Posted On: 02/26/18 9:00 PM
Lincoln King Academy was the place to be on Saturday, playing host to the Cornerstone Classic. It was a great tune-up event as teams are getting prepared for the state playoffs.
A full rundown of Saturday’s notable performances from wings below:
Davis Lukomski (2019/6’6/Detroit Catholic Central)
Lukomski did a very good job of mixing his game up and bringing a versatile attack against Mumford. Davis attacked the rim with purpose off the dribble, and looked the best I’ve seen him in terms absorbing contact and finishing at the rim. His core strength/balance has improved considerably from a year ago, and that was evident in his work on the glass as well. Lukmoski had a pair of offensive rebounds and putbacks where he simply muscled through the opposition. While I love the development in those areas, the Shamrock junior is still a shooter first and foremost and he was able to knock down two triples on the day in a well balanced performance.
Tray Jackson (2018/6’7/Detroit Western)
Tray displayed impressive ballhandling ability, as he was able to navigate his way through traffic against Divine Child by changing speed and direction to get to the rim before finishing with tremendous body control on several occasions. Perhaps the biggest development in his game has been his improved jumpshot, and it was on full display Saturday. In the first half Jackson attacked a soft closeout, took 1 dribble before rising up for a midrange jumper and burying it. The athletic lefty also knocked down a 24 foot catch and shoot triple from the left wing with nice arch and great rotation in the second half. While Tray is very skilled, he also brought a workman like mentality, grabbing several offensive boards for putbacks and blocking a few shots.
Antonio Marshall (2018/6’3/Detroit King)
Marshall came off the bench and had a huge impact for coach George Ward and the Crusaders. Upon entering the game to start the 2nd quarter, Antonio immediately change the game with his defensive presence. Using his length and lateral movement, the rangy guard forced several turnovers on Chandler Park guards with his relentless ballpressure and converted those steals into transition layups. In the half court, Marshall showed a smooth stroke off the catch where he knocked down a catch and shoot triple from the left wing. The King senior has the look of a Division II prospect that has some long term upside as a 3 & D prospect with good athleticism.
Myron Gardner (2019/6’5/Detroit Loyola)
The athletic junior was tremendous is isolation off the bounce against Henry Ford, repeatedly getting separation from his defender by changing speeds and direction with the ball before finishing in the paint. Myron displayed advanced footwork on the perimeter for a junior, as he jabstepped to get space before rising up to bury triples. Really loved his motor on the glass, as he gave multiple jumps before coming up with rebounds in traffic and finishing putbacks as well. He had an MVP type performance with 30 points, 14 rebounds and 2 blocks.
Quinn Blair (2018/6’6/Divine Child)
The lead man for the Falcons came out on a mission against Western in the first quarter, knocking down a pair of threes and crashing the offensive boards for a putback on his way to 8 points in the first stanza. Blair was also able to draw fouls, as he attacked off the dribble in the open court and forced his defender to either concede a layup or send him to the charity stripe. Unfortunately for Quinn it was a short afternoon, as he would foul out midway through the third quarter and finish with 13 points.