Posted On: 11/22/16 5:00 AM
Fairfax, VA — Saint James traveled to Paul VI for a Saturday night scrimmage. The Panthers, led by Pitt commit Aaron Thompson, junior Brandon Slater, and sophomore Anthony Harris swept all five quarters from a strong Saint James squad featuring Mount Saint Mary’s commit Omar Habwe along with talented juniors Bryce Golden, Isaiah Mucius, and Austin Boucher. Below, along with the top five plays, are some notes from the scrimmage.
Aaron Thompson was in the gym at least an hour before tip-off getting up extra shots with an a member of the PVI coaching staff. The Pitt commit, who scored a game-high 22 points from all three levels, provided an instrumental defensive impact as well. Thompson’s experience and leadership intangibles will without question be a key element to this team’s success.
One of the two-way standouts in this contest was Brandon Slater. The versatile junior wing, who scored 19 points, was alert and very active defensively where he led the team in deflections.
Sophomore guard Anthony Harris, who contributed offensively with 17 points, showcased an unbelievable feel for the game on both ends of the court where he continuously gave max effort.
Junior guard Austin Boucher, who scored a team-high 13 points, showcased a consistently accurate jumper from downtown. The skilled playmaker must be accounted for on the perimeter.
As Bryce Golden continues to fill out his robust 6’8 frame, he is proving to be among the better pure athletes at his position in 2018. Just check top play #4.
Isaiah Mucius reinforced his credentials as a high major wing prospect. The hard-working junior wing is a safe bet to see an uptick in his recruitment throughout the season.