lived up to their reps. They got solid support from 5-11 Noah Robotham who added 15 points, while 6-4 Chris Sandifer added 11 points, 6-0 Sedrick Barefield and 6-1 Patrick Hawkins added 10 points a piece. Two other White squad talents 6-8 Elston Jones and 6-7 Fetai Eke added 8 points each and did an excellent job handling the Black squads bigger front line talent. The Black squad was led by 6-3 Gerad Davis with 12 points and 6-6 Bono Zedan with 11 points. Black game MVP 5-10 Marcus LoVett and 5-8 Justin Bibbs chipped in with 9 points each, while three others Idrissa Diallo, 6-6 Mason Shepard, and 6-4 Fritz Eibel chipped in with 8 points each in the loss.
Top 60 Game – Black 136 – White 94
Like the top thirty game this one wasn’t close as the Black squad jumped out to a 16-2 lead early when the white team just flat out struggled from the field. The White team seemed to right the ship in the first half to basically trade baskets most of the rest of the first half, trailing by fifteen, 66-51 at the intermission. But another round of cold shooting midway through the second half led to a blow out as the Black squad rolled behind the inside play of 6-5 Darius Hamilton and the shooting of 6-5 Tyler Burch to roll to a 136-94 victory.
The Black squad was led by Burch with a game high 21 points, while Hamilton added 16 points and 11 boards in the win. 6-2 Jordan Griffin added 12 points, while 6-4 Martin Tombe, 607 Kendall Lauderdale, and 6-2 Luis Medearis added 10 points each. 6-2 Robbie Feinberg and 6-0 Rolando Rhymes added 9 points each for good measure. The White team was led by 6-4 Nick Blair with 18 points and 7 boards, while 6-5 Lamont Barnes chipped in with 14 points and 5-9 Issac Deese added 12 points in the loss. Only 5-8 7th grader Michael Feinberg joined them in double figures finishing with 10 points.
We will take a look at more of the weekend’s top performers once we return home to Iowa tomorrow. Up next we will try to catch you up on the commitments over the weekend. Stay tuned for more FCP coverage this week, right here at Hot100Hoops.com.