10 Best: Georgetown Prep vs. St. John’s

High School
Maryland

Posted On: 01/29/18 11:24 AM

NORTH BETHESDA, MD — Georgetown Prep defeated St. John’s by a final score of 59-58 at the 6th Annual Shepherd’s Foundation Hoops Classic. VCU, Mount St. Mary’s, and Howard were among the schools in attendance. Here are the 10 best from this hard-fought contest.

MVP | JARED BYNUM | PREP ’18

Not only did he lead the game in points scored, but Jared Bynum also posted a 5 to 1 assist:to ratio. The St. Joe’s commit was pesky on the ball defensively, and was instrumental in his team’s 16-0 run to start the game.

BEST OFFENSIVE PERFORMANCE | JARED BYNUM | PREP ’18

Bynum demonstrated the ability to score from all three levels. He knocked down three triples, and drew a foul on a fourth attempt in which he knocked down all three free throws. Bynum is super crafty around the basket. He’s so adept at detecting and finishing around shot blockers.

BEST DEFENSIVE PERFORMANCE | RICHARD NJOKU | SJC ’18

Navy is getting a future defensive anchor in Richard Njoku. He uses his long arms effectively to challenge shots at the rim, but also communicates and understands positioning very well. He took at least two charges in this game, and limited his man to single digit scoring numbers.

BEST REBOUNDER | IKE NWEKE | PREP ’18

Njoku is to anchor as Nweke is to work horse. The Columbia commit, who’s known for his work rate, helped Prep command the glass throughout this contest. His strong second and third jump along with his long arms and strong hands make him a tough box out.

BEST PAINT-GETTER | CASEY MORSELL | SJC ’19

Despite drawing a ton of attention from Prep’s defense, Casey Morsell still found a way to consistently navigate his way to the rim. He shot 8 of 10 from the line on his way to 16 points.

BEST UNDER-THE-RADAR PERFORMANCE | DEJEAN DESIRE | PREP ’19

He didn’t stop Morsell completely, but Dejean Desire made him work very hard to earn his points. The long-limbed wing, who is proving himself as one of the best on-ball defenders in the region, is making strides on the offensive end as well. Desire is gaining confidence in his shot off the catch, and is beginning to mix it up more off the bounce.

BEST GUY OFF THE BENCH | WILL MULQUIN | PREP ’19

2018 Will Mulquin played a key part in this win with his ability to stretch the floor and make hustle plays. There was a possession in the second quarter in which SJC went zone, but was forced to switch out after the unsigned senior drilled a 3 right in front of their bench.

BEST UNDERCLASSMEN | DARIUS MADDOX | SJC ’20

Darius Maddox is a promising offensive talent with an impressive motor. He showcased his ability to fill it up from all three levels on Sunday, scoring 12 efficient points off the bench.

BEST PLAY

This dunk by Dejean Desire was easily the best play of the game, and a perfect illustration of his length, improving skill set, and explosiveness.

BEST SHOES | TRE WOOD | SJC ’18

These Curry 4 low’s that Tre Wood were subtle, but quite spiffy. In a matchup where every player wore UA sneakers, these were probably the best of the bunch.