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Posted On: 03/1/18 8:19 AM
On Wednesday night I went to St. Johns as they played host to Archbishop Carroll in the quarterfinal round of the DCSAA tournament. St. John’s won by a final score of 45-37. Here are the ten best from the game!
MVP: 2018 Richard Njoku (St. John’s)
In a game where nobody really stood out, 2018 Navy commit, Richard Njoku, probably did the most. He had 7 points but they were all important points and he had two thunderous dunks. What really stood out was his defense. He had four huge blocks with 3 of them coming in the 4th quarter in a very tight game.
Play Of The Game: A dunk by Richard Njoku
Early in the 3rd quarter Njoku got the ball down low, turned around and took one dribble and the next thing you know he was dunking over 6’10 Tegra Izay. It is important to note that Njoku is only 6’6. However, during this play, height did not matter. Njoku dunked all over Izay.
Best Offensive Performance: 2018 Tre Wood (St. John’s)
This was one of the better games that I have seen from Tre this year and that might be great news for St. John’s as they try to win a state title. The UMass commit finished with a game high 12 points. The speedy guard got out in transition and finished at the rim, drove the ball during set plays on offense and hit a couple mid range shots. This was definitely a confidence boosting game for Wood.
Best Defensive Performance: 2018 Richard Njoku (St. John’s)
St. John’s definitely won this game because of Njoku’s defense. He had four huge blocks and Carroll could not do that much down low because of the Navy commits presence.
Best Guy Off The Bench: 2020 Anton Harrison (Archbishop Carroll)
Primarily a big time football recruit, we can’t hide what he can do on the basketball court as well. Last night he finished with 6 points and 8 rebounds. His big offensive tackle size helped him control the boards for Carroll and looked well with the ball in his hands around the rim.
Best Intangibles: 2020 Delonnie Hunt (St. John’s)
Hunt is a guy that always gives St. John’s a boost off the bench when he comes in. The small guard is very energetic and plays extremely hard. He drew two fouls, dove on the ball for loose balls and is always getting his team and bench fired up.
Best Under The Radar Performance: 2020 Cory Barnes (Archbishop Carroll)
Barnes comes in at 23rd in our 2020 rankings. He finished with 11 points last night for Carroll and led them in scoring. He also was able to get his teammates involved and dished out some assists. He finished well around the rim with contact and did a good job separating himself from defenders.
Best Underclassmen: 2020 Tegra Izay (Archbishop Carroll)
Izay is currently 11th in our 2020 rankings. Standing at 6’10, he was very good last night in the post. He was backing down defenders and finishing with his back facing the basket. He has a very long body and very active down low. Look for Izay to have a great summer with Team Durant.
Best Rebounder: 2020 Anton Harrison (Archbishop Carroll)
The nationally ranked football prospect finished with a game high of 8 rebounds. Nobody was stopping him on the boards.
Best Storyline Going Forward
The DCSAA tournament semifinals are tonight at Georgetown University. The number 1 seed Gonzaga will play the 4 seed Wilson and St. John’s who is the 3 seed will play the number 7 seed Maret. It very well could be an all WCAC final between Gonzaga and St. John’s if they both win tonight. We are expecting two competitive semifinal matchups tonight.