Noblesville Holiday Tournament: 2018 Evaluations

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Posted On: 01/5/18 4:59 PM

The Holiday season is over and we are spending time doing a bunch of recaps. Our work this week will focus more on evaluations from the events over the holiday season.  Today, we have our breakdown of those players we saw on the first day of the Noblesville Holiday Tournament.

Caleb Brown – 6’6 SF 2018 – Broad Ripple

Brown really struggled in this one and he seemed like he just couldn’t ever get into a groove. He was really good on defense though showing that if he isn’t making buckets he can still be valuable. He was just 1/10 from the floor with a lot of those misses coming at the rim. Brown did have four blocks in the game and made it tough on Crown Point inside throughout. – 8 points, 5 rebounds

Xavier White – 6’1 SG 2018 – Broad Ripple

White was excellent in this game. He was active on both ends and can really get going in a hurry. He led all scorers with 32 points and scored those at all three levels. He was a perfect 10/10 from the charity stripe and showed that he can knock down a jumper. White had two steals and five boards to go along with his point total and with it he really impressed me as a small school guard who will score. – 32 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals

Ryan Barnes – 6’5 PF 2018 – Noblesville

Barnes was super solid in this one as he hauled in a double double. Mainly playing on the perimeter, he can come inside and mix it up as well. He has a quick first step and a nose for the ball and gets in position underneath the basket really well. A solid game from the stretch four guy that could make it at a small school. – 10 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals

Antwaan Cushingberry – 5’9 PG 2018 – Warren Central

Cushingberry looked really good in this game. He wasn’t getting his shot to fall that often but he really was able to change the games in other ways. He passed the ball really well and his defense was really good. His speed and quickness on that end led to him being able to force Columbus North to do things that they didn’t want to do. One of the better all-around games I have seen from Cushingberry. – 9 points, 3 assists

Ky Palombizio – 6’2 SG 2018 – Chesterton

Palombizio is a guy that is going to mainly stay around the perimeter and shoot it. He doesn’t have enough of a dribble drive game to make opponents respect it yet and today he made a few threes and a basket at the rim. Palombizio hit a few big ones though from the corners. Still on the thin side and will start to drive once he adds weight. – 10 points

Jaylen Flemmons – 6’3 SG 2018 – Columbus North

Flemmons struggled a little bit in this one but still ended up with a pretty solid game. He was 4/9 from the floor and just couldn’t finish at the rim with any consistency. He didn’t really shoot it from anywhere as all his points came in the paint. Flemmons looked a little off in this one as he never really got going as he usually will be able to create for himself. He did rebound the ball really well from the perimeter though. – 11 points, 5 rebounds

Trey Vincent – 6’1 PG 2018 – Columbus North

While Vincent didn’t tear it up he still looked the part of a solid small school lead guard at the next level. He has some ball handling along with a bit of athleticism so that he is able to get to the rim. Struggled shooting the ball but Pike is super long. He’s more of a drive and dish guy right now but if need be he can create off the dribble a bit. – 7 points, 2 assists

Ditwan Gary – 5’10 PG 2018 – Ind. Pike

Gary didn’t do much in this game as he played sparingly but when he was in he made a noticeable impact. He hit two deep balls and made all of the right passes. He isn’t a guy that will create a ton of offense but just enough to be passable and can shoot the ball at a high clip if he has space. – 6 points, 2 assists

Hunter White – 6’3 PG 2018 – Ind. Pike

White is really struggling this year. He isn’t really having the big games that he had at Tindley. He struggled again today and looked like he was a bit lost out there. White is a LM prospect and I don’t think the Pike system really fits him well as he struggles between looking for his shot and the open teammate. He doesn’t make many mistakes but he also doesn’t provide much scoring, although he can if he gets into a groove. Just a weird year thus far for White. – 6 points, 3 assists

Darian Porch – 6’6 PF 2018 – Ind. Pike

Porch showed me some things in this game that I haven’t seen from him before. He was shooting some jumpers and his shot looked pretty decent. It still needs work but it is getting there. Porch passed the ball really well and was good in transition against the Columbus North team who struggled when Pike ran. Porch is a bouncy forward who is slowly moving farther from the basket. – 6 points, 4, rebounds, 2 steals

 Steve Miller – 6’5 PF 2018 – Ind. Pike

Miller was superb in this one. He had a ton of points off of turnovers and he finished at the rim really, really well. He had at least four dunks during the game and finished them through traffic. Miller was really impressive but I don’t think he can stretch it out. He’s really strong and can rebound the ball for you along with putting it right back up. Maybe the most dominant performance all day. – 21 points (10/10 FG), 5 rebounds, 3 steals