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Posted On: 02/27/18 5:00 PM
Here is a look at the top Class of 2018 and 2019 standouts from the Class 5, District 7 semifinals at Wentzville Holt on Monday night.
Anthony Jones 6’2″ Holt: The smooth 2018 guard scored a game-high 23 points in the Indians’ victory over Jefferson City. Jones scored 19 of those points in the second half as he did a nice job of letting the game come to him. He has a nice stroke off the dribble and will knock down a 3-pointer to keep you honest. He was very good in the open court and scored on many slashing drives to the basket. Division III Fontbonne was in the house to watch him in action.
Trae Meny 6’5″ Battle: The 2018 wing scored a game-high 13 points in the victory over the Troy. He battled early foul trouble, but he came up with a slam dunk and a big 3-pointer in transition in the fourth quarter to create some separation from the Trojans late. He has good size and excellent shooting range from the perimeter as well as much improved athleticism.
Keishawn Forrest 6’1″ Holt: The 2018 guard scored 13 points in the Indians’ victory over Jefferson City. He was very good in the first half when he scored 11 of those points and helped Holt out to its early advantage. He was tremendous as pushing the pace at all times and he scored on many transition drives to the basket.
Andrew Nett 6’6″ Troy: The 2018 forward finished his fine career with a game-high 17 points in the loss against Battle. He is a knock-down shooter from 3-point range, which makes him an ideal Stretch 4. When his perimeter shot wasn’t falling early, Nett went inside and got a few buckets on post ups and offensive rebounds.
Hudson Nilges 6’0″ Jefferson City: The 2019 guard scored a game-high 11 points in the Jays loss to Holt. He displayed a confident stroke from 3-point range as three of his four field goals were triples. Not only did he shoot off the catch, but he also showed the ability to create a little space to get his jumpers off.
Drew Deters 6’2″ Troy: The consummate pass-first point guard, Deters scored eight points in the loss to Battle. He rarely looks for his own shot, but he does a tremendous job of running the show and setting the table for the rest of his teammates. He finished his career as the school’s all-time leader in assists. He is strong on the dribble and can always handle pressure well and keep his team organized.