Monday, December 28, 2009

Baton Rouge Istrouma 63 Baton Rouge Woodlawn 52

Istrouma 14-16-13-20-63

This was one of those games where the seeded favorite won, with little swing in the score during the entire game. Istrouma kept that magical 10 point lead throughout. Credit 2010 P 6'4" Braylon Lazare with keeping his team somewhat in the game as he finished with 11 points and 8 rebounds. If he could shoot free throws, he'd have had 20. He's the brother of former LSU star Darnell Lazare who is currently in the NBA's D League.

2010 P Terrance Williams led Woodlawn with 13 points.
01o G R.J. McGhee terrorized Woodlawn with 23 points and 5 assists, including one beautiful no look to 2010 P Steven Jackson.

2012 Istrouma G Darius Johnson had 11 for the Indians in their win. " Low Hanging Fruit " 2010 SG R.J. McGhee of Istrouma. Sure fire Mid Major D-1. Had close to 10 D-1 offers after playing this summer with the Texas D-1 Ambassadors. He had committed to University of New Orleans in the Sun Belt Conference. Just prior to the early November signing period, UNO because of a budget crunch has put a moratorium on scholarships and appear headed to D-3. McGhee is 6'5" and has as pretty a stroke as you'll find in a high school player. His range is DEEP! Lacks physical strength, but a good weight program will fix that.

One To Watch: 2012 G 6'3" Darius Johnson of Istrouma. Well built, physical player who is fearless getting to the rack. Persistent on the offensive boards which ups his value. I like his motor. He didn't shoot it a lot tonight, but he scored in avariety of ways including from the perimeter.