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.