SJIT Thursday Standouts

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Posted On: 02/2/18 4:29 PM

HAGERSTOWN, MD — The 32nd Annual Saint James Invitational Tournament kicked off on Thursday, and several players stood out across four respective games. Here we break down just 12 of several very talented young men.

PRECIOUS ACHIUWA | ST. BENEDICT’S ’19

2019 Precious Achiuwa displayed arguably the most dominant performance on Thursday, recording 21 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks in a win for St. Benedict’s. He knocked down shots from the perimeter, got to the rim at will, and made sure people thought twice before challenging him.

CALLUM BAKER | ST. JAMES ’19

Callum Baker was a rock solid presence throughout St. James’ win over Benedictine. The 2019 sharpshooter recorded 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 triples.

BOL BOL | FINDLAY PREP ’18

The house was packed for Bol Bol‘s introduction to the SJIT. Listed at 7-foot-3, he is a very unique player given his skill set, length, and mobility. The future Oregon Duck, and no-brainer lottery pick recorded 25 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks for Findlay Prep in their opening round win vs. Riverdale Baptist.

N’FALY DANTE | SUNRISE CHRISTIAN ’20

Mali native N’Faly Dante is a forceful paint presence for Sunrise Christian. Listed at 7’0, and with very long arms, Dante actively protects the rim, and has great hands. The high major big man prospect recorded 12 points and 4 blocks in a commanding win vs. OSNA.

CAM’RON FLETCHER | VASHON ’20

Cam’Ron Fletcher has the chance to be a very special player down the line. The long-limbed 6’6 wing is a fluid athlete who can stretch the floor efficiently. Fletched recorded 12 points and 2 treys in a hard-fought loss to St. Benedict’s.

BRYCE GOLDEN | ST. JAMES ’18

After missing close to a month with a shoulder injury, Bryce Golden made an impressive return to the court on Thursday. The future Pitt Panther recorded 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, and 2 charges in his team’s opening round win.

AMIR HARRIS | ST. JAMES ’18

Amir Harris translates nicely to the next level as a true point guard, and even though he didn’t show it last night, he is more than capable of consistently putting the ball in the basket. The lanky 6’4 senior played a very unselfish brand of basketball, and demonstrated a high motor on defense.

MALIK HALL | SUNRISE CHRISTIAN ’19

Nationally touted junior Malik HallΒ was a force to reckon with for Sunrise. At 6’7, he’s a versatile wing who is crafty with the ball, and has deep range on his jump shot. Hall knocked down three triples on his way to 11 points in a 50+ point win.

MARIO MCKINNEY JR. | VASHON ’19

One of the most fun players to watch in this tournament has to be Mario McKinney Jr.Β The 6’1 lefty plays with tremendous energy on both ends of the floor, and can flat out shoot the cover off the ball. McKinney poured in 30 points and 4 triples in an opening round defeat.

LESTER QUINONES | ST. BENEDICT’S ’19

Shooter in the building! Lester Quinones knocked down four of five triples in the FIRST HALF on his way to 23 in the win for St. Benedict’s. The sturdily built 6’4 wing is a lethal scorer who works well without the ball, and has the eye for a pass.

DONOVANN TOATLEY | RIVERDALE BAPTIST ’18

Chattanooga is getting a hard worker, and quite frankly a steal in Donovann Toatley. The highly skilled lead guard seems to have added even more strength and quickness, but has never lacked confidence. Toatley recorded 18 points, 5 assists, and 3 triples in a loss to Findlay Prep.

DIMA ZDOR | ST. JAMES ’18

Dima Zdor set the tone for St. James on both ends of the floor on Thursday. The 6’11 senior, who is set to see a major expansion in recruitment, recorded 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 blocks in a win.