Not so. With six other players at 6'7" and above they had plenty of firepower and the 2012 guys play like they're old hands.
New Orleans D-1 Ambassadors 79 Poly Nation (CA) 50
With 17 points, 12 rebounds & 5 blocks Top 10 National Player 6'7" Ricardo Gathers of Riverside, LA dominated the California team. The word "beast" can be overused at times, but not when it is applied to this 16 year old man-child in the Class of 2012.
2012 Ricardo Gathers
Which Tre Drye do you prefer? This year's version with the New Orleans D-1 Ambassadors (below left) , or last year's version in black and orange as he suited up with the Texas D-1 Ambassadors (below right).
2011 PG Zavieral Jackson of New Orleans St. Thomas Aquinas is a jet. He added 10 points, 5 assists and a monster reverse jam.
New Orleans D-1 Ambassadors 73 Compton Magic Red 71
With the game tied at 71, 6'7" Ricardo Gathers broke the press with a behind the back dribble and then floated an ally to Trevante Drye for the oop and the win against a sharpshooting Compton Magic squad. 2011 W 6'10" Jernard Jarrou had 14 points and 8 rebounds, following up an 11 point effort in the opener against Poly Nation. Jarrou is wafer thin but extremely agile and skillled. He's grown from 6'5" to 6'10" and is learning to be a big man. Look for him to develop into something special.
Trevante Drye had 22 points and 6 rebounds, while Gathers had 8 points and 10 boards. Gathers has now dunked the ball 4 different times with such force it looks like the rim is going to come down. He's scary powerful.
2011 W/P 6'10" Jernard Jarrou of New Orleans McDonough
Lots more to come on the New Orleans players in tomorrow's report.