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Posted On: 12/19/17 8:27 PM
The Wolverine Classic brought out seven other teams to La Vergne High School. Representatives from all over Davidson and Wilson County entered the LHS blue-bedecked gymnasium.
Teams included: La Vergne, Wilson Central, Nashville Central Christian, Siegel, Father Ryan, John Oveerton, Mt. Juliet, and Riverdale.
Though the event began Monday and continued until Wednesday these were the best players Tuesday.
Every single shot attempt by La Vergne came from 5′ and in. The patience and grit of guards Robjhay Bush, Sean Morris and Devin Kline created the opportunities. Bush and Morris played really well in the fourth quarter, preventing Wilson Central from making a significant dent in their halftime lead.
Morris was a terror Tuesday night with and without the basketball. He is so quick and spirited. Morris plays with the swagger of a floor general, but doesn’t dominate the basketball or demand touches. He impacted the game throughout the entire game.
Senior Gavin Johnson didn’t play great, but he did hit some late shots that helped Wilson Central imagine a comeback. Johnson is a good long ball shooter that got some flecks of interest from Elon and Lee University (D2) during the summer.
When Young gets into the lane he can really create problems. The junior wing is both a great leaper and a fine passer. He likes to generate offense with the pass and his unselfishness makes him even more threatening.
The senior Clausi gives Father Ryan key confidence and stability in their halfcourt sets. Clausi defends more than his position and clearly cares about winning.
Starting guard Thompson floats around the court well. Like most players in the area he needs more strength. Still Thompson can do many things with the basketball. He has a good shot and quick hands.
The lithe Elijah Cobb looks completely looks like a future college player. At 6-foot-6 he moves well enough to project as a wing. Cobb’s handle can improve, but his lateral mobility is really good. He is still developing upper body strength and the faster he picks that up the sooner he will dominate the competition.
Center Brayden Siren played well, but not necessarily in the way you expect a 6-foot-9 player to play. Siren collected post feeds and effortlessly distributed to the perimeter. He does the little things to help the team. He doesn’t have the power to finish after fouls. The team is pretty balanced, so Siren is not relied upon to score. His presence does provide an anchor tugging on the defense.