2014 South Champions
2014 North Squad
Tough to choose who was the best prospect in this game. I think we'll have to settle on both Dilworth and Long as being 1A and 1B in a pick 'em.
2012 G 6'1" Trey Dilworth of Round Rock McNeil
Dilworth is a powerful player and a relentless rebounder. He can hit from deep and get to the rim with ease, finishing above the iron. For all the good things he does, he gets down on himself too easy and sometimes loses focus. Once he realizes that ups and downs are part of the game he'll be even more productive as he has an impact on both ends of the floor. He finished with 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Long has a devastating spin move down low and is a quick leaper who will bounce up there several times rebounding and cleaning up arounf the rim. He's a tremendous slasher who also gets to the free throw line a number of times. He finished with 17 points and 6 rebounds.
As mentioned above Leisner combined hard work with positioning and savvy to notch 20 points and 9 rebounds. Considering he plays for Judson's Mike Wacker you expect this youngster to continue to develop at a rapid rate.
Delaney had 13 points most off of power moves toward the basket. What was even more impressive though was his game high 10 boards from the SG spot. Needs to work on the mid range for situations when he can't outmuscle opponents.
Reid is long, and looks like he may top out at 6'7". If he does he'll really be turning heads on the national scene. He can slash his way to the rim quickly with his long strides but it was his devastating catch and shoot game from way downtown that really makes you pay attention to him.
Anthony is still growing. May end up being 6'9"-6'10". He's got good athleticism but it's his length that makes him an intriguing prospect. He had 8 rebounds for the contest.
Gray had 8 points and although was not consistent all game long showed signs of being a special player. He's athletic and physically strong with basketball skills to boot.
Hilliard plays much bigger than 6'4". He had 6 points but 9 hard fought rebounds. Definitely a glue guy who takes his defensive role seriously. A valuable addition to any team.
His shot didn't fall on the day as he finished with 5 points, but I love the way he competes so hard and even in an "all star" type of scenario does the little things it takes to make his team a winner, including wanting to take on the responsibility of checking the other team's best player.