Holiday Hoopsgiving Day Two NOtes
Day Two of the Holiday Hoopsgiving event at Shiloh High School had a lot to live up to after a great day one on Friday. And it did that and more. Here are some notes from a very good day of basketball:
Southern California Academy (CA) notched another win to stay undefeated in a hard-fought game against Huntington Prep. Senior big man and Michigan State signee Jaxon Kohler (Pictured) was a big reason why, pouring in 29 points in one of the best performances of the weekend. He showed his inside-out skill level and physicality and was a matchup problem all game.
I thought Huntington Prep (WV) senior PG Cruz Davis had a good weekend at Hoopsgiving. He seemingly makes all the right plays and gets the ball where it needs to go, a big reason why he's such a good floor general. After decommitting from Oregon State, he will likely be an important recruit for a number of programs moving forward.
The Burlington School (NC) has a lot of young talent in their backcourt between sophomore duo Zion Walker and Kobe George. They are both very productive scorers, but are also two-way players that both can make an impact on the defensive side as well. They led a furious comeback win today and should be names you hear a lot of in the HoopState moving forward.
The Pebblebrook backcourt continues to get it done. Their relentlessness on both sides of the ball led the Falcons to a win over Real Salt Lake Academy (UT). Rider signee Kami Young and senior guard Jordan Brown both scored the ball at a high level as they have all year. Troy signee Andre Young has a great feel and brings a ton of speed and intensity as well.
Greenforest senior wing Florian Tenebay should see a solid pickup in his recruitment. He's played very well in the early season, with tons of toughness and physicality. He has not backed down from a challenge, which is what happened today, and resulted in him hitting the game winner.
Norcross junior PG London Johnson had the best shooting performance of the day, hitting six triples en route to 27 points in a win over Pace Academy. He always plays with great pace and decision making, creating a ton of offense for the Blue Devils. His two second half threes sealed the win as well when Pace started a late comeback effort.