Bullis Holiday Classic Superlatives

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Posted On: 12/19/17 5:00 PM

HYATTSVILLE, MD – With the conclusion of the annual Bullis Holiday Classic, its time to take a look at some of the standouts. Here, we run down our list of superlatives.

BEST POINT GUARD | STEVE CANNADY | PALLOTTI ’18

Cannady dished out 11 assists in an opening round blowout win over Good Counsel, but picked up his scoring in the final two contests. The Wheeling Jesuit commit scored 20 and 16 points in the semifinals and finals respectively. Cannady showed that he can help his team win without scoring, but can definitely put the ball in the basket when asked.

BEST SCORING GUARD | CAM REDDISH | WESTTOWN ’18

Many consider Reddish to be a true point guard, and this is very evident given his unique blend of size, skill, and high basketball IQ. The 6-foot-8 Duke commit is also a fantastic scorer. Reddish can shoot over top of virtually any defender, but also has the agility to beat people off the bounce and the craftiness to finish in traffic. Reddish pumped in 33 points in Sunday’s win over Bullis.

BEST WING | TYMU CHENERY | EPISCOPAL ’20

He’s still got a ton of developing to do, but Tymu Chenery is beginning to look like a big time player. The 6-foot-6 Philly native recorded 29 points in his team’s opening round win over Westtown, showcasing a soft touch from the perimeter and a prolific pull up jump shot. The future certainly looks bright for Chenery.

BEST BIG MAN | JAKE FORRESTER | WESTTOWN ’18

Forrester was out in his team’s opening round loss to Episcopal, and we saw the type of impact he could make when he returned to the team’s lineup against Bullis on Sunday. The 6-foot-9 Indiana commit is super bouncy, coordinated, and plays with an extremely high motor.

BEST COMBO GUARD | RONELL GILES | PALLOTTI ’19

Giles close to 6-foot-4 now, and is becoming a very solid defender. He recorded 21 points and 7 assists in his team’s championship win vs. Wilson, showcasing the ability to score from all three levels while getting others involved.

BEST UNDERCLASSMEN | DARIUS JOHNSON | EPISCOPAL ’21

Darius Johnson absolutely lit up Wilson in the semifinals, drilling four threes off the bench. The quick, crafty lead guard is an aggressive player who can get in the lane and finish, but also works very hard defensively.

BEST ATHLETE | NENDAH TARKE | BULLIS ’19

At 6-foot-2, Tarke may have the highest vertical leap (off one or two feet) among all players we saw this weekend. Wilson’s Ayinde Hikim comes in a close second behind Tarke in that area. The explosive lefty reads the passing lanes like a defensive back, and gets end to end in a hurry.

BEST DEFENDER | XAVIER JOHNSON | EPISCOPAL ’19

Don’t think we’ve seen a smarter or more pesky on ball defender than Xavier Johnson. He is so good at using his length and quickness to disrupt opposing ball handlers, and is absolutely relentless defensively.

BEST SHOOTER | DIMINGUS STEVENS | WILSON ’20

Stevens is a flat out microwave for Tigers Head Coach Angelo Hernandez. He doesn’t need much time to get his shot off, and has the size to shoot over top of most defenders. Stevens is simply a natural scorer. A very good athlete who loves getting out in transition, and is very crafty around the basket.

BEST CLUTCH PERFORMER | JAY HEATH | WILSON ’19

Heath’s heroics led Wilson past Episcopal in the semifinals, but this is something we’ve seen many times in the past. The 6-foot-3 combo guard is an elite competitor, and the guy you go to when you need points.

BEST INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE | VADO MORSE | BULLIS ’18

We saw Vado Morse catch fire on Friday night, scoring 21 points in the first half. The Mount St. Mary’s commit looked particularly bouncy in warmups, and that carried into the game when he recorded his first in-game dunk.