Tickets for the sold-out rematch between Greensboro Day and Wesleyan will be impossible to come by, but you can still see the game. NetCast Sports Network will be broadcasting the game online at this link.
This game will feature several future collegiate players as well as some of the top basketball prospects in the nation, including Christian Hairston (SF, 6’7, ’13) of Greensboro Day who has signed with Furman and his teammate Reggie Dillard (SG, 6’3, ’13) who has signed with Presbyterian.
Greensboro Day has several other solid collegiate recruits such as Reed Lucas (SG, 6’4, 2013) which helped them remain undefeated until last week’s loss to Shannon Hale-led Christ School.
Wesleyan has guard JaQuel Richmond (PG, 6’1, ’14) who has offers from Indiana and Ohio State, Theo Pinson (SG/SF, 6’6, ’14) who has offers from North Carolina and Duke, Donovan Gilmore (SF/PF, 6’7, ’14) who has offers from several schools including College of Charleston, Trey Mitchell (SF, 6’7, 2013), a VMI commit and one of the top freshman in the nation, Harry Giles (SF, 6’8′, ’16) who has interest from Duke, UNC, NC State and Wake Forest.
Watch the game at this link, game time is 7 PM ET on February 5.
NetCast Sports broadcasts multiple games during the high school and AAU season, and while monthly subscribers will automatically have access to the game, NCSN has made available ‘day passes’ at a discounted price of $1.99.
Game highlights and recap as Wesleyan travels to QEA in a big early season game. Features Theo Pinson, JaQuel Richmond, Harry Giles, Michael Tucker, Hakeem Coney, Papa NDaiye, Trey Chapman, Deshaunte Carelock, Michael Buckland.
Highlights of the match up between New Hope Christian Academy and Wesleyan Christian Academy – Wesleyan comes into the game ranked #1 in NC for 3-A private schools and features Theo Pinson, JaQuel Richmond, Donovan Gilmore and Harry Giles while New Hope has big man Malik Vime and wing Ryan Johnson.
Theo Pinson is currently ranked as the #2 sophomore prospect in the nation by some publications
The MLK Classic in Greensboro, NC is one of the more elite gatherings of high school teams in the nation, this year bringing in teams like storied Oak Hill, Quality Education Academy and Wesleyan Christian Academy.
Some of the standout players of the day:
Aaron Rountree (F, 6’8″, 2012) – Greenfield HS (Clinton, NC), a Wake Forest commit, showed off much of his versatility. Rountree is the type of player that isn’t a pure post player and isn’t a pure wing, but does some things in each of those roles and brings a lot of energy to the floor. He’s long and athletic and turned in one of the best performances on the day. We last scouted Aaron at the CP3 Elite Guard Camp.
Diante Baldwin (G, 5’11”, 2013) – High Point Christian Academy , showed incredible ability under the bright lights with the game on the line. Baldwin is deft in traffic and plays well in the open floor, cutting through the lane with reckless abandon. We last scouted Diante at the Adidas Phenom 150 camp. Has an offer from Appalachian State.
Tyler Lewis (PG, 5’11”, 2012)- Oak Hill, committed to NC State. By now, it should be well known what Lewis brings to the table, having played several games on national television with Oak Hill, but he’s still proving that he can play at the elite level without question. He’s known for flashy passes and no-look shiftiness, but the reality is that it’s not all show with Lewis; he will find whichever teammate is open at any time. We last scouted Lewis when Oak Hill played QEA earlier in the season and when the team took on Miller Grove.
Jordan Adams (SG, 6’5″, 2012) – Oak Hill, committed to UCLA. Jordan looks like he’s gotten back in season shape and was running the floor better; smooth with a good ability to slash across the lane, Adams is primarily known for being a deep threat. He has a pro jump shot and is as consistent as ever.
Brandon Bolden (C, 6’11”, 2012) – Quality Education Academy, committed to Georgetown. Bolden is athletic and has a great second bounce off of the floor. He wants to block everything and is a factor with his height and both ends of the floor. Still raw offensively but definitely a high major big.
Montay Brandon (G, 6’7″, 2012) – Wesleyan Christian Academy, committed to Florida State. Brandon didn’t have a great shooting performance but his size and ability to play at the perimeter make him a tough stop for smaller guards. Big time bounce, good ballhandling and solid potential headed to the ACC.
Theo Pinson (SG, 6’5″ 2014) – Wesleyan Christian Academy Undeclared. Although most recruiting publications don’t rank sophomores, some have ranked Pinson as the #2 sophomore in the nation behind Andrew Wiggins, who we scouted last May at the Jordan Brand Classic. Pinson has the build to play the off guard and is explosive in transition. Can shoot from deep and if he keeps working, should have a bright future.
Christian Hairston (SF, 6’7″, 2013) – Greensboro Day School Undeclared. Hairston is a smooth forward and has great awareness on the floor, definitely a player to keep up with and already has some offers. Explosive and a good defender, closes out fast on the shooters and can slash to get his own shot.
Christian Hairston is an unsigned prospect with big time potential.
James Ford (SG, 6’4″, 2012) – Quality Education Academy Ford is a big time prospect that hasn’t been on the radar as much as he should be, but this year teams are starting to take notice. He can shoot from deep, get to the rim and has all of the skills to play at the next level. Getting interest from Clemson, College of Charleston, Duquesne, Georgia State.
Shannon Hale (PF, 6’8″, 2012) – Christ School Committed to Alabama. A smooth forward, Hale makes the game look easy. He has a good high release on his shot and defends well on the ball.
Jerome Hairston (PG, 6’2″, 2012) – Christ School Committed to Towson. Showed slick ballhandling and highlight passes, Hairston showed he has some mixtape moves with the ball in his hand. Surprise talent of the day.
A.J. Hammonds (C, 7’0″, 2012) – Oak Hill Committed to Purdue. A big force in the paint, Hammonds is a half court center who can be a brutal defender in the lane, making guards and wings regret they attempted to slash to the hoop.
Sam Hunt (PG, 6’0″, 2013) – Dudley HS (Greensboro, NC) Showed he could compete at a high level as his team took on Oak Hill. The game wasn’t close, but Hunt poured in 23 points and showed his ability to score and defend on the perimeter.
Josh Level, (SG, 6’5″, 2014) – Christ School A guard with good size and vision. Level squares up on his shot, is a big time leaper and good defender. A lot to like about his game.
JaQuel Richmond (PG, 6’0, 2014) – Wesleyan Christian Academy – solid, quick point guard who throws bullet passes and runs the offense with purpose. Has an ability to get to the rim against elite competition and still has two more years to improve.
Reed Lucas (SG/SF, 6’4″, 2013) – Greensboro Day School Deceptively athletic wing who has a good first step and likes to slash to the basket, but also can shoot from range.
More Notable Players:
Colton Bishop (PG/SG, 6’1″, 2014) – Forsyth Country Day
Darryl Davender (PG, 5’9″, 2013) – Body of Christ Academy
Mike Murray (PG, 5’9″, 2012) – Norfolk Christian Academy
Reggie Dillard (SG, 6’3″, 2013) – Greensboro Day School
Jackson Kent (SF, 6’7″, 2013) – High Point Christian Academy
Tracy Gathings (SF/PF, 6’5″, 2012) – Ben L. Smith HS (Greensboro, NC)
Ibrahim Diallo (C, 6’9″, 2015) – Quality Education Academy
Joshua Woodward (PF, 6’6″, 2012) – Wesleyan Christian Academy
Jonathan Hood (G/F, 6’4″, 2012) – Body of Christ Academy
Tevin Findlay (G, 6’4″, 2012) – Quality Education Academy
Jordan Robinson (PF, 6’8″, 2014) – Quality Education Academy
JaQuel Richmond (PG, 6’1″, 2014) worked his way into the recruiting lexicon this summer as he started to get noticed – and recruited – by some pretty big name schools. JaQuel plays alongside some very talented AAU teammates on the CP3 All-Stars, and he proved he is an elite guard at the CP3 elite skills camp this year. JaQuel’s calling card is his quickness and ability to get to the bucket, and he has a knack of creating a mid range shot for himself seemingly at will.
We caught up with JaQuel on his latest offers, what he’s working on right now and few other things in today’s edition of 7 questions.
1. The first question is always about your current college options. Which schools have offered, and which schools are you currently considering/talking to?
Charlotte (UNCC), Virginia, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest and Georgetown have offered me so far.
2. Over the summer you got the opportunity to attend some of the biggest camps and events, such as the Chris Paul elite guard camp. What are your thoughts on how your summer went, from the events to playing against top competition?
I honestly would have to say my summer went good, I played against top guards that were in my class at the Peach Jam and in Florida Showcase/Nationals. Playing against those top guards and top players shows others that you can handle that type of pressure during the game and at crunch time, but knowing myself I love to be on the stage and all eyes are on you.
3. What do you think are the strongest parts of your game right now?
The strongest parts of my game right now [are] getting to the basket at any time and attacking that mid-range at all times.
4. What parts of your game are you currently working on?
I am constantly working on my 3 ball because most coaches know that I can get to the cup so they want to see if I can also shoot that 3 ball. So most of my workout I’m constantly putting up shots, at least 600 shots.
5. Do you have a player (at any level, college or pro) that you admire?
I would have to say I admire Kyrie Irvin because we both have that killer instict during the entire game and we can get to the basket with no problem.
6. Do you have any visits planned, or have you already taken any?
October 8th I’m going to Virginia Tech.
October 14th I’m going to Duke Midnight Madness.
Bradford Burgess (VCU) – Very strong, physical player. Can get to the rim and finish with contact.
Brandon Triche (Syracuse)– Extremely athletic for PG.
Jordan Taylor (Wisconsin)– Hard worker, winner.
High School Players
Ryan Arcidiacono– Looked really good in dribbling drills in the mourning- has a low dribble- below knees- tight. Keeps eyes up. Great attitude. Verbally committed to Villanova.
Bronson Koenig– Pure jump shot- one of the best looking jumpers in his group- nothing missed short- had good misses.
LJ Rose– Did a great job of talking in shooting drills.
Jevon Thomas– Very impressive in 3 on 3 games. Had a nice up and under reverse lay- up with the foul. Very tough, hard nosed player. Can get into the paint. Uses body well to shield defenders and uses creativity to finish around basket. Verbally committed to play at St. Johns.
Patrick Rooks – High volume scorer. Smooth. Verbally committed to Clemson.
Codi Mller-Mcintyre– Under control through out games, whether it was 3 on 3, 4 on 4 with no dribble, or Full court 5 on 5. Has an automatic pull up jump shot. Committed to Wake Forest.
Jaquel Richmond– Very quick. Has the ability to break man down with dribble and get to painted area, where he can hit the open man. Better than average shooter with 3 point range. Competes and plays hard. Solid young PG to keep an eye on.