SEBA Summer League: Wednesday Night Notes

High School

Posted On: 06/20/18 8:14 PM

Wharton and Tampa Catholic played a game and a half on Wednesday night at Wharton High in the SEBA Summer League.

The Wildcats beat Tampa Catholic 64-58 in a true battle as the Crusaders played without 2020 starters Kobe Knox (travel) and Alijah Harrison (ankle). In the game after (one half), Tampa Catholic won 27-18 with both teams mainly suiting up bench players.

Here is a look at the top performers.

Darin Green Jr. (Wharton)

Looking leaner and more in shape than ever, 2019 Wharton G Darin Green Jr. was putting it all out there. Making tough 3’s like always as his ballhandling and floaters continue to improve. The 6’4″ guard is playing with endless confidence and was the best player on the floor.

Johni Broome (Tampa Catholic)

Just last week Johni Broome was new to Tampa Catholic. Fast forward exactly seven days and the 6’8″ big man is fitting right in. The 2020 forward showed well in his first game at Berkeley Prep last Wednesday and carried that into the USF team camp this past weekend. He was blocking shots defensively, cleaning up boards and in the right spot for putbacks. Broome knows how to use his size to his advantage on the block. His jump shot is a work in progress

Carr Thiam (Wharton)

Carr Thiam is a knockdown shooter and strong athlete who loves to battle in 1-on-1 situations. The 6’4″ 2020 guard is full of energy and communication. He made four clutch free throws to seal the win. Thiam will get better as the game slows down for him. He’s best right now as a top end defender and outside shooter.

Jayan Reid (Tampa Catholic)

Off the bench, Tampa Catholic has a pretty bright point guard in 2020 athlete Jayan Reid. The 5’11” guard handles the ball well, can drive and kick. Reid has a good understanding of floor space. He plays with active feet and can shoot when needed.

Gabe Del Valle (Wharton)

A 2020 forward, Gabe Del Valle appears to be much more comfortable in the Wharton scheme. The 6’6″ big man takes smart shots, battles inside and plays the center role wisely as a good pick and roll guy. Del Valle clears space for his speedy guards.