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Posted On: 11/22/17 9:32 AM
The first day gave us four games and we saw some great seniors. Here are the best broken down from the first day of the tournament.
Jamil Turner-Hall (Howe – 5’11 PG)
Turner-Hall was one of the more impressive players I saw on Tuesday. Last year he was pretty good but in Howe’s system he thrives. He scored 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting and got out and ran really well in transition. He looks more of a point guard than he has in the past and he’s poised for a breakout year.
Tony Hopkins (Howe – 6’4 SF)
Hopkins played the middle of a zone and showed some quickness that I didn’t see last year. Hopkins had 23 points and four steals. He ran the floor well and showed some elevation that we didn’t see last year. He looks stronger and he should be poised for a breakout year now that he has some other pieces around him. Committed to New Orleans.
George Conditt (Corliss – 6’10 C)
Conditt is a shot blocking machine. He was one block away from a triple double while recording 19 points and 19 rebounds. He is a little thin but he will put some weight on in college. His stock is still growing and he’s getting better every game. He may not make a huge impact at Iowa State right away but eventually be really good.
Torrence Watson (Whitfield (MO) – 6’5 SG)
Watson couldn’t really get anything going in the first half of the game but once we got to halftime he really tuneed it on. He was 4-of-16 from the floor and hit all 10 free throws he attempted. Watson scored 19 points but was off for most of the game. A lackluster performance but you can see how he is really good. Watson just didn’t show it in this game. Committed to Missouri.
Leon Perry (Confluence Academy (MO) – 6’7 SG)
Perry doesn’t have any offers quite yet but I can see how that’s likely to change. He threw down a few thunderous dunks and played really good defense. He only scored 10 points but he didn’t really need to score much as Fredrick was going off. He is a tall guard who would be a great guy to have at a low major school.
Brandon Fredrick (Whitfield (IL) – 5’11 G)
Fredrick really showed me a lot in his game as he went off for 35 points including 9/13 from deep. At one point he hit seven in a row and never stopped shooting the ball and had no reason to. He played good defense too with six steals and passed the ball really well too with three assists. He is interesting but I would like to see him replicated that performance today.