The inaugural NC Top 80 was held on March 29, 2014 in Greensboro, NC and I wasn’t able to fully scout the event due to the fact that we were broadcasting six of the games live on NetCast Sports Network, but I still had quite a few notes and I’m putting up them here broken out by each game to try and make it as easy to review as possible. Today I’m posting my notes from Game Two.
UPDATE: #60 was listed as Shaun Kirk on the broadcast from the event roster, but was replaced at the last minute by James Dickey, 6’9″, 2015 from Word of God.
The second game we broadcast on the day was Team 7 vs. Team 8, with the following rosters:
|2||Trevor Anderson||2015||5’11”||Gaston Day|
|4||Chris Clemons||2015||5’9″||Millbrook HS|
|22||Jalen Burnett||2015||6’1″||S. Alamance|
|29||Quintin Jackson, Jr.||2016||6’2″||Word of God|
|43||Isaiah Vinson||2015||6’3″||South View HS|
|44||Trevor Willis||2016||6’3″||East Carteret|
|51||Jaylen Stowe||2015||6’4″||Hickory Ridge|
|62||Kishawn Pritchett||2015||6’6″||Lake Norman|
|76||Iran Bennett||2016||6’9″||Bull City Prep|
|3||Alex Hunter||2017||5’8″||Leesville Rd|
|10||Jalen Sanders||2016||6′||North Rowan|
|23||Rob Whitfield||2016||6’1″||Wake Christian|
|32||Jaylen Fornes||2016||6’2″||Word of God|
|33||Greyson Kelley||2015||6’2″||Leesville Rd|
|34||Dennis Smith, Jr.||2016||6’2″||Trinity Christian|
|45||Ian Boyd||2016||6’3″||Northside Christian|
|60||James Dickey||2015||6’9″||Word of God|
|73||Lonzia Tyson||2015||6’8″||Trinity Christian|
Trevor Anderson (G, 5’11”, 2015) has good quickness and a solid physique. Ability to beat his man off of the dribble and is not afraid of contact in the paint. Can run the team but more scorer at this point. Excellent conditioning, was one of the players who looked stronger in the last game than the first; as other players tired, he was one of the few who were able to take advantage of better conditioning.
Chris Clemons (G, 5’9″, 2015) Clemons is an explosive player who will surprise teams by being able to dunk in traffic; however he has the ability to shoot from outside to keep his defender from playing him too loosely. Quick and can finish with contact. Combo guard.
David Reynolds (SF/PF, 6’6″, 2015) Reynolds had one of the more impressive overall days; it seemed at times as though he was on both ends of every play. Agile inside but plays facing the basket and is a 3/4 type player. Hit some outside shots and ran the break to be open for the guards when they were pushing the ball.
Luke Maye (PF, 6’8″, 2015) Maye’s calling card is an elite shot release; high and quick, giving him a sliver of daylight is still too much. On the break, he uses his release to finish at full speed before the defender can get to the shot. In the post, he absorbs contact and drills the mid range. Good rebounding timing.
Iran Bennett (C, 6’9″, 2016) True post player, a space-eater who can dunk on the move. Excellent hands and good footwork. A true back-to-the-basket big man who was a major matchup problem for the other centers.
Greyson Kelley (PG, 6′, 2016) High motor guard who goes full blast all day. Can get buckets, works hard on defense.
Dennis Smith, Jr. (G, 6’2″, 2016) Explosive guard who gets a lot of notoriety for his athleticism on the offensive end, but played really hard on the defensive end as well. Can play on or off of the ball. Elite athlete at the guard spot.
James Dickey (SF/PF, 6’9″) Good length and versatile. Made a lot of the little plays – stealing a pass on the interior or grabbing a loose board for the putback. Was involved all day. Has some upside, raw athleticism.
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