Posted On: 12/19/15 7:31 AM
The Inaugural Vantage Hoops Holiday Classic tips off this Saturday, December 19th at Woodbridge Senior High School, with five quality high school match-ups all within the state of Virginia. Vantage Hoops will preview each game before the event tips off this weekend.
Opening the day at the 12:15 slate will be Highland vs. Amelia Academy, two teams off to solid starts to the 2015-2016 campaign.
Amelia Academy, a VISAA Division III contender, enters the week with a 3-5 record, including a couple of big victories over the likes of the Miller School, Walsingham Academy and Christ Chapel.
The Patriots are led by a trio of seniors who average double figures. Trevor Lewis, an athletic guard who finishes well in transition, leads the team in scoring at 11.7 points per game.
Big man Imrane Amadou anchors the paint, averaging 11 points and 12 rebounds per game. The 6’8″ post is an athletic rim protector who has developed into a threat on the offensive end. Amadou grades out as a scholarship level player with a college ready body and athleticism.
Floor general Korey Turner leads the team at the point guard position, posting 11 points and seven assists per game. Turner is a heady, experienced lead guard with a great feel for the game. He is great at getting others involved and making decisions with the ball in his hands.
Highland, a private school in Warrenton, VA that competes in VISAA Division II Classification, is off to a 5-3 start to this year entering this weeks games.
The Hawks are led by 6’5 senior wing Wil Rasmussen. Rasmussen is a big time shooter who owns a high motor on the defensive end and on the backboard. Look for him to have a breakout performance at this year’s Holiday Classic.
Mark Terrell is a sleeper to keep an eye on in Saturday’s contest. An available 6’8’’ post who possess good hands and a soft touch around the rim, Terrell holds down the paint for Highland. Him and Rasmussen make a tough tandem in the frontcourt for the Hawks.
The opening game looks to be a competitive one, with two experienced teams looking to make noise in their respective divisions.