SBA Shootout recap
Published by Gilbert Muako on February 22, 2011
Dyshawn Pierre 6’5″ F Anderson CVI 2012- There was no stopping Pierre all weekend, he was absolutely dominant, scoring the ball any way and whenever he wanted to. He’s a handful for opposing teams to deal with due to the fact that he plays hard every second of the game. Pierre has excellent footwork and is very creative scoring in the mid-range area. He also never gives up on a play, evidenced by the six rebounds he pulled down in the championship game off his missed attempts in one possession then, after finally scoring the basket on the possession, Pierre managed to steal the inbound pass and finish a tough and-one play. He put on a great 42-point performance to lead Anderson CVI to the championship win over St. Marys, taking home MVP Honours in the process.
Alex Thompson 6’1″ G St. Marys 2012- It had been a while since we last seen Thompson and we weren’t disappointed with his recent play. He showed many good signs in his development, handling the ball really well along with a clearly improved shooting ability that saw him hitting a great amount of pull-up jumpers and a solid step-back shot that he used many times to create space against taller defenders. Thompson also used his quickness to get to the rim a few times and scored the ball in transition. His 29 points almost helped pull off an upset against Anderson but his team just fell short, losing 85-84.
Justin Edwards 6’2″ CG Anderson CVI 2011 – Edwards was bothered by a slight knee injury but the blessing that came out of it was due to him not looking for his shot as much, showing off a passing game that we had never seen from him. Edwards was impressive creating off the dribble and putting guys in perfect scenarios to score easy buckets. We really enjoyed watching him display such court vision and his decision making was on point. when the time came, he scored when needed getting to the basket and finishing with ether hand and was excellent shooting the ball behind the arc.
Tevoun Jackson 5’9″ PG Pope John Paul II 2014 – Jackson was a foot ahead of the competition and could have easily played at the varsity level this year and succeed. The 2014 point guard is the younger brother of Daniel Mullings (New Mexico state) and Jermaine Mullings, but is on pace to be better than both guys. Jackson has a tight handle on the ball and uses his exceptional quickness dribble moves to get to the hoop at will. At his size he is very strong, explosive and has the hang to time to take bumps in the air and still finish the basket. He looks to score the ball a lot more with his high school team compared to his club team and is now capable of nailing the three when left open and can knock down the mid-range jumper. Jackson gave fits to opposing guards and his overall athleticism was too much for his age mates to handle.
Kevon Mascoe 5’8″ G Pope John Paul II 2014 – A nice little guard on the rise, Mascoe has lots of room to improve. For now, he’s a guy who can consistently knock down open threes and scores bunch of baskets in transition.
Nolan Narain 6’6″ C Blessed Sacrament 2016 - Narain is a talented young big with good basketball IQ. He knows what he is capable of at the moment and works well with it. He has good length, good hands and a very smooth touch around the basket. He ran the floor pretty well to score in the open court and scored the short jumper with. As an eighth grader in a high school event Narain more than held his own.
Adam Voll 6’7″ PF St. Marys 2013 – Voll was solid down low, scoring and rebounding the ball. He did a bit of work off the perimeter as well. Overall, a solid guy with length that will continue to develop.
Isaac Lance 6’1″ SG St. Marys 2011- Lance does one thing very well and that’s shooting the ball from outside. He’s the perfect guy to drive and kick out to, capable of hitting from deep very consistently. In the finals he nailed five triples and finished with 19 points.