Friday, November 21, 2008

San Antonio McArthur 65 San Antonio John Jay 51

Below: San Antonio McArthur 2010 SG Chris GramlingThis is the 3rd game where I've had a chance to watch San Antonio McArthur. They won their first game in OT v. San Antonio East Central, lost in OT to San Antonio Clark in a slowdown 42-41 thriller, and now are matchedup up v. San Antonio Jay in a faster paced affair.

Nobody in a McArthur uniform will win a scoring title because of their deliberate style but they have a couple of guys capable of playing at the next level. 2009 P 6'4" lefty Steven Miller is an undersized post, but he has nice skill and athleticism as was just witnessed when Miller threw down a transition tomahawk dunk. He has no D-1 offers (yet) but should be a fringe candidate for one in the spring with the right exposure. I'm watching 2010 PG 5'11" Luis Serrano of Jay. He's got a peculiar dribbling style, but dang it, he just gets things done. needs to cut down on his turnovers but he's got 13 points so far, a couple of nice dishes and has drawn 2 charges. He's the catalyst for Jay. Senior F 6'3" Jerel Smith also has 15 for Jay as we head into the final period.

It's a spirited game with Coach Murphy and Coach Simpson jawing back and forth with each other from the benches. Jay's Simpson just picked up a tech.

End 3rd Quarter McArthur 43 Jay 37

The kid I really like is 2010 G 6'0" Chris Gramling. He has enough athleticism to play at the next level, a good basketball IQ, an above average perimeter shot and even though he's currently at the SG spot is really better suited to the one as he looks to make the move to the next level. He scored 24 against East Central, 8 v. Clark and 18 v John Jay.

Final Score San Antonio McArthur 65 San Antonio Jay 51

Leading Scorers

San Antonio Jay
Serrano 17
Smith 15

San Antonio McArthur

Gramling 18
Miller 17
Chris Parker 16