Five players to know: Heritage Hall vs Ada

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Posted On: 12/6/17 1:16 AM

The Heritage Hall Chargers were scheduled to play a tough top ten Ada team on Tuesday night. They played Ada, but it was not the game many thought it would be. Heritage Hall coasted to victory 64-37. Matt Williams and Will McDonald led all scorers with 16 each for the Chargers. The most impressive thing about the win was the depth of the Chargers.

Heritage Hall is led by 2018 Point Guard Jon Matthews. Coming off an injury this summer Matthews is looking better than ever running the show for Heritage Hall. He has stepped into his role as the senior leader and engine behind this group. All game long Matthews did a great job of setting up his teammates with his quickness, handle and good court vision. Matthews made his teammates around him better.  What was most impressive about the night for Matthews is his leadership in recognizing the talent that is alongside him.

Trey Alexander is going to be a star. The 2021 Wing had Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton in attendance watching him and for good reason. Alexander alreadyholds an offer from the Cowboys with the early success he is having at the high school level. Alexander is a long on the Wing at 6’4 trending upward with tremendous upside. He shot the ball lights out from three-point range on Tuesday night. You can tell there is still parts of his game that show his youth. However, it is very clear that the kid has the “IT” factor about him. He did not back down at any point in the game. Alexander is one people in the state will want to keep a close eye on and basketball fans should go out and watch.

Matt Williams is a young Guard that had a great night for Heritage Hall shooting the ball well. He primarily was used as a spot-up shooter and came through over 50% from behind the arc. Williams could be a key player that could elevate Heritage Hall in March.

Will McDonald has worked hard in the offseason improving his game on the Wing. He has some solid size to him at 6’3 with the ability to score from the outside or drive the ball. On Tuesday he shot it well enough for the defense to respect his jumper, which led to hard closeouts opening the lane for him to drive. McDonald could be a good option for NAIA Division II programs to give a look.

In his first varsity game, 2021 6’5 Wing Jaxson Robinson finished with just three points. It was a disappointing night however it won’t be the story of his high school career. Robinson has some game to him. He played a little timid at times. It is important to remember this is just the first one and he will have many more opportunities to shine. The form of his jumper did look sharp he honestly just did not shoot it well or very much. Look for Robinson to be more aggressive as his confidence grows in his freshmen season.

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