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Posted On: 02/22/18 10:00 AM
Prep Hoops Missouri was at Duchesne High for Wednesday night’s Class 3, District 6 semifinals. The district is loaded with many high level teams. In the first game, No. 1 seed Trinity defeated No. 4 seed Lutheran North 73-40. In the next game, No. 3 seed Northwest Academy defeated No. 2 Duchesne 60-51 in an overtime thriller.
Here is a look at the Class of 2018 standouts from Wednesday night’s action:
Jamarr Williams 6’6″ Northwest Academy: The rugged power forward scored a team-high 17 points in the victory over Duchesne. After a relatively quiet first half, Williams really picked it up in the second half with his meat and potatoes play around the basket. He posted up strong and scored and also had a pair of big offensive put backs for buckets, once again showing why he is one of the best offensive rebounders in the state. He just punches the clock and puts in a hard’s day work.
Mitchell Fairless 6’5″ Duchesne: The athletic wing forward finished his career with 16 points in the loss to Northwest. He did a tremendous job of attacking the basket and finishing at the rim with both hands. He has plenty of bounce and can cover a lot of ground with his long strides. He is a solid NAIA to Division II prospect, but he is also a high-level high jumper in track and field.
Wilshon Warren 6’3″ Northwest Academy: The athletic shooting guard scored 14 points in the victory over Duchesne. He displayed that athleticism with an emphatic dunk late to seal the victory in double overtime. He is also a very good 3-point shooter off the catch. I was also impressed with his defensive play against the talented Fairless of Duchesne late in regulation and in both overtimes.
Damien Carver 6’2″ Northwest Academy: The talented guard scored 14 points, including eight in the two extra sessions in the victory over Duchesne. He displayed good handles and the ability to maneuver his body and get to the basket with some impressive finishes. His skill level was impressive and he played some good defense as well.
Luke Loewenstein 6’5″ Duchesne: The big-bodied post finished with 11 points in the loss to Northwest. He is very adept at using his body to get great position in the post and he also knew how to walk his man up the block against denial post defense to create the space for the lob pass over the top. He has very fundamental moves around the post and can score with his nice touch.
Adam Moore 6’6″ Duchesne: The last of the talented Moore brothers, Adam finished with 10 points against Northwest. He came into high school as a very good Stretch 4 who can knock down 3-pointers, but I’ve been impressed with how his entire game has evolved from his ball handling, passing and ability to post up and score in the paint.