Hillsborough County Fall League: Tuesday Night Notes

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Posted On: 10/10/18 11:51 AM

Three Hillsborough County teams met at Robinson High School on Tuesday night. 

Joining the Knights were Chamberlain and Blake. Playing on Robinson’s brand new wood floor, there was plenty of action to follow.

Here is a look at the top performers by team.

Chamberlain

—A pair of 2020 athletes stood out to me in guard Justin Wise and forward Marcos Quiroga. Wise is a crafty guard with good instincts. He’s a smart passer and mid-range shooter and is always looking for the steal. Wise was the best player on the floor for much of the game against Robinson.

—Quiroga is an aggressive forward who is gritty on the boards and boxes out well. He creates openings for himself inside and from the mid-range. He’ll be leaned on to play a big man role as an undersized but tough forward.

—2019 guard Jonathan Rodriguez impressed me again much like he did a few weeks ago. The senior guard sets the pace for his side. Rodriguez has a solid shot selection and is a leader in transition. He’s also a good jump shooter.

Robinson

—2020 forward Dexter Caldwell played with the most consistency for the Knights. He’s a quick decision maker and proved to be the top scorer for his side. He’s a lengthy player who finds good spots on the floor. Caldwell is also a stand up shot blocker. He had a ridiculous block hustling back defensively in the opening game against Chamberlain.

—2019 guard Jovani Saturno is an active shooter who isn’t afraid to mix it up on the boards at times. He can improve his ballhandling and his vocalness in offensive sets. Saturno’s floor stretching ability is dangerous and can be leaned upon a lot this season.

—2020 guard Zack Hearing is a good ballhandler and passer who plays hard. He dives for loose balls often and comes up with boards. Hearing is a player everyone likes to have on their side due to his bellicoseness.

Note: A good portion of Robinson’s top athletes were absent due to football practice.

Blake

—It is quite tough to tell that Emanuel Sharp is a freshman. First off he’s 6’5″ and has a bigger frame than most. Plus, he has basketball smarts you can’t develop overnight. Sharp is long and active. The 2022 prospect is always listening to coaches and is a vocal leader. He loves to draw contact and is a true student of the game. Sharp is in for a big freshman season.

—2019 guard Joseph Dean Jr. served as a good outside shooter. He runs the offense smoothly. A speedy guard, Dean Jr. has active feet and is constantly chasing down rebounds. He’ll serve as a trendsetter for this young group.

—Still unsure at times, Cedrick Jackson has the length and athleticism every coach desires. The 6’6″ forward can improve if he is more aggressive inside and shows the willingness to fight for rebounds. A 2021 propsect, Jackson is being eased into action and with more development, he’ll be better off.