Posted On: 01/4/18 2:00 PM
NORTH BETHESDA, MD — Georgetown Prep secured a come from behind win after trailing for the entire first half against Woodrow Wilson. St. Joe’s commit Jared Bynum led the effort with a flawless 30 point, 8 assist, 0 turnover performance in which he chipped in with 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Here are five takeaways from this intriguing contest.
Bynum’s stat line doesn’t do him justice as he was unplayable for pretty much the whole night. Even with his team down early in the first quarter, the St. Joe’s commit did everything in his power to keep his team in the game. He got in the lane at will, and shot efficiently from three (5/10). The only knock we have on him is his free throw shooting (5/7).
2018 Will Mulquin had the play of the game in the first half when he caught a two handed put back dunk. We’ve seen the 6’5 junior dunk in a summer league game before, but this is the first time we’ve seen it in a regular season contest. He’s clearly been working on his explosiveness, and the results are very evident.
2019 Jay Heath led the Tigers with 18 points, and hit his trademark floater to tie it at 68 with 3 seconds to go. Unfortunately this wasn’t enough as he was charged with the controversial foul in which Bynum was sent to the line and hit 2 of 3 to win the game. We must say that Heath is unstoppable when he chooses to attack the rim. He dished out 4 assists, and committed just 1 turnover, but shot 2 of 8 from three. We’d like to see him quit settling for perimeter jumpers and attack the basket more often.
If there was a 6th man of the year awarded among DMV players, Dimingus Stevens would probably be in the top 3. Once again, the 6’5 sophomore provided instant offense for the Tigers off the bench, scoring a team-high 10 points in the first half. There aren’t many players around with as much confidence in their perimeter jumper at the moment, not to mention the size to shoot over top of most defenders.
Josiah Marable played well inside for Wilson, scoring 18 points. The 6’8 senior is still rounding into shape at the moment, but he showed a strong work rate on the offensive glass, ran the floor, and finished better through contact.
Kamdyn Curfman lit up Wilson with his perimeter shooting. The junior combo guard scored 13 points, and did a good job running the floor in transition. Curfman is a high IQ player who knows how to find the hole in a defense and exploit it.
Carlos Dunn came up with a couple of key offensive rebounds down the stretch for Wilson, and this was a good sign for the junior who has had some nice moments throughout the season. We’d like to see Dunn be a bit more aggressive and make himself more of a threat on offense.
Mezie Offurum struggled to find his groove early, but got it going in the second half. The GW commit slammed home a lob off a baseline inbounds play, and knocked down several three point jump shots.